Somerset County Campground Store Damaged in Accidental Fire


The Maryland State Fire Marshal says a fire that damaged the single story campground store at the Lake Somerset Family Campground in Westover Thursday afternoon was accidental. The fire was discovered by the occupants of the building just before 4:30pm. It took Princess Anne Volunteer Firefighters about 90 minutes to control the fire, which investigators…

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Eastern Shore Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty To Taking Bribes For Contraband


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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2 Additional Voting Centers Approved In Wicomico Co.


The Maryland Board of Elections has approved two additional voting centers in Wicomico County.The State Board is going along with a proposal approved by the Wicomico County Board of Elections at its meeting last week.Willards Elementary School and Westside Intermediate School will be open November 3rd from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., according to Maryland…

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2nd Arrest in June Armed Robbery in Somerset County


Last June Maryland State Police investigated an armed robbery at Dollar General in Westover. A masked gunman demanded cash from the clerk, who was also struck in the head with a handgun. In July, Police arrested 29 year old Anthony Horsey of Westover on a variety of charges and has been held without bond.  The…

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ECI Inmate Convicted of Racketeering

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An inmate from the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover has been convicted of racketeering.  Justice officials say 43 year old Ternell Lucas has been found guilty of bribery conspiracy, bribery of a public employee, drug offenses and money laundering at the prison.  Officials say that from 2014 until October of 2016, correctional officers smuggled contraband…

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MSP Talk Down Barricaded Man in Westover


Maryland State Police were notified Thursday of a convicted felon who was in possession of a firearm and possibly barricaded inside a Westover home.  Police and other agencies set up a perimeter at the home and tried to call out the suspect, 51 year old Jeffrey Coons.  After about 30 minutes, Coons left the residence…

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