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DOVER — On Saturday, Delaware State Police publicly identified Natalio Victor Ramirez Ortiz, 48, of Dover, as the victim in a fatal single vehicle crash the day before. The crash occurred at …
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 …
GEORGETOWN — The town’s decision whether to recognize Juneteenth 2021 as a holiday, which included email polling of council members, triggered a Freedom of Information Act complaint …
Coronavirus
New Castle County is now a substantial transmission area for COVID-19. Sussex County is also a substantial transmission area and Kent County is moderate, according to Centers for Disease Control …
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 …
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Kent
DOVER — A 48-year-old Dover man died in a single-vehicle crash on Wyoming Road Friday afternoon. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Cpl. Amina Ali said the man was driving a 2020 Nissan …
Sussex
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.
Dorchester
ANNAPOLIS — In 2020, the preliminary figure of 62,169 acres of underwater grasses was mapped in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, achieving 48% of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s …
New Castle
DOVER — If you see something, say something — all under the cloak of anonymity and to benefit a community. Delaware Crime Stoppers has a new executive director — Michael Gallagher — but its mission remains the same: The nonprofit organization revolves around taking tips from the public, which may earn rewards for the source and boost police investigations.
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 — The Somerset County Board of License Commissioners is inclined to restore an emergency measure that will allow on-sale license holders to sell alcoholic beverages to-go as part …
Sports
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 …
C-W pitcher Steven Donigan sends a fastball to a Naamans batter in the first inning.

Local roundup: Camden-Wyoming captures Junior League state title

Camden-Wyoming posted an 8-2 victory over Naamans to win the state championship in Junior League baseball on Friday evening. The …
Rod Milstead

Local college notebook: DSU sees MEAC poll as progress

Jawain Granger was happy he and his teammates got to play football this past spring. But the Delaware State defensive back …
Camden-Wyoming manager Ken Powell talks to his players during their 5-1 win over M.O.T. in the Major League baseball District I championship game.

Local roundup: Canal tops Camden in state Majors

Canal edged Camden-Wyoming, 2-0, on Thursday night to advance to the finals in the Major League baseball state tournament. District …
Delaware
HARRINGTON — For Christy Gustafson Brown and her daughter, showing their miniature horses is a family affair. “I’ve never missed a fair and I’m 38,” Ms. Brown said …
MILLSBORO — A 47-year-old Millsboro man was arrested on multiple traffic, drug and weapons charges following a Friday pursuit, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Cpl. Amina Ali said.
MILFORD — Due to staff vacancies and the hiring challenges many municipalities and businesses are presently facing, residents here may be experiencing delays in service, a news release from the …
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
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, …
POCOMOKE CITY — On Saturday, Aug. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Delmarva Discovery Museum visitors are invited to watch wildlife artist Nash Clark work her magic with acrylic paints. Nash has a …
Nation
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With U.S. health officials recommending that children mask up in school this fall, parents and policy makers across the nation have been plunged anew into a debate over …
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic. That makes it all the more …
SEATTLE (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with record sales of firearms, has fueled a shortage of ammunition in the United States that’s impacting law enforcement agencies, people seeking …
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden wagered his campaign and now his presidency on the premise that government itself could still work, even at a time of fractious political division. When the Senate …
By the end of the U.S. head count last year, the Census Bureau had no data for almost a fifth of the nation's occupied college dorms, nursing homes and prisons, requiring the statistical agency to …
World
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Australia’s …
ISTANBUL (AP) — Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean resort of Bodrum due to the dangers …
BERLIN (AP) — China and India have missed a U.N. deadline to submit fresh plans for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in time for the global body to include their pledges in a report for …
TOKYO (AP) — Elaine Thompson-Herah broke Florence Griffith Joyner’s 33-year-old Olympic record in the women’s 100 meters, pointing at the scoreboard even before crossing the line in 10.61 …
Business
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.
SALISBURY — The Lower Shore American Job Center serving the tri-county area is now open at 31901 Tri-County Way, Suite 111, Salisbury, across U.S. 50 and west of Wor-Wic Community College …
PRINCESS ANNE – University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension, in partnership with Atlantic Tractor LLC, is hosting an Ag Showcase at the UMES Research and Education Farm on Stewart Neck Road …
DELMARVA — The Bridge, a Delmarva-based radio station serving Delaware, Maryland, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and South Jersey, has tapped Mandy Wallace to be community engagement specialist …
Things to Do

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 …

Rehoboth – Dewey Chamber  to hold movies, bonfires at the beach

DEWEY BEACH — The Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce will host weekly movies and bonfires. The movies and …