Two people killed in West Salisbury crash

Maryland State Police are continuing to investigate a three-vehicle accident that killed two people and injured five more late last Thursday. Police said Stans Antonio Handy Jr., 19, and T’Yana Renee Trader, 20, were killed. Handy was pronounced dead at the scene. Trader was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and later […]

2018 was safest year in Salisbury’s history

Newly released crime statistics show that 2018 was Salisbury’s safest year on record. In a review of the most serious crimes against people and property, the city saw a 17 percent drop in what national law enforcement officials label as Part 1 crimes in their statistics. These crimes include criminal homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, […]

Assailants sought in reported robbery Downtown

Salisbury police were searching for two suspects who remained at large after an armed robbery early this week. Around 1:30 a.m. Monday, police said they met with a 42-year-old man who reported the robbery, in the 200 block of East Main Street. Police said the man was walking east when he was approached by two […]

‘Bull’ Hudson remembered for tremendous heart

Aaron “Bull” Hudson, the affable, lovable Salisbury Police officer who died Nov. 19, was eulogized at a touching funeral Tuesday, with family and friends gathered at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center to grieve, but also laugh at memories. “I’m looking for my friend,” Mayor Jake Day said, remembering how he would let Hudson sit […]

Obituary: Aaron Hudson embodied public service

Aaron “Bull” Bleatus Hudson, 46, of Salisbury, died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018.  Born on Jan. 27, 1972, in Salisbury, he was the son of Cordy “Bleatus”and Bonita Dennis Hudson of Delmar. He graduated from Delmar High School in 1990 and joined the Salisbury Police Department soon after. Bull stood out amongst his peers for […]

Funeral services set Tuesday for Aaron ‘Bull’ Hudson

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at noon at the Wicomico County Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Following the service, the public is invited to the Downtown Plaza for a moment of silence and Bull’s last call which will […]

Downtown vigil honors Officer Aaron ‘Bull’ Hudson

Several hundred people gathered in Downtown Salisbury on Tuesday night for a vigil to honor city Police Officer Aaron “Bull” Hudson, 46, who died at his home Monday. The candlelight event was held at the corner of North Division and West Main streets, the very location where Hudson, standing with his police-equipped bicycle much of […]

Salisbury’s crime rate decreases at rapid pace

If it seems like crime is down in Salisbury and the city is becoming safer, a new national report confirms that feeling. Saying he’s pleased that a study indicates Salisbury is becoming safer faster than any other city in the country, Mayor Jake Day this week credited Police Chief Barbara Duncan and her force. Salisbury […]

City Police Capt. Cheryl Rantz retires after 30 years

As she ended her career with the Salisbury Police Department, Capt. Cheryl Rantz signed off saying, “I’ve had 30 years. It’s been a pleasure … brothers and sisters stay safe.” She walked out of the police station with arms raised, forefingers pointed skyward, and was met by friends carrying bouquets of flowers and officers who […]

Wicomico Deputy makes arrest despite beating

Wicomico County Deputy Andrew Riggan is recovering from a broken elbow, abrasions and contusions to his knees, head, face and forehead after an altercation with a suspect who violently resisted arrest and ripped off the deputy’s body camera during the scuffle. Riggan, 39, a seven-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, will be out of work […]