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O.C. parking changes for Fourth of July

It will cost you more to park at the inlet parking lot in Ocean City on the Fourth of July, but the $50 flat fee will cover all day.

Ocean City officials said the change will allow visitors to come as early as 5:30 a.m. and stay as late as midnight without paying an hourly rate. The usual cost to park in summer is $3 per hour.

If the lot doesn't fill up, latecomers will be allowed in starting at 3...

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Fourth of July holiday happenings at the beach

Headed out for a long holiday weekend? Keep in mind that traffic patterns and parking will be affected by some of these events. Here's a quick look at what's poppin' for the holiday weekend on the shore:


Fourth of July celebration. The Ocean City Department of Recreation and Parks puts on a great show for the Fourth of July, starting with a free concert at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m....

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Man fleeing arrest falls from fifth-floor window of O.C. hotel

A man who police said assaulted a woman pushing a baby stroller inside an Ocean City hotel is in stable condition after falling five stories in an attempt to flee the scene.

Ocean City Police said the 18-year-old from Hedgesville, W. Va., assaulted a woman, 26, on the third floor of a hotel in the vicinity of Second Street and Atlantic Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night.

The man, identified by police...

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Police: Man, 50, found unresponsive at Dewey Beach dies

DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) — Police say a 50-year-old California man has died at Dewey Beach in a drowning or diving death.

Police say the man, who died Saturday night, was found unresponsive in the area of the Chesapeake Street Beach.

Authorities say members from Dewey Beach police, the Dewey Beach Patrol and Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department were involved in the effort to resuscitate the man.


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O.C. shark sighting goes viral as officials urge beachgoers to back off

The shark seen in Ocean City may have gone on its way by now, but it went viral on Thursday, leaving behind a popular #ocshark hash tag on social media, loads of images and some frustrated officials.

The hammerhead shark that swam in to shore and even came close to beaching itself was most likely ill or possibly about to give birth, according to local officials.

And the worst thing for the fish was...

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Hammerhead shark spotted near shore in Ocean City

A hammerhead shark has been seen swimming close to the shore in Ocean City over the past two days leading lifeguards to temporarily close portions of the beach to swimmers.

The shark is believed to be hurt, according to Capt. Butch Arbin of the Ocean City Beach Patrol.

"We do believe that there's something wrong," said Arbin. "It’s either sick or injured. But it's very visible from the beach."


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