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Crabbing season is well underway, and that means hundreds of thousands of crab pots are in the Chesapeake Bay catching blue crabs. However, many of those pots can quickly become "ghost" pots, sinking to the bottom of the bay and taking millions of crabs with them. Those ghost pots have been a problem in the bay for decades, diminishing the crab population, and potentially costing watermen millions of dollars.

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  • Two Men Shot While Filming Rap Video in Dover

    Two Men Shot While Filming Rap Video in Dover

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:34:18 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:15:06 GMT

    The Dover Police Department says two people were hurt in an afternoon shooting in the Capitol Green neighborhood. 

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    The Dover Police Department says two people were hurt in an afternoon shooting in the Capitol Green neighborhood. 

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  • Laurel Police Looking for a Shoplifting Suspect

    Laurel Police Looking for a Shoplifting Suspect

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-05-25 01:11:59 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:14:36 GMT

    The Laurel Police Department is currently investigating a shoplifting incident at a Royal Farms. 

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    The Laurel Police Department is currently investigating a shoplifting incident at a Royal Farms. 

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  • Cruisin' Leaves it's Mark on Ocean City

    Cruisin' Leaves it's Mark on Ocean City

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:38:22 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:14:12 GMT

     Cruisin' leaves it's mark on Ocean City. 

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     Cruisin' leaves it's mark on Ocean City. 

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  • High School Senior Honors "Hometown Heroes" in Bridgeville

    High School Senior Honors "Hometown Heroes" in Bridgeville

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:08:22 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:09:21 GMT

    From now until Labor Day, 21 banners featuring Bridgeville WWII veterans' names and service-era pictures hang from lampposts and power line poles throughout town. 

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    From now until Labor Day, 21 banners featuring Bridgeville WWII veterans' names and service-era pictures hang from lampposts and power line poles throughout town. 

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  • Four Arrested, Two Wanted After Two Month Investigation

    Four Arrested, Two Wanted After Two Month Investigation

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-05-24 19:43:47 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:07:35 GMT
    Shamarr Willingham and Anthony Daniels are wanted for drug and weapons offenses.Shamarr Willingham and Anthony Daniels are wanted for drug and weapons offenses.

    The Dover Police Department wrapped up a two month investigation with the arrest of four suspects and charges pending for two suspects on drug and weapons offenses. 

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    The Dover Police Department wrapped up a two month investigation with the arrest of four suspects and charges pending for two suspects on drug and weapons offenses. ..

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  • Wicomico Leaders Show Off New Fields, Announce New Sports Tournament

    Wicomico Leaders Show Off New Fields, Announce New Sports Tournament

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:23 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:23:16 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:06:29 GMT

    Wicomico County leaders are spending money to make money when it comes to sports tourism.  Wednesday, the county showed off it's new synthetic turf ball field at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex, and announced that a new youth sports tournament would be held in Wicomico County next summer. 

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    Wicomico County on Wednesday showed off its new synthetic turf ball field at the Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex in Salisbury, and announced that a new youth sports tournament would be held in Wicomico County next summer.

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  • Double Shooting in Dover, Victims "Minimally Cooperative"

    Double Shooting in Dover, Victims "Minimally Cooperative"

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-05-25 01:02:53 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-05-25 01:02:53 GMT
    DOVER, Del. -- Two people on Wednesday were shot in Dover while a rap video was being filmed, police said. It happened about 2:09 p.m. on the 400 block of Water Street in the Capital Green community, according to M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman. One of the men who was shot fled into the nearby Thomas Collins Building, a state office building, Hoffman said. One 28-year-old man, who refused medical treatment for a gunshot wound to his hand, told investigators he was outside filming a r...More
    DOVER, Del. -- Two people on Wednesday were shot in Dover while a rap video was being filmed, police said. It happened about 2:09 p.m. on the 400 block of Water Street in the Capital Green community, according to M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman. One of the men who was shot fled into the nearby Thomas Collins Building, a state office building, Hoffman said. One 28-year-old man, who refused medical treatment for a gunshot wound to his hand, told investigators he was outside filming a r...More
  • Long Neck Kick n' Chicken Reopens

    Long Neck Kick n' Chicken Reopens

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:48:04 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:48:04 GMT

    After closing its doors due to multiple burglaries the Long Neck Kick n' Chicken is now re-open.

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    After closing its doors due to multiple burglaries the Long Neck Kick n' Chicken is now re-open.

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  • Police Searching for Dover Man Wanted on Assault Charges

    Police Searching for Dover Man Wanted on Assault Charges

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:17:06 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:17:06 GMT

    Delaware State Police are requesting assistance in locating a man wanted on assault charges. 

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    Delaware State Police are requesting assistance in locating a man wanted on assault charges. 

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  • Milton Responds to ACLU Lawsuit Over Political Signs

    Milton Responds to ACLU Lawsuit Over Political Signs

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-05-24 19:20:41 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-05-24 19:20:41 GMT

    The town of Milton has issued a response to the ACLU's filing of a lawsuit over a resident's political signs.

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    The town of Milton has issued a response to the ACLU's filing of a lawsuit over a resident's political signs.

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  • Man Slashed by Box Cutter-Wielding Suspect in Dover

    Man Slashed by Box Cutter-Wielding Suspect in Dover

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-05-24 19:18:42 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-05-24 19:18:42 GMT

    Police are looking for a suspect they say used a box cutter to slash a man he tried to rob in the parking lot of the Rodney Village Shopping Center in Dover.

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    Police are looking for a suspect they say used a box cutter to slash a man he tried to rob in the parking lot of the Rodney Village Shopping Center in Dover.

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  • Price Comparison: Where to Buy Crabs Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:30 AM EDT2017-05-23 14:30:07 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:54:12 GMT

    For many people on Delmarva, a favorite way to spend the Memorial Day holiday weekend is by enjoying blue crabs. If you're planning on buying crabs, either live or steamed, prices vary widely depending on location.  

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    For many people on Delmarva, a favorite way to spend the Memorial Day holiday weekend is by enjoying blue crabs. If you're planning on buying crabs - either live or steamed - prices vary widely depending on location.  

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  • DNREC Announces High Number of Nesting Piping Plovers

    DNREC Announces High Number of Nesting Piping Plovers

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:18:49 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:18 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:18:49 GMT

    There could be a record-breaking number of piping plovers nesting in Delaware state parks this season.

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    There could be a record-breaking number of piping plovers nesting in Delaware state parks this season.

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  • Police Search For Vehicle Involved in Deadly Hit & Run in Dover

    Police Search For Vehicle Involved in Deadly Hit & Run in Dover

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:03:48 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:03:48 GMT

    Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the vehicle involved in a deadly hit and run involving a bicyclist in Dover.

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    Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the vehicle involved in a deadly hit and run involving a bicyclist in Dover.

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  • Pa. Police: Georgetown Man Mocked, Then Sucker-Punched Man With Cerebral Palsy

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:43 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:43:30 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:55:06 GMT

    A Georgetown, Del. man has been arrested after authorities say he mocked and then sucker-punched a man with cerebral palsy as he walked out of a convenience store in West Chester, Pa.

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    A Georgetown, Del. man has been arrested after authorities say he mocked and then sucker-punched a man with cerebral palsy as he walked out of a convenience store in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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  • 5 of 6 Baltimore Officers Charged in In-custody Death Face Discipline

    5 of 6 Baltimore Officers Charged in In-custody Death Face Discipline

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-05-24 14:59:29 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-05-24 14:59:29 GMT

    Five of the six Baltimore police officers charged in the in-custody death of a young black man face disciplinary action.
        

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    Five of the six Baltimore police officers charged in the in-custody death of a young black man face disciplinary action.
        

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  • White Marlin Open Trial Enters Day 3

    White Marlin Open Trial Enters Day 3

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-05-24 14:05:06 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-05-24 14:05:06 GMT

    Millions of dollars are still up in the air from last year's White Marlin Open in Ocean City, as day three of the federal trial gets underway Wednesday in Baltimore.

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    Millions of dollars are still up in the air from last year's White Marlin Open in Ocean City, as day three of the federal trial gets underway Wednesday in Baltimore.

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  • Graco Recalls Car Seats; Webbing May Not Hold Child in Crash

    Graco Recalls Car Seats; Webbing May Not Hold Child in Crash

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:50 AM EDT2017-05-24 13:50:46 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:50 AM EDT2017-05-24 13:50:46 GMT

    Graco Children's Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained.

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    Graco Children's Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained.

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  • Advocates: Federal Role Crucial for Iconic Waterway Cleanups

    Advocates: Federal Role Crucial for Iconic Waterway Cleanups

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:40 AM EDT2017-05-24 11:40:12 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:40 AM EDT2017-05-24 11:40:12 GMT

    The Trump administration makes a straightforward case for slashing $427 million in federal spending to heal ailing regional water bodies such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound: State and local governments should do the work and foot the bill.

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    The Trump administration makes a straightforward case for slashing $427 million in federal spending to heal ailing regional water bodies such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound: State and local governments should do the work and foot the bill.

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  • More Than 1M Virginians Expected to Travel Over Memorial Day

    More Than 1M Virginians Expected to Travel Over Memorial Day

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:34 AM EDT2017-05-24 11:34:03 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:34 AM EDT2017-05-24 11:34:03 GMT

    Officials expect more than one million Virginians to get away over Memorial Day weekend.

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    Officials expect more than one million Virginians to get away over Memorial Day weekend.

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  • Special Needs Student Reportedly Hit By Teacher on SU Field Trip

    Special Needs Student Reportedly Hit By Teacher on SU Field Trip

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-05-23 21:31:43 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:51:36 GMT
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    The Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center is investigating the reported assault of a child on the campus of Salisbury University.

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    The Wicomico County Child Advocacy Center is investigating the reported assault of a child on the campus of Salisbury University.

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  • Arrests Made in Salisbury Vehicle Break-ins

    Arrests Made in Salisbury Vehicle Break-ins

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-05-23 19:43:08 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:51:16 GMT

    Police have made several arrests in close to two dozen thefts from unlocked cars in two Salisbury neighborhoods.

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    Police have made several arrests in close to two dozen thefts from unlocked cars in two Salisbury neighborhoods.

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  • Seniors, Nonprofits Worried About Delaware Budget Cuts

    Seniors, Nonprofits Worried About Delaware Budget Cuts

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:21:44 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:51:00 GMT

    DOVER, Del. -- Delaware lawmakers on Monday approved reducing a tax break for seniors on school taxes, irking some seniors and worrying some nonprofits about the future of funding for their organizations. The General Assembly's powerful Joint Finance Committee voted to cut the senior tax break on property taxes for schools by 20 percent or as much as $100. Currently, seniors can receive up to $500 off their annual school tax bill. Marvin Garnet of Smyrna said he'll be able to a...

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    DOVER, Del. -- Delaware lawmakers on Monday approved reducing a tax break for seniors on school taxes, irking some seniors and worrying some nonprofits about the future of funding for their organizations. The General Assembly's powerful Joint Finance Committee voted to cut the senior tax break on property taxes for schools by 20 percent or as much as $100. Currently, seniors can receive up to $500 off their annual school tax bill. Marvin Garnet of Smyrna said he'll be able to a...

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  • Del. Fire School Receives Grants to Purchase Training Equipment

    Del. Fire School Receives Grants to Purchase Training Equipment

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:47:36 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:50:31 GMT

    The Delaware State Fire School has received a nearly $440,000 federal grant to add equipment for training exercises.      

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    The Delaware State Fire School has received a nearly $440,000 federal grant to add equipment for training exercises.      

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  • Arson Blamed for Wicomico County House Fire

    Arson Blamed for Wicomico County House Fire

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:31 AM EDT2017-05-23 13:31:00 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:50:16 GMT
    Possible arson caused a house fire on Winder Street in Salisbury on Monday.Possible arson caused a house fire on Winder Street in Salisbury on Monday.

    Fire officials are investigating a house fire that happened Monday night in Wicomico County, which is believed to be arson. 

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    Fire officials are investigating a house fire, which is believed to be arson, that happened Monday night in Wicomico County.

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  • Historic Seaford Diner Torn Down

    Historic Seaford Diner Torn Down

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-05-23 14:54:39 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:50:01 GMT

     One of the last remaining 1950's diner cars on Delmarva is now nothing but rubble.

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     One of the last remaining 1950's diner cars on Delmarva is now nothing but rubble.

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  • Easton Teacher on Quest to Visit all National Parks in the U.S.

    Easton Teacher on Quest to Visit all National Parks in the U.S.

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-05-23 18:04:26 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:59:51 GMT

    An Easton, Maryland teacher has made it his mission to visit all of the national parks in the United States. 

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    An Easton, Maryland teacher has made it his mission to visit all of the national parks in the United States. 

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  • Wanted Woman Found After Police Called Over Argument

    Wanted Woman Found After Police Called Over Argument

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:13 PM EDT2017-05-23 19:13:57 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-05-23 19:55:58 GMT

    A call about a verbal altercation led officers from the Milford Police Department to a wanted woman being found and a man charged with hindering prosecution.

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    Milford police say a call about an argument led officers to find a woman wanted in connection with several incidents.

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  • 2 Arrested in Thefts From Cars Dating Back to April

    2 Arrested in Thefts From Cars Dating Back to April

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-05-23 18:42:00 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 3:13 PM EDT2017-05-23 19:13:14 GMT
    The car break-ins, which took place across many cities, date back to April 2017The car break-ins, which took place across many cities, date back to April 2017

    Officers from the Easton Police Department have arrested and charged two people who have been connected to the break-ins of unlocked cars in thirteen different cities, dating back to April 2017.

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    Officers from the Easton Police Department have arrested and charged two people who have been connected to the break-ins of unlocked cars in 13 different communities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

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  • Man Shot in Leg in Dover

    Man Shot in Leg in Dover

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:59 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:59:58 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:13 AM EDT2017-05-23 13:13:59 GMT
    A man was shot near Walker and Saulsbury roads in Dover early Tuesday morning.A man was shot near Walker and Saulsbury roads in Dover early Tuesday morning.

     A man was shot in the leg near a 7-Eleven in Dover early Tuesday morning, according to police. 

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     A man was shot in the leg near a 7-Eleven in Dover early Tuesday morning, according to police. 

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  • New Mental Health Care Program Launched in Virginia

    New Mental Health Care Program Launched in Virginia

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:55 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:55:40 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:58 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:58:44 GMT

    The Virginia Health Care Foundation has announced a new $1.5 million program designed to increase access to mental health care for uninsured residents and those with little to no medical care. 

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    The Virginia Health Care Foundation has announced a new $1.5 million program designed to increase access to mental health care for uninsured residents and those with little to no medical care. 

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  • Delaware Lawmakers Begin Drafting Budget, Agree on Cuts

    Delaware Lawmakers Begin Drafting Budget, Agree on Cuts

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:58 AM EDT2017-05-23 11:58:48 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:23 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:23:34 GMT

    Members of the Delaware legislature's budget-writing committee agreed on about $51 million in cuts Monday as they began drafting a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.

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    Members of the Delaware legislature's budget-writing committee agreed on about $51 million in cuts Monday as they began drafting a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.

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  • Ocean City Postpones Median Project

    Ocean City Postpones Median Project

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:20:09 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:15:10 GMT

    Ocean City median project has been postponed till fall of 2018. 

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    Ocean City median project has been postponed till fall of 2018. 

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  • White Marlin Open Tournament Trial Underway In Baltimore

    White Marlin Open Tournament Trial Underway In Baltimore

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-05-23 02:52:10 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:12:32 GMT

    BALTIMORE, MD -  It was last August, when Phil Heasley from Florida caught a 76.5 pound white marlin off the coast of Ocean City. That fish made him the winner of 2.8 million dollars in prize money for the 2016 White Marlin Open Tournament. Tournament officials however said Heasley and his crew failed the post-tournament lie detector tests regarding tournament rules. In a statement on the event's website last August, White Marlin Tournament officials said they were inv...

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    BALTIMORE, MD -  It was last August, when Phil Heasley from Florida caught a 76.5 pound white marlin off the coast of Ocean City. That fish made him the winner of 2.8 million dollars in prize money for the 2016 White Marlin Open Tournament. Tournament officials however said Heasley and his crew failed the post-tournament lie detector tests regarding tournament rules. In a statement on the event's website last August, White Marlin Tournament officials said they were inv...

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  • Discussion Sparked on Kent County's "Dangerous" Animal Ban

    Discussion Sparked on Kent County's "Dangerous" Animal Ban

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:46:41 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 11:11 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:11:44 GMT

    DOVER, Del. -- John Zalewski of Kent County says he'd like to keep poison dart frogs at his home near Milford, something he thinks would not be blocked by the state's permitting process for exotic animals. However, Zalewski claims he was told by Kent County the frogs would be classified as dangerous animals, even though he said the amphibians are not poisonous when held in captivity. "I'd put one in my mouth or whatever. They're completely harmless," he said. Kent Co...

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    DOVER, Del. -- John Zalewski of Kent County says he'd like to keep poison dart frogs at his home near Milford, something he thinks would not be blocked by the state's permitting process for exotic animals. However, Zalewski claims he was told by Kent County the frogs would be classified as dangerous animals, even though he said the amphibians are not poisonous when held in captivity. "I'd put one in my mouth or whatever. They're completely harmless," he said. Kent Co...

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  • Wicomico County Hires New Finance Director

    Wicomico County Hires New Finance Director

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:30:22 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:10:00 GMT

    Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver announced the replacement of former finance director Leslie Lewis.  

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    Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver announced the replacement of former finance director Leslie Lewis.  

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  • 5 Arrested in Kent County Human Trafficking Case

    5 Arrested in Kent County Human Trafficking Case

    Monday, May 22 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-05-22 20:59:41 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:08:51 GMT

    The Delaware State Police, with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Delaware Department of Justice, arrested five people in connection with a human trafficking case. 

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    The Delaware State Police, with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Delaware Department of Justice, arrested five people in connection with a human trafficking case. 

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  • Fire Officials Say Two Dogs Died in an Early Morning House Fire

    Fire Officials Say Two Dogs Died in an Early Morning House Fire

    Monday, May 22 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-05-22 20:35:05 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:08:32 GMT

    The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a house fire that is believed to have killed two dogs. 

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    The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a house fire that is believed to have killed two dogs. 

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  • Delaware Ag Officials Warn About Fire Ants

    Delaware Ag Officials Warn About Fire Ants

    Monday, May 22 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:49:10 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:07:13 GMT

    State agriculture authorities are alerting local businesses and buyers of tropical nursery stock of the recent detection of fire ants in a shipment of palm trees imported from Florida. 

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    State agriculture authorities are alerting local businesses and buyers of tropical nursery stock of the recent detection of fire ants in a shipment of palm trees imported from Florida. 

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  • Delaware Auditor's Office Issues Report on Correctional Overtime

    Monday, May 22 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:38:46 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-05-22 19:54:13 GMT
    The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del. (Photo: WBOC)The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del. (Photo: WBOC)

    More than a third of Delaware's budgeted funding for overtime is being spent in the Department of Correction with some correctional officers earning more than their entire year's salary in overtime, according to a report from the state auditor's office. 

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    More than a third of Delaware's budgeted funding for overtime is being spent in the Department of Correction with some correctional officers earning more than their entire year's salary in overtime, according to a report from the state auditor's office. 

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  • Updated: Man Dead in Domestic Incident Involving Off-duty Delaware State Trooper

    Updated: Man Dead in Domestic Incident Involving Off-duty Delaware State Trooper

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:11 AM EDT2017-05-22 13:11:13 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 2:32 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:32:10 GMT

    A domestic shooting involving an off-duty state trooper in Delaware has left one man shot and the trooper "severely battered."

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    Authorities say an off-duty Delaware state trooper used her service weapon to shoot and kill her boyfriend in a domestic incident.
        

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  • Milford Woman Accused of Disorderly Conduct at Former Place of Work

    Milford Woman Accused of Disorderly Conduct at Former Place of Work

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:24 AM EDT2017-05-22 15:24:32 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 12:52 PM EDT2017-05-22 16:52:09 GMT

    A Milford woman has been arrested for disorderly conduct at a medical facility where police say she was told her services were no longer needed.

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    A Milford, Del. woman has been arrested for disorderly conduct at a medical facility where police say she was told her services were no longer needed.

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  • Police: Milford Man Caught Using Stolen Credit Card

    Police: Milford Man Caught Using Stolen Credit Card

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-05-22 15:47:54 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-05-22 15:47:54 GMT

    A Milford man has been arrested for burglary after police say he was found with someone else's credit card.

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    A Milford man has been arrested for burglary after police say he was found with someone else's credit card.

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  • Seven Day a Week Beach Bus Service Starts in Sussex County

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:22 AM EDT2017-05-22 14:22:23 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-05-22 14:48:46 GMT

    The DART Beach Bus service is now running seven days a week in Delaware.

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    The DART Beach Bus service is now running seven days a week in Delaware.

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  • Two Sought for Passing Fake Money in Milford

    Two Sought for Passing Fake Money in Milford

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:34 AM EDT2017-05-22 13:34:19 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 9:34 AM EDT2017-05-22 13:34:19 GMT

    Milford police are asking the public's help in identifying two women accused of passing counterfeit money at two stores on the same night.  

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    Milford police are asking the public's help in identifying two women accused of passing counterfeit money at two stores on the same night.  

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  • Delaware Lawmakers Begin Drafting Budget

    Delaware Lawmakers Begin Drafting Budget

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:41 AM EDT2017-05-22 11:41:26 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 7:41 AM EDT2017-05-22 11:41:26 GMT

    Members of the Delaware legislature's budget-writing committee are set to begin drafting a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. 

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    Members of the Delaware legislature's budget-writing committee are set to begin drafting a spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. 

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  • Harrington Cigarette Outlet Burglarized

    Harrington Cigarette Outlet Burglarized

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:20 AM EDT2017-05-22 11:20:51 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 7:31 AM EDT2017-05-22 11:31:38 GMT

    Harrington Police responded to a burglary early Monday morning at the Harrington Cigarette Outlet in the Midway Shopping Center, according to authorities.

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    Harrington Police responded to a burglary early Monday morning at the Harrington Cigarette Outlet in the Midway Shopping Center, according to authorities.

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  • Police Searching for Man who Hit Woman, Stole Cellphone

    Police Searching for Man who Hit Woman, Stole Cellphone

    Monday, May 22 2017 4:08 AM EDT2017-05-22 08:08:46 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 7:28 AM EDT2017-05-22 11:28:21 GMT

    Police are looking for a man they say hit a woman in the face and choked her before stealing her cellphone.

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    Police are looking for a man they say hit a woman in the face and choked her before stealing her cellphone.

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  • New Street Shootings Rattle Some Dover Residents

    New Street Shootings Rattle Some Dover Residents

    Sunday, May 21 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-05-22 03:57:34 GMT
    Sunday, May 21 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-05-22 03:57:34 GMT
    DOVER, Del. -- A number of shootings in the area of New Street in Dover have some residents of the area unsettled over the recent violence. Since the beginning of the month, there have been at least four shooting incidents on both the north and south sides of New Street, according to police. In those incidents, two people have been shot and a car and home have been hit by gunfire. The most recent New Street shooting happened in an area behind homes in the 200 block of North New Stre...More
    DOVER, Del. -- A number of shootings in the area of New Street in Dover have some residents of the area unsettled over the recent violence. Since the beginning of the month, there have been at least four shooting incidents on both the north and south sides of New Street, according to police. In those incidents, two people have been shot and a car and home have been hit by gunfire. The most recent New Street shooting happened in an area behind homes in the 200 block of North New Stre...More
  • OCPD Indentify Victim in Fatal Pedestrian Crash

    OCPD Indentify Victim in Fatal Pedestrian Crash

    Sunday, May 21 2017 7:39 AM EDT2017-05-21 11:39:11 GMT
    Sunday, May 21 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-05-21 22:26:23 GMT

    OCEAN CITY, Md. - Ocean City Police have identified the victim of a fatal crash early Sunday morning.

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    OCEAN CITY, Md. - Ocean City Police have identified the victim of a fatal crash early Sunday morning.

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  • Woman Arrested in Deadly Salisbury Stabbing

    Woman Arrested in Deadly Salisbury Stabbing

    Sunday, May 21 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-05-21 22:16:51 GMT
    Sunday, May 21 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-05-21 22:16:51 GMT
    (Photo Credit: MGN)(Photo Credit: MGN)

    SALISBURY, Md.-- Maryland State Police have arrested a Salisbury woman in connection with an early morning stabbing. 

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    SALISBURY, Md.-- Maryland State Police have arrested a Salisbury woman in connection with an early morning stabbing. 

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  • MSP Arrest Three Somerset County Burglary Suspects

    MSP Arrest Three Somerset County Burglary Suspects

    Sunday, May 21 2017 5:46 AM EDT2017-05-21 09:46:30 GMT
    Sunday, May 21 2017 5:46 AM EDT2017-05-21 09:46:30 GMT

     Friday night, Maryland State Police Troopers got a call for a burglary in progress and were able to arrest three suspects.

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     Friday night, Maryland State Police Troopers got a call for a burglary in progress and were able to arrest three suspects.

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  • Detectives Make Arrest in Frankford Burglary Spree

    Detectives Make Arrest in Frankford Burglary Spree

    Saturday, May 20 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-05-21 02:18:44 GMT
    Saturday, May 20 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-05-21 02:18:44 GMT
    Justin R. Holderbaum, 34Justin R. Holderbaum, 34

    FRANKFORD, Del.– State Police Criminal Investigators at Troop 4 have made an arrest into a series of residential burglaries in the Frankford area. 

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    FRANKFORD, Del.– State Police Criminal Investigators at Troop 4 have made an arrest into a series of residential burglaries in the Frankford area. 

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  • Troopers Seek Public's Help Finding Suspect

    Troopers Seek Public's Help Finding Suspect

    Saturday, May 20 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-05-21 01:55:19 GMT
    Saturday, May 20 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-05-21 01:55:19 GMT
    Stanley Mumford, 32Stanley Mumford, 32

    LEWES, DE. – State Police are requesting assistance in locating Stanley Mumford, 32 of Millsboro, who is wanted for Strangulation, Assault 3rd, and Theft. 

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    LEWES, DE. – State Police are requesting assistance in locating Stanley Mumford, 32 of Millsboro, who is wanted for Strangulation, Assault 3rd, and Theft. 

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  • Former IRSD Student Arrested for Shooting Gun on School Property

    Former IRSD Student Arrested for Shooting Gun on School Property

    Saturday, May 20 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-05-20 21:46:28 GMT
    Saturday, May 20 2017 9:48 PM EDT2017-05-21 01:48:47 GMT
    Jamal J. Burrell, 19Jamal J. Burrell, 19

    A 19-year-old Dagsboro man has been arrested after he shot a gun on school property. 

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    A 19-year-old Dagsboro man has been arrested after he shot a gun on school property. 

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  • Laurel Man Arrested for Reportedly Stealing Women's Underwear

    Laurel Man Arrested for Reportedly Stealing Women's Underwear

    Saturday, May 20 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-05-20 21:41:33 GMT
    Saturday, May 20 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-05-21 01:46:15 GMT
    Tyrone Jenkins-Heath Jr.; 21Tyrone Jenkins-Heath Jr.; 21

    A Laurel man is in jail after allegedly stealing a pair of women's panties early Friday morning.

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    A Laurel man is in jail after allegedly stealing a pair of women's panties early Friday morning.

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  • Milford Man Steals Over $2,300 of Cologne, Police Say

    Milford Man Steals Over $2,300 of Cologne, Police Say

    Saturday, May 20 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-05-20 21:31:35 GMT
    Saturday, May 20 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-05-20 22:51:23 GMT

    The Delaware State Police are searching for a man they say stole over $2,300 worth of cologne in just one week in March.

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    The Delaware State Police are searching for a man they say stole over $2,300 worth of cologne in just one week in March.

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  • Dover Drive-By Shooting Injures One

    Dover Drive-By Shooting Injures One

    Saturday, May 20 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-05-20 21:56:03 GMT
    Saturday, May 20 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-05-20 21:57:00 GMT

    DOVER, Del. -- A Dover man on Friday was shot in the foot at his home and returned fire against the shooter, city police said. It happened about 6:18 p.m. in the 1400 block of South Fairview Drive, according to Cpl. Mark Hoffman, a Dover police spokesman. The man was shot in the foot after a Chevy Impala stopped in front of his residence and someone opened fire, Hoffman said. The vehicle circled around and gunfire was again directed toward the man, Hoffman said. The man shot retur...

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    DOVER, Del. -- A Dover man on Friday was shot in the foot at his home and returned fire against the shooter, city police said. It happened about 6:18 p.m. in the 1400 block of South Fairview Drive, according to Cpl. Mark Hoffman, a Dover police spokesman. The man was shot in the foot after a Chevy Impala stopped in front of his residence and someone opened fire, Hoffman said. The vehicle circled around and gunfire was again directed toward the man, Hoffman said. The man shot retur...

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  • DE Judge Rejects Rape Appeal

    DE Judge Rejects Rape Appeal

    Friday, May 19 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-05-20 01:52:43 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-05-20 02:52:26 GMT

    A Delaware judge has rejected an appeal from a Michigan man sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping a 15-year-old girl he met online.      

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    A Delaware judge has rejected an appeal from a Michigan man sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping a 15-year-old girl he met online.      

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  • Locals React to Cruisin' Ocean City

    Locals React to Cruisin' Ocean City

    Friday, May 19 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-05-19 23:00:52 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-05-20 02:52:06 GMT

      Thousands of cars rumbled into Ocean City for Cruisin' OC but not everyone was thrilled about it.

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      Thousands of cars rumbled into Ocean City for Cruisin' OC but not everyone was thrilled about it.

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  • Long Neck Kick n' Chicken To Re-open Wednesday

    Long Neck Kick n' Chicken To Re-open Wednesday

    Friday, May 19 2017 3:10 PM EDT2017-05-19 19:10:34 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-05-20 02:51:49 GMT

    After closing its doors due to multiple burglaries, the Long Neck Kick n' Chicken is set to re-open Wednesday morning.

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    After closing its doors due to multiple robberies, the Long Neck Kick n' Chicken is set to re-open Wednesday morning.

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  • Former Owner of O.C. Jamboree Gets 36 Years in Prison on Child Porn Charges

    Former Owner of O.C. Jamboree Gets 36 Years in Prison on Child Porn Charges

    Friday, May 19 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-05-19 17:13:05 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-05-20 02:51:33 GMT

    A federal judge on Friday sentenced the former owner of O.C. Jamboree in West Ocean City to 36 years in prison followed by lifetime supervised release on child pornography charges.

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    A federal judge on Friday sentenced the former owner of O.C. Jamboree in West Ocean City to 36 years in prison followed by lifetime supervised release on child pornography charges.

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  • Chemical Found in NASA Site Wells That Supply Chincoteague

    Chemical Found in NASA Site Wells That Supply Chincoteague

    Friday, May 19 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-05-19 17:36:30 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-05-20 02:51:15 GMT

    NASA is providing extra drinking water for Chincoteague after chemicals used in firefighting foam were found in wells on the Wallops Flight Facility property that supply the town.

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    NASA is providing extra drinking water for Chincoteague after chemicals used in firefighting foam were found in wells on the Wallops Flight Facility property that supply the town.

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  • Del. Pediatrician Convicted of Raping Patients Loses Appeal

    Del. Pediatrician Convicted of Raping Patients Loses Appeal

    Friday, May 19 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-05-19 17:44:39 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-20 02:50:46 GMT

    A Delaware judge has rejected an appeal from a former Lewes pediatrician serving life in prison after being convicted on several counts of raping young patients.

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    A Delaware judge has rejected an appeal from a former Lewes pediatrician serving life in prison after being convicted on several counts of raping young patients.

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  • Indian River School District Denies School is "Dumping Ground"

    Indian River School District Denies School is "Dumping Ground"

    Friday, May 19 2017 10:34 PM EDT2017-05-20 02:34:58 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 10:34 PM EDT2017-05-20 02:34:58 GMT

    The Indian River School District says it does not dump students as punishment into the George Washington Carver Academy in Frankford.   

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    The Indian River School District says it does not dump students as punishment into the George Washington Carver Academy in Frankford.   

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  • Correction Department Announces New Warden at Vaughn Prison, Bureau Chief for Delaware Prisons

    Correction Department Announces New Warden at Vaughn Prison, Bureau Chief for Delaware Prisons

    Friday, May 19 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-05-19 22:25:07 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-05-19 22:25:07 GMT
    The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del. (Photo: WBOC)The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del. (Photo: WBOC)

    DOVER, Del. -- Delaware officials on Friday announced there will be a new bureau chief for prisons and warden at the Vaughn Correctional Center, months after inmates seized control of a building at the facility in a hostage situation that also saw the death of a correctional officer. Steven Wesley will leave his post as warden at the Howard Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington to become the Bureau Chief for Prisons while Lt. Col. Dana Metzger, a longtime member of t...

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    DOVER, Del. -- Delaware officials on Friday announced there will be a new bureau chief for prisons and warden at the Vaughn Correctional Center, months after inmates seized control of a building at the facility in a hostage situation that also saw the death of a correctional officer. Steven Wesley will leave his post as warden at the Howard Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington to become the Bureau Chief for Prisons while Lt. Col. Dana Metzger, a longtime member of t...

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  • Dover Man Sentenced in 2016 Child Rape Case

    Dover Man Sentenced in 2016 Child Rape Case

    Friday, May 19 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-05-19 18:26:00 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-05-19 19:03:50 GMT

    A Dover man has pleaded guilty to rape and sexual abuse of a child.

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    A Dover man has pleaded guilty to rape and sexual abuse of a child.

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  • Chief of Delaware Prisons Leaves Post, Takes New State Job

    Chief of Delaware Prisons Leaves Post, Takes New State Job

    Friday, May 19 2017 1:39 PM EDT2017-05-19 17:39:31 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 1:39 PM EDT2017-05-19 17:39:31 GMT
    The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. (Photo: WBOC)The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. (Photo: WBOC)

    The head of the division in charge of Delaware's prisons has left the post in the wake of a deadly inmate riot and hostage taking.

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    The head of the division in charge of Delaware's prisons has left the post in the wake of a deadly inmate riot and hostage taking.

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  • National Safe Boating Week Kicks Off in Delaware

    National Safe Boating Week Kicks Off in Delaware

    Friday, May 19 2017 12:14 PM EDT2017-05-19 16:14:50 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 12:14 PM EDT2017-05-19 16:14:50 GMT

    The annual "National Safe Boating Week" starts Saturday across the country, and Delaware marked the occasion with a ceremony and a constant reminder: always wear a life jacket. 

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    The annual "National Safe Boating Week" starts Saturday across the country, and Delaware marked the occasion with a ceremony and a constant reminder: always wear a life jacket. 

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  • Woman Robbed While Walking Dog in Magnolia Neighborhood

    Woman Robbed While Walking Dog in Magnolia Neighborhood

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:38 AM EDT2017-05-19 15:38:26 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 11:39 AM EDT2017-05-19 15:39:09 GMT

    Police are investigating the robbery of a woman who was walking her dog at the time of the incident.

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    Police are investigating the robbery of a woman who was walking her dog at the time of the incident.

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  • Felton Man Charged with 5th DUI Offense After Crash

    Felton Man Charged with 5th DUI Offense After Crash

    Friday, May 19 2017 9:42 AM EDT2017-05-19 13:42:34 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 9:58 AM EDT2017-05-19 13:58:36 GMT

    A Felton man is charged with his 5th DUI offense after police say he crashed into two parked cars in Harrington on Thursday night. 

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    A Felton man is charged with his 5th DUI offense after police say he crashed into two parked cars in Harrington on Thursday night. 

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  • Updated: Third Arrest Made in Salisbury Home Invasion

    Updated: Third Arrest Made in Salisbury Home Invasion

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:01:14 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 9:58 AM EDT2017-05-19 13:58:19 GMT

    Police have arrested the third and final suspect wanted in connection with a Salisbury home invasion that left a 69-year-old man injured after he was beaten by baseball bats.

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    Police have arrested the third and final suspect wanted in connection with a Salisbury home invasion that left a 69-year-old man injured after he was beaten by baseball bats.

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  • Georgetown Man Arrested After Crashing Car into 5-year-old on Bicycle

    Georgetown Man Arrested After Crashing Car into 5-year-old on Bicycle

    Friday, May 19 2017 8:22 AM EDT2017-05-19 12:22:14 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 9:58 AM EDT2017-05-19 13:58:04 GMT

    Authorities say a Georgetown, Del. man is facing vehicular assault, drunk driving and related charges after he struck a 5-year-old child on a bicycle.

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    Authorities say a Georgetown, Del. man is facing vehicular assault, drunk driving and related charges after he struck a 5-year-old child on a bicycle.

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  • Va. Governor Visits Wallops Island to Mark Opening of UAV Airfield

    Va. Governor Visits Wallops Island to Mark Opening of UAV Airfield

    Thursday, May 18 2017 9:05 PM EDT2017-05-19 01:05:03 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 9:57 AM EDT2017-05-19 13:57:14 GMT
    UAV flies over new Virginia Space UAV AirfieldUAV flies over new Virginia Space UAV Airfield

    Virginia's governor has helped launch a $5 million runway dedicated to drone research and development on the Eastern Shore.

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    Virginia's governor has helped launch a $5 million runway dedicated to drone research and development on the Eastern Shore.

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  • Little Choptank River Gets Millions of Oysters Dumped into it

    Little Choptank River Gets Millions of Oysters Dumped into it

    Thursday, May 18 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-05-18 22:44:39 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 8:15 AM EDT2017-05-19 12:15:00 GMT

    Millions of oysters were planted in the Little Choptank River sanctuary on Thursday.

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    Millions of oysters were planted in the Little Choptank River sanctuary on Thursday.

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  • Delaware House Approves Corporate Tax Increases

    Delaware House Approves Corporate Tax Increases

    Friday, May 19 2017 8:10 AM EDT2017-05-19 12:10:34 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 8:10 AM EDT2017-05-19 12:10:34 GMT

    House lawmakers in Delaware have approved a bill increasing taxes on large corporations as part of an effort to find additional revenue to help balance a budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. 

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    House lawmakers in Delaware have approved a bill increasing taxes on large corporations as part of an effort to find additional revenue to help balance a budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. 

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  • House Votes to Eliminate Delaware Estate Tax

    House Votes to Eliminate Delaware Estate Tax

    Friday, May 19 2017 8:08 AM EDT2017-05-19 12:08:36 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 8:08 AM EDT2017-05-19 12:08:36 GMT

    House lawmakers have approved a bill to eliminate Delaware's estate tax.      

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    House lawmakers have approved a bill to eliminate Delaware's estate tax.      

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  • Lawmakers Eye New Industry in Protected Delaware Coast Zone

    Lawmakers Eye New Industry in Protected Delaware Coast Zone

    Friday, May 19 2017 8:05 AM EDT2017-05-19 12:05:13 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 8:05 AM EDT2017-05-19 12:05:13 GMT

    Lawmakers have introduced a bill to open parts of Delaware's environmentally protected coastal zone to heavy industry.

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    Lawmakers have introduced a bill to open parts of Delaware's environmentally protected coastal zone to heavy industry.

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  • Updated: Ex-Secret Service Agent Gets 20 Years in Sexting Case

    Updated: Ex-Secret Service Agent Gets 20 Years in Sexting Case

    Thursday, May 18 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-05-18 13:12:34 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 7:17 AM EDT2017-05-19 11:17:20 GMT
    Lee Robert MooreLee Robert Moore

    An ex-Secret Service agent from Queen Anne's County, Md. who pleaded guilty to enticing a teenage girl to engage in sexual activity has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. 

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    An ex-Secret Service agent from Queen Anne's County, Md. who pleaded guilty to enticing a teenage girl to engage in sexual activity has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. 

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  • Family Pleads for New Information on Year-Old Death Investigation Near Smyrna

    Family Pleads for New Information on Year-Old Death Investigation Near Smyrna

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-05-19 00:35:31 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:48:17 GMT

    GLASGOW, Del. -- Relatives of James Leager, a 63-year-old man who died more than a year ago after being found in his truck near Smyrna with serious injuries, pleaded on Thursday for new information into his death. Leager's surviving family spoke at a news conference with Delaware State Police asking for anyone with information on the assault that took place before his death on May 16, 2016 to come forward. "Our family lost a son, a brother, a father and a grandfather....

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    GLASGOW, Del. -- Relatives of James Leager, a 63-year-old man who died more than a year ago after being found in his truck near Smyrna with serious injuries, pleaded on Thursday for new information into his death. Leager's surviving family spoke at a news conference with Delaware State Police asking for anyone with information on the assault that took place before his death on May 16, 2016 to come forward. "Our family lost a son, a brother, a father and a grandfather....

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  • Kent County Looks at Backyard Chicken and Rooster Restrictions

    Kent County Looks at Backyard Chicken and Rooster Restrictions

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:18 PM EDT2017-05-19 00:18:12 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:48:00 GMT

    DOVER, Del. -- It's not uncommon to see chickens walking outside Aaron Butcher's home in Willow Grove. Butcher and his wife own a few pet chickens and use them as a source eggs, something he said doesn't bother neighbors or cause a nuisance. "My neighbors, they enjoy them, just as well as we do. I don't know what the big issue is," he said. Backyard chickens and roosters, as well as potential restrictions on the birds, were discussed Tuesday night by Kent C...

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    DOVER, Del. -- It's not uncommon to see chickens walking outside Aaron Butcher's home in Willow Grove. Butcher and his wife own a few pet chickens and use them as a source eggs, something he said doesn't bother neighbors or cause a nuisance. "My neighbors, they enjoy them, just as well as we do. I don't know what the big issue is," he said. Backyard chickens and roosters, as well as potential restrictions on the birds, were discussed Tuesday night by Kent C...

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  • State Budget Cuts on School Districts' and Parents' Minds

    State Budget Cuts on School Districts' and Parents' Minds

    Thursday, May 18 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-05-18 22:39:04 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:47:29 GMT

    A looming state budget to make up for a $385 million deficit has some in Sussex County worried. 

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    A looming state budget to make up for a $385 million deficit has some in Sussex County worried. 

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  • New Canisters Boost Beer Production

    New Canisters Boost Beer Production

    Thursday, May 18 2017 6:16 PM EDT2017-05-18 22:16:37 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:47 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:47:11 GMT

    MILTON, Del. - Dogfish Head Brewery has eight new canisters that mean they'll soon produce a lot more beer.

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    MILTON, Del. - Dogfish Head Brewery has eight new canisters that mean they'll soon produce a lot more beer.

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  • Roundabout Construction Underway In Georgetown

    Roundabout Construction Underway In Georgetown

    Thursday, May 18 2017 6:01 PM EDT2017-05-18 22:01:04 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:46:58 GMT

    DelDOT is building a new roundabout in the hopes of stopping crashes in Sussex County.

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    DelDOT is building a new roundabout in the hopes of stopping crashes in Sussex County.

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  • Classic Cuts: Exploring Traditional Barber Shops on Delmarva

    Classic Cuts: Exploring Traditional Barber Shops on Delmarva

    Thursday, May 18 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-05-18 16:17:31 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-05-18 22:38:21 GMT

    While time travel is not possible, it is possible to feel like you're taking a step back into yester-year.  A traditional, "old-school" barber shop is a place that over the past few decades, has become harder to come by.  However, they're certainly not extinct.  Delmarva is still home to some of these barber shops and to the people who have occupied them.  

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    While time travel is not possible, it is possible to feel like you're taking a step back into yester-year.  A traditional, "old-school" barber shop is a place that over the past few decades, has become harder to come by.  However, they're certainly not extinct.  Delmarva is still home to some of these barber shops and to the people who have occupied them.  

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  • Heat on Delmarva Doesn't Deter People From Enjoying the Outdoors

    Heat on Delmarva Doesn't Deter People From Enjoying the Outdoors

    Thursday, May 18 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-05-18 20:49:56 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-05-18 20:49:56 GMT

     People in Salisbury braved the heat on Thursday. 

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     People in Salisbury braved the heat on Thursday. 

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  • Delaware Senate Revises, Approves Bill Regarding Medical Marijuana

    Delaware Senate Revises, Approves Bill Regarding Medical Marijuana

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:48:02 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:48:02 GMT

    The state Senate has approved a revised bill expanding the permissible uses for medical marijuana in Delaware, two days after the original measure failed to win passage amid unaddressed concerns of the medical industry.

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    The state Senate has approved a revised bill expanding the permissible uses for medical marijuana in Delaware, two days after the original measure failed to win passage amid unaddressed concerns of the medical industry.

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  • Maryland Governor Launches New Economic Development Strategy

    Maryland Governor Launches New Economic Development Strategy

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:22:47 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:22:47 GMT

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is launching a new economic development strategy focusing on further developing the life sciences and cybersecurity industries.

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    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is launching a new economic development strategy focusing on further developing the life sciences and cybersecurity industries.

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  • Dover Police Investigating Wednesday Night Shooting

    Dover Police Investigating Wednesday Night Shooting

    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-05-18 15:50:07 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-05-18 15:50:07 GMT
    (Photo Credit: MGN)(Photo Credit: MGN)

    DOVER, Del. -- The Dover Police Department is currently investigating a Wednesday night that left one man injured. 

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    DOVER, Del. -- The Dover Police Department is currently investigating a Wednesday night that left one man injured. 

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  • Pile of Rags Leads to Denton Garage Fire

    Pile of Rags Leads to Denton Garage Fire

    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:33 AM EDT2017-05-18 15:33:59 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:33 AM EDT2017-05-18 15:33:59 GMT
    (Photo: MGN)(Photo: MGN)

    A Denton man's garage caught fire Thursday morning when fire officials say a pile of rags spontaneously combusted.

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    A Denton man's garage caught fire Thursday morning when fire officials say a pile of rags spontaneously combusted.

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  • Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Dead at 77

    Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Dead at 77

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:56 AM EDT2017-05-18 12:56:54 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:00 AM EDT2017-05-18 14:00:21 GMT

    Roger Ailes, who transformed TV news by creating Fox News Channel, only to be ousted at the height of his reign for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, Fox News reported. He was 77.

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    Roger Ailes, the communication maestro who transformed TV news by creating Fox News Channel only to be ousted from his media empire at the height of his reign for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77.
        

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  • Wi-Hi Special Education Teacher Charged With Sex Abuse of a Minor

    Wi-Hi Special Education Teacher Charged With Sex Abuse of a Minor

    Thursday, May 18 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-05-18 04:07:54 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:47 AM EDT2017-05-18 12:47:25 GMT

    A special Education teacher at Wicomico High School has been charged with sex abuse involving a minor and has been placed on administrative leave, according to school officials.

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    A special education teacher at Wicomico High School in Salisbury has been charged with sex abuse involving a minor and has been placed on administrative leave, according to school officials.

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  • UPDATE: Second Victim Dies in Crash that Killed a Salisbury Woman

    Second Victim Dies in Crash Near Bay Bridges

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:40:57 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:45 AM EDT2017-05-18 12:45:25 GMT

    Maryland State Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Salisbury woman. 

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    Maryland State Police say a second victim involved in a Wednesday head-on crash on Route 50 near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge has succumbed to his injuries.

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  • Five-Year-Old Boy Killed in 3-Vehicle Crash North of Milford

    Five-Year-Old Boy Killed in 3-Vehicle Crash North of Milford

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:13 AM EDT2017-05-18 12:13:04 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:13 AM EDT2017-05-18 12:13:04 GMT

    A crash north of Milford, DE Wednesday night claimed the life of a five-year-old boy, authorities said.

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    A crash north of Milford, DE Wednesday night claimed the life of a five-year-old boy, authorities said.

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  • Delaware Abortion Bill Released From House Committee

    Delaware Abortion Bill Released From House Committee

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-05-18 00:13:14 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-05-18 00:13:14 GMT
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    DOVER, Del. -- (WBOC/AP) A bill aimed at ensuring abortion remains legal in Delaware even if the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Roe v. Wade case is overturned has been cleared by a committee for a full vote in the state House.       The bill was released with eight votes on Wednesday by Health and Human Development Committee. It is now clear for a vote in the House and has already passed in the Senate.      The legislation changes Delaware...More
    DOVER, Del. -- (WBOC/AP) A bill aimed at ensuring abortion remains legal in Delaware even if the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Roe v. Wade case is overturned has been cleared by a committee for a full vote in the state House.       The bill was released with eight votes on Wednesday by Health and Human Development Committee. It is now clear for a vote in the House and has already passed in the Senate.      The legislation changes Delaware...More
  • Wicomico County Honors 9-11 VIPS

    Wicomico County Honors 9-11 VIPS

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-05-17 23:25:19 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-05-17 23:25:19 GMT

    Wicomico County honored honored five kids for calling 9-11 in a time of need Wednesday night. 

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    Wicomico County honored honored five kids for calling 9-11 in a time of need Wednesday night. 

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  • Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats Set to Open in Rehoboth Beach

    Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats Set to Open in Rehoboth Beach

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:48:52 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:26:29 GMT

    Dogfish Head Brewery's new Brewing and Eats restaurant on Rehoboth Avenue will open its doors on Friday.

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    Dogfish Head Brewery's new Brewing and Eats restaurant on Rehoboth Avenue will open its doors on Friday.

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  • Ocean City Delays Start Time for Summer Fireworks Displays

    Ocean City Delays Start Time for Summer Fireworks Displays

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:35:58 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:37 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:37:00 GMT

    Families looking to enjoy free fireworks displays in Ocean City during the summer had better plan on a few late nights.  

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    Families looking to enjoy free fireworks displays in Ocean City during the summer had better plan on a few late nights.  

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  • Town of Milton Sued Over Alleged First Amendment Violation

    Town of Milton Sued Over Alleged First Amendment Violation

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:15:02 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:15:02 GMT

    The ACLU of Delaware is suing the town of Milton for a section of town code that the ACLU says violates the first amendment. 

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    The ACLU of Delaware is suing the town of Milton for a section of town code that the ACLU says violates the first amendment. 

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  • Wicomico County Council Hires Forensic Accountant

    Wicomico County Council Hires Forensic Accountant

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:09:03 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:09:03 GMT

    Wicomico County Council hired a forensic accountant to conduct an investigation that is still on-going. 

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    Wicomico County Council hired a forensic accountant to conduct an investigation that is still on-going. 

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  • Seaford Man Pleads Guilty to Gun and Drug Charges

    Seaford Man Pleads Guilty to Gun and Drug Charges

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-05-17 20:03:31 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-05-17 20:03:31 GMT

    A Seaford man pled guilty to federal gun and drug charges after being caught with heroin he branded after the President. 

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    A Seaford man pled guilty to federal gun and drug charges after being caught with heroin he branded after the President. 

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  • Thousands of Cicadas Unexpectedly Hatching in Maryland

    Thousands of Cicadas Unexpectedly Hatching in Maryland

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-05-17 18:41:19 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-05-17 18:41:19 GMT

    Experts in Maryland say thousands of cicadas are unexpectedly hatching off-schedule.

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    Experts in Maryland say thousands of cicadas are unexpectedly hatching off-schedule.

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  • Updated: Willards Chicken House Fire Still Under Investigation

    Updated: Willards Chicken House Fire Still Under Investigation

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:39 AM EDT2017-05-17 10:39:56 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-05-17 17:48:24 GMT

    Authorities are continuing to investigate a Tuesday night fire that ruined a chicken house on Bethel Road in Willards. 

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    Authorities are continuing to investigate a Tuesday night fire that ruined a chicken house on Bethel Road in Willards. 

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  • Delaware Governor to Eliminate Economic Development Office

    Delaware Governor to Eliminate Economic Development Office

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-05-17 17:15:43 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 1:19 PM EDT2017-05-17 17:19:35 GMT

    The Delaware Economic Development Office is set to be eliminated.

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    The Delaware Economic Development Office is set to be eliminated.

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  • Dorchester Co. Correctional Officer Acquitted of Assault Charge

    Dorchester Co. Correctional Officer Acquitted of Assault Charge

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-05-17 15:36:56 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-05-17 15:47:15 GMT
    (Photo: MGN)(Photo: MGN)

    A Dorchester County correctional officer accused of assault and misconduct in office has been acquitted of all charges.

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    A Dorchester County correctional officer accused of assault and misconduct in office has been acquitted of all charges.

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  • SU Student Wins 100k on The Ellen Show

    SU Student Wins 100k on The Ellen Show

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:59:04 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-05-17 14:58:05 GMT

    A Salisbury University graduate student went to a taping of The Ellen Show and walked away $100,000 richer. 

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    A Salisbury University graduate student recently went to a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and walked away $100,000 richer. 

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  • Virginia to Offer New Federally Compliant IDs

    Virginia to Offer New Federally Compliant IDs

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:27 AM EDT2017-05-17 11:27:01 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:33 AM EDT2017-05-17 11:33:36 GMT

    Virginia residents will need a new driver's license by October 2020 if they want to use their license to board a plane. 

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    Virginia residents will need a new driver's license by October 2020 if they want to use their license to board a plane. 

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  • Delaware House Committee Takes up Bill Protecting Abortion Rights

    Delaware House Committee Takes up Bill Protecting Abortion Rights

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:30 AM EDT2017-05-17 11:30:43 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:30 AM EDT2017-05-17 11:30:43 GMT

    A state House committee is poised to begin consideration of a bill to ensure abortion remains legal in Delaware if the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade is ever overturned.

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    A state House committee is poised to begin consideration of a bill to ensure abortion remains legal in Delaware if the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade is ever overturned.

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  • Bill Expanding Medical Marijuana Stalls in Delaware Senate

    Bill Expanding Medical Marijuana Stalls in Delaware Senate

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:23 AM EDT2017-05-17 11:23:56 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 7:23 AM EDT2017-05-17 11:23:56 GMT

    A bill expanding the permissible uses for medical marijuana in Delaware stalled in the state Senate on Tuesday after lawmakers noted that a promised amendment to address concerns of the medical industry never materialized.

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    A bill expanding the permissible uses for medical marijuana in Delaware stalled in the state Senate on Tuesday after lawmakers noted that a promised amendment to address concerns of the medical industry never materialized.

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  • Barren Creek Road To Be Restored

    Barren Creek Road To Be Restored

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-05-16 21:10:55 GMT
    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-05-17 03:30:07 GMT

    Barren Creek road is getting an upgrade, nearly 10 months after the dam failure that tore through it last July. 

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    Barren Creek road is getting an upgrade, nearly 10 months after the dam failure that tore through it last July. 

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  • Delaware Lawmakers Consider Raising Corporate Franchise Tax

    Delaware Lawmakers Consider Raising Corporate Franchise Tax

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-05-17 01:28:56 GMT
    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-05-17 03:29:13 GMT

    DOVER, Del. -- Delaware lawmakers have introduced legislation to hike the corporate franchise tax for the largest businesses incorporated in the state, a move supporters say could lead to more than $100 million in revenue. The bi-partisan proposal would create a new tax bracket that would require the largest corporations in Delaware to pay a new top rate with a maximum of $250,000 each year., higher than the current maximum of $180,000. It would apply to about 1,900 firms incorp...

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    DOVER, Del. -- Delaware lawmakers have introduced legislation to hike the corporate franchise tax for the largest businesses incorporated in the state, a move supporters say could lead to more than $100 million in revenue. The bi-partisan proposal would create a new tax bracket that would require the largest corporations in Delaware to pay a new top rate with a maximum of $250,000 each year., higher than the current maximum of $180,000. It would apply to about 1,900 firms incorp...

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  • Delaware Seashore State Park Gets New Umbrellas and Beach Club

    Delaware Seashore State Park Gets New Umbrellas and Beach Club

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-05-16 21:38:50 GMT
    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:28 PM EDT2017-05-17 03:28:17 GMT

    A new bar and event venue is now open at the Delaware Seashore State Park. Gov. John Carney was among the state leaders at Big Chill Beach Club in Rehoboth Beach Tuesday morning to celebrate a number of partnerships that spot represents.

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    A new bar and event venue is now open at the Delaware Seashore State Park. Gov. John Carney was among the state leaders at Big Chill Beach Club in Rehoboth Beach Tuesday morning to celebrate a number of partnerships that spot represents.

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  • Updated: Fire That Destroyed Poultry Supply Warehouse in Frankford Ruled Accidental

    Updated: Fire That Destroyed Poultry Supply Warehouse in Frankford Ruled Accidental

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 7:41 AM EDT2017-05-16 11:41:39 GMT
    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:27 PM EDT2017-05-17 03:27:23 GMT

    Authorities are investigating a large fire that ruined a poultry supply warehouse in Frankford.

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    Authorities have ruled as accidental a Monday afternoon fire that ruined a poultry supply warehouse in Frankford, Del.

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  • Virginia Governor Aims to Regulate Power Plant Emissions

    Virginia Governor Aims to Regulate Power Plant Emissions

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 1:05 PM EDT2017-05-16 17:05:56 GMT
    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-05-17 03:25:04 GMT

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is announcing a state plan to limit carbon emissions from power plants, a plan similar to a federal policy President Donald Trump has vowed to roll back.

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    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is announcing a state plan to limit carbon emissions from power plants, a plan similar to a federal policy President Donald Trump has vowed to roll back.

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  • Pittsville Driver Charged Three Times in Two Days for Same Offense

    Pittsville Driver Charged Three Times in Two Days for Same Offense

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-05-16 17:46:41 GMT
    Tuesday, May 16 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-05-16 17:50:15 GMT

    Wicomico County sheriff's deputies charged a 47-year-old Pittsville man three different times in two days for driving while suspended and related traffic charges. 

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    Wicomico County sheriff's deputies charged a 47-year-old Pittsville man three different times in two days for driving while suspended and related traffic charges. 

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  • DSP Aviation Unit Tracks Down, Arrests Milford Man Who Led Police on a Chase

    DSP Aviation Unit Tracks Down, Arrests Milford Man Who Led Police on a Chase

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 7:53 AM EDT2017-05-16 11:53:37 GMT
    Tuesday, May 16 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-05-16 17:33:54 GMT

    The Delaware State Police Aviation Unit arrested a 31-year-old Milford man, who had led Milton Police on a chase, after they say he crashed his car and tried to run from police

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    The Delaware State Police Aviation Unit arrested a 31-year-old Milford man, who had led Milton Police on a chase, after they say he crashed his car and tried to run from police.

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  • Sussex County Non-Profit Uses Guitar to Help Veterans

    Sussex County Non-Profit Uses Guitar to Help Veterans

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 7:16 AM EDT2017-05-16 11:16:07 GMT
    Tuesday, May 16 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-05-16 17:31:32 GMT

    "Frets for Vets" teaches veterans how to play guitar, with the goal of it being a coping mechanism for those who suffer from depression or PTSD. 

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    "Frets for Vets" teaches veterans how to play guitar, with the goal of it being a coping mechanism for those who suffer from depression or PTSD. 

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  • Fire Marshal: Crisfield House Fire Caused By Dishwasher Failure

    Fire Marshal: Crisfield House Fire Caused By Dishwasher Failure

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-05-16 16:03:41 GMT
    Tuesday, May 16 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-05-16 16:03:41 GMT
    (Photo: MGN)(Photo: MGN)

    A Crisfield home is destroyed after a dishwasher malfunction.

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    A Crisfield home is destroyed after a dishwasher malfunction.

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  • Sounding Rocket Mission From Wallops Proves Successful

    Sounding Rocket Mission From Wallops Proves Successful

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-05-16 15:55:55 GMT
    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-05-16 15:55:55 GMT
    Photo Courtesy of NASA WallopsPhoto Courtesy of NASA Wallops

    A successful rocket launch Tuesday morning from Wallops Flight Facility meant dozens of new technologies could be tested. 

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    A successful rocket launch Tuesday morning from Wallops Flight Facility meant dozens of new technologies could be tested. 

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  • Medical Marijuana Firm Seeks to Block Licenses

    Medical Marijuana Firm Seeks to Block Licenses

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-05-16 13:48:05 GMT
    Tuesday, May 16 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-05-16 13:48:05 GMT

    A medical marijuana company is seeking an emergency motion forbidding the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission from issuing any final licenses to grow the drug.

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    A medical marijuana company is seeking an emergency motion forbidding the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission from issuing any final licenses to grow the drug.

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  • Alternative Schools Are Not What You Think

    Alternative Schools Are Not What You Think

    Monday, May 15 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-05-16 00:22:12 GMT
    Tuesday, May 16 2017 7:27 AM EDT2017-05-16 11:27:16 GMT

    When we hear the words "alternative school," certain images may come to mind such as kids who get into fights, or trouble making students at their home school. Unfortunately, this stereotype is not at all what we found at Delmarva area alternative high schools.

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    When we hear the words "alternative school," certain images may come to mind such as kids who get into fights, or trouble making students at their home school. Unfortunately, this stereotype is not at all what we found at Delmarva area alternative high schools.

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  • Hundreds Attend Long Neck Town Hall on Crime

    Hundreds Attend Long Neck Town Hall on Crime

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 5:59 AM EDT2017-05-16 09:59:53 GMT
    Tuesday, May 16 2017 5:59 AM EDT2017-05-16 09:59:53 GMT

    After a recent rash of robberies and the formation of a community action group, hundreds came out for a town hall on crime in the Long Neck area. 

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    After a recent rash of robberies and the formation of a community action group, hundreds came out for a town hall on crime in the Long Neck area. 

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  • DSP Releases Photos of Suspect in Several Sussex County Robberies

    DSP Releases Photos of Suspect in Several Sussex County Robberies

    Monday, May 15 2017 10:44 PM EDT2017-05-16 02:44:34 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-05-16 03:40:41 GMT

    The Delaware State Police has released surveillance photos of a suspect involved in several area robberies. 

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    The Delaware State Police has released surveillance photos of a suspect involved in several area robberies. 

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  • Solar Panel Project Providing Power for Allen Harim

    Solar Panel Project Providing Power for Allen Harim

    Monday, May 15 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-05-15 22:11:29 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-05-16 03:40:11 GMT

    A major solar project is now up and running in Sussex County. 

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    A major solar project is now up and running in Sussex County. 

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  • American Legion Dorchester Post #91 Settles into Temporary Home in Cambridge

    American Legion Dorchester Post #91 Settles into Temporary Home in Cambridge

    Monday, May 15 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-05-15 19:22:53 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-05-16 03:32:31 GMT

    The American Legion Post #91 in Dorchester County has moved into its new temporary home in the Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park. 

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     American Legion Post #91 has moved into a new temporary home in the Governor’s Hall at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge.

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  • Ocean City Announces Prize for Season's First White Marlin

    Ocean City Announces Prize for Season's First White Marlin

    Monday, May 15 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-05-15 19:00:09 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-05-16 03:32:09 GMT

    The Town of Ocean City has announced it is continuing the tradition of awarding a $5,000 cash prize to one lucky angler.  

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    The Town of Ocean City has announced it is continuing the tradition of awarding a $5,000 cash prize to one lucky angler.  

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  • Locals Weigh in on Sun Protection Tips

    Locals Weigh in on Sun Protection Tips

    Monday, May 15 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-05-15 21:03:23 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 11:31 PM EDT2017-05-16 03:31:47 GMT

    With warm weather approaching dermatologists remind people about the dangers of the sun. 

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    With warm weather approaching dermatologists remind people about the dangers of the sun. 

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  • Southern Sussex County Beach Towns to Get Beach Replenishment

    Southern Sussex County Beach Towns to Get Beach Replenishment

    Monday, May 15 2017 12:15 PM EDT2017-05-15 16:15:14 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 11:31 PM EDT2017-05-16 03:31:33 GMT

    At long last, Bethany Beach, South Bethany and Fenwick Island are getting a multi-million dollar beach replenishment.

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    At long last, Bethany Beach, South Bethany and Fenwick Island are getting a multi-million dollar beach replenishment.

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  • Carney Nominates Traynor to Delaware Supreme Court

    Carney Nominates Traynor to Delaware Supreme Court

    Monday, May 15 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-05-15 18:52:36 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 11:31 PM EDT2017-05-16 03:31:13 GMT

    Gov.  John Carney on Monday announced he has nominated Gary F. Traynor to serve as a Justice on the Delaware Supreme Court.

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    Gov.  John Carney on Monday announced he has nominated Gary F. Traynor to serve as a Justice on the Delaware Supreme Court.

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  • Delaware Prison Officials Say More Building Cameras Needed

    Delaware Prison Officials Say More Building Cameras Needed

    The commissioner of Delaware's Department of Correction on Monday told state lawmakers state prisons need more building cameras and correctional officers need to be paid more. 

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    The commissioner of Delaware's Department of Correction on Monday told state lawmakers state prisons need more building cameras and correctional officers need to be paid more. 

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  • Temporary Water Outage Scheduled in Crisfield

    Temporary Water Outage Scheduled in Crisfield

    Monday, May 15 2017 3:15 PM EDT2017-05-15 19:15:05 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-05-15 19:28:43 GMT

    The city of Crisfield, Md. has scheduled a major water line repair beginning on Thursday, May 18 at 11 p.m. through approximately 6 a.m. Friday May 19. 

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    The city of Crisfield, Md. has scheduled a major water line repair beginning on Thursday, May 18 at 11 p.m. through approximately 6 a.m. Friday May 19. 

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  • Dover Police Investigate New Street Shooting

    Dover Police Investigate New Street Shooting

    Monday, May 15 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-05-15 15:55:00 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 1:05 PM EDT2017-05-15 17:05:17 GMT

    Police are investigating an early morning shooting in Dover that sent one man to the hospital.

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    Police are investigating an early morning shooting in Dover that sent one man to the hospital.

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  • Joan Caggiano, Co-founder of Nicola Pizza, Passes Away

    Joan Caggiano, Co-founder of Nicola Pizza, Passes Away

    Friday, May 12 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-05-12 17:53:15 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 12:58 PM EDT2017-05-15 16:58:14 GMT

    Joan Caggiano, co-founder of Nicola Pizza in Rehoboth Beach, died early Friday morning in hospice care following an extended battle with kidney and liver disease. 

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    Joan Caggiano, co-founder of Nicola Pizza in Rehoboth Beach, died early Friday morning in hospice care following an extended battle with kidney and liver disease. 

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  • Cambridge Playground Fire Ruled Arson

    Cambridge Playground Fire Ruled Arson

    Monday, May 15 2017 11:38 AM EDT2017-05-15 15:38:20 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 11:38 AM EDT2017-05-15 15:38:20 GMT
    (Photo: MGN)(Photo: MGN)

    Maryland state fire marshals are investigating an arson fire at a Cambridge playground. 

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    Maryland state fire marshals are investigating an arson fire at a Cambridge playground. 

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  • Harrington Man Arrested for Stealing Neighbor's Yard Ornaments

    Harrington Man Arrested for Stealing Neighbor's Yard Ornaments

    Monday, May 15 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-05-15 15:07:34 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-05-15 15:07:34 GMT

    Police have arrested a 72-year-old Harrington man accused of stealing items from a neighbor's yard. 

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    Police have arrested a 72-year-old Harrington man accused of stealing items from a neighbor's yard. 

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  • Recaptured Inmate Found Not Competent to Stand Trial

    Recaptured Inmate Found Not Competent to Stand Trial

    Monday, May 15 2017 7:49 AM EDT2017-05-15 11:49:24 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 7:54 AM EDT2017-05-15 11:54:11 GMT

    An inmate who was found in a drainage pipe six days after his escape from a Maryland psychiatric hospital's parking lot has been found not competent to stand trial for attempted murder.

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    An inmate who was found in a drainage pipe six days after his escape from a Maryland psychiatric hospital's parking lot has been found not competent to stand trial for attempted murder.

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  • Airport Road Construction Delayed in Milford

    Airport Road Construction Delayed in Milford

    Monday, May 15 2017 4:23 AM EDT2017-05-15 08:23:53 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 7:52 AM EDT2017-05-15 11:52:44 GMT

    Work on another major road project in Sussex County has been delayed until work on a second project can be completed. 

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    Work on another major road project in Sussex County has been delayed until work on a second project can be completed. 

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  • Laurel Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin and Fentanyl Bust

    Laurel Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin and Fentanyl Bust

    Sunday, May 14 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-05-15 02:48:42 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 7:52 AM EDT2017-05-15 11:52:03 GMT
    (Photo Credit: MGN)(Photo Credit: MGN)

    LAUREL, Del. -- The Laurel Police Department say a man is in police custody after officers confiscated heroin and fentanyl following a traffic stop. 

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    Laurel police say a man is in police custody after officers confiscated heroin and fentanyl following a traffic stop.

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  • Harrington Mayor Leads Successful Push for Term Limits

    Harrington Mayor Leads Successful Push for Term Limits

    Monday, May 15 2017 4:11 AM EDT2017-05-15 08:11:34 GMT
    Monday, May 15 2017 4:11 AM EDT2017-05-15 08:11:34 GMT

    A Delaware city has implemented term limits for city officials after a successful push by its mayor.   

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    A Delaware city has implemented term limits for city officials after a successful push by its mayor.   

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  • Virginia Receives Federal Money to Battle Opioid Epidemic

    Virginia Receives Federal Money to Battle Opioid Epidemic

    Sunday, May 14 2017 6:08 AM EDT2017-05-14 10:08:35 GMT
    Sunday, May 14 2017 6:08 AM EDT2017-05-14 10:08:35 GMT

    Virginia is getting nearly $10 million in federal money to help in its fight against the opioid epidemic.    

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    Virginia is getting nearly $10 million in federal money to help in its fight against the opioid epidemic.    

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  • Construction at Hearns Pond Delayed

    Construction at Hearns Pond Delayed

    Saturday, May 13 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-05-13 20:43:30 GMT
    Saturday, May 13 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-05-13 20:43:30 GMT

    Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Enviromental Control says a Sussex County dam and boat ramp will remain closed longer than expected.

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    Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Enviromental Control says a Sussex County dam and boat ramp will remain closed longer than expected.

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  • Student Arrested for Making Threats Against Sussex Central H.S.

    Student Arrested for Making Threats Against Sussex Central H.S.

    Saturday, May 13 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-05-13 19:12:24 GMT
    Saturday, May 13 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-05-13 19:12:24 GMT

    Police say an 18-year-old has been arrested after making online threats toward his high school.     

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    Police say an 18-year-old has been arrested after making online threats toward his high school.     

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  • Woman Claims She was Asked to Stop Breastfeeding at Dover Restaurant

    Woman Claims She was Asked to Stop Breastfeeding at Dover Restaurant

    Friday, May 12 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-05-13 00:16:35 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-05-13 03:24:53 GMT
    Tiffany Bowman. (Nick Layman/WBOC)Tiffany Bowman. (Nick Layman/WBOC)

    DOVER, Del. -- A Smyrna woman claims she was asked to stop breastfeeding at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Dover on Wednesday, something she says she was allowed to do under state law. Tiffany Bowman said she was eating with her fiance and two children at a table in the Chipotle on U.S. 13 when she began breastfeeding her 1-year-old son. She said that's when an employee approached her. "He pretty much asked me, 'Are you doing what I think you're doing?' and I didn't know pretty mu...

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    DOVER, Del. -- A Smyrna woman claims she was asked to stop breastfeeding at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Dover on Wednesday, something she says she was allowed to do under state law. Tiffany Bowman said she was eating with her fiance and two children at a table in the Chipotle on U.S. 13 when she began breastfeeding her 1-year-old son. She said that's when an employee approached her. "He pretty much asked me, 'Are you doing what I think you're doing?' and I didn't know pretty mu...

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  • Fire Officials Explain the Dangers of Stolen Hose Valves in Ocean City Condo's

    Fire Officials Explain the Dangers of Stolen Hose Valves in Ocean City Condo's

    Friday, May 12 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-05-12 22:05:41 GMT
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    Stolen hose valves in Ocean City condominiums worry fire officials.  

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    Stolen hose valves in Ocean City condominiums worry fire officials.  

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  • Little Creek to Hold Meeting on Proposed Dog Park

    Little Creek to Hold Meeting on Proposed Dog Park

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:24:26 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:25:36 GMT

    LITTLE CREEK, Del. -- The town of Little Creek is holding a public meeting on Wednesday night on adding a dog park. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Mayor Glenn Gauvry said the meeting would be focused on seeing whether the proposed dog park, planned for a portion of the park area next to the post office, would be supported. Depending on the reception, Gauvry said he intended to push ahead with a plan to approach the Kent County Levy Court about getting primary funding for the do...

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    LITTLE CREEK, Del. -- The town of Little Creek is holding a public meeting on Wednesday night on adding a dog park. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Mayor Glenn Gauvry said the meeting would be focused on seeing whether the proposed dog park, planned for a portion of the park area next to the post office, would be supported. Depending on the reception, Gauvry said he intended to push ahead with a plan to approach the Kent County Levy Court about getting primary funding for the do...

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