WOC Harbor Commercial Parking Lot Renovation to Begin Nov 1

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Beginning November 1st, a portion of the West Ocean City commercial harbor parking lot will be temporarily closed to the public. It will serve as a staging area throughout the project to replace bulkhead, eight piers and one governor’s dock along with all associated bumper piles at the commercial harbor. The WOC boat ramp will…

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Electrical Fire Heavily Damages Home

Fire in West Ocean City April 12th (photo courtesy of Ocean City Fire Department)
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A fire heavily damaged a home in West Ocean City Tuesday.According to the Ocean City Fire Department, firefighters entered the burning home on Old Bridge Road to search for any occupants. Everyone was accounted for, and no injuries were reported.An investigation conducted by the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office determined that the cause of the…

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Update: West Ocean City Fire Leaves One Man Dead

Fatal fire, Elm St. West Ocean City (photo courtesy of Ocean City Fire Department)
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(Story update from the Worcester Co. Fire Marshal’s Office) “The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a fatality from a structure fire which occurred yesterday at 9961 Elm Street in West Ocean City. A Worcester County Sheriff’s deputy was on patrol in the area when he observed smoke and fire coming from a shed at…

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Two Worcester County Men Sentenced

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A 19 year old Pocomoke man has been sentenced to life in prison for murder. Court officials say Marion Maddox pleaded guilty in September to 1st degree murder after the shooting death in August of 2020 of 38 year old Deavon Davis in Pocomoke. Police say the victim and two relatives were leaving the basketball…

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Fire Damages WOC Bad Monkey

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Ocean City firefighters were called to Bad Monkey on Route 50 in West Ocean City just before 10 Saturday night for a building fire. Crews arriving on the scene found fire showing. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, which was mainly on the outside of the building. The Worcester County Fire Marshal is investigating. Restaurant management…

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Homeless Woman Hurt In Fire At Makeshift Shelter

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A 46-year-old woman who is homeless has been injured in a fire at her makeshift shelter in West Ocean City. According to the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office, the woman was filling her kerosene heater Saturday morning at the location off Elm Street. She was taken to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Hospital for treatment of burn…

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Bank Robbed In West Ocean City

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A bank robbery in West Ocean City is under investigation.The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to Taylor Bank on Golf Course Road late Tuesday morning for a robbery in progress.A suspect wearing a mask came into the lobby, approached a teller and passed a note demanding cash.The suspect was last seen fleeing west…

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West OC Stabbing Under Investigation

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A stabbing in West Ocean City over the weekend is under investigation. Shore News Beacon reports the victim was  flown to Shock Trauma  for treatment following Sunday afternoon’s incident in the 12,000-block of Harbor Road. There is no official word on the person’s condition. Reportedly one person was taken into custody.

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Worcester County closes all non-essential, short-term rentals

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Worcester County has declared that all non-essential, short-term rentals in West Ocean City, Ocean Pines, and all other unincorporated areas of Worcester County should be cancelled until the Stay-At-Home order is lifted at the direction of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. These emergency measures have been implemented to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in…

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Early Morning Fire at Mad Fish in West Ocean City

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Video Credit Campos Media UPDATED 8/3/19 – Nine fire companies from Worcester and Sussex Counties responded to the fire.  It took firefighters over an hour to bring the fire under control.  The building was not occupied at the time of the fire.  No injuries were reported.  The investigation is continuing.  ============================================== UPDATED – 6pm – Ocean…

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Ground Broken on West OC Shared-Use Bicycle/Pedestrian Path

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Ground was broken on a shared-use path in West Ocean City Tuesday morning.  Maryland Transportation and local and state officials were on hand.  The new path will be constructed of a variety of materials – concrete, asphalt and a boardwalk – so that bicyclists and pedestrians can more safely travel between Route 611 and the…

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OC Brothers Charged in Cigarette Trafficking Operation in NY

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Two Ocean City men have been charged with criminal tax fraud, money laundering and conspiracy for their involvement in a cigarette trafficking operation that ran between Virginia and Kings County, New York.  47 year old Basel Ramadan and his 45 year old brother, Samir were charged in Kings County Supreme Court in New York.  Earlier…

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UPDATED: Subjects in Thursday’s WOC Police Raids Waive Extradition

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UPDATED  Friday, 10/12 – During a bond hearing this morning in Snow Hill, Basel and Samir Ramadan have waived extradition to New York and are being held without bond in the Worcester County Detention Center.  The two men were arrested Thursday after a raid by multiple police agencies yesterday on Whisper Trace Road in West…

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BREAKING & UPDATED: Plane Crash Near Ocean City Airport Injures 2

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UPDATE:  11:30pm – A small plane crashed Friday morning just before 9:30 near the Assateague Greens Golf Center off Stephen Decatur Highway in Berlin.  Maryland State Police say the plane had just taken off from the Ocean City Airport with two people on board.  Both Guerrino and Mary Mascelli of Berlin – both 60 –…

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Transformer Problem the Cause of Power Outage Saturday Morning

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Nearly 6000 residents from West Ocean City to Newark to just west of Berlin lost power Saturday just after 11am.  Over 5500 were customers of Delmarva Power – and about 470 members of Choptank Electric Cooperative.  According to Choptank’s Facebook page, Delmarva Power was having problems with a transformer that feeds the Ironshire Substation.  Delmarva…

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