Trick or Treat – Not Drink and Drive

Trick or Treat – Not Drink and Drive

With Halloween quickly approaching, troopers remind folks as they carve their pumpkins and pick out their costumes, the best choices they can make are to drive sober or designate a sober driver before the celebrating begins. The Maryland State Police is reminding all drivers that ‘Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving’ because every Halloween there are still some people who think they can drive after drinking. There will be additional patrols out specifically looking for and removing dangerous and impaired...
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Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Investigating Theft from Church

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Investigating Theft from Church

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the community’s help in identifying two men who stole money from a church. Detectives have released surveillance camera photographs of the two men and their car, and Charles County Crime Solvers is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects. Sometime in the early morning hours of Oct. 13, the men broke into Potomac Heights Baptist Church located at 37 Glymont Road in Indian Head and stole...
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Virginia Woman Arrested for Drugs, Drunk Driving and Assaulting a Police Officer

Virginia Woman Arrested for Drugs, Drunk Driving and Assaulting a Police Officer

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 1:35 am, Trooper C. Ruth of the Maryland State Police initiated a traffic stop on a silver van for a minor traffic violation. The driver, Lisa Marie Murphy, 51, of Chesapeake, VA, was placed under arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and transported to the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. At the barrack, Ms. Murphy became extremely combative and attempted to strike Tpr. Ruth with a closed fist. Murphy then elbowed...
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St. Inigoes Man Jailed After Hitting 5-Year-Old Boy in the Face

St. Inigoes Man Jailed After Hitting 5-Year-Old Boy in the Face

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 2:39 pm, Trooper A. Oyler responded to the 15000 block of Point Lookout Road for the report of a domestic disturbance. Investigation revealed that Daniel B. Evans, 27, of St. Inigoes, had struck a 5-year-old male victim in the face and then grabbed him by the neck to strangle him. Evans then struck a 27 year old female victim who attempted to intervene. He subsequently began throwing furniture and broke a plastic chair....
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Toe-Tapping Bluegrass Concert Raises Money for Hospice

Toe-Tapping Bluegrass Concert Raises Money for Hospice

The sounds of bluegrass music floated on the breeze Saturday afternoon as music lovers gathered at Flat Iron Farm for the annual Bluegrass for Hospice. Award-winning band The Seldom Scene headlined the event, and they were preceded by an amazing line-up of local bluegrass favorites, including Charlie Thompson & Bottom County Bluegrass, Bubby Abell & Spoon Creek, Bluegrass Gospel Express, David Norris, Recycled Bluegrass, and the Smoke Creek Rounders. As the music played in the farm’s main barn, toes...
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CMH Breast Cancer 5K Full of Courage, Color and Celebration

CMH Breast Cancer 5K Full of Courage, Color and Celebration

Michelle Alexander drove over 200 miles with her two sons to walk with her friend Christa McCan, who is going through chemotherapy for triple-negative breast cancer, at Calvert Memorial Hospital’s 5th Annual Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run on Oct.18 in Solomons. They were among the record-setting crowd of 960 that brought in an estimated $15,000 to benefit the Sheldon E. Goldberg Center for Breast Care at CMH. The 45-year-old California, MD woman wore a bright smile under her black bandanna...
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Celebrating, Honoring Area Connections to Piscataway Tribe

Celebrating, Honoring Area Connections to Piscataway Tribe

The Diversity Institute at the College of Southern Maryland is hosting a week of cultural and educational events on the Piscataway Conoy Tribe Nov. 10-14 to celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November. This year’s theme nationally is “Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.” Southern Maryland has been home to Native Americans for over 400 generations and continues to this day to be the cherished homeland of the Piscataway Conoy people, according to the Accokeek Foundation, a...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Dolly

Wednesday’s Pet is Dolly

Wednesday’s Pet for 10/29/14 is Dolly Featured Pet: Dolly Rescue Group: Pets with Disabilities Disability: Crooked front right leg, a broken bone that healed improperly. Breed: Cattle Dog Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium (38lbs) Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Dolly is a beautifully marked 1-year-old pup who is extremely bright. She was abandoned at her vet’s office and the staff immediately fell in love with her and reached out to rescue rather than taking...
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Fatal Traffic Collision in Huntingtown Under Investigation

Fatal Traffic Collision in Huntingtown Under Investigation

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:13 a.m.,, Troopers from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack responded to Route 4 at Ponds Wood Rd in Huntingtown for a reported single vehicle motor vehicle collision. Investigation revealed that a 2004 Ford Ranger truck, operated by William Sullivan, 28 of Hollywood, was traveling south on Rt.4 in Huntingtown. As the vehicle approached Ponds Wood Road, the driver lost control and struck the cement median dividing the Ponds Wood Road turn...
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Wanted Wednesday – St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers Case of the Week 10/29/14

Wanted Wednesday – St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers Case of the Week 10/29/14

On May 12th, 2014, two suspects used a stolen credit card to purchase items from the Walmart in California. Through Crime Solvers and social Media and online news sources Deputy Shane Cameron was able to identify and arrest suspect Wayne Aloyous Jordan. The second suspect has been identified as Dominique Jamar Dyson, 21 year old, black male, 6’00, 200 pounds. Suspect Dyson is currently wanted on open criminal warrants and is known to frequent the Lexington Park and Great...
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Fairies, Ghouls, and Superheroes Trick or Treat at Annmarie Garden

Fairies, Ghouls, and Superheroes Trick or Treat at Annmarie Garden

Fairies, superheroes, and critters of all kinds got a head start on their trick or treating last weekend along the wooded path at Annmarie Garden. They were taking part in the annual Halloween in the Garden event at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Dowell, which took place Saturday, Oct. 25. More than 70 community groups, businesses, and organizations set up sometimes elaborate booths along the garden’s wooded path to hand out candy and other goodies to the...
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Man Flown to Trauma Center After Fall at Construction Site

Man Flown to Trauma Center After Fall at Construction Site

On Monday, October 27, 2014 at approximately 4:45 p.m., an ambulance from the Lexington Park Rescue and a medic unit responded to a construction site at Alton Lane in California for a report of an injured construction worker. When crews arrived on scene, they discovered that a 28-year-old male had fallen approximately 20 feet from the top of a building. The victim was conscious when crews arrived and was suffering from a large laceration to the head, and additional...
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Accident Involving a Garbage Truck in Lexington Park

Accident Involving a Garbage Truck in Lexington Park

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at approximately 11:35 a.m. police and rescue crews responded to a report of an accident with injuries at the intersection of Alydar Drive and Seabiscuit Lane in Lexington Park. Crews arrived on scene to discover a t-bone style collision involving a Hyundai Sonata and a garbage truck. Three patients signed treatment refusals at the scene. Investigation revealed that the Hyundai Sonata was traveling on Seabiscuit Lane when the female driver failed to stop at...
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House Fire in La Plata

House Fire in La Plata

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at approximately 7:13 a.m., firefighters from La Plata, Waldorf, Bel Alton, Marbury, Bryans Road, Newburg, Indian Head and Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 118 Mallard Lane, in La Plata for a report of a house fire. A neighbor noticed smoke coming from two story residence on Mallard Lane and called 911. Responding fire departments discovered the rear of the house to be engulfed in flames. Fifty-five (55) firefighters from the surrounding areas responded and were...
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22-Year-Old Calvert County Woman Killed in Early Morning Crash in Mechanicsville

22-Year-Old Calvert County Woman Killed in Early Morning Crash in Mechanicsville

On October 28, 2014 at 1:36 a.m., Troopers from the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack, responded to Maryland Route 234 in the area of Delozier Lane, in Mechanicsville for the report of a motor vehicle collision. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Chevrolet Duramax truck operated by Jeremy Ryan Hunley, 24 of St. Mary’s County was traveling eastbound on Route 234 west of Delozier Lane. A 2004 Chrysler Sebring operated by Matthew Mason Truitt, 21 of Calvert County was traveling westbound on MD...
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Calvert Marine Museum Hosts Homeschool Day

Calvert Marine Museum Hosts Homeschool Day

Homeschooled families are invited to the Calvert Marine Museum on Wednesday, November 19 to jump into River to Bay: Reflections and Connections. Children age 5 to 12 will enjoy special hands-on workshops focusing on animals, habitats, and challenges facing the Chesapeake Bay from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fee is museum admission (members have...
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Benefits of an Assisted Living Facility

Benefits of an Assisted Living Facility

Assisted living facilities provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs); coordination of services by outside health care providers; and monitoring of resident activities to help to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Assistance includes the administration of medication, or personal care services provided by trained staff. Assisted living emerged as an...
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American Indian Heritage Day at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum on Saturday

American Indian Heritage Day at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum on Saturday

On Saturday, November 1, 2014, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard, will celebrate American Indian Heritage Day with a FREE event being held in their recreated Eastern Woodland Indian Village. The event will run from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and will have entertainment and activities for the whole family. Enjoy hands...
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SMCSO Announces the Retirement of Corporal James R. Molitor

SMCSO Announces the Retirement of Corporal James R. Molitor

Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office announce the retirement of Corporal James “Jim” Molitor ID #103. He received a proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners this morning thanking him for his many years of dedicated service to St. Mary’s County. Corporal Molitor began his...
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Letter to the Editor,

Letter to the Editor,

Dear Editor, His name is John O’Connor. Again, his name is John O’Connor. A name his friends and family know to be synonymous with integrity, honor, and respect. Mr. O’Connor has shown that he knows how the budget process works, and that how the school spends its money is something he cannot control, but...
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CMH Receives Coveted Quality Care Award

CMH Receives Coveted Quality Care Award

Calvert Memorial Hospital has received the 2013 Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care. CMH was one of 16 hospitals statewide to receive the prestigious award, which recognizes those facilities that excel in “significant and sustained” quality care. “We are pleased to recognize Calvert Memorial Hospital with this award,”...
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Zombies to Join CCSO for Special Olympics Maryland Fundraiser This Sunday

Zombies to Join CCSO for Special Olympics Maryland Fundraiser This Sunday

The walking—and running!—dead are returning to La Plata for the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s (CCSO) second annual Zombie Invasion 5K fundraiser for Special Olympics Maryland. The CCSO, Charles County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 24 (FOP), and Charles County Correctional Officers Association (CCCOA) will host the 5K on Sun., Nov. 2, at Laurel Springs...
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Calvert County’s 2014 Toys for Tots Campaign Kicks off Nov 3

Calvert County’s 2014 Toys for Tots Campaign Kicks off Nov 3

The Christmas holiday season is rapidly approaching and Toys for Tots of Calvert County is once again trying to help as many children as possible have a more festive Christmas. The annual toy drive kicks off Monday, November 3, 2014 and organizers are counting on community donations to help more than 1,000 local children...
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Matthew Henson Middle School Counselor Named National Award Semifinalist

Matthew Henson Middle School Counselor Named National Award Semifinalist

Sonya Ford, a school counselor at Matthew Henson Middle School, was recently named a semifinalist for the 2015 American School Counselor Association (ASCA) School Counselor of the Year award. Ford is one of 16 semifinalists chosen from school counselors nationwide. The awards program honors counselors who serve as student advocates, are innovative, contribute to...
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Thomas Stone’s It’s Academic Regional Match Airing Nov. 8th

Thomas Stone’s It’s Academic Regional Match Airing Nov. 8th

Thomas Stone High School’s It’s Academic team competed in a regional match against Einstein and Loudon County high schools that will air on Saturday, Nov. 8 on WRC TV (NBC 4). The three-member team consists of seniors Rainey Southworth, who is the team captain, and Matthew Trusnovic, and junior Lee Powell. Team coaches are...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Murder of Waldorf Man

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Murder of Waldorf Man

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a murder in Brandywine. The victim is identified as 31-year-old Devine Lionell Wood of Turtle Dove Place in Waldorf. On October 26, 2014, a family member reported Wood missing in Charles County. Family members had limited information that suggested Wood was last seen in Prince George’s...
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Upper Marlboro Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Sexually Abusing A Child To Produce Child Pornography

Upper Marlboro Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Sexually Abusing A Child To Produce Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Eugene Lewandowski, age 27, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, today to 30 years in prison followed by lifetime supervised release for sexual exploitation of a minor to produce child pornography and for transportation of child pornography. Judge Chasanow ordered that upon his release from prison, Lewandowski must register...
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First Annual SOMD Wounded-Warrior Marksmanship Event at Sanner’s Lake Sportsmen’s Club

First Annual SOMD Wounded-Warrior Marksmanship Event at Sanner’s Lake Sportsmen’s Club

Sanner’s Lake Sportsmen’s Club hosted an inaugural event at their facilities off of Great Mills Road in Lexington Park.   Honored guests included fifteen Wounded-Warriors and over sixty veterans, active-duty military, Paralympic athletes, and their families. Participants enjoyed a wide range of outdoor activities throughout the Sanner’s Lake grounds.  Activities included freshwater fishing in several...
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The Maryland Black Bear Hunt has Closed

The Maryland Black Bear Hunt has Closed

The 11th annual Maryland black bear hunt concluded Thursday evening, with a total of 69 bears harvested. For the first time, the hunt was carried out as a four-day season instead of being guided by a predetermined quota. ​Harry Spiker, DNR’s lead bear biologist, said he was pleased with the results despite the final...
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Accokeek Man Sentenced for Using Stolen Bank Information

Accokeek Man Sentenced for Using Stolen Bank Information

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Lamonte X. Smith, age 30, of Accokeek, on Monday, October 27, 2014 to 92 months in prison followed by six years of supervised release for conspiring to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft arising from a scheme in which, while he was incarcerated, he obtained access device...
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CSM Piano Trio To Perform Schumann, Brahms Pieces

CSM Piano Trio To Perform Schumann, Brahms Pieces

The College of Southern Maryland’s Piano Trio joins with community musicians to present the bi-annual Faculty Music Showcase at 8 p.m., Nov. 7 at the Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. The trio, which consists of Adina Vallandingham, Jenete St. Clair and Dr. Stephen Johnson, will be...
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Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/27/14 to 10/31/14

Speed Camera Locations for Charles County 10/27/14 to 10/31/14

During the week of Oct. 27 – Oct. 31, automated speed enforcement cameras will be activated in the following school zones: Smallwood Drive at Wade Elementary School Middletown Road at Westlake High School Berry Road at Jenifer Elementary School What a beautiful weekend. We hope you have a nice week and please drive gently....
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