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 2021-02-07 22:00 

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Delaware consumer fraud complaints rate second in nation...

DOVER — Delaware consumers made the second highest rate of fraud reports in the nation per capital in 2020, according to information released by the Federal Trade Commission last week. The information was included in the FTC's Consumer Sentinel ...

 2021-02-07 21:00 

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Kent, Sussex partner with Energize Delaware to launch PACE program...

The clean/green commercial initiative is now statewide. Energize Delaware announced last week that Kent and Sussex counties recently joined New Castle County as partners in the Delaware Property Assessed Clean Energy (D-PACE) program. PACE is a managed in...

 2021-02-07 20:00 

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Rotary Club makes $7,800 donation to CR: Funds will go toward Wi-Fi-equipped buses...

CAMDEN — During the current pandemic conditions, concerns and restrictions, the life of many students in the public school system can often be difficult and stressful. As a way to provide student support and encouragement for learning in a remote se...

 2021-02-07 19:21 

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DPH announces 500 new COVID-19 cases...

MILFORD — The Division of Public Heath reported 500 new COVID-19 cases statewide and no new deaths attributable to the virus on Sunday. The new cases brought the total to 80,594. So far, 1,208 Delawareans have died from the virus. Testing has contin...

 2021-02-07 19:15 

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Reagan's longtime secretary of state George P. Shultz dies...

WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, a titan of American academia, business and diplomacy who spent most of the 1980s trying to improve Cold War relations with the Soviet Union and forging a course for peace in the Middle East, h...

 2021-02-07 19:12 

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Iran: US must lift sanctions before it lives up to nuke deal...

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader on Sunday urged the United States to lift all sanctions if it wants Iran to live up to commitments under its nuclear deal with world powers, state TV reported, but President Joe Biden says the U.S. won't ...

 2021-02-07 18:32 

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COVID community testing sites announced for this week...

WILMINGTON — Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency announced the list of community testing sites throughout Delaware this week. Testing locations listed below include pop-up and Curativ...

 2021-02-07 14:24 

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Dover man arrested for murder in Magnolia stabbing...

MAGNOLIA — The Delaware State Police on Sunday announced the arrest of 46-year-old James Palmer of Dover for murder and related charges in connection with a Saturday stabbing incident in Magnolia. State police spokesman Cpl. Jason Hatchell said the ...

 2021-02-07 12:34 

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Bombay Hook sunset...

Alex Cisar of Dover took this photo at sunset at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge on Dec. 27....

 2021-02-07 10:20 

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Letter to the Editor: A parable for those seeking fuller lives...

Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from a homily by the Rev. Mark Harris on Jan. 31 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Lewes. While out for a walk, a notoriously hard person, who was widely regarded as bad and difficult both, got to thinking...

 2021-02-07 10:15 

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Speak Up: Ennis principal is mourned...

The Indian River School District and its community are mourning after hearing news that Howard T. Ennis School Principal Kristina Perfetti passed away Tuesday. Since 2009, Ms. Perfetti had served as principal of the school, which provides educational serv...

 2021-02-07 10:00 

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QOTD: Super Bowl: Yay or nay?...

Here is the Question of the Day: Tampa Bay and Kansas City face off today in Super Bowl LV. Are you watching? Why or why not? Join the conversation below and see what others have to say! You can sign in to World Table with your existing Google, Twitter, F...

 2021-02-07 04:21 

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Plunge will be brrrr-tual, yet heartwarming...

REHOBOTH BEACH — Looking back on 2020, it is hard to believe that the state's last huge, single-day crowd for an event was Feb. 2.It was Lewes Polar Bear Plunge Sunday, when 3,733 bears entered 42-degree saltwater in Rehoboth Beach and raised mo...

 2021-02-07 02:25 

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Local roundup: Smyrna pins Cape to stay in line for North title...

Smyrna High kept itself in position to capture the Henlopen North title with a 45-27 victory over Cape Henlopen in wrestling on Saturday night. The Eagles are 4-1 in the North, 4-2 overall and finish their North schedule by hosting Sussex Central next Fri...

 2021-02-07 02:00 

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Local college roundup: Hornet women snap skid, defeat MEAC foe Coppin 68-55...

Delaware State out-scored Coppin State by a combined 24 points in the second and third quarters en route to a 68-55 win over the Eagles in MEAC women's basketball on Saturday afternoon. The victory snapped a five-game losing streak for the Hornets (2-...

 2021-02-07 01:45 

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Commentary: Remember value, stabilization in budget process...

By Dave Burris Recently, state Rep. John Kowalko, D-Newark, and others introduced legislation (once again) to raise taxes on Delaware's highest earners, a crusade of self-styled "progressive"; legislators for many years. They decry as "unfa...

 2021-02-07 01:30 

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Letter to the Editor: Overturn Citizens United ruling, restore democracy to 'we the people'...

Jan. 21 was the 11th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, which opened the floodgates to Big Money in our elections. As a result, the price tag for national elections has increased from $5.75 ...

 2021-02-07 01:00 

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First State wins big with sports betting during NFL season...

DOVER — Are you ready for some football, Delaware? If the Chiefs hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy again tonight, that's good news for the First State's coffers. The state of Delaware gains $104,000 for its General Fund with a Kansas City Supe...

 2021-02-06 23:51 

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First week of budget hearings in the book...

DOVER — The first week of budget hearings went smoothly for the most part, with little controversy. The Joint Finance Committee wrapped up the week Thursday by hearing from the state's three main higher-education institutions — the Univers...

 2021-02-06 23:47 

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Sibling singalong describes how Dover kids are missing school...

DOVER — Going outside for recess, lunchtime — even math class. It's the little things that the Wallace siblings — Kaylah, 7, and R.J., 10 — both miss about school. And like any creative, they took that sadness and turned it int...

 2021-02-06 23:21 

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Milford council to open busy meeting with Hindu prayer...

MILFORD — For the first time, a City Council meeting will open with a Hindu prayer in the Sanskrit language Monday. "Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures remotely before Milford City Council,"...

 2021-02-06 23:14 

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Taking the plunge: Milford District holds Polar Bear fundraiser...

MILFORD — The Milford School District was determined to keep Delaware's Polar Bear Plunge tradition going this year, even if they had to make some changes. Instead of diving into the Atlantic at Rehoboth Beach, 37 would-be plungers gathered at M...

 2021-02-06 20:44 

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DPH reports 300 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths...

DOVER — Delaware's Division of Public Health announced 300 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and no new deaths attributable to the virus. While not an insignificant number, those 300 additional COVID-19 cases reported is a much lower metric than...

 2021-02-06 19:51 

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Middletown excited to watch Godwin in Super Bowl...

There are certain kids you really cheer for, noted Middletown High's Athletic Director Colleen Kelley. Chris Godwin, a Middletown High alumnus and wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was one of those kids. And Middletown's athletic departm...

 2021-02-06 19:48 

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Bridgeville woman arrested on assault charges in Ellendale...

ELLENDALE — Late Friday morning, the Delaware State Police arrested a Bridgeville woman on assault charges. At about 11:50 a.m., troopers responded to Willow Street in Ellendale for a reported assault according to Public Information Officer Jason Ha...

 2021-02-06 18:12 

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Snow coming to Delaware on Super Bowl Sunday...

DOVER — As Delawareans get ready to watch the big game on Sunday, meteorologists say it will be snowing in many parts of the state. A winter weather advisory is in effect for Kent and Sussex counties while New Castle County is under a winter weather...

 2021-02-06 12:05 

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David died in service of Dorchester...

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — On Wednesday, Wreaths Across America recalled the sacrifice of the American heroes who died helping others to survive the sinking of the United States Army Transport Dorchester in 1943. Included in the event were honors for C...

 2021-02-06 10:00 

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QOTD: What do you think about the legislative redistricting process?...

Here is the Question of the Day: Delaware lawmakers have set a fall special session for redistricting the state's 62 legislative jurisdictions, which takes place every 10 years. What do you think about the redistricting process? Join the conversation ...

 2021-02-06 03:40 

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Local roundup: Dover girls defeat Sussex Central 45-30...

Dover High earned its second straight win with a 45-30 victory over Sussex Central in Henlopen North girls' basketball on Friday night. The Senators also evened their record at 4-4 after posting their second win over the Golden Knights this winter. Do...

 2021-02-06 01:29 

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Local college notebook: Hen men healthy at right time...

Practice may not sound like the most exciting thing in the world. But just being able to practice at full speed again is a big deal for Delaware men's basketball coach Martin Ingelsby. Left short-handed by injuries, the Blue Hens went 25 days without ...

 2021-02-06 00:45 

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Commentary: More transparency needed concerning proposed pay raise...

By Bill Bowden Given that tens of thousands of Delaware citizens are out of work or severely limited in earnings because of the pandemic, the timing for proposed increases in some state officials' pay is not opportune. The folks in Delaware's long...

 2021-02-06 00:42 

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Letter to the Editor: Senator, what are you thinking?...

It's time to rip the masks off politicians like state Sen. Ernie Lopez, R-Lewes, who profess in public to hold positions they believe are popular with constituents, then behind closed doors, vote the other way. Lopez, along with every other Republican...

 2021-02-06 00:36 

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Seaford drug investigation brings multiple arrests...

SEAFORD — A two-month-long drug investigation brought multiple arrests Thursday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Authorities said they executed a search warrant on Middleford Road and arrested Ptolemi E. Kendle, 36...

 2021-02-06 00:21 

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COVID hospitalizations drop below 300 mark; review finds 56 additional deaths...

DOVER — The number of statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations dropped below 300 for the first time in 2021. The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 290 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in its daily update Friday — the lowest total si...

 2021-02-05 23:38 

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Delaware receives fewer vaccine doses than the week before...

DOVER — Delaware received an additional 17,750 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week, bringing the state's total to 138,600. A shipment of 10,925 doses from the federal government came in Tuesday, followed by 6,825 doses Wednesday. The state r...

 2021-02-05 23:34 

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Sunrise over Smyrna Middle School...

John Hughes of Smyrna took this photo of a recent sunrise from the back of Smyrna Middle School....

 2021-02-05 23:13 

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Biden heading to Delaware as CDC recommends avoiding travel...

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 coron...

 2021-02-05 23:01 

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COVID shots doled out at State Street Assisted Living...

DOVER — At the State Street Assisted Living facility Friday, 60 residents and approximately 25 staff members received COVID-19 vaccine shots. With amplified 1950s- and 1960s-era music serving as upbeat background noise, rounds of applause were given...

 2021-02-05 22:36 

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Dover man charged after threatening juveniles...

DOVER — A 39-year-old Dover man was charged with aggravated menacing after allegedly threatening juveniles with a weapon Thursday, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. According to authorities, officers were called to a residence in the 10...

 2021-02-05 22:00 

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Testing the waters: Kayaking expected to grow in popularity in Milford...

MILFORD — City government has been promoting ecotourism along the Mispillion Riverwalk. And one local business has taken note. "We're going to rent out kayaks, canoes and possibly stand-up paddleboards," said Casey Lynch, the owner of 7 ...

 2021-02-05 20:04 

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Super Bowl snow day? Delaware braces for more wintry weather...

DOVER — Fresh off the first taste of snow for the season earlier this week, Kent and Sussex counties are bracing for another wintry blast, just in time for Super Bowl Sunday. Meteorologists from the National Weather Service are calling for anywhere ...

 2021-02-05 17:41 

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Pentagon deploys troops to fuel COVID-19 vaccine drive...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will deploy more than 1,100 troops to five vaccination centers in what will be the first wave of increased military support for the White House campaign to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19. President Joe ...

 2021-02-05 17:39 

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Biden meets with House Democrats in push for $1.9T plan...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden met Friday 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. "W...

 2021-02-05 15:05 

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Children & Families First opens doors and opportunities at Seaford Head Start Center...

SEAFORD — Using a hybrid model, Children & Families First opened the doors of the Seaford Head Start Center on Monday, welcoming children for their first in-person day of school. "This was a big day for us, for our staff who have worked so hard ...

 2021-02-05 10:00 

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QOTD: How should Delaware address its opioid crisis?...

Here is the Question of the Day: A $573 million settlement has been announced against McKinsey & Co. for their part in fueling the opioid crisis by advising producers to target high-volume prescribers, get physicians to prescribe more OxyContin and circum...

 2021-02-05 03:31 

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Local roundup: Seaford tops Lake Forest 66-61 in boys hoops...

Seaford High out-scored Lake Forest High by eight points in the fourth quarter to rally for a 66-61 win over the Spartans in a Henlopen South boys' basketball matchup on Thursday night. The Blue Jays (3-1) trailed 28-23 at halftime. Brent Ricketts net...

 2021-02-05 00:52 

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Commentary: Black history is American history, and we all carry it...

By Sara Ford In his 1965 essay, "The White Man's Guilt," James Baldwin pleaded, "White man, hear me. History, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read. And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the pas...

 2021-02-05 00:48 

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Best Bets: Delaware magician Capehart fools Penn & Teller...

Chris Capehart is a master magician. In a career that spans 50 years, he has won almost every award you can think of in magic, appeared all over the world, including frequently at Millville's Dickens Parlour Theatre, and has lectured about the art of ...

 2021-02-05 00:41 

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Speak Out: Pay raises likely for a handful of top state officials...

Judges, cabinet secretaries and elected officials are set to receive pay increases after a state panel recommended them and the Senate shot down a resolution rejecting those hikes. Let the residents determine if the "top officials" are deserving o...

 2021-02-05 00:15 

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Workers at Milford veterans home balking at vaccinations...

DOVER — Despite the disproportionate number of deaths related to COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in Delaware, many workers at the state veterans home are refusing to get the vaccine. Residents of long-term care facilities such as the Delaware ...

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