As Beach Week Event Approaches, Ocean City Prepares For The Worst | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

As Beach Week Event Approaches, Ocean City Prepares For The Worst

Play associated audio
Ocean City's police chief says he'll greet any unruly Beach Week revelers with "zero tolerance."
https://flic.kr/p/aeJwx
Ocean City's police chief says he'll greet any unruly Beach Week revelers with "zero tolerance."

Ocean City officials are concerned about an unsanctioned event rumored to be coming to the Maryland vacation spot next weekend.

The event is called the College Takeover Beach Week, and in April of 2013, the group of approximately 30,000 college students caused quite a stir in Virginia Beach.

There were three shootings, multiple stabbings, robberies, and more than 100 arrests in one night in Virginia Beach, and the idea of having something similar happen in Ocean City next weekend has many locals and businesses on edge.

Ocean City learned via social media that the group plans to takeover Ocean City June 5 through June 8, and police officials say they will not be blindsided by the huge crowds like Virginia Beach was, and have urged businesses to be ready and well staffed.

Police Chief Ross Buzzurro says he's optimistic that most people are coming to town to enjoy the beach but issued a subtle public warning earlier this week, saying that anyone coming to Ocean City with intentions other than enjoying the beach and the town will be met with zero tolerance and strict enforcement.

NPR

WWI Diaries Of Poet Siegfried Sassoon Go Public For First Time

Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.
NPR

Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget

A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.
WAMU 88.5

McDonnell Corruption Trial: Defense Zeroes In On Star Witness' Credibility

Defense attorney William Burck is focusing on inconsistencies in what Jonnie Williams told investigators as well as his stock dealings.
NPR

Simmering Online Debate Shows Emoji Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

A report from a local Philadelphia TV station is re-igniting a debate and getting people all up in arms. (Or should we say, up in hands?)

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.