November 29, 2023

ONR Touts ‘Historic’ 1st Test of Laser Defense System


The US Navy has conducted a test of a new Layered Laser Defense system, which the Office of Naval Research is calling “historic.” The all-electric, high-energy laser weapon built by Lockheed Martin was used to defeat a target representing a subsonic cruise missile in flight.

SMECO Wants to Prevent Scams

Know What You Owe

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative offers hints to keep its customers from prevent being scammed.

Could Roosevelt CO Be Reinstated?

Roosevelt Crozier

DefSec Mark Esper left the door open for reinstating Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, who was relieved of duty after he urged the Navy to step up its response to a coronavirus outbreak on the aircraft carrier.

SMECO Warns of Scam Calls

Scam calls

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has received reports of scam calls, related to the installation of smart meters in homes. The co-op wants to warn customer-members to be safe and vigilant, especially at home.

Watch for Scams During the Holidays


The holidays are the season of giving, but not everyone is interested in being charitable. The Maryland Secretary of State’s Office is warning residents to be aware of deceptive practices and charity scams as the year ends.

Watch Out for IRS Scammers

Phone scam

St. Mary’s County officials are warning the public to beware phone scammers who are calling homes and saying they are “IRS Agents.”

Saving Seniors from Scams

Sen. Ben Cardin to speak at ant-scam town hall meeting.