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A man who robbed a Leonardtown restaurant and cut the back of a cashier’s neck pleaded guilty to charges on armed robbery and second-degree assault on Friday.

Assault charges against Kathleen Easley, the former deputy director at the St. Mary’s County land use department, were dropped in court last Thursday.

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A fiery vehicle crash early on Thursday morning sent an 83-year-old Chaptico man to a local trauma center, where he died later that night.

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Keino Ferrez Dorsey, a 46-year-old Lexington Park man, was sentenced to 15½ years in prison by a federal judge on Tuesday after taking a plea deal admitting to distributing and possessing heroin, cocaine, fentanyl, carfentanil and other drugs.

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Ashley Kyle Morgan was arrested this June after he interrupted a "Drag Queen Story Hour" event at the Lexington Park library. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, but the judge suspended all but 10 of those days.

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More than 20 St. Mary’s communities gathered Tuesday for National Night Out, an evening meant to bring neighborhoods together with local law enforcement, community leaders and local businesses.

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On Saturday morning, police located a stabbing victim at the IHOP in Lexington Park, and later identified two individuals who said they had been shot at the IHOP. Earlier that morning, two women were found with injured with gunshot wounds at the Bay District VFD Social Hall.

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St. Mary’s Crime Solvers, a nonprofit organization run by volunteers who assist the sheriff’s office, has so far received $9,450 in donations to reward anyone with information or a resolution in a recent animal cruelty case.

An Annapolis man drove an hour and a half to the Bob Evans restaurant on First Colony Boulevard in May 2016. He was planning to meet “Sarah,” a girl who responded to his Craigslist ad with a sexually explicit title, and identified as 13 years old three times throughout their two-hour text co…