Dover murder case brings interest 20 years later

This is the last time he’ll revisit the 20-year-old case publicly, William “Billy” Porter says. He did so Nov. 7, when an Oxygen channel crew interviewed the retired Delaware State Police trooper about the murder of a 16-year-old Dover girl Sept. 30, 2003.

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Three incumbents and two challengers are seeking three Dagsboro Town Council seats in the municipal election Saturday.

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GEORGETOWN – The Georgetown Historical Society will host the third annual Jimmy Boyer Christmas Train Show the first three Saturdays in December. Model train layouts from Mr. Boyer’s …
A 27-year-old Greenwood man was sought after an exchange of gunfire with police Tuesday, authorities said.
Councilman Brian Lewis, who represents the city of Dover’s 2nd District, presented certificates of recognition to volunteers who participated in a Community Cleanup Project that he organized on …
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In 2021, the owners of Wyoming's Tre Sorelle Dolce ice-cream shop, Mike and Becky Marasco, were trying to figure out how to keep their store open year-round.

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Woody Gill hopes for quite a windfall during Small Business Saturday this weekend. For him, that would mean six to eight times more in sales than usual at his Smyrna Cards and Gifts.
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Early holiday shoppers got a treat Saturday at the Millsboro Town Center. They were greeted by 33 crafters and vendors participating in the town’s Holiday Market.
GEORGETOWN — For the ninth year in a row, Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Inc.  has donated 50 turkeys to the Delaware Food Bank in Milford for its holiday celebration. …
Sports
Delaware football coach Ryan Carty wants to see the Blue Hens win at the FBS level sooner rather than later. Delaware Athletics/Jim Stiehl.

Delaware plans to keep winning at the FBS level in football

NEWARK — There are plenty of former FCS football programs that discovered moving up to FBS was going down the road to national …
Appoquinimink defender Jacob Collins manages to block pass from getting to Brayden Robinson of the Riders.  SPECIAL TO THE DAILY STATE NEWS/GARY EMEIGH

Photo gallery: Caesar Rodney vs. Appoquinimink DIAA Unified football

CAMDEN - Caesar Rodney High played Appoquinimink in the state semifinals of the DIAA Unified football tournament on Tuesday night. …
UD athletic director Chrissi Rawak. UD Athletics photo

Delaware officially joining Conference USA

NEWARK — The University of Delaware made it official this afternoon. Most of the school’s athletic teams will be joining …
QB Nick Minicucci is congratulated by Delaware quarterbacks coach Sean Goldrich after Saturday's win over Lafayette. Delaware Athletics photos/Mikey Reeves.

Minicucci proves himself in helping lead Delaware to comeback win

NEWARK — Nick Minicucci’s first college start had gotten off to a pretty bad start. And it seemed to be getting worse by the …
Delaware's Fintan Brose (54) and Cole Snyder (71) celebrate the Hens' FCS playoff win over Lafayette on Saturday. Special to the Daily State News/Sarah Boekholder.

Delaware's reported CUSA move would be a big departure for Blue Hens

NEWARK — For over eight decades, the Delaware football program has been built on a bedrock of tradition. This is a team that, …
DOVER — Kent County Theatre Guild is thrilled to announce the opening of premeires “No Sex Please: It’s Christmas” Dec. 1. It is a farce that promises to kick off the …
With the flip of a switch Thursday, colorful lights will usher in the magic of the holiday season in downtown Dover. The annual Capital Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting will take place in front of City Hall from 5-8 p.m.
Kent County
The holiday season is here, and with it comes kids dreaming of what they may receive as gifts. For children in struggling families, though, whether they will get any presents at all is a legitimate question.
MILFORD — The City of Milford announces the completion of the new police department at 401 NE Front St. and invite the public to a ribbon cutting and guided tours at 10 a.m. Dec. 12.  …
SMYRNA — The Smyrna Shade Tree Commission continues to beautify the town and salute its significant contributors one planting at a time.
New Castle County
WILMINGTON — Kevin Potts Jr., co-executive director of the Wilmington-based One Step At A Time Foundation, says his organization’s main goal is to empower the community and provide …
WILMINGTON — Goldey-Beacom College announces joining the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation thus reaching a historic milestone as their first member from the state of …
DOVER — Hearty drivers traveling this Thanksgiving week should be prepared or expect to get gobbled up in traffic. “We are expecting to see the most amount of holiday traffic …
Sussex County
A fire caused approximately $300,000 damage to an unoccupied Seaford home Monday.
A 26-year-old Georgetown man died in a single-vehicle crash Sunday.
GEORGETOWN — Local groups partnered Thanksgiving to provide meals to families in Sussex County at Quality Inn. Tailored Care LLC, owned by Tabitha Cephas, teamed up with Miracle One, a …
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