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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Man Shot Outside Apartment Building in Newark

    Man Shot Outside Apartment Building in Newark

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:15 AM EDT2017-05-23 14:15:04 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:25 AM EDT2017-05-23 14:25:45 GMT
    A man was shot outside his apartment building in Newark early Tuesday morning.A man was shot outside his apartment building in Newark early Tuesday morning.

    The New Castle County Police Department is investigating a shooting outside an apartment building in Newark early Tuesday morning. 

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    The New Castle County Police Department is investigating a shooting outside an apartment building in Newark early Tuesday morning. 

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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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  • 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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  • School Bus Crash Injures 2 Students, Car Driver

    School Bus Crash Injures 2 Students, Car Driver

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:44 AM EDT2017-05-22 14:44:12 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 10:44 AM EDT2017-05-22 14:44:12 GMT

    A school bus crash in Delaware has injured two students and the driver of a car.

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    A school bus crash in Delaware has injured two students and the driver of a car.

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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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  • Wilmington University Grad Surprised With On-stage Proposal

    Wilmington University Grad Surprised With On-stage Proposal

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:16 AM EDT2017-05-22 13:16:15 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 9:16 AM EDT2017-05-22 13:16:15 GMT

    A Germany-based serviceman surprised his fiancee with a proposal during her graduation from a Delaware university.

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    A Germany-based serviceman surprised his fiancee with a proposal during her graduation from a Delaware university.

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

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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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  • Federal Officials Release Report on Delaware Refinery Fire

    Federal Officials Release Report on Delaware Refinery Fire

    Thursday, May 18 2017 7:31 AM EDT2017-05-18 11:31:33 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 7:31 AM EDT2017-05-18 11:31:33 GMT

    A federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents is set to release a report regarding a flash fire at the Delaware City refinery that left a worker with second-degree burns.

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    A federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents is set to release a report regarding a flash fire at the Delaware City refinery that left a worker with second-degree burns.

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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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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    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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  • 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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  • New Transit Center Opens in Lewes

    New Transit Center Opens in Lewes

    Friday, May 12 2017 2:13 PM EDT2017-05-12 18:13:04 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-05-13 03:22:42 GMT

    There's a new way to get to Delaware's beaches, and state officials say it's hassle free.

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    There's a new way to get to Delaware's beaches, and state officials say it's hassle free.

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  • Del. Judge Says Drug Lab Scandal Doesn't Affect Guilty Pleas

    Del. Judge Says Drug Lab Scandal Doesn't Affect Guilty Pleas

    Friday, May 12 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-05-12 19:57:45 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 3:59 PM EDT2017-05-12 19:59:43 GMT

    A Delaware judge says offenders who pleaded guilty to drug crimes are not entitled to withdraw those pleas or have their convictions overturned because of an evidence-tampering scandal at the state drug-testing lab.

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    A Delaware judge says offenders who pleaded guilty to drug crimes are not entitled to withdraw those pleas or have their convictions overturned because of an evidence-tampering scandal at the state drug-testing lab.

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  • Police Search For Suspect in Smyrna Shooting

    Police Search For Suspect in Smyrna Shooting

    Friday, May 12 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-05-12 18:29:23 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-05-12 18:29:23 GMT
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    A shooting investigation is underway in Smyrna after police say a man was shot in the buttocks Thursday night.

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    A shooting investigation is underway in Smyrna after police say a man was shot in the buttocks Thursday night.

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  • 14-year-old Boy Charged in Shooting, 1 of 3 in Single Night

    14-year-old Boy Charged in Shooting, 1 of 3 in Single Night

    Friday, May 12 2017 10:28 AM EDT2017-05-12 14:28:01 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 10:28 AM EDT2017-05-12 14:28:01 GMT

    A 14-year-old boy is facing charges after police say he shot a woman in Wilmington.  

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    A 14-year-old boy is facing charges after police say he shot a woman in Wilmington.  

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  • Groups Lobby For and Against Marijuana at Delaware Statehouse

    Thursday, May 11 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-05-11 23:48:41 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-05-12 04:01:46 GMT

    DOVER, Del. -- Advocates and opponents of legislation to legalize and regulate marijuana in Delaware made their way to Legislative Hall on Wednesday, seeking to reach lawmakers and others a day after the proposed law cleared a House committee. Groups like the Cannabis Bureau of Delaware and the Women Veterans Coalition were among those at the statehouse trying to garner support for House Bill 110, which would legalize marijuana for people 21 years and older and create a system t...

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    DOVER, Del. -- Advocates and opponents of legislation to legalize and regulate marijuana in Delaware made their way to Legislative Hall on Wednesday, seeking to reach lawmakers and others a day after the proposed law cleared a House committee. Groups like the Cannabis Bureau of Delaware and the Women Veterans Coalition were among those at the statehouse trying to garner support for House Bill 110, which would legalize marijuana for people 21 years and older and create a system t...

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  • Prison Reform Advocates March in Dover

    Prison Reform Advocates March in Dover

    Thursday, May 11 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-05-12 00:01:41 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-05-12 04:01:34 GMT

    DOVER, Del. -- The Coalition for Prison Reform and Criminal Justice marched in Dover on Thursday in a demonstration participants said they hope attracts more attention to conditions for inmates in Delaware prisons. The march started at Legislative Hall about lunchtime and began in a courtyard underneath Governor Carney's office at the statehouse. Participants urged state leaders to take stronger steps to address poor conditions and mistreatment and abuse of inmates but also pushed fo...

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    DOVER, Del. -- The Coalition for Prison Reform and Criminal Justice marched in Dover on Thursday in a demonstration participants said they hope attracts more attention to conditions for inmates in Delaware prisons. The march started at Legislative Hall about lunchtime and began in a courtyard underneath Governor Carney's office at the statehouse. Participants urged state leaders to take stronger steps to address poor conditions and mistreatment and abuse of inmates but also pushed fo...

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  • "Back The Blue" Takes Place in Lewes

    "Back The Blue" Takes Place in Lewes

    Thursday, May 11 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-05-11 20:56:32 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-05-12 04:00:53 GMT

    On Thursday, various law enforcement officers and volunteers are hosting a "Back the Blue" event at the Cape May Lewes Ferry.

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    On Thursday, various law enforcement officers and volunteers are hosting a "Back the Blue" event at the Cape May Lewes Ferry.

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  • "Long Neck Strong" Forms After Crime in Area

    Thursday, May 11 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-05-11 20:58:00 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-05-12 04:00:33 GMT

    LONG NECK, Del. - After some businesses were robbed, some Long Neck residents are taking action.

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    LONG NECK, Del. - After some businesses were robbed, some Long Neck residents are taking action.

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  • Milford Teen Charged With Rape at Hotel

    Milford Teen Charged With Rape at Hotel

    Thursday, May 11 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-05-11 16:21:04 GMT
    Thursday, May 11 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-05-11 17:06:27 GMT

    A Milford teenager has been arrested for a rape at a hotel.

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    A Milford teenager has been arrested for a rape at a hotel.

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  • Wilmington Councilman Sues Council, Colleagues Over Discretionary Funds

    Wilmington Councilman Sues Council, Colleagues Over Discretionary Funds

    Thursday, May 11 2017 10:42 AM EDT2017-05-11 14:42:15 GMT
    Thursday, May 11 2017 10:42 AM EDT2017-05-11 14:42:15 GMT

    A Wilmington city councilman is suing the council and three colleagues, accusing them of deception in denying him discretionary funds.     

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    A Wilmington city councilman is suing the council and three colleagues, accusing them of deception in denying him discretionary funds.     

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  • ACA Exchanges Grow Thinner With Aetna Leaving for 2018

    ACA Exchanges Grow Thinner With Aetna Leaving for 2018

    Thursday, May 11 2017 8:06 AM EDT2017-05-11 12:06:46 GMT
    Thursday, May 11 2017 9:34 AM EDT2017-05-11 13:34:44 GMT

    While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the immediate future of the law has grown hazier with the nation's third-largest health insurer saying that it will completely divorce itself from state-based insurance exchanges, including Delaware's.

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    While Republicans rewrite the Affordable Care Act in Washington, the immediate future of the law has grown hazier with the nation's third-largest health insurer saying that it will completely divorce itself from state-based insurance exchanges, including Delaware's.

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  • Correctional Officer Accused of Smuggling Contraband to Plead Guilty

    Correctional Officer Accused of Smuggling Contraband to Plead Guilty

    Thursday, May 11 2017 8:14 AM EDT2017-05-11 12:14:26 GMT
    Thursday, May 11 2017 8:18 AM EDT2017-05-11 12:18:26 GMT

    A former Delaware correctional officer charged with smuggling drugs and cellphones to inmates at the maximum security prison in Smyrna in return for bribes has agreed to enter a guilty plea in the case.  

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    A former Delaware correctional officer charged with smuggling drugs and cellphones to inmates at the maximum security prison in Smyrna in return for bribes has agreed to enter a guilty plea in the case.  

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  • "Perfect Storm" Ship Sunk off Delaware Coast

    "Perfect Storm" Ship Sunk off Delaware Coast

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-05-10 21:32:12 GMT
    Thursday, May 11 2017 7:39 AM EDT2017-05-11 11:39:58 GMT

    After a storied career that included the Battle of Iwo Jima and the "Perfect Storm," the Zuni Tamaroa is now serving as an artificial reef.

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    After a storied career that included the Battle of Iwo Jima and the "Perfect Storm," the Zuni Tamaroa is now serving as an artificial reef.

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  • New Dover Police Chief Sworn In

    New Dover Police Chief Sworn In

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-05-10 23:18:33 GMT
    Wednesday, May 10 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-05-10 23:18:33 GMT
    DOVER, Del. -- Marvin Mailey was sworn in as Dover's 14th police chief on Wednesday. Mailey, who is also Dover's first African-American police chief, was administered his oath of office in front of a crowd of officers at the police department's headquarters on Queen Street. In an interview after the ceremony, Mailey said he hopes to focus on tackling issues like violent crime and drugs in the city. "I know we have a lot of challenges ahead of us, but I got great people in the ...More
    DOVER, Del. -- Marvin Mailey was sworn in as Dover's 14th police chief on Wednesday. Mailey, who is also Dover's first African-American police chief, was administered his oath of office in front of a crowd of officers at the police department's headquarters on Queen Street. In an interview after the ceremony, Mailey said he hopes to focus on tackling issues like violent crime and drugs in the city. "I know we have a lot of challenges ahead of us, but I got great people in the ...More
  • Dover YMCA Gets New Harnesses to Help People With Mobility Difficulties

    Dover YMCA Gets New Harnesses to Help People With Mobility Difficulties

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-05-10 22:58:05 GMT
    Wednesday, May 10 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-05-10 22:58:05 GMT
    One of the Dover YMCA harnesses. (Tom Lehman/WBOC)One of the Dover YMCA harnesses. (Tom Lehman/WBOC)

    DOVER, Del. -- The YMCA in Dover has new harnesses allowing people with limited mobility to walk on a treadmill or participate in aerobic activities through a recently-created adaptive fitness program. The harnesses were debuted at a news conference on Wednesday. They are aimed at giving people who otherwise might not be able to participate in many fitness activities the ability to do so. Bob Seaberg of Magnolia used one of the harnesses on Wednesday to walk on a treadmill. He ...

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    DOVER, Del. -- The YMCA in Dover has new harnesses allowing people with limited mobility to walk on a treadmill or participate in aerobic activities through a recently-created adaptive fitness program. The harnesses were debuted at a news conference on Wednesday. They are aimed at giving people who otherwise might not be able to participate in many fitness activities the ability to do so. Bob Seaberg of Magnolia used one of the harnesses on Wednesday to walk on a treadmill. He ...

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  • Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears First Hurdle in Delaware

    Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears First Hurdle in Delaware

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-05-10 22:18:35 GMT
    Wednesday, May 10 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-05-10 22:18:35 GMT

    A bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Delaware has cleared its first legislative hurdle.      

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    A bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Delaware has cleared its first legislative hurdle.      

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  • Millsboro Man Turns $50 Lottery Winnings into $10,000

    Millsboro Man Turns $50 Lottery Winnings into $10,000

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-05-10 16:12:31 GMT
    Wednesday, May 10 2017 3:53 PM EDT2017-05-10 19:53:37 GMT

    A man born and raised in Millsboro has won the lottery after reinvesting his winnings from one instant game into the purchase of another ticket.

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    A man born and raised in Millsboro, Del. has won the lottery after reinvesting his winnings from one instant game into the purchase of another ticket.

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  • Delaware House Panel Takes up Marijuana Legalization Bill

    Delaware House Panel Takes up Marijuana Legalization Bill

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 8:48 AM EDT2017-05-10 12:48:36 GMT
    Wednesday, May 10 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-05-10 19:52:04 GMT

    State lawmakers are giving initial scrutiny to a bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Delaware.

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    State lawmakers are giving initial scrutiny to a bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Delaware.

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  • DNREC Seeks Volunteers to Help Nesting Diamondback Terrapins

    DNREC Seeks Volunteers to Help Nesting Diamondback Terrapins

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-05-10 16:39:51 GMT
    Wednesday, May 10 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-05-10 19:05:11 GMT

    DNREC is looking for volunteers to help terrapins comes ashore to lay eggs near Little Creek.

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    DNREC is looking for volunteers to help terrapins comes ashore to lay eggs near Little Creek.

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  • Dover Lawmakers Introduce Juvenile Reform Bills

    Dover Lawmakers Introduce Juvenile Reform Bills

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-05-10 16:36:20 GMT
    Wednesday, May 10 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-05-10 16:36:20 GMT
    Photo Credit: MGN OnlinePhoto Credit: MGN Online

    DOVER, Del. -- Democrats in the Delaware General Assembly have introduced a series of juvenile justice reform bills aimed at helping youth in the criminal justice system live successful lives after serving time. 

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    DOVER, Del. -- Democrats in the Delaware General Assembly have introduced a series of juvenile justice reform bills aimed at helping youth in the criminal justice system live successful lives after serving time. 

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  • Police Investigate Stabbing at Delaware Park

    Police Investigate Stabbing at Delaware Park

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 9:20 AM EDT2017-05-10 13:20:14 GMT
    Wednesday, May 10 2017 9:20 AM EDT2017-05-10 13:20:14 GMT

    Authorities are investigating a stabbing at the Delaware Park.   

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    Authorities are investigating a stabbing at the Delaware Park.   

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  • 'Perfect Storm' Ship About to Become Part of Artificial Reef

    'Perfect Storm' Ship About to Become Part of Artificial Reef

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 7:21 AM EDT2017-05-10 11:21:17 GMT
    Wednesday, May 10 2017 7:32 AM EDT2017-05-10 11:32:44 GMT

    The ship made famous in the book and subsequent film "The Perfect Storm" is about to be intentionally sunk off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts so it can become part of an artificial reef. 

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    The ship made famous in the book and subsequent film "The Perfect Storm" is about to be intentionally sunk off the New Jersey and Delaware coasts so it can become part of an artificial reef. 

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  • Ex-Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexual Solicitation of Child

    Ex-Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexual Solicitation of Child

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 2:24 PM EDT2017-05-09 18:24:34 GMT
    Tuesday, May 9 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-05-10 03:18:44 GMT

    A former teacher and athletic director at a Delaware high school has pleaded guilty to sexual solicitation of a child.

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    A former teacher and athletic director at a Delaware high school has pleaded guilty to sexual solicitation of a child.

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  • Delaware House Votes to Bring Back Death Penalty

    Delaware House Votes to Bring Back Death Penalty

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-05-09 22:32:35 GMT
    Tuesday, May 9 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-05-10 03:15:18 GMT

    DOVER, Del. (AP) -- House lawmakers voted Tuesday to reinstate Delaware's death penalty amid an outcry over the killing of a correctional officer during a prison riot in February and the fatal shooting of a state trooper two weeks ago.      The bill passed the Delaware House on a 24-16 bipartisan vote and now goes to the Senate. 

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    DOVER, Del. (AP) -- House lawmakers voted Tuesday to reinstate Delaware's death penalty amid an outcry over the killing of a correctional officer during a prison riot in February and the fatal shooting of a state trooper two weeks ago.      The bill passed the Delaware House on a 24-16 bipartisan vote and now goes to the Senate. 

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  • More Accurate 9-1-1 System In Sussex County

    More Accurate 9-1-1 System In Sussex County

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-05-09 21:49:04 GMT
    Tuesday, May 9 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-05-10 03:13:27 GMT

    GEORGETOWN, DE -  When someone calls 9-1-1 for an emergency, getting police or ambulance to the right place is critical says Joe Thomas, Director of the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, "the fact that 80 percent of are call are from cell phones, and sometimes the accuracy of those cell phone coordinates are not as robust or up to standards. So by incorporating RapidSOS, we're hoping to increase the accuracy level on all those cell phone calls. Thomas says rap...

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    GEORGETOWN, DE -  When someone calls 9-1-1 for an emergency, getting police or ambulance to the right place is critical says Joe Thomas, Director of the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, "the fact that 80 percent of are call are from cell phones, and sometimes the accuracy of those cell phone coordinates are not as robust or up to standards. So by incorporating RapidSOS, we're hoping to increase the accuracy level on all those cell phone calls. Thomas says rap...

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  • Inmate Diagnosed With Active Tuberculosis at Vaughn Prison

    Inmate Diagnosed With Active Tuberculosis at Vaughn Prison

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 2:34 PM EDT2017-05-09 18:34:50 GMT
    Tuesday, May 9 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-05-10 03:10:14 GMT

    An inmate serving a 20-year sentence at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, according to the Delaware Department of Correction.

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    An inmate serving a 20-year sentence at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, according to the Delaware Department of Correction.

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  • Legislation Would Allow for Potential Dover Mall Toll Road

    Legislation Would Allow for Potential Dover Mall Toll Road

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-05-10 00:06:01 GMT
    Tuesday, May 9 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-05-10 00:06:01 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)

    DOVER, Del. -- A package of legislation in Delaware's Senate would pave the way for public-private partnership that could result a new toll road providing access to the Dover Mall from State Route 1. The pieces legislation, which have passed the House, would allow for a funding mechanism to pay for the $31 million project aimed at bringing more visitors to the mall, said Attorney John Paradee, who is representing the mall's owner. The plan calls for creating a tolled access...

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    DOVER, Del. -- A package of legislation in Delaware's Senate would pave the way for public-private partnership that could result a new toll road providing access to the Dover Mall from State Route 1. The pieces legislation, which have passed the House, would allow for a funding mechanism to pay for the $31 million project aimed at bringing more visitors to the mall, said Attorney John Paradee, who is representing the mall's owner. The plan calls for creating a tolled access...

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  • Milford Police Looking for Man Wanted in Fight

    Milford Police Looking for Man Wanted in Fight

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-05-09 18:54:06 GMT
    Tuesday, May 9 2017 3:04 PM EDT2017-05-09 19:04:30 GMT

    Milford Police are looking for a man from Laurel suspected of injuring a person during a fight early Tuesday morning. 

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    Milford Police are looking for a man from Laurel suspected of injuring a person during a fight early Tuesday morning. 

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  • Some Delaware Beach Towns Formally Oppose Proposed Lodging Tax

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 10:19 AM EDT2017-05-09 14:19:50 GMT
    Tuesday, May 9 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-05-09 15:07:10 GMT

    The towns of Fenwick Island, South Bethany, Bethany Beach and Lewes have officially opposed a proposed bill that would increase taxes on short term rentals.

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    The towns of Fenwick Island, South Bethany, Bethany Beach and Lewes have officially opposed a proposed bill that would increase taxes on short-term rentals.

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  • PJM Expects to Be Able to Handle Summer Electric Needs

    Monday, May 8 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-05-09 00:02:54 GMT
    Monday, May 8 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-05-09 03:36:09 GMT
    (File photo)(File photo)

    DOVER, Del. -- Officials with PJM Interconnection, the company responsible for an electric grid transmitting power to 65 million people across more than a dozen states and thousands here on Delmarva, said on Monday that the system should be able to handle power demands this summer. Company officials said during a news conference at PJM's office in Norristown, Pennsylvania, they expect hot temperatures to cause a projected  peak demand of 153,000 megawatts of electricity thi...

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    DOVER, Del. -- Officials with PJM Interconnection, the company responsible for an electric grid transmitting power to 65 million people across more than a dozen states and thousands here on Delmarva, said on Monday that the system should be able to handle power demands this summer. Company officials said during a news conference at PJM's office in Norristown, Pennsylvania, they expect hot temperatures to cause a projected  peak demand of 153,000 megawatts of electricity thi...

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  • Delaware House Set to Vote on Reinstating Death Penalty

    Delaware House Set to Vote on Reinstating Death Penalty

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 4:33 AM EDT2017-05-09 08:33:19 GMT
    Tuesday, May 9 2017 7:36 AM EDT2017-05-09 11:36:14 GMT

    House lawmakers are set to vote on a bill reinstating Delaware's death penalty.

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    House lawmakers are set to vote on a bill reinstating Delaware's death penalty.

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  • Improper Smoking Discard Cause of Lewes Fire

    Improper Smoking Discard Cause of Lewes Fire

    Monday, May 8 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-05-08 20:50:39 GMT
    Monday, May 8 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-05-09 03:34:05 GMT
    Courtesy: Lewes Fire DepartmentCourtesy: Lewes Fire Department

    LEWES, Del. -- The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office say the cause of an early morning fire that damaged five town houses was cause by an improper discard of smoking materials.

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    The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office say the cause of an early morning fire that damaged five town houses was an improper discard of smoking materials.

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  • Correctional Officer Punched at Milford Juvenile Detention Center

    Correctional Officer Punched at Milford Juvenile Detention Center

    Monday, May 8 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-05-08 19:37:51 GMT
    Monday, May 8 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-05-09 03:32:51 GMT

    A correctional officer is recovering after being punched in the face Sunday evening at the Stevenson House Juvenile Detention Center in Milford, Delaware. 

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    A correctional officer is recovering after being punched in the face Sunday evening at the Stevenson House Juvenile Detention Center in Milford, Delaware. 

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  • Delaware Correctional Leaders Subpoenaed by Senate Committee

    Delaware Correctional Leaders Subpoenaed by Senate Committee

    Monday, May 8 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-05-08 21:17:33 GMT
    Monday, May 8 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-05-08 23:24:26 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. -- The head of Delaware's Department of Correction and the former warden of the prison where a correctional officer died during a hostage situation have been subpoenaed to appear before the state Senate's labor committee. Commissioner Perry Phelps and David Pierce, the former warden at the Vaughn Correctional Center, have been summoned to testify during a Senate Labor Committee hearing on May 15, according to a Senate news release. The session is aimed at soliciting comm...

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    DOVER, Del. -- The head of Delaware's Department of Correction and the former warden of the prison where a correctional officer died during a hostage situation have been subpoenaed to appear before the state Senate's labor committee. Commissioner Perry Phelps and David Pierce, the former warden at the Vaughn Correctional Center, have been summoned to testify during a Senate Labor Committee hearing on May 15, according to a Senate news release. The session is aimed at soliciting comm...

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  • Three Men Arrested in Two Incidents at Dover Downs

    Three Men Arrested in Two Incidents at Dover Downs

    Monday, May 8 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-05-08 21:08:03 GMT
    Monday, May 8 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-05-08 21:08:03 GMT
    (Rashawn Harris, Elijah Scarboro, Ronnell Harris)(Rashawn Harris, Elijah Scarboro, Ronnell Harris)

    DOVER, Del. -- The Dover Police Department says three men were arrested after two incidents at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino over the weekend.

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    DOVER, Del. -- The Dover Police Department says three men were arrested after two incidents at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino over the weekend.

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  • Arrest Made in Abduction, Sexual Assault of 4-year-old Girl

    Arrest Made in Abduction, Sexual Assault of 4-year-old Girl

    Monday, May 8 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-05-08 17:33:39 GMT
    Monday, May 8 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-05-08 19:57:27 GMT

    A 23-year-old Delaware man has been charged in the abduction and sexual assault of a 4-year-old girl.  

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    A 23-year-old Delaware man has been charged in the abduction and sexual assault of a 4-year-old girl.  

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  • Dover Woman Convicted of Violating Del. Prescription Monitoring Act

    Dover Woman Convicted of Violating Del. Prescription Monitoring Act

    Monday, May 8 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-05-08 17:04:03 GMT
    Monday, May 8 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-05-08 17:27:57 GMT

    A former nursing director of Kent Sussex Community Services has become the first person convicted of violating the Delaware Prescription Monitoring Act.

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    A former nursing director of Kent Sussex Community Services has become the first person convicted of violating the Delaware Prescription Monitoring Act.

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  • Dover Officer Hurt in Crash During Procession to Trooper's Funeral

    Dover Officer Hurt in Crash During Procession to Trooper's Funeral

    Monday, May 8 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-05-08 15:16:44 GMT
    Monday, May 8 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-05-08 15:16:44 GMT

    Authorities say a Dover motorcycle police officer was injured in a crash while helping escort a procession to Friday's funeral of a slain state trooper.      

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    Authorities say a Dover motorcycle police officer was injured in a crash while helping escort a procession to Friday's funeral of a slain state trooper.      

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  • Harbeson Man to Enter Plea for Infant Son's Death

    Harbeson Man to Enter Plea for Infant Son's Death

    Sunday, May 7 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-05-08 00:42:37 GMT
    Sunday, May 7 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-05-08 01:29:52 GMT

     A Sussex County man charged in the death of his infant son will be in court Monday.

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     A Sussex County man charged in the death of his infant son will be in court Monday.

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  • Dover AFB Airmen Accused of Sexual Abuse Plead Not Guilty

    Dover AFB Airmen Accused of Sexual Abuse Plead Not Guilty

    Saturday, May 6 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-05-06 21:57:58 GMT
    Saturday, May 6 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-05-06 21:57:58 GMT

    Two airmen stationed at Dover Air Force Base have pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing a teenage runaway they allegedly harbored on base.

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    Two airmen stationed at Dover Air Force Base have pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing a teenage runaway they allegedly harbored on base.

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  • Three Arrested After a Suspected Drug Deal in Greenwood

    Three Arrested for Drugs in Greenwood

    Saturday, May 6 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-05-06 21:22:33 GMT
    Saturday, May 6 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-05-06 21:23:41 GMT

    Three people are in custody after a suspected drug deal in Greenwood. 

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    Three people are in custody after a suspected drug deal in Greenwood. 

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  • Four Arrested in Sussex County for Assault and Drug Charges

    Four Arrested in Sussex County for Assault and Drug Charges

    Saturday, May 6 2017 4:04 AM EDT2017-05-06 08:04:37 GMT
    Saturday, May 6 2017 4:15 AM EDT2017-05-06 08:15:46 GMT
    Courtesy: DSPCourtesy: DSP

    The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit have arrested four people following an investigation into an assault complaint, that led to multiple drug arrests.

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    The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit have arrested four people following an investigation into an assault complaint, that led to multiple drug arrests.

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  • DSP Investigating a Deadly Bicycle Accident

    DSP Investigating a Deadly Bicycle Accident

    Friday, May 5 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-05-06 00:48:36 GMT
    Friday, May 5 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-05-06 02:51:48 GMT

    The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a deadly crash that happened late Thursday night involving a car and a bicycle. 

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    The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a deadly crash that happened late Thursday night involving a car and a bicycle. 

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  • Rehoboth Beach Rape Suspect Arrested

    Rehoboth Beach Rape Suspect Arrested

    Friday, May 5 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-05-06 00:43:11 GMT
    Friday, May 5 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-05-06 02:51:17 GMT

    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – Delaware State Police says a man wanted on rape charges in Rehoboth Beach has been arrested. Troopers say Joshua D. Williams, 19 of Rehoboth Beach, is charged with for four counts of 4th Degree Rape stemming from alleged incidents that took place at his residence over the course of a weekend beginning March 31, 2017.  State Police say Williams was taken into custody Thursday May 4, 2017 during a traffic stop on Coastal Highway near Le...

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    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. – Delaware State Police says a man wanted on rape charges in Rehoboth Beach has been arrested. Troopers say Joshua D. Williams, 19 of Rehoboth Beach, is charged with for four counts of 4th Degree Rape stemming from alleged incidents that took place at his residence over the course of a weekend beginning March 31, 2017.  State Police say Williams was taken into custody Thursday May 4, 2017 during a traffic stop on Coastal Highway near Le...

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  • 14 Firearms Stolen From Millsboro Hardware Store

    14 Firearms Stolen From Millsboro Hardware Store

    Friday, May 5 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-05-05 18:28:49 GMT
    Friday, May 5 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-06 02:50:40 GMT

    Federal investigators and police are looking into the burglary of 14 firearms from a Millsboro hardware store early Friday morning.

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    Federal investigators and police are looking into the burglary of 14 firearms from a Millsboro hardware store early Friday morning.

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  • Updated: Hundreds Turn Out to Honor Delaware Trooper Killed in Line of Duty

    Updated: Hundreds Turn Out to Honor Delaware Trooper Killed in Line of Duty

    Friday, May 5 2017 7:59 AM EDT2017-05-05 11:59:03 GMT
    Friday, May 5 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-06 02:50:24 GMT

    Hundreds of law enforcement officers turned out in rainy weather Friday to remember a Delaware trooper whose mom said "loved helping people."
        

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    Hundreds of law enforcement officers turned out in rainy weather Friday to remember a Delaware trooper whose mom said "loved helping people."
        

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  • Dead Whale Washes Ashore on Rehoboth Beach

    Dead Whale Washes Ashore on Rehoboth Beach

    Thursday, May 4 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-05-04 19:33:46 GMT
    Friday, May 5 2017 8:37 AM EDT2017-05-05 12:37:04 GMT

    A dead humpback whale washed ashore in Rehoboth Beach on Thursday. 

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    A dead humpback whale washed ashore in Rehoboth Beach on Thursday. 

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  • Mailey Appointed Dover's 14th Police Chief

    Mailey Appointed Dover's 14th Police Chief

    Thursday, May 4 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-05-04 23:40:00 GMT
    Friday, May 5 2017 8:07 AM EDT2017-05-05 12:07:12 GMT
    Dover Police Chief Marvin Mailey. (Courtesy of Dover Police Department)Dover Police Chief Marvin Mailey. (Courtesy of Dover Police Department)

    Dover Police Deputy Chief Marvin Mailey has been chosen as the Delaware capital city's first African American police chief, marking the end of a months-long search for a new head of city law enforcement.

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    Dover Police Deputy Chief Marvin Mailey has been chosen as the Delaware capital city's first African American police chief, marking the end of a months-long search for a new head of city law enforcement.

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  • Road Closures In Effect for Trooper Ballard Funeral

    Road Closures In Effect for Trooper Ballard Funeral

    Thursday, May 4 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-05-05 00:19:50 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-05-05 03:16:15 GMT
    © Road Closures for the funeral of Delaware State Trooper Stephen Ballard. (Graphic by Sarah Gross/WBOC)© Road Closures for the funeral of Delaware State Trooper Stephen Ballard. (Graphic by Sarah Gross/WBOC)

    WILMINGTON, Del. -- A number of road closures will be in effect tomorrow to accommodate proceedings for the funeral of Cpl. Stephen Ballard, a Delaware State Trooper who was fatally shot last week. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. and will be preceded by a public viewing from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The northbound lanes of Interstate 95 between the Christiana Mall (Exit 4A) and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard  (Exit 6) will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. and will be ...

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    WILMINGTON, Del. -- A number of road closures will be in effect tomorrow to accommodate proceedings for the funeral of Cpl. Stephen Ballard, a Delaware State Trooper who was fatally shot last week. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. and will be preceded by a public viewing from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The northbound lanes of Interstate 95 between the Christiana Mall (Exit 4A) and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard  (Exit 6) will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. and will be ...

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  • Milford Marine Center Needs Your Help Finding Thief

    Milford Marine Center Needs Your Help Finding Thief

    Thursday, May 4 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-05-04 22:03:38 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-05-05 03:10:02 GMT

    The Taylor Marine Center in Milford is looking to a catch a criminal before its too late.

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    The Taylor Marine Center in Milford is looking to a catch a criminal before its too late.

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  • Section of U.S. 113 Closing Tonight in Milford for Two Weeks

    Section of U.S. 113 Closing Tonight in Milford for Two Weeks

    Thursday, May 4 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-05-04 21:50:46 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-05-05 03:08:50 GMT

     At 10 p.m. Thursday night, parts of U.S. 113 will be completely closed for two weeks.

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     At 10 p.m. Thursday night, parts of U.S. 113 will be completely closed for two weeks.

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  • Delaware House Delays Vote on Death Penalty

    Delaware House Delays Vote on Death Penalty

    Thursday, May 4 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-05-04 18:28:30 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-05-04 19:02:51 GMT
    (Photo: MGN)(Photo: MGN)

    House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf has postponed the Legislature's vote on a bill reinstating Delaware's death penalty because of a scheduling issue.

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    House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf has postponed the Legislature's vote on a bill reinstating Delaware's death penalty because of a scheduling issue.

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  • DSP Searching for Rehoboth Man Wanted on Rape Charges

    DSP Searching for Rehoboth Man Wanted on Rape Charges

    Thursday, May 4 2017 1:02 PM EDT2017-05-04 17:02:59 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 1:34 PM EDT2017-05-04 17:34:39 GMT

    Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in locating a rape suspect in Sussex County.

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    Delaware State Police are asking the public's help in locating a suspect wanted on rape charges.

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  • UPDATE: Police Identify Man Found Shot to Death Inside Dover Apartment

    UPDATE: Police Identify Man Found Shot to Death Inside Dover Apartment

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 7:51 AM EDT2017-05-03 11:51:54 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 12:05 PM EDT2017-05-04 16:05:08 GMT

    Delaware State Police Homicide Unit detectives are investigating the early Wednesday morning shooting death of a 44-year-old man in Dover.

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    Delaware State Police Homicide Unit detectives are investigating the early Wednesday morning shooting death of a 44-year-old man in Dover.

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  • Fire Ruins Home in Dover

    Fire Ruins Home in Dover

    Thursday, May 4 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-05-04 15:50:32 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-05-04 15:50:32 GMT

    A home in Dover, Delaware went up in flames Thursday morning. 

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    A home in Dover, Delaware went up in flames Thursday morning. 

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  • DART Offers Weekend Beach Bus Service Starting May 6

    DART Offers Weekend Beach Bus Service Starting May 6

    Thursday, May 4 2017 9:32 AM EDT2017-05-04 13:32:49 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 9:32 AM EDT2017-05-04 13:32:49 GMT

    DART is starting its beach bus service early this season. Starting this Saturday, May 6, weekend bus service will be available in the areas of Lewes, along the DE Route 1 corridor, Rehoboth Boardwalk, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, to Ocean City, Maryland.

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    DART is starting its beach bus service early this season. Starting this Saturday, May 6, weekend bus service will be available in the areas of Lewes, along the DE Route 1 corridor, Rehoboth Boardwalk, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, to Ocean City, Maryland.

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  • Delaware Governor Joins in Urging Trump to Stay in Paris Climate Accord

    Delaware Governor Joins in Urging Trump to Stay in Paris Climate Accord

    Thursday, May 4 2017 8:32 AM EDT2017-05-04 12:32:30 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 9:23 AM EDT2017-05-04 13:23:38 GMT
    Delaware Gov. John Carney (Photo: WBOC)Delaware Gov. John Carney (Photo: WBOC)

    Delaware Gov. John Carney has joined 11 other governors in writing a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to keep the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement to reduce carbon pollution and combat climate change.

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    Delaware Gov. John Carney has joined 11 other governors in writing a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to keep the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement to reduce carbon pollution and combat climate change.

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  • Delaware City Refinery Appeals $150,000 State Fine

    Delaware City Refinery Appeals $150,000 State Fine

    Thursday, May 4 2017 8:17 AM EDT2017-05-04 12:17:13 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 8:17 AM EDT2017-05-04 12:17:13 GMT

    The Delaware City Refining Company says it will appeal a $150,000 fine issued over a state order limiting where the company may ship crude oil.     

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    The Delaware City Refining Company says it will appeal a $150,000 fine issued over a state order limiting where the company may ship crude oil.     

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  • Update: Delaware House Votes on Reinstatement of Death Penalty

    Update: Delaware House Votes on Reinstatement of Death Penalty

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 7:35 PM EDT2017-05-03 23:35:19 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 8:16 AM EDT2017-05-04 12:16:11 GMT

    DOVER, Del. (AP) - A bill to reinstate Delaware's death penalty, which the state Supreme Court declared unconstitutional last year, is headed to the House floor following a Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday.

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    The state House is poised to vote on a bill reinstating Delaware's death penalty, which the state Supreme Court declared unconstitutional last year.

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  • 45th Annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service

    45th Annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-05-03 20:43:43 GMT
    Wednesday, May 3 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-05-04 03:44:14 GMT

    DOVER, Del. - The Delaware Fraternal Order of Police held its 45th annual Delaware Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service outside Legislative Hall in Dover on Wednesday. The event pays tribute to officers from every agency of Delaware Law Enforcement, and includes a roll call of every active police officer who died during the past year. This year, two names on the roll call were men killed in the line of duty: Correctional Officer Lt. Steven Floyd and Delaware State Police ...

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    DOVER, Del. - The Delaware Fraternal Order of Police held its 45th annual Delaware Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service outside Legislative Hall in Dover on Wednesday. The event pays tribute to officers from every agency of Delaware Law Enforcement, and includes a roll call of every active police officer who died during the past year. This year, two names on the roll call were men killed in the line of duty: Correctional Officer Lt. Steven Floyd and Delaware State Police ...

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  • App in Some Delaware Schools Helps Parents, Students Track Buses

    App in Some Delaware Schools Helps Parents, Students Track Buses

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-05-03 23:29:33 GMT
    Wednesday, May 3 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-05-04 03:43:06 GMT

    Waiting for the school bus isn't always easy for students on their way to school, especially when there's bad weather or a bus is running late. But technology is giving students and parents some piece of mind in the Red Clay Consolidated School District in New Castle County. The district has been using an app called "WheresTheBus," which allows smartphone users to track the location of school buses using GPS. Red Clay Transportation Director Kelly Shahan said there's a num...

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    Waiting for the school bus isn't always easy for students on their way to school, especially when there's bad weather or a bus is running late. But technology is giving students and parents some piece of mind in the Red Clay Consolidated School District in New Castle County. The district has been using an app called "WheresTheBus," which allows smartphone users to track the location of school buses using GPS. Red Clay Transportation Director Kelly Shahan said there's a num...

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  • Wreath Laying Honors Fallen Police Officers in Delaware

    Wreath Laying Honors Fallen Police Officers in Delaware

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-05-03 18:01:40 GMT
    Wednesday, May 3 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-05-04 03:40:27 GMT

    A state trooper who was shot and killed last week was honored Wednesday at an annual wreath-laying ceremony for Delaware State Police officers who have died in the line of duty.

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    A state trooper who was shot and killed last week was honored Wednesday at an annual wreath-laying ceremony for Delaware State Police officers who have died in the line of duty.

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

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:30 AM EDT2017-05-23 14:30:07 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:50:47 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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