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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OC St Patrick’s Day Parade Returns Sat, March 11

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After Covid and last year’s stormy weather, the Ocean City St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival returns to Coastal Highway on Saturday, March 11th. The parade is sponsored by the Delmarva Irish American Club – Madlyn and Billy Carder of BJ’s have been named grand marshals and Former Governor Larry Hogan will serve as honorary…

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Ocean City’s Springfest Concert Tickets Go on Sale Today

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Tickets for the Springfest Headline concerts go on sale this morning! The three headline acts – are “Shadows of the 60’s” A tribute to Motown Thursday, May 4th, Collective Soul on Friday, May 5th and Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives on Saturday, May 6th. VIP ticket sales begin at 9am – public ticket sales…

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Free Christmas Tree Drop-Off Site in Ocean City, Maryland

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Ocean City, Maryland is providing a free Christmas tree drop-off site at the 100th Municipal Parking Lot. Bring your trees to the northeast corner of the 100th Street lot between now and January 18th. The Town of Ocean City wants you to remove all tinsel, ornaments and other non-wooden items from the tree. Trees collected…

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Midterm Elections

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A strong slate of candidates wasn’t enough for a red wave to take shape in Delaware. There was no change in the statewide offices. Democrats Lisa Blunt Rochester, Kathy Jennings and Colleen Davis were all re-elected to Congress, Attorney General and State Treasurer and Lydia York carried her momentum from the Delaware Primary to win…

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Ocean City Special Event Zone Begins Tuesday

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As OC BikeFest draws to a close, Ocean City is again ready to go into Special Event Zone mode – beginning on Tuesday. This is in anticipation of the arrival of H2Oi – an unsanctioned social media-generated car event that moves into the resort for a week in late September over the past several years…

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Update #2: Man Gets Shot on Ocean City Boardwalk

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Update @ 4 a.m. Tuesday Police are asking if anyone can identify the persons appearing in this screenshot from the surveillance video to contact police at 410-520-5136 or via the OCPD website. Photo courtesy OCPD Update @ 9:20 a.m. Monday One person has been shot in Ocean City in the area of North Division Street and…

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UPDATED & Breaking: Another Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Ocean City

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UPDATED – 08/27/22 – 10am – A 21-year-old Pennsylvania woman is dead after she was struck by a car on Coastal Highway at 59th Street in Ocean City just before midnight. Ocean City Police say Sophia Battisti was crossing against the pedestrian signal. Police say Good Samaritans initiated lifesaving efforts until EMS arrived, but Battisti…

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VIDEO | Gov. Hogan Announces Shore Crimefighting Initiative, Addresses Md. Association of Counties

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan discussed an anti-crime initiative Thursday in Worcester Co. - photo courtesy of the Office of Md. Gov. Larry Hogan
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Maryland is forming a new Lower Shore Coalition of the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network. MCIN is a coordinated criminal justice network, targeting a range of criminal activity: drugs, firearms, human trafficking and gang-related crimes. Worcester County and Somerset County will join Dorchester County, which already participates. The Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network is active in 16…

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Gov. Larry Hogan Visits Eastern Shore, Ocean City

Governor Hogan was joined by Department of Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder for a visit to Bartenfelder Farms in Preston. A family farming operation since the early 1900’s, Bartenfelder Farms has always been in the produce business, and they also grow wheat, beans and corn.
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“It’s starting to sink in a little bit.” Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appeared with WGMD’s Mike Bradley on The Talk of Delmarva as he began a visit to the Eastern Shore and Ocean City, with the final few months of his second term lying ahead. “It’s kind of bittersweet. Eight years is a long time,…

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Woman Arrested on Prostitution-Related Charges in Ocean City

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A Houston, Texas woman faces prostitution-related charges following her arrest in Ocean City, as police conducted a human trafficking operation in conjunction with the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team. According to Ocean City Police, ads were posted by females on various social media websites offering sex for money in the Ocean City area. Detectives arranged…

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White Marlin Open Underway – Scales Busy with Tuna

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White Marlin Open – first boat into the scales Monday afternoon was the 10-4 Joker out of Chincoteague with a qualifying dolphin weighing in at 29 pounds. Multiple boats came into the scales – with a lot of yellowfin tuna, a qualifying wahoo – but so far (at 7pm) no white or blue marlin –…

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408 Boats Sign Up for White Marlin Open

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408 boats are registered to take part in the 49th annual White Marlin Open, which begins today in Ocean City.Each boat is permitted to fish on any three of the five fishing days through this Friday. Up to $8.6-million in prize money is up for grabs. An estimated 292 boats were out fishing Monday.In addition…

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OC’s Sun & Surf Cinema to Close After Labor Day – Forever

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It’s been a staple for movie-goers in Ocean City for 50 years, now Fox Theaters announces the Sun & Surf Cinema at 143rd Street will close its doors forever after Labor Day Monday – September 5. The theater opened as a twin theater – 2 screens in 1972. Muriel and Reba Schwartz of Dover opened…

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