Lacrosse team bus incident on minds of Delaware State University graduates

DOVER — Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms extended her support for the Delaware State women’s lacrosse team during her commencement address at the university’s graduation …

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DOVER — Instead of being interviewed by big-time journalists, Sydney Anderson may be one herself someday. For now, however, she’s the Delaware State University sophomore who …

DOVER — As the culprit of runny noses and itchy eyes across the state, pollen season is in full effect for Delawareans. The fine, yellow powder responsible for the fertilization of plants …
DOVER — Last month’s stop of a bus carrying the Delaware State University women’s lacrosse squad in Georgia is headed toward federal scrutiny. Speaking to the media in a Zoom …
Local News
DOVER—Delaware State Police have arrested 25-year-old Da’Jour Deshields of Dover for attempted robbery and offensive touching stemming from an incident on Saturday. Authorities said …
NEWARK—Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Old Baltimore Pike on Saturday night. According to Delaware State Police, a 2019 Honda Ruckus moped, driven by a …
Coronavirus
GEORGETOWN — Sussex County’s CHEER is receiving more than a quarter-million federal dollars to support COVID-19 recovery.
DOVER — The clock said 3:42 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and the hallways of the hospital were empty when James Frisa passed away due to complications from the COVID-19 virus. His wife, …
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Chamber Connection: Vote for central Delaware distinction

Central Delaware is very familiar with excellence. Our cherished community of passionate professionals work tirelessly to make central Delaware the gem that it is, therefore, it is only fitting for …

Three aspiring journalists will be working in area newsrooms this summer through the Delaware Community Foundation’s Journalism Internship Program, in an effort to increase local coverage, deepen the pipeline of journalists of color and elevate stories of underserved communities.
DOVER — The Downtown Dover Partnership and members of Mosaic Development Partners held a small group meeting Tuesday to start creating visuals for a master plan for the Loockerman Street area.
NEWARK — Delmarva Power announced Wednesday it is now offering grants to municipalities, recreational authorities, and nonprofit organizations for projects that focus on environmental …
Sports
The Delaware Blue Hens men’s lacrosse team celebrates after upsetting No. 2 seeded Georgetown in Sunday’s NCAA Tournament game at Georgetown.

Delaware Blue Hens rally to stun No. 2 Hoyas in NCAA men's lacrosse tournament

WASHINGTON — Delaware’s men’s lacrosse program has made some noise in the NCAA Tournament before. It’s just been a …
Cape’s #6 Louise Rishko shoots a goal as Cape Henlopen hosted Sussex Academy in girls lacrosse on Friday.

Roundup: Downstate Delaware teams among top seeds in state tournament brackets

Cape Henlopen High and Sussex Academy took the top two seeds in the girls’ lacrosse bracket while Sussex Central is No. 3 in …
Sussex Tech’s Dakota Culley throws a pitch against Lake Forest in the first inning at Lake on Friday.

Local Roundup: Sussex Tech pulls out victory in eighth

Carson Mears’ two-run, two-out double in the top of the eighth inning lifted Sussex Tech to a 5-3 victory over St. Georges in a …
Lake Forest’s Ciera Young, left, wins in a photo finish against Dover’s Jamyla Davis, center and Sussex Central’s Tatiana Kelsic in the girls' 100-meter dash during the Henlopen Track & Field Finals at Lake Forest on Friday.

Local Roundup: Caesar Rodney girls, Smyrna boys take Henlopen titles

Caesar Rodney High won a close battle for the girls’ team title while Smyrna captured the boys’ championship as the …
Dover High senior Olivia Anyanwu has won a pair of DIAA tennis state singles titles in her career.

Dover tennis standout likes a challenge

DOVER — It took Olivia Anyanwu until her senior season until she finally lost her first match. But the Dover High tennis …
LEWES — The public is welcome to celebrate maritime history and its impact on the region at the annual Lewes Maritime Day at the Lightship Overfalls and in Canalfront Park on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
OCEAN VIEW — It’s back where the broiler industry was hatched by accident. Some 99 years ago, Ocean View resident Cecile Steele nurtured a mistaken delivery — 500 egg-laying chicks, not the 50 she ordered — into a meaty business that eventually blossomed into Sussex County’s billion-dollar broiler industry.
Kent County
DOVER - Allen Durham, 30, of Dover was arrested on weapons and burglary charges following an incident early Monday morning, authorities said.
BOWERS BEACH — The National Weather Service said widespread minor to moderate coastal flooding is expected through Sunday night as a nor’easter continued to pound Delaware this …
DOVER - Carl DeShields, 40, and Dyshaneeta McDougald, 35, were arrested during a search warrant on Thursday afternoon in the 100 Block of Spruance Road, authorities said.
New Castle County
MIDDLETOWN - An accidental residential fire in the Parkside neighborhood Friday caused $200,000 in damage, the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal said.
WILMINGTON - Nyashia Coryba, 59, of Middletown, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court to failure to account for and pay over federal employment taxes, U.S. Attorney David Weiss announced.
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons said he “strongly” supports Gov. John Carney’s push to equip every officer in the First State with a body-worn camera by the end of the year.
Sussex County
GEORGETOWN — Pathways to Success and Delaware’s first lady Tracey Quillen Carney are on the same page when it comes to education. On Monday and Tuesday, Ms. Carney visited Pathways’ four high school sites — Seaford, Sussex Tech, Cape Henlopen and Milford — for tours and classroom sit-ins.
EASTERN SUSSEX — The nor’easter that began this weekend has already left beaches a mess for the state and local municipalities to clean up in the weeks ahead of Memorial Day weekend, and …
MILLSBORO - Tracy Hurley, 52, of Laurel, was arrested after investigation into an assault Friday, Delaware State Police spokesman Senior Cpl. Leonard DeMalto said.