About The Author: Shawn Soper

Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.

Ocean City Boat Featured In ‘Wicked Tuna’ Season Premiere Monday

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OCEAN CITY — The National Geographic Channel’s “Wicked Tuna” fishing reality show returns for a new season on Monday and will feature the long-awaited debut of the popular Ocean City-based “Foolish Pleasures” and its colorful Captain Dale Lisi and his crew of characters. Lisi and the “Foolish Pleasures” based at the Ocean City Fishing Center… Read more »

Cops And Courts – July 22, 2016

Social Issues & Government

DUI, Assault Charges After Bridge Collision OCEAN CITY — A Pennsylvania man was arrested on drunk-driving and other charges early Wednesday morning after his vehicle collided with a school bus carrying two young children on the Route 50 Bridge. Around 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Maryland State Police troopers were dispatched to the area of Talbot Street… Read more »

OCPD’s June Sting Operation Results In 52 Drug Arrests

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) Criminal Investigation Division Narcotic’s Unit buy-bust undercover operation in June was a big success with dozens of drug distribution arrests and narcotics and weapons seized. Throughout the month of June, OCPD undercover narcotics officers conducted a buy-bust operation during which they often posed as prospective buyers… Read more »