Prince Frederick Streetscape Construction Begins

Prince Frederick Streetscape Construction Begins

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin improvements to MD 765A (Main Street) and MD 231 (Church Street) in Prince Frederick on Monday August 3. The project includes: • Raising the road profile at the intersection of Main Street and Church Street three feet to enhance visibility; • Installing a raised brick island to create a right-turn lane from Main Street to Church Street; • Constructing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant brick sidewalks on Church Street between...
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Virtual Training Environments Offer Real Benefits to Navy

Virtual Training Environments Offer Real Benefits to Navy

The Navy is embracing touch-screen training technology as an affordable, virtual alternative to costly hardware systems the service currently uses to simulate weapons, machinery and communications equipment. The Naval Aviation Training Systems Program Office (PMA-205), which provides warfighters with advanced training systems for a variety of aircraft, will sponsor a demonstration of the Multipurpose Reconfigurable Training System (MRTS) (pronounced MERTZ) 3D™ devices in the service’s aviation schools near the end of 2015. The Undersea Program Directorate at Naval Air...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Closure of Baltimore City Detention Center

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Closure of Baltimore City Detention Center

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the notorious Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) – Men’s Detention Center will close immediately, bringing to an end the facility’s long history of corruption, appalling conditions, and waste of tax dollars. The closure of the Men’s Detention Center will dramatically improve staff, detainee, and public safety conditions, while also saving Maryland taxpayers millions of dollars per year. “For years, Maryland taxpayers were unwittingly underwriting a vast criminal enterprise run by gang members and...
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Phased Re-Opening of Indian Head Rail Trail to Begin July 31

Phased Re-Opening of Indian Head Rail Trail to Begin July 31

The Department of Public Works’ Parks Division is pleased to issue an Indian Head Rail Trail opening schedule. Several weeks of favorable weather allowed construction crews to make significant progress in completing work on portions of the trail. Phases of the Indian Head Rail Trail will begin to re-open for public use starting this week. The phased opening schedule for Indian Head Rail Trail starts on Friday, July 31. The opening schedule, as listed below, includes trail sections along...
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End Hunger In Calvert County to host 4th Annual FoodStock

End Hunger In Calvert County to host 4th Annual FoodStock

On Saturday August 8th from 8:30AM – 11:30AM at the End Hunger Warehouse, End Hunger In Calvert County will host its 4th Annual FoodStock distribution event. That morning nearly 100,000lbs of food will be sorted and distributed, free of charge, to nearly 800 local families and Partner Food Pantries. People will receive a combination of fresh produce provided by Farming4Hunger and nonperishable food items from the Maryland Food Bank. “Most people don’t realize that hunger is not a food...
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Serious Motorcycle Accident in Prince Frederick

Serious Motorcycle Accident in Prince Frederick

On July 29, 2015 at approximately 12:45 p.m., members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Bureau and the Crash Reconstruction Team responded to the area of Sheridan Point Road and Fig Point Road in Prince Frederick for the report of a serious crash involving a dirt bike. Preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Yamaha YZ125 dirt bike was traveling along Sheridan Point Road prior to Fig Point Road. The dirt bike was traveling southwest along the solid double yellow...
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Wednesday’s Pet is GINGER

Wednesday’s Pet is GINGER

Wednesday’s Pet for 07/29/15 is GINGER   Featured Pet: Ginger Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: One eye missing Breed: Greyhound Mix Sex: Female Size: 40 pounds Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Ginger is a 3-year-old beautiful Greyhound mix that was relinquished to a shelter by her owners. She had some months of neglect with her owners but has done nothing but thrive since coming into rescue. She is tick, flea and heartworm free...
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$10,000 Reward Offered in Calvert County Property Destruction Case

$10,000 Reward Offered in Calvert County Property Destruction Case

On June 7, 2015 an official with Thomas L Hance Excavating contacted the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to report damage to construction equipment and supplies. The crime occurred at the rear of The Farms of Hunting Creek subdivision on Huntsman Drive in Huntingtown. During the investigation it was learned that the crime occurred between the evening hours of June 6 and the afternoon of June 7, 2015. Suspect(s) damaged the construction equipment and causing over $50,000 dollars in damage...
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Lexington Park Man Arrested After Assaulting and Robbing his Girlfriend

Lexington Park Man Arrested After Assaulting and Robbing his Girlfriend

On July 24, 2015, Deputy Schultz of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Midway Drive in Lexington Park, for a reported assault. The investigation revealed suspect Rico Kinta Keys Jr., 20 of Lexington Park, came to his girlfriend’s (the victim} residence to gather some of his belongings from inside the home. An argument between the victim and Keys ensued. Keys grabbed the victim by the hair and slammed the victim’s head into a wall...
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Body Camera Commission Begins Its Work

Body Camera Commission Begins Its Work

The Commission Regarding the Implementation and Use of Body Cameras by Law Enforcement Officers has announced it will hold its first meeting on August 4, 2015 in Annapolis. The Commission was established by Chapters 128 and 129 of 2015, and will be staffed by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP). Its mission is to compile a state- and nation-wide study of best practices for the use of body cameras by a law enforcement officer. It must...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 7/29/15

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 7/29/15

The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit CrimeReports.com and search by county, city, zip code or street address. BURGLARY: On July 27 at 5:05 p.m., officers responded to a burglary in the 9200 block of Parkway Subdivision Road in La Plata. Investigation showed the suspect(s) entered the house and stole money and jewelry. PFC J. Campbell is investigating. THEFT: On July 26, officers responded...
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Who did What in the Murder of Cody Michael Lacey?

Who did What in the Murder of Cody Michael Lacey?

On July 25, 2015, at 1:28 a.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Lavender Lane, in Mechanicsville for a reported shooting. On arrival, several people were at the home attending a party. Deputies located a 21 year old male who had been shot. Lifesaving efforts were not successful and the victim was pronounced dead on the scene. The victim has been identified as Cody Michael Lacey, 21 of Mechanicsville. __________ As the...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 7/28/15

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Report 7/28/15

During the week of July 20 through July 26, deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1,363 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish to report it anonymously can now access the Calvert County Crime Solvers link through the Sheriff’s Office website. Go to HERE and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip on-line, or call 410-535-2880.  Information leading...
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UPDATE – Charging Documents Added: Murder Suspect Arrested by United States Marshals

UPDATE – Charging Documents Added: Murder Suspect Arrested by United States Marshals

UPDATE 7/28/15 @ 10:45 a.m.: Charging Documents Added for Alan Michael Rangel CLICK HERE TO READ THE CHARGING DOCUMENTS FOR ALAN RANGEL. On July 27, 2015, Murder suspect Alan Michael Rangel was located in Jessup, Maryland, and taken into custody without incident by officers with the United States Marshals Service Task Force Fugitive Unit. Amanda Raye Hartmann age 24, who was with Rangel at the time of his arrest, was also arrested and charged with Accessory After the Fact – First Degree Murder....
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UPDATE: Third Person Arrested for Accessory After the Fact in Mechanicsville First Degree Murder of Cody Michael Lacey

UPDATE: Third Person Arrested for Accessory After the Fact in Mechanicsville First Degree Murder of Cody Michael Lacey

UPDATE 7/28/15 @ 10:45 a.m.: Charging Documents Added for Amanda Raye Hartmann. CLICK HERE TO READ THE CHARGING DOCUMENTS FOR AMANDA HARTMANN UPDATE 7/28/15 @ 1:40 a.m.: Amanda Raye Hartmann age 24, who was with Alan Rangel at the time of his arrest, was also arrested and charged with Accessory After the Fact – First Degree Murder. UPDATE 7/27/15 @ 1:45 p.m.: Charging Documents Added for Wade Joshua Braithwaite and Demetrius Jose Burks-Jeffrey. CLICK HERE TO READ THE CHARGING DOCUMENTS...
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Final Summer Fun Contest to Thank You!!

Final Summer Fun Contest to Thank You!!

For each month of summer (June, July and August) we’ve chosen to “give back” and say “thank you.” For June’s Kings Dominion Season Passes Contest – Tunisha B was the winner with perks!! For July’s Bushel of Crabs Contest – Carrie W was the winner with no complaints!! August is a competition for you to decide:  dinner for two and a movie or a bushel of crabs!!  Please let us know your thoughts. Original Post:  Every month we will provide our...
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Real Property Transfer Tax to Take Effect Aug. 8

Real Property Transfer Tax to Take Effect Aug. 8

The Board of the County Commissioners of Charles County enacted a county transfer tax in effect Saturday, Aug. 8. Below are the provisions of this tax: •Rate of the transfer tax is one half of one percent (0.5 %) of the purchase price of the property. •First-time home buyers are exempt from paying the...
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Hospital Wins Five National Healthcare Marketing Awards

Hospital Wins Five National Healthcare Marketing Awards

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s Marketing, Public Relations, and Philanthropy Department earned five healthcare marketing awards through the Aster Awards Program, an elite competition dedicated to recognizing excellence in medical marketing, and the Advertising Awards from Healthcare Marketing Report (HMR), a publications group focused on marketing news and information from around the nation in the...
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New Children’s Chorus Announces Auditions

New Children’s Chorus Announces Auditions

The Chesapeake Children’s Chorus (CCC) is looking for students entering grades 2-8 to join the newly formed vocal ensemble. Interested students should prepare to audition on Thursday, August 13 from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m at Hollywood United Methodist Church. In the short vocal audition, singers can expect to meet directors Laurel Dietz and Lori...
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St. Clement’s Island Museum to Host Children’s Day

St. Clement’s Island Museum to Host Children’s Day

The St. Clement’s Island Museum will hold its Children’s Day event on Saturday, August 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free balloons, face painting, games, crafts, activities, snow cones and goody bags. The first 200 kids will receive a reusable water bottle. Community heroes from the Seventh District Fire Department, Seventh District Rescue...
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DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back

DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place September 26th from 10 am-2 pm local time. As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe...
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Mike Sullivan Named Acting Executive Director for St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission

Mike Sullivan Named Acting Executive Director for St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission Board of Commissioners has appointed current Chief of Facilities and Operations, Michael Sullivan, as the Acting Executive Director of the Metropolitan Commission effective August 1, 2015. Sullivan will serve until such time as a permanent Executive Director is chosen and begins employment. Sullivan began his career at the Metropolitan Commission on March...
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2015 Summer Public Art Project: Modern Petroglyphs

2015 Summer Public Art Project: Modern Petroglyphs

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, announces the 2015 Summer Public Art Project, created by Kevin Sudeith entitled Modern Petroglyphs. The public art project will run through August 30, 2015. Visitors of all ages are invited to join in the Summer Public Art Project from 10am-4pm daily. Participation is included with...
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Blue Crabs Drop Game Two

Blue Crabs Drop Game Two

The Blue Crabs looked to take a victory on a muggy afternoon but ran into a roadblock in the form of Logan Williamson as they drop game two to York 7-0. Williamson held the Crabs’ offense to two hits on the day while walking two batters and hitting one. Edward Paredes and Beau Vaughan...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Introduces new DARE Vehicle

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Introduces new DARE Vehicle

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office would like to introduce the citizens of Calvert County to the newest addition to the D.A.R.E. fleet. DFC Andre Mitchell, along with the design team at TNT Signs and Graphics Tim Wilhoit, Tammie Wilhoit and Sidney Belcher, worked tirelessly to create a design that would not only be eye...
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Nighttime Flagging Operation on Thomas Johnson Bridge Wednesday Night July 29

Nighttime Flagging Operation on Thomas Johnson Bridge Wednesday Night July 29

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will close one of two lanes and alternate traffic using a flagging operation on the Thomas Johnson Bridge (MD 4) on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 beginning at 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. to repair the navigational lights. This work is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled...
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Rabid Cat Found in Prince Frederick

Rabid Cat Found in Prince Frederick

A cat captured in the Yardley Hills area of Prince Frederick has tested positive for rabies. The adult tan and black striped cat was picked up on Friday, July 24, 2015 by an Animal Control Officer after notification by a resident reporting an ill cat was under his car. A positive result for rabies...
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Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Child Pornography Arrest

Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Child Pornography Arrest

Members of the Maryland State Police, Computer Crimes Section, Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) arrest Prince Georges County individual on child pornography related charges. The suspect is identified as Kyle Francis Kenney, 24, from College Park. He was arrested without incident. Kenney was charged with seven counts of Distributing Child Pornography...
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DNR Forest Service Honors Top Employees of 2015

DNR Forest Service Honors Top Employees of 2015

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Service has honored three top employees for their significant contributions to help enhance and conserve Maryland’s forests. The winners are: Jamie Weaver, Forester of the Year; Shannon Wolfe, Ranger of the Year; and Sue Mahanes, Employee of the Year. “It is with a great deal of...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/27/15 to 7/31/15

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 7/27/15 to 7/31/15

During the week of July 27 to July 31, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School The cameras operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. except for...
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I Have a Superpower, and You Do Too

I Have a Superpower, and You Do Too

I have a superpower: I am the biggest advocate that my kids will ever have. No one is more knowledgeable about them than I am. No one will stick up for them like I do. No one is louder or stronger than I am when it comes to believing in them. But I wasn’t...
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Camp Phoenix a Success for Grieving Children and Camp Volunteers

Camp Phoenix a Success for Grieving Children and Camp Volunteers

Camp Phoenix is three-day, day camp for grieving children and teens ages 7 to 15. Camp was held on July 8, 9, & 10 at Kings Landing Park in Huntingtown. This year 19 children attended camp and enjoyed swimming, crafts, sports, and other traditional camp activities as well as support group discussions, various activities...
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