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GEORGETOWN, Del.- Voters in Delaware's 19th state Senate district will see a new Republican name on the ballot on Tuesday.
Following a court ruling, Republican Brian Pettyjohn will replace Eric Bodenweiser as the party's listing for the state Senate race. Bodenweiser, who defeated Sen. Joe Booth in the primary, withdrew from the race three weeks ago, just before he was arrested on accusations of sex crimes in the late 1980's.
Pettyjohn, a former mayor of Georgetown, initially mounted a write-in campaign until state Republicans sued to get his name on the ballot.
The Sussex County Department of Elections had to change the ballot on 48 machines for 17 locations and issue more than 1,000 new absentee ballots for the race, said Ken McDowell, director of elections.
"Fourteen people came Tuesday, during the hurricane, to help me get the absentee ballots out for the 19th district," said McDowell.
Democrat Jane Hovington is also on the ballot for the 19th district Senate race.
Hurricane Sandy posed its own concerns about polling locations.
"They were all dry. They all had electricity so we're very, very fortunate in Sussex County," said McDowell. "In fact, in the state of Delaware, every polling location will be exactly as it was. There was no replacement polling locations for Delaware."
Polls in Delaware are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
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DOVER, Del. - New homes are popping up across Delaware."Our builder members are saying that their traffic has increased at their sale sites. People are coming back. They're buying sooner," said HowardMore
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DOVER, Del. - The debate over guns continues in Delaware and people like Emory Lewis of Dover want legislators to do more to get guns off the streets. "It's too many loose guns running around the streets.More
The debate over guns continues in Delaware and people like Emory Lewis of Dover want legislators to do more to get guns off the streets.More
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WICOMICO COUNTY, Md.- Another Wicomico County community has private wells with contaminated ground water. Officials in the Wicomico County Health Department say 8 well in the Doe Run subdivision nearMore
Another Wicomico County community has private wells with contaminated ground water. Officials in the Wicomico County Health Department say 8 well in the Doe Run subdivision near Salisbury contain low levels of 1,2 dichloropropane. This contamination, according to officials, is not connected to the TCE that was found in the Morris Mill community.More
Thursday, May 23 2013 3:30 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:30:45 GMT
DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police have arrested two people after they were reported to be stealing wire from an irrigation system outside Dover. David A. Blawn, 42, of Felton, is charged with 10 countsMore
Delaware State Police have arrested two people after they were reported to be stealing wire from an irrigation system outside Dover.More
Thursday, May 23 2013 1:12 PM EDT2013-05-23 17:12:23 GMT
An off-duty state trooper is being treated for injuries he sustained when he apparently confronted vandalism suspects in a car in Caroline County.More
Maryland State Police say the condition of the off-duty trooper injured during a traffic-related incident in Caroline County Wednesday night has improved and no charges are being filed at this time in connection with the incident.More
A Sussex County teenager spent some of the last moments of her life locked in a hospital restroom, struggling to breathe, as hospital staff members searched for a key, according to court records. WBOC's Michael Lopardi reports.More