News
DOVER — Delaware Auditor Kathy McGuiness on Monday called on Express Scripts Inc. to pay back the $24.5 million she says it overcharged the state of Delaware for its state employees’ …
MILFORD — A 19-year-old Harrington man died from injuries suffered in a crash on Milford-Harrington Highway on Saturday night, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said.
WILMINGTON — More than 120 criminal charges against 14 defendants resulted from a monthslong investigation into six murders and several shootings in the Wilmington area, authorities announced Monday.
Coronavirus
DOVER — One person has died due to COVID-19, according to data reported by the Delaware Division of Public Health. That brings the state’s total number of COVID-related deaths to …
DOVER — As the Delaware Division of Public Health has reported nearly 1 million vaccines administered, 29 new COVID-19 cases were announced Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 109,528 …
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Kent
DOVER — City police are investigating three shootings, including one that left a 23-year-old man with a single gunshot wound to the back early Sunday.
Sussex
NEWARK — The COVID-19 pandemic crippled the U.S. economy and drove record unemployment numbers. It also turned into the worst crisis to hit families in decades as kids had their educations …
Dorchester
NEAR TAYLORS ISLAND — The crew of Maryland State Police (MSP) Aviation Command Trooper 6 performed an aerial rescue of a patient from a cargo ship in the Chesapeake Bay on June 18.Shortly …
New Castle
DOVER — After the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classified the delta COVID-19 variant as a “Variant of Concern,” the Delaware Division of Public Health identified …
Wicomico
Mardela High School's Class of 2021 held its commencement exercises Saturday, June 12, at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. 
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
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 …
Dover High School football players Qualeak Bumbrey, left, and Teyvion McCoy were the two Senators chosen to play for the Gold team. They posed for a quick photo during a break in practice on Sunday at Caesar Rodney High School in Camden.

Blue-Gold on tap Friday night: Senator pair ready for all-star action

CAMDEN — Teyvion McCoy was always aware there would be people who would consider him undersized to play football. But the recent …
Delaware
GEORGETOWN — A communitywide cleanup Saturday will go well beyond trash talk. Besides the freshening-up throughout Georgetown, the eight-hour event will be littered with food, fun, entertainment and mobile COVID-19 vaccinations.
DOVER —As part of the Dover Performing Arts Series, Col. Allen McLane will be speaking about his life in Delaware and his remembrances about his time in Dover, on The Green and in the State …
MILFORD — Shoo La La Le Beautiful Feet Boutique, and its owner Yalisha Nocks, are hitting the ground running. Described as an “all-about-feet” concept, a variety of sneakers, …
Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The editor of the Capital Gazette, which won a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage and courage in the face of a massacre in its newsroom, is leaving the Maryland …
BALTIMORE (AP) — One person was killed and five others were wounded Wednesday in a shooting in Baltimore, the city's police commissioner said. Commissioner Michael Harrison said that the …
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Black 19-year-old said he prayed for protection as he was repeatedly kneed by a police officer on a Maryland beach town's boardwalk during a videotaped confrontation that …
Neighbors
ANNAPOLIS — As boat building becomes a dying art, I was recently thinking about my ancestors, all of whom worked in some way with forestry, fisheries, or both. My mother’s father worked …
DOVER — For many families, nothing is more important than passing on traditions and values from one generation to the next — whether that be learning your family’s trade, memorizing …
GEORGETOWN — It all begins this Monday morning — the modern era in CHEER’s mission to deliver nutrition to Sussex County seniors. With three years of planning, fundraising and …
Nation
NEW DELHI — Every adult in India is now eligible for a free vaccine paid for by the federal government. The changed role for the federal government starting Monday ends a complex system of …
HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of baby squid from Hawaii are in space for study. The baby Hawaiian bobtail squid were raised at the University of Hawaii's Kewalo Marine Laboratory and were blasted into …
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified the man accused of plowing his pickup truck into a group of bicyclists taking part in a weekend race in an Arizona mountain town, critically injuring …
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian markets skidded on Monday, with Japan's Nikkei 225 index down 3.4%, after a sell-off Friday on Wall Street gave the S&P 500 its worst weekly loss since February. Investors …
CHICAGO (AP) — A radar-confirmed tornado swept through communities in heavily populated suburban Chicago, damaging more than 100 homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing multiple …
World
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dismissed prospects for early resumption of diplomacy with the United States, saying Tuesday the U.S. expectations …
COPENHAGEN (AP) — After scoring a goal to help Denmark advance at the European Championship, Joakim Maehle walked straight to a TV camera and formed a “10” with his fingers. That was for …
BERLIN (AP) — Thunderstorms brought a much-needed cooldown to parts of Western Europe over the weekend as the continent sweltered under its first summer heatwave. Forecasters predicted further …
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban fighters took control of a key district in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province Monday and encircled the provincial capital, police said, as the insurgent group …
Business
WILMINGTON — United Way of Delaware announced Monday Julia Ashworth of JPMorgan Chase and Vince Stutts of DuPont were each elected to a three-year term on the board of directors, while Doug …
WILMINGTON — The Delaware Black Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Interise, a national not-for-profit with small business programs, to offer EnrichDelaware. Using Interise’s …
The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce (CDCC) is thrilled to announce that, after a hiatus of over a year due to the pandemic, Kent County Open for Business is coming back! This FREE business …
DOVER — Delaware’s unemployment rate has declined precipitously from the record-setting mark of one year ago, but it remains slightly worse than the nation as a whole and a few points …
Things to Do

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 …
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 …

St. Peter’s 55th annual Art Show slated for July 3

LEWES — St. Peter’s 55th Annual Art Show will take place on July 3. The show will 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Second and Market …

Burgers and Brew fundraiser to be held July 6

CAMDEN — Hosted by the Camden-Wyoming Moose Lodge 203 Valued Veterans Activity Group wiil host “Burgers and Brew” on …
June Jam co-founder and president Bob Hartley with his dog Cookie stands in front of the main stage at G & R Campground near Houston on Thursday.

Best Bets: June Jam on search to answer musical question

In a year when most music festivals took 2020 off due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show went on for June Jam, albeit a little …