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Maryland State Police Arrest Man On Child Pornography Charges In Wicomico County

(PARSONSBURG, MD) – Troopers arrested a Wicomico County man Wednesday evening after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Investigation developed evidence of distribution of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Mark Anthony Dewitt, 48, of Parsonsburg, Maryland. Dewitt is charged with 14 counts of distribution of child pornography. Beginning in May 2021, the Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into the distribution […]

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Maryland State Police Continues Work To Reduce Traffic Fatalities

(PIKESVILLE, MD) – Maryland State Police are investigating seven separate fatal vehicle crashes that occurred over the past week, while also continuing proactive efforts to reduce vehicle fatalities statewide. The most recent crash occurred Sunday evening when a man died in a multi-vehicle crash in Howard County.  Since last Wednesday, state troopers are also investigating three fatal crashes in Worcester County and one each in Baltimore, Somerset and Prince George’s […]

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Audit finds electronic tolls overbilled Maryland drivers

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — Maryland legislative auditors found that glitches in the cashless tolling infrastructure at the state’s bridges, tunnels and express lanes overbilled motorists thousands of dollars. The Baltimore Sun reports that the Office of Legislative Audit’s report on the Maryland Transportation Authority comes about a year after the state announced it permanently ceased cash toll collections and moved to fully electronic tolling systems. The report was first reported […]

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Police investigate death in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Police are investigating after the death of person found unconscious in  the Maryland resort town. Ocean City police said in a statement that a concerned citizen called police on Monday morning after finding an unconscious male outside in the area of 60th Street. Police say paramedics pronounced the person dead at the scene and detectives with the police department’s major crimes unit are investigating. The […]

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State Police Urge Extra Caution In Worcester Co. As Special Event Zone Takes Effec

(PIKESVILLE, MD) – Maryland State Police join law enforcement partners as part of a safety alliance committed to increasing safety and reducing traffic crashes throughout Worcester County’s “Special Event Zone” this week. Motorists are urged to take extra caution while traveling through Worcester County. Starting Tuesday, September 21 through Sunday, September 26, 2021, the Special Event Zone will be in effect throughout Worcester County. The special safety enforcement initiative is […]

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MD State Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Worcester County

(BERLIN, MD) – Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday afternoon in Worcester County. Shortly after 4:30 pm. on Saturday, troopers from the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack responded to the intersection of westbound US Route 50 and MD Route 610 in Worcester County for a crash involving two motorcycles. According to a preliminary investigation, a 2011 Harley Davidson, driven by Brian P. Riley, 47, […]

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Seafood company owner pleads guilty to visa fraud

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an Eastern Shore ice and seafood company and its owner have pleaded guilty to employing foreign workers illegally and visa fraud in a manipulation of a seasonal worker program to boost profits at the workers' expense. Acting U.S. Attorney Jonathan Lenzner said Wednesday in a statement that Capt. Phip's Seafood and its owners "engaged in a calculated pattern of visa fraud," deceiving the government […]

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Maryland Zoo will vaccinate certain animals against COVID-19

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Zoo says it will vaccinate certain animals that have been proven to be susceptible to COVID-19. Senior director of animal health, conservation and research Dr. Ellen Bronson said Tuesday that the zoo in Baltimore hasn't had any cases of COVID-19 in its animals, but the vaccine will “add another layer of protection.” Bronson says the zoo expects to receive doses in the fall from the […]

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Maryland marks 10K deaths from COVID-19

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has directed flags in Maryland to fly at half-staff in remembrance of more than 10,000 state residents who have died from COVID-19. The state reported Thursday morning that 21 more Maryland residents have died from the virus. That brings the total number of confirmed deaths to 10,011 over the last 19 months. Hogan says in a statement that more people are getting vaccinated […]

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