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    First Navy V-22 arrives at Patuxent River

    By Liz Mildenstein PMA-275 Public Affairs Specialist The first Navy CMV-22B Osprey arrived at Patuxent River Feb. 2 after completing its ferry flight from Bell's Amarillo Assembly Center in Texas. This is the first of two CMV-22B aircraft assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21...
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    2020 Donald Lumpkins Memorial Scholarship Program; Deadline April 3, 2020

    The Maryland Emergency Management Association (MDEMA) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2020 Donald "Doc" Lumpkins Memorial Scholarship Program. MDEMA is offering five (5) $1,000.00 scholarships for 2020. One scholarship will be awarded to a student in each of...
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    Local Navy Contracts: 31-JAN-2020 -> 14-FEB-2020

    Contracts For Jan. 31, 2020 Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded a $185,874,486 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides program management, various levels of maintenance, training and...
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    St. Mary's Co. State’s Attorney Briefings

    LEONARDTOWN, MD - February 14, 2020. Defendant Jonathan McLain Barnes (D.O.B. 01/31/1992) was sentenced to twenty (20) years in prison, the maximum penalty, for his involvement in an armed robbery with the use of a handgun. Deputy State's Attorney Jaymi Sterling prosecuted the case. State's...
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    Be Careful Not to Reply to Forum Email Notifications of Your Conversations

    Depending upon your user settings, you may receive an email alerting you that you have received an update to a conversation to which you are party. Please be aware that replying to the email will not update the conversation. Instead it gets sent to us, the admins; and you may prefer that other...
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    MDOT SHA to Add Third Travel Lane and New Signal On Southbound Md 2/4 in Prince Frederick

    New Signal to be Activated at Dares Beach Road (February 12, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will shift traffic along southbound MD 2/4 (Solomons Island Road) in the Prince Frederick area of Calvert County tonight, February 12, to...
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    State Roundup, February 10, 2020

    TEEN SEXTING BILL: Teens could be exempted from Maryland's child pornography laws in certain cases if the General Assembly passes any one of four bills filed this session, Ryan Little of CNS writes in MarylandReporter. Lawmakers want to decriminalize teen "sexting," a practice that arose with...
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    Charles Co. Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

    State v. Walter A. Rodriguez-August, C-08-CR-19-000367 LA PLATA, MD—Tony Covington, State's Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, February 7, 2020, Charles County Circuit Court Judge William R. Greer, Jr. sentenced Walter A. Rodriguez-August, 33, to 7 years in prison for Sexual...
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    Charles Co. Sexual Predator out on probation abuses another kid; sent back to prison for 8 more years

    Man Given 8 Years of Backup Time After Involvement with Another Juvenile Victim State v. Bryan Frederick Simanton, K16-965 LA PLATA, MD—Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, February 7, 2020, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced...
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    The answer to America’s health care cost problem might be in Maryland

    Maryland has a health care system unique in the United States: a global hospital budget. Here’s how it works. The rest of the story: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/1/22/21055118/maryland-health-care-global-hospital-budget
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    Freshman lawmaker wants to launch a conversation about Salvery reparations in Maryland

    From MarylandMatters.org: Del. Wanika Fisher (D-Prince George's) is sponsoring a bill this session that would look into the possibility of distributing reparations — financial compensation for the descendants of enslaved Africans. She believes such legislation could get to the root of a lot of...
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    State Roundup, February 7, 2020

    Courtesy of http://marylandReporter.com FLAVORED VAPING BAN HAS SUPPORT, OPPOSITION: Members of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland support the bill, Brian Witte writes for the AP. Menthol is a flavor that has been heavily targeted at black communities. But opposition to the bill is...
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    Md. bill would make helmets optional for most motorcyclists

    Graphic available here: http://datawrapper.dwcdn.net/yO95o/2/ By Jeff Barnes ANNAPOLIS — Helmets would no longer be mandatory for most motorcycle riders in Maryland under a bill expected to be heard in a state Senate committee Tuesday. Senate bill 237 would make motorcyclists and their...
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    HEARING ALERT! The Redistricting Reform Act of 2020

    Hearing To Be Held At 1:00 PM On Governor Hogan’s Proposal To Remove Partisan Politics From Redistricting Process Senate Education, Health, And Environmental Affairs Committee To Hold Hearing On Governor Hogan’s Proposals, SB 284 And SB 266 Governor Hogan’s Proposed Legislation Institutes...
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    Lawmakers and Advocates Call to End the Sale of All Flavored Tobacco Products in Maryland

    Legislation would remove menthol cigarettes, flavored e-cigarettes, flavored cigars, and flavored smokeless tobacco from the market (Annapolis, MD) –A wide-ranging coalition of advocates and organizations from across the state joined Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, Speaker...
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    State Roundup, February 6, 2020

    HOGAN'S SPEECH FOCUSES ON CRIME, BIPARTISANSHIP: Rachel Baye of WYPR-FM reports that Hogan told the General Assembly that in the 29 days since the legislative session began, 60 people have been shot, 23 killed. "The time has come for Baltimore City to finally take back its streets and...
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    SMECO Scholarship applications are due by April 3

    Scholarship applications are due by April 3 Completed scholarship application packages (all items must be submitted as one package) are due by April 3, 2020. Where to submit the application: SMECO’s Hughesville or Leonardtown office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., or Mail the package to...
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    State Roundup, February 4, 2020

    Courtesy of http://marylandreporter.com 'SUPER VOTERS' TARGETED: Maryland's oddly shaped 7th Congressional District contains more than 422,000 voters and stretches north to south - with a snake-like configuration in the middle - from Baltimore County to Baltimore City to Howard County. But, for...
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    State Roundup, February 3, 2020

    Courtesy of http://marylandreporter.com/ YOUNG, MOSBY LOBBY ANNAPOLIS FOR COOPERATION: Baltimore Mayor Jack Young and State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, appearing Friday before a joint legislative committee in Annapolis considering how best to reduce violent crime in Baltimore, said they are...
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    Local Fire Investigations

    Some of these are old, but here they are anyway. Date: November 25, 2019 Time: 8:05 a.m. Location / Address: 255 Lore Road, Solomons Island, Calvert County Type of Incident: Boat Fire Description of Structure / Property: 1985, 32-foot Trojan Power Boat Owner / Occupants: Kevin Edmondson...
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