Delaware auditor loses bid to have procurement charge dropped

DOVER — A judge has refused to dismiss a criminal charge accusing Delaware’s embattled state auditor of deliberately breaking up payments for a contract she entered into with a former …

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DOVER — Delaware State University plans to consider capacity improvements for future graduation ceremonies after a venue change provided limited seating for attendees of last Saturday’s …

MILTON — A woman was charged with two misdemeanors in March after she allegedly struck an 8-year-old student with Down syndrome on the head while she was working as a bus aide for the Cape Henlopen School District on Jan. 21.
WILMINGTON – Gov. John Carney announced Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19 through an at-home antigen test, which he took after experiencing mild symptoms. Gov. Carney is vaccinated …
Local News
DOVER — Secretary Shawn M. Garvin announced changes on Tuesday to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s leadership structure, selecting Steven Smailer …
LEWES — Beebe Healthcare is celebrating the seven nurses recognized by Delaware Today’s Excellence in Nursing Awards.
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.
Each day, Holly Strickland opens the Target app and checks if there is any baby formula in stock for her 3-month-old son. If there is, she will order a couple for pickup. But when she’s in the store, the formula section is only about 5% stocked, she said.
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.
Sports
Smyrna’s Ryann Durnall slides into home safe as Indian River’s catcher Lily Hoban gets the late throw in the third inning at Indian River on Tuesday.

Local roundup: Smyrna topples IR in softball tourney

No. 18 Smyrna High scored four runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth to put away a 9-3 victory over No. 15 Indian River …
Caesar Rodney’s Shannon Dolt puts pressure on Dover’s Ashtyn Torbert in the first half at CR on Wednesday.

Caesar Rodney girls excited to be back in DIAA lacrosse state tournament

CAMDEN — A year ago, the Riders thought they were in. Caesar Rodney High’s girls’ lacrosse team even had a practice scheduled …
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 …
MILFORD  - Downtown Milford Inc., and Wilmington -based Gable Music Ventures, will present e the third annual Milford Ladybug Music Festival, Saturday, July 30 with a scheduled rain date of …
SMYRNA — The Duck Creek Gardeners welcomes Jim Sutton, the lead display designer to Longwood Gardens for a presentation titled, “All About Roses” June 5 at the Smyrna Opera House …
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 — Sussex County’s exemption of fire-suppression systems for certain residential construction will continue in its update of international building construction standards.
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 …