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 2020-08-09 15:12 

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Seaford man arrested for burglary early Sunday morning...

SEAFORD — In the early hours of Sunday morning, the Delaware State Police arrested Gregory Wilson, a 36-year-old Seaford man, for burglary. At around 1:34 a.m. on Sunday morning, troopers responded to reports of a burglary on Orange Blossom Lane in ...

 2020-08-09 14:55 

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Millsboro man leads police on chase in Georgetown...

GEORGETOWN — On Saturday night, the Delaware State Police arrested a Millsboro man in Georgetown after he led them on a chase. At about 10:34 p.m. on Saturday night, Tevon Savage of Millsboro was observed speeding at 64 mph in a 45 mph zone on Park ...

 2020-08-09 14:41 

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Seaford: Traffic stop leads to ammunition and gun charges...

SEAFORD — A traffic stop on Saturday night in Seaford led to the seizure of drugs and ammunition and the arrest of one local man. At around 7:07 p.m. on Saturday night, troopers pulled over Randall Hill Jr. of Seaford who they observed engaging in c...

 2020-08-09 12:45 

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Commentary: Cape community delivers services during pandemic...

By Jen Mason Much as violent storms sometimes reveal long-buried shipwrecks along Delaware's coast, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light uncomfortable truths about the state's largest and fastest-growing county. Mention of the state's se...

 2020-08-09 12:30 

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Letter to the Editor: Vote in person to prevent fraud...

It is time for an informed electorate to realize what is going on in Delaware. For the presidential primary, the dictator of Delaware shut down most polling places, bypassing any input from the board of elections or anyone else. For example, in the 41st D...

 2020-08-09 12:15 

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Speak Out: Dover school, church condemned after Tropical Storm Isaias...

Tropical Storm Isaias touched many areas throughout the city of Dover with its destructive force Tuesday morning. Perhaps hardest hit were the historic William Henry Middle School on Carver Road and Union Missionary Baptist Church on Lincoln Street. Both ...

 2020-08-09 11:00 

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American Goldfinch...

Patricia Sterling of Wyoming photographed an American Goldfinch enjoying thistle at Bombay Hook on June 15....

 2020-08-09 11:00 

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Letter to the Editor: Reelect Ennis for state senator...

I do not usually get involved in primaries for public office, but this is a difficult year, and we need the best that we can have to continue to move Delaware forward. That's why I support Bruce Ennis for state Senate. He has the experience and qualif...

 2020-08-09 09:00 

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From the Editor: Americans troubled by political news bias...

By Andrew West Delaware State News DOVER — A recent national survey said 84% of Americans believe that the news media is critical or very important to democracy. That is the reassuring part of "American Views 2020: Trust, Media and Democracy"...

 2020-08-09 00:30 

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Speaking a common language: Translators provide critical role with COVID-19...

When Sintia Rodriguez came to the United States from Guatemala as a child, she had to learn English. Now, she's a nurse who makes use of her bilingualism to help other Spanish-speaking immigrants navigate the health care system in the COVID-19 era. Si...

 2020-08-08 23:15 

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Government transparency: Is enough being done in age of COVID?...

DOVER — COVID-19 has presented a host of challenges. Things that were commonplace and done without a second thought six months ago, like going on a date or working out at the gym, are totally different now. Life in the time of COVID has completely c...

 2020-08-08 23:11 

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Walgreens testing reaches 500-600 a day, DPH says...

DOVER — Nearly a month into its partnership with Walgreens for COVID-19 testing, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) said Walgreens testing sites represent between 500-600 tests per day. There are currently three pilot locations for the DPH...

 2020-08-08 23:08 

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Young adults make up majority of COVID-19 infections in Delaware...

In Delaware, 18-to-34-year-olds remain the age group with the highest rate of COVID-19 infections, a status they have held since mid-July. Per the latest data from the Delaware Department of Health, there are 4,831 people infected in that age group along ...

 2020-08-08 23:05 

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La Red among mask recipients from Chinese American non-profit...

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County-based La Red Health Center Inc. is among the hospitals and healthcare institutions that will share in philanthropy of a non-profit organization of prominent Chinese Americans. The Committee of 100 (C100) recently announced...

 2020-08-08 23:01 

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Wreath laying for veterans in Millsboro still on for December...

MILLSBORO — An encore performance matching 2019's historic wreath-laying ceremony at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery may be out of the question. But there's no question about the passion, respect and love for America's veterans. "...

 2020-08-08 22:56 

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Mills unseats incumbent mayor in Rehoboth election...

REHOBOTH BEACH Votes are in and the city of Rehoboth beach will have a new mayor. Stan Mills outpolled the re-election bid of incumbent mayor Paul Kuhns, while Patrick Gossett and Jay Lagree were elected commissioners in the city's municipal election ...

 2020-08-08 22:00 

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C. Reeder anxious for second act with Hens...

NEWARK — Colby Reeder feels a little bit like a stranger. Sure, at 23, he's been a member of the Delaware football team for going on five seasons already. But, after having back surgery in June 2019, the former Salesianum School standout hasn...

 2020-08-08 20:17 

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Trump seems ready, willing to bypass lawmakers on virus aid...

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Ready and willing to bypass elected lawmakers, President Donald Trump seemed set to claim the power to defer payroll taxes and extend expired unemployment benefits after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue packa...

 2020-08-08 19:50 

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Abducted Georgetown boy found safe in California...

GEORGETOWN A 2-year-old Georgetown boy abducted by his mother in late July from a residence in Georgetown has been found safe in California following a nationwide search and Amber Alert. According to Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin...

 2020-08-08 16:42 

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Early-morning shooting kills one in Seaford...

SEAFORD — The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is conducting a death investigation stemming from a shooting that happened in the early hours of Saturday morning in front of a bar in Seaford. The incident happened at about 1:07 a.m. on Friday morn...

 2020-08-08 12:00 

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QOTD: What back-to-school factors are you considering?...

Here is the Question of the Day: School districts are outlining education plans for the fall based on the state's guidance allowing remote and hybrid, a combination of remote and in-person instruction. Some schools are preparing to have students in th...

 2020-08-08 01:46 

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Commentary: Telework could lead to environmental solutions...

EDITOR'S NOTE: On July 29, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing, "Lessons Learned from Remote Working during COVID-19: Can the Government Save Money Through Maximizing Efficient Use of Leased Space?" Below is r...

 2020-08-08 01:43 

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Speak Out: Are Delaware inmates safe from COVID?...

The Delaware Department of Correction has reported 511 cases involving inmates and 158 involving staff. Per the agency, 104 employees and 415 offenders have recovered, while eight inmates have died from complications relating to the virus. Seven of those ...

 2020-08-08 00:39 

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DNREC Coastal Cleanup now a monthlong campaign...

This year, the 33rd annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup will transition from a one-day, in-person event to a monthlong campaign to keep the state's beaches and waterways free of trash, DNREC recently announced."Following the lead of other states and g...

 2020-08-07 23:36 

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State's COVID hospitalizations fall to 37, fewest since March...

DOVER — Current COVID-19 hospitalizations in Delaware reached another low, with only 37 people currently hospitalized according to the Delaware Division of Public Health's (DPH) daily report on Friday. It was a drop of seven compared to the prev...

 2020-08-07 22:56 

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Horses grazing...

Dan Mikkelson of Dover took this photograph of horses grazing in a pasture off Seeneytown Road in western Kent County, June 7....

 2020-08-07 22:51 

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Harleys everywhere, masks nowhere: Sturgis draws thousands...

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Thousands of bikers poured into the small South Dakota city of Sturgis on Friday as the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally rumbled to life despite fears it could lead to a massive coronavirus outbreak. The rally could become one of t...

 2020-08-07 22:38 

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Postal Service loses $2.2B in 3 months as virus woes persist...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $2.2 billion in the three months that ended in June as the beleaguered agency — hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic — piles up financial losses that officials warn could top $20 bil...

 2020-08-07 22:36 

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US intel: Russia acting against Biden; China opposes Trump...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials believe that Russia is using a variety of measures to denigrate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ahead of the November election and that individuals linked to the Kremlin are boosting Presiden...

 2020-08-07 22:26 

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Reaction mixed to school reopening decisions...

Across the state this week, school board members listened to their community of educators, parents and administrators as deliberations began on how to approach the start of the academic year. The Capital, Cape Henlopen and Milford school boards met Thursd...

 2020-08-07 22:00 

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Laying of wreaths for veterans in Millsboro still on...

MILLSBORO — An encore performance matching 2019's historic wreath-laying ceremony at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery may be out of the question. But there's no question about the passion, respect and love for America's veterans. "...

 2020-08-07 21:28 

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Efforts underway to repair storm-damaged William Henry Middle School...

DOVER — As Tropical Storm Isaias passed through Delaware — leaving flooding, snapped trees and downed wires in its wake — it also caused significant damage to William Henry Middle School. "It was quite tragic to see. It almost rained...

 2020-08-07 21:23 

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Report clears Delaware State Police trooper in fatal shooting...

DOVER (AP) — A Delaware State Police trooper was justified in fatally shooting a suicidal man armed with a handgun during a confrontation after a domestic dispute last year, the state attorney general's office says. The Delaware Department of Ju...

 2020-08-07 19:31 

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Last-ditch virus aid talks underway; Trump team at Capitol...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders launched a last-ditch effort to revive collapsing Washington talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money, summoning Trump administration negotiators to the Capitol on Friday in hopes of generating progress. Both sides s...

 2020-08-07 18:36 

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US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19...

NEW YORK — Racial disparities in the the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday.One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked children with COVID-19 who neede...

 2020-08-07 17:54 

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Easterseals to host virtual Caregiver Conference...

NEW CASTLE — Easterseals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore and the Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities are hosting the 10th annual Easterseals Caregiver Conference virtually from Aug. 24-28. The full a...

 2020-08-07 17:02 

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Lincoln: Traffic stop leads to drug, additional charges...

LINCOLN A traffic stop by Delaware State Police Wednesday led to the arrest of two persons from Lincoln on drug and other charges. The stop occurred around 3 p.m. Aug. 5 involving a 2020 Hyundai Elantra in the area of Johnson Road and Front Street, state ...

 2020-08-07 16:52 

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Masonic Charities donates to CASH program...

DOVER — Masonic Charities of Delaware has contributed $5,000 to the CASH (Canines Assisting Service Heroes) program of Kent County Chapter 850, Vietnam Veterans of America. The presentation was made by Charities Board President S. Curtis Cole at the...

 2020-08-07 16:18 

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Weather service says Delaware tornado set distance record...

DOVER (AP) — A single tornado cut a record 29-mile swath of damage through Delaware as Tropical Storm Isaias pelted the mid-Atlantic region with high winds and heavy rains earlier this week, according to the National Weather Service. Officials said ...

 2020-08-07 11:37 

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PRMC cancer support groups and classes go virtual...

SALISBURY, Md. — To better protect and support patients going through cancer treatments or recovering from treatment in the age of COVID-19, the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute has started offering many groups, workshops and classes in a virtual ...

 2020-08-07 05:46 

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Capital school board votes for remote start to the school year...

DOVER — The Capital School District will begin its year remotely, with the plan to revisit the decision in October, the school board decided Thursday. The board voted unanimously to continue remote education for a period just over six weeks, also op...

 2020-08-07 05:46 

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Capital school board votes for remote start to the school year...

DOVER — The Capital School District will begin its year remotely, with the plan to revisit the decision in October, the school board decided Thursday. The board voted unanimously to continue remote education for a period just over six weeks, also op...

 2020-08-07 04:07 

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Milford school board opts for remote start to school year...

MILFORD — The Milford School District will hold classes remotely for the first six weeks when classes begin in September, the school board decided Thursday. The board voted 5-1, with Kristopher Thompson dissenting and Jason Miller abstaining. The sc...

 2020-08-07 04:07 

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Milford school board opts for remote start to school year...

MILFORD — The Milford School District will hold classes remotely for the first six weeks when classes begin in September, the school board decided Thursday. The board voted 5-1, with Kristopher Thompson dissenting and Jason Miller abstaining. The sc...

 2020-08-07 03:22 

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Cape Henlopen schools will open in hybrid format...

LEWES — Hours of testimony from teachers and parents preceded the Cape Henlopen school board's decision to start the school year in a hybrid model, while also opting to bump the student start date out to Sept. 16. The school board voted 5-2, wit...

 2020-08-07 00:29 

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Lake Forest board votes for post-Labor Day start...

FELTON — Lake Forest School District has joined numerous others in amending its school calendar to allow for more prep time, as school leadership across the state gear up for a year colored by coronavirus. At a brief school board meeting Thursday, t...

 2020-08-06 23:57 

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Sussex EOC requests damage reports from Tropical Storm Isaias...

GEORGETOWN Sussex County emergency managers are asking property owners and residents affected by Tropical Storm Isaias to submit reports of damage to homes and businesses caused by the system so officials can map the information and use it for a possible ...

 2020-08-06 23:29 

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DIAA pitches condensed 2020 high school sports season...

DOVER — The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) Board of Directors voted on Thursday to support a condensed sports schedule for the upcoming high school academic year. Under this proposal, there will be no sports in the fall. A cond...

 2020-08-06 23:04 

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Commentary: Let's not add communication problems to COVID-19 issues...

By Linda Heller Complex communication is what makes us humans and not animals. It also connects us to each other. We use verbal communication, meaning using mostly words and sentences to communicate thoughts and ideas to others. We also use nonverbal comm...

 2020-08-06 23:03 

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Trump, McConnell huddle; virus aid talks at risk of collapse...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump huddled at the White House Thursday with the Senate's top Republican, searching for a way forward on vital COVID-19 rescue money, while Trump's top bargainers returned to Capitol Hill amid increasing ...

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