JIM NORMANDIN

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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…

BEAR, Del. — The man who shot and killed an elderly Elkton couple on the grounds of a Delaware veterans cemetery earlier this month was killed by police gunfire during a shootout with officers that occurred shortly after he had opened fire on the victims, according to Delaware State Police.

PORT DEPOSIT — The Bainbridge Development Corporation is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the May 6 arson fire at the historic Tome School property.

ELKTON — While the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the postponement of hundreds of Cecil County Circuit Court criminal proceedings since mid-March, 30 to 40 Cecil County Adult Drug Court cases are being handled – remotely – in a courtroom every Friday, according to court officials.

NORTH EAST — In the dark, early-morning hours of April 6, 2002, a stranger raped a 20-year-old woman in an isolated area somewhere near Port Deposit, battered her into unconsciousness and then left her naked in a gulley.

ELKTON — A traffic stop near Elkton led to the arrest of a Cecilton man after investigators confiscated nearly one ounce of suspect heroin mixed with fentanyl, a quarter-ounce of methamphetamine, an ounce of marijuana and other evidence, according to Cecil County District Court records.

ELKTON — A man reported missing Sunday evening from Townsend, Del. was found Monday afternoon in the woods near Meadow Park, the victim of suicide according to Elkton Police.

COLUMBIA — A Bayview Elementary School teacher was killed and her companion was critically injured in a motorcycle crash in Columbia over the weekend, according to the Howard County Police Department.

ELKTON — An attempted murder suspect who went on the lam in the wake of a triple-shooting at an Elkton townhouse earlier this week is now in custody, after surrendering himself at Elkton Police Department’s headquarters on Wednesday night, EPD officials reported Thursday morning.

PERRYVILLE — A Perryville fire broke out on the outside a residence at 3:34 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, and an investigation into the event continues Thursday, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. No injuries were reported.

NORTH EAST — A Colora man is being held without bail in the Cecil County Detention Center on numerous charges after allegedly ramming his pick up into a Maryland State Trooper and fleeing from police near Rising Sun Tuesday morning.

ELKTON — A gunman remained on the loose Tuesday after police arrested his four alleged accomplices in connection with the shootings of two adults and a 6-year-old boy at an Elkton residence a day earlier, according to police and charging documents.

BEAR, Del. — A gunman shot and killed an elderly Elkton couple Friday on the grounds of a Delaware veterans cemetery that is about a mile and half away from Chesapeake City, according to Delaware State Police.

BEAR, Del. – An 86-year-old Elkton man died from his gunshot wounds in an area hospital on Saturday - a day after a gunman opened fire on him and his 85-year-old wife in a Delaware veterans cemetery near Chesapeake City, killing her at the scene, Delaware State Police officials reported Sund…

CHESAPEAKE CITY – A gunman who shot two people at a veterans cemetery in Bear, Del., on Friday morning and then fled - spurring a manhunt that impacted nearby Chesapeake City and the surrounding area - has been found dead in a wooded area close to that graveyard, where he and officers on sce…

PORT DEPOSIT — An investigation is continuing after a raging blaze destroyed an abandoned building at the former Bainbridge Naval Training Center on the property adjacent to Port Deposit on Wednesday, according to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal.

ELKTON — A Cecil County man caught with almost a quarter-ounce of heroin near North East in September received a three-year prison term Tuesday, after accepting a binding plea deal.

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