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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland State Police say more than 180 people were charged with impaired driving during the holiday week.

The agency said in a statement Tuesday that more than 10,000 stops were made from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1.

Troopers issued more than 6,500 citations, more than 7,500 warnings and nearly 1,500 safety equipment repair orders.

Also during that time, state police responded to more than 1,000 crashes, including five fatal crashes.

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There was a late night shooting in Salisbury.

Police say a man was apparently gunned down in the middle of the street on Gettysburg Avenue.

WBOC reports that the Maryland State Police have taken over the investigation with an assist from the Salisbury police.

The television station says this is the 7th homicide in the city this summer.

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Another night, another shooting in Salisbury.

WBOC reports that police were on the scene last night at around 11 p.m. in the area of the West Road Apartment complex on East Road.

The victim was identified as Troy Smiley and was ultimately taken to Baltimore’s Shock Trauma for life-threatening injuries.

The television station says that Smiley was shot in the face.

There are no suspects in the case.

Units from the Maryland State Police, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office and the Salisbury Fire Department responded to the shooting.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - State officials in Maryland are lending reflective vests to children and their Halloween chaperones.

The Maryland Department of Transportation says adults can pick up the vests at most State Highway Administration maintenance facilities beginning Wednesday and ending Friday. The vests will be available on a first come, first served basis between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The vests are being made available as part of the annual "Vests for Visibility" program.

The vests have to be returned by Nov. 4.

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The Maryland State Police have identified 17-year old Natalie Insley as the teenager who was killed in a Sharptown car crash on Monday.

She was a passenger in the vehicle when it struck a tree.

The accident occurred around 10 a.m. with three other teens ranging in age from 14 to 17.

When she arrived at Peninsula Regional Medical Center she was pronounced dead.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports authorities are awaiting a decision as to whether the driver will be charged before releasing the name.

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There were a number of arrests along the Ocean City boardwalk over the weekend.

WBOC reports that authorities say the first incident occurred at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday around 7th Street where a large crowd turned hostile toward law enforcement.

Authorities say there were nine arrests.

It took officers from the Maryland State Police and deputies from Worcester County Sheriff’s Office before the crowd was broken up.

This was followed by another crowd that gathered around 10th Street.

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PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) - A former Maryland State Police trainee has filed a lawsuit alleging she was fired because she married her boyfriend, a former Secret Service agent who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering.

The Daily Record reports Ariana Esposito was training at the police academy in early 2015 when her boyfriend, Shaun Bridges, was charged in California with stealing $800,000 in bitcoins.


SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police have arrested a man in connection with murder in the shooting death of another man in a Salisbury home.

Troopers said in a news release that 22-year-old of Salisbury has been charged with first-and second-degree murder in the death of 24-year-old Irvonte C. Jones of Salisbury. Shaquille Gaskins was served with a warrant this week at in the Wicomico County Detention Center, where he is awaiting trial for a separate case.

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) - A Maryland state trooper has been suspended after he was arrested on an assault charge.

Maryland State Police tell media outlets that trooper Kenneth N. Moore was suspended with pay after Cambridge police charged him with one count of second-degree assault Saturday in Dorchester County.

The Cambridge Police Department notified the Maryland State Police that they had responded to a complaint of an assault from Moore's wife Saturday night.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The 20th annual Polar Bear Plunge was held in Maryland. Nearly 10,000 people jumped into the chilly waters of the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday for the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge.

The event benefits Special Olympics Maryland and its year-round programs.

Most participants raise $75 each for a plunge in the water at Sandy Point State Park. But some "super plungers" raise thousands of dollars to jump in the frigid water multiple times. So far this year the Plunge has raised over $1.5 million according to the organization's website.