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 2021-02-16 03:35 

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Roundup: Dover boys win fourth in a row...

Dover High rallied from a four-point halftime deficit to edge Cape Henlopen, 68-65, in Henlopen North boys' basketball on Monday evening. The victory was the fourth in a row for the Senators (8-2), who got a team-high 20 points from sophomore Jaheim H...

 2021-02-15 23:40 

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Shelters keep local homeless out of the cold despite pandemic...

As Downstate Delaware faces a stretch of wintry weather, volunteers in both Kent and Sussex counties are making sure local unhoused people have somewhere warm to spend the night. "Code Purple is an emergency cold-weather shelter," said Nikki Gonza...

 2021-02-15 23:33 

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Two arrests made in Dover robbery...

DOVER — Two arrests have been made regarding a Jan. 27 robbery in the 600 block of Pear Street, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. Tahlik Crowder, 21, was taken into custody without incident Wednesday and a 16-year-old juvenile was appre...

 2021-02-15 22:56 

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COVID hospitalization number continues to decline...

DOVER — The number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Delaware has dropped to its lowest mark since Nov. 26. The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 200 COVID-19 hospitalizations in its daily update Monday, reflecting data as of Su...

 2021-02-15 22:03 

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Pickrum awarded for leadership at DSU...

DOVER — The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has announced Vita Pickrum, vice president for institutional advancement at Delaware State University, as the recipient of the 2021 Commonfund College and University Foundation Award. Coll...

 2021-02-15 21:27 

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Homestead Gardens purchases Ronny's Garden World in Smyrna...

SMYRNA A Maryland-based company has purchased the landmark Ronny's Garden World site and plans to open operations as soon as possible, according to an announcement Monday. New owner Homestead Gardens, a nationally-recognized independent garden company...

 2021-02-15 20:42 

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Wesley dropping athletics at end of the school year...

Wesley College to drop athletics...

 2021-02-15 20:38 

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Boggerty joins field of three in seeking Dover council seat...

DOVER — Even though Andre Boggerty just filed his nominating petition to run for the at-large seat on Dover City Council on Friday, working to help shape the future of the city has been on his mind for quite some time. When Mr. Boggerty heard that l...

 2021-02-15 15:58 

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Arrest made in Dover shooting incident...

DOVER — A 30-year-old Dover man was arrested following a shooting early Saturday morning, authorities said. Allen Durham was taken into custody at a nearby residence after a 31-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 400 block of River Road, Dover p...

 2021-02-15 12:33 

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Arrest made in Dover shooting incident...

DOVER — A 30-year-old Dover man was arrested without incident following a shooting early Saturday, authorities said. Allen Durham was taken into custody at a nearby residence after a 31-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 400 block of River Road...

 2021-02-15 10:00 

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QOTD: What do you think about Dover's council election?...

Here is the Question of the Day: Other than candidates who filed nominating petitions for the vacated At-Large and 3rd District Dover City Council districts, no one stepped up to run against incumbents in the other six council seats up for re-election. Wh...

 2021-02-15 05:56 

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McDowell dodges crash, wins Daytona 500...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael McDowell stormed through a crash scene to win the Daytona 500, snapping an 0-for-357 streak with a fiery pileup in his rearview mirror.McDowell led just the final lap — maybe half of it, really — when B...

 2021-02-15 02:13 

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Commentary: Of Harriet Tubman, presidents and U.S. history...

By Dr. Samuel B. Hoff Since Presidents Day always falls within Black History Month in February, there are bound to be issues that intersect the two. Unfortunately, most such controversies emphasize the disconnect between African American history and the r...

 2021-02-15 00:48 

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Local college roundup: Hen women pull away to sweep Dragons...

The Delaware women's basketball team had waited six years to beat Drexel again. The Blue Hens weren't interested in waiting that long to beat the Dragons a second time. Another strong finish gave Delaware a 66-55 CAA victory over Drexel — it...

 2021-02-14 22:00 

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Milford Housing Development Corp. hopes to bring grant funding to Central Milford...

MILFORD — The Milford Housing Development Corporation, a local non-profit hoping to improve Central Milford, is working to bring additional grant money into the community. The organization has already received some funding from the Wells Fargo Regio...

 2021-02-14 21:54 

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Burglary at Whatcoat United Methodist Church causes $5000 damage...

DOVER — The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that caused an estimated $5,000 damage at the Whatcoat United Methodist Church, 341 Saulsbury Road, on Friday morning. Dover Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Mark Hoffm...

 2021-02-14 20:54 

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Milford chamber recognizes former president's contributions...

MILFORD — Darel La Prade, publisher of the Delaware State News, has been awarded for his work as president of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford between 2018 and 2020. "It was a surprise. I didn't expect it," Mr. La Prade said o...

 2021-02-14 20:03 

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Myanmar rattled by army movements, apparent internet cutoff...

YANGON, Myanmar — Sightings of armored personnel carriers in Myanmar's biggest city and an internet shutdown raised political tensions late Sunday, after vast numbers of people around the country flouted orders against demonstrations to protest ...

 2021-02-14 20:00 

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Lawmakers to continue budget hearings Tuesday...

DOVER — The Joint Finance Committee will not meet today because of Washington's Birthday (generally known as Presidents' Day). The budget-writing panel will resume hearings Tuesday, with several state agencies appearing virtually before the ...

 2021-02-14 19:40 

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Impeachment isn't the final word on Capitol riot for Trump...

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's acquittal at his second impeachment trial may not be the final word on whether he's to blame for the deadly Capitol riot. The next step for the former president could be the courts. Now a private citizen, Trump is...

 2021-02-14 17:24 

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Hospitalizations decline in latest COVID-19 data from Div. of Public Health...

DOVER Delaware was on the receiving end of a bit of good news when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic as hospitalizations due to the coronavirus were down to 216 individuals decreasing in all three counties according to the Delaware Division of Public Heal...

 2021-02-14 15:33 

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NWS expects rising temps to help melt ice, slush...

One of the Delaware State University Aviation Program's planes shows the signs of the frozen rain that fell throughout Delaware on Saturday....

 2021-02-14 12:24 

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BaytoBayNews.com goes online Tuesday...

DOVER — The Delaware State News is expanding its digital menu. On Tuesday, we are launching BaytoBayNews.com. We are growing our content offerings beyond Kent and Sussex counties to include most of Delmarva. When you arrive at the website, you will ...

 2021-02-14 11:00 

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Proposed Bioenergy digestor system debated in Sussex...

GEORGETOWN — With lots to digest, the commission deferred. Two-plus hours of presentations by Bioenergy DevCo and public hearing testimony punctuated by support and opposition ended Thursday evening with Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission&...

 2021-02-14 04:08 

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QOTD: What issues need addressed before legalizing recreational marijuana?...

Here is the Question of the Day: Efforts are underway in the Delaware legislature to "deschedule,"; or legalize, recreational marijuana for adult use. How do you think the legislation should regulate adult usage and issues such as people who want t...

 2021-02-14 04:07 

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Speak Up: Biden heads to Delaware, as CDC recommends avoiding travel...

President Joe Biden is heading back to his home in Delaware on Friday to spend the weekend with his wife and family, even as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Americans forgo travel because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Whi...

 2021-02-14 04:07 

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Commentary: Teach kids how to question social media, online content...

By Joey Melvin For most of my 18-plus-year career in law enforcement, I've deliberately worked directly with young people, focusing my career on the school resource officer (SRO) position. First assigned to a school district in 2010, I watched the met...

 2021-02-14 00:56 

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Bill to legalize marijuana in Delaware to be filed soon...

DOVER — Legal recreational marijuana, long a pipe dream, could soon be reality in Delaware. Legislation that would allow adults to buy and consume cannabis in the First State is set to be filed in the coming weeks, and though passage is far from cer...

 2021-02-14 00:52 

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Additional marijuana compassion centers to open in Delaware...

DOVER — With an increased demand for medical marijuana during the COVID-19 pandemic, additional compassion centers are set to open throughout the state in the coming months. Three companies are anticipated to begin operations in Kent, New Castle and...

 2021-02-14 00:50 

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Dagsboro panel OKs preliminary plans for new complex...

DAGSBORO Plans for an upscale liquor store in Dagsboro's Town Center District that require town code amendment and sparked debate have been replaced by another option for the Vines Creek Road property. Carlton Savage, representing Clay Snead of Snead ...

 2021-02-13 23:58 

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Local roundup: CR girls, Sussex Academy boys swim to titles...

Caesar Rodney High took home three of the biggest titles as the Henlopen Conference swimming championships were held at Sussex Academy on Saturday. The Riders won the girls' team championship while CR's Danielle Stewart and Ryan Woodzell were name...

 2021-02-13 23:27 

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Hamlin seeks 3rd straight Daytona win...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin, considered perhaps the best NASCAR driver without a Cup Series championship, can look past that hole on his record. He instead points to a pair of Southern 500 trophies, a Bristol night race victory, three road co...

 2021-02-13 22:52 

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Vaccination clinics reach underserved communities...

DOVER — In an effort to reach underserved populations with the COVID-19 vaccine, vaccination clinics were held last week in targeted senior facilities in Kent County and Sussex County, as well as high-rise apartment complexes in Wilmington. State of...

 2021-02-13 21:33 

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Trump acquitted: Senate votes 57-43 at impeachment trial...

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Saturday acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol, concluding a historic impeachment trial that exposed the fragility of America's democratic traditions and left a divided nation to co...

 2021-02-13 20:32 

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Lewes churches have long, rich history...

LEWES — Four African-American churches make up the Lewes United Methodist Charge in the Lewes-Belltown-Rehoboth Beach community. The following is a history of each one of those churches. Israel Israel United Methodist Church, Lewes, was founded in 1...

 2021-02-13 20:00 

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Lt. gov.'s office holds town hall on Latino mental health...

WILMINGTON — Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long hosted a town hall on behavioral health in Delaware's Latino community Thursday. "During COVID, we have experienced particular issues, not only around our physical challenge with this terrible pandemic...

 2021-02-13 19:06 

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State announces COVID testing sites for this week...

State officials announced the list of community testing sites throughout Delaware for the upcoming week. Testing locations listed below include pop-up and Curative trailer sites. To register for any of the following testing sites, visit delaware.curativei...

 2021-02-13 18:00 

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Delaware adds 13 new COVID-19-related deaths to its pandemic toll...

DOVER Almost evenly spread among Delaware's three counties, there were 13 new COVID-19-related deaths announced by the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) on Saturday, as well as 414 additional positive cases. The accumulated statistics came from...

 2021-02-13 16:30 

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Drunk driver crashes into ambulance in North Dover...

DOVER Justin Pawlowski, 35, was allegedly driving drunk when he crashed into the rear of an occupied ambulance in the area of Scarborough Road and U.S. 13 early Saturday morning, according to Sgt. Mark Hoffman, spokesman for the Dover Police Department. D...

 2021-02-13 10:45 

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Commentary: Expand our vision of Valentine's Day for 2021...

By Patricia C. Thompson It's a good year to tweak our views of Valentine's Day. In light of recent challenges to the psyche and the wallet, the following three concepts may help reduce pressure and add nuances to this Valentine's Day, given pa...

 2021-02-13 10:36 

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FAME connects minorities to STEM...

WILMINGTON — In the mid-1980s, Don Baker had his summers planned perfectly. He anticipated lazy days playing sports, hanging out with his friends and staying up all night without a care in the world. But his parents had different plans, as they enro...

 2021-02-13 10:30 

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Commentary: What will Presidents Day be like in 50 years?...

By Danny Tyree Whether you read these words before or after Presidents Day 2021, be advised that I'm already thinking ahead to Presidents Day 2071. If you get your jollies reading about the only bachelor president or the first bathtub in the White Hou...

 2021-02-13 10:15 

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Speak Up: Dover's Coker honored for 60 years of service...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Dover Little League's Ed Coker was named the winner of the Herm Reitzes Community Service Award by the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association. Below is a feature on Coker that previously appeared in the State News. Ed C...

 2021-02-13 10:00 

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QOTD: How do you feel about the DIAA change to high school football?...

Here is the Question of the Day: What do you think of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association's new plan to divide the state into three classifications for high school football? Join the conversation below and see what others have to say! Yo...

 2021-02-13 03:37 

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Local high school roundup: Smyrna pins Central to take North title...

Smyrna High held on for a 37-34 win over Sussex Central to capture the Henlopen North wrestling title on Friday night. The Eagles and Caesar Rodney both finish 6-1 in the North. But Smyrna wins the head-to-head tiebreaker by virtue of its 46-32 win over t...

 2021-02-13 02:47 

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Local college roundup: UD women end skid vs. Drexel...

NEWARK — The second half didn't go quite as smoothly as the Blue Hens would have liked. But, under the circumstances, the UD women will take any win over Drexel they can get. Delaware built a 17-point first-half lead before holding off the Drago...

 2021-02-13 00:09 

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Freezing rain in forecast for weekend...

DOVER — After snow blanketed Kent County earlier this week, a cover of freezing rain may be in store for the weekend. That's according to the National Weather Service's forecast for Saturday and Sunday, when likely precipitation could mix wi...

 2021-02-12 23:45 

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CDC: Strong evidence in-person schooling can be done safely...

The nation's top public health agency said Friday that in-person schooling can resume safely with masks, social distancing and other strategies, and vaccination of teachers, while important, is not a prerequisite for reopening. The Centers for Disease...

 2021-02-12 23:42 

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Snow geese...

Rosalie Whitehouse of Rehoboth Beach took this photo of snow geese in Bombay Hook NWR on Jan. 9....

 2021-02-12 23:31 

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Trump lawyers argue impeachment based on 'hatred,' not facts...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's impeachment lawyers accused Democrats of waging a campaign of "hatred" against the former president as they sped through their defense of his actions and fiery words before the Jan. 6 insurrection at the ...

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