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 2021-02-04 23:13 

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Blowing in the wind...

Kristen Glass of Dover took this photo at Bombay Hook NWR Jan. 6....

 2021-02-04 23:07 

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All Delaware Walgreens will have vaccines, depending on supply...

WILMINGTON — Walgreens plans to have the COVID-19 vaccine available at all of its 62 locations in Delaware when supply becomes available, said Walgreens Area Healthcare Supervisor Vincent Madeline during a Delaware State Chamber of Commerce vaccine ...

 2021-02-04 21:47 

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Seaford woman dies in motor vehicle collision...

GEORGETOWN — A 30-year-old Seaford woman died after her vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer Wednesday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Authorities said the woman was driving a Toyota Scion that was traveling so...

 2021-02-04 21:35 

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Biden strikes tough tone on Russia in diplomatic push...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday said the days of the U.S. "rolling over" to Russian President Vladimir Putin are gone as he called for the immediate release of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. During his first visi...

 2021-02-04 21:34 

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Democrats ask Trump to testify under oath in Senate trial...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Thursday asked Donald Trump to testify under oath for his Senate impeachment trial, challenging the former president to respond to their charge that he incited a violent mob to storm the Capitol. In a response, a...

 2021-02-04 18:58 

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Attorney general reaches opioid settlement with McKinsey & Co....

DOVER — Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Thursday a $573 million multistate settlement with one of the world's largest consulting firms, McKinsey & Co., resolving investigations into its role in helping opioid manufacturers pro...

 2021-02-04 18:07 

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Inmate dies of suspected overdose at Smyrna prison...

SMYRNA — A 35-year-old inmate at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center has died following an apparent overdose, the Delaware Department of Correction announced Thursday. The DOC said Travis M. Jones of Newark was first found unresponsive in his housin...

 2021-02-04 17:58 

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State approves pesticide and nutrient continuing-education alternatives...

DOVER — Over this past year, Delaware farmers and pesticide applicators have had to pivot, joining the rest of the population in utilizing online learning to earn continuing-education credits. However, dealing with limited internet options in rural ...

 2021-02-04 16:58 

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Delaware lawmakers to return in fall for redistricting...

DOVER — Delaware lawmakers announced Thursday they will return in the fall for a special session to conduct redistricting. Redrawing borders of the state's 62 legislative jurisdictions takes place every 10 years, meaning it is set to go into eff...

 2021-02-04 15:26 

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Sussex subdivisions now require uniform design standards...

GEORGETOWN — Countywide uniformity has come to Sussex County, as similar standards now apply to all new cluster subdivisions. On Tuesday, Sussex County Council cast unanimous support behind an ordinance amendment encompassing all cluster subdivision...

 2021-02-04 15:13 

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Carney: Vaccination providers must provide demographic information, occupancy limits to increase Feb. 12...

WILMINGTON Gov. John Carney will require that vaccination providers report complete demographic information within 24 hours of administering a vaccine and will ease COVID-19 occupancy restrictions this month in his sixth modification to the State of Emerg...

 2021-02-04 14:26 

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Dover apartment fire displaces 8...

DOVER — Eight residents were displaced after a Wednesday blaze at an apartment complex, Dover Fire Department Chief David Carey said. The fire at 848 Woodcrest Drive was reported at 2:30 p.m. and took about 30 minutes to bring under control, Chief C...

 2021-02-04 14:14 

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Milford Public Library looking for input...

MILFORD — The Milford Public Library is conducting an online survey to better inform its plans for the future. "The survey was created to generate input from the community for the strategic plan, which is currently (being worked on) at the libra...

 2021-02-04 10:00 

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QOTD: What should happen with the Dolles sign?...

Here is the Question of the Day: The Dolles rooftop sign has been in every photo of that section of Rehoboth Beach boardwalk since 1962. Since Dolles Candyland will be moving a few doors away and consolidating with the owner's Ibach's Candy by the...

 2021-02-04 03:28 

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Local roundup: Smyrna gets past Dover boys...

Smyrna High held off Dover down the stretch to post a 41-38 win over the Senators and remain unbeaten in Henlopen North boys' basketball on Wednesday night. The Eagles (7-0 North) led by as many as 10 points in the third quarter before Dover (4-2) cut...

 2021-02-04 03:13 

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Zoom meeting informs Black community of vaccinations...

DOVER — Dr. Joan Coker admitted that even she had second thoughts, despite all the medical knowledge she had, when it came to getting vaccinated for COVID-19. There were always those lingering questions in her mind. It turns out that Dr. Coker did g...

 2021-02-04 02:36 

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CR tops Cape, earns at least share of North wrestling title...

CAMDEN — There's nothing easy about wrestling in the Henlopen North, match-in and match-out. Of the eight teams currently in the division, Smyrna, Caesar Rodney and Sussex Central have all won Division I state titles, while Milford and Polytech ...

 2021-02-03 23:31 

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Carper looks forward to role as environmental chair...

DOVER — The Democratic Party's victory in two U.S. Senate races in Georgia last month had tremendous implications for the nation. One of the most obvious and consequential is that it created a 50-50 split in the Senate, which effectively gives D...

 2021-02-03 23:21 

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Letter to the Editor: State's millponds littered with trash...

Many of the small bodies of water you see along a road or on a farm are most likely millponds. Millponds can be found throughout our state and are enjoyed by many. They are bodies of fresh water that were used as reservoirs for water-powered mills in the ...

 2021-02-03 23:19 

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Letter to the Editor: Biden's bipartisan plan 'is a crock'...

Well, "say it ain't Joe" has lined up the ducks (U.S. voters). His idea for a bipartisan "why can't we all get along?" plan has been shown for the crock it is. Socialism is not what the American public deserves or wants. If your de...

 2021-02-03 23:19 

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DPH announces 22 COVID deaths after review of records...

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health reported 22 newly announced COVID-19-related deaths Wednesday after a review of Vital Statistics records found 17 additional deaths. The DPH said the 17 deaths discovered during the Vital Statistics rev...

 2021-02-03 23:17 

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Speak Out: Bills would impact tipped, youth wages...

Legislation recently filed would raise the minimum wage for tipped workers. Currently, tipped employees, such as waiters, make $2.23 an hour from their employers, plus tips. Should the collected tips not add up to the state minimum wage of $9.25 per hour,...

 2021-02-03 22:43 

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Canada designates the Proud Boys as a terrorist entity...

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government designated the Proud Boys group as a terrorist entity on Wednesday, noting they played a pivotal role in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The Proud Boys have faced increased scrutiny after seizin...

 2021-02-03 22:41 

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Justice Department drops Yale admissions discrimination suit...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In another reversal of Trump-era policy, the Biden administration on Wednesday dropped its discrimination lawsuit against Yale University that alleged the Ivy League school was illegally discriminating against Asian American and wh...

 2021-02-03 22:19 

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State 'proud' of high number of COVID tests...

WILMINGTON — The number of individuals seeking out COVID-19 testing in the latter part of January was even higher than state officials expected. A.J. Schall, director of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, said DEMA was expecting a drop in tes...

 2021-02-03 22:04 

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Colorful sky...

Wayne Gillespie of Georgetown took this photo in Dagsboro Dec. 30....

 2021-02-03 21:48 

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Five generators stolen in Dover burglary...

DOVER — Five generators were stolen during a burglary sometime between Jan. 19 and Tuesday, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. The incident occurred in the 1200 block of South Little Creek Road. Police said an unknown suspect or suspects...

 2021-02-03 18:39 

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IRSD mourns death of Ennis School principal...

GEORGETOWN — 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 provid...

 2021-02-03 17:36 

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Biden shows flexibility but tells House to 'go big' on virus aid...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told House Democrats on Wednesday he's "not married" to an absolute number on his $1.9 trillion COVID rescue plan but Congress needs to "act fast" on relief for the pandemic and the economic ...

 2021-02-03 17:24 

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Sussex council hears overview about community grants...

GEORGETOWN — It's Community Development Block Grant application time. Amid a pandemic, Sussex County is again seeking its annual chunk of federal funding administered through the state and specifically earmarked to assist low- to moderate-income...

 2021-02-03 16:24 

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Capital School District residents weigh in on superintendent search...

DOVER — Prioritizing diversity and inclusion. Connecting with the community. Retaining teachers. Those were some of the qualities community members and educators in the Capital School District said they want to see in their new superintendent, a sea...

 2021-02-03 15:24 

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Rehoboth Beach Patrol has a new captain...

REHOBOTH BEACH — When the throngs of tourists return to Rehoboth Beach this summer, a new captain of the city's beach patrol will be watching over them. Officials announced last week that Jeffrey Giles, a retired Delaware State Police trooper, h...

 2021-02-03 14:24 

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Rapid COVID testing available for select patients at TidalHealth Delaware offices...

TidalHealth Primary Care and TidalHealth Immediate Care offices in Delaware are now providing rapid COVID-19 testing for select patients who qualify. The rapid tests are intended for people who are already symptomatic or showing signs of COVID-19. These a...

 2021-02-03 10:00 

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QOTD: Did you get enough snow?...

Here is the Question of the Day:How about that snow? Love it or hate it? Why? Join the conversation below and see what others have to say! You can sign in to World Table with your existing Google, Twitter, Facebook, or Disqus account, or create a new acco...

 2021-02-03 01:33 

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Scenic Delaware: Morning on the farm...

John Messina Jr. of Smyrna took this photo of a farm in Smyrna on Jan. 6....

 2021-02-03 00:54 

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Delaware COVID hospitalizations on overall downward trend...

WILMINGTON — The number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 increased slightly for the third day in a row, but the state's situation has improved immensely over the last month. The Delaware Division of Public Health is reporting 326 hospit...

 2021-02-03 00:37 

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'I can't break my string,' says Super Bowl fan...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Super Bowl is going to look different this year for three friends who've attended every installment of the big game.But Don Crisman, Tom Henschel and Gregory Eaton have tickets in hand and say they will be there, as th...

 2021-02-03 00:24 

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Commentary: What's inside invasive plants might help them survive, spread...

By Aliya Uteuova For years, scientists have attempted to unravel why some invasive plants escape the grazing of hungry herbivores. It turns out, the chemical makeup of some invasive plants protects them from being eaten. In a recent paper, scientists have...

 2021-02-03 00:18 

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Letter to the Editor: Comcast postpones monthly data usage overage charge...

I have some great news to report for Delaware Comcast customers. As a result of pressure from the public, especially families with children attending school remotely, Comcast has backed off plans it had previously announced to cap monthly data usage and c...

 2021-02-03 00:17 

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Biden boosting vaccine allotments, financing for virus costs...

President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday that it is moving to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, freeing up more doses for states and beginning to distribute them to retail pharmacies next week. The push comes amid new urgency to speed ...

 2021-02-03 00:16 

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Speak Out: Budget proposal includes $50M for Family Courts buildings...

There's $50 million in Gov. John Carney's proposed capital budget to begin building two new Family Court facilities, pending approval by the General Assembly. Spend, spend, spend, spend! God forbid anyone should ever do any routine maintenance on ...

 2021-02-03 00:00 

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Dover reschedules vaccination meeting amid concerns from Black community...

DOVER — Dr. Richard Pescatore, chief physician for the Delaware Division of Public Health, was logged in to his computer to provide the city of Dover and its residents with information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine at the Jan. 26 Council of the Who...

 2021-02-03 00:00 

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Kent County honors employees with perfect attendance...

DOVER Kent County Levy Court honored 73 employees for perfect attendance in 2020 at its meeting on Jan. 26. Each employee will receive an extra vacation day, certificate of appreciation and a small gift. Honorees did not attend the meeting as a COVID-19 p...

 2021-02-02 23:30 

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Dagsboro, Frankford water agreement depends on Millsboro tower...

DAGSBORO — Operation of Millsboro's newest water tower looms as a linchpin to an agreement sought by Artesian Water Company linking neighboring towns of Dagsboro and Frankford. At its Jan. 25 meeting held virtually, Dagsboro council deferred act...

 2021-02-02 23:18 

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Storage building fire causes $150k damage in Harrington...

HARRINGTON — A Sunday afternoon storage building fire caused approximately $150,000 in damage, Office of the State Fire Marshal spokesman Michael Chionchio said. The blaze in the 200 block of Fernwood Drive near Jackson Ditch Road was reported at ju...

 2021-02-02 23:02 

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Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder, will step down as CEO...

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Bezos, who founded Amazon as an online bookstore and built it into a shopping and entertainment behemoth, will step down later this year as CEO, a role he's had for nearly 30 years, to become executive chairman, the company ...

 2021-02-02 23:00 

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NAACP denounces Middletown councilman for wearing city jacket at Trump rally...

MIDDLETOWN — At a Middletown Town Council meeting Monday night, the president of the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend branch of the NAACP denounced an elected official photographed while wearing a jacket with an official town seal while he attended a Jan....

 2021-02-02 22:59 

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Biden signs immigration orders as Congress awaits more...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed a second spate of orders to undo his predecessor's immigration policies, demonstrating the powers of the White House and its limitations without support from Congress. His orders on family ...

 2021-02-02 22:44 

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Frankford town council election canceled...

FRANKFORD There will be no 2021 municipal election in the town of Frankford. Registered voters will not go to the polls this Saturday the scheduled election date if needed as both incumbents faced no opposition in their re-election bids for town council. ...

 2021-02-02 22:41 

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Black coordinators make Super Bowl history with Buccaneers...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Diversity matters to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the first team to reach the Super Bowl with a trio of Black assistant coaches serving as coordinators. Byron Leftwich calls plays for a potent offense led by Tom Brady, Todd Bowles or...

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