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Umbrellas gone with the wind in Ocean City storm

What happens when high winds hit the beach in Ocean City?

The running of the umbrellas is what happens - at least in this video of a storm last week that drenched the town and sent beachgoers scrambling from the sand.

This scene would be a lot more fun if the umbrellas didn't seem like projectiles. Luckily, no one appears to have been hurt in the incident.

And it's amazing to watch the choreography...

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New La Quinta hotel has Ocean City by the leash

La Quinta Inn & Suites opened in Ocean City last November. The hotel is the latest entry representing chains at the beach. It sits in the space once occupied by the Ocean Voyager Motel at 33rd Street and Coastal Highway. 

The four-story structure offers 101 rooms with free parking, free breakfast and free wireless Internet access. Rooms are a pleasant shade of sandy beige and are accented with shades...

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Whale sighting thrills beachgoers in Ocean City

Beachgoers in Ocean City were having a whale of a good time on Friday.

And by "whale" we mean an actual whale.

Multiple visitors reported seeing a whale breach the surface off shore of the beach around 131st Street. Several people posted videos of the whale on social media. Others posted pictures.

Delaware Surf Fishing reported it was notified of sightings near 112th Street. The fishing website said...

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Inside Edition: Is Bay Bridge the scariest bridge in America?

If you find yourself on the brink of a panic attack at the thought of crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, you're not alone. 

Inside Edition is apparently so terrified of the bridge that it just reposted a 2013 story that asks: "Is this the scariest bridge in America?" 

The article quotes motorist Carolyn Casey, who said she could no longer make the drive across the bridge.

"What happened was I suffered...

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Manatee spotted in Chesapeake and Delaware Canal

Delaware wildlife officials are warning boaters to keep a lookout for a manatee that was spotted in the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

Cpl. John McDerby of the Division of Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police says a 7-foot manatee was spotted at the Summit North Marina in Bear on Thursday afternoon.

McDerby says it's rare for the creature, a native of Florida, to travel this far north.

McDerby...

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Man with gun arrested on O.C. boardwalk

Ocean City Police arrested a man with a gun on the boardwalk in Ocean City over the weekend.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, a boardwalk business owner called to report a man with a visible handgun on the boardwalk. Police said that while the man did not make threats with the gun, it could be seen by people on the boardwalk.

Using the city's camera surveillance system, police located the suspect...

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