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Wicomico County

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  • 34 wanted immigrants arrested in Annapolis, on Eastern Shore

    Thirty-four immigrants who had been convicted of crimes and were wanted by law enforcement agencies were arrested this week in Annapolis and on Maryland's Eastern Shore in a two-day "targeted enforcement operation" involving federal immigration officials....
  • Eastern Shore farmers, Perdue win pollution lawsuit

    Eastern Shore farmers, Perdue win pollution lawsuit
    Ruling in a bitterly contested case with national ramifications, a federal judge found Thursday that the Waterkeeper Alliance failed to prove that an Eastern Shore farm's chicken houses were polluting a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. U.S. District...
  • 3 more Salisbury wells found to be contaminated

    Elevated levels of a toxic industrial solvent have been found in three more residential wells near Salisbury, the Maryland Department of the Environment reported Wednesday, as an investigation continues into ground-water contamination affecting dozens...
  • Baltimore prosecutors lighten up on marijuana possession

    Baltimore prosecutors lighten up on marijuana possession
    Caught with a couple of joints he didn't get the chance to light up, Eric Staton was ordered to appear before a Baltimore judge. Two weeks later, in a basement courtroom on North Avenue, prosecutors said they would drop the possession charge if Staton...
  • UM student charged in child porn sting

    UM student charged in child porn sting
    A University of Maryland, College Park freshman was arrested this week on charges of distributing child pornography and crossing state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, according to a criminal complaint. The student, Akshay...
  • Wood touted as 'new' renewable fuel

    Wood touted as 'new' renewable fuel
    Lee Richardson is a pioneer of sorts in taking a new look at a very old energy source. The Wicomico County poultry farmer just finished installing a commercial-sized wood pellet stove to heat one of his chicken houses in Willards, east of Salisbury. When...
  • Baltimore man charged in 1997 Woodlawn rape

    A Baltimore man has been charged in a Woodlawn rape that occurred 15 years earlier, after county investigators matched DNA evidence to an earlier case. The evidence collected in the 1997 Woodlawn case matched evidence from a 1993 city case, where...
  • Toxic mystery surrounds Salisbury-area wells

    Toxic mystery surrounds Salisbury-area wells
    In the 20 years she's lived on the outskirts of Salisbury, Arlene White said she'd never noticed anything unusual about her tap water. Now, though, White and dozens of neighbors are drinking bottled water and limiting their bathing after tests found...
  • Poultry pollution suit goes to trial

    Poultry pollution suit goes to trial
    A dispute that started three years ago when environmentalists accused an Eastern Shore chicken farm and one of the nation's largest poultry companies of polluting a stream that ultimately flows to the Chesapeake Bay comes to a head Tuesday in a...
  • Maryland foster care violence detailed in agency records

    Maryland foster care violence detailed in agency records
    The boy did not want to take a shower. After being asked to wash up, the 10-year-old began throwing glass cookware in the kitchen, turned on the stove and started a small fire, according to state records. His foster father wound up in the hospital with...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...