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Delmarva Chicken Festival to end after 65 years

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - The Delmarva Chicken Festival, an annual tradition to promote the region's poultry industry, will hold its final event this summer.

Delmarva Poultry Industry, the festival's primary sponsor, announced this week that the event to be held June 20 and 21 near Centreville will be the last. The festival has been held annually since 1948, except for two years when outbreaks of avian flu forced its cancellation.

The festival rotated through different towns each year. It featured food, arts and crafts and live entertainment. The food included chicken cooked in a 10-foot fry pan.


Md. woman dead after 2-car crash in Millsboro

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) - A Maryland woman has died after a two-vehicle car crash in Millsboro.

The Delaware State Police says it happened Friday afternoon on Conaway Road north of Phillips Hall Road.

Troopers say 21-year-old Dakota Price of Laurel, Del., was driving westbound on Phillips Hall Road when for unknown reasons he traveled off the right side of the roadway into an open field. Price then re-entered onto Conaway Road and struck a minivan driven by 59-year-old Janice Adams of Pittsville, Md.

Adams died at the scene. Her two passengers, 64-year-old Patrick Adams and 16-year-old Madelyn Riekert, were taken to hospitals. Riekert is being treated for serious injuries. Patrick Adams was released after being treated for minor injuries.

Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate. There are no charges at this time.


Man shot in car while fleeing robbery

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Police in Baltimore County are investigating after a man was shot in the back while fleeing a robbery.

Police say the victim walked in to a hospital just before 11 p.m. Friday. The man told police he was parked in the area of Belmont Avenue and Security Boulevard and using his cellphone when he was approached by two men who told him he was being robbed and began assaulting him.

The 54-year-old man fled the scene in his car when at least one gunshot entered the rear window of his car and struck him in the back.

Police say the victim is in stable condition and expected to recover. Police are looking for the two suspects.


Howard County sobriety checkpoints nets 3 arrests

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) - Police in Howard County say three people were arrested as a result of a sobriety checkpoint set up in Savage.

Police say they set up the checkpoint Friday evening on southbound US Route 1 between Howard Street and Gorman Road.

Police say two drivers were arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. One of the drivers was also charged with driving without a license. An additional driver was arrested for driving on a revoked license.

Police say more than 1,000 vehicles passed through the checkpoint Friday evening and early Saturday morning.


Man convicted in death of six-week-old son

BALTIMORE (AP) - A Baltimore man has been convicted of child abuse in the death of his infant son.

Dion Ware was arrested in 2012 after the death of his 6-week-old son. A jury on Thursday convicted the now 21-year-old of child abuse but could not reach a verdict on a charge of second-degree murder.

Police said Ware initially told authorities that he noticed his son was having difficulty breathing and tried to administer CPR. He said he realized he was pushing too hard during CPR and ran outside to call for help. A medical examiner found the child died from blunt force trauma and Ware later admitted to hitting his son because the boy would not stop crying.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 10. Ware faces up to 30 years in prison.

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