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Lawyer: State ‘inconsistent’ in park gun restrictions

DOVER — The State of Delaware allows lawfully owned and permitted firearms in more than 99 percent of the area in state parks, forests and wildlife areas. A lawsuit contesting the remaining portion of land where guns are prohibited by the state was debated in Superior Court Friday afternoon. The Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association and […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 3:00 am


Unemployment rate lowest in state since 2008

DOVER — Delaware’s unemployment rate slipped below 4 percent last month for the first time in a decade. Data released Friday by the Delaware Department of Labor indicates the state’s unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in June, the best mark since February 2008. With the national unemployment rate rising from 3.8 to 4 percent, […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:30 am


Former lawmaker Atkins facing domestic violence charges again

DOVER — A former Delaware lawmaker is under arrest again, accused of assaulting and strangling his girlfriend in an argument over a text message. John Atkins, 48, of Millsboro was charged last week with strangulation, a felony; and third-degree assault, which is a misdemeanor. He was given a $7,000 unsecured bond. A preliminary hearing scheduled […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:00 am


Two arrested in Milford armed robbery

MILFORD — Two men were arrested in alleged connection with a June 29 robbery on East Green Lane, Milford Police said. Police said a suspect displayed a handgun displayed a handgun and removed an undisclosed amount of money from a person. The suspects then fled, police said. A subsequent traffic stop brought the arrest of […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:10 am


Kent County men plead to burglary

DOVER — Two Kent County men, 33 year-old Joshua Wilson of Harrington and 37-year-old David Sharp of Felton, pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree burglary and maintaining a clandestine laboratory for entering a vacant house and manufacturing methamphetamine, the Delaware Department of Justice said. Deputy Attorney General Sean Motoyoshi prosecuted this case. A Superior Court […]

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:05 am


COMMENTARY: State of health care in Delaware

I pass a storefront marquee on my way to work that often displays cheerful and pithy yet poignant anecdotes. It has reminded me “chance favors the prepared mind” (Louis Pasteur) and “optimism is the faith that leads to achievement” (Helen Keller). Recently, the message suggested “politics is too serious a matter to be left to […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 11:36 pm


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Assault on our national security

Never in all my years did I think I would witness what I saw this past week. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you saw an American president actually try to destroy the security we all have enjoyed for the past 73 years. It started with President Trump attacking our allies in NATO and […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 11:14 pm


COMMENTARY: Staying active should be a family affair

For today’s busy families, leisure time is a valuable commodity. Parents and children alike can find it challenging to balance work, school and scheduled events. Between it all, staying physically active on a weekly basis should be a priority, given the many health benefits it brings. Families should make it a habit to limit sedentary […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 11:13 pm


American Legion state tourney starts today

A full slate of games is on tap today as the American Legion baseball state tournament kicks off at Wilson Field in New Castle. Three downstate teams made the eight-team field. Fox Post-2 will play at 6 p.m. against the tournament hosts and No. 3 seed Stahl Post-30. Fox Post-2 tied with the Post-10 Generals […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 4:30 pm


Braxton back with DSU as running game, tight ends assistant

DOVER — Jeff Braxton is moving across town again. Braxton has rejoined the Delaware State University coaching staff under first-year coach Rod Milstead after several years at Wesley College. This is Braxton’s fifth different stint as a Delaware State assistant. He will be the running game coordinator and tight ends coach. Braxton’s most recent stint […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 4:20 pm


Local roundup: Malkowski named Wolverines head men’s golf coach

Wesley College interim athletic director Tracey Short announced on Friday that Steve Malkowski will take over as the head coach of the men’s golf team. Malkowski joined the Wesley staff in the summer of 2017 serving as an assistant coach for the men’s golf team, while helping to initiate a movement toward adding women’s golf. […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 4:05 pm


On eagle’s wings

Jerry Hull of Clayton photographed this bald eagle feeding along the coastal marsh of Bombay Hook on June 2.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 3:09 pm


Delaware State Fair may see rain and high humidity

HARRINGTON — Attendees at the Delaware State Fair should be prepared for high humidity and possible rain this weekend and into next week. The fair, which kicked off its 99th iteration Thursday, is expected to coincide with a hot, sticky climate for several days in the midst of the dog days of summer. According to […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 3:07 am


Trump says Biden is his 2020 ‘dream’ Democratic opponent

Democrat would President Donald Trump most like to run against in 2020? He says it’s Joe Biden. Trump tells CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday that “I dream about Biden.” Biden, who was vice president under Barack Obama, sought the Democratic presidential nomination twice but eventually dropped out of each race. He considered running […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 2:58 am


Developmental Disabilities Council executive director placed on paid leave following audit

DOVER — The executive director of a state agency determined by an audit to have allegedly committed contract and travel expense violations was placed on administrative leave with pay and benefits Tuesday, according to a news release. Pat Maichle was temporarily assigned to Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security Office of the Secretary on […]

Published on 20 July 2018 | 2:56 am








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