Furloughed federal workers will be compensated for the time they spent working without pay, thanks to a bill sponsored by Maryland’s senators and signed into law Wednesday by President Donald Trump.

Beating non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma into remission — and then being the first Maryland Republican governor elected for a second term since 1954 — are no small feats.

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The trial last week of a Mechanicsville man on rape and sexual offense charges ended abruptly with his guilty plea to a charge of sexual child abuse, and a judge's order that he report to jail later this month to await the results of a presentence investigation.

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Joseph Michael Stanalonis reached out, with his words and hands, as he transitioned Friday from his work as a prosecutor to a judgeship, a job he once sought in an election and received last month through an appointment.

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A St. Mary's man was jailed Sunday without bond to await a court hearing this week on 10 child pornography charges filed by police investigators who court papers state received assistance from Twitter and a cable utility before raiding the suspect's home.

School buses are vital to St. Mary’s public schools, and there may be nothing more important to a parent than knowing their child is safe as they enter a school bus and headed to school or home.


The first snowstorm of 2019 blanketed much of Maryland last weekend, including St. Mary’s where more than half a foot of snow fell Saturday night and throughout much of the day Sunday.

A Lusby woman’s guilty plea last week in a St. Mary’s courtroom to six misdemeanor theft offenses, from the disappearance last fall of Halloween decorations and other items outside California area homes, led to a suspended sentence and an order that she pay $875 in restitution.

Residents and local officials of all stripes and ages will gather Monday morning to honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the 15th annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.


The first snow storm of 2019 blanketed much of Maryland, especially in the southern counties including St. Mary's, where more than half a foot of snow fell Saturday night and all day Sunday.


The College of Southern Maryland is offering financial assistance to its students affected by the U.S. government’s partial shutdown, which has no end in sight as about a quarter of the federal workforce continues to be furloughed.

It was standing room only during the St. Mary’s County commissioners’ first public forum of the year, drawing a large crowd of activists and residents who voiced their concerns over a lack of amenities and programs for children.