Advertisement
HomeCollectionsWicomico County
IN THE NEWS

Wicomico County

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2010
A Wicomico County deputy state's attorney died Friday in a two-car collision on the Eastern Shore that left two others injured, according to the Maryland State Police. The crash happened about 12:15 p.m. on Route 50 in Pittsville, about 11 miles east of Salisbury. Sampson G. "Sam" Vincent, 52, of Salisbury was pronounced dead at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. His passenger, James L. "Lee" Britt, an assistant state's attorney for Wicomico County, was injured in the crash and is being treated at Pensinsula, state police said.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2014
Local police departments in Maryland have received more than $12 million in excess equipment from the U.S. military - from a $400,000 "mine-resistant vehicle" to a set of a dozen spoons valued at $3.06 apiece - through a federal program that has come under bipartisan scrutiny. In all, local law enforcement agencies in the state have received more than 2,000 assault rifles, 873 semi-automatic handguns and 220 12-gauge shotguns from the Department of Defense Excess Property Program since 2006, according to Pentagon data made public Friday.
Advertisement
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 27, 1999
An unidentified man died late Saturday in a fire that began on the second floor of a wood-frame house in Tyaskin, Wicomico County, the state fire marshal's office said.A passing motorist discovered the one-alarm fire about 11 p.m. in the 22000 block of Nanticoke Road. No one else was in the dwelling, according to the fire marshal's office, which estimated damage at $50,000.The identity and age of the victim, who was discovered on the second floor, was withheld pending an autopsy by the state medical examiner in Baltimore.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
The body of an 11-year-old girl who went missing while playing on a sandbar Friday was found in waters off Cobb Island in southern Maryland on Sunday, according to the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. The girl was identified as Faith Janee Lee, of Chaptico, the sheriff's office said. He family has been notified. The body was taken to the office of the chief medical examiner for autopsy, officials said. Foul play is not suspected. About 2 p.m. Sunday, a boater on the Wicomico River near Cobb Island saw a body in the water near the 17400 block of Rock Point Road and called police, said Diane Richardson, a spokeswoman with the Charles County Sheriff's Office.
NEWS
By Linda Linley and Linda Linley,SUN STAFF | June 24, 2002
A Howard County toddler was critically injured and three people drowned in St. Mary's and Wicomico counties in swimming and boating accidents over the weekend, authorities said. At Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary's County, a 39-year-old man drowned while swimming in an unprotected area of the park shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday. The man, who was not immediately identified, was pulled from the water by friends, said Heather Lynch, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Natural Resources.
NEWS
By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | March 15, 2002
AN OPEN LETTER to the residents of Salisbury and surrounding Wicomico County: I write this not as a lecture, but an appeal, less in anger than sadness, as one whose job allows living anywhere a computer plugs in, but who chooses to stay on the lower Eastern Shore, where I was born. In a nutshell, your county officials are on the verge of gutting already weak zoning that would remove any semblance of protection for rural and agricultural land. It will make a mockery of the county's comprehensive land-use plan, which calls for conserving "the rural legacy that is Wicomico County's special offering to its residents."
NEWS
By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | October 19, 2000
SALISBURY - All summer and into the fall, there's been only one story in Wicomico County - taxes. Three weeks before the Nov. 7 election, the debate over the county's first real estate transfer tax and a whopping 46-cent increase in the property tax rate approved June 1 is dividing public opinion like nothing else in the Eastern Shore's most-populous county. First came VOICE (Voters Opposing Increased County/City Expenditures), a furious and effective band of tax rebels. Led by the local real estate industry, volunteers gathered nearly 18,000 petition signatures (in a county with about 41,000 registered voters)
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2011
As the state Board of Public Works approved $264 million for school construction Wednesday, two counties asked to delay new buildings because they aren't certain they can come up with the money to finish or operate them — an unprecedented sign, officials said, of the continuing financial challenges confronting local governments. "We've never dealt with anything like this before, where we've come to this sort of crisis point," David G. Lever, director of the state's Public School Construction Program, said of the requests by Charles and Wicomico counties.
NEWS
By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | December 10, 2004
TYASKIN - The Wetipquin Bridge is a throwback, a shaky wooden span over a small creek that just about everyone agrees needs to be replaced. But how tall should it be? That question has prompted dueling petitions, accusations and general confusion in this marshy community outside Salisbury. And the answer could help determine whether the town of about 300 remains a quiet haven for kayakers or becomes a more developed destination for power boaters and others. Wicomico County officials set out to replace the bridge at its current height of about six feet above the creek.
NEWS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2011
Maryland State Police said Sunday that they were investigating after a dead body with "signs of trauma" was found in a wooded area of Somerset County, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The body — police did not specify whether male or female — was discovered by members of the Supreme Council of the House of Jacob Church in Princess Anne while they were in the woods behind the building Sunday afternoon. A Wicomico County woman went missing on Labor Day, but state police said they had no confirmation Sunday that the body is hers.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
A rash of overdose deaths from heroin laced with a powerful synthetic opiate has drawn a high-profile reaction from law enforcement and public-health officials, who are scrambling to find the source of the drugs and warn addicts of the danger. Thirty-seven people in Maryland have died after using the fentanyl-laced heroin since September. The cases represented one-tenth of more than 300 reported drug overdoses in that time, according to state health officials. But a rising trend of heroin-linked fatalities has been on the radar for years.
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2013
Clayton Lambert had not given much thought over the years about his near-state-record fish - until his 12-year-old son, Colton, caught a fish that qualified for one. More than three decades after the elder Lambert's crappie came up 4 ounces short of a Maryland record, his son's 11-pound, 6-ounce largemouth bass broke Rodney Cockrell's nearly 30-year-old record of 11 pounds, 2 ounces. Colton Lambert, a seventh-grader from Huntingtown in Calvert County, was among four anglers honored for their state records at last Saturday's Maryland Fishing Challenge in Annapolis.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
An elderly woman died of heat-related factors in Wicomico County last week, according to state health officials, the fifth death of the summer associated with rising temperatures. The death was included in a weekly report the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene releases during the summer months. Officials do not provide any identifying details about the deaths, other than that the woman was older than age 65. The report covered the week from July 9 through July 15. Earlier heat-related deaths included an elderly man and a young girl, under age 4, in Baltimore County, another elderly woman in Wicomico, and a man aged 45-64 in Howard County.
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts and Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2013
A Kent County man swam for more than five hours through the dangerous waters of Tangier Sound this week to seek help for four family members after the boat they were fishing in capsized during a sudden thunderstorm. John Franklin Riggs III, 46, of Rock Hall left the 16-foot motorboat about 7:30 Tuesday night after several waves swamped its stern, according to a statement issued by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources on Friday. Riggs, a commercial fisherman, reached shore on Deal Island about 1 a.m., knocked on the door of the closest residence to call for help, and was later aboard one of the rescue boats that pulled his father, sister, niece and nephew from the water.
NEWS
June 3, 2013
The Eastern Shore's civil rights history is not a happy one. From the lynchings of the 1930s to the Cambridge riots of the 1960s, the Shore has struggled with race relations. Much of that is in the past - although perhaps not entirely. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, civil rights groups used federal Voting Rights Act lawsuits (or in some cases, the threat of them) to convince towns and counties with large black populations to create voting districts with majority-minority populations.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | May 25, 2013
Three local boys advanced Friday to the semifinals of the state tennis championship in College Park. Severna Park's Alex Cauneac will face Reservoir's Biyik Akinshemoyin in one semifinal today, while Towson's Eric Hurwitz will play Wootton's Mateo Cevallos in the other. Cauneac advanced with two straight-set wins - 6-2, 6-1 over Dulaney's Handong Park in the first round and 6-3, 6-2 over North Hagerstown's Max Ober in the quarterfinals. Akinshemoyin beat Magruder's Jan Lasota and J.M. Bennett's Matthew Ryan to advance to the second day, while Hurowitz won against Easton's Evan Claggett and Eleanor Roosevelt's Vijay Golla.
NEWS
By Baltimoresun.com Staff | May 25, 2005
SALISBURY -- A man who worked recently at a private school in Wicomico County is accused of sexually abusing a student. Julian "Jay" Shelburne is charged with third- and fourth-degree sex offense, perverted practice, sex abuse against a minor and second-degree assault, the county sheriff's office said. Salisbury School headmaster James Landi said Shelburne was a part-time employee at the school. Landi would not say if Shelburne was working there at the time of his arrest. But sources said he was an employee there up to a month ago. The sheriff's office said the alleged incidents happened between January and April.
NEWS
November 5, 2007
Wicomico : Drug raids 17 are arrested in crackdown Wicomico County law enforcement officials made 17 arrests in five locations around the county during a two-day operation targeting drug activity. The operation involving the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office and Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force took place Friday and Saturday and was sparked by residents' complaints about drug transactions. Lt. Babe Wilson of the sheriff's office said that the increased visibility of drug transactions does not necessarily indicate a spike in drug use. Montgomery : Wheaton Wayward deer disrupts subway line A deer that wandered onto the Metro's underground tracks in the Wheaton area caused delays yesterday on the Red Line.
NEWS
By Caroline Woodall, Capital News Service | March 29, 2013
A University of Maryland, College Park freshman was arrested this week on charges of distributing child pornography and crossing state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, according to a criminal complaint. The student, Akshay Rajshekar, 18, of Salisbury, was arrested Monday after he responded to a Craigslist "casual encounters" advertisement placed by an undercover Washington, D.C., police officer, according to the complaint filed Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney's office in Washington.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2013
Eileen H. "Pat" van Breemen, an advocate for children suffering from learning disabilities and a Wicomico County political activist, died Tuesday, from multiple organ failures, at her Salisbury home. She had recently celebrated her 88th birthday. The former Eileen Barbara Hines was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa, where she graduated in 1942 from Iowa City High School. Her father was a college professor, and her mother was a Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad telegrapher and a silent movie pianist.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.