Six days after being struck while on duty as a Community Fire Company fire police officer, David R. Barr, remains in critical but stable condition at Christiana Hospital in Delaware.
Barr, 65, of Port Deposit, who has been a fire police officer for 13 years, and is also a member of Water Witch Fire Company, had surgery to relieve pressure on his brain on Wednesday.
by Lisa Tome
The students at Conowingo Elementary School have pledged to be drug free. Along the way they've also worked to help pets in need.
As part of Red Ribbon Week, which started October 23 and continues this week, the Conowingo students are doing all kinds of events and activities to show their commitment to making good choices as well as helping pets in need.
by Lisa Tome
A local doctor is doing his part to help people learn about the requirements for the Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Joseph Weidner, of Stone Run Family Medicine, Colonial Way, Rising Sun, said that the assistance is open to anyone. You don't have to be a Stone Run patient to get the information.
by Lisa Tome
Chilly weather and a cutting wind didn't keep people from attending Rising Sun's first ever Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday in the downtown.
The event, which was paid for in its entirety with donations from local businesses and organizations, attracted lots of children and adults. Activities include horse and pony rides, hay rides, games, spooky music, pumpkin painting, a bounce castle and bounce police car, and trunk or treating.
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A North East homeowner was flown from the scene and treated for smoke inhalation, after his home caught fire on Sunday evening, October 27.
Andrew Wade, age unknown, is the homeowner. He was flown to Hopkins Bayview Burn Center for treatment.
The cause of the fire, which started in a second floor bedroom at the home in the 200 block of Doctor Miller Road, about 9:15 p.m. remains under investigation.
About 50 firefighters from North East, Rising Sun, Charlestown, Singerly of Elkton, Water Witch of Port Deposit, Perryville, and Union of Oxford, Pa. worked at the scene for about two hours. Firefighters were called back to the scene on Monday morning. Deputy State Fire Marshals Joe Walters and Howard Ewing are investigating.
The Cecil County Holly Tree Corporation wants your help.
Volunteers are needed to help decorate the tree and assist with holiday events.
It all starts Saturday, November 2 at 10 a.m. when volunteers will gather to begin the process of decorating.
Victims have been airing their dirty laundry in the Cecil County Administration Building.
As part of The Clothesline Project, which sheds light on the problem of domestic violence, homemade shirts are hanging around the county building. Women who have been affected by violence have been asked to decorate and donate a shirt reflecting their emotions about violence and freeing themselves. All the shirts in the display were created by women in Cecil County.
Proof of the success of the Cecil County School of Technology's Job Fair wasn’t difficult to recognize.
Several of the employers at the Wednesday, October 16 event were represented for former CCST students.
A Community Fire Company of Perryville fire police officer remained in Christiana Hospital Friday night, October 25, in critical condition after he was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic earlier in the day.
On Thursday, October 24, investigators from the Cecil Sheriff's Office arrested Jonathan Blair Copeland, 24, of the 100 block of Old Elm Road, North East. He was charged with first degree murder in the death of Jeffrey Adam Myers, 33. on Wednesday, October 23.
On Friday, John Wallace Green, III, 28, of the unit block of Maple Hill Court, Port Deposit, was also charged with first degree murder in the death of Myers.
The investigation revealed that on Monday, October 21, Copeland had an argument in the presence of others, where Copeland allegedly threatened to kill Myers. Copeland accused Myers of stealing a large amount of money and/or drugs from his residence. At approximately 4:50 p.m. on October 23, deputies responded to the 1500 block of Principio Road, Port Deposit, where they found Myers in a Ford truck at the end of his driveway. Myers had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead.