Dorchester County

Helicopter Makes Hard Landing Off Dorchester Co. ShorePolice say a helicopter was forced to make a hard landing Tuesday in about four feet of water.
Fire Damages Dorchester County Church's BuildingFire officials in Dorchester County say fire has damaged a building used as a church's fellowship hall in Hurlock.
Police: Md. Man Stole More Than $20K In JC Penney's MerchandiseA Maryland man has been arrested after police say he stole more than $20,000 in JC Penney’s merchandise.
Md. Teacher Who Wrote School Shooting Book Speaks Out From Mental InstitutionFor the first time we are hearing from a Dorchester County school teacher placed on administrative leave and admitted to a mental health facility after police say he wrote a fictional book depicting a school shooting.
Shellfish Harvesting Closed In WaterwaysState environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected.
Remains Found In Dorchester Co. Identified As Del. ManMaryland State Police have identified the man whose remains were found in a shallow grave in Dorchester County.
Poultry Staffers Return To Work After Ammonia LeakThe Dorchester County authorities say staffers at the Amick Farms poultry processing plant in Hurlock have returned to work after an ammonia leak caused the building to be evacuated.
Building A Better Muskrat TrapUnder a flapping, rusting tin roof, in an aging shed near the marsh, is one of the most curious pieces of machinery in Dorchester County. Almost 100 years old, it is also one of the rarest contraptions of its kind.
National Park Service Selects Superintendent For Tubman MonumentThe National Park Service has chosen a superintendent for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National monument.
Elderly Dorchester County Man Killed In House FireA house fire claims the life of an elderly man in Dorchester County.
Suspect In Animal Cruelty Case Also Ran Parkville Rescue GroupA Maryland man is under arrest in a heartbreaking case of animal cruelty. Two dozen puppies and dogs--found in conditions so bad that some had to be put to sleep.
4 Md. Oyster Shell Recycling Drop-Off Sites OpenMarylanders have four new Dorchester County sites to drop off oyster shells for recycling.