Bennett teacher faces misdemeanor drug charges

Elizabeth Day, wife of Salisbury Mayor Jake Day and a teacher at James M. Bennett High School, was charged Friday in connection with an attempted drug transaction with a student. Day, 30, was charged with attempted possession of a controlled dangerous substance and contributing to certain conditions of a child, after turning herself in at […]

Wicomico Sheriff’s Deputies honored for their valor

Four Wicomico County deputies have each been awarded a Medal of Valor from the National Sheriff’s Association for what Sheriff Mike Lewis called “outstanding” acts performed in the line of duty. All four have been credited with saving lives while responding to calls, Lewis said. On the afternoon of Nov. 10, 2018, Deputy 1st Class […]

Abigail Marsh, David Martz named District Court Judges

Abigail Marsh and David Martz have been appointed to serve as judges in the Wicomico County District Court. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the appointments on Wednesday, after interviewing nominees submitted by the local Judicial Nominating Commission. Marsh has served as Executive Director of the Life Crisis Center, a nonprofit legal services and advocacy center. […]

Downtown vigil to mark anniversary of Officer Bull Hudson’s passing

The anniversary of the passing of Salisbury Master Police Officer Aaron “Bull” Hudson will be marked with a vigil, scheduled Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. on the Downtown Plaza. Friends and former co-workers will hold resiliency memorial and candlelight vigil. Nov. 19 marks the one-year anniversary of the popular police officer’s passing. The Downtown Salisbury […]

Former Kitty’s Flowers employee sentenced for embezzlement

Kimberly Jo Harrison pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $180,000 from her Salisbury employer and will serve 18 months in jail. Judge Kathleen L. Beckstead sentenced Harrison, 37, of Salisbury, to 10 years but suspended all but the 18 months. Harrison will be supervised on probation for two years. Harrison has made full restitution […]

Oct. 31 hearing date set for fatal stabbing suspect

Cobey Paul Mishler, the suspect in an Oct. 6 fatal stabbing, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Oct. 31 in Wicomico County District Court, according to court records. Mishler, 18, of Fitzwater Street, has been held without bond in the death of Seth Abbey since his arrest the following day by Maryland State Police. He […]

Former guidance counselor pleads guilty to sex offenses

A former Wicomico County teacher and school guidance counselor has pleaded guilty to multiple offenses concerning his improper interaction with school students. Allen E. Mitchell, 33, of Salisbury, pleaded guilty Oct. 9 to sexual abuse of a minor, manufacturing of child pornography, contributing to the condition of a minor and telephone misuse in an obscene […]

Teenager held without bond in Salisbury stabbing death

The suspect in a fatal stabbing was apprehended Monday and now faces murder and assault charges, according to Maryland State Police. Cobey Mishler, 18, was arrested without incident at a residence in the 1000 block of Schumaker Woods Drive in Salisbury and was held without bond. Mishler is charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- […]

Man sentenced in Salisbury shooting death

Circuit Court Judge Leah J. Seaton sentenced a Princess Anne man to 40 years in the June 2018 shooting death of a man in Salisbury. Johnathon James MeGee, 28, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for second-degree degree murder, 10 years for illegal possession of a firearm and 10 years for the use […]

Two people killed in Wicomico boating accident

Two people were killed last weekend after a boat collided with a dock on the Wicomico River, according to Lt. Catherine Medellin of the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Six people were onboard the 20-foot Bayliner boat when it hit the dock near Safe Harbor Way in Fruitland around 9 p.m. on Saturday. Medellin said the […]