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UPDATED: Arrest Made by Delaware State Police in Laurel Homicide Case from September, 2023

By Alan Henney / February 14, 2024
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UPDATED – 2/14/24-10 PM Delaware State Police have arrested 19-year-old¬†Azzure Horsey¬†of Laurel for the murder of 26-year-old Taylor German that happened on September 10th, 2023. Horsey faces numerous charges and is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on $3,260,000 cash bond. Azzure Horsey Additional Information from Delaware State Police: Through investigative means, the Delaware…

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FREE Parking Returns Saturday in Downtown Rehoboth!

By Alan Henney / September 15, 2023
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Friday, September 15, was the last day visitors had to pay for parking or display a parking permit for the 2023 season in Rehoboth Beach. It’s free parking until the 2024 parking season starts on May 15. Businesses are anxiously awaiting you! The Rehoboth Beach Patrol will have some lifeguards on duty through Sunday, September…

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Breaking: Teen Struck by Hit-&-Run Driver Outside Rehoboth

By Alan Henney / September 11, 2023
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Police are investigating a hit-and-run pedestrian struck near the Rehoboth Beach city garage Sunday evening that sent one teen to the hospital. It was reported around 10:15 p.m. on Lincoln Street. That is where police found the teen after he was allegedly struck and possibly dragged by the suspect vehicle. He was taken to the…

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UPDATED: Search for Missing Swimmer in Rehoboth Surf Ends

By Alan Henney / September 4, 2023
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Crivella to Retire from Beach Sweeping

By Alan Henney / August 28, 2023
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Beach-sweeping legend Tony Crivella says this will be his final season cleaning the sands with his tractor and sweeper. Crivella got his start working for Catts in 1981 running one of the beach shacks in Dewey. In 1997, he became Dewey’s first beach cleaning service. Prior to that, Dewey contracted once with Rehoboth Beach, but it was…

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No Election This Season in Dewey; Candidate Forum Will Still Be Held on Saturday

By Alan Henney / August 25, 2023
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The Thursday deadline to file to run for commissioner in Dewey Beach has passed with only the three incumbents filing to run for their respective seats. The incumbent commissioners are Paul Bauer, Elisabeth Gibbings and David Jasinski. They will each serve two-year terms. The Candidates Forum, hosted by the Dewey Beach Civic League, will still…

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Rehoboth Police Seek Suspect Who Passed Bogus $100 Bill

By Alan Henney / August 14, 2023
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Rehoboth Beach police are asking for help identifying this guy who paid with a bogus $100 bill at a boardwalk business on Friday, August 4. This is one of the few counterfeit cases so far this summer. The counterfeit was not a good one according to one source who saw the bill which had a blue…

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Bidens Return for More Beach Time!

By Alan Henney / August 14, 2023
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While not as lengthy as his previous visit, the President returned this past Friday for his 18th visit to his beach house since entering office. He arrived via Marine One early Friday evening accompanied by the traditional two decoys and the state police helicopter. The First Lady had already been here since Tuesday. Photo courtesy Richard…

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Bidens Enjoy the Beach Like Regular Visitors!

By Alan Henney / August 7, 2023
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During the President’s¬†longest stay¬†here at the beach since entering office, he and the First Lady last week went on regular bike rides, hit the beach and also went for dinner and a movie. If you missed a chance to have your photo taken with the Bidens or get video of one of the motorcades for…

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Bidens Return to Beach House for Summer Vacation

By Alan Henney / July 31, 2023
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Rehoboth Lifeguards Drag Dead Shark to Shore

By Alan Henney / July 31, 2023
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Lifeguards in Rehoboth Beach spotted this dead shark floating in the ocean off Rehoboth Avenue around 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. Using a rope and the kayak, they towed it to the far south edge of town where they pulled it onto the beach and buried it near the dunes. Rich King from Delaware-Surf-Fishing.com says this is a sand tiger…

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MERR Rescues Sea Turtle Snagged by Fishing Hook

By Alan Henney / July 31, 2023
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Suzanne Thurman from the¬†MERR Institute¬†says her organization helped save this¬†Kemp’s ridley¬†sea turtle in Slaughter Beach who got caught by a fishing hook last week. The fisherman took the turtle to the Dupont Nature Center which got in touch with MERR. The turtle actually ingested the hook, so it required surgery for removal which was performed…

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Breaking: Missing Child Found in Pool near Dagsboro

By Alan Henney / July 24, 2023
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Multiple agencies had been searching this evening for a missing four-year-old child. That child was eventually found unconscious in a swimming pool off Piney Neck Road northeast of Dagsboro. The state police helicopter, which had been on the search, is flying the child to the hospital in cardiac arrest. State troopers are investigating.

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Lifeguard Injured in Dewey Beach Competition; Flown to Trauma Center

By Alan Henney / July 17, 2023
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A North Shores lifeguard was seriously injured Monday night during the lifeguard competition in Dewey Beach. The accident occurred as he was making an entry for the surf-dash event around 6:35 p.m. The 21-year-old struck his head and suffered a suspected spinal injury. He was taken by ambulance from Dagsworthy Street to the Rehoboth Elementary…

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Police Charge Driver after Stranding SUV on Beach

By Alan Henney / July 12, 2023
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Around 5:28 a.m. on Wednesday, Rehoboth Beach police responded to an SUV found stuck on the beach in the area of Prospect Street. Coastal towing was called to remove the vehicle, says Lt. Jaime Riddle, police spokesman. It is illegal per city ordinance to drive a vehicle on the beach within city limits, he pointed…

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UPDATED: Crash with Ejection near Ellendale Leaves 2 Dead

By Alan Henney / June 19, 2023
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UPDATED – 06/19/23 – Delaware State Police have identified¬†30 year old Joseph McIlvain and 29 year old Shane Pennell as the men who died in a fatal crash Saturday night. Both men were residents of Milford ========================================================= UPDATED – 06-18-23 9:25am – Two people are dead after a single vehicle rollover crash on Route 113…

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Rehoboth Shuts Down Unsanctioned Bandstand Performer

By Alan Henney / June 19, 2023
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City officials sent this man packing last Thursday evening after he had been playing tunes on the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. He is Dr. Michael Rawlins, a college professor, who says he had been entertaining visitors who would stop and listen to him strumming an acoustic guitar while singing classic rock tunes such as the Beatles, Rolling…

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Army Corps of Engineers Honors Sen. Carper in Rehoboth

By Alan Henney / June 16, 2023
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BREAKING: Comm. Jay Lagree Withdraws from Race for Rehoboth Commissioner

By Alan Henney / June 6, 2023
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Although he had filed to seek another term as Rehoboth Beach commissioner, Comm. Jay D. Lagree announced today that he is withdrawing his petition to seek re-election. Comm. Lagree intends to serve out his term and allow newcomer, Donald G. Preston, Jr., to assume his seat without an election. Comm. Lagree said he didn‚Äôt want…

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3 File for 2 Commissioner Seats in Rehoboth; Mayor Mills Unchallenged!

By Alan Henney / June 5, 2023
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The deadline for submitting nominating petitions for the offices of mayor and commissioner in Rehoboth Beach has passed for the city‚Äôs August 12 municipal election. The following individuals have submitted nominating petitions: For mayor Stanley A. Mills, Jr. For commissioner (two seats up for grabs this summer) J. Patrick Gossett Jay D. Lagree Donald G.…

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Kia Flips on Its Side on Rehoboth Avenue

By Alan Henney / June 5, 2023
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The big mystery this afternoon in downtown Rehoboth Beach is how this Kia Forte flipped on its side. It happened around 3 p.m. in the ocean block of Rehoboth Avenue. A second auto sustained damage as well and one minor injury was taken to the hospital by EMS. Police are investigating.

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UPDATED: Man Found Dead in North Ocean City Lot

By Alan Henney / June 5, 2023
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UPDATED – 11:20am – Ocean City Police and Fire officials were called to the area of 116th Street Sunday night around 11pm for an unconscious man inside a vehicle. Ocean City Police and EMS performed lifesaving efforts, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s body has been taken to the Office…

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Another Bike Chase in Downtown Rehoboth Beach!

By Alan Henney / June 5, 2023
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For the second time in less than two weeks, a bicyclist refused to stop for a Rehoboth Beach police officer and got arrested. This most recent incident happened around 9:25 p.m. last Thursday after this bicyclist blew through the stop light at 1st Street and Rehoboth Avenue. The man led police on a wild bike…

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New No-Loitering Signs – A Success So Far in Dewey

By Alan Henney / June 5, 2023
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MERR Investigates 6 Sea Turtle Deaths in Past Week

By Alan Henney / June 5, 2023
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Suzanne Thurman from the¬†MERR Institute¬†says her organization investigated six dead sea turtles this past week. Four were loggerheads and two were Kemps Ridley’s. One loggerhead had been tagged on Jekyll Island, Georgia while nesting. Three of the turtles had evidence of boat propeller injuries, one of a boat strike, one of a dredge and the…

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