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When Dawn McCoy heard about the three recent deaths of Americans in the Dominican Republic, she didn’t think her husband’s passing of oddly similar conditions a year earlier was “coincidental.”


Lots of laughter, soaked clothes and honking buses with little hands waving goodbye from wet windows set the mood Wednesday at T.C. Martin Elementary School in Bryantown, as students and staff celebrated the last day of school with impromptu water fights, a fun tradition that is carried out …


Motorcycle riders from American Legion Post 82 in La Plata roared their way down to Newburg’s Maryland Veterans Museum on June 7 for a special dinner they hosted during one of the overnight stops for the American Legion Riders 4th Annual Maryland Gold Star Legacy Run, a three-day charity rid…


The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Chesapeake DolphinWatch app is back for the 2019 summer season with new features, including the ability to upload videos of dolphins spotted on the bay by citizen scientists, according to a press release.

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Southern Maryland residents are invited to take part in a community forum on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, at the Potomac Branch Library, at 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive in Indian Head.

Marylanders are being warned that their medical and other private information may have been compromised by a cyberattack against American Medical Collection Agency, a third party collection agency for laboratories, hospitals, physician groups, medical providers and others, according to a Mar…

Communities in 27 states will have additional resources to help boaters keep America’s waters clean, thanks to more than $17 million in Clean Vessel Act program grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, according to a press release.

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Troopers over the weekend made more than 3,800 traffic stops that led to dozens of impaired driving arrests and the recovery of multiple loaded handguns and drugs, according to a press release.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is recruiting members for the Maryland Conservation Corps, an AmeriCorps program that engages young adults aged 17-25 in extensive conservation, environmental and natural resources management projects across the state, according to a press release.

Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen announced recently $2.3 million from the Department of Justice’s Public Safety Officers’ Benefits program for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Emmitsburg.

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The Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum will host Michelle Hamilton, author of the book, “Civil War Ghosts,” on June 15 in a presentation on actual reported supernatural activity during the time of the U.S. Civil War. The presentation will begin at 1 p.m. in the Exhibit Building, at 3725 Dr. Sam…

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) is warning consumers of a scam in which thieves posing as law enforcement swindle money from Marylanders by threatening arrest for missing jury duty or failure to appear as a witness, according to a press release.

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The Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative is seeking approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission to install 60 electric vehicle charging stations around Southern Maryland over a five-year period.

It isn’t often that the defense attorney in a case outright tells you his client did in fact murder the person they’re accused of killing in their opening arguments, but that’s what happened Monday.


The Charles County Sheriff’s Office took the wraps off its new Digital Forensics Unit last week, revealing that since its launch last August, the two-person unit has examined nearly 500 electronic devices that have been collected during more than 250 criminal investigations.


Charles County’s planning department has received approval to begin a public review process for expanding the Zekiah Swamp basin’s conservation region south of Route 6 to the southernmost tip of the county.

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A one-of-a-kind project located in Newburg that seeks to provide transitional and supportive housing for Southern Maryland’s rising homeless population is making steady progress, thanks to continued efforts from community partners and various Good Samaritans.

Change was a topic that 96-year-old Bernie Fowler would address time and again Sunday in remarks before he and his “Fowler Followers” would take their annual wade into the waters of the Patuxent River.

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Representatives from Enterprise Homes Inc. met with the La Plata Town Council on Monday during its work session to discuss a new affordable housing project in La Plata, which would be funded largely through the use of low-income housing tax credits administered by the state to offset much of…

Although the April filing deadline has passed, scam artists remain hard at work, and the Internal Revenue Service is warning of a spring surge of phishing emails and telephone scams, according to a press release.