Two Arrested for Attempted 1st Degree Murder / Assault

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Two individuals from Pocomoke are in jail after an investigation into an assault and attempted murder case. According to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, on January 23rd at approximately 4:20 am, law enforcement personnel from the Pocomoke City Police Department were dispatched to a home on 2nd Street in Pocomoke City in reference to an…

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UPDATE: Hazmat Incident in Pocomoke City, MD

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The Worcester County Special Hazards Response Team responded to a chemical emergency in Pocomoke City this afternoon. A patient had been exposed to Iodine Monochloride. Two other victims were exposed– an additional employee and a first responder– who encountered the first patient during treatment. Initial efforts were to confirm all chemicals involved and identify proper…

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Three Arrested on Firearm & Drug Charges in Pocomoke

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An investigation into firearms and drugs by the Worcester County Sheriff’s office ended with the arrest of three Pocomoke residents. Search warrants were authorized for two residences – on Short Street and Bonneville Avenue. Members of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Enforcement Team were assisted during the execution of these two search and seizure…

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Pocomoke-Based Radio Station Gutted by Fire

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A fire has destroyed radio station WGOP (formerly WDMV) in Pocomoke City. According to the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire at 1637 Dunn Swamp Road was reported Thursday morning. Members of the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company responded. The fire also drew other units from Maryland and Virginia. Significant fire and smoke conditions…

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Cat in Pocomoke Area Tests Positive for Rabies

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A cat in Pocomoke has tested positive for rabies.According to the Worcester County Health Department, the rabid cat was located in the area of Colona Road, and is a dark gray striped, short-haired female.Anyone who has had contact with this animal contact is urged to contact the Worcester County Health Department at 410-641-9559. Post exposure…

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Pocomoke Firm Gets Army Armor Contract

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A Worcester County company has been awarded a task order for procurement of the US Army’s next generation Modular Scalable Vest, or MSV. Hardwire LLC, based in Pocomoke City, said the program will replace heavy body armor systems with new lightweight armor and carriers. The contract will last for nine years, with the goal of…

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Woman Found Murdered At Worcester Co. Residence

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Maryland State Police are investigating the murder of a woman whose body was found in a residence Wednesday night. Investigators discovered the body of 48-year-old Lesa Renee White of Atlantic, Virginia in a residence in the 1,400-block of Snow Hill Lane in Pocomoke City. The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was asked to assume the…

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Man Charged Following 17-Hour Weekend Standoff

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A peaceful end to a 17-hour standoff in Worcester County…An incident over the weekend sent a man to a hospital first for an evaluation.Now, Erle Tatterson of Pocomoke City is in custody for first-degree assault.The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office says Tatterson eluded an attempted traffic stop Saturday, stopped and fled into a residence, and pointed…

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Pocomoke City Race Discrimination Case Settled

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A racial discrimination case has resulted in a $1.2-million settlement between the Justice Department and the Worcester County Sheriff and the State of Maryland. Related retaliation claims against Pocomoke City were also resolved. A former Pocomoke City officer filed a complaint in 2016 alleging that he was subject to repeated racial epithets and other racially-charged…

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Update: Fire Causes $5.5-M Damage At Pocomoke Business

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A massive fire causes about $5.5-million damage to a wood processing facility in Pocomoke City. The Maryland State fire Marshal’s Office says the weekend blaze at Eastern Shore forest Products is still under investigation. It was first discovered by employees. Crews from Delaware, Maryland and Virginia responded. It took about nine hours to bring the…

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#masksonmaryland Event Held In Worcester Co.

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Worcester County, Atlantic General Hospital and the State of Maryland conduct more than 3,300 coronavirus tests at the West Ocean City Park and Ride and in Pocomoke City since the start of regular testing events. That’s more than a quarter of all tests conducted to date in Worcester County. The state has also organized regular…

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First Ever Delmarva Farmers Union Convention Held Over the Weekend

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Area farmers converged on Pocomoke City this weekend for the first annual Delmarva Farmers Union Convention. The inaugural event kicked off what organizers hope to be an annual gathering, focusing on discussing issues pertinent in agricultural communities. Among the issues: access to food markets, creating opportunities for new farmers, and regulations that hinder sales across…

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