Coronavirus
DOVER — Individuals with general questions about COVID-19 can call Delaware 211, and individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211, or email …
DOVER — Starting next week, the Delaware Division of Public Health in partnership with the Delaware National Guard are launching mobile units to offer COVID-19 vaccines in underserved …
Government
DOVER — For cannabis advocates, Thursday had the potential to be a historic day. The House of Representatives was set to vote on a measure that would legalize marijuana for adults, seeking …
DOVER — Retirement is supposed to be a chance for individuals to use their free time as they wish, relying on decades of savings, plus some government benefits, to support themselves without worrying about making ends meet.
In summers to come, as Delawareans find themselves wandering through the state’s natural wonders, they could be walking upon grounds composed of an unusual substance: human remains.
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Environment
DOVER — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s online magazine, Outdoor Delaware, earned a first-place award in the National Federation of Press Women awards …
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will host a training webinar on Tuesday, June 22 to provide guidance for the state’s Pharmaceutical Rule …
Cops and Courts
CAMDEN — Delaware State Police on Monday publicly identified Thomas J. Stubbs, 74, as the victim in a fatal pedestrian crash on Saturday on Westville Road. Police said Mr. Stubbs suffered …
DOVER — Two stolen vehicles were located, and four arrests followed Thursday, authorities said.
Kent County
WILMINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware announced Monday it has selected Susan L. Burke, an award-winning attorney and experienced litigator, to be its next legal …
DOVER — The Blood Bank of Delmarva is down to a three-day blood supply, which is not sufficient to meet local hospital needs. Because of the pandemic, the Blood Bank has seen virtually no …
SMYRNA — Seeing the “help wanted” sign outside the Citizens’ Hose Co. No. 1 fire station always drew Denise King’s attention and eventually prompted her to answer the call. She couldn’t do it alone, however. Ms. King knew her teenage son, Gabriel, would be just as ready to volunteer time to serve his community as a firefighter.
Sussex County
DOVER — Legislation to ban untraceable and undetectable firearms is now before Gov. John Carney after it passed the Senate Tuesday. House Bill 125, approved by the Senate 13-8 after passing …
DELMAR — A Salisbury, Maryland man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Cpl. Keith Heacook of the Delmar Police Department. Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings …
LITTLE CREEK — As membership trended downward six to seven years ago, Little Creek Volunteer Fire Co. leadership opted to aggressively seek out new manpower. “We decided to go into recruiting mode all the time,” Chief Scott Bundek said.
New Castle County
DOVER — In an uncontested and historic election, Betsy Maron was chosen by acclimation as state chair of the Delaware Democratic Party at its annual state convention held via Zoom on …
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health said there have been a total of 367 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in Delaware among those fully vaccinated. A breakthrough case is defined as …
DOVER — As the United States is confronted with an ever-growing surplus of the COVID-19 vaccines, Delaware is one of several states turning down doses from the federal government due to its …
Wicomico County
CRISFIELD — The Crisfield 1044 Elks celebrated Flag Day one day early with a ceremony at the flagpole outside the Crisfield Fire Department. Exalted Ruler Erik Emely said it’s a day to …
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Wor-Wic Community College have established a financial incentive for recent graduates of the two-year school in Salisbury to continue …
Bird electric scooters have landed in Salisbury, offering visitors and locals a fun way to get around Downtown. They also have other benefits, Mayor Jake Day said as a truckload of scooters …
Dorchester County
CAMBRIDGE, Md. — The physical demands of firefighting, coupled with the time it takes to maintain active status, mean that bringing new members into the Rescue Fire Co. isn’t getting …
EASTON — “Is it safe to swim in the river?” is one of the most common questions ShoreRivers hears from community members. Fecal bacteria and toxic algae in waterways pose threats to …
TODDVILLE — On June 9, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to Toddville Back Street for a reported school bus in a ditch. Upon arrival, it was learned that Bus …
Somerset County
PRINCESS ANNE — One of the industrial park’s newest property owners was granted unanimous approval from the Princess Anne Commissioners to pursue plans to manufacture and assemble machine …
PRINCESS ANNE — Maryland State Police are investigating the apparent murder of a man found shot outside his residence in Somerset County on Sunday evening, June 13. The victim is identified …
PRINCESS ANNE — The Boy Scouts of America Del-Mar-Va Council has selected Dr. Heidi M. Anderson, president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, as its 2021 recipient of the Lower Shore …
News
DOVER — A 23-year-old Virginia woman was arrested on weapons charges after a traffic stop Saturday, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
DOVER — Citing recent shootings and increased gang activity in the city, Chelle Paul is calling on the Dover City Council and Dover Police Department to hold a special meeting to address public …
CAMDEN-WYOMING — A 74-year-old Camden-Wyoming man was fatally struck by a vehicle while mowing the ditch in front of his home Saturday night, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary …
HARTLY — A wanted 61-year-old Hartly man was located, arrested and charged Saturday regarding alleged violations of a domestic violence protective order, Delaware State Police spokesman Master …
WILMINGTON — A 64-year-old California man was indicted on two charges for allegedly mailing threatening communications in Delaware, United States Attorney David C. Weiss announced …
WILMINGTON — Delaware Hospice will host Lunch Bunch lectures over the summer.  The lectures, organized by The Family Support Center and presented by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Judy …
WILMINGTON — As hot temperatures and humidity continue today in Delaware, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds area employers to protect …
DOVER — State officials revealed three new prizes for Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccine incentive program on Thursday — two scholarships from Wilmington University and tickets to every …
DOVER — A bill approved by the state Senate on party lines Thursday would tighten the standard around police use of force. Senate Bill 147 would create an objective use-of-force standard for …
DOVER — Even with wet, cool weather over Memorial Day weekend, traffic totals in Delaware were close to pre-COVID 19 levels at the end of last month, according to the Delaware Department of …