UPDATE: Arrest Made in Connection with Bomb Threats at Mardela Middle and High School

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UPDATED 2-7-24 An arrest has been made in connection with a series of bomb threats that were directed at Mardela Middle and High School on Wednesday, January 10th. The person arrested was identified as 18-year-old Tre’Quan Worthy. Detectives learned that Worthy lived in Crisfield, Maryland. Detectives from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division…

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$27 Million Investment to Improve Internet Access for Homes Across Maryland

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More than 133,000 laptops have been awarded to 27 local governments across Maryland as part of the state’s $27.2-million investment through the Office of Statewide Broadband’s Connected Devices Program. Governor Wes Moore says this will help to connect under-served households with the tools they need to succeed – and to connect with more opportunities. Received…

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MSP Make Arrest in Early Morning Somerset County Murder

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Maryland State Police have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of a women in Somerset County. Police from the Princess Anne Barrack were called to Hudson Corner Road in Marion Station around 3am Sunday for a report of a woman who was shot. State troops and officers from Crisfield Police arrived and spotted…

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Crisfield Man Arrested for Possessing and Distributing Child Pornography

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Troopers in Somerset County arrested a Crisfield man this morning after an investigation led to evidence of possession and distribution of child pornography. On May 17, 2022, troopers served a search warrant at the home of 25-year-old Daniel Alexander Elliot. A preliminary forensic review of his cellphone revealed numerous images of child pornography which were…

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MD State Fire Marshal Investigating Arson Fire in Crisfield

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The Maryland State Fire Marshal is investigating another arson fire in Somerset County. Crisfield firefighters were called to a two story home on North Third Street just after 2:30 Wednesday morning where they found the vacant wood structure with fire. The fire was discovered by a neighbor. Fire marshal investigators say the fire was intentional…

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MD Fire Marshal Investigating Intentional Fire in Crisfield

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Maryland State Fire Marshal investigators have determined an early Sunday morning fire was intentional. Crisfield firefighters were called to a home on West Main Street in Crisfield just before 1:30 where they found fire at a 3 story vacant home. Officials say the fire started on the outside of the home and was intentionally set.…

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Fire in Pocomoke Intentionally Set

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Firefighters from Marion Volunteer Fire Department were called for a structure fire on Rehoboth Road near Pocomoke in Somerset County just after midnight this morning. The fire was discovered by a passerby and investigators say the fire began inside the structure and was intentional. Damage is estimated at $1000 – anyone with information should contact…

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2 Men Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Princess Anne

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A man and his stepson are dead following an apparent murder-suicide in Princess Anne Tuesday afternoon. According to Maryland State Police, troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack responded to a report of a shooting in the 32,000-block of West Post Office Road. Police said 35-year-old Richard Cantwell III and 61-year-old Michael Jarman were discovered suffering…

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Eastern Shore Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty To Taking Bribes For Contraband

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A Seaford man who worked as a correctional officer at Maryland’s Eastern Correctional Institution has pled guilty to charges that he took bribes to smuggle drugs into the facility. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, 43-year-old Maurice Bull admitted to charges of interstate travel in aid of racketeering and possession…

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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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Thousands Of Chickens Perish In Poultry House Fire

Photo courtesy of Md. Fire Marshal's Office, poultry house fire in Crisfield 4/18/21
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A poultry house fire in Somerset County is under investigation. The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says about 27,000 birds were killed in Sunday morning’s blaze on Freedomtown Road in Crisfield at a 50-by-500-foot poultry house. It took firefighters more than two hours to bring the fire under control. Damage is estimated at $50,000. The…

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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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UPDATED: Winter Storm Watch Until Sunday – Including Sussex County

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Winter storm WATCH until Sunday at 7pm Cape May County, NJ Caroline County, MD Cumberland County, NJ Sussex County, DE Queen Anne’s County, MD Talbot County, MD URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENational Weather Service Mount Holly NJ323 AM EST Sat Feb 6 2021…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 7 PM EST SUNDAY……

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Natural Gas Line For Somerset Co. Wins Approval

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The Maryland Board of Public Works has granted final approval for a tidal wetlands license that would bring natural gas to Somerset County, a utility service local elected officials have been seeking to bring to area for years. “We are pleased with the unanimous decision by the Maryland Board of Public Works to grant the…

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Md. Natural Gas Pipeline Project Wins Key Approval

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A wetlands permit that would lead to construction of a natural gas pipeline serving the Eastern Shore has been approved by the Maryland Board of Public Works. It would bring natural gas service to Somerset County, which is one of three Maryland counties without natural gas. State Senator Mary Beth Carozza said natural gas service…

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MD Eviction Prevention Partnership Grants Awarded – Keeps Moratorium in Place

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced that 17 Maryland local jurisdictions were awarded $19.3 million in Maryland Eviction Prevention Partnership grants, which will address the needs of more than 3,600 households across the state. “Maryland has continued to be a national leader in our COVID-19 response, which is why we have responded aggressively with targeted rental…

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1 Killed, 2 Shot in Somerset Co. Incident

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Maryland State Police are investigating a shooting death in Somerset County. Troopers from the Princess Anne Barrack responded to a report of three people being shot in Marion over the weekend. One person, identified as 46-year-old Lagina Robellard of Hebron, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other male shooting victims were taken to a…

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Flash Flood Watch CANCELED

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Flash Flood Watch CANCELED for Talbot County, MD Queen Anne’s County, MD Sussex County, DE Wicomico County, MD Somerset County, MD Worcester County, MD Dorchester County, MD

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Raccoon On Eastern Shore Tests Positive For Rabies

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A raccoon tests positive for rabies in Somerset County. The health department says the raccoon came into contact with a person in Westover, and positive test results were received Wednesday. Citizens are advised to follow vaccination requirements for pets and livestock, and to report any wildlife that is acting strangely or appears to be sick.…

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MEMA: COVID-19 Should Be Part Of Your Hurricane Prep

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The pandemic brings a whole new set of concerns when it comes to hurricane preparation. The Maryland Emergency Management Agency says beyond the usual prep – such as having an evacuation route and plan and keeping water, food and critical supplies on hand – masks, hand sanitizer and other such supplies should also be part…

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Somerset County Office Buildings will Reopen to Public, May 18

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Somerset County Government has announced pursuant to Governor Hogan’s Executive Order #20-05-13-01, Somerset County hereby follows the Governor’s order as written. For clarification, please visit governor.maryland.gov County office buildings will reopen to the public, effective Monday, May 18 at 8:30 am.  Masks/facial coverings are required for entrance.  Social distancing guidelines will apply. Thank you for…

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