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Easton police report on recent arrests

EASTON — Easton police reported the following activity this week. • On Feb. 15, officers served 31-year-old Vanessa Jenkins of Ridgely with a criminal summons charging her with theft under $100 and theft $100 to $1,500.


The Brace Place expands to Easton

EASTON — With a growing practice in Salisbury, Dr. James Crouse of The Brace Place saw an opportunity to expand operations with an office in Easton. Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. was hired to provide architectural services for the new 2,400-square-foot orthodontist office located in the Easton Medica


A Maryland man descended from slaves took a DNA test and learned he was an African prince

In April, 66-year-old Jay Speights took an AncestryDNA test to learn about his heritage, the Washington Post reported on Friday. After putting his results through a secondary database design for African Americans, he learned that he was a decedent of the 9th King of Allada in Benin.


Digital Driver's Licenses Could Be Issued In Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD — State legislation could allow the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to begin issuing electronic licenses. House bill 180 would begin the implementation of a Mobile Driver's License, a concept created by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators in conjunction with


Modern bluegrass, folk coming to Easton

EASTON — Veteran Americana ensemble Chatham County Line, which “plays a modern kind of ‘grass,” according to Metro Pulse, will perform in the Avalon Theatre’s Stoltz Listening Room at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.


High School Choral Competition set for March 2 in Easton

EASTON — Eight high school choral ensembles will take the stage from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, to compete for $5,000 in prize money at the Second Annual Easton Choral Arts Society (ECAS) High School Choral Competition at Easton High School.


1 Dead, Another Injured in Possible Drunk Driving Crash: Maryland State Police

One person is dead and another was airlifted to the hospital Saturday after two vehicles collided on U.S. Route 301 in Charles County, Maryland, in a possible drunk driving crash, police say.


Talbot County Chamber of Commerce holds annual chairman's luncheon

EASTON — The Talbot County Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Chairman’s Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb 20, at the Talbot Country Club. During the luncheon, the chamber welcomed new Chairman Tracy Berrigan, branch manager of Shore United Bank; and expressed their appreciation with an award to the 2018


Missing Maryland teens believed to be traveling together

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — Two teenage girls who were last seen on Feb. 19 are believed to be traveling together in Montgomery County, police say. Sara Hickey Guan, 15, and Meredith Watts, 14, were both last seen by their families in their homes last Tuesday. Guan lives on Gateway Drive in the Bethesd


Prosecutors: Coast Guard lieutenant from Maryland used work computers in alleged planning of terrorist attack

The U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant spent hours on end planning a wide-scale domestic terrorist attack, even logging in at his work computer on the job at headquarters to study the manifestos and heinous paths of mass shooters, prosecutors say. He researched how to carry out sniper attacks, they contend


Exxon in Maryland hit by multiple 'flash mob' robberies

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. — In the crystal clear store security video, they come in one at a time until they’re a crowd. They appear to be teenagers, with some still wearing high school uniforms. At first they browse, then they grab as much as they can carry, and out the door they go.


First $1M Powerball Winner Of 2019 In Maryland

HAGERSTOWN, MD — Check your Powerball tickets from the Wednesday, Feb. 20 drawing —someone in Maryland won $1 million. No one hit the jackpot, which increased to $304 million for the Saturday, Feb. 23 drawing.


Tuesday is medical marijuana day in Maryland Senate

Creating and selling edible medical cannabis products; allowing inmates to receive medical cannabis treatment; and prohibiting employers from asking about marijuana use could become law in Maryland under bills being pushed in this year’s General Assembly.


Bowie man turns $5 wager into over $686K in winnings at Maryland casino

BOWIE, Md. (ABC7) — A Bowie man walked into a Maryland casino with $5 and cashed out with $686,142 in winnings. On Feb. 15, Wendell Holmes placed the small wager and won big after hitting the Super 4 Blackjack Progressive jackpot at Live! Casino & Hotel.


Two arrested on drug charges in Seaford

SEAFORD, Del. – Delaware State Police arrested two men on Thursday following an investigation into the sale of illegal drugs in the Concord and Seaford areas. Officials say the investigation began in early February, after the Sussex Governor’s Task Force and the Sussex Drug Unit received a tip that


Aquafarm planned for Cordova plant

CORDOVA — American Aquaculture Holdings LLC has acquired the Allen Harim poultry processing plant in Cordova and will develop a state-of-the-art vertically integrated aquafarm at the facility.


Residents urge commissioners to stop the hurry

ST. MICHAELS — Hasty legislation and not enough careful consideration were among the criticisms from townsfolk speaking to the St. Michaels commissioners on town property issues during the Feb. 13 meeting.


Queen Anne’s Co. Sheriff’s warning of potential phone scam

CENTREVILLE, Md. – The Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff has learned of a new potential phone scam. Earlier this month, a citizen reported the scam to the sheriff’s office, saying he received a voicemail from a person claiming to a law enforcement officer from their office. The person claime


Stamp to head Md. EMS board

EASTON — Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Clay Stamp, Talbot County’s emergency services director and assistant county manager, as the chairman of the Maryland Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Board.


Warwick Cafe gets new floors, dining area

SECRETARY — Changes have been made to Warwick Cafe at 147 Main St. in Secretary, including adding more dining space and painting most of the restaurant. Warwick Cafe Owner Jenni Phillips Warrell said construction was focused mostly on replacing the floors in the 5,768-square-foot restaurant. An area