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Hartly man sentenced in fatal Amish buggy crash

  DOVER — A Hartly man received two years in prison Thursday morning involving a fatal hit and run crash with an Amish buggy in western Kent County last year. Robert H. Eckeard, 29 years old when arrested on Sept. 6, 2017, will serve a year of Level II probation upon release. He was convicted […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 3:52 am


Rep. Bryon Short won’t seek re-election

  DOVER — Rep. Bryon Short, a Highland Woods Democrat, announced Thursday he will not seek another term. He is the eighth lawmaker to reveal plans not to run for the same seat in the upcoming election. Five others have confirmed they are retiring, while two are looking to move from the House to the […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 3:49 am


The final buzzer: Hester set to retire from Dover PD, PAL

  DOVER — The fledgling Police Athletic League of Dover has been spearheaded by Master Cpl. Keith Hester since its inception in March 2016. While working to keep kids on the straight and narrow path has always been a labor of love for Master Cpl. Hester, the PAL has had to find another officer to […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 3:43 am


Pony ride worker sentenced to 5 years for sex offenses

  DOVER — A Houston man got five years in prison after pleading guilty to sex offenses involving minors while working at Fifer Orchards two years ago. John R. Blackburn was immediately sentenced after admitting to four counts of first-degree unlawful sexual contact and a count of failure to re-register as a sex offender. He […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 3:40 am


Dover Police arrest 7 in drugs and firearms case

  DOVER — Four alleged gang members were among seven arrests resulting from suspected illegal drug and firearm activity Wednesday afternoon, police said. While Dover Police did not disclose how long an investigation had been in place, it described its culmination that began with a vehicle stop in the area of West North Street and […]

Published on 23 February 2018 | 3:36 am


COMMENTARY: Current generation of teens more likely to care about gun violence

When 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, it was just the latest in a tragic list of mass shootings, many of them at schools. Then something different happened: Teens began to speak out. The Stoneman Douglas students held a press conference appealing for gun control. Teens in Washington, […]

Published on 22 February 2018 | 11:38 pm


Oyster Eat slides into Georgetown tonight

GEORGETOWN — Socializing, fraternizing and oysters are on deck tonight at the Georgetown Fire Company’s largest annual fundraiser. The 81st edition of the fire company’s historic Oyster Eat takes center stage at Station 77 on South Bedford Street from 8 p.m. until midnight. The all-you-can-eat bonanza features raw and steamed oysters, plus hot dogs, popcorn, […]

Published on 22 February 2018 | 11:26 pm


BEST BETS: Catanzaro to share songs and stories in Dover

With a multiple-octave range and a voice compared to Robert Plant and Janis Joplin, singer/songwriter Cassidy Catanzaro has turned a lot of heads in the music world over the past two decades. As the lead singer of the alt-country female band Antigone Rising from 1999 to 2008, Ms. Catanzaro, who goes by Cassidy on stage, […]

Published on 22 February 2018 | 8:51 pm


Drexel rallies from 34 down for historic win over Hens: 85-83 comeback is largest in D-I men’s history

PHILADELPHIA — For 20 minutes, it looked like Delaware could do anything it wanted. At one point on Thursday night, the Blue Hens led old rival Drexel by 34 — by 34 — in the first half. All of which made what happened in the second half just that much more stunning. In the biggest […]

Published on 22 February 2018 | 5:15 pm


DSU fires both hoop coaches: Walker and Burgess replaced as miserable seasons wind down

DOVER — The celebration didn’t last long. Just three days after Delaware State University snapped a 21-game losing streak, the school is parting ways with men’s basketball coach Keith Walker as the university is making sweeping changes to its basketball programs. Women’s basketball coach Barbara Burgess was also let go Thursday. Both coaches’ contracts were […]

Published on 22 February 2018 | 5:10 pm








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