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  • Water quality advisory issued for Bethany, Dewey beaches

    Water quality advisory issued for Bethany, Dewey beaches

    BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials have issued a water quality advisory for Bethany Beach and Dewey Beach at Dagsworthy Street. Media outlets report that the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control issued the advisory for Wednesday and Thursday, citing bacteria levels...

  • Maryland watermen banned for life following rockfish poaching convictions

    Maryland watermen banned for life following rockfish poaching convictions

    Two Eastern Shore watermen convicted last year of a large poaching scheme have received lifetime bans from the striped bass fishery by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. State officials said they were not aware of a lifetime ban being imposed in the striped bass fishery before this case....

  • Aberdeen woman found 11 hours after falling overboard on Sassafras River

    Aberdeen woman found 11 hours after falling overboard on Sassafras River

    A missing Aberdeen woman was found Monday morning, 11 hours after she fell off a boat near the mouth of the Sassafras River, authorities said. Lauren Conner, 32, fell overboard about 8 p.m. Sunday and made it to Spesutie Island at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, where she was found about 7:15 a.m. Monday,...

  • State restricts shellfish harvesting in some waterways over bacteria concerns

    State restricts shellfish harvesting in some waterways over bacteria concerns

    Maryland environmental officials have forbidden oyster and clam harvesting from 1,200 acres of waterways in Anne Arundel and Talbot counties over concerns of high levels of bacteria. The state on Thursday ruled that the Rhode River in southern Arundel, an area of more than 1,000 acres, is closed for...

  • 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 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,...

Recovery Centers to open Eastern Shore drug treatment facility in July

Recovery Centers to open Eastern Shore drug treatment facility in July

Recovery Centers of America announced Thursday that it is spending $13.7 million to transform Bracebridge Hall, a former corporate retreat for MBNA in Cecil County's Earleville, into a drug and alcohol treatment center. The King of Prussia, Pa.-based company is turning the 31,000-square-foot mansion...

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