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Wicomico County

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  • UM student charged in child porn sting

    UM student charged in child porn sting
    A University of Maryland, College Park freshman was arrested this week on charges of distributing child pornography and crossing state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, according to a criminal complaint. The student, Akshay...
  • Maryland foster care violence detailed in agency records

    Maryland foster care violence detailed in agency records
    The boy did not want to take a shower. After being asked to wash up, the 10-year-old began throwing glass cookware in the kitchen, turned on the stove and started a small fire, according to state records. His foster father wound up in the hospital with...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Former Hebron Savings Bank employee sentenced for embezzlement

    Former Hebron Savings Bank employee sentenced for embezzlement
    A former vice president of Hebron Savings Bank in Wicomico County was sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzlement and ordered to pay $456,665 in restitution, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Wanda Henderson, 56, of Westover had used her...
  • House extends controversial DNA collection law

    House extends controversial DNA collection law
    As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether to strike down Maryland's controversial DNA collection law, the House of Delegates on Thursday voted to extend it.  The 2009 law allows police to collect DNA samples from people arrested for certain violent...
  • Supreme Court questions sides in challenge of Md. DNA law

    Supreme Court questions sides in challenge of Md. DNA law
    Maryland's practice of collecting genetic information from people arrested — but not convicted — on serious charges took the national stage Tuesday, as the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on what Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. called "perhaps the...
  • U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments over Md. DNA case

    In a Maryland case that's garnered the attention of the other 49 states, the federal Department of Justice and the national science community, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether to restrict police in collecting DNA to solve...
  • Police in Md. holding DNA on people not convicted of crimes

    Police in Md. holding DNA on people not convicted of crimes
    Even as the U.S Supreme Court reviews Maryland's law on police collection of DNA samples, many law enforcement agencies in the state are collecting and holding genetic material from murder victims and people never convicted of crimes. The practices...
  • Enterprise Zones in Baltimore, Salisbury area expanded

    Enterprise Zones in Baltimore, Salisbury area expanded
    Tax-break Enterprise Zones in Baltimore and the Eastern Shore will expand after getting an OK from Maryland's economic development agency, the state said Thursday. The city's zone was altered to include Harbor Point and nearby portions of South...
  • Delegate gets funny, risks payback

    In politics it's often said that what goes around comes around. Del. Kathy Szeliga better hope that isn't always true. The Harford County lawmaker is known for her caustic and sometimes witty emails to constituents and reporters. But her most recent...
  • Eileen H. 'Pat' van Breemen, 88, worked to help children with learning disabilities

    Eileen H. 'Pat' van Breemen, 88, worked to help children with learning disabilities
    Eileen H. "Pat" van Breemen, an advocate for children suffering from learning disabilities and a Wicomico County political activist, died Tuesday, from multiple organ failures, at her Salisbury home. She had recently celebrated her 88th birthday. The...
  • State budget has no tax increases, limited spending, leaders say

    State budget has no tax increases, limited spending, leaders say
    Gov. Martin O'Malley unveiled Wednesday a budget that is "on the verge" of closing a budget gap that once stood at $2 billion.  The governor emphasized the more than 40,000 jobs he expected his $37 billion operating and $3.7 billion capital budget to...