Catholic Charities to Reopen Princess Anne Homeless Shelter

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A shelter in Princess Anne that’s been closed since the summer of 2023 will be reopening. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington will reopen and manage the facility formerly known as the Lower Shore Shelter. This shelter will be leased by Catholic Charities from Somerset County – the new shelter is expected to be…

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Family Displaced After House Fire in Princess Anne

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The American Red Cross is assisting two adults and one child following a house fire in Princess Anne yesterday evening. The blaze broke out on Fitzgerald Road at the one story, wood frame, single family home. The structural damage is estimated at $30,000, and loss of contents at $10,000. The fire originated in the living…

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2024 Wicomico Spelling Bee Champions to Compete March 2nd in Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee at UMES

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Wicomico County school spelling bee champions selected through competition at the school level will now compete in the 2024 Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne on Saturday, March 2nd. The winner of the regional bee will be the area’s representative at the Scripps National Spelling…

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Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller Visits Eastern Shore to Highlight Education and Career Development Opportunities for Young Marylanders

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Lt. Governor Aruna Miller this week visited three institutions in Salisbury and Princess Anne that serve to educate Marylanders and provide workforce development skills to young people on the Eastern Shore. At each stop, Lt. Gov. Miller highlighted the critical work of these facilities in helping young Marylanders succeed in jobs of the future, as…

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Washington High School Student Arrested After Bomb Threat

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A student of Washington High School in Princess Anne, Maryland has been arrested after a bomb threat that school officials received early yesterday morning. Detectives arrested the student on campus. The student who faces several criminal charges has been referred to the Department of Juvenile Justice. School Resources Deputies assigned to the school in cooperation…

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Winter Graduation Ceremonies Today at UMES

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Friday was graduation day at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne and 187 graduates were honored during Winter graduation ceremonies. This morning’s graduation included 42 master’s and 13 doctorate-degree recipients. There were also 16 students who received the University’s first Master of Science in Physician Assistant Degree. The UMES Physician’s Assistant program…

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Explosive Devices Found in Princess Anne Home

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A Princess Anne man has been arrested on possession of explosive devices, malicious destruction of property and other offenses. Maryland State Police went to the home of 43 year old Clement Grangier with a search and seizure warrant on an on-going malicious destruction of property investigation and found 7 explosive devices – 3 pipe bombs…

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Princess Anne Blaze Originates in Living Room Electrical Outlet

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Firefighters from Princess Anne were called to a 2 alarm fire in a single story home on Peggy Neck Road in Princess Anne. Crews arriving at the scene just before 1pm Thursday found fire showing. The blaze was discovered by a passerby. Officials say there was no one at home when the blaze broke out.…

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UPDATED: MSP Arrest Somerset County Man for Princess Anne Stabbing

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UPDATED – 8/27/21 – Maryland State Police have arrested the man wanted for the stabbing of a woman in Princess Anne Thursday. Police arrested 63 year old Harold Cropper in an abandoned residence on Antioch Avenue in Princess Anne. Police say the 45 year old victim was visiting with friends when Cropper attacked her on…

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Man Shot, Killed In Princess Anne

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Maryland State Police are investigating the apparent murder of a 24-year-old Princess Anne man. Troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack responded to an apartment in the 11,000-block of Bratten Avenue Sunday evening, and found a man outside his apartment shot and wounded. The victim, 24-year-old Michael Cooper Junior, died at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Hospital in…

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Fire Damages Eastern Shore Poultry House

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A poultry house fire in Somerset County is under investigation. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, a fire broke out in the 32,000-block of Dublin Road in Princess Anne shortly before 3:00 a.m. Monday. The fire was reported by a neighbor. Firefighters had it under control in about 45 minutes. The cause is…

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Reward Offered For Info In Child’s Shooting

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A three-year-old child who was shot in Princess Anne eleven days ago has since been released from a hospital. Maryland State Police now say a reward of up to $1,000 for information and tips related to the incident has been offered by Metro Crime Stoppers of the Lower Eastern Shore. The gunshot appeared to have…

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3-Year-Old Boy Shot In Somerset Co.

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A three-year-old boy has been shot in Somerset County. According to Maryland State Police, troopers responded to a home on Bardwell Drive in Princess Anne shortly after 8:30 Monday morning regarding a shooting. The boy and his father were being placed into an ambulance when officers arrived. State Police said an investigation indicates that the…

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Man Arrested for Princess Anne Fire

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Fire broke out early Friday morning outside a Princess Anne home that had been converted to a three-unit apartment building.  When emergency personnel arrived on the scene the residents were out of the building and had put out the small fire.  Firefighters found a charred fur coat that smelled of gasoline and requested the State…

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Early Sunday Morning Princess Anne Blaze Ruled Arson

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A fire in Princess Anne early Sunday morning has been ruled arson by the Maryland State Fire Marshal. The Polks Road fire was discovered by a neighbor around 3:30am. Officials say the house is vacant and owned by the US Secretary of Housing & Urban Development. Firefighters from the Mt. Vernon VFD were on the…

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Bicyclist Killed in Sunday Evening Crash in Princess Anne

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Maryland State Police are investigating a car accident that took place on Sunday evening in Princess Anne. Troopers say the incident happened around 7:42 p.m. in the area of U.S. Route 13 north of Somerset Avenue. A 62-year-old male bicyclist crossed the path of a 2016 Ford RV, subsequently being struck. The bicyclist, identified as…

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Barricade Situation in Princess Anne

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Maryland State Police say they are investigating after they were called to a home in Princess Anne around 4:48 p.m. this afternoon for a barricaded subject with a firearm inside. Troopers say Maggie Jo Hobbs contacted them reporting that her boyfriend Darryl Birkett had barricaded himself and their 6-month-old child inside his residence. Hobbs said…

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One Person Dead Following Car Crash on Route 13 in Princess Anne

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Maryland State Police say they are investigating following an overnight crash in Somerset County. Troopers say they incident happened around 1:30 a.m. this morning. A Trooper witnessed a white vehicle off the roadway, crashed into the center median of Route 13. An investigation uncovered the vehicle was a Dodge Magnum operated by a 19-year-old female…

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Driver in Route 13 “S-Curve” Crash Has Died

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Salisbury Police say the driver involved in a Tuesday morning crash on Business Route 13 near the famous “S-curve” in Salisbury has succumb to her injuries. 55-year-old Regina Tyrell Burnette of Princess Anne was the only occupant of the 2006 Cadillac when it flipped over around 7 a.m. on Tuesday near the railroad tracks. She…

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Princess Anne Building Fire Under Investigation

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The Maryland State Fire Marshall’s Office is investigating the cause of a Tuesday afternoon fire in Princess Anne that destroyed a pole building. The blaze broke out just after 3pm on Venton Road. The Princess Anne Fire Department responded, getting the fire under control in just under two hours. WGMD has learned a neighbor discovered…

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Two Arrested for Princess Anne Home Invasion

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Two suspects in Princess Anne home invasion on Tuesday morning have been arrested by Maryland State Police.  Police say 39 year old Michael Kingery of Westover and 26 year old Robert Waltemeyer of Hebron began knocking on the door of a home on Greenwood School Road, then forced their way in when the victim unlocked…

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