Female Trouble podcast: Shawna Potter, War on Women band (episode 5)

Eastern Shore

  • Man accused of holding wife captive in Salisbury apartment

    Man accused of holding wife captive in Salisbury apartment

    A man is accused of holding his wife captive for nearly three months in the couple's Salisbury apartment. Court documents show 51-year-old Michael David Austin has been charged with false imprisonment and reckless endangerment. Records say Austin's wife states that her husband had kept her locked...

  • Rep. Andy Harris, foe of legalized marijuana, leads push for research

    Rep. Andy Harris, foe of legalized marijuana, leads push for research

    Two years after Rep. Andy Harris put himself in the center of a controversy over legalizing marijuana in the nation's capital, the conservative Republican is emerging as a leading voice advocating for more research into the drug's medicinal value. Harris, a Johns Hopkins-trained anesthesiologist...

  • 7 arrested after Ocean City Boardwalk fight

    7 arrested after Ocean City Boardwalk fight

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Seven people have been arrested following a large fight on the Ocean City boardwalk. Ocean City police tell local media that Saturday night, officers responded to a crowd of about 100 people instigating a fight by shouting obscenities. Police tried unsuccessfully to disperse...

  • Ocean City Beach Patrol captain draws fire with email on locker room use

    Ocean City Beach Patrol captain draws fire with email on locker room use

    The longtime head of Ocean City's Beach Patrol could face discipline for sending an email instructing employees to use the locker room "that corresponds to your DNA," an Ocean City spokeswoman said Tuesday. "We are not Target," Melbourne "Butch" Arbin III wrote in an email Sunday to several dozen...

  • With summer season in full swing, snow cleanup lingers in Ocean City

    With summer season in full swing, snow cleanup lingers in Ocean City

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Ocean City continues to repair the damages caused by a Category 4 winter storm in January. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that while Ocean City continues to remove debris and repair beaches, some of the damages may linger for a while. Town of Ocean City Engineer Terry...

  • Three dead or presumed dead in Maryland boating accidents over weekend

    Three dead or presumed dead in Maryland boating accidents over weekend

    Three people died or are presumed dead in boating accidents on Maryland waters this weekend — more than in the previous five months of the year combined. A recovery search for the bodies of two anglers whose boat capsized Sunday on the Potomac River in Frederick County went into its second day,...

  • Ocean City Air Show to take place despite Thunderbird crash

    Ocean City Air Show to take place despite Thunderbird crash

    The Ocean City Air Show set for June 18-19 will take place as scheduled, show officials said Friday, despite a crash yesterday in Colorado involving the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds group that will appear at the Maryland resort. The event was called into question when a Thunderbird jet crashed yesterday...

  • Ocean City police charge two with using fake $100 bills

    Ocean City police charge two with using fake $100 bills

    Ocean City Police arrested two suspects for allegedly trying to pay with prop $100 bills Saturday. The fake money says "for motion picture use only" on the top banner. Police said the suspects tried to pass two of these bills at a business in Ocean City. Police found six similar bills in an unrelated...

  • University of Maryland program encourages medical students to consider primary care

    University of Maryland program encourages medical students to consider primary care

    Dr. Eugene Newmier moved to the small Eastern Shore city of Cambridge in 1997 because the state promised some help repaying his medical school loans. He soon was charmed by the lifestyle — and the patients. He now cares for 3,000 to 3,500 people, about the most recommended under federal guidelines...

Environmentalists question declining pollution enforcement in Md.

Environmentalists question declining pollution enforcement in Md.

Environmentalists are asking Maryland officials to prosecute more polluters after learning the number of cases the state is referring for criminal investigation has dropped by one-third over three years. Representatives from 11 groups including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Blue Water Baltimore...

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