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UPDATED & Breaking: Another Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Ocean City

By Alan Henney / August 27, 2022
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UPDATED – 08/27/22 – 10am – A 21-year-old Pennsylvania woman is dead after she was struck by a car on Coastal Highway at 59th Street in Ocean City just before midnight. Ocean City Police say Sophia Battisti was crossing against the pedestrian signal. Police say Good Samaritans initiated lifesaving efforts until EMS arrived, but Battisti…

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Men Injured by Pontoon Boat Prop; One Critically

By Alan Henney / August 26, 2022
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Two men were injured, one critically, after they were slashed by a pontoon boat propeller on the Rehoboth Bay late Friday afternoon. Captain Nick A. Couch of the Natural Resources Police/Delaware Fish & Wildlife says about 10 college-age men had rented the pontoon boat. Just before 4:30 p.m., they decided to pose for a photo…

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Man Dies after Swimming in Cape Henlopen State Park

By Alan Henney / August 26, 2022
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A 34-year-old man from Doylestown, Pennsylvania died after suffering a suspected medical problem Friday afternoon after swimming in the ocean off Cape Henlopen. Capt. John McDerby of the Delaware¬†Natural Resources Police says the man reportedly collapsed on the beach after swimming in the ocean. Bystanders immediately started CPR which was continued by responding EMS personnel.…

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4 Sea Turtles Killed by Suspected Boat Propeller Strikes

By Alan Henney / August 22, 2022
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Last week’s rough surf may have been the reason the¬†MERR Institute¬†had more than the usual number of sea turtle responses. Suzanne Thurman, MERR executive director, says her organization investigated the deaths of three loggerheads and two Kemp’s ridleys. All were located on the Delaware Bay between Prime Hook and Pickering beaches. Four, she says, like the one…

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Only Incumbents File for 2 Dewey Beach Commissioner Seats; No Election This Summer!

By Alan Henney / August 19, 2022
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The deadline to file to run for one of the two commissioner seats that were up for grabs this summer was Thursday at 5 p.m. Only incumbent Commissioners Gary Persinger and William Stevens filed to run again. There will be no election this summer in Dewey Beach!

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Breaking: Man Critically Injured in Seaford Shooting

By Alan Henney / August 18, 2022
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UPDATE: Work Release Offender Walks Away from Sussex Community Corrections Center, Caught After Brief Search

By Alan Henney / August 15, 2022
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Update: An offender is back in custody after walking away from the Sussex Community Corrections Center in Georgetown. According to a spokesperson with the Delaware Department of Correction, the offender had been allowed out on work release. He was caught early this morning (Monday) after a brief search in the Georgetown area. Original story: Multiple…

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Tensions over Rehoboth Tour Bus Parking Result in Arrest

By Alan Henney / August 8, 2022
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Rehoboth Beach police have had some difficulties this summer with charter or “tour” buses arriving in town unannounced with the intentions of loading and unloading typically at the bandstand horseshoe, especially on Saturdays. Police have routinely redirected the buses to the area behind the firehouse where two 15-minute parking spaces are reserved for buses to…

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Ad-Boat Rescues Paddleboarder During Saturday’s Sudden Storm

By Alan Henney / August 8, 2022
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The “Hero of the Week” award this week goes to Karisma Alenovitz and Jack Roache, crew of the¬†Ad-Boat, who rescued a paddleboarder as a violent thunderstorm struck with little warning around 1:15 p.m. Saturday in Rehoboth. This is what it looked like in Dewey at that time. Photo courtesy Capt./Photographer Dave Koster on the tiki bar boat Here’s…

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Rehoboth, Dewey and Bethany Issued Simultaneous Rec Water Advisories

By Alan Henney / August 4, 2022
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Last week, Rehoboth received its first recreational/swimming advisory of the summer. Today, DNREC issued simultaneous recreational water advisories for Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach. The advisories warned swimmers to “use caution and/or avoid prolonged periods in the water” because of “bacterial results which were above the recreational water quality standard.” The samples were…

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Rehoboth Beach Patrol Celebrates its 100th Anniversary!

By Alan Henney / August 1, 2022
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Around 500 guests including 350 past and current Rehoboth Beach Patrol guards celebrated the Patrol’s 100th anniversary Saturday night at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. The celebration, delayed a year because of Covid, brought together several generations of RBP alumni, including 92-year-old Jerry Radkin, the oldest attending lifeguard, with current guards and younger alumni. The RBP…

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Boy Gets Wire Impaled in His Toe, Taken to Hospital

By Alan Henney / August 1, 2022
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A nine-year-old boy was taken to the hospital Sunday after he got stuck when a piece of wire became impaled in his toe. It was reported around 2:30 p.m. here on the dunes south of Grenoble Place. The beach patrol called for EMS personnel from Rehoboth Beach VFC who ultimately cut the wire with it…

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Preventing Scooter Crashes on Coastal Highway Shoulder

By Alan Henney / August 1, 2022
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Last Sunday’s motor scooter (moped) crash on the shoulder of Coastal Highway at Church Street outside of Rehoboth was indeed similar to the previous ones. Sr. Cpl. Jason Hatchell, state police spokesman, says the 18-year-old male rider was headed north along the shoulder approaching Church Street as this Mitsubishi Eclipse was turning across from the…

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Death Investigation, Suspected Homicide

By Alan Henney / July 31, 2022
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First responders were called to Staytonville Road off North Union Church Road around 1:45 a.m. Sunday for a man down, possibly a pedestrian struck. But the victim was pronounced dead at the scene with suspected gunshot wounds. Homicide detectives are en route. This is north of Beach Highway (Route 16) between Ellendale and Oakley.

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UPDATED & Breaking: Crash Near Ellendale Leaves 1 Dead and 2 Injured

By Alan Henney / July 26, 2022
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UPDATED – 7/26/22 – Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on July 23 in the Ellendale area as 33 year old Dolman Ubaldo Jimenez-Perez of Georgetown. =============================================================== UPDATED – 7/24/22 – 8:30am – One person is dead and 2 injured after a crash Saturday…

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Updated: Motor Scooter Rider Seriously Injured in Coastal Hwy Crash

By Alan Henney / July 26, 2022
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Updated info (9 a.m., July 25) from Sr. Cpl. Jason Hatchell— On July 24, 2022, at approximately 5:46 p.m., a 2021 Wolf Blazer moped was traveling northbound on the shoulder of Route 1 (Coastal Hwy) approaching Church Street. At this time, a 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse had stopped in the left turn lane of southbound Route…

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UPDATED & Breaking: Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Auto on Coastal Highway in Dewey

By Alan Henney / July 25, 2022
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UPDATED 7/25/22 – 9:30am – Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on Sunday, July 24 in the Dewey Beach area as¬†43 year old Sidney Wolf, of Clarksburg, Maryland. ============================================================= UPDATED 7/24/22 – 9:45am – A crash on Route 1 in Dewey Beach is under investigation…

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Man Flips Acura on Coastal Hwy, Flees and Gets Arrested

By Alan Henney / July 25, 2022
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Police have not yet released charges for the driver who rolled this 1999 Acura Integra in the median of Coastal Highway outside of Rehoboth just before 2 p.m. Saturday during heavy peak-season traffic! Photo courtesy Mark Giuliani, The Talk of Delmarva However, Sr. Cpl. Jason Hatchell, state police spokesman, says this was not a pursuit. The…

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Climate Activists Return to Rehoboth, March to Biden’s Beach House

By Alan Henney / July 24, 2022
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For the second time this summer, climate activists chose to protest in Rehoboth Beach because it is the location of Biden’s vacation home. This time they marched to the President’s beach house where they chanted and posed for photographs. Rehoboth Beach, state police and Secret Service vehicles parked along the side of the street so…

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Man Charged with DUI after Driving Corvette up Dirt Mound

By Alan Henney / July 18, 2022
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Sgt. India Sturgis, state police spokesperson, says this¬†Chevrolet Corvette¬†was traveling east on¬†Old Landing Road¬†in the area of¬†Coronado Drive¬†when it ran off the north edge of the roadway before running up a dirt mound about eight-feet high. It happened around 8:45 p.m. last Monday near the¬†Sawgrass¬†development. Photo courtesy Rehoboth Beach VFC “A preliminary state police investigation suggests…

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Lifeguard Stands Go Missing after Lifeguard Competition

By Alan Henney / July 18, 2022
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Adjacent beach patrols come to aid Henlopen Acres guards The United States Lifesaving Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships returned to Rehoboth Beach last Wednesday bringing lifeguards from New York through Virginia to town. The following morning, the lifeguard stand near Dewey Beach Patrol headquarters on Dagsworthy Street disappeared and the makeshift lighting for the beach access there had been dismantled and strewn…

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Update: Victim Dies after Struck by Truck on O.C. Drawbridge

By Alan Henney / July 14, 2022
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UPDATED – 7/14/22 – 5pm – A Bishopville man who was struck on the Harry Kelly Bridge in Ocean City around 8 Wednesday night has died from his injuries. Maryland State Police say 33 year old Daniel Hicken was crossing the bridge on foot when he was struck by a truck driven by 19 year…

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Almost-Stolen Artwork Returned to City Hall Exhibition

By Alan Henney / July 11, 2022
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This photo,¬†Whirly, Twirly World, by Barbara Rodgers from the¬†Coastal Camera Club, was almost stolen the previous Friday from Rehoboth Beach City Hall. The would-be thief was confronted and gave up the artwork as he fled. Police arrested the 43-year-old male suspect from Slaughter Beach minutes later on¬†Coastal Highway. He has been charged with attempting to…

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Biden’s Eighth Visit Brings out the Protesters

By Alan Henney / July 11, 2022
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President Joe Biden returned this past weekend for his eighth visit since entering office and his third so far this season. This visit, unlike most of the others, was accompanied by several protest incidents. The President’s helicopter landed at Gordon’s Pond at 8:11 p.m. Friday. Photo courtesy Eric Allen Hours earlier, DNREC park rangers investigated “climate” graffiti spray-painted in the Gordon’s…

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Gordon’s Pond Tagged with Graffiti on Same Day as Biden’s Arrival

By Alan Henney / July 9, 2022
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DNREC park rangers are investigating graffiti discovered Friday morning in the Gordon’s Pond area of the Cape Henlopen State Park. Capt. John McDerby of the Delaware Natural Resources Police says around 8:30 a.m. they received a report that individuals had spray-painted graffiti in the parking lot and on Gordon’s Pond trail. This is the same…

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