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The mayor and commissioners of the Town of North East approved the town’s FY 2021 budget as presented Wednesday and also approved a resolution relating to the possible buyout of three employees with over 30 years of experience.

RISING SUN – Ambulance crews rushed two teens to a regional hospital on Saturday night after they were wounded by an accidental discharge of a shotgun at a residence near Rising Sun, according to the Maryland State Police and the Cecil County Department of Emergency Services.

FAIR HILL — A Delaware man is facing numerous charges after allegedly driving a Ford F-250 pick-up truck into the side of Rookie's Hilltop Inn Saturday night.

Editors Note: The Cecil Whig provided three basic questions to each candidate to outline their political positions on issues via email. What follows are their typed responses and are presented as written. No attempts were made by the Whig to edit these responses to allow citizens the opportu…

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Wednesday that outdoor restaurant dining, outdoor pools, drive-in movie theaters, and youth sports and day camps will be allowed to reopen on Friday afternoon

ELKTON — The staff of Court Appointed Special Advocates, or Cecil CASA attached dozens of blue and silver pinwheels to the bridge over the railroad tracks on North Bridge Street recently to call attention to foster care children during the pandemic.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden released a video Wednesday evening marking the grim U.S. milestone of 100,000 Americans killed by the coronavirus, saying somberly, “To all of you hurting so badly, I’m so sorry for your loss” and “This nation grieves with you.”

ELKTON — Seconds before the two-vehicle crash that killed Mary Eva Shackelford’s three young grandchildren and their uncle near North East in May 2019, Shackelford swerved into the opposing lane to avoid striking a spare tire lying in the road, according to the Cecil County State’s Attorney’…

ELKTON — Investigators confiscated slightly more than a half-ounce of suspect methamphetamine, 13 packets of Suboxone and other evidence while raiding a residence and shed near Elkton, according to the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office.

ELKTON — A man was rushed to a regional hospital over the weekend after the motorcycle he was operating crashed into a car on a highway near Elkton, ejecting him from his cycle — which then veered off the road and went down an embankment, before coming to rest in a stream, according to Maryl…

ELKTON — A man is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly pulled a handgun during a Memorial Day brawl on the street of an Elkton neighborhood and fired three shots, including an errant one at a rival — all of which was captured on videotape by a home security camera, according to…

WILMINGTON, Del. — Delaware restaurants and bars can expand outdoor seating and the state’s churches can hold outdoor services without size limits now that Gov. John Carney has loosened restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the last couple of years the Cecil County State’s Attorney’s office has seen a number of changes meant to improve prosecutions throughout the county, including developing a strong rapport with area law enforcement and moving to a more full-time staffing mindset.

DOVER, Del. — Democratic Gov. John Carney said Tuesday that he will lift his ban on short-term rentals in Delaware and a mandatory 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers effective June 1.

ELKTON — A man charged in a triple-shooting that occurred in an Elkton neighborhood earlier this month now has a new criminal case against him, after he allegedly beat a Cecil County Detention Center inmate during an ambush attack, according to Cecil County District Court records.

ELKTON – An investigation is continuing after a blaze destroyed a pickup truck parked outside a residence near Elkton over the weekend, according to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal.

ELKTON — In what appears to be a case of mistaken identity, a woman allegedly barged into an Elkton-area home, yelled, “Where is the whore at?” and then punched a woman who lives there in the face, according to Cecil County District Court records.

ELKTON — A man remained jailed Tuesday after investigators confiscated nearly 40 baggies of suspect heroin, two bottles of liquid methadone with names of other people on the prescription containers and other evidence while raiding his Elkton-area residence, according to Cecil County District…

BALTIMORE COUNTY — Congressman Andy Harris, R-1, was allegedly overheard cursing at a White House advance staffer Monday at a Memorial Day event President Trump attended at the historic Fort McHenry in Baltimore County.

ANNAPOLIS — The recently released blue crab survey shows “a healthy number” of mature female crabs and a slightly above average population of adult males in the Chesapeake Bay, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.