News
DOVER — The Delaware House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday containing the operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. The budget bill now goes to the Senate, which …
DOVER — A 31-year-old Smyrna man was arrested on felony drug charges following a Tuesday afternoon traffic stop, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Barry …
ELLENDALE — A 60-year-old Ellendale man was arrested on a first-degree reckless endangering charge Wednesday during a search warrant execution, police said. Paul Hanzer was taken into …
Coronavirus
DOVER — Delaware’s daily average of new positive COVID-19 cases is continuing its steady decline, reaching numbers not seen since the first few days of the pandemic.
WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney said he is remaining optimistic Delaware can reach 70% of its population vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 4, but it’s going to come down to the …
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Kent
WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney issued a statement Wednesday on the Senate’s confirmation of six people to various positions in Delaware government.
Sussex
NEW CASTLE — The Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has received a $60,000 grant from Petco Love, formerly known as the Petco Foundation, to support its work for animals across Delaware and in Chester and Delaware counties of Pennsylvania.
Dorchester
ANNAPOLIS — Each year, researchers from the Chesapeake Bay Program, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), University of Michigan, United States Geological Survey …
New Castle
DOVER — Legislation approved Tuesday by the Delaware General Assembly would expand access to affordable higher education and add transparency to the state’s criminal justice system.
Wicomico
SALISBURY — TidalHealth is reaching out to every patient impacted by a data breach by a third party administrative services company it utilizes. Texas-based CaptureRX recently suffered a …
Somerset
Amid signs of a significant but uneven rebound in Maryland’s oyster population, the state Department of Natural Resources is planning this fall to ease some harvest limits it had imposed two …
Sports
Laurel High's Couri Smith went 3-for-3 in Delaware South's 13-0 Carpenter Cup win on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

Local roundup: Delaware South wins opener before rain takes over

The Delaware South softball squad got off to a fast start in the Carpenter Cup tournament before rain brought the day to a …
Senior outfielder Kandice Schlabach is the first Delmarva Christian softball player to be named first-team All-State after hitting 16 homeruns this spring.

Royals’ Schlabach turns on the power as a senior

GEORGETOWN — Kandice Schlabach had hits home runs before. But there was something about this one that caught the attention of the …

Roundup: UNC player takes lead in Delaware Amateur

Douglass Ergood, a 21-year-old who plays for the University of North Carolina, fired a five-under par 66 to take a two-shot lead after …
Dover High fullback Qualeak Bumbrey, right, raises his arm after scoring the first touchdown of the game for the Gold on Friday night. At left is Smyrna’s Jermain Earl.

Gold defeats Blue 21-13: Extends win streak to 4 in all-star football game

NEWARK — When Qualeak Bumbrey reached the line of scrimmage, he was immediately met by a swarm of defenders. Just when it …
From the left, Sa’Mara Spriggs, Alexus Spriggs, Makayla Dockins and Luci Thomas celebrated their Region 1A East championship on June 14.

Cambridge-South Dorchester track and field ends season with wins

LANDOVER — Cambridge-South Dorchester High School’s John Condon is a Region 1A State Champion, after posting a time of 10:06.42 in …
Delaware
MILFORD - Second Street Players will stage its first show at full capacity in more than a year with its summer production of "Clue: On Stage", written by Sandy Rustin and based on the screenplay by …
DOVER — A 26-year-old man was shot once in the leg early Wednesday as a recent surge of gun violence continued in the capital city.
DOVER — A 31-year-old Dover man was arrested in connection with a shooting at the Capital Inn last weekend, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin Wednesday for the second part of a trial in the case of a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper in 2018. Jarrod Ramos pleaded …
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to threatening now-President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris before last year’s election. The U.S. …
After more than four years of planning and renovations – and delays during a pandemic – Salisbury officials opened the new Newton Community Center that will offer programs for children …
Neighbors
DOVER -- The Dover Lions Club installed their 2021-22 officers June 21. District Governor Tony Lee for performed the Installation Ceremony. The new president, Dr. Iriowen, is also the faculty …
DOVER — Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity has partnered with several community organizations for its fourth annual hearts 4 homes giving campaign.
Ham radio operators from various amateur radio clubs and entities across Delaware will be participating in a national amateur radio field day from 2 p.m. Saturday until 4:59 p.m. Sunday.
Nation
CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — The chief of the Border Patrol said Wednesday he was leaving his job after less than two years in a position that lies in the crosshairs of polarizing political …
Stocks are edging mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday, keeping the S&P 500 hovering just below the record high it set just over a week ago. The benchmark index was up 0.1% in the …
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Senate Republicans who investigated Michigan's 2020 presidential election for months concluded there was no widespread or systemic fraud and urged the state attorney …
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street's big investment banks are sending a message to their employees this summer: Get back into the office and bring your vaccination card. New York-based Morgan Stanley …
CAMP HILL, Ala. (AP) — Caring for abused and neglected girls is Candice Gulley’s life work, and that's what she was doing when she helped load vans from an Alabama children’s home for a trip to …
World
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An airstrike hit a busy market in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray village of Togoga on Tuesday, according to health workers who said soldiers blocked medical teams from traveling …
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles announced his resignation Wednesday, giving up his post amid sharp criticism of his tenure and two investigations into his …
MUNICH (AP) — Rainbow flags outnumbered German flags when soccer fans arrived for a European Championship game in Munich on Wednesday. Supporters were met at the exit of the Fröttmaning subway …
LONDON (AP) — A British police officer was convicted Wednesday of manslaughter in the death of Dalian Atkinson, a former professional soccer player who died after being Tasered and kicked in the …
Business
MILFORD — La Hacienda celebrated its new location with a recent ribbon-cutting. 
DAGSBORO — It’s exploratory, very preliminary and, at this point, just up for discussion. But if talk leads to action, Dagsboro could be in line for substantial residential development — and possible annexation.
WILMINGTON — Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore is hosting its second annual vendor and craft fair in conjunction with the 40th annual Easterseals/CAI Volleyball Challenge & Spiker Stroll.
BRIDGEVILLE — More than three decades ago, John and Carlene Swartzentruber were parents of two young children. Mr. Swartzentruber wanted to do something that would allow more family time. Growing chickens was the answer.
Things to Do

The Grand announces first set of indoor performances

WILMINGTON — After a closure of 467 days, The Grand Opera House in Wilmington announced their first set of live indoor …

Grants distributed to help the arts in central Delaware

DOVER — The CenDel Foundation has distributed $12,261 in grants to organizations fostering the arts in central Delaware. The Kent …
Beebe Helalthcare will offer COVID-19 vaccinations via the Sussex County Bookmobile on Saturday during a large communitywide cleanup event in Georgetown.

Big community event in Georgetown to include cleanup, vaccinations, entertainment

GEORGETOWN — A communitywide cleanup Saturday will go well beyond trash talk. Besides the freshening-up throughout Georgetown, …
Tom Welch as Allen McLane admires a portrait of George Washington.

Allen McLane interpreter to speak on Dover Green on June 24

DOVER —As part of the Dover Performing Arts Series, Col. Allen McLane will be speaking about his life in Delaware and his …
Delaware State Police helicopter flown by pilot Jim Wolfe and co-pilot Tom Robbins (pictured) responded to the area searching for a robbery suspect, unaware of the murders committed by Billy Bailey.  They spotted Bailey running through a field carrying what appeared to be a shotgun. Wolfe brought the helicopter down low enough for Robbins to jump out and chase Bailey on foot.     Robbins caught up to Bailey and tackled him, knocking the shotgun to the ground.  Bailey pulled out a pistol and shot at the trooper narrowly missing his face but the bullet ripped the microphone off of his helmet.  Photo taken in 1979 by Delaware State News photographer Gary Emeigh is now part of the display.

Delaware State Police Museum exhibit details 1979 murder case

DOVER — When visitors fully return to the Delaware State Police Museum — hopefully by the end of the month, officials say …