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Salisbury man convicted of drug possession, distribution charges

SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man was found guilty of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine following a one-day jury trial last week. The charges stem from a traffic stop on September 6, 2021. Officers with the Salisbury Police Department stopped a vehicle being operated by Evan Byrd, which led to the discovery of 47 grams of cocaine, a digital scale, a cell phone, and $1,580 in cash. A search of the cell phone revealed drug related text messages related to the sale and distribution of cocaine.
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Man's death during police encounter leads to $5M settlement

Relatives of a 19-year-old Black man who died during a struggle with police officers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore have reached a $5 million partial settlement of their wrongful death lawsuit, an agreement that also requires improvements in police training and policies, family attorneys announced Monday. The family’s federal lawsuit accused police of using excessive force on Anton Black after they chased him and tried to restrain him outside his family’s home in rural Greensboro, Maryland, in 2018. Officers handcuffed Black and shackled his legs before he stopped breathing. The lawsuit also accused police of trying to cover up an unjustified killing, falsely claiming that Black was high on drugs and exhibiting “superhuman” strength. Black’s death fueled calls for an independent investigation and inspired legislative reforms. A state law named after Black expanded public access to records about police disciplinary cases. It took effect last September.
GREENSBORO, MD

Places to Enjoy a Steak Dinner in Salisbury, MD

I like a steak dinner as much as the next person. In my house growing up, New York strip ruled supreme, and we always had baked potatoes and salad to boot. Throwing a steak in the skillet is no big chore, and is there anything easier to make than potatoes? However, you can't beat a grilled steak, and as someone who isn't inclined to use a grill on her own, I like to venture out to Salisbury every now and then to get my fix. Here are a few places near Salisbury where you can enjoy a steak dinner as recommended by myself and other locals.
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NAACP Hosts Meet and Greet with Calvert County Superintendent

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – On Wednesday, August 3rd, the Calvert County NAACP hosted a forum at the College of Southern Maryland’s Prince Frederick Campus, inviting people and organizations from all over Calvert County to come and meet the new Superintendent of Calvert County Public Schools. Dr. Andrae Townsel...
CALVERT COUNTY, MD
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Environmental organizations speak out against AquaCon’s proposed salmon farm

FEDERALSBURG, Md. – A 25-acre salmon farm could be coming to Delmarva. However local environmental organizations are speaking out to put a stop to this change. 47 ABC spoke with ShoreRivers to learn more about concerns with this big change being proposed ahead of Wednesday’s hearing. AquaCon a Norweigan start-up is proposing an indoor salmon farm to come to Federalsburg. Opponents at ShoreRiver say this would negatively impact the water quality and nearby habitats. Now they are providing an alternative to the farm, so it is not permitted on Delmarva.
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Opinion: AquaCon’s Proposed Industrial Salmon Farm Represents a Major Environmental Risk for Maryland

Bradley Stevens, professor emeritus of marine science at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore;. David Secor, professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Biological Laboratory;. Fred Pomeroy, president of Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth;. Jay Martin, president of Friends of the Nanticoke River;. Judith Stribling, faculty...
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Laurel butcher wins almost $153K in August 1st Powerball drawing

He didn't win the big prize, but a 63-year-old butcher from Laurel was happy to go home with almost $153,000.00, thanks to the Powerball lottery. State lottery officials say the man, who chose to remain anonymous, bought a 10-game ticket at a Royal Farms in Millsboro for the August first drawing.
LAUREL, DE
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Easton High School grads complete apprenticeships

EASTON, Md. – Two Easton High School Class of 2022 grads have completed their apprenticeships through the Maryland Youth Apprenticeship Program. The program allows juniors and seniors to develop job skills to launch their future careers. Congratulations to Matthew Cauffman and William Burgess. We want to hear your good...
EASTON, MD
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Dr. Crystal Ricks Awarded Department Of Defense STEM Ambassador

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Dr. Crystal Ricks, Coordinator of Advanced Learning for Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS), has been selected as a Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Ambassador for the 2022-2023 school year. As an educator recognized with the DoD STEM Ambassador award, Dr....
PRINCE FREDERICK, MD
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Wor-Wic Community College has a plan to combat truck industry issues

SALISBURY, Md. – Officials say the trucking industry is feeling the impact of inflation, the supply chain crisis, and high turnover rates that come with staffing shortages. As a result, a local college has extended its program to help fulfill some of those positions. Although these issues students at Wor-Wic Community College are still excited to be joining the trucking industry.
SALISBURY, MD

Family of Black Teen Who Died in Police Restraint Awarded $5M Settlement

Three Maryland towns will pay $5 million to the family of Anton Black, a 19-year-old Black youth who died as police restrained him in 2018, the family’s lawyers said Monday. The partial settlement comes nearly two years after the family filed a federal lawsuit, claiming three white officers—two of whom were off-duty—chased the teenager, stunned him with a Taser, and pinned him face-down for roughly six minutes on his mother’s doorstep. The 19-year-old’s mother, Jennell Black, said in a statement, “I had to watch those police officers kill my son, while he pleaded for his life and called out to me. There are no words to describe the immense hurt that I will always feel when I think back on that tragic day, when I think of my son.” As part of the agreement, the towns of Greensboro, Ridgely, and Centreville have agreed to train their officers on mental health response, implicit bias, and de-escalation techniques. “I hope the reforms within the police departments will save lives,” Jennell Black said, “and prevent any family from feeling the pain we feel every day.”
GREENSBORO, NC
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Local girl spends day as City Administrator

SALISBURY, Md. – Maura Ennis of Salisbury got the chance to be City Administrator for the day on Thursday. She had a full plate signing documents, attending meetings, and even having lunch at the brand new Riverwalk Game Park. We want to hear your good news, just email newsroom@47abc.com.
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