Ocean City MD

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US Supreme Court declines to hear topless ban challenge

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Keep those tops on in Ocean City, ladies. The Daily Record reports that the U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear a challenge of the Maryland beach town's 2017 ordinance banning topless sunbathing by women, while allowing men to go bare-chested. The justices let stand the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in August that Ocean City's gender-based prohibition is constitutional because it is […]

today02/24/2022 3

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MD State Police Arrest Suspect In Worcester County Homicide

(WEST OCEAN CITY, MD) – Maryland State Police arrested a suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a man found dead yesterday in a motel parking lot in Worcester County. The suspect is identified as Sherronte Maurice Robins, 40, of Ocean City, Maryland. Robins was arrested at 10:30 p.m. last night. After consultation with the Worcester County State’s Attorney, Robins was charged with first- and second-degree murder, first and […]

today01/25/2022 9

Entertainment

Women want Supreme Court to overturn topless sunbathing ban

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A group of women is going all the way to the top with their challenge of a beach town ban on topless sunbathing, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against allowing men but not women to show all that skin. Ocean City, Maryland, passed its ordinance four years ago after plaintiff Chelsea Eline contacted police asserting a right to go topless. An appeals court […]

today12/14/2021 21

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Orsted to construct $20 million facility in West Ocean City

WEST OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Danish energy company is moving forward with plans to build a $20 million operations and maintenance facility in West Ocean City. Orsted builds and operates renewable energy projects and is planning to make Ocean City a strategic location for the offshore wind industry. The company said in a news release Friday that construction will create up to 110 temporary and permanent jobs in […]

today10/11/2021 6

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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 […]

today09/01/2021 17

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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 […]

today08/30/2021 19

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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. […]

today08/30/2021 9

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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. […]

today08/16/2021 10

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

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