Ocean City Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Collision

OCEAN CITY, MD – (July 31, 2019): Ocean City police officers are continuing to investigate a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that occurred Tuesday, July 30, 2019.

Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a motorcycle in the area of 45th Street. The motorcycle fled from officers, at which time the officers did not pursue the motorcycle and lost sight of the driver.

At approximately 9:44 p.m., Ocean City Communications received a call regarding a serious accident northbound at 59th Street on Coastal Highway. The preliminary investigation revealed that a motorcycle ran a red light and collided with a Ford Explorer that was attempting to make a U-turn northbound onto Coastal Highway. Investigation revealed that the motorcycle involved in the incident was from the attempted traffic stop at 45th street. The motorcycle driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The three occupants of the Ford Explorer were not injured.

Northbound lanes of Coastal Highway were closed for several hours and a traffic pattern was established by Ocean City Public Works. Ocean City’s Traffic Safety Unit is still investigating the collision at the time of this release. The victim’s name has not yet been released, pending next of kin notification.

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Update: The victim has been identified as Brian Douglas 2nd of Mechanicsville, Maryland.

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Letter To Editor Incredible Work By Mayor Jake Day

I wanted to take a moment and just write to you about what an incredible job Mayor Jake Day is doing for the City Of Salisbury. I work in Downtown Salisbury and every day I continue to see this area be transformed into a thriving area.

To all that complain about the construction happening, that is a good thing as those are the sounds of progress . This morning when I read about the Oyster bar and the ice cream shop opening near my office I was so excited I took just a moment to write this.

I am super excited for the future of Salisbury with Jake Day at the helm and look forward to casting my vote for him to serve another amazing 4 years as our Mayor

Oyster house will ‘breath life back’ into downtown Salisbury

A new seafood restaurant coming to Salisbury is expected to help rejuvenate the downtown.

Mogan’s Oyster House, a more than 100-seat restaurant with a full service bar and open kitchen, will occupy Suite 111 on the first floor of the One Plaza East building, according to owner Denny Mogan.

The oyster house is expected to open in September, shortly after Angello’s Scoops, an ice cream shop being developed in the neighboring suite 

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Crisfield Nurse Pleads Guilty to Sexual Acts With Students; Sentencing Delayed

CRISFIELD, Md. – On Tuesday, 33-year-old Samantha Marsh plead guilty to performing sexual acts on three students from Crisfield High School while employed as the school’s nurse. 

Marsh waived her right to a jury trial, confessing to her actions with three 17-year-old students and pleading guilty to three 4th degree sex offense charges. 

Marsh was originally charged with 19 offenses for alleged sexual acts with four students.  But as a part of the plea, Marsh could face up to three years in jail and a $3,000 fine.

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‘I wanted the mural to speak’: Salisbury’s roots inspire artist as he wraps up project

After starting the project in late May, artist Paul Boyd III is set to finish the mural at the intersection of Church Street and Route 13 very soon.

“I knew I wanted the mural to speak to the younger generation and to be admired by present generations,” said Boyd.

The mural was influenced by local historian Linda Duyer’s book, “Round the Pond,” a history of the Georgetown neighborhood in Salisbury. The novel chronicles the African American neighborhood that once existed in the geographic area where the mural now stands. The five people displayed in the mural were pillars in the Georgetown community

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Woman charged in punching of 2 Ocean City lifeguards, court records say

One Maryland woman has been charged with two counts of assault after she punched two Ocean City Beach Patrol members in their heads, according to a criminal summons.

Jennifer Cameron, 23, of Hyattsville, Maryland, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault after, according to the criminal summons charging documents, she punched lifeguards Timothy Uebel and Kade Ramm in the head as they attempted to break up a fight.

The charges stem from a July 7 fight involving Cameron, OCBP and another group on the beach, according to charging documents.

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Wicomico County Council fills District 2 seat with a day to spare: Meet the councilwoman

It has been a bumpy road trying to fill the District 2 seat for Wicomico County — but by Monday’s special session, county council beat its deadline with around 24 hours to spare. 

Nicole Acle will take the District 2 seat of former councilman Marc Kilmer following a unanimous vote in a special legislative session Monday night. 

Acle will be the sole woman sitting on the council, just over four years since the last woman was on the council, according to councilman Larry Dodd. 

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Police: Two arrested after high speed chase

SEAFORD, DEL. – Two men are behind bars after police say they led them on a chase across state lines.

Police say it began on Saturday just before 10:00 p.m. when the Wicomici County Sheriff’s Department attempted a traffic stop in Maryland. The vehicle, a 2006 Saturn driven by 24-year-old Jaimere Wayman, fled into Delmar, Delaware, where Delmar Police initiated pursuit. Police used stop sticks on Baker Mill Road and Church Street. When the Saturn turned onto Baker Mill Road, it ran over the stop sticks, deflating the tires.

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FBI: 2 Suspects Arrested in ‘Pink Lady Bandit’ Robberies

HAMLET, N.C. (AP/WBOC)- The FBI says two suspects have been arrested in what’s been dubbed the “Pink Lady Bandit” bank robberies along the East Coast.           

An FBI news release says 36-year-old Circe Baez and 38-year-old Alexis Morales were arrested Sunday at a Charlotte, N.C., hotel. Investigators believe Baez robbed four banks and Morales was an accomplice

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