Posts by Alan Henney
Breaking: Critical Shooting in Downtown Milford
UPDATED – 6/19/22 8:30am – Milford Police are investigating a shooting at the Brightway Commons Apartment Complex Friday night just after 10pm. Police found a 34 year old man behind the home suffering from several gunshot wounds. In spite of lifesaving measures, he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police learned the victim was arguing…Read More
Breaking: Crash outside Rehoboth with Critical Injuries and Multiple Patients for Flyout
Rescue crews are on the scene of a crash with persons reported trapped and one vehicle possibly on fire. It was reported around 10:45 p.m. on John J. Williams Highway and Warrington Road outside Rehoboth. Trooper 2 and LifeNet 64 medevac helicopters are en route to the Beacon Elementary School for flyouts. WGMD/WGMD.com will provide…Read More
Update: Girl Critically Injured in Millsboro Boat Accident
One girl was critically injured and at least one other child was injured last night during a boating accident that involved a boat pulling children on tubes. The boat eventually struck a dock in the Millsboro area. It was reported around 5:15 p.m. at the end of Warwick Road which is off the…Read More
Breaking: Deputy Shot in Pittsville; Man Wanted for Questioning located.
UPDATED – 4 AM: The man who was wanted for question regarding an incident in Pittsville Sunday night has been located; the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office said Maryland State Police will provide further information UPDATED – 11pm : The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Austin Davidson for questioning in reference to an officer-involved…Read More
Governors Carney and Hogan Meet in Dewey for Crabcakes!
Yes! That was indeed Maryland Governor Larry Hogan seen joining Delaware Governor John Carney at Woody’s Dewey Beach early Sunday afternoon for crab cakes! The meeting was the result of this March Madness wager between the two men regarding the first round of the 2022 Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament. The agreement was that the loser would buy the winner crab cakes…Read More
Updated: Search for Missing Kayaker off Cape Henlopen
Update (9 a.m., June 8): The missing man was located by a DNREC marine vessel just before 9 a.m. on the rocks of the inner wall. He was checked by EMS and was reported in good condition. Original post (3 a.m., June 8): Multiple agencies are searching for a missing man who reportedly went kayaking…Read More
No Election this Summer in Rehoboth!
By the 4:30 p.m. deadline today, only incumbent Comm. Edward Chrzanowski and Francis “Bunky” Markert had filed to run for the two soon-to-be-open commissioner seats. Comm. Susan Gay, who was elected at the same time as Comm. Chrzanowski, has decided not to seek another term. Markert is well known and has been active in city…Read More
UPDATED: BREAKING: Shots Fired in Dewey Beach Brawl; No Injuries
UPDATED – 6/5/22 – 12:50pm – Dewey Beach Police were called to Saulsbury Street just after 11:30 Saturday night for a report of gunshots. A DATE agent in the area told police he heard the shots and saw muzzle flash. Police took multiple male suspects – all in their 20s and from Pennsylvania – for…Read More
Biden Addresses Nation from Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
President Joe Biden addressed the country this morning from the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center to discuss the May jobs report. His 17-vehicle motorcade was greeted by spectators along the route and as he approached the rear of city hall. A couple of hundred spectators soon lined both sides of Rehoboth Avenue hoping to catch a…Read More
Late-Night Presidential Motorcade Arrives in Rehoboth; May Jobs Report Remarks Scheduled for Convention Center on Friday
President Joe Biden’s 32-vehicle motorcade arrived in Rehoboth Beach around 10:25 p.m. Thursday. June 3 is his wife’s birthday, which he celebrated at their beach home last summer. But in addition, he is once again scheduled to deliver remarks on the May jobs report at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center at 10:30 a.m. Air Force…Read More
Highway Safety Programs in Jeopardy Starting June 1
Police agencies throughout Delaware that have relied on federal funds to enforce important highway safety initiatives will likely find themselves without funding on June 1. This comes just as the programs are in demand with increased summer activity. “It is with extreme disappointment that I must notify you that we are suspending project agreements effective…Read More
Bellmoor “Golf Cart” Found Abandoned on Beach
Rehoboth Beach police received an odd report that the Bellmoor Inn golf cart (technically a “low-speed vehicle”) had been involved in a hit-and-run on Philadelphia Street around 3 a.m. Monday. It was nowhere to be found! After some investigation, it became apparent that the vehicle had been stolen. Around 4 a.m., the operator running the beach sweeper…Read More
Rehoboth Police Search for Prolific Graffiti Suspect(s)
Rehoboth Beach police officers have been investigating a widespread graffiti attack that was discovered early last week. What is troubling about this attack is how prolific it was. The vandal or vandals struck a few downtown businesses, some inside and others outside. They also tagged trash cans, parking meter pay stations, benches, street signs, and…Read More
Barge Bursts into Flames in Delaware River, Glow Seen for Miles
UPDATE, 5/24/22, 10 AM: A fire that began early Monday morning on a barge in the Delaware River is still not under control, according to the Delaware Emergency Management Agency.The barge was carrying household appliances and scrap metal.The Bowers Fire Company in Kent County, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources…Read More
Police Investigate Shooting Incident in Downtown O.C.
Ocean City police received several calls after about a half dozen shots were heard near the boardwalk and Talbot Street around 1:10 a.m. on Sunday. That is where police found one man, an approximately 20-year-old, with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his leg. He was taken by EMS to a trauma center…Read More
Free Parking Returns to Downtown Rehoboth Beach Today
It is that day of the year that locals (and business owners) look forward to — the beginning of free parking season for downtown Rehoboth Beach. As of today, motorists will no longer be required to feed parking kiosks (or ParkMobile) or display parking permits. This will continue through the Thursday prior to Memorial Day…Read More
VIDEO: President Biden Makes Second Trip into Downtown Rehoboth Since Taking Office!
Updated Monday morning: President Biden departed Rehoboth Beach aboard Marine One at about six minutes after eleven this morning (Monday), concluding a long weekend at his home. Mr. Biden was seen in public twice: Saturday for Mass, and Sunday enjoying the nearby bike trail with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. FAA temporary flight restrictions have…Read More
Update: Biden’s Second Rehoboth Visit Could Be This Weekend!
Update: The White House has confirmed that President Biden is expected to visit Rehoboth Beach starting this Friday, September 17th. Mr. Biden is expected to leave Washington, arrive at Dover Air Force Base, then is expected to land at a spot near his North Shores home early Friday afternoon. The FAA has issued a temporary…Read More
UPDATED: Three Teens Injured in Funland on Park’s Last Night of the Season
Updated: Three teenagers are hurt in an accident at Funland on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, on the park’s final night of operation this season. According to Rehoboth Beach Police, officers who arrived at the scene Sunday night discovered an injured 16-year-old boy and two girls who were injured, ages 14 and 15. The boy was…Read More
Dewey Beach’s Mayor Dale Cooke Retires in Style!
Not many politicians these days are able to do what Dewey Beach Mayor Dale Cooke has done: Go out in style with the respect of the voters. Steve “Monty” Montgomery of The Starboard and Jimmy O’Conor of Woody’s Bar & Grill hosted the well-attended retirement party for Mayor Cooke last Thursday at The Starboard. “For Jimmy O’Conor and myself to…Read More
CPR, AED Help Resuscitate Heart Attack Victim at Dewey Pub
Dewey Beach police, Rehoboth Beach EMS and Sussex County paramedics helped save a 61-year-old man who collapsed in cardiac arrest while suffering a suspected heart attack this past Thursday evening in the Dewey Beer Company. Sgt. Clifford Dempsey, police spokesman, says the officer performed CPR on the victim until the ambulance crew arrived. They then used…Read More
Dolle’s Sign Could Become City Property!
A discussion item regarding the town’s iconic Dolle’s sign is listed on the agenda for the next Rehoboth Beach virtual commissioner workshop scheduled for this Wednesday. Dolle’s Candyland owner Tom Ibach, who has consolidated his operation at 9 Rehoboth Avenue, has offered to give the sign on the old building to the city. Grotto Pizza purchased the old building earlier this year. Chris Flood…Read More
Police Arrest Man with Gun on Indian River Inlet Bridge
Police received a complaint early Sunday evening of three men hanging over the railing of the Indian River Inlet bridge pedestrian walkway. A female state park officer was first to arrive to check on the three men. Capt. John McDerby, spokesman for State Parks Enforcement, says the officer smelled an odor of marijuana and proceeded…Read More
Pedestrian Hit by Mini-Van on Coastal Hwy in Dewey
The irony, just hours after pedestrian safety was a featured topic of Saturday’s candidate forum, a 31-year-old man was seriously injured while crossing Coastal Highway near Rodney Avenue in Dewey Beach. He was struck by the white Toyota Sceana minivan in the southbound lanes around 9:45 p.m. According to EMS reports he was thrown over the hood…Read More
Rehoboth Uses About 100K Plastic Trash Bags a Season!
Kevin Williams, Rehoboth Beach public works director, provided estimates of plastic trash bag usage to Comm. Dick Byrne who chairs the city’s Environment Committee. According to those numbers, the city public works crews use around 1000 plastic bags a day during the summer in the city’s public trash cans. Assuming a 100-day season, that’s about 100,000…Read More