News
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 - 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 …
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 …
Coronavirus
WILMINGTON — Delaware has continued to take its full allotment of COVID-19 vaccines each week from the federal government, but if demand drops further, the state might ask for less supply.
DOVER — The Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund’s Community Needs Grants program at the Delaware Community Foundation announced Thursday that it has awarded $210,000 to 21 nonprofit organizations providing services to communities statewide.
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Kent
DOVER — As excitement continues to build for the 21 new doctors who will arrive this July as part of the Internal Medicine Residency and Family Medicine Residency programs at Bayhealth, the …
Sussex
LEWES — The Lewes Lions Club has donated $2,500 to thank Beebe’s nurses for the care they have provided and all they are doing to support the community, especially during the COVID-19 …
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
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Agriculture received an additional round of funding to enhance the competitiveness of Delaware-grown specialty crops through USDA’s Pandemic Assis-tance …
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
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 …

Dover finds new football coach right down the road at Wesley

DOVER — The first time the Dover High football job was open, Chip Knapp was still very much the Wesley College head …
With 28 goals and seven assists this spring, Desiree Zapata has already broken Smyrna's school record for goals in a season.

Athlete of the Week: Desiree Zapata, Smyrna girls' soccer

Smyrna High soccer player Desiree Zapata was voted this week’s State News Athlete of the Week. The freshman scored five of the …
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 …
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 …
The Salisbury Police Department has been awarded national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The city’s recognition in the Tier 1 CALEA Law …
Neighbors
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 …
LEWES — The Sussex County Genealogical Society will hold its general meeting next Saturday, electing officers for the 2021-2022 year. The meeting will be held via Zoom on Saturday, May 15, …
Nation
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lloyd Price, an early rock ’n roll star and enduring maverick whose hits included such up-tempo favorites as “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Personality” and the …
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tawny Kitaen, the sultry red-haired actress who appeared in rock music videos during they heyday of MTV and starred opposite Tom Hanks in the 1984 comedy “Bachelor …
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — About a year into mask mandates, nasal swabs and remote classes, the atmosphere turned tense at the University of Vermont as the school cracked down on rules for social …
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — States asked the federal government this week to withhold staggering amounts of COVID-19 vaccine amid plummeting demand for the shots, contributing to a growing U.S. stockpile …
May 1 - 7, 2021 From a man running to escape heat emitting from the multiple funeral pyres of COVID-19 victims at a crematorium in India, to visitors admiring the newly reopened Sistine Chapel in …
World
JERUSALEM (AP) — A night of heavy clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and elsewhere in Jerusalem, where tensions have soared in recent weeks, left more …
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A new Zulu king in South Africa was named amid scenes of chaos Friday night as other members of the royal family questioned Prince Misuzulu Zulu's claim to the title …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb exploded near a girl's school in a majority Shiite district of west Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 30 people, many them young pupils between 11 and 15 years …
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — India's surge in coronavirus cases is having a dangerous effect on neighboring Bangladesh. Health experts warn of imminent vaccine shortages just as the country should be …
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.
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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 …