Worcester County Sheriff’s Office
On 9/14/18 at approximately 1630 hours, a Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was conducting a patrol check at the White Marlin Mall when he observed a subject later identified as Terence Huntington 58, of Berlin, Md. on the property.
When Mr. Huntington observed the Deputy, he ran off the property and attempted hide from him. The Deputy located Mr. Huntington and learned that he had previously been trespassed from the property. The Deputy charged Mr. Huntington with trespassing on a Maryland Criminal Citation. Mr. Huntington was then released.
Businesses With 14 or Fewer Employees that Provide Paid Sick Leave Eligible for Small Business Relief Tax Credit
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Small businesses in Maryland that provide paid sick and safe leave to their employees will soon be able to apply for a refundable tax credit administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce. The Small Business Relief Tax Credit offers businesses that meet certain criteria a state income tax credit of up to $500 per employee and $7,000 per small business for every year in which they qualify.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and play a critical role in creating jobs, growing our economy, and strengthening our communities,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Our administration remains committed to working in partnership with our business community, and this tax credit is one of many steps we are taking to ensure that Maryland remains open for business.”
The tax credit program was proposed and enacted by Governor Hogan to help businesses comply with the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, which was passed by the Maryland General Assembly in early 2018 and requires businesses with 14 or fewer employees to provide unpaid sick and safe leave.
“Maryland’s small business community employs more than one million people, making it one of our most powerful and important economic assets,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “We encourage small businesses that are paying sick leave to consider applying for this credit, which will help them continue to be able to support their employees.”
Any type of small businesses, including nonprofits, may apply for the credit as long it has 14 or fewer employees. Businesses may apply every year for each employee making less than 250 percent of the annual federal poverty guidelines for a single-person household (currently $30,350 per year).
The Maryland Department of Commerce will begin accepting applications for the credit for tax year 2018 on January 3, 2019. More information about eligibility requirements and how to apply can be found here.
Lewes– The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a crash involving a Delaware State Trooper and a pedestrian that occurred earlier this morning.
The incident occurred at approximately 5:04 a.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018, as a fully marked Delaware State Police, 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling northbound on Coastal Highway, (SR 1) with a green light approaching the intersection of Dartmouth Drive. A 67-year-old male, from Lewes was operating a motorized wheelchair and attempting to cross Coastal Highway from the east to the west within the cross walk. For unknown reasons, the pedestrian failed to obey the cross walk signal and crossed directly in front of the Tahoe. In attempt to try and avoid the collision, the Trooper braked suddenly and swerved to the left however, struck the left side of the motorized wheelchair within the middle of the crosswalk. After impact, the pedestrian was ejected from the wheelchair and came to rest in the middle of the northbound lane of travel.
The pedestrian was transported by ambulance to the Beebe Medical Center where he remains in stable condition. Impairment on his behalf is unknown at this time.
The Trooper who was on duty and assigned out of Troop 7, Lewes, was wearing his seatbelt and did not sustain injuries as a result of this crash.
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident. Northbound Coastal Highway in the area of Dartmouth Drive was closed for approximately 2 hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.