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Salisbury man convicted of assault after strangling wife during argument

SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man has been convicted of assault and other charges stemming from a December 2021 incident. Darius Deal was convicted of first and second degree assault, as well as reckless endangerment, following a jury trial in Wicomico County. The judge postponed sentencing to allow for a pre-sentence investigation to be completed.
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Ocean City business owner pleads guilting to tax fraud

OCEAN CITY, Md. – A Berlin man has pleaded guilty to tax fraud related to his Ocean City business. According to his guilty plea, 66-year-old Sunil Chawla owned and operated “India Emporium”, a seasonal retail store, for more than 20 years. Chawla also received income from a business (“Company 1”) operated by his son, 36-year-old Saurabh Chawla, from 2009 to 2019. Chawla’s duties at Company 1 included receiving electronics and other items obtained by the company. Chawla was involved in reselling, maintaining and tracking Company 1’s inventory, and packaging and shipping daily orders as directed by his son, Saurabh. From 2009 to 2018, Chawla reportedly received an annual salary of approximately $60,000 from Company 1. Every month, Chawla frequently wrote himself a $5,000 check that was drawn against Company 1’s bank account. In 2009 and 2010, Chawla intentionally did not report any income from Company 1. From 2012 to 2018, Chawla repeatedly engaged in tax fraud by underreporting his $60,000 annual salary at Company 1, resulting in a $70,000 tax loss to the IRS.
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State Police Arrest Two, Seek Public’s Assistance With Locating Wanted Subject

Delaware State Police have arrested 50-year-old Hope Wheatley of Laurel, DE and 30-year-old Amanda Adkins of Bridgeville, DE for hindering prosecution after an incident that occurred in the Lewes area earlier this month. On June 9, 2022, at approximately 7:36 p.m., Hope Wheatley and Amanda Adkins entered the Tokyo Steakhouse...
LAUREL, DE
Ocean City Today

Ocean City fireworks cancelation deemed legal matter

Officials mum on whether repercussions will come to vendor. The cancelation of Ocean City’s Fourth of July fireworks shows is now a legal matter, and officials are not sharing details of what may come next. On June 20, Ocean City officials announced that their new holiday fireworks vendor, Ohio-based...
OCEAN CITY, MD
Ocean City Today

Ocean City electric vehicle rental business gets final denial

Light Riders owners must wait 12 months to submit new plan. Despite a last-ditch effort to obtain a necessary conditional use approval, Segway and scooter rentals will not be available this summer at a new electric vehicle rental store on the bayside downtown. Alicia Jenkins, the co-owner of Light Riders...
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Suspect Arrested, Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing

OCEAN CITY — A Ridgely, Md. man is being held without bond on attempted first-degree murder and other charges this week after being implicated in a triple-stabbing incident on the Boardwalk near Wicomico Street back on June 20. On Wednesday, members of the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) Criminal...
OCEAN CITY, MD

23-year-old man charged with attempted murder in Ocean City stabbings

A 23-year-old Ridgely, Maryland, man has been charged with attempted murder and other offenses after three people were stabbed in Ocean City last week. Just before midnight June 20, police saw multiple people fighting in the area of Wicomico Street and Atlantic Avenue, according to the Ocean City Police Department. As officers arrived on the scene, police said, the suspects ran north on the Boardwalk and three males were discovered to be suffering from stab wounds. ...
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Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann – July 1, 2022

Assateague reached its peak as a sportsman’s paradise in the years immediately following World War II. During this period, the only access to the isolated barrier island was by boat with duck hunters and surf fishermen as the most frequent visitors. Local kids often accompanied their fathers to Assateague and collected shells that had washed ashore during winter storms. These shells were later sold to tourists on the Boardwalk and provided spending money for a generation of Ocean City youngsters.
OCEAN CITY, MD
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DART Announces Independence Day Holiday Weekend Bus Schedule

DOVER, Del.- DART has announced its bus schedule for the Independence Day holiday weekend. DART Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 13, 15, 33, 40 and 64 will operate on a Sunday schedule, Route 47 will operate on its Saturday schedule, and DART’s Route 305 Beach Connection and Beach Bus services will operate regularly scheduled service. Paratransit will operate complimentary ADA-only service .
REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
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Ocean City Air Show terms approved

The Ocean City’s first-ever multi-year event contract is on its way to approval. At a work session Tuesday, council members signed off on the proposed terms of a working three-year agreement with the organizers of the Ocean City Air Show after working out some sticking points. “I think we...
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Tunas and Tiaras Tourney a Big Success

OCEAN CITY- After getting pushed back a week because of bad weather and rough seas, the second annual Tunas and Tiaras tournament last weekend was a big success with plenty off action off the coast. A total of 164 lady anglers and 33 boats competed in the second annual Tunas...
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OCBP Alumni Of The Week, Wesley Smith, A Life Changed In 10 Minutes Back In 1989

OCEAN CITY — Things did not look promising for Wesley Smith as the summer of 1989 approached. He was living in Bel Air and had just dropped out of high school. With not a lot more than desire, he headed to Ocean City to live at the beach and join the beach patrol. The test one takes to even be considered for the OCBP starts with an early morning swim in the bone chilling waters at the inlet. Wesley, like all the others before him, would have to swim from the rock piles at the southern most point of the beach, around the pier and race up the sand to the finish line. He’d have 10 minutes. If he didn’t make it, his plan for being a guard would be over.
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Push to preserve commercial development in Ocean City debated

Development community largely opposed to code change. A main Ocean City strip with nothing but condos, town-houses and other residential development is not a future resort planners want to see. That is why, while tackling a series of zoning code amendments in advance of the next comprehensive plan review, staff...
OCEAN CITY, MD

Popular Seafood Spots in Ocean City, Maryland

Crabs, shrimp, clams, and oysters are abundant on the Delmarva Peninsula, and there's no better place to enjoy fresh, local seafood than Ocean City. Countless restaurants dot the barrier island, and you'll find everything from laid-back crab shacks to upscale dining rooms serving elevated seafood dishes. Here are just a few amazing places to eat seafood in Ocean City, Maryland.
OCEAN CITY, MD
Ocean City Today

Berlin short-term rental ordinance stays on course

Berlin’s short-term rental ordinance will be moving forward tomorrow as scheduled. On Monday, the Berlin Town Council listened to a letter sent to Planning Director Dave Engelhart — read to the council by Engelhart — from a nonresident who said instituting the new rule now could have severe financial consequences.
BERLIN, MD
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SoDel Concepts Donated to West Side New Beginnings

SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently donated $10,000 to West Side New Beginnings, a nonprofit building a network to address West Rehoboth’s concerns, such as housing, education, nutrition and substance abuse. Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts and founder of SoDel Cares, is pictured presenting the check to Diaz Bonville and Brenda Milbourne of West Side New Beginnings.
REHOBOTH BEACH, DE
Ocean City Today

Ocean City Lights on Bikes program gearing up for another summer

With the onset of summer beach air, more people are riding bicycles up and down Coastal Highway and city officials and community members are again making efforts to keep them safe when the sun goes down. Councilman Tony DeLuca, who heads the city’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, said this...
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