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Man gets 12 years in Elkton-area drug case

ELKTON — A man received a 12-year prison sentence Tuesday for a drug conviction linked to a January 2018 police raid in which investigators arrived at the defendant's Elkton-area residence while he allegedly was having sex with a 15-year-old girl in his bedroom.


Overdose leads to Elkton man's second arrest in three days

ELKTON — A heroin overdose inside an Elkton apartment building over the weekend led to the arrest of a man who — for the second time in three days — stood accused of “allowing drug users to use his residence” to take drugs, according to Cecil County District Court records.


Five candidates apply for Elkton commissioner seat

ELKTON — With the deadline for applications closing this week, at least four political newcomers and one municipal government veteran have put in their bids to fill the seat left vacant by the passing of Commissioner Mary Jo Jablonski last month.


Elkton mayor to be subject of comedy roast

ELKTON — The town's first-ever comedy roast has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 4, and the man of the evening at the center of all the jokes will be none other than Mayor Rob Alt himself.


Cecil Co. Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An Earleville, Md., man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. Freddie Crockett, 40, will serve 10 years in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervised release.


Nurse Fears Deportation After Decades Living in Maryland

A Liberian woman living in Maryland for almost 30 years could be forced to return a country where her family was killed if an immigration deadline passes Sunday. About 4,000 Liberians are in the U.S. under Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), and for almost 30 years U.S. presidents have extended their


Maryland Man Wins Jackpot at Hollywood Casino

PERRYVILLE (WJZ) — A lucky man from Maryland won the jackpot last night at the Hollywood Casino in Perryville. Andrew, from Port Deposit scooped $17,167.32. Follow @WJZ on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook.


Patterson High Stabbing Suspect Charged As An Adult, Police Say

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Bernard Hopkins, the suspect in the Pattereson High School stabbing, has been charged as an adult, police said. This story is developing.


Two big redevelopment plans are approved by Newark City Council

First the redevelopment of the College Square Shopping Center was approved by Newark City Council. "Long overdue, absolutely," said Newark City Councilman Jerry Clifton. The new plan will include two apartment buildings with 181 studio apartments, 117 two bedroom apartments, six three bedroom apartm


Maryland Park School construction begins

Excavation of property at the corner of Maryland Avenue and 9th Street in Brandon began late last month for the construction of the city’s new elementary education complex, Maryland Park School.


Family seeking answers after puppy dies in plane's cargo hold during flight

PASADENA, Calif. (Video from KCAL) — A California family is seeking answers from an airline after its pet dog died during a flight. KABC reported Monday that Andranik Avetisian of Pasadena says his family’s 5-month-old purebred Central Asian shepherd was found dead in the cargo hold of a KLM Dutch R


Trial to start over dozens of dead horses at Maryland farm

The owner of a Maryland farm is going to trial after dozens of horses were found dead and decaying as more than 100 others were neglected and starving on her property. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports 75-year-old Barbara Pilchard is set to appear in court Tuesday morning on charges of animal cru


It took 66 firefighters to put out large Maryland house fire; family displaced

DUNKIRK, Md. — Three adults, one child and three dogs have been displaced after a house fire in early Tuesday morning in Dunkirk, Maryland, officials said. Around 12:35 a.m., firefighters responded to the 6400 block of Bob White Court.


Cecil opioid lawsuit takes aim at family behind OxyContin

ELKTON — The law firm representing more than 600 nationwide government entities, including Cecil County, is now taking aim at the Sackler family, who owns the maker of opioid painkiller OxyContin, for its role in creating “the worst drug crisis in American history” for their profit.


Police: One dead, two injured in North Philadelphia shooting, suspect sought

NORTH PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - Police are investigating a triple shooting Tuesday night in North Philadelphia that left one man dead and two critically injured. Investigators say the shooting happened on the 2900 block of North Howard Stree shortly after 6 p.m.


Maryland Gov. Hogan signs bill into law that would provide interest-free loans to feds working without pay

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill into law on Tuesday that creates a fund to give loans to federal employees who are forced to work without pay during government shutdowns.


Mom left note saying system failed to protect her and baby

NEWPORT, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman who killed her toddler and herself rather than surrender custody left a note to judges, lawyers and her family accusing the system of failing to protect them from domestic abuse.


Train strikes person along tracks in Delaware

A person was struck by a train Monday night on Delaware city's North Side, Delaware police said. Delaware police and fire were called at 8:45 p.m. to the railroad tracks in the vicinity of Pennsylvania and Heritage avenues.


California party bros visit Newark to ‘fight for the right to party’

Monday’s Newark City Council meeting took a bizarre twist when two “party bros” from California showed up to ask council to repeal the unruly gathering law that riled up students earlier this month.


Murder Charges Filed In In Crash That Killed Mummers: Report

PHILADELPHIA — The Delaware man accused of causing a crash that killed three people with ties to a Mummers group is now facing murder charges in connection with the Jan. 2 crash., according to a new report.