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Elkton man facing gun charges following stolen gun sale tip from New Castle County Police to Maryland State Police

A Maryland man is in jail after a joint investigation between state police there and New Castle County authorities. According to Maryland State Police, New Castle County Police assisted with their multi-jurisdictional, multi-state investigation into Scott Eric Spangler, 47, of Elkton. Delaware polic


Man caught with 2+ lbs. of cocaine gets 12 years

ELKTON — A man caught with nearly 3 pounds of cocaine last January during a traffic stop near North East received a 12-year prison term Friday. Retired Cecil County Circuit Court Judge V. Michael Whelan imposed a maximum 25-year sentence on the defendant, Daniel R. Alfaro, 29, of Manassas, Va., for


Downtown Newark’s Restaurant Week begins Monday

For the 13th year, downtown Newark restaurants are hoping a week of specials will help lure in customers during a traditionally slow month. The annual Restaurant Week kicks off Monday and runs through Jan. 27.


4 boys, ages 12 to 14, arrested for rape in Delaware

NEWARK, Delaware (WPVI) -- Police in Newark, Delaware are investigating a disturbing crime involving the rape of a girl by four boys all under the age of 15, and they fear more victims may be out there.


Great Wolf Lodge tax incentives gain support during hearing

ELKTON — The news that Great Wolf Lodge would come to Perryville caused very few waves at a public hearing Tuesday night on a tax incentive package Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy is offering to seal the deal.


Police capture suspect in Elkton stabbing case

ELKTON — Investigators captured a man who is facing attempted murder charges at a downtown Elkton residence Tuesday night — three days after he allegedly stabbed a friend several times and then fled, police reported.


4 Boys Charged With Raping Young Girl In New Castle County

NEW CASTLE COUNTY, Del (CBS) – New Castle County police have arrested four boys accused of raping a young girl. Police say there may be more victims. Police say the four boys forced their way into the victim’s home and raped her on Dec. 11. They then threatened the victim with a weapon and warned he


Church to celebrate MLK with Monday service

ELKTON — In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s enduring legacy, Wright’s AME Church will host its 29th annual celebration of the civil rights leader starting at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21.


Local students named to academic lists

Over 1,500 students were named to the Dean's List at York College of Pennsylvania. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher. Included on the list are: Bryan Bell, of Chesapeake City, a sophomore busine


Cecil County Community Mediation office now independent

ELKTON — In just three years, the Cecil County office of Community Mediation of the Upper Shore is now self-sufficient, meaning it will operate independent of the Chestertown-based nonprofit and become the Cecil County Community Mediation Center.


The Bookshelf: Want the buzz about new books?

ELKTON — Have you ever wanted insider book knowledge? Stop by a Book Buzz, hosted by the Cecil County Public Library! It’s a new type of program where staff will present on 10 to 15 upcoming spring releases of all types, from thrillers to historical fiction. If any of the books interest you, just ad


Maryland Teacher Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency In Front of Students

A Rockville middle school teacher died Thursday after suffering a medical emergency as she was teaching students in the classroom. Deanna Perucci was an English teacher at Herbert Hoover Middle School. Principal Dr. YM Kim said in a statement that Perucci was kind and committed to others.


With council's blessing, special tax district bill proceeds

ELKTON — Despite County Council Vice President Jackie Gregory’s concerns, the council agreed Tuesday to support County Executive Alan McCarthy’s lobbying efforts to ease special tax district law to pay for broadband expansion in rural areas of the county.


Mind Body Spirit Festival to showcase health vendors, sessions

ELKTON — Now that the hustle and bustle of the winter holidays has ended, it is the perfect time to relax and unwind at Cecil College’s Mind, Body & Spirit Festival on Jan. 18 and 19, said Tammy Rapposelli, lifelong learning program and event coordinator at the college.


Maryland Cryptologist Killed In Syria: Patch PM

Share-worthy stories from the Maryland Patch network to talk about tonight:. The 35-year-old intelligence expert described as a "rockstar" in her field reportedly leaves behind two children under the age of 5.


The week ahead: MLK Day events, Restaurant Week

Community worship service: Sunday, 3 p.m., at St. John AM Church, 77 New London Road. Community members are invited to help celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Seating is limited; RSVP by calling 302-731-5390.


All Lanes Of Tydings Bridge Reopened

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (WJZ) — Tydings Bridge on the Harford and Cecil county line was reopened Friday morning after a vehicle fire shut down the bridge. The vehicle fire was on the NB side of the bridge.


Newark gas station robbed at knifepoint

Police are searching for a knife-wielding man who robbed a Newark gas station early Thursday morning. The robbery happened just before 4 a.m. at the Exxon station at 820 S. College Ave., according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.


Newark mayor will not seek re-election in April

Newark Mayor Polly Sierer emailed City Council members Friday morning that she had decided not to seek a third term as mayor. The Newark Post had reported in December that Sierer intended to run.


Maryland Food Bank Works To Keep Maryland Families Fed Amid Government Shutdown

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Day 28 of the federal shutdown brought a spike in the number of Marylanders who need help feeding their families and community organizations are trying to help employees who are out of options.