News
Former Dover Police Chief Marvin Mailey was appointed the new Delaware Department of Correction deputy commissioner on Monday. Effective immediately, Mr. Mailey is the second-in-command at the …
By Tim Mastro Delaware State News DOVER — All three of Delaware’s counties have reached “substantial” rates of COVID-19 transmission, according to data from the U.S. …
NEWARK — East Main Street will be closed from 3-10 p.m. Tuesday for National Night Out.
Coronavirus
The Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to dominate the positive variant strains of the virus in Delaware, with 24 new cases detected this past week and an overall total of 55 cases in the …
HARRINGTON — Along with the wild rides and savory snacks, fairgoers can get a free COVID-19 vaccine at the Delaware State Fair, hosted by the Division of Public Health. From 2 to 8 p.m. in …
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Kent
The Delaware Justice of the Peace Court has a new court administrator.
Sussex
MILFORD — A 23-year-old Felton man was arrested on criminal and traffic charges after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident Sunday, Delaware State Police said.
Dorchester
CAMBRIDGE — Dr. Sara Coulbourn and her staff at Dorchester Family Medicine were praised Friday for their extraordinary efforts and success in vaccinating patients against COVID-19. Executive …
New Castle
HARRINGTON — At the Delaware State Fair, Gov. John Carney and Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary Shawn M. Garvin honored three Delaware students as DNREC’s Young Environmentalists of the Year for their work to protect, restore or enhance our state’s natural resources.
Wicomico
The Sassafras River, mid-May. Tulip poplars and black locusts in full and fragrant blossom. Local watermen offloading tons of catfish as hungry ospreys, eagles and herons soar close. The little …
Somerset
PRINCESS ANNE — In a recent election outgoing President the Rev. Charles Bagley nominated and members elected Dr. Kirkland J. Hall Sr. to serve as the new leader of the Somerset County Branch …
Sports
Hellabalou captured the $375,000 final of the 55th edition of the Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids on Saturday at The Meadows.

Hellabalou pulls off big win at The Meadows

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Hellabalou used a pocket trip to pull off an 81-1 upset in a Meadowlands Pace elimination earlier this …
Elijah Sessoms of Dover (88) has verbally committed to the University of Delaware.

Local Roundup: Watson earns 4th straight win at Delaware International Speedway

The hot streak continued for Jordan Watson in the Delaware Dirt Modified division as he picked up his fourth consecutive victory of …
If you plan to play fall sports you'll need a physical before conditioning starts this month.

Sports physicals for Somerset County students offered for no out-of-pocket cost by Chesapeake Health Care

PRINCESS ANNE — Chesapeake Health Care is offering sports physicals for Somerset County students at its Princess Anne center for …
James Suhrbier of Camden-Wyoming connects for a single against Canal Saturday..

Local roundup: Canal tops C-W for Major state crown

Canal blanked Camden-Wyoming, 4-0, on Saturday evening to wrap up the state championship in Major League baseball. The District II …
Dante Jones is set for his first season as Early College coach.

Jones has big dreams for ECHS

DOVER — People, said Dante Jones, don’t always like change. They’d rather stick with things they already know …
Delaware
DOVER — A 29-year-old Dover man was arrested on firearms charges Sunday after he was seen in a vehicle at Schutte Park on Electric Avenue after hours, Dover police said.
DOVER — A 23-year-old Dover man was arrested on gun charges following a foot pursuit Saturday, authorities said.
GEORGETOWN — Town officials have formed a committee to address rental housing inspections and concerns in the vein of public health and fairness.
Maryland
BALTIMORE (AP) — The family of a Maryland woman who unwittingly spurred a research bonanza when her cancer cells were taken without her knowledge in 1951 has hired a prominent civil rights lawyer …
BALTIMORE (AP) — Investigators in Maryland's Baltimore County have arrested and charged a 33-year-old woman in connection to the deaths of her young niece and nephew who were found dead in a car …
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged in federal court with sending emails that threatened to harm and kill Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis …
Neighbors
DEWEY BEACH — Joe Rothstein’s career began with the idea of giving people good information. He always wanted to be a journalist, seeing the profession as a noble one and describing it …
Tuesday, July 29, 1997 -- Weather forecasters said today would be the final day of a heat wave that has extended through much of July. In Salisbury, temperatures have exceeded 90 degrees on each …
SALISBURY — The fight against cancer hasn’t stopped despite COVID-19 and 1 in 3 Americans will get cancer in their lifetime. The American Cancer Society continues to fund research, …
Nation
SYDNEY — Australia's Qantas Group says it expects Sydney’s COVID-19 lockdown to last for at least another two months and it will furlough 2,500 staff due to an associated downturn in domestic …
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was never seeking the attention that inevitably came with becoming the first openly transgender woman to compete in the Olympics. The 43-year-old was the focus of …
One thing seems clear by glancing at social media surrounding San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane. He has some issues, and his wife says betting on his own team is one of them. Anna Kane said …
US hits 70% vaccination rate -- a month late, amid a surge The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70% of American adults -- a …
Fauci: More 'pain and suffering' ahead as COVID cases rise Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that more “pain and suffering” is on the horizon as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead …
World
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarusian activist who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarusians fleeing persecution was found dead in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, local police said Tuesday. Vitaly …
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities announced Tuesday mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan as an unusually wide series of COVID-19 outbreaks reached the city where the disease was first detected in …
BEIRUT (AP) — After the massive explosion at Beirut’s port a year ago, only a small part of Ibrahim Hoteit’s younger brother was identified: his scalp. Hoteit buried his brother — a large …
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Irman Pahlepi is back at work in Jakarta's Dr. Suyoto public hospital, immediately resuming his duties treating COVID-19 patients after recovering from an infection …
Business
DOVER — Bob’s Discount Furniture opened its doors at the North Dover Center at 1061 Dupont Highway — the site of the former Toys R Us store — in the beginning of July.
PRINCESS ANNE — In anticipation of Jamaican Independence Day, the Washington Inn & Tavern, located in the Main Street Princess Anne District, forged a unique partnership with University of …
MILLSBORO — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control recently served Mountaire Farms of Delaware Inc. a notice of violation after an excavation contractor damaged piping, enabling treated effluent to make its way into Swan Creek.
WILMINGTON — The General Assembly has approved allocating an additional $10 million to its lab grant program, designed to spur private sector-led projects that will boost science and tech companies who choose Delaware with increased capacity for lab space.
Things to Do
The Fig Tree Band will return to play at this week’s First Friday festivities in downtown Dover. They last performed at Dover at the Schwartz Center last November.

August First Friday set to bring the fun to Dover

DOVER — The Fig Tree Band, a four-piece ensemble of students from Delaware State University, the University of Delaware and Maryland …

Zach Williams' Delaware State Fair concert canceled

HARRINGTON —  Zach Williams's Delaware State Fair concert has been canceled after the performer contracted COVID-19 and must …
The Wyoming Peach Festival Band marches down Camden-Wyoming Avenue in 2019.

Best Bets: Plenty ahead for Delaware festival fans

Now that the Delaware State Fair is winding down, with its final days today and Saturday in Harrington, it’s time to turn to the …
Smokey Joe, a miniature steam train, provides rides for kids of all ages.

Threshermen to hold Maryland show Aug. 6-8

DENTON, Md. — The Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Association will be holding its 61st annual Wheat Threshing, Steam …
Logan Ruff, 3, left, eats crackers while Aden Ruff, 1, bites into a pig tail aka fried bacon with batter from food vendor Oink.

Octopus taco, gator bites among Delaware State Fair food finds

HARRINGTON — Corn dogs, funnel cakes, French fries and lemonade are some of the most popular and common fair foods. But the Delaware …