UPDATED: Wrong-way Driver Leaves 2 Dead after Crash in Wicomico County

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UPDATED – Maryland State Police report that the 1 year old infant has also died from injuries in the crash. ============================================================ A crash just before 3am Sunday on Route 13 south of St Luke’s Road in Wicomico County left two people dead and two injured. Maryland State Police say a Durango driven by 59 year…

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Gov Moore Signs HB 1340 to Repeal Wicomico County Liquor Monopoly

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Wicomico County Executive Julie Giordano was on hand for the signing by Governor Wes Moore this week of HB 1340. This measure was sponsored by Delegate Carl Anderton of Delmar – it repeals the monopoly of the Wicomico County Liquor Control Board and its dispensaries on the sale and distribution of certain liquor at wholesale…

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UPDATED: Upper Ferry West of Salisbury Returns to Service

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UPDATED – 05/10/24 – The Upper Ferry will return to service on Sunday, May 12th!! County officials say that all the parts that were on back order were available and installed over the past week. ================================================= ORIGINAL STORY – 04/30/24 – The Upper Ferry over the Wicomico River west of Salisbury will be shut down…

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Son Charged With Murder of His Mother in Wicomico County

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A Wicomico County man was arrested today and charged with the murder of his mother. According to 48-year-old Jeremy Gentry of Sand Castle Boulevard in Fruitland is charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. Gentry is currently awaiting a bond hearing before a Wicomico County District Court Commissioner. His mother—68-year-old…

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UPDATED: Whitehaven Ferry in Wicomico County– Back in Service

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UPDATED – 04/29/24 – The Whitehaven Ferry has reopened in Wicomico County. The ferry, which travels across the Wicomico River between Whitehaven, which is southwest of Salisbury to Mount Vernon in Somerset County, has been has been out of service since last September. Wicomico County officials say the ferry has been refurbished and is now…

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UPDATE: Utility Worker Dies from Injuries in Hit-And-Run Work Zone Crash in Wicomico County; Marion Station, MD Man Charged

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UPDATED 4/3/24–9:30 p.m. A utility worker has died from his injuries after a hit-and-run crash in Wicomico County. The worker who died is identified as 64-year-old Thomas Attix of Dover, Delaware. Meanwhile, 27-year-old Jamal Scarborough of Marion Station, Maryland is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, causing a life-threatening injury while operating a vehicle in a…

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Second Person Arrested in Connection with 2023 Murder in Wicomico County

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Maryland State Police have arrested a Salisbury teen in connection with a shooting in which another teen was killed and another man injured last year in Wicomico County. Police say Cashmir Holbrook is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and related charges in connection to the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ja’siah…

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Human Remains Found as a Result of Vehicle Fire in Wicomico County

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A fatal vehicle fire that occurred late this morning on Nanticoke Road in Quantico is under investigation. Firefighters discovered a 2000 GMC Sonoma pick-up truck on fire to the back of the house. Firefighters battled the blaze for 20 minutes before bringing it under control, and then they found human remains in the vehicle. Deputy State…

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Child Abuse and Assault Case Sentencing in Wicomico County

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38-year-old Brian Fitchett has been sentenced to 35 years for Assault in the First Degree and child abuse offenses. The sentencing took place in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County. Last month, a Wicomico County jury convicted Fitchett of First-Degree Assault and Child Abuse-Second Degree. According to the Office of the State’s Attorney for Wicomico…

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President’s Day Closings in Wicomico County

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WICOMICO COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES Wicomico County Government Offices will be closed Monday, February 19, 2024, inobservance of President’s Day. CONVENIENCE CENTERS, LANDFILL, BRUSH PILE, FERRIES On Monday, February 19, 2024, the Newland Park Landfill, Convenience Center andBrush Pile, will be open. All external Convenience Centers and Upper Ferry will alsobe closed.For more information, please contact…

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Salisbury Fire Department Mourns Passing of Lieutenant Bryan Lewis

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The Salisbury Fire Department has shared with sadness the passing of Lieutenant Bryan Lewis. Bryan served the department for 18 years–from 2006-2024. The department states that Bryan’s service to the department and the citizens of Wicomico County will never be forgotten. His work as a Firefighter/Paramedic, his time spent in Maintenance & Supply, and most…

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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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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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