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Improvements Being Made to Pay by Plate Parking System in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, Md--As Ocean City officials prepare for the summer season, they're looking at ways to make their parking system more user friendly. The pay by plate system was introduced last summer and some say it's too complicated to use.


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.


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


Police Searching for Millsboro Armed Robbery Suspect

Delaware State Police is on the lookout for an armed robbery suspect in Sussex County. Millsboro– The Delaware State Police are currently investigating an attempted robbery and are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect.


Ocean City PD sees decrease in crime with their 2018 annual report

OCEAN CITY, Md. – Ocean City sees an influx of visitors every single year, but with more people, could come more crime. Jessica Waters, the Communications Manager for OC says, “We have about 8 million visitors per year so we have a lot of people that come into ocean city and what’s really makes us u


Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019 info

Ocean City, Maryland 2019 – Ocean City will be glowing in green as the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, sponsored by the Delmarva Irish-American Club, marches down Coastal Highway on Saturday, March 16, beginning at noon. The procession begins at 60th Street and marches south to the 45t


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.


Long-term tourism strategic plan examined

(Feb. 22, 2019) Revisiting and revamping the resort’s top five long-range plans for luring new and returning visitors dominated the Tourism Commission meeting last Monday. Communications Manager Jessica Waters hosted a discussion on possible updates to the Tourism Strategic Plan, which was last amen


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.


Top 10 free things to do in Ocean City this spring

There’s no better way to whet your whistle for summer than to plan a trip to Ocean City while the crowds still are small. Whether you’re making a day trip or taking a long weekend, there are plenty of free things to do in Ocean City and the surrounding area so you can save your money and splurge whe


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


Berlin man faces charges for selling crack cocaine to cop

(Feb. 22, 2019) Joshua Handy Pitts, 50, of Berlin, faces up to 84 years in prison and $85,000 in fines after selling crack cocaine to an undercover narcotics detective on four occasions at the same location on Coastal Highway.


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.


Police Looking for Missing Lewes Teen

LEWES, Del.- Delaware State Police are asking the public's help in locating a 14-year-old Lewes girl reported as missing. Troopers have issued a Gold Alert for Rielley Ryan, who was last seen at approximately 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Tall Pines MHP in Lewes.


Fire Destroys Snug Harbor Home

WEST OCEAN CITY — An unoccupied second home in Snug Harbor in West Ocean City was completely consumed by a fire late Wednesday night, sending one firefighter to the hospital with minor injuries.


More than 3,500 athletes to perform at Reach the Beach

(Feb. 22, 2019) Epic Brand’s Reach the Beach cheerleading national championship for recreation and school teams will take place this weekend at the Ocean City convention center on 40th Street.


Dagsboro Woman Killed After Car Crashes Into Pond

TOWNSEND, Del. - A Dagsboro woman was killed after her car slid into a pond off of Route 1. Delaware State Police say Jamie L. Powell (35), was driving in the area of New Discovery Rd., and lost control on the snow covered roadway around 1:06 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 20.


Casino drug bust leads to distribution charge

(Feb. 22, 2019) Robert Lee Elmore, 45, of Princess Anne, was arrested early Sunday morning at Ocean Downs Casino, near Ocean Pines, and charged with three counts of drug possession, including a felony count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, not marijuana, with intent to distribute.


Police identify the driver who traveled off of Route 1 and into a pond in Townsend

According to Delaware State Police, Jamie Powell, 35, of Dagsboro was the driver killed in the accident on Wednesday 20, 2019. Police say the 2016 Hyundai Sonata driven by Powell lost control on the snow covered Route 1 northbound in the area of New Discovery Road around 1:06 p.m., slid off of the e


Larmore will end 10-year stint as chief

Will return to pre-chief job in developing, construction. (Feb. 22, 2019) After mulling a change of course for the past year, Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Larmore resigned last week to pursue a business opportunity in the construction industry.