Cambridge Woman Arrested for Robbery at Target in Easton, Theft at Walmart

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Earlier this month, deputies of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office served an arrest warrant on 34-year-old Kevisha A. Brown of Cambridge, MD. The arrest stems from a robbery that occurred at Target on Marlboro Avenue in Easton on June 20th. After conducting interviews with employees, Officers learnedthat Brown had requested employees to retrieve scooters, which…

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Apartment Building Fire in Easton Leaves Family Displaced

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A fire leaves an apartment building in Easton with heavy damage. The fire was reported at about 5:45 Wednesday evening on Southwest Street. It took crews two hours of battling the blaze before the fire in the two-story apartment building was brought under control. Maryland State Fire Marshalls believe the fire started in the kitchen…

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Fire Destroys KFC/Taco Bell in Easton

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An investigation is underway into a fire that destroyed a KFC/Taco Bell fast food restaurant on Ocean Gateway in Easton in the overnight hours on Thursday, October 26th. Employees at the neighboring Wawa initiated a 911 call, an emergency response crews responded to the scene. Despite quick, and aggressive efforts against the fire and successful…

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Easton, MD Man Arrested for Malicious Burning

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A 42-year-old Easton, Maryland man is in custody for malicious burning among other charges. The Easton Volunteer Fire Department yesterday responded to the University of Maryland Shore Medical System on South Washington Street after items were set on fire adjacent to the building. Fire Department personnel responded and quickly extinguished the flames. Upon reviewing surveillance…

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Threats Made on Facetime Leads to Arrest of Glen Burnie Resident; Lockdown Protocol at UMD Shore Medical Center

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A 44-year-old Glen Burnie resident has been arrested for displaying a handgun on Facetime and threatening the lives of two individuals. A valid protection order through Caroline County existed between one of the individuals and Martin Jay Coleman. Police yesterday had responded to Washington St. at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton,…

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Update on Easton, Maryland Airport Runway Improvement Project

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Easton Airport has now moved into the project design phase of the Airfield Modernization Program, which includes runway expansion. During the January 19, 2023 Easton Airport Advisory Board meeting, AECOM Project Manager Derek Hollinger provided the public a detailed overview. The recorded presentation preserves that portion of the meeting for further public review. The video…

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3 Charged With Arson In Dec. Fire At Vacant House

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An adult and two juveniles are charged with setting fire to a vacant home on Tilghman Island in December. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, a two-month investigation led to the arrests of 21-year-old Kristen Tre’saun Banks of Easton and two juveniles, ages 15 and 16. The fire on Black Walnut Road December…

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Thousands Turn Out For 50th Waterfowl Festival In Talbot Co.

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Big crowds came out Sunday for the 50th Waterfowl Festival in Easton, a showcase of wildlife art which also included a sportsman’s expo. A nonprofit organization presents the annual festival as it continues to advocate for protecting the wildlife and habitat of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Games and contests for kids included the kids’ fly fishing…

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Md. Looks To Fill School Bus Driver Vacancies

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Maryland is trying to get more school bus drivers tested, credentialed, hired and on the roads. Governor Larry Hogan said Friday he is directing the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration to take steps to work with school systems to streamline the process. Saturday September 25th, several MVA branches including Easton will host Bus…

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Pilot Hospitalized After Small Plane Crash In Talbot Co.

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The National Transportation Safety Board and Maryland State Police are investigating the crash of a small plane in Easton that left the pilot injured Thursday morning. At about 11:15 a.m., troopers at the Easton Barrack responded to Easton Airport for a reported small plane crash. A preliminary investigation indicates that the Trident Air single-engine plane…

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Stove Used For Heat Causes House Fire

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A stove that was left on for heat caused a house fire in Easton Tuesday. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, nearby combustibles in the kitchen caught fire at a home on Black Dog Alley Tuesday evening. Smoke alarms activated, and no one was hurt. It took firefighters about 40 minutes to bring…

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22 Charged In Talbot Co. Drug Investigation

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A ten-month drug task force investigation has led to indictments against 22 people on the Eastern Shore on state and federal charges. The Talbot County Drug Task Force has identified an Easton man, 32-year-old Anthony Banks, as the leader of a drug-trafficking organization that imported large quantities of controlled dangerous substances, including powder cocaine and…

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Man Arrested For Christmas Eve Burglary

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A Maryland man is charged in connection with a Christmas Eve morning burglary in Harrington. Police were called to the Diamond Court Apartments and discovered that a residence had been entered and property inside was damaged. The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Howard Ortman Jr. of Easton, who previously had a relationship with the occupant.…

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Phone, E-Mail Scams Investigated In Easton

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Easton Police are investigating several phone and e-mail scams.Recipients of these messages are asked to purchase gift cards and provide the caller with the information.Some of the scammers claim to represent local charities or political figures.Police are aware of one church member who was asked to buy $2,000 worth of gift cards from a local…

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Bomb Squad Investigates Political Sign-Tampering Incident

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There has been another incident involving tampering with political signs. This time, however, the investigation resulted in the evacuation of a park in Easton. Officers responded to Idlewild Park Sunday morning and discovered that fishing line, a cord and an item were duct-taped to a sign in support of President Donald Trump and Vice President…

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Star-Democrat Building Struck By Fire

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The Star-Democrat of Easton’s building is hit by a fire. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire broke out in the exterior loading dock area of Adams Publishing Group Media of Chesapeake L.L.C just after 10 p.m. Wednesday. People were working inside and got out safely. The fire was relatively contained, but…

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