From Kindergarten Through High School, St. Mary’s Ryken Senior Never Missed a Day

From Kindergarten Through High School, St. Mary’s Ryken Senior Never Missed a Day

As a pitcher for St. Mary’s Ryken High School’s baseball team, senior Tyler Cryer knows it is rare and difficult to pitch a perfect game. However, Cryer “pitched a perfect game” in his academic career – compiling a perfect attendance record from kindergarten through his senior year at the Leonardtown high school. “I’m not sure if I planned it. I just went out and did it,” he said. “For the most part it wasn’t hard to do.” Cryer has...
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St. Mary’s County – Critical Missing Person – LOCATED

St. Mary’s County – Critical Missing Person – LOCATED

UPDATE – On Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 6:10 the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement: The missing person has been located. 5/30/2016 @ 1:20 p.m.: Corey Michael Davis, last seen in Hollywood, MD around 6 p.m. last night. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating critically missing person, Corey Michael Davis. Davis was last seen in the 24000 block of Barnsby Lane in Hollywood around 6:00 p.m. on 5/29/16. Anyone...
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Today, May 30, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins, and most likely came about because many towns planned celebrations and honorariums for their war dead during the Civil War conflict. The first official proclamation is...
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Police Investigating ATV Collision on Fresh Pond Neck Road

Police Investigating ATV Collision on Fresh Pond Neck Road

On Saturday, May 28, 2016 at approximately 9:00 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of an ATV collision on Fresh Pond Neck Road. Officers arrived on scene and discovered the ATV in a grassy area on the side of the road. The driver and passenger both had serious injuries and were transported to Prince George’s Hospital. Due to the seriousness of the injuries, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Collision Reconstruction Unit...
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Ride-hailing Services Raise Questions About Safety

Ride-hailing Services Raise Questions About Safety

In many parts of the country – and indeed, around the world – a ride-booking service is as close and easy to use as launching an app on a smartphone. But after nearly unimpeded growth in an industry that didn’t exist a decade ago, around 30 U.S. jurisdictions have passed new ride-hailing regulatory legislation, all in the hopes of making services like Uber and Lyft safer for passenger use. The murders of six victims in Kalamazoo, Mich., in late...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit Conducts Seatbelt Enforcement

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Operations Unit Conducts Seatbelt Enforcement

Toward Zero Deaths Maryland has begun a statewide initiative to promote seatbelt safety and enforce seatbelt laws through the “Click-it or Ticket Campaign”. As part of the effort to educate people on the dangers of riding in or operating a motor vehicle without wearing a seatbelt, Sheriff Troy Berry said the Charles County Sheriff’s Office will conduct special enforcement operations looking for drivers or passengers who violate this law. On May 25 between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., the...
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Three Waldorf Men and Two Juveniles Arrested at Myrtle Point Park in California

Three Waldorf Men and Two Juveniles Arrested at Myrtle Point Park in California

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Myrtle Point Park in California, for the report of underage drinking and fighting on the beach. While responding to the scene, a witness called 911 advising multiple suspects were breaking into motor vehicles and stealing property. Upon arriving on the scene, Cpl. James Stone observed two of the suspects inside a vehicle and determined it to be one they had...
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Residents of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Celebrate 70 Years Together

Residents of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Celebrate 70 Years Together

On Friday, the staff of the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home and family gathered to celebrate the 70th wedding anniversary of two of their residents, William and Madelyn Pettis. 70 YEARS! Their journey began just three weeks before Mr. Pettis was drafted in to the Army and sent overseas to serve during WWII. The two communicated only through letters, some of which their daughter saved, for the next 2 1/2 years until he returned to Rhode Island in January 1946. Mr. Pettis,...
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North Carolina Man Pleaded Guilty to Charges After Illegal Butt Injections Killed Woman in Prince George’s County

North Carolina Man Pleaded Guilty to Charges After Illegal Butt Injections Killed Woman in Prince George’s County

Vinnie Lysander Taylor, a/k/a “T,” age 44, of Wilmington, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Georgia, pleaded guilty on May 26, 2016, to charges of receiving and selling industrial grade silicone, but representing to customers that it was medical grade silicone. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks; Special Agent in Charge Mark S. McCormack of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Office...
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Sheriff’s Office and State Police to Conduct Enhanced Impaired Driving Initiatives this Memorial Day Weekend

Sheriff’s Office and State Police to Conduct Enhanced Impaired Driving Initiatives this Memorial Day Weekend

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Maryland State Police, will conduct enhanced impaired driving initiatives surrounding Memorial Day weekend extending from Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30, 2016. The efforts include increased patrols throughout the weekend and a sobriety checkpoint the evening of Friday, May 27. Officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, in addition to other traffic infractions. The funds for the checkpoint are provided by the Maryland...
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Maryland Snakehead Record Broken by Indian Head Man – 18.42 Pounds

Maryland Snakehead Record Broken by Indian Head Man – 18.42 Pounds

Emory (Dutch) Baldwin III from Indian Head, and his regular bow-hunting partner Franklin Shotwell were wrapping up a night of stalking northern snakehead from Baldwin’s boat along the Maryland side of the Potomac River on May 20, when they decided to check the flats near Marshall Hall to see if the blue catfish had moved up into the grass. According to Baldwin, “Franklin saw the big snakehead, but it was on my side of the boat.” After quickly aiming...
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Natural Resources Police Urges Safety This Holiday Weekend

Natural Resources Police Urges Safety This Holiday Weekend

With Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer right around the corner, the Maryland Natural Resources Police reminds swimmers, boaters and anglers to be water wise. Last year was Maryland’s deadliest boating season in two decades, with 21 fatalities. Eighteen of the victims were not wearing life jackets. Late May begins the annual boating boom and the four-month stretch in which the majority of boating accidents occur. This year, officers will be out in force, targeting unsafe and...
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White Plains Man Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail for Crushing Dog’s Skull

White Plains Man Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail for Crushing Dog’s Skull

Brandon John Shorts, 23, of White Plains, was sentenced to 90 days in jail for crushing a 2-year-old Dachshund named Daisy’s skull. The dog belonged to the family of his girlfriend. Shorts was sentenced in Howard County Circuit Court on Friday, May 20, 2016 on animal cruelty charges. In January, Shorts pleaded guilty to one count of animal cruelty and one count of malicious destruction of property related to the discovery of the bleeding, unresponsive dog, named Daisy, curled up...
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Two Waldorf Men Charged in Jewelry Store Heist that led to Gun Battle in Fairfax VA

Two Waldorf Men Charged in Jewelry Store Heist that led to Gun Battle in Fairfax VA

Second Update – Arrests Made in Robbery/Officer-Involved Shooting/Carjacking: As this extensive investigation continues, two Waldorf men have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of Dubai Jewelers at 7041 Brookfield Plaza, in Springfield VA, on Saturday, May 21, 2016. With assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crimes Task Force, the Prince George’s County Police Department and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, 24-year-old, William Timothy Franklin, of Waldorf, was arrested at his home on Monday, May 23...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BENJI

Wednesday’s Pet is BENJI

Wednesday’s Pet for 5/25/16 BENJI Featured Pet: Benji Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: Shepard Mix Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Benji was taken to the shelter as an owner surrender because his owners didn’t have enough time for him. He is a 4-year-old German Shepherd mix that is looking for a family to love him. Benji is a sweetheart; he is great in the car, walks well on a...
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Serious Crash at Maryland International Raceway

Serious Crash at Maryland International Raceway

On Sunday, May 29, 2016 at approximately 1:10 p.m., at Maryland International Raceway, Bill Meadows of Midland, Virginia, lost control in his 2005 Grand Am pro mod and hit the wall twice. The race car caught on fire and the track emergency response team quickly extinguished the fire and removed Meadows’ from his car. The operator...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/30/2016 to 6/3/2016

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 5/30/2016 to 6/3/2016

During the week of May 30 to June 3, 2016, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Leonardtown Road at Thomas Stone High School Indian Head Highway at Smallwood Middle School Marshall Corner Road at James Craik Elementary School The cameras operate Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m....
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Donald Giampetroni Recognized as Maryland Star of Life Award Recipient

Donald Giampetroni Recognized as Maryland Star of Life Award Recipient

Charles County Department of Emergency Services Paramedic Donald Giampetroni was recognized as a Maryland Star of Life Award recipient by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems. Giampetroni was recognized for his lifesaving efforts during the 2016 10K Across the Bay Run on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The Maryland Star of Life Award...
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Cove Point Park and Kings Landing Park Pools Open for Season

Cove Point Park and Kings Landing Park Pools Open for Season

The Calvert County Division of Parks and Recreation will reopen Cove Point Park and Kings Landing Park pools Saturday, May 28. Both pools will be open Fridays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., May 28 through Thursday, June 16, with the exclusion of Memorial Day. On...
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Safety and Cleaning Tips from SMO to Prep your Grill for the Holiday eekend

Safety and Cleaning Tips from SMO to Prep your Grill for the Holiday eekend

Memorial Day is here again! Whether you’re traveling to visit family and friends or staying home, your plans probably involve digging out the grill for a good summer cookout. Food on the grill is everyone’s favorite part about the holiday weekend, and we want to help you make sure your grill is ready for...
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Police Charge Forestville High School Teacher With Sexual Abuse of Student

Police Charge Forestville High School Teacher With Sexual Abuse of Student

Prince George’s County Police Department Detectives arrested an Upper Marlboro man in connection with the sexual abuse of a then 17-year-old female student at a high school in Forestville. The suspect is 45-year-old Vincent McDuffie of the 10000 block of Campus Way South in Upper Marlboro. McDuffie is a teacher at High School in Forestville. The student...
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Origins of Memorial Day

Origins of Memorial Day

On May 5, 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, the head of an organization of Union veterans – the Grand Army of the Republic – established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Army Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that...
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Office of the State Fire Marshal K-9 Teams Train for Proficiency

Office of the State Fire Marshal K-9 Teams Train for Proficiency

The Office of the State Fire Marshal currently operates three accelerant detection K-9 teams throughout the State of Maryland. The teams train bi-weekly and have recently taken advantage of the warm weather and trained using the facilities at the Upper Eastern Regional Shore MFRI Training Center in Centreville.  The OSFM uses ATF trained Accelerant...
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Before Your Trip to Weekend Fun in the Sun, Don’t Forget to Check 511!

Before Your Trip to Weekend Fun in the Sun, Don’t Forget to Check 511!

The unofficial start of summer is upon us, and that means sojourns to Maryland’s trove of Eastern Shore beaches, Western Maryland lakes and the treasures between.  Tens of thousands of motorists will hit the road and travel for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) offers travel...
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State Fire Marshal Offering Grilling Safety Tips

State Fire Marshal Offering Grilling Safety Tips

The Memorial Day weekend is a time for remembrance of those that gave the supreme sacrifice in honor of our Country. Families across Maryland will venture outside to the beach, the mountains or maybe just to their backyards to spend quality time together. However, increased outdoor activities also result in an increase of outdoor...
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Charles County Government Memorial Day Schedule

Charles County Government Memorial Day Schedule

The Charles County Commissioners wish to remind residents of changes to normal operating schedules for the month of May.  All offices, facilities, and services not listed will be operating their normal hours. Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) All Charles County Government offices and the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Hughesville will be closed. The Charles...
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Calvert County Announces Memorial Day Schedules

Calvert County Announces Memorial Day Schedules

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that county offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition: • The county senior centers will be closed and Meals on Wheels will not be delivered. • There will be no county bus service. • Calvert Library locations will...
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Memorial Day Closures for St. Mary’s County Government Offices

Memorial Day Closures for St. Mary’s County Government Offices

All St. Mary’s County Government Administrative Offices will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 31. The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will be closed Monday, May 30. The Landfill, Convenience Centers and STS System will be...
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Calvert County Legions Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Calvert County Legions Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

American Legion Posts 85, 206, 220 and 274 will hold the annual Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 30, 1-2 p.m. at the Veterans Green on the Calvert County Circuit Court lawn located at 175 Main St. in Prince Frederick. This annual event takes place to honor and remember all those who made the ultimate...
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Caning Creek Catering – Food Review

Caning Creek Catering – Food Review

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Pepper Beer Bash at Mully’s Brewery in Calvert County. While there, I had really delicious Pulled Pork Nachos from Caney Creek Catering. Caney Creek brought along their newest food trailer to serve their food to attendees. Yesterday, I went back from more. This time I had...
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Youths can Take to the Skies for Free on Young Eagles Day

Youths can Take to the Skies for Free on Young Eagles Day

Youths, ages 8 – 17, can join the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) for airplane rides at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport on Saturday, June 4. The free flights will take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., are free, safe and flown by FAA licensed and experienced volunteer pilots. All registrations for flights...
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Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

The best way to prevent mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases is to get rid of their breeding habitats. In preparation for the upcoming mosquito season, the Calvert County Department of General Services Mosquito Control Program asks residents to assist in the control of the pests by inspecting their yards and eliminating standing water. Any...
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