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Music festival requires vaccine or negative COVID-19 test

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attendees of an annual music festival in Delaware will need to show proof they've been fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test. The Firefly Music Festival will feature headliner Billie Eilish and Lizzo. It is begin Thursday at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, and will run through Sunday. The Delaware State News reports that state health officials hope the prevention measures put in place will […]

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Notice of violation issued after treated wastewater spill

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Delaware environmental officials have issued a notice of violation to Mountaire Farms in Millsboro after a contractor damaged a pipeline and about 15,000 gallons of treated wastewater spilled into Swan Creek. The News Journal reports the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control notice states a contractor was digging a ditch for a new pipeline in April as part of construction of a new wastewater treatment […]

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Police: Woman dies after balcony collapse at Dewey Beach

DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) — A woman has died after a balcony collapse in Dewey Beach on Memorial Day. Police say officers called to a home on Read Avenue on Monday afternoon found that a third-floor balcony gave way and two Ohio women fell about 10 feet to the deck below.  News outlets report that the women, aged 47 and 57, were taken to a hospital. Police say the 57-year-old […]

today06/02/2021 12

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ADVISORY – Funeral for Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook

Date:  Monday May 10, 2021 Location: Emmanuel Wesleyan Church 217 Beaglin Park Drive Salisbury, MD 21804. Media Parking/Staging:  Media parking and staging area will be to the north side of the parking lot near Beaglin Park Drive to the west of Dallas Drive (see attached Google map). Entrance for media vans/trucks/cars into the parking lot will be off Dallas Drive. Please identify yourself to the Law Enforcement personnel and you will […]

today05/07/2021 7

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Delaware officer dead, Maryland man facing murder charges

DELMAR, Del. (AP) — A Delaware police officer has died of injuries he suffered after responding to a fight at a home early Sunday. Delaware State Police say 54-year-old Delmar police corporal Keith Heacook was pronounced dead at a Baltimore hospital Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say Heacook was attacked by 30-year-old Randon Wilkerson of Salisbury, Maryland, after responding to a house in Delmar shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday. A witness reported […]

today04/29/2021 29

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Arrest Made in Delmar Police Officer Assault

The Delaware State Police have arrested 30-year-old Randon D. Wilkerson in connection with the assaults that occurred in Yorkshire Estates in Delmar, DE. At approximately 5:12 am on Sunday April 25, 2021, Delmar Police Department was dispatched to the 11000 block of Buckingham Drive in the Yorkshire Estates Community for a report of a fight in progress. The 9-1-1 caller reported one of the occupants, who was later identified as […]

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Delaware among states that stopped alleged fundraising scam

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware is among nearly 40 states that took part in stopping a massive telefunding operation. Federal officials had accused the operation of fleecing tens of millions of people across the country out of more than $100 million. The Delaware State News reported Thursday that Associated Community Services and related defendants have agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission and various state agencies across the […]

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