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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 […]

today08/05/2021 10


Maryland offshore wind developer announces expansion plans

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland offshore wind developer has announced plans to expand on a wind turbine project off the coast of Ocean City and create a new steel production facility to make offshore wind foundations. US Wind announced plans on Tuesday to expand its 22-turbine MarWin project off the Maryland coast with a new project called Momentum Wind, which would include up to 82 turbines. Plans also call for […]

today08/04/2021 7


19-year-old kneed by OC Police officer says he “…prayed for protection…”

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Black 19-year-old says he prayed for protection as he was repeatedly kneed by a police officer on a Maryland beach town's boardwalk during a videotaped confrontation that began over vaping. Brian Anderson told WBAL-TV that he asked God to guide and protect him "...so that this officer doesn't make this my last day." Video shows Anderson being kneed by one officer while others hold […]

today06/16/2021 9


Woman impaled by beach umbrella files negligence lawsuit

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A woman who was impaled by a beach umbrella in Maryland three years ago has sued the town and umbrella business, claiming their negligence resulted in serious injuries. A lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court says Jill Mendygral, of Kingston, Pennsylvania, was lounging on the beach in Ocean City when an umbrella was swept up by gusts of wind and impaled her chest, according […]

today06/07/2021 22


Lawsuit dismissed in death of woman buried in OC beach sand

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A lawsuit has been dismissed surrounding the death of a woman who was accidentally buried alive on a Maryland beach by a tractor in 2017. The Daily Times reports that attorneys representing Ocean City and the victim's mother filed a joint motion Tuesday stipulating the dismissal with prejudice. It doesn't say whether there was a settlement, but documents filed earlier this year stated both parties […]

today05/26/2021 17


Good Samaritan recalls jumping from bridge to save girl, 2

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man is being hailed as a hero for leaping off a bridge into a bay to save a 2-year-old girl who had been ejected into the water from a wrecked vehicle. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports Ocean City emergency responders met Friday with Jonathan Bauer, who shared his story publicly for the first time since the incident May 2. Bauer was nearby […]

today05/10/2021 8


Bystander rescues child from Maryland bay after 4-car crash

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say a bystander jumped over a highway guard rail and into a bay to rescue a child who had been thrown from a car and into the water during a crash. The Ocean City Fire Department says the child was ejected from a car on the Route 90 bridge in Ocean City on Sunday and landed in the Assawoman Bay. Officials say […]

today05/03/2021 5


Official at Maryland police agency resigns after arrest

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The deputy superintendent of the Maryland Natural Resources Police has resigned after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to remain at the scene of an accident and negligent driving. Natural Resources Police said Lt. Col. Ernest Leatherbury resigned Tuesday. Maryland State Police say he was arrested Saturday night near Ocean City. Police say Leatherbury had stopped at a red light, backed into […]

today04/21/2021 7


2020 Ocean City police stats show crime increasing

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Police statistics show crime in a popular Maryland tourist destination spiked in 2020 for the first time in five years. According to the Salisbury Daily Times, an annual report from the Ocean City Police Department showed a 21% increase in Part 1 crime, which includes rape, robbery, assault and other offenses. The largest spikes occurred in assaults, according to the report. There were no reported […]

today04/21/2021 6