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$3.5M Fire At Washington College Started In Plastic Smokers’ Receptacle

WJZ has learned what sparked a destructive fire at Washington College in Chestertown.



4 Firefighters Injured In 4-Alarm Blaze At Washington College

Four firefighters suffered minor injuries after a 4-alarm blaze tore through an IT building at Washington College on Saturday night.


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82-year-old Pleads Guilty To Felony Theft

An 82-year-old former treasurer of an municipal association pleaded guilty to felony theft in a Cecil County circuit court Wednesday.


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Finalists Named For Undergrad Literary Prize

Washington College has named six finalists for the nation’s largest literary prize for undergraduates.


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82-Year-Old Ex Councilwoman, Treasurer Charged With Theft

A former Eastern Shore councilwoman has been charged with felony theft while she was treasurer of a local organization.


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Owls Rescued By Western Md. Family To Be Released Back Into Wild

Two baby owls rescued by a family in Western Maryland are being released back into the wild.


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Book On G. Washington Wins $50K Mount Vernon Prize

A European author’s take on the father of our country has won the $50,000 annual George Washington Book Prize.


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Aspiring Journalist From Washington College Wins Sophie Kerr Prize

The Sophie Kerr Prize is the largest student literary award in the nation. Every year, one student from Washington College receives the prestigious honor.



Md. College To Award $61K Undergrad Literary Prize

Maryland’s Washington College is preparing to announce the winner of the nation’s largest literary prize for undergraduate college students.


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Unexploded Military Artillery Round Found At Marina In Chestertown

A bomb squad has cordoned off roads in Chestertown after military explosives were found on the side of the road.


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Man Trying To Cross Road On Riding Mower Hit

Maryland State Police say a man who tried to cross a highway on his riding mower was hit by a tractor-trailer.


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Police Charge 15-Year-Old For Bomb Scare That Shut Down Kent County Schools

Kent County police have charged a teenager for causing a bomb scare that shut down all the county schools on April 3.