Fire Forces Temporary Closure of Easton Diner

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The Easton Diner on Ocean Gateway in Talbot County is closed due to a fire that occurred on the evening of June 5th. Structural damage to the one story, commercial building is estimated to be at $20,000 with the loss of contents estimated at $5,000. According to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal, the…

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Queen Anne, Maryland Man Arrested for Two Separate Assaults

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A 33-year-old Queen Anne, Maryland man has been arrested for an assault with a firearm that occurred on Cannery Road in Queen Anne, Talbot County. According to the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, investigators interviewed someone who reported being a victim of two separate assaults that occurred in September and October. Investigators learned the first incident…

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Trappe, MD Man Arrested on Theft and Firearm Charges

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A 20-year-old Trappe, Maryland man is facing theft and firearm charges stemming from the illegal purchase of a stolen firearm and being a minor in possession of a firearm. Allen Thomas had a bail review in Talbot County District Court, where he was released on a $30,000 unsecured personal bond. Thomas’ case is pending further…

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Talbot County, Maryland Man Shot in Dispute over Common Girlfriend; Extensive Manhunt Leads to Arrest and Hospitalization of Suspect

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A Clinton, Maryland man was arrested and is currently hospitalized following a 24-hour manhunt that ensued in Talbot County that covered several thousand acres of woods and marsh. The search continued all night during the severe storms of August 7 and 8th. The victim, identified as 39-year-old Jahari De’Mon Cooper of Talbot County, had been…

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Accidental Fire at Easton High School Classroom This Morning

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A fire occurred Just before 7:00 this morning in a classroom at Easton High School on Mecklenburg Avenue in Easton– Talbot County, Maryland. According to the Office of the State Fire Marshal, custodian staff were in the process of moving items out of the classroom and placed electronic equipment on the stove top, inadvertently activating…

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Electrical Malfunction Causes House Fire in Talbot County

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A two-story single-family house on Willis St. in Cordova, Talbot County is damaged as a result of a fire that occurred yesterday evening. An electrical malfunction caused the blaze, which started in the second-floor bedroom, according to the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal. The fire caused an estimated $15,000 in structural damage. Estimated…

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Talbot County Initiates Gun Violence Program

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The Talbot County State’s Attorney is going after a rising number of disqualified people who are in possession of loaded weapons. Scott Patterson says that those who are convicted of violent crimes or certain other offenses, like drug distribution, forfeit the right to lawful firearm possession under Maryland law. Patterson has reached an agreement with…

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Fire Heavily Damages Chicken House On Eastern Shore

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Damage is estimated at $200,000 in a commercial chicken house fire in Talbot County. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire in Cordova broke out last Saturday afternoon. It took firefighters about 90 minutes to bring the fire under control. The owner discovered the blaze, and the cause is under investigation. Anyone…

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Talbot Co. House Fire Under Investigation

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A vacant home went up in flames late Tuesday night in Tilghman, Talbot County. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire broke out just before 11:00 p.m. along Black Walnut Point Road. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Damage is estimated at $200,000. A neighbor discovered the blaze. No injuries…

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Massive Fire Guts Talbot Co. Home

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A house fire in Talbot County Wednesday is still under investigation. Someone who was passing by discovered the fire on Deep Neck Road in Royal Oak Wednesday night. No injuries were reported.Damage is estimated at $4-million to the structure and half-a-million dollars to the contents. The cause is still being investigated. Anyone with information is…

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Fire Damages Talbot Co. Commercial Garage, Several Vehicles

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A fire has caused extensive damage to an Easton auto shop and several vehicles. The Maryland Fire Marshal’s Office said an investigation into Friday’s fire at the Easton Service Center on North Street indicates that an employee inadvertently ignited gasoline vapors as he was working on a vehicle in the service bay. Nearby combustible materials…

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More Suspicious Devices Found On Trump-Pence Signs

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The Maryland Fire Marshal’s Office says its bomb squad has responded to four incidents of suspicious devices attached to campaign signs in the Easton area, since Sunday’s response that resulted in the evacuation of a park.The devices are described as a small audible alarm attached to the back of the sign with a removable pin.The…

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Star-Democrat Building Struck By Fire

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The Star-Democrat of Easton’s building is hit by a fire. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire broke out in the exterior loading dock area of Adams Publishing Group Media of Chesapeake L.L.C just after 10 p.m. Wednesday. People were working inside and got out safely. The fire was relatively contained, but…

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VIDEO: WGMD News Week in Review – 4/6/2019

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*CLICK THE VIDEO ABOVE TO WATCH OUR WGMD NEWS WEEK IN REVIEW* Delaware’s own Joe Biden faces unwanted touching accusations, Maryland State Police investigate KKK fliers in a Talbot County town and a verdict is reached in the Hebron Horse Farm Trial. WGMD’s Hunter Landon has a look back at the week’s top stories!  

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Troopers Investigate Racist Litetature on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

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———————————————————— Maryland State Police say they are investigating the distribution of racist literature discovered in Talbot County this weekend. Troopers say on Sunday morning, a resident of St. Michaels contacted the MSP Easton Barrack and reported racist literature had been found distributed in driveways. A Trooper responded and his investigation discovered the material had been…

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Maryland Woman Arrested for Abandoning Toddler on Roadside

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  Maryland State Police say they have arrested a Talbot County woman after she left an 18- month-old child along the roadside. 29-year-old Elizabeth Newnam of Easton has been charged with second degree child abuse, one count of neglect of a minor, one count of reckless endangerment, one count of second degree assault, one count…

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