News
ODESSA — A three-story home built around the 1850’s was destroyed by fire on Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The blaze in the 300 block of High Street was reported shortly before …
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV, a former Delaware governor and congressman who sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1988, has died. He was 86. Du Pont, a …
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former Delaware governor, GOP presidential candidate Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV has died.
Coronavirus
DOVER — Seven additional deaths connected to COVID-19 were reported in the Delaware Division of Public Health daily update Saturday, raising the state’s total number to 1,636 since March …
DOVER — As Delaware businesses will expand to full capacity in less than two weeks, the Division of Public Health’s enforcement team will still be checking to ensure the remaining …
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Kent
DOVER - Republican legislators on Friday introduced five measures they say are designed to improve Delaware’s voting system for all . In a statement, GOP supporters detailed what they …
Sussex
GEORGETOWN — A nonprofit group advocating for survivors of domestic violence has planned a public protest event Tuesday on The Circle in Georgetown. The Domestic Violence Ambassadors’ …
Dorchester
ADELPHI — The University System of Maryland Board of Regents voted unanimously May 5 to increase tuition and dormitory fees for the 2021-22 academic year, following a freeze on tuition and fees …
New Castle
WILMINGTON — Every year, NAMI Delaware brings together hundreds of people to raise mental health awareness and funds through NAMIWalks Delaware. This year due to COVID-19, NAMI will continue …
Wicomico
Weston Young, Wicomico County’s former Deputy Chief of Administration and Public Works Director, has been named the incoming Chief Administrative Officer for Worcester County. The Worcester …
Somerset
PIKESVILLE — The Maryland Department of State Police and the Maryland Department of Labor are warning the public of an increase in unemployment insurance related fraud cases and other scams …
Sports
St. Georges Joseph McDermott dives back to second base as Dover’s Hunter Chambers reaches for the ball on a pick off attempt in the first inning at Dover.

Local roundup: Senators’ comeback falls short

St. Georges scored four runs in the first inning before holding off Dover High, 5-4, in a non-conference baseball matchup on Saturday …
Delaware QB Nolan Henderson was able to return to return to Saturday’s game despite suffering a painful knee injury.

UD falls to S.D. State in semifinals 33-3: Even Henderson’s heroics not enough to lift Hens

Two things were clear on Saturday afternoon. Nolan Henderson is a pretty tough football player and South Dakota State is a pretty …
Caesar Rodney’s Gabrielle Davis and Caravel’s Caitlin St. Leger go for a head shot in the second quarter at CR on Friday.

Local roundup: Caravel blanks Riders in girls’ soccer

Caravel tallied four first-half goals before blanking Caesar Rodney High, 4-0, in a non-conference girls’ soccer matchup on …
The Hens’ defensive players rally around linebacker Johnny Buchanan during Friday’s walk-through in South Dakota.

Local college notebook: Hens get chance at FCS finals

NEWARK — There were so many times when this Delaware football season could have gotten off track. First, COVID-19 pushed the …
Sussex Tech’s center fielder Laniya Lewis chases down a pop fly against Smyrna in the fourth inning at Tech on Thursday.

Local roundup: Sterling homer lifts Ravens past Eagles in seventh

Megan Sterling’s two-out, three-run homerun in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Sussex Tech a dramatic 5-4 walk-off softball …
Delaware
ATLANTIC OCEAN — A 2009 Smyrna High School graduate and native of Clayton is serving aboard USS Iwo Jima, a U.S. Navy Wasp-class amphibious assault ship. Staff Sgt. Jason Keskemety joined …
DELMAR — Temporary road closures are planned Monday as the funeral of Delmar Police Department Cpl. Keith Heacook proceeds.
GEORGETOWN — The momentous proclamation commemorating abolition of slavery in America more than 150 years ago will be celebrated June 19 in the heart of Sussex County.
Maryland
WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — Three people are dead, including a suspect, and others are injured and unaccounted for after a shooting and fire in Maryland, according to authorities. Baltimore County …
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will posthumously pardon 34 victims of racial lynching in the state who were denied legal due process in the allegations against them between 1854 …
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man is being hailed as a hero for leaping off a bridge into a bay to save a 2-year-old girl who had been ejected from a wrecked vehicle into the waters …
Neighbors
DOVER — Motherhood and music. Family and faith. Resilience and hard work. When Evelyn Shulties Voshell reflects on her 101 years as a resident of Kent County, those are her focal points. A …
BEAR — The National Association for Black Veterans has added its flag to those flown at the Veterans Cemetery in Bear. Nolan Lewis, U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Delaware Commission …
DOVER — The First State Webfooters will celebrate 40 years with a 5K/10K walking event this month. The event will be held at the Kent County Recreation Center, 1683 New Burton Road, Dover …
Nation
Last Mother’s Day, they celebrated with bacon and eggs over FaceTime. This time, Jean Codianni of Los Angeles flew to New Jersey to surprise her 74-year-old mother, now that both have been …
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — There was no shortage of tips about who killed Pamela Pitts, a rowdy but compassionate 19-year-old whose body was found burned beyond recognition in a pile of trash in …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Global Citizen fundraising concert advocating the importance of vaccine equity has pulled in $302 million, exceeding the goal for the organization’s campaign. Global …
MIAMI (AP) — A shooting at an upscale South Florida shopping mall that began as a fight between two groups of people left three persons injured Saturday afternoon and sent mall patrons fleeing, …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A string of lights that lobbed across the night sky in parts of the U.S. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday had some people wondering if a fleet of UFOs was coming, but it had …
World
BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Sunday commemorated the 100th birthday of Sophie Scholl, a young woman who became an icon for her role in the anti-fascist ‘White Rose’ resistance group. Scholl and …
JERUSALEM (AP) — When Samira Dajani's family moved into their first real home in 1956 after years as refugees, her father planted trees in the garden, naming them for each of his six …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll in a horrific bombing at a girls’ school in the Afghan capital has soared to 50, many of them pupils between 11 and 15 years old, the Interior Ministry …
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy announced Sunday it seized an arms shipment of thousands of assault weapons, machines guns and sniper rifles hidden aboard a ship in the Arabian …
Business
WILMINGTON — Anne Harper, executive director of Delaware Nature Society, will retire at the end of June. After a total of four years of service in two different roles, Ms. Harper will be …
GEORGETOWN — Change is coming to Georgetown’s northbound U.S. 113 corridor. Auto Pros, an automotive sales-service business operated by the Scherl family since June 2013, will be closing its doors this summer, paving the way for a nonautomotive business facilitated through Silicato Development.
DOVER — Employers throughout the First State are staffing up in preparation for the loosening of COVID-19 guidelines on May 21, and anticipated demand over the summer months. To support …
GEORGETOWN — Although a March 17 public hearing by Sussex County’s Industrial Revenue Bond Committee — scheduled to address a bond-issuance request by Bioenergy Development Group DE LLC — was posted March 10, no one offered their comments.
Things to Do
From left, Terri Thompson (Isobel Lomax), Chris Baughan (Stephen Biddle) and Patrice Owens Hartung (Dolly Biddle)...

Best Bets: Kent County Theatre Guild cooks up with comedy with 'The Kitchen Witches'

Start with a heaping handful of Martha Stewart, then add a whole lot of family turmoil and a dash of Jerry Springer, and you have the …
FerrySunset-MCleryThe Cape May - Lewes Ferry passes the Breakwater Lighthouse at the Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. Delaware State News/Marc Clery

Maritime archeology topic of Second Friday of Milford

MILFORD — The Second Friday of Milford program for Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m. will be about maritime archaeology in the area.Stephanie …
Bryce, 8, studies the steamed crabs sold by Anthony Ross of Ross Crabs at the Riverwalk Farmers Market.

May days in Milford

The Riverwalk Farmers Market kicked off its season May 1. Downtown Milford Inc. President Peggy Reilly said she was excited about …
Delaware country music star Jimmie Allen will perform Monday night to raise money for the family of the late Delmar police office Keith Heacook.

Country's Allen to perform fundraising show for Heacook's family

DEWEY BEACH — Add country music star Jimmie Allen to the list of those seeking to help the family of the late Delmar Police Cpl. …

Walter L. Fox Post 2 to host Fourth of July Parade

DOVER — The American Legion, Walter L. Fox Post 2 will hold its annual Fourth of July Parade on Sunday, July 4 Participants …