$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 ‚Äď and to connect with more opportunities. Received…

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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania Man Sentenced in Wicomico County to 40 years of Incarceration for Sexual Abuse of Minor

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A 32-year-old Glen Rock, Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to an active sentence of¬†40 years of incarceration for inflicting sexual and physical abuse to a minor in his care who was under¬†the age of 15. In the same time period–From 2017 through 2021–Joseph Duncan physically abused another minor in his care who was under¬†the age…

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Firearm on Property of School in Wicomico County–Arrest Made

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The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case involving a weapon, which was on school property at Mardela Middle/High School. The School Resource Deputies have a person in custody and are in possession of the firearm. The case is under investigation, and more information will be released at a later time. There is no…

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House Fire Displaces Family in Hebron, Wicomico County

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A fire that occurred in a two-story house overnight on Porter Mill Road, Hebron, Wicomico County displaced a family and caused an estimated $300,000 in structural damage. The American Red Cross and other volunteer organizations are assisting the family. In addition, two dogs died in the fire. The blaze originated on the first floor. ¬†Smoke…

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Warrant Apprehension Operation Covering Multiple Locations in Wicomico County Leads to Arrests of 7 Individuals

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During the course of a warrant apprehension operation this week in Wicomico County, 7 people were arrested for warrants–two of the seven were charged with controlled dangerous substance offenses. Among those arrested include 45-year-old Heather Jean Bounds– a warrant for false imprisonment, 45-year-old John Lewis Madden who is charged with VOP- assault, and 35-year-old Cameron…

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Adult Mosquito Spraying in Wicomico County Ends For 2023

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As of earlier this week, the spraying for adult mosquitoes in Wicomico County has come to an end. The county had no reports of any persons testing positive for any transmittable diseases. Two mosquito pools tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus. Those two areas received Aerial applications to reduce the number…

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Whitehaven Ferry Closed till Sunday

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The Whitehaven Ferry in Wicomico County was closed Friday for maintenance and repair ‚Äď and will remain closed through today. Wicomico County officials expect the Whitehaven Ferry to reopen on Sunday. If you have any questions or comments, please call 410-548-4927.

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Tyaskin Beach in Wicomico County Reopened

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Tyaskin Beach has reopened after a retest of bacteria levels. The tests from Thursday have all come back normal. The beach was closed Thursday due to elevated bacteria levels. Wicomico County Health officials say children, the elderly, pregnant women and anyone with a weakened immune system are most likely to become ill from swimming in…

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Delmar Man Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

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A 35-year-old Delmar, Maryland man pleaded guilty earlier this month to possessing and distributing child pornography. The Honorable W. Newton Jackson, a senior Judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, sentenced Brandon Ehrisman to an active sentence of ten years of incarceration, with five years suspended for Distribution of Child Pornography and two counts…

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29-Year-Old Man in Wicomico County Sentenced to 98 Years for Sex Crimes

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In Wicomico County, 29-year-old Francisco Barrales-Aguirre has been sentenced to 98 years of incarceration after being convicted in November of Sexual Abuse of a Minor, three counts of Attempted Second-Degree Rape, and related offenses. If Barrales-Aguirre is ever released from prison, he will be subject to lifetime sex offender supervision by the department of parole…

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Two Teens Charged in Thefts of Wicomico County Public Schools Vehicles

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Two boys–ages 16 and 17– have been arrested and charged following an investigation stemming from thefts of Wicomico County Public Schools transportation vehicles that occurred on Jersey Road in Salisbury at the end of December. The theft of a Wicomico County Public Schools school bus occurred on December 28th, 2022, and two Wicomico County Public…

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New Traffic Pattern at Bus 13 & Isabella St in Salisbury

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Drivers in Salisbury will find a new pattern now in place on Business Route 13 at Isabella Street. Left turns for drivers traveling north and south are again permitted onto Isabella Street thanks to the installation of temporary stop signs and cones to guide motorists through the intersection. A new traffic signal, to replace the…

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House Fire in Wicomico County This Morning Ruled Accidental

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An electrical failure caused a fire early this morning on Archie Davis Road in Willards, Wicomico County. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office, the fire started in the garage attached to the one story, wood framed, single family rancher style home. The person who was inside was checked for non fire related precautionary…

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Wicomico County New Year Holiday Schedule

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If you live in Wicomico County, the celebration of the new year will bring some temporary holiday adjustments. Wicomico County Government Offices will be closed beginning Friday, December 30th at 5:00 pm until Tuesday, January 3rd. On Friday and Saturday, December 30th and 31st, the Newland Park Landfill, Convenience Center, and Brush Pile will be…

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House Fire On Christmas Kills Five Pets, Displaces Two People

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Family and friends are assisting two individuals after a fire damaged the house they were living in on Skylar Drive in Eden, Wicomico County. The blaze killed two dogs and three cats. An electrical receptacle failure caused the blaze at the wood framed, single wide mobile home early in the evening on Christmas, according to…

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