Suspect charged in murder of Lusby woman: On January 28, 2022, shortly after 8 p.m., Calvert County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence in the 8300 block of Cedar Lane in Lusby, MD after receiving a report of an unresponsive subject. Upon arrival, officers located an adult female identified as Selene Noelle Persinger, 38 of Lusby, MD deceased inside the residence.
Calvert CTA is Awarded $118,053 Innovation Grant for the Fire and Rescue Program: Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) Career and Technical Education has been awarded a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Career and Technical Education (CTE) Innovation Grant in the amount of $118,053 to support providing a Virtual Fire Training Program that will enhance the Fire and Rescue Cadet program located at the Career and Technology Academy (CTA).
St. Leonard man convicted of striking his dog sentenced to 2 weeks jail time: Calvert County State’s Attorney Robert Harvey announced that Kenneth David Bonolis, 58, of St. Leonard, was sentenced on January 25, 2022, for the crime of animal cruelty.
Lusby man arrested on Child Pornography charges: The suspect is identified as Jaquan Stanzel Thomas, 24, of Lusby, Maryland. Thomas is charged with five counts of possession of child pornography and five counts of distribution of child pornography. He was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center, where he is being held without bail.
Police investigating attempted abduction near middle school: The complainants, all juvenile females, reported an adult male approached them as they were walking home and attempted to lure them into his vehicle. The man is described as a black male in his late teens or early twenties with short facial hair. The suspect was driving an older 4-door silver passenger car.
Seventeen-year-old St. Charles High Student charged with threatening to “blow up” school: On January 9, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received two calls regarding alleged threats of mass violence at St. Charles High School that would occur sometime this week.
Middle Schooler threatens to bring gun to school, “Shoot it up”: On January 31 at 2:55 p.m., a school resource officer at Mattawoman Middle School, located in the 10100 block of Berry Road in Waldorf, was made aware of a threat in which a student said he was going to bring a gun to school and “shoot it up.”
Thirteen-year-old arrested after assault at Matthew Henson Middle School: On January 31 at 3 p.m., during the school’s afternoon dismissal, a school resource officer responded to the report of an assault involving two 8th grade students at Matthew Henson Middle School in the 3500 block of Livingston Road in Indian Head.
St. Mary’s County:
Lexington Park man charged in stabbing death of Great Mills man: Preliminary investigation determined Waul lured the victim to meet with him outside of the Indian Bridge Apartments complex, and a physical altercation took place. Jones was stabbed repeatedly and subsequently died.
Jennifer Hunt promoted to CFO and General Manager at MIR: In addition to the plentiful positive changes for the upcoming 2022 season, MIR and Royce Miller are proud to announce that Jennifer Hunt will assume a new role as both the Chief Financial Officer and General Manager of the historic track.
Sterling continues an exploration of States Attorney bid, launches website: Although she has not formally filed to run for St. Mary’s County States Attorney, against her old boss Richard Fritz who has served as States Attorney in St. Mary’s County for 23 years; Friends of Jaymi Sterling was formed to explore the interest in her running. A website, JaymiSterling.com was launched on February 2, 2022, to allow residents to learn more about her, ask for more information, and also donate to any potential campaign.
100 Shirts, 100 Shores: Art and Ecology Connect Across the Chesapeake: Local Maryland artist borrows a few cups of water from 100 locations across the Chesapeake to find out what we could create WITH the water.
State of Maryland:
Amid new allegations against Washington team owner, lawmakers debate whether Congress has oversight role: Johnston and five other former Washington employees’ testimony came a day after the team rebranded as the Commanders. But it appears the new coat of paint on the sports franchise won’t come close to washing away alleged misconduct.
Maryland Hospitals face worker shortage, doubled since summer 2021: These challenges come after nearly two years on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and at a time when the total demand for hospital care—for COVID and everything else—is without precedent.
How Much Drivers Pay in Taxes at the Pump in Maryland: With many Americans working from home now, far fewer commuters get behind the wheel every day compared to before the pandemic. Still, travel has picked up considerably over the last year. And gas prices have followed suit. Drivers were paying an average of $3.31 per gallon as of mid-January, according to AAA, up considerably from the early months of the pandemic when gas prices tumbled to less than $2.00 per gallon.
Maryland’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops Below 10%, State Continues to Report Lowest Case Rate In U.S.: Since peaking earlier this month just below 30%, the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate has declined by nearly 70% to 9.04%. Maryland is reporting the country’s 5th lowest positivity rate.
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