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2 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury

Man Treated for Burns After Cambridge Garage Fire

CAMBRIDGE , Md.- The Maryland State Fire Marshall is investigating a garage fire that injured a 46-year-old man in Cambridge Friday night. The fire marshall says it happened on the 200 block of Crusader Road in Dorchester County in a garage owned by Carole Brohawn.


Related Topix: Church Creek, MD, Hurlock, MD

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Maryland Soy Board Seeking Applications for Research Grants

SALISBURY, MD September 08, 2014 Researchers seeking funding from the Maryland Soybean Board for 2014-2015 are being reminded of the "Request for Proposal" procedure required in the checkoff grant process. As has been the case in recent years, the research committee of the board is asking all grant applicants to submit a "pre-proposal," a concise summary statement of the proposed project in advance of the preparation of a full and final grant application.


Related Topix: Salisbury, MD

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Summerville Journal Scene

Beware phony cop phone scam

Whether times are bad or good, scammers are always out there looking for new ways to separate the unwary from their hard-earned cash. One of the most prolific flimflams going around right now is people who call potential marks and tell them they need to clear up outstanding warrants or face immediate arrest.


Sat Sep 06, 2014

Worcester County Times

Brice Stump: Farm heritage, legacy in a John Deere

Brice Stump: Farm heritage, legacy in a John Deere In farm families, there's a strong bond that develops between the soul and the land Check out this story on As fields of corn wither and twist, the end of summer is at hand. Now, said farmer Les Wright of Smithville, near Federalsburg, fall means harvest time, followed by days to work on projects with his grandson, Mason Lambert, 12. It is a chance for him to share his farm heritage and legacy with the youngster.


Related Topix: Federalsburg, MD

Chef Patrick Fanning's culinary exploits: Tales of Dorchester County

If you were to scratch the surface of the culinary revolution in downtown Cambridge , Maryland you would find Chef Patrick Fanning. The former military skydiver isn't scared of risks, isn't scared of hard work and isn't hesitant to support others in the community.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Food Festival, Cambridge, MD

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Summerville Journal Scene

Local GOP chair indicted

File/Leslie Cantu/Journal Scene As County GOP Chair, Jordan Bryngelson sat with Gov. Nikki Haley at the Dorchester County GOP BBQ on July 1. The featured guest was Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Bryngelson, 33, said he learned of the indictment last week and voluntarily accepted service, but that he hasn't seen any documents associated with the case except for the indictment itself.


Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors, Rick Perry

Thu Sep 04, 2014

CBS Local

Dorchester County School teacher Speaks Out From Mental Institution

For the first time we are hearing from a Dorchester County school teacher placed on administrative leave and admitted to a mental health facility after police say he wrote a fictional book depicting a school shooting. But that's not all, a four-page letter with suicidal overtones raised the eyebrows of colleagues and members of the community but the teacher says they got it all wrong.


Ocean Pines Independent

Bulletproof vest, gun found with suspect in chase

Bulletproof vest, gun found with suspect in chase Deshawn D. Darling, 38, of Salisbury is in custody after a morning police chase. Check out this story on A man led police on a high-speed chase through three counties Thursday morning after police finally stopped him on Route 13 in Salisbury.


Related Topix: Salisbury, MD, Wicomico County, MD

WBAL-AM Baltimore

Dorchester County Suspended Teacher Speaks Out

Patrick McLaw, a Dorchester County elementary school teacher who was placed on administrative leave after numerous complaints, speaks out in an interview with Delmarva's local TV station WBOC. "Law enforcement have not tried to contact me.


Tue Sep 02, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Answers! Teacher Was Not Given Mental Exam Because of Sci Fi Novels

Here is an important update in the story of Patrick McLaw , the Maryland teacher who was the subject of a very strange investigation last week.


Related Topix: Wicomico County, MD, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Teacher's arrest over future school shooting novel suggests antigun hysteria

If there's more to the story of a Maryland middle school teacher being suspended and "taken in for emergency medical evaluation" than the fact that he wrote a novel involving school shootings in the distant future, administrators and police aren't talking, WBOC16 reported last week .


Mon Sep 01, 2014


Md. Teacher Placed On Leave For Authoring Fictional Book On Mass School Shooting

Patrick McLaw , 23, an 8th grade language arts teacher at Maryland's Mace's Lane Middle School , has been placed on leave after authoring "The Insurrectionist," a fictional book that chronicles the largest school massacre" in history, WBOC-TV reports .


Related Topix: Wicomico County, MD

The Atlantic

In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment for a Novelist

An 8th-grade teacher who writes fiction under a nom de plume is ordered to undergo an "emergency medical evaluation" for his novel about a school shooting A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Md.


Related Topix: Cambridge, MD, Easton, MD, Wicomico County, MD

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Officials Still Silent About Mandatory Psych Eval for Teacher

I reported earlier that Dorchester County, Maryland, police brought a public school teacher in for a mandatory psychological evaluation.


Business Journal

Maryland hotels saw higher demand increases, lower rates than mid-Atlantic in first half of 2014

Baltimore City hotels charged some of the highest rates in the state during the first half of the year.


Related Topix: Harford County, MD

Thu Aug 28, 2014

CBS Local

Shellfish Harvesting Closed In Waterways

State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected.


Related Topix: Environment, Science

CBS Local

Police: Teacher Placed On Leave For Authoring Fictional Book Of The...

A Maryland middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly authored two fiction books depicting a "futuristic school shooting" using a pseudonym.


Related Topix: Cambridge, MD, Wicomico County, MD

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Dorchester County Volunteer Fire Companies to Get $780,000 in Grants

CAMBRIDGE , Md.- Eight volunteer fire companies in Dorchester County will get more than $780,000 in federal funding to purchase life-saving firefighting equipment.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Benjamin Cardin, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, Senator Ben Cardin, Church Creek, MD, Taylors Island, MD


Dorchester Co. Remains Identified As Missing DE Sex Offender

DORCHESTER CO., Md. - Human remains found in what investigators are calling a shallow grave in Dorchester County, have been identified as a missing Delaware man.


Related Topix: Maryland, East New Market, MD, Cambridge, MD

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

NRP Blotter

On August 26, an officer was dispatched to Warwick River, Dorchester County, for an unoccupied vessel running in circles.


Related Topix: Hurlock, MD, Maryland