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A bomb threat has forced the evacuation of the campus of the University of the Maryland Eastern Shore this morning.

The UMES Campus Police Chief says he learned about the threat at around 10 a.m.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it was aimed at a building now under construction.

There were more than 150 on the work crew at the time.

No students were on campus today but some of the faculty members and researchers were present.

Traffic around the school on College Backbone Road, John Wilson Drive and UMES Boulevard has been diverted.

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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Police say they are checking on a report of a single shot fired at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington.

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The Delaware Sports Complex which has some nearby residents concerned is set to come up before a council meeting in Middletown.

During today’s meeting the council will look at a conditional use permit request along with preliminary approval of the development plan.

The city owns the 170-acre lot which is zoned for agricultural use.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that local residents say traffic congestion and noise during the evening would impact a nearby housing development of The Estates at Saint Anne’s on the southwest of the city.

 

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Defense attorneys are continuing to call witnesses in the federal conspiracy and cyberstalking trial of the widow and children of a man who killed his ex-daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse.

David Matusiewicz, his mother, Lenore, and his sister, Amy Gonzalez, are being tried on charges related to the death of David's ex-wife, Christine Belford. If convicted, they could face life in prison, a punishment Justice Department officials believe would be unprecedented for cyberstalking resulting in death.

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The fireworks went off on time at Ocean City as tens of thousands packed the resort this weekend.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that business was booming with some locals saying it was one of the best July 4th they have had in years.

There were a few incidents during the holiday weekend.

A man fell from a third story balcony and was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Meanwhile, there was a reported fire on a public bus on Saturday which had to be evacuated.

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CORDOVA, Md. (AP) - Farmers are eager for drone technology.

The small, relatively inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicles could replace humans in a variety of ways around large farms, such as transmitting detailed information about crops, directing farmers to problem spots and cutting down on the amount of water and chemicals used.

The use of drones in agricultural is just taking off this year after being grounded by the lack of federal guidelines.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia peanut and soybean growers have planted more acres this year than they did in 2014.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says soybean growers planted an estimated 670,000 acres, an increase of 10,000 acres from 2014.

Peanut growers planted 23,000 acres, an increase of 4,000 acres.

Corn acreage was unchanged at an estimated 500,000 acres.

Upland cotton acreage declined by 2,000 acres to an estimated 85,000 acres.

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There was at least one person killed in an accident last night on Route 404 near Route 50.

The Maryland State Highway Administration said that the accident occurred around 8 p.m.

State police say there were two cars involved in the crash with one driving off the highway and turning over in a ditch.

WBOC reports that at least a mile of Route 404 was closed after the accident.      

It is not known yet as to what caused the crash. 

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Have you ever wondered if you could apply for a Fulbright Scholarship?  Kara Dahl Russell interviews Fulbright Ambassador, Dr. Brian Polkinghorn and Dr. Kristen Watson, Director of SU’s Nationally Competitive Fellowships Office.   They discuss the history and purpose of Fullbright Scholarships, and how to find out more about various ways you can become a Fullbright Scholar.   

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