MD 336 Resurfacing Project to Begin This Week

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The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will begin a resurfacing project to improve the ride quality on MD 336 (Lakesville Road) between Blackwater Road and Andrews Road this week in Church Creek in Dorchester County. On Friday, April 12th, crews will begin milling (removing the top layer of asphalt) the roadway to prepare…

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Structure Fire in Dorchester County Under Investigation

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The cause of a shed fire in Dorchester County late yesterday afternoon is under investigation. The blaze broke out on Linkwood Drive around 5:00 p.m. damage to the structure was estimated to be at $10,000 and damage to the contents–at $20,000, according to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal. No injuries were reported.

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Overnight Pole Barn Fire in Dorchester County Under Investigation

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A structure fire that occurred on Beulah Road in Hurlock in Dorchester County after 2:30 a.m. this morning is under investigation.  Several pieces of powered equipment were in the pole barn at the time of the fire, according to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal. The fire caused an estimated $50,000 in damage. No injuries were reported.

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Accidental House Fire Displaces Resident in Dorchester County

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The American Red Cross is assisting the displaced occupant of a house in Dorchester County following a fire that occurred this afternoon. The blaze occurred in a two story, wood frame, single family home on Old House Point Road– Fishing Creek. A malfunctioning kerosene heater caused the fire, which started on the kitchen floor. According…

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UPDATED: Maryland State Police Investigating a Two-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Dorchester County; Go Fund Me Page Set Up

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UPDATED – 12/04/23 – A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help the Wrights three daughters cover the costs of their parents funeral arrangements. ======================================================= ORIGINAL STORY – 11/29/23 – Two people–both age 47–are dead after a collision between the Chevrolet they were in and a tractor-trailer early this morning. The names…

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Electrical Malfunction Leads to Fire that Causes Significant Damage to Building in Dorchester County; Blaze Rekindled Hours Later

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UPDATE: The fire that occurred yesterday afternoon close to 2 p.m. at a one story, wood frame pole building in Dorchester County was rekindled last night around 10 p.m. This time, the blaze started in the ceiling void space. The Hurlock Volunteer Fire Department came back after a passerby discovered the fire. The time it…

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Community Overdose Action Town Hall Series Begins in Dorchester County

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Lt. Governor Aruna Miller joined Special Secretary of Opioid Response Emily Keller, and local officials in Cambridge for the first of Maryland‚Äôs Overdose Action Town Hall Series. During the event, Lt. Governor Miller and administration officials heard directly from community members, who shared their ideas and insight on how the state can better address the…

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Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash in Dorchester County

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Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred in Dorchester County on Maryland Route 343 (Hudson Road) and Bar Neck Road in Cambridge. The crash happened around 12:30 pm. yesterday (Tuesday). According to a preliminary investigation, a Ford F-450 was parked on the westbound side of Hudson Road with an Intech trailer…

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Mobile Home Fire in Dorchester County Ruled Accidental

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A fire that occurred at a wood frame mobile home on Preston Road in Federalsburg in Dorchester County has been ruled accidental. Materials in the dryer vent ignited due to heat not being able to vent properly. The blaze caused an estimated $15,000 in structural damage but no deaths or injuries.

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Final Resurfacing of Route 50 in Dorchester County, MD to Begin Monday

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Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) crews will begin final resurfacing of Route 50 (Ocean Gateway) in Dorchester County this Monday. The work, which involves the resurfacing and striping near Vienna in the area of Otter Pond Branch, will be completed by Monday, May 1st, weather permitting. Starting Monday and through the following week, crews will…

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Mobile Home Fire in Dorchester County Ruled Accidental

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An accidental, electrical failure under a mobile home in Reliance, Dorchester County led to a fire that started in the living room, according to preliminary information by the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office. The fire on Partridge Lane yesterday afternoon caused an estimated $50,000 in damage. It took 25 firefighters about 45 minutes to control…

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9 Indicted In Takedown Of Eastern Shore Drug Ring

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A ‘significant’ drug trafficking organization on the Eastern Shore has been broken up following an investigation lasting several months, which has led to the indictments of nine people.According to Maryland State Police, the Caroline County Drug Task Force began investigating distribution of large amounts of cocaine, opioids, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamines in Caroline and Dorchester…

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Eastern Shore Organization Expands Programs To Assist Women, Human Trafficking Survivors

Gov. Larry Hogan took part in a ribbon cutting event April 19th at Harriet's House in Cambridge, Md. Photo courtesy of Gov. Larry Hogan's Office
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The Eastern Shore’s first support center for survivors of human trafficking opens a new venture.Mary’s Sanctuary at Harriet’s House is a new residential program that will provide comprehensive care and a safe haven for women.Governor Larry Hogan attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at Harriet’s House in Cambridge.The organization, which draws its inspiration from Harriet Tubman,…

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Suspect Arrested For Dorchester Co. Double Homicide

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A Dorchester County man faces murder charges in connection with the deaths of two men who died of blunt force injuries. Maryland State Police said Thursday that Charles Jones III of Vienna, known as Trey, was arrested in front of his residence without incident Wednesday. Jones was burning items in his back yard at the…

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2 Men Found Apparently Murdered In Cambridge

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(story update) Maryland State Police are investigating a double homicide in Cambridge. Cambridge Police responded Tuesday night before midnight to a building in the 800-block of Park Lane. Two men were found with multiple blunt force injuries. The victims have been identified as 36-year-old Cleon Mullings of Oxford, Maryland and 42-year-old Kelvin Wiggins of Cambridge.…

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House Fire In Hurlock Claims Man’s Life

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A house fire in Dorchester County has left a 73-year-old man dead. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s office, the fire on Dolby Farm Road in Hurlock grew to two alarms early Tuesday morning. Harrison Evans, a resident of the home, was found deceased. Hurlock Volunteer firefighters had the fire under control in about…

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2 Dead In Dorchester Co. House Fire

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Two people have died following a house fire in southern Dorchester County. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, the blaze broke out Saturday night at a one-story wood-frame home in the 2,600-block of Toddville Road. The fire was reported by a neighbor. Local firefighters discovered the bodies. The victims have not been identified.…

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Fire Scorches Home In Cambridge, Md.

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A fire left a single-family home in Cambridge with heavy damage Monday. No one was injured in Monday evening’s fire along School House Lane, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office. The fire apparently began in a second-floor bedroom. Smoke alarms were present and activated. Damage is estimated at $100,000 to the home and…

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Suspect Arrested For Murder On Eastern Shore

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A suspect is facing charges of murder and other crimes following a shooting death in Cambridge. Cambridge Police said officers on routine patrol on Greenwood Avenue Sunday afternoon heard gunshots in the area.They spotted someone who was firing a weapon, and apprehended him after a foot pursuit. A male shooting victim was discovered with multiple…

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