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Wicomico County

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  • County police will suspend collecting DNA evidence in some cases

    The Baltimore County Police Department announced Friday that, in the wake of a Maryland Court of Appeals opinion, it will discontinue collection of DNA samples at the time of arrest from suspects charged with certain violent crimes. But in a press...
  • Gansler pushes Supreme Court appeal on DNA ruling

    Gansler pushes Supreme Court appeal on DNA ruling
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler took a first step Tuesday toward an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in a high-stakes case that blocks police across the state from collecting DNA samples when a person is arrested in connection with a...
  • Dry Eastern Shore saw most rainfall Wednesday

    Dry Eastern Shore saw most rainfall Wednesday
    The lower Eastern Shore, the driest part of Maryland this year, saw the most significant rainfall from the system that moved through Wednesday. Amateur weather watchers reported rainfall levels up to 1.23 inches in Wicomico County and 1.03 inches in...
  • Wicomico executive: So what if O'Malley emails with Perdue lawyer?

    The Daily Times and The Baltimore Sun published an article in their May 9th editions reporting criticism by a Washington-based environmental extremist group of a so-called "cozy relationship" between Governor O'Malley and an attorney for our own Perdue,...
  • Poultry industry is costing us dearly

    According to Wicomico County Executive Richard M. Pollitt Jr. ("So what if O'Malley emails with Perdue lawyer," May 13), "[n]ot only is our entire region and state helped by the economics of the chicken industry, but so is our environment." How could he...
  • 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...
  • Annapolis budget meltdown could sully leaders' reputations

    Annapolis budget meltdown could sully leaders' reputations
    Instead of the confetti, balloons and good will that typically mark the end of the General Assembly's 90-day session, the legislature adjourned Monday with a toxic mixture of anger and disbelief that the Democratic-controlled body gridlocked and was...
  • One dead, two hurt in Kent Narrows boat crash

    An Eastern Shore man is dead and two people remained hospitalized after their small boat hit the south jetty at Kent Narrows late Sunday, police said. The body of David R. Whitlow, 43, was recovered at 12:30 p.m. Monday by a team from Charles County Dive...
  • Special prosecutor emerging as option on conflict cases

    Special prosecutor emerging as option on conflict cases
    In the case involving an altercation last week between Baltimore Clerk of Circuit Court Frank M. Conaway Sr. and a blogger, State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein has said his office won't make the decision on whether to file criminal charges or handle any...
  • Seven deaths tallied so far from heat, storms

    Seven deaths tallied so far from heat, storms
    A summer heat wave expected to last through the weekend is now blamed for seven deaths across Maryland, and public officials called Monday for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. to act quickly to repair power outages or risk more deaths. Four people died...