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Ocean City business grounds Trump airplane banners

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The owner of Ocean Aerial Ads will pull political banners supporting Donald Trump after a series of complaints.

Media outlets report that the ads, which flew on banner planes for only one day, allegedly read "Stop Mad Cow Disease Stop Hillary" and "America First. Build That Wall."

Owner Bob Bunting received numerous complaints about the banners.

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Ocean City Inlet to be dredged beginning this weekend

The 150-foot Dreddge Currituck is scheduled to arrive Friday in Ocean City to begin dredging the channel through the inlet this weekend, the Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday.

The Currituck, an Army Corps hobber dredge based in Wilmington, N.C., is designed to work in shallow-draft ocean bar channels along the Atlantic coast.

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4 cases of Legionnaires' disease traced to Ocean City condo

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Health officials say four cases of Legionnaires' disease have been traced to an Ocean City condominium.

Worcester County Health Department spokeswoman Kathy Derr says the Golden Sands Condo was first linked last fall when health officials discovered two cases involving people who contracted the disease after staying there.

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Coastal bays program: hotel removed protected nests

The Maryland Coastal Bays Program says 14 migratory bird nests that included 40 gull eggs were illegally removed from a hotel in Ocean City.

Media outlets report that in late May, the manager of the Comfort Inn on the Ocean City boardwalk ordered maintenance staff to remove the nests from the roof. Some eggs were hatching, but coastal bays program spokeswoman Sandi Smith says none of the birds survived.

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Four Dewey Beach police officers injured after responding to fight

Four Dewey Beach police officers were injured after responding to a fight at a restaurant parking lot. The Dewey Beach Police Department says in a news release that the incident began Sunday morning after a Dewey Beach officer witnessed 10 to 15 people fighting at the parking lot. Police say the officer tried to intervene before calling for assistance.

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Air Force Thunderbirds return to the skies in OC this weekend

The Air Force's famous Thunderbirds will streak across Ocean City's skies this weekend, marking their return to air shows after a crash in Colorado two weeks ago.

The Thunderbirds — a precision aerobatic team of red, white and blue fighter jets — are the headliners of the two-day OC Air Show, now in its ninth year in the Eastern Shore resort town.

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