Abused horses removed from Quantico farm

As officials await results of necropsies of 25 horses found dead on a Quantico farm, about 100 more of the animals are being removed from the Barbara and Paige Pilchard Farm on Cherry Walk Road and taken to rescues in nearby states, where they will receive veterinary care. It will be a couple of months […]

Local drug and alcohol deaths showing a decrease

Deaths related to drug and alcohol intoxication, including opioid overdoses, are down in Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset Counties, according to 3rd Quarter 2017 Overdose Data released by the Maryland Department of Health. From January through September 2016, compared to the same period in 2017, intoxication fatalities are down 20 percent in Somerset County, 42 percent […]

Four suspects sought in Salisbury armored car robbery

Salisbury Police this week continued searching for men who robbed a  Loomis armored truck and bound the driver’s hands at an automated teller machine early Monday. Police Chief Barbara Duncan told the Salisbury Independent police are asking anyone who was in the area around 7:15 a.m. on Monday, and saw anything at the location of […]

Wicomico K-9 retiring after years of dedicated service

It’s likely there’s a steak in Uke Heath’s future. “He deserves it,” his handler, Wicomico County Deputy First Class Jeff Heath said about his partner, a 9-year-old K-9, who, this week, retired from law enforcement after nearly five years and will be rewarded for his dedication. The short-haired Belgian Malinois, with markings similar to a […]

Jamie Dykes sworn in as interim State’s Attorney

Jamie Dykes was sworn in Friday as interim Wicomico County State’s Attorney. The event was held in the formal Circuit Courtroom of the County Courthouse and attended by about 100 of Dykes’ friends, family and colleagues. She was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former State’s Attorney Ella Disharoon, who accepted […]

Wicomico Sheriff Lewis seeking a fourth term

Citing success in the fight against drug trafficking and a 24 percent decrease in opioid-related overdoses, Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis announced his bid for re-election. Lewis, who was first elected sheriff in 2006 following a career as a state trooper, said he wants to continue serving citizens. “When we began this journey 11 years […]

Community stunned by teacher’s arrest on drug charges

A 51-year-old Parkside High School teacher charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and related offenses was in the Wicomico County Detention Center on $50,000 bail, according to Lt. Tim Robinson, who handles public relations for the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office. Monica Snee, a special education teacher, was also charged with possession of […]

Declared candidate Dykes appointed State’s Attorney

Already an election candidate for the post, Jamie Dykes has been named interim Wicomico County State’s Attorney, to fill the vacancy created by the upcoming resignation of State’s Attorney Ella Disharoon. Dykes will take over Dec. 1. She was appointed this week by judges of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County and will remain in […]

Ella Disharoon bows out of State’s Attorney’s race

Wicomico County State’s Attorney Ella Disharoon has decided not to run for election, choosing instead to spend her remaining 15 months in office, prosecuting and keeping the community safe. She said she will determine her next career move at some point while continuing to serve until January 2019. The election is in November 2018. So […]

April Jackson’s assault case date moved to Oct. 18

A state District Court hearing for Salisbury City Councilwoman April Jackson, scheduled for this past Monday, has been postponed until Oct. 18. In mid-August, Jackson, who represents District 1 in Salisbury, was charged with second-degree assault, following a fight in a local park. Later, she told the Salisbury Independent she won’t resign and will let […]