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A 16-year-old boy is being held in isolation in the St. Mary’s detention center on charges alleging he robbed two Millison Plaza businesses at knifepoint last month.

With state courts now holding a bare-bones docket amid the COVID-19 outbreak, some inmates are getting sentencing reconsideration hearings to either be released on time served, or serve the rest of their sentence at home.

A 16-year-old boy is being held in isolation in the St. Mary's detention center on charges alleging he robbed two Millison Plaza businesses at knifepoint last month.

Injuries from a single-vehicle crash killed a 30-year-old Mechanicsville woman early Thursday morning, police say.

Cybertips from two social media platforms eventually led to the arrest of a Lexington Park man now facing criminal child pornography charges.


A 79-year-old Mechanicsville man died following a collision last Thursday morning near Sotterley Road in Hollywood, according to the St. Mary’s sheriff’s office.

Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and state police troopers are preparing to enforce emergency mandates signed by Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Monday morning, which shuttered all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms, and limited social gatherings to 50 people.

A class-action settlement between the California-based law firm Dugan, McKissick and Longmore and those who received certain debt collection letters is heading to a judge’s desk for final approval.


A 79-year-old Mechanicsville man was declared dead following a collision Thursday morning near Sotterley Road in Hollywood, a release from the St. Mary's sheriff's office says.

The lengthy criminal history of Trevis Lemar Butler, 38, was in the spotlight at his sentencing hearing earlier this week for a case where he was acquitted of rape charges but convicted of several assault charges from last November.

Accused of shooting his wife dead one Sunday night in early February, Timothy Christian Wagner, 36, entered an initial plea of not criminally responsible last Thursday.

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Masked suspects stole several weapons from a popular Callaway gas station and liquor store Thursday night, the St. Mary’s sheriff’s office said in a release on Friday, and federal agents are offering a hefty reward for information.

A fatal collision involving a motorcycle and a dump truck was recounted in court Wednesday afternoon after the truck’s driver pleaded guilty to two traffic citations from the incident.

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