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Maryland State Police search for driver in fatal hit-and-run

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle believed to be involved in a fatal hit and run crash in Wicomico County. A news release identifies the victim is a 14-year-old male from Salisbury, Maryland, who was taken from the scene to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Sunday night. State Police say they found a white 2016 Cadillac […]

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Alex Smith retires after comeback from gruesome leg injury

Alex Smith is retiring from the NFL after making an improbable comeback from a broken leg. Smith announced his retirement Monday on Instagram, saying he still has plenty of snaps left him just shy of his 37th birthday but is calling it quits to enjoy time with his family. Smith earned AP Comeback Player of the Year honors for getting back on the field last season, two years removed from […]

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Former U.S. education secretary runs for Maryland governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former U.S. Education Secretary John King says he's running for governor of Maryland. King announced on social media Tuesday he is seeking the Democratic nomination. He's entering a growing field of candidates in the 2022 election. They are running to succeed Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who is term limited. King was education secretary during former President Barack Obama's administration. King says as governor he would focus […]

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Events

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth sat by herself at Prince Philip's funeral and now will embark on the next phase of her reign alone. In accordance with strict social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic, the monarch sat by herself Saturday, without the man who had been by her side for 73 years. The monarch's four children and eight grandchildren sat in small groups nearby, during a stripped-back service […]

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Featured

Bethany Beach bans big beach holes; sand safety cited

BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — A Delaware beach town is banning beachgoers from digging large holes in the sand. The new ordinance passed unanimously Friday at the Bethany Beach town council meeting. It bans holes larger than 1 foot deep and 2 feet wide. Town officials say the ordinance is a safety measure. They cited reports of rescues in nearby towns when large holes unexpectedly collapsed on children. In Ocean […]

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Ocean City seeks to shush the Boardwalk a little

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The Town of Ocean City is considering a new noise ordinance this week to tighten up on loud music and shouting on its iconic boardwalk. The town council will take up discussion at its Monday meeting on the proposal; it limits noise from speakers, radios, or human shouting to between 60 and 75 decibels depending on the time of day and location on the boardwalk. […]

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Coast Guard divers hope to reach 12 missing in capsized ship

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Divers searching for oil industry workers on a capsized lift boat prepared to enter the overturned vessel on Friday. The effort to rescue 12 missing people has been complicated by daunting technical challenges and continued bad weather. The hope is that they have found air pockets to survive inside the Seacor Power, most of which is submerged in 50-foot seas about 8 miles off the […]

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Maryland schools continue comparatively slow reopening plan

Maryland public school students have had some of the least opportunities in the nation to attend regular in-person instruction despite the state's moderate COVID-19 spread. Roughly half of normal in-person instruction is open in Maryland — the fifth-lowest in the nation as of April 13, according to Burbio, a community event tracker. Maryland ranks toward the middle of states in daily average of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in […]

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Entertainment

J-Rod are done: Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez have split

LOS ANGELES (AP) — J-Lo and A-Rod are no longer J-Rod — officially. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez told the "Today" show Thursday in a joint statement that they are calling off their two-year engagement. "We are better as friends," the statement says. The couple started dating in early 2017. They issued a statement in March that disputed reports they were breaking up. The couple was given the nickname "J-Rod" […]

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