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Wicomico County

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  • Schools come up short

    Schools come up short
    When it was announced recently that Maryland public schools were rated top in the nation for the fourth straight year by Education Week magazine, the state's interim schools superintendent was quick to give credit where it's due — to the taxpayer...
  • 11 people died during last week's heat wave

    Last week's heat, which reached a record 101 degrees on Friday, contributed to the deaths of 11 Maryland residents, state health authorities said Wednesday, raising the season's total to 21. The unusually high number was due in part to the long stretch...
  • State troopers kill chase suspect; sheriff deputy shot in separate incident on Shore

    State troopers kill chase suspect; sheriff deputy shot in separate incident on Shore
    Update from Maryland State Police: The trooper who fatally shot the man have beenidentified as Ryan Watkins, a three-year veteran, and Carl Tyler, a four-year veteran, both assigned to road patrol at the Princess Anne Barrack. State police also gave...
  • Man accused of trying to run down Eastern Shore police officer found in Baltimore

    A 39-year-old Eastern Shore man accused of trying to run down a police officer in Cambridge, Md. over the weekend was arrested in Northeast Baltimore on Tuesday night, state police said. Demetrice D. Demby was arrested at about 9:30 p.m. in the 2800...
  • Some pet owners fight poor treatment by vets

    Some pet owners fight poor treatment by vets
    When William Gunn sought medical care for his pit bull-Labrador retriever mix Smokey on a Sunday morning, one of her front paws was bleeding uncontrollably. The family's regular veterinarian was closed that day, and he didn't know where else to go, so...
  • State police charge father after 4-year-old fatally shoots self with handgun

    State police charge father after 4-year-old fatally shoots self with handgun
    A tragic fatal shooting of a 4-year-old boy who police said accidentally shot himself and his mother earlier this month in their Eastern Shore house has led to criminal charges filed against the father. The boy, Jamal A. Woolford Jr., accidentally shot...
  • Komen hands out grants for breast cancer work

    The Maryland affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded $2.2 million to 26 local health departments, hospitals and other programs to provide free mammograms, breast exams and diagnostic tests. The money will also be used for support...
  • An empty Ocean City endures the storm

    An empty Ocean City endures the storm
    Todd Ferrante, an Ocean City business owner and resident, was surveying the storm's damage Sunday morning at about 8 a.m. from the boardwalk, which had some small piles of sand caked to it. The damage he saw, he said, was cosmetic. "I have to say,...
  • Most Baltimore area school systems closed Tuesday

    Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford County schools will be closed Tuesday as those systems postponed the start of the school year for a second day in a row because of power outages caused by Hurricane Irene. Anne Arundel, which opened schools...
  • Ruth S. Garretson

    Ruth S. Garretson, a registered nurse and volunteer, died Aug. 30 of brain cancer at the Bay Woods Retirement Community in Annapolis. The longtime Severna Park resident was 85. The daughter of a Methodist minister and a homemaker, Ruth Spry was born...
  • Dead body found on Eastern Shore

    Maryland State Police said Sunday that they were investigating after a dead body with "signs of trauma" was found in a wooded area of Somerset County, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The body — police did not specify whether male or female — was...