Fire Marshal investigating Huntingtown blaze: On Sunday, March 6, 2022, the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department(HVFD), along with other area fire companies responded to a reported structure fire on Duchess Lane.
Calvert County to Hold Public Hearing on FY 2023 Staff Recommended Budget: The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public hearing Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 7 p.m. to consider and receive comments regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2023 staff recommended operating and capital improvement budget.
Speed, weather blamed in crash that kills Prince Fredrick man: On March 9, 2022, at approximately 5:04 p.m., units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division as well as the Crash Reconstruction Unit and Maryland State Police responded to the area of Main Street and Calvert Town Way in Prince Frederick, MD for a report of a serious motor vehicle crash.
Chesapeake Beach Brush Fire under investigation: At 11:45 a.m. on March 5, Brush 1, Engine 11, Engine 12, Gator 1, Chief 1, Chief 1A, and Chief 1B were dispatched for a brush fire in the area of the water tower on the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail.
Driver killed, suspected of being under the influence in Waldorf Crash: On March 11 at 4:06 a.m., officers responded to a call for a motor vehicle crash in the 3900 block of Pine Cone Circle in Waldorf.
Charles Co. Board honors outstanding employees for commitment to students: The Board of Education of Charles County at its March 8 meeting honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) staff members for their commitment to the school system and student success. Each month, the Board honors staff members chosen by their school principals for recognition who demonstrate their dedication to teaching and learning.
T.J. Maxx to open in Waldorf: T.J.Maxx, one of the nation’s leading off-price retailers with more than 1,200 stores currently operating in 49 states and Puerto Rico, will be relocating to The Shops at Waldorf Center on March 17. From fashion and accessories to jewelry, home, beauty, pet products, toys, and more, shoppers in Waldorf can expect to find something for the entire family at the latest T.J.Maxx store.
“Extreme Hoarding” discovered in Indian Head fire: The Naval District Washington Fire Department(NDWFD) responded to a reported two-story, single-family home structure fire on Mattingly Avenue in which the Fire Marshal blames “extreme hoarding” in the preliminary report.
St. Mary’s County:
St. Mary’s Co. Sheriff’s Office Salutes Its Female Officers, Past and Present: The St. Mary’s County Office of the Sheriff has a long and storied history dating back to 1637. For hundreds of years, local law enforcement rested upon the Sheriff and a handful of appointed constables and deputies at a time. History was made again in 1953 when Adele Long, wife of Sheriff Willard Long, was deputized and became St. Mary’s County’s first woman deputy sheriff. She served without pay. The Sheriff’s Office then was much different than the agency you see today.
Ivanchev violates pre-trial release, sent back to detention center: State’s Attorney Richard Fritz is pleased to announce that Aleksander Ivanchev has been returned to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center to await trial on charges for Second Degree Murder.
Police searching for suspects in St. Mary’s Home Invasion and Homicide: At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Match 10, 2022, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office along with area rescue personnel responded to a reported shooting in the 45700 block of Oregon Way.
St. Inigoes man sentenced to 20 years for Sexual Act involving a minor: State’s Attorney Richard Fritz announces that on February 28, 2022, Darren Edward Cole was sentenced to 20 years in the Department of Corrections, suspended to 18 years active incarceration, for a sexual act involving the touching of a minor for sexual gratification.
State of Maryland:
Homeschooling, private school enrollment increase as public enrollment decreases during Covid pandemic: As a grassroots, volunteer-based organization that connects homeschoolers across the state, the Maryland Homeschool Association (MHA) has been tracking data collected by the state education department on homeschooling rates for nearly 20 years. It always tended to fluctuate seemingly randomly, said founder Alessa Keener, never changing by more than 9%.
House Republicans Renew Calls for Tax Breaks in Wake of HISTORIC $7.5 Billion Surplus: Following the Board of Revenue Estimates’ announcement that Maryland’s budget surplus has climbed to a historic $7.5 BILLION, House Republicans today renewed their call for widespread tax relief for Marylanders.
MD Rep Co-Sponsors Bill To Raise Tax Benchmark On Slot Machines: Rep. Anthony Brown was part of the group of federal legislators that filed the SLOT Act Thursday. If passed, the bill would more than quadruple the amount that triggers an IRS reporting on a slot machine win.
Senate President, Speaker and Governor Hogan call for suspension of Gas Tax: “Today’s incredible revenue estimates increase we already record surplus and reinforce the fact that Maryland continues to have one of the strongest recoveries in America.