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Eastern Shore

  • Ban on oyster sanctuary harvests becomes law without Hogan's signature

    Ban on oyster sanctuary harvests becomes law without Hogan's signature

    A plan that Gov. Larry Hogan's administration had been considering to give watermen periodic access to oyster sanctuaries is dead in the water now that a recently passed bill has become law without Hogan's signature. The measure bars harvesting within protected oyster bars until a thorough survey...

  • Trump tosses Obama plan to cut greenhouse gases, embraces coal

    Trump tosses Obama plan to cut greenhouse gases, embraces coal

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday abandoned former President Barack Obama's policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions — a move Maryland Democrats pledged to challenge in court and on Capitol Hill as a threat to public health and the climate. Trump's executive order suspends, rescinds or flags...

  • 2 women charged in Easton ice pick stabbing

    2 women charged in Easton ice pick stabbing

    EASTON, Md. — Two suspects are facing charges after a woman was stabbed with an ice pick in Easton. News outlets report Easton police say 20-year-old Jazmine Jones of Grasonville and 25-year-old India Gordon of Easton were arrested in the Jan. 26 incident. Police say Jones and Gordon were at the...

  • Ex-mayor pleads guilty to $61K theft from tiny Maryland town

    Ex-mayor pleads guilty to $61K theft from tiny Maryland town

    The former mayor of a tiny Eastern Shore town has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $61,000 in town funds. The Office of the State Prosecutor said in a statement Thursday that former Marydel Mayor Deborah Rowe pleaded guilty to theft scheme, misconduct in office and forgery Census records show...

  • Man gets 6 years behind bars for fatal Ocean City fight

    Man gets 6 years behind bars for fatal Ocean City fight

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Sparrows Point man is expected to serve six years behind bars following a fight in Ocean City that left one man dead. Worcester County State's Attorney Beau Oglesby says 21-year-old Darren Beattie was sentenced to 10 years in prison but will only have to serve six years...

  • Queen Anne's County Deputy Hogan returns home after shooting

    Queen Anne's County Deputy Hogan returns home after shooting

    An Eastern Shore deputy who was shot in an exchange of gunfire last month in Chestertown has returned home, his department said. Deputy First Class Warren Scott Hogan returned home Monday, according to a Facebook post from Queen Anne's County Sheriff Gary Hofmann. The department also posted a photo...

  • Southeast storm expected hits Southern Md., Eastern Shore

    Southeast storm expected hits Southern Md., Eastern Shore

    A winter storm moving up the Atlantic coast Saturday produced heavy snow in Virginia and Northeast North Carolina, and more than half a foot of snow in southern Maryland, before moving to the Northeast this evening. The Baltimore region was mostly spared, where the forecast calls for little accumulation...

  • Bay foundation gives Chesapeake health a C-minus, its highest mark since 1998

    Bay foundation gives Chesapeake health a C-minus, its highest mark since 1998

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation gave its namesake estuary a C-minus in a report card released Thursday, the highest mark since the organization began grading water quality and wildlife abundance in 1998. Nine of 13 indicators the foundation tracks — including blue crab and rockfish abundance, underwater...

  • Eastern Shore deputy Hogan recovering, stands with help after shooting

    Eastern Shore deputy Hogan recovering, stands with help after shooting

    The Eastern Shore deputy wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect in Chestertown last week continues to recover at Shock Trauma. The Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office posted a photo on Facebook Monday showing Deputy First Class Warren Scott Hogan standing up in a hospital room with help...

At Blackwater refuge, rising sea levels drown habitat

The view from the observation deck over a meadow of brown marsh grasses would make a nice postcard. Eagles roost on tall pines, muskrats burrow in mounds of mud and straw, and black ducks splash in a pond. But on a cold and drizzly day, Matt Whitbeck surveys the landscape with concern. Beyond the...

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