Maryland State Police conduct crime blitz in Wicomico, Dorchester Counties

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Maryland State Police, along with allied local and federal law enforcement agencies, partnered on Friday to target criminal activity and criminal organizations operating within Wicomico and Dorchester counties. In Wicomico County, enforcement efforts were based on intelligence relating to illegal drug use and sales, firearm violations and crimes of violence. In Dorchester County, the gathering…

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Dorchester County Man Charged with Four Counts of Attempted Murder

A Dorchester County man is behind bars, without bond following a dispute over a lawn mower that turned violent. Dorchester County Deputies say they responded to Lakesville Road near Church Creek for a reported assault on Monday. They learned that 23-year-old Joseph Danny Baker II had become involved in a physical altercation with a male…

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Federalsburg Man Charged with Attempted Murder

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Bobyto Saint Francklin of Federalsburg has been arrested and charged following a stabbing incident that left two people injured. Deputies say they responded around 3:09 a.m. on Thursday morning to a residence in the 5000 block of Williamsburg Church Road in Hurlock. Their investigation uncovered that that Francklin…

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Governor Hogan Urges Sec. Mnuchin Not to Delay Tubman $20 Bill

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has released a letter, urging U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to not further delay the release of a 20 dollar bill featuring Maryland abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The Governor said “citizens across Maryland the country will instead have to wait nearly a decade for this new bill to reach general circulation.” He…

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Cambridge Home Destroyed by Fire

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The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says a home in Dorchester County has been destroyed by a fire that took place on Wednesday evening. Officials say the blaze broke out around 7:44 p.m. at the two-story, wood framed home located in the 5000 block of Horns Point Road in Cambridge. The Cambridge Rescue Fire Company…

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Dorchester County Poultry House Catches Fire

The Office of the Maryland Fire Marshal says a poultry house located in Hurlock caught fire on Friday morning, heavily damaging it and it’s contents. Officials say the blaze broke out around 7:13 a.m. at a property located in the 6000 block of East New Market-Ellwood Road in Hurlock. They say a neighbor discovered the…

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Maryland Middle School Warns Parents of “Choking Challenge”

Administrators at Mace’s Lane Middle School in Cambridge are warning parents about the dangers of the “choking challenge” after students encouraged each other to choke each other to the point of passing out. The Dorchester Banner reports that two students were sent to the emergency room on Monday, one of them in a wheelchair after…

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Cambridge Man Sentenced For Running Over Police Officer

A Cambridge man has been sentenced for assaulting a city police officer in the summer of 2018. 28-year-old Armand Cornish hit the officer with a vehicle in June of last year. The officer then shot Cornish in self defense, causing him to spend months in the hospital. The suspect pleaded guilty to multiple counts of…

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