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Baltimore police officer arrested in Ocean City

A Baltimore police officer was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness in Ocean City Wednesday, police said.

Officer Erick Ohmstede, a four-year veteran of the Eastern District, had his police powers suspended and has been placed on administrative duty as a result of the incident, police said.

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Man charged in theft during Ocean City fishing tournament

A Maryland man has been accused of stealing fishing equipment from a fishing tournament in Ocean City.

The Daily Times of Salisbury ( ) reports that 38-year-old Dennis J. Tronosky Sr. of Berlin was arrested Saturday and charged with two counts of theft between $1,000 and $10,000.

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Expansion of Dogfish Head brewpub in Rehoboth wins approval

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — Rehoboth Beach officials have approved a major expansion of Dogfish Head's 20-year-old brewpub and distillery.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that Friday's unanimous approval followed two hours of debate about whether the renovations would comply with the city's zoning code.

Dogfish Head is the nation's 13th-largest craft brewing company. It's based in nearby Milton.

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Baltimore men charged with assault after dispute over $18 taxi fare in Ocean City

Two Baltimore men were arrested Monday for refusing to pay their $18 taxi fare and then assaulting the driver, according to Ocean City Police.

Police said four passengers in a taxi that stopped near 126th Street and Coastal Highway in the early morning hours of Aug. 17 refused to pay the fare. Two of the passengers, Justin M. Washington and Troy M.

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Heavy surf prompts nearly 200 rescues over two days in Ocean City

Ocean City lifeguards made nearly 200 rescues Sunday and Monday, including more than a dozen while they were off duty, as heavy surf pounded the beach and caused dangerous rip currents.

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Woman wins White Marlin Open

A Virginia Beach angler became the first woman to ever win the White Marlin Open, which marked its 42nd annual tournament last week in Ocean City.

Cheryl McLeskey and her team aboard Backlash reeled in a 94-pound white marlin on Aug. 5, just about half-way through the tournament. She had to wait two days to see whether any other boat hauled in a larger fish.

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