Brooke Butler, 47 ABC

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Salisbury, MD, United States

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Past articles by Brooke:

Maryland State Highway Administration is ready for the winter season

SALISBURY, Md. – Winter is right around the corner and the Maryland State Highway Administration is prepared. Charlie Gischlar, a Spokesperson for MSHA said, “We are completely stocked up and ready to go.” Right now MSHA says they are armed with almost 2 million gallons of brine, nearly 3,000 employees and about 2,700 pieces of equipment, but there’s more. SHA... → Read More

The Brightside: Getting to know the owners of Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm

PRESTON, Md. – For over a decade, a local alpaca farm has been bringing smiles to the faces of people all across Delmarva. Phil and Vickie Liske are the proud owners of Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm in Preston. Phil Viske said, “We started in October of 2007.” Phil is a hard core animal lover. Phil Liske said, “What’s not to... → Read More

Watermen are fishing at night to get through the heat wave

CRISFIELD, Md. – In high temperatures, fish can quickly die, so watermen are having to take precautions. The Department of Natural Resources says local fishermen should be most concerned with striped bass. The Department says fishermen should never catch and release a striped bass when its above 95 degrees, and fishermen are strongly encouraged to avoid catching and releasing a... → Read More

Car crashes into Laurel home, causes porch to collapse

Courtesy: Laurel Fire DepartmentLAUREL, Del. – One person was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after a car crashed into a Laurel home. The Laurel Fire Department says the accident happened on 10th Street near the Firehouse on Sunday. One person was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center following the crash. There is no word yet on their condition. The... → Read More

Man dies after boat capsizes on Rehoboth Bay

SUSSEX Co., Del. – One person is dead after a boat capsized on the Rehoboth Bay Sunday afternoon. According to DNREC’s Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police, the boat capsized at around 3:45 p.m. near the Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club. The NRP says there were two people on board the small, 16 foot fiberglass vessel when it capsized. The boat... → Read More

POLICE: Ocean View man bit by venomous snake

Courtesy: Ocean View PDOCEAN VIEW, Del. – A Delaware man was bitten by a venomous snake in his own yard on Saturday, police say. The Ocean View Police Department says the snake was later confirmed to be a copper head. The snake was captured shortly after it bit the man. Police say the snake has since been removed from the property... → Read More

Documents reveal accusations against former Pocomoke City Manager, Bobby Cowger

POCOMOKE, Md. – On Tuesday, 47ABC uncovered more details about why Bobby Cowger may have been voted out as City Manager of Pocomoke City. 47ABC recently uncovered leaked documents, confirmed to be legitimate by Bobby Cowger and his attorney, which outline the city’s accusations against Cowger. We also have obtained Cowger’s response to each of these allegations. In the documents, the... → Read More

POLICE: Car crash seriously injures two people

WORCESTER Co., MD – Maryland State Police are investigating after a car crash sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries on Saturday. Maryland State Police say the accident happened at approximately 11:21 a.m. on US 113 North Bound in the area of Goody Hill Lane in Worcester County. A preliminary investigation suggests a 2003 Cadillac swerved between lanes... → Read More

Vehicle fire closes part of Bay Bridge for several hours

QUEEN ANNE’S Co., Md. – A vehicle fire shut down part of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Saturday afternoon. For several hours, all westbound traffic was stopped. According to the Maryland Transportation Authority’s Twitter, at one point, the delays from the standstill stretched back as far as 2.5 miles. TRAFFIC RELEASED US 50/301 Bay Bridge – all traffic remains held westbound... → Read More

POLICE: One woman seriously injured in Delmar crash

DELMAR, Md. – Police are investigating after a two-car crash in Delmar Saturday afternoon left one woman in critical condition. On Saturday at approximately 12:29 p.m., Delmar Police Officers responded to the intersection of Foskey Lane and Ocean Highway for the report of a serious car crash involving two vehicles. Arriving officers say they found a 2005 Honda Pilot with... → Read More

Horse spotted trotting down US 113 in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Del. – If you were driving down US 113 Tuesday morning, you may have spotted some serious horse power on the road. Georgetown police were called Tuesday morning after a horse named Bailey was spotted trotting down the highway. Luckily, a few people were able to get a hold of the horse at a business called Harvest Diner. We’re told... → Read More

Fire officials encourage you to check your smoke alarms on Daylight Savings

MARYLAND – Daylight Savings is now less than a week away and local fire departments are reminding you to change your smoke alarm batteries when you spring your clocks forward. In most cases, your smoke alarm will begin to chirp when the batteries are low. If that happens you should promptly replace your batteries, but sometimes you don’t get a... → Read More

New medical cannabis clinic opens doors in Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md. – A new business that could help provide relief to anyone suffering from chronic pain recently opened up in Salisbury. That business is called Harvest Medical. Harvest Medical offers patient assessment, and gives patients the opportunity to get on a positive treatment path using medical marijuana. Good candidates for medical marijuana treatment are anybody with chronic pain,… → Read More

Ocean City Council approves nine new cell towers

OCEAN CITY, Md. – At a meeting on Tuesday, Ocean City council members voted 4 to 2 to approve Crown Castle’s proposal to install several new cell towers throughout the beach town, despite the concerns of residents. Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan said, “We’ve been able to, I think, work successfully with Crown Castle, particularly on the boardwalk with having... → Read More

Police investigating after man drowns in Ocean City

Courtesy: Campos MediaOCEAN CITY, Md. – Police are investigating after a man drowned in Ocean City on Sunday. Maryland State Police tells 47 ABC the man drowned near Waterview Drive in Ocean City. Maryland State Police and Natural Resources Police responded. Police pronounced the man dead when they pulled him out of the water. We’re told the Bureau of Investigation... → Read More

There's still time to donate to Coastal Hospice's Angel Appeal Fundraiser

SALISBURY, Md. – Christmas is right around the corner, and once again Coastal Hospice’s Angel Appeal fundraiser is underway. The effort helps the non-profit provide care and comfort to patients who may not have access to the resources they need. It’s crucial for many who need help beyond what insurance company’s provide and by helping out you can give the organization... → Read More

Dorchester County and Worcester County activate Snow Emergency Plan

DORCHESTER Co. & WORCESTER Co., Md. – Snow emergency plans took effect in Dorchester County and Worcester County Sunday afternoon. A snow emergency plan helps the State Highway Administration with snow clearing operations. Once a snow emergency plan goes into effect, all cars on the road must be equipped with snow chains or snow tires in Worcester County. In addition,... → Read More

Two separate fires breakout on same street, less than 24 hours apart

Courtesy: Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Dept.Saturday fire on left, Friday fire on rightSNOW HILL, Md. – In less than 24 hours, two house fires broke out on the same street in Snow Hill. The first fire broke out Friday night at a home on East Martin Street. We’re told crews were able to knock out that fire fairly quickly. Saturday... → Read More

Experts explain why some people don't vote, and why they should

Monday marks the eve of one of the most highly anticipated midterm elections. Across Delmarva, candidates are making that final push, while voters are doing some last minute research. Although many feel their vote may not matter, it’s important to note that unlike voting for the president, when you cast a vote for anyone else, there is no electoral college,... → Read More

Experts: not all kids react to halloween the same

WORCESTER CO., Md. – Health officials are encouraging people to be patient when it comes to trick or treating with a child who has special needs. We spoke with a local therapist who says for parents, if your child gets overwhelmed at any point, take a breather! As for homeowners, if you feel a child is acting different when he... → Read More