Dean, Hayward, Tyler nominated for judgeship

Two women and one man have been nominated to serve as Wicomico County’s next Circuit Court judge. The local Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission sent the names of Karen Martin Dean, Kendra Elise Hayward and Mark Andrew Tyler to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for his consideration. The governor will interview the nominees and select a […]

Body found in Salisbury lake; murder charges filed

Two men have been charged with first-degree murder after a woman’s body was discovered Sunday in Johnson Lake. The Wicomico Sheriff’s Office said Marquez Labrante Armstrong, 23, and Corey Jamar Jones, 18, were each charged in the death of Trisha Lyn Parker of Wyman Drive in Salisbury. Parker’s body was discovered by City Police near […]

Former teacher to serve jail time in Adderall case

Elizabeth Day, wife of Salisbury Mayor Jake Day, entered an Alford plea to a single count of attempted possession of Adderall, a controlled dangerous substance, during a trial in state District Court on Friday morning. She was sentenced to 10 days of active incarceration by Judge Daniel R. Mumford and was scheduled to surrender to […]

Salisbury’s ‘no knock’ warrants under new scrutiny

Salisbury City Council members have agreed to consider a ban on the use of no-knock warrants in the city police department, but they told advocates of the proposal they want to wait for the city’s new Criminal Justice Reform Task Force to meet and make recommendations. To do otherwise “doesn’t make sense,” Council President Jack […]

Sheriff’s Office investigating attempted murder cases

The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two separate cases in which people were charged with attempted murder. On Sunday, July 12, at about 9:45 p.m., deputies and Emergency Services responders were called to a parking lot at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium for a reported stabbing. There, deputies found a male victim who was on […]

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 […]

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