Mardela Springs man killed in Riverton Road crash

An 18-year-old Mardela Springs man was killed Saturday when a car he was driving ran off Riverton Road, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Deputies said. Nicholas James Hicks was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders, deputies said. Three passengers in the vehicle were also injured in the collision. The accident occurred just after 11:30 p.m., […]

SU graffiti prosecution resulted in justice

In the fall of last year Salisbury University was thrown under a national microscope. The spotlight of America’s media was suddenly focused on our little hamlet. And people from every corner of this great country wondered – had we forgotten the triumphs of the civil rights movements or the dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin […]

Man sentenced to 18 months in SU graffiti incident

Jerome Kevin Jackson was found guilty Friday of maliciously defacing property in connection with four incidents of racist and threatening graffiti posted on walls at Salisbury University. Jackson, 54, of Princess Anne was sentenced to 18 months in the Wicomico County Detention Center by state District Court Judge Abigail H. Marsh, according to the Wicomico […]

Man will plead guilty in SU racist graffiti incident

A Princess Anne man has been charged in connection with four incidents of racist and threatening graffiti posted on walls at Salisbury University.  Jerome Kevin Jackson, 54, has agreed to plead guilty in District Court on Friday, according to the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office.  Under the terms of the plea agreement, Jackson will pay […]

Well-earned retirement: K-9 dog ‘Rookie’ calls it a career

In the chaos following an early-morning May 2016 assault in Fruitland, deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene to assist Fruitland Police. Among those responding were Deputy First Class Bobbi Jo Lewis and her partner. The victim’s arm was partially severed in the assault. Fortunately, a motorist driving by had spotted […]

Demonstrators voice anger, grief in Cambridge

Demonstrations have taken place across the nation following the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and Cambridge has joined the list. A protest took place Saturday at the corner of Route 50 and Maryland Avenue, as local citizens voiced their anger and grief at the deaths of black men in police custody. On […]

Police investigating man’s death after Cambridge chase

Maryland State Police are investigating the death of a Talbot County man who ran from a traffic stop Friday afternoon in Cambridge. Troopers said he was later found one-half mile away and was transported to the hospital where he died. The man is identified as Larry D. Ross Jr., 37, of Easton. He was pronounced […]

Salisbury seeks to restore trust in Police Department

As part of an effort to rebuild trust in the Salisbury Police Department that has been rocked by several internal investigations in recent months, Chief Barbara Duncan and Mayor Jake Day on Thursday outlined efforts to ensure transparency and boost public confidence. The Salisbury Police Department Comprehensive Trust Rebuilding Initiative was drafted in response to […]

Salisbury reports first murder in 23 months

Salisbury City Police and Maryland State Police detectives were investigating the murder of a Salisbury man who was shot Friday night in a neighborhood off Snow Hill Road.  Police said Dondre Wilson, 33, of Salisbury, was found dead in a car on Adams Avenue. His body was taken to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in […]

Hidden evidence at center of Salisbury police probe

Dual investigations into the conduct of officers in the Salisbury Police Department and a prosecutor in the Wicomico State’s Attorney’s Office that could unravel more than 600 criminal cases have their roots in an electronic device that vanished nine years ago.  According to documents filed in state District Court, three officers assigned to a 2011 […]