UPDATED: Right Whale Slow Zone Extended off Ocean City Through March 1st

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UPDATED – 02/16/24 – The voluntary right whale slow zone has been extended. On Thursday the Ocean City buoy operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science re-detected the presence of right whales east of Ocean City. The slow zone is now in effect through March 1st. There…

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Ocean City, MD Police Department’s Employment of Seasonal Police Officers Expected to End This Year

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The long-standing tradition of the Ocean City Police Department employing Seasonal Police Officers is potentially closing at the end of the 2024 summer season. Thousands of law enforcement officials around the country began their careers as seasonal police officers. For years, it was one of the most sought-after summer careers and internship opportunities with colleges…

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Rehab Work on Route 50 Bridge in OC Underway

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Work has again begun on the Route 50 Harry Kelley Bridge into Ocean City. This is the continuation of long-term repairs in the eastbound lanes and sidewalk on the Route 50 Harry Kelley Memorial Bridge. This project involves 24 hour work repairing the structural steel beams and replacing any connection plates that require it. The…

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Town of Ocean City Named a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

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As 2023 ends, the Town of Ocean City, Maryland has been named a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Ocean City joins 506 communities nationwide in the movement for safer streets and better bicycling for everyone. The award recognizes the Town of Ocean City’s commitment to creating transportation and recreational resources…

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Maryland Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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A Lusby, Maryland man has been sentenced in Worcester County Circuit Court on a charge of sexual abuse of a minor. After a 2-day trial in July, 29 year old Alvin Redmon was found guilty – he was sentenced on December 15th to 25 years in prison – the maximum sentence allowed. Court records show…

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Ocean City, MD to be Designated Special Event Zone Again This Week

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With thousands of car enthusiasts in the resort community , Ocean City will be designated a Special Event Zone beginning Tuesday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 8th during the Endless Summer Cruisin’ event. The Special Event Zone reduces established speed limits in the zone and increases fines for violations. Legislation signed in 2020 allows for…

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Oceans Calling Festival Underway in Ocean City

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The first annual Oceans Calling Festival has just gotten underway in Ocean City. The gates open each day at noon. There is live entertainment on three stages throughout the day. For Festival-goers – there are also plenty of locations both around the festival venue and on the boardwalk for food, shopping or rides on the…

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Ocean City Prepared for Possible Pop-up Rally Car Event

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Historically, the “Pop-up Rally” car event occurs near the end of September. In anticipation of the possibility of the event coming back to Ocean City, all roads within the Town of Ocean City will be designated a Special Event Zone beginning Tuesday, September 19th through Sunday, September 24th. While the event appears to have moved…

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Reduced Beach Bus Stop Service During Oceans Calling Festival

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Ocean City officials are anticipating next month’s Oceans Calling Festival to be one of the busiest events the Town has hosted. With the expected number of bus riders and possible traffic delays, the Ocean City Beach Bus will be operating in a reduced-stop, express service mode, which will be in effect Friday, September 29th, Saturday,…

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Gov Wes Moore Delivers Keynote Address at MACo Summer Conference in Ocean City

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Maryland Governor Wes Moore has been in Ocean City for the Maryland Association of Counties Summer Conference. He delivered the keynote address during Saturday’s closing session of the conference – speaking about the disciplined approach required to grow Maryland’s economy amid budget shortfalls and the critical value of partnerships to emerge stronger as a state.…

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White Marlin Open Joins Sport Fishing Championship

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The White Marlin Open has announced that it will join Sport Fishing Championship’s Billfish Championship Series beginning in August of this year. SFC, the governing body of saltwater tournament fishing, will host its annual Atlantic Division Championship at the White Marlin Open tournament, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. White Marlin Open Tournament…

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18-Year-old Arrested in Ocean City After Stabbing Incident

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Ocean City, Maryland police have arrested an 18-year-old for a stabbing that occurred on June 7th in the area of 81st street at just after midnight. Officers found the male victim with stab wounds to the forearm and hip area. Ocean City EMS responded and rendered emergency medical care. The victim was transported to TidalHealth…

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UPDATED: Man Found Dead in North Ocean City Lot

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UPDATED – 11:20am – Ocean City Police and Fire officials were called to the area of 116th Street Sunday night around 11pm for an unconscious man inside a vehicle. Ocean City Police and EMS performed lifesaving efforts, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s body has been taken to the Office…

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Ocean City, Maryland Police Department Continues to Address Concerns Regarding Homeless Population

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The Ocean City Police Department continues to address concerns in area communities regarding the city’s homeless population. So far in 2023, the Ocean City Police Department has identified 17 individuals experiencing homelessness in the Town of Ocean City. This number fluctuates throughout the year. In 2022, they identified 33 individuals. If you are interested in lending…

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Man Flees Police, Gets Stolen Car Stuck on Beach!

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A Fenwick Island police officer attempted to stop this red Ford Mustang for speeding around 8:25 a.m. this past Sunday. The driver refused to stop and continued on Coastal Highway to Bethany Beach where he drove out onto the beach here at Ashwood Street, got stuck and was captured. He appeared to be under the…

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Pay to Park Now in Effect at the Beaches

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If you’re heading to the beaches on Delmarva – get ready to pay to park. Meters or other pay to park options have been in effect in Lewes and Ocean City for several weeks. However on Monday, May 15th – Fenwick Island, South Bethany, Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach all went into summer-mode…

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Nominated Properties in Ocean City, Maryland to be Judged for Beauty Spot Award

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Ocean City’s Beautification Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2023 Beauty Spot Awards–properties that are evidence of civic pride and community beauty. The available categories for Beauty Spot nominations are as follows: residential, condominium, retail, hotel, motel, commercial, restaurant and the Boardwalk. A property can be nominated by anyone, including the resident or owner…

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Ocean City, MD to be Designated Special Event Zone with Increased Law Enforcement Presence Next Week

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If you drive in Ocean City next week, expect to see increased law enforcement presence. Officers from the Ocean City Police Department with assistance from the Maryland State Police and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office will strictly enforce all traffic laws. In addition, significant traffic congestion and alternate traffic patterns are anticipated throughout the following…

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UPDATED: Search Ends for Missing Swimmer in Ocean City

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UPDATED – 5/7/23 7:15pm – Ocean City Police confirm that a body found on the beach at 4th Street early Sunday morning is the missing swimmer – 21 year old Praise Ezechibueze of New Jersey. Police say a citizen walking on the beach reported the body on the beach and members of the Major Crimes…

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Fatal Vehicle Fire in Ocean City, Maryland Under Investigation

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One person is dead following a vehicle fire late last night on 125th Street in Ocean City, Maryland. Officers located the vehicle on fire in the east parking lot and found someone dead in the vehicle.  Information is pending from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner regarding the identification of the victim and an…

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