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ANTARES ROCKET EXPLODES AFTER LIFTOFF, NO INJURIES

Something went terribly wrong shortly after the launch of an unmanned Antares rocket on Tuesday evening, from Wallops Island, Virginia. The rocket exploded moments after liftoff, destroying a Cygnus spacecraft, plus 5,000 pounds of experiments and supplies for NASA, including a science project designed by students from Ocean City High …

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SMALL FIRE AT OCEAN CITY AM– USEMENT PARK

A very small fire Sunday evening at an amusement park in Ocean City.  The city’s fire department learned of a small fire on the deck of a ride at the Playland’s Castaway Cove shortly after 9pm Sunday.  A passerby saw some smoke and contacted authorities.  The fire was accidental and …

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OCEAN CITY COPS WARN OF FAKE BILLING SCAM

Ocean City Police are warning the public regarding a potential fraud involving local businesses.  Police say businesses are being called by individuals claiming they are with the electric company, and these businesses allegedly owe back payments.  Up until now, one business has made a payment that never went to the …

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CONTRACT TO BE AWARDED FOR OCEAN CITY BEACH FILL

A massive beach fill project in Ocean City’s south end will be awarded soon by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.  The contract will likely go to Great Lakes Dredging and Dock Company which has conducted several beach fills in our area before, including in Avalon.  Great Lakes offered …

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REPORT: NO ARTIFICIAL TURF AT OCEAN CITY STADIUM

It looks like Ocean City is backing off its controversial plan to install artificial turf at Carey Stadium.  The Ocean City Gazette reports today that Mayor Jay Gillian announced his intentions to back off the plan to replace the grass field with artificial turf until more studies are conducted.  Over …

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HERO WALK DRAWS CROWDS IN OCEAN CITY

On Sunday morning the 5th annual “John R. Elliot Hero Walk” was held on the Ocean City Boardwalk. The hero walk campaign was started to remember Naval Academy graduate John Elliot, who was struck and killed by a drunk driver. The walk drew nearly two thousand participants to support the …

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