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 2021-02-12 23:09 

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McCutchen hopes to make an impact on his hometown on Dover City Council...

DOVER — LaVaughn McCutchen was one of the many citizens who rallied in Dover to protest social injustice in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the knee of a police officer in Minneapolis in May. The feeling of camaraderie that Mr. McCutchen sh...

 2021-02-12 22:35 

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Burglary call leads to Lincoln man's arrest...

LINCOLN — A 45-year-old Lincoln man was arrested Thursday after police were called to the scene of a possible burglary in progress, authorities said. Delaware State Police responded to a residence on Cedar Drive at approximately 5:09 a.m. and were t...

 2021-02-12 22:09 

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Boggerty files to run for at-large Dover council seat...

DOVER — Andre Boggerty has filed a nominating petition for the city of Dover at-large council seat that will be vacated by longtime Councilman Tim Slavin in May. His petition has been received and verified by the city clerk. Mr. Boggerty joins Micha...

 2021-02-12 16:38 

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Biden administration to allow 25,000 asylum-seekers into US...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday announced plans for tens of thousands of asylum-seekers waiting in Mexico for their next immigration court hearings to be allowed into the United States while their cases proceed. The first of an e...

 2021-02-12 15:25 

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Poultry companies set for COVID vaccines when supply is available...

Poultry plant workers in Delaware represent a large core of essential employees waiting in Phase 1B pecking order, as Delaware's COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues. While demand presently outweighs vaccine supply, Delaware's Division of Publi...

 2021-02-12 13:18 

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Delaware receives 4,700 more vaccine doses than week before...

DOVER — Delaware received an increased allotment of COVID-19 vaccine doses from the federal government this week, confirming what Gov. John Carney said he was told on a conference call last week. A total of 22,450 doses were shipped to Delaware this...

 2021-02-12 10:00 

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QOTD: How should Sussex spend the realty transfer tax windfall?...

Here is the Question of the Day: Sussex County's finance director has offered suggestions for ways to spend part of the realty transfer tax windfall the county is experiencing. They include land acquisition for permanent EMS stations, funds for fire c...

 2021-02-12 02:20 

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Local roundup: Brengle falls to Brady in Aussie Open second round...

For the second straight match, Madison Brengle didn't spend much time on the court Wednesday night. This time, though, that wasn't good news for the 30-year-old from Dover. Fellow American Jennifer Brady made quick work of their second-round Austr...

 2021-02-12 01:11 

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DIAA gives OK to major football realignment...

DOVER — Delaware has never been known as a place where major changes happen quickly or often. Probably the last big changes in the state's high school football structure came when an official state tournament was created in 1971 and then split i...

 2021-02-12 01:07 

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DSU still planning for spring football...

DOVER — Another day brought another major change in sports caused by the coronavirus pandemic. This time it was the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference announcing on Thursday that it will not be playing spring football as a league in the next few months...

 2021-02-12 00:36 

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Best Bets: Tuskegee Airmen exhibit, talk at Biggs Museum...

Mel Payne is not a Tuskegee Airman. He doesn't have any family members who were in the Tuskegee Airmen, nor any real ties to the groundbreaking group of primarily African American military pilots and personnel who fought in World War II. He is just a ...

 2021-02-12 00:27 

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Second dose appointments fill up fast...

DOVER — Appointments for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Delaware Technical Community College campuses in Dover, Wilmington, and Georgetown filled up in less than four hours on Tuesday. State officials announced the link to register at th...

 2021-02-12 00:24 

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Biden says US is securing 600 million vaccine doses by July...

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. will have enough supply of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the summer to inoculate 300 million Americans. Biden made the announcement at the sprawling National Institutes of Hea...

 2021-02-12 00:22 

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Convict Trump or face dire democracy damage, prosecutors say...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dire harm from Donald Trump's false and violent incitements will vex American democracy long into the future unless the Senate convicts him of impeachment and bars him from future office, House prosecutors insisted Thursday as ...

 2021-02-12 00:18 

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Milford prioritizes saving power...

MILFORD — City Council has moved to update its agreement with Efficiency Smart, an energy efficiency solutions provider it contracts through its long-standing relationship with the Delaware Municipal Electric Corp. (DEMEC). Rather than the basic pac...

 2021-02-12 00:00 

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Commentary: Primary date change proposal questioned...

By Greg Lavelle Congratulations to newly sworn-in Reps. Eric Morrison, D-Glasgow, and Madinah Wilson-Anton, D-Newark, and Sen. Marie Pinkney, D-Bear. These three legislators won primaries that took place over the spring and summer months of 2020. In addit...

 2021-02-11 23:53 

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Letter to the Editor: A pusher's delight: Greene sells conspiracy, misinformation...

As a young man, I remember being amazed when I first realized how drug dealers can make a living totally out of proportion to the work put in. Each sale results in a client for life. No thought need be given to the societal and personal reasons why the fi...

 2021-02-11 23:52 

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Speak Up: Biden pushes for $1.9T plan...

President Joe Biden met recently with leading House Democrats who aim to put his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on a fast track to becoming law, drawing on new signs of strain in the economy to push for its approval. "We can't do too muc...

 2021-02-11 23:24 

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Coons weighs in on stimulus plan, impeachment...

DOVER — Negotiations on COVID relief continue in Congress, with Sen. Chris Coons expecting a stimulus package to be approved in the coming weeks. Sen. Coons, a Democrat who has played a key role in talking with Republican senators, said Wednesday Pr...

 2021-02-11 23:18 

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Kent sees majority of snow, with 4.5 inches measured in Smyrna...

SMYRNA — While Kent County saw snow Thursday morning, it lessened to the south, and rain fell in Sussex County. By mid-afternoon, the Delaware Environmental Observing System reported 4.5 inches of snow had fallen in Smyrna, 3.8 in Dover, 1.8 in Wood...

 2021-02-11 22:18 

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Rite Aid adds COVID testing locations...

Rite Aid is expanding no-charge COVID-19 self-swab testing to all its remaining drive-thru locations, with eight additional sites in Delaware opening Friday. Like Rite Aid's existing drive-thru testing sites, the new locations will utilize polymerase ...

 2021-02-11 22:06 

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Physical altercation leads to arrest...

LAUREL — A 49-year-old Laurel man was charged with first-degree assault after a physical altercation that left a woman injured Wednesday, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Sung K. Park was arrested in connection with a...

 2021-02-11 22:03 

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Bridgeville residents arrested on theft, heroin charges...

DORCHESTER COUNTY, Md. — On Feb. 6, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Bethel Road in northern Dorchester County for a report of a vehicle stuck in a field. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a 32...

 2021-02-11 20:05 

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Dover home damaged by electrical fire...

DOVER — An early-morning fire Wednesday in the 600 block of Nimitz Road was caused by an electrical issue, Dover Fire Marshal Jason Osika said. Nearly 40 firefighters responded to the blaze, which occurred at a two-story, single-family split-level i...

 2021-02-11 18:26 

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Dover Fire Department presses on through pandemic...

DOVER — While many businesses and organizations throughout Delaware have been slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic since March, the Dover Fire Department is not one of them. The department, which is the only 100% volunteer firefighting force to serve a c...

 2021-02-11 17:26 

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DIAA approves realignment for football...

DOVER — The alignment of Delaware high school football teams is going to look a little different starting next season. The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association board of directors today approved a realignment that administrators hope will br...

 2021-02-11 16:46 

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PC Mag names Millsboro 36th best work-from-home city...

MILLSBORO — Home to about 7,000 people, Millsboro is one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Delaware. It now has the distinction of being one of America's Top 50 Best Work-From-Home Cities for 2021, as determined by PC Magazine. The town r...

 2021-02-11 15:46 

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New Family Court in Sussex takes another step, as Georgetown OKs abandonment of roads...

GEORGETOWN — Some roadblocks were cleared in the state's plans for a new Sussex County Family Court on Wednesday, as Town Council formally approved abandonment of two streets encompassed in the project. After a request by the state, Town Council...

 2021-02-11 15:40 

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Registration for Curative COVID-19 vaccine second dose events opens...

Gov. John Carney, the Division of Public Health (DPH), and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) announced that registration for second-dose Curative events in all three counties opened Thursday at 10 a.m. Registration is available at the follow...

 2021-02-11 14:46 

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With incumbents unchallenged, Bridgeville election canceled...

BRIDGEVILLE — The town's 2021 municipal election has been canceled, as both incumbent commissioners face no opposition in their reelection bids. Tom Carey, who represents District 4, and John Tomeski, District 5's commissioner, will retain t...

 2021-02-11 13:46 

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Snow falls in Kent County, Smyrna sees 3 inches...

SMYRNA — While Kent County saw snow Thursday morning, it lessened to the south, and rain was falling in Sussex County. The Delaware Environmental Observing System reported 3.1 inches of snow in Smyrna, 2.8 in Dover and 0.4 in Frederica. No snow was ...

 2021-02-11 10:00 

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QOTD: How could the vaccine process go smoother?...

Here is the Question of the Day: Delaware is offering options to those who got the first COVID-19 vaccination to receive the second one in events that could include large distribution sites such as Dover's Monster Mile. Delays in receiving the vaccine...

 2021-02-11 05:25 

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Brengle ousted by Brady in second round of Australian Open...

Madison Brengle loses in second round of Australian Open....

 2021-02-11 03:27 

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Local roundup: Milford pins first loss of year on Lake Forest...

Milford High ran off a string of three straight pins to take control in a 60-12 victory over Lake Forest in wrestling on Wednesday evening. The win was the eighth in a row for the Buccaneers (10-2) while the Spartans (6-1) suffered their first loss of the...

 2021-02-10 23:58 

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Commentary: How bad is 'long-hauler' COVID-19?...

By Arthur E. Sowers If you get COVID-19 and don't die from it, then the next bad thing that can happen to you is that you may be seriously sick for the rest of your life. Lots of reports have started coming out in the last two or three months that des...

 2021-02-10 23:56 

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Speak Up: Troops deployed to fuel COVID-19 vaccination drive...

The Pentagon will deploy more than 1,100 troops to five vaccination centers in the first wave of increased military support for the White House campaign to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19. President Joe Biden has called for setting up 100 v...

 2021-02-10 23:54 

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Winter Community Giveback to warm hearts in downtown Dover...

DOVER — Tracy Palmer calls her friendship with Donnell Fears an "ordained connection" because both are doing all they can to improve the lives of those less fortunate around downtown Dover. From 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, the duo from Dover will...

 2021-02-10 23:40 

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Delaware COVID-related death toll rises by 24...

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health announced 24 COVID-19-related deaths in its Wednesday update, including 13 newly reported deaths which were a result of a review of Vital Statistics records. The review was of death certificate records ...

 2021-02-10 23:05 

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COVID testing events may be changed due to snow...

WILMINGTON — A week after snow lowered Delaware's COVID-19 testing turnout, state officials are asking Delawareans to double-check the status of their testing site in the event of another storm. A.J. Schall, director of the Delaware Emergency Ma...

 2021-02-10 21:54 

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Thursday marks Delaware 211 Day, as helpline reports huge numbers in 2020...

WILMINGTON — After a withering 11 months due to individual struggles associated with COVID-19, the Delaware 211 program has never been so worthy of honor. Thursday is officially Delaware 211 Day, as proclaimed by Gov. John Carney, bringing recogniti...

 2021-02-10 21:06 

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Trump accused as 'inciter in chief' of Capitol insurrection...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Donald Trump's impeachment trial said Wednesday they would prove that Trump was no "innocent bystander" but the "inciter in chief" of the deadly attack at the Capitol aimed at overturning his elec...

 2021-02-10 20:58 

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Georgia prosecutor investigates election after Trump call...

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia prosecutor said Wednesday that she has opened a criminal investigation into "attempts to influence" last year's general election, including a call in which President Donald Trump asked a top official to find enou...

 2021-02-10 20:22 

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Lewis tosses hat into Dover council race...

DOVER — While Michael Lewis may have grown up in Milford, it is Dover where he has chosen to plant his roots. Mr. Lewis plans to extend those roots just a little deeper, as the Dover city clerk's office announced Tuesday that he has filed a nomi...

 2021-02-10 19:22 

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Poor People's Campaign defines priorities for Biden...

MILFORD — Some activists from President Joe Biden's home state outlined a list of policies Wednesday they would like him to enact in his first 100 days in office. "The Poor People's Campaign has developed 14 policy priorities to heal the...

 2021-02-10 18:22 

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Opponents of poultry waste plan in Seaford seek help; public hearing Thursday...

SEAFORD — Those opposed to a proposed anaerobic digestion process that would convert poultry organics and waste into a marketable gas product are seeking support from Delaware's governor. Tuesday morning, 32 groups, led by Food & Water Watch, is...

 2021-02-10 17:37 

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Delaware preparing for overnight snow...

A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 7 p.m. today to noon Thursday as a mixture of precipitation is expected to fall on Kent and Sussex counties, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory will be in effect for Maryland counties K...

 2021-02-10 17:22 

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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...

 2021-02-10 17:19 

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Hens to face Rutgers, Utah school in fall football season...

Delaware announces 2021 fall football schedule...

 2021-02-10 17:17 

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WHO expert group recommends use of AstraZeneca vaccine...

GENEVA (AP) — Independent experts advising the World Health Organization on Wednesday recommended the use of AstraZeneca's vaccine even in countries that turned up worrying coronavirus variants in their populations. There had been doubts about t...

 2021-02-10 17:15 

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Russia wants Navalny ally arrested abroad; Lithuania refuses...

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Wednesday ordered the arrest of an exiled ally of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, but Lithuania, where the associate lives, bluntly rejected the demand to take him into custody. The action against Leonid Vol...

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