Ocean City MD

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Civil rights activists plan O.C. protest of Black teens’ arrests

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Civil rights activists say they'll protest along the way to a popular Maryland beach destination on Thursday to bring attention to the violent arrests of Black teenagers in June that stemmed from confrontations over vaping. Carl Snowden from the Caucus of African American Leaders said during a Monday press conference in Annapolis that the demonstrators are aiming to "raise the consciousness" of people traveling to Ocean […]

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Boating collision off coast of Ocean City kills 1, injures 1

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died and another was injured in a boating collision off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports a call about the crash 60 miles offshore came in Friday afternoon. The city's fire department said in a Facebook post that one of the patients was pronounced dead by paramedics about 25 miles offshore and another person […]

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Fire officials: 7 escape burning boat in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Fire officials say seven passengers escaped without injury from a burning boat in the water off Ocean City, Maryland. The fire department said in a Facebook post that it was called to the scene around 5:15 a.m. The department says that at the time of the fire, there were seven passengers aboard the vessel, and they were rescued by a civilian boat in the area. […]

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Girl calls scars, shark tooth necklace ‘souvenirs’ of shark bite in OC

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Days after getting bitten by a shark, Jordan Prushinski asked her parents to buy her a shark tooth necklace at a gift shop just as her family was leaving Ocean City, Maryland. "It will be a souvenir of the incident. I was bitten by a shark, and it's a shark tooth necklace," the 12-year-old said at the family's home in Plains Twp. while sporting the necklace. […]

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Entertainment

Late-arriving catch upends standings at White Marlin Open

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A late-arriving catch upset the scales and appears to have upended the outcome of the premier competition on the final day of the White Marlin Open on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Butch Wright of Arnold, Maryland, brought in to late Friday an 85.5-pound white marlin. That would give him the top prize at the 48th annual fishing tournament. Wright edged out Mike Atkinson of Virginia Beach, […]

today08/09/2021 6

Events

Teen’s body found after pulled under Ocean City rip current

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A 17-year-old boy’s body was recovered Thursday, a day after he is believed to have drowned in Ocean City, Maryland. The Washington Post reports that officials said the incident began around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday when the teen, who is from Annapolis, was swimming in waist-deep water in the ocean near 112th Street. Capt. Butch Arbin of the Ocean City Beach Patrol said the boy “got […]

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Girl injured in suspected shark attack in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Family members of a 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl say she suffered injuries after a suspected shark attack in Maryland that left her with 42 stitches for 20 cuts. Jordan Prushinski and her family told WBRE-TV that they were on vacation Monday at the beach in Ocean City when Jordan went into knee-deep water. She was swimming with her family when she limped out of the water […]

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Entertainment

Appellate judges uphold Ocean City’s topless ban

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed a Maryland beach town’s right to ban women from topless sunbathing. A law in Ocean City allows men to be topless but not women. A three-judge panel in Richmond, Virginia, ruled unanimously Wednesday that the law is constitutional. Ocean City passed the law in 2017 after one of the plaintiffs in the case contacted Ocean City police and asserted […]

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News

Coast Guard searches for teen swimmer off Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a 17-year-old boy who went missing while swimming at an Ocean City beach. The Coast Guard says Ocean City’s 911 dispatch center received a report of a missing swimmer around 3:50 p.m. Wednesday. The teen went missing in the area of 112th Street. Maryland Natural Resources Police, the Ocean City Fire Department and the Ocean […]

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