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Arrest Made In Somerset County Murder

By Joe Ciccanti / May 23, 2024
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Following a grand jury indictment, Maryland State Police arrested a Crisfield man on charges connected to the murder of a man last year in Somerset County. The Somerset County State‚Äôs Attorney‚Äôs Office presented the case to the Somerset County Grand Jury on May 17th. The Grand Jury returned an indictment against 41-year-old William Pruitt of…

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Delaware State Police Detectives Arrest New York Man for Felony Theft in Scam

By Joe Ciccanti / May 23, 2024
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Delaware State Police detectives have arrested 35-year-old Flushing, New York man for a scam in which he impersonated a federal agent and convinced the victim that she needed to convert money to gold. He told her to give that to him for transport to the U.S. Treasury for safe keeping.¬†Rakeshkumar Patel¬†was identified as one of…

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UPDATE: Vehicle Crash This Morning on Route 113 North of Millsboro

By Joe Ciccanti / May 23, 2024
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UPDATED 3:40 p.m. Delaware State Police tell the Talk of Delmarva that this morning a Honda Civic was driving northbound on Dupont Boulevard at Avenue of Honor. At the same time, a Ford Edge was driving southbound on Dupont Boulevard, turning left from Dupont Boulevard onto Avenue of Honor. As a result, the front of…

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DNREC to Hold Public Information Session Regarding US Wind’s Proposed Offshore Wind Project

By Joe Ciccanti / May 23, 2024
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DNREC will host a public information session regarding US Wind’s proposed offshore wind project. The information session will take place on Wednesday, June 5th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Beacon Middle School on John J. Williams Highway in Lewes. At the public information session, you can review display boards, engage with staff, federal…

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SURVEY: Cape Henlopen State Park Voted Among Best Memorial Day Destinations For Families

By Joe Ciccanti / May 23, 2024
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On Memorial Day, families across the U.S. come together to honor those who have served and sacrificed for their country with many holding backyard¬†¬†barbecues and participating in group activities such as visiting national¬† parks. As far as Memorial Day destinations for families, Cape Henlopen State Park has been voted among the best in one survey.…

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Bridgeville Man Arrested for 3rd Offense DUI; Child in Truck

By Joe Ciccanti / May 23, 2024
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Delaware State Police have arrested a 32-year-old Bridgeville man for felony DUI and drug offenses yesterday morning. According to police, just before 11:30 a.m., troopers saw the driver of a Ford pick-up making traffic violations and pulled the truck over. The driver, identified as Robert Layton, showed signs of impairment, and troopers also saw that…

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Delaware Mosquito Control Insecticide Applications in Milford and Nearby Towns This Evening

By Joe Ciccanti / May 23, 2024
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The Delaware Mosquito Control Section plans insecticide ground Adulticiding (fogging) applications this evening. Weather permitting, the¬†truck-mounted sprayer will be used¬†to control adult mosquitoes¬†in and near Bowers Beach, Felton, and Milford as well as near Frederica, Magnolia, Viola, Camden-Wyoming, and Harrington. Additional Information from DNREC’s Mosquito Control Section: Application: Zenivex E4 (Etofenprox) For notification purposes, spraying…

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Seaford Police Looking for Missing Teen

By Joe Ciccanti / May 23, 2024
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Seaford Police are asking for your help in finding Faith Dewitt, who was last seen in the area of Seaford Middle School yesterday at approximately 2:17 pm. Faith is a 14-year-old girl–approximately 5‚Äô09‚ÄĚ tall and weighing approximately 212 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing light blue jeans, white shoes,…

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Increased Enforcement Efforts in Maryland This Weekend to Target Impaired, Aggressive, and Distracted Driving

By Joe Ciccanti / May 23, 2024
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Beginning tomorrow, Maryland State Police will increase enforcement efforts on impaired, aggressive and distracted driving through the Memorial Day weekend. The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office has funded the increased enforcement efforts. The State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort team (SPIDRE)–a specialized unit trained to identify impaired drivers–will also work…

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MD 16 Bridge Over Mill Creek in Caroline County to Close for Several Weeks This Summer

By Joe Ciccanti / May 23, 2024
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Vehicle Fire in Dorchester County Under Investigation

By Joe Ciccanti / May 23, 2024
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A vehicle fire that occurred late yesterday in Dorchester County on Mission Hill Road in Hurlock, Maryland is under investigation. According to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal, the incident appears to be incendiary in nature.¬†The fire in the¬†black, Pontiac 4-door passenger car¬†at around¬†5 p.m. yesterday¬†started in the passenger compartment.¬†¬†Anyone with information should…

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UPDATED: Two Employees of Group Home in Trappe, MD Arrested for Abuse of Resident

By Joe Ciccanti / May 21, 2024
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UPDATED – 05/21/24 – The investigation continues into an incident at a group home in Trappe. A Dover man, 34 year old Paul Horsey, was arrested in Delaware on May 15 on charges stemming from the investigation. He was extradited to Maryland on Monday. After a bail review Tuesday Horsey was released on a $40,000…

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UPDATED: HB 350 Passed in the State House

By Joe Ciccanti / May 21, 2024
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UPDATED – 05/21/24 – After nearly an hour of discussion on the House floor, House Substitute 2 for House Bill 350 was approved with a simple majority of 24 for the bill and 16 against with 1 absent. The measure now goes to the Governor for his signature. Governor John Carney issued the following statement…

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Nylon Capital Redevelopment Project in Progress

By Joe Ciccanti / May 18, 2024
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The Nylon Capital Redevelopment Project is well underway following a special groundbreaking event earlier this spring. State Representative Danny Short tells the Talk of Delmarva about what work is being done right now‚Ķ In addition to the demolition that is taking place at the site, Representative Short says that out in front of the location,…

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Governor Carney Signs Senate Bill 2(S)–Gun Safety Legislation; DSSA Filing a Federal Lawsuit Challenging the New Law

By Joe Ciccanti / May 17, 2024
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The Permit to Purchase law–Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 2– that Governor John Carney signed today (May 16th) aims to reduce gun suicides and community violence–making Delaware families and communities safer. The Delaware State Sportsmen‚Äôs Association released a statement in response that… “DSSA believes this legislation is unquestionably unconstitutional under both Delaware‚Äôs Constitution and…

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Governor Moore Signs Legislation to Make Maryland Safer 

By Joe Ciccanti / May 16, 2024
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The goal of making Maryland safer is being implemented, as Governor Wes Moore today presided over the fourth bill signing ceremony of 2024, which included bills under the Moore-Miller Administration‚Äôs 2024 legislative agenda. Governor Moore says the state is made safer as a result of signing bills to support victims, build stronger pipelines to law…

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Delaware State Police Detectives Arrest One of Two Men for Fraudulent Credit Card Purchases at Local Businesses

By Joe Ciccanti / May 16, 2024
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Delaware State Police have arrested a New York man for making fraudulent credit card purchases at two local businesses. Police learned that two men used a fake credit card to purchase over $3,800 of merchandise from Coastal Wine and Spirits on Coastal Highway in Milton. Police responded to the report of the theft on May…

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Weapons Detection System to be Utilized at Laurel Middle High School

By Joe Ciccanti / May 16, 2024
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The Laurel School District announced this week that a recently acquired weapons detection system will be deployed at Laurel Middle High School to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for all students and staff. This system will be utilized randomly and intermittently to enhance efforts in maintaining a safe campus. Mr. Ashley Q. Giska,…

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Delaware State Police Announce Formation of Highway Safety Unit

By Joe Ciccanti / May 16, 2024
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In a new effort to reduce fatalities and crashes in the First State, the Delaware State Police has announced the creation of the new Highway Safety Unit (HSU). The goal of the unit is to promote safety on Delaware‚Äôs roadways through proactive enforcement measures and public education initiatives. The HSU will consist of an eleven-person…

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House Bill 348 Addressing Requirements Pertaining to Lifeguards at Pools Passes DE Senate

By Joe Ciccanti / May 16, 2024
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House Bill 348 sponsored by State Representative Pete Schwartzkopf has passed the Delaware Senate. The Act removes the requirement for a lifeguard at a pool exclusively serving a residential or apartment community not accessible to the general public. Under existing law, a lifeguard is not required at a hotel, motel, or campground. A lifeguard is…

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Carl M. Freeman Foundation Awards 13 Grants to Local Nonprofits

By Joe Ciccanti / May 16, 2024
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The Carl M. Freeman Foundation recently announced grant awards for 13 Sussex County nonprofit organizations and schools through the FACES (Freeman Foundation Assists Communities with Extra Support) Grant Program. The FACES program supports small organizations located in Sussex County that provide grassroots services to the community. The 13 organizations receiving grants include the Howard T.…

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Congressman Harris, State and Local Lawmakers, Urge the MDE to Hold a Public Hearing in Ocean City to Address Concerns with the West Ocean City Pier Development

By Joe Ciccanti / May 16, 2024
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Congressman Andy Harris along with state and local lawmakers want the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) to hold a public hearing in Ocean City, Maryland to review its process for developing U.S. Wind’s West Ocean City Pier. The MDE already held a public comment hearing at the Wor-Wic Community College on March 25, 2024; however,…

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DelDOT: Signalized Route 9 Lewes Area Intersection Now Open; Traffic Flow Improved

By Joe Ciccanti / May 16, 2024
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The signalized Route 9 intersection at Plantation Road/Beaver Dam Road is now open as of Thursday, May 16th, according to DelDOT. The intersection includes a new access point from Route 1 southbound, allowing traffic movements to Route 9 west and across Route 9 to reach Plantation Road/Beaver Dam Road through the new roundabout. Improvements have…

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Federalsburg Man Wanted for Attempted Murder and Assault Arrested in Cambridge Following Pursuit

By Joe Ciccanti / May 15, 2024
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A 29-year-old Federalsburg man has been arrested after deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop the vehicle he was driving on Ocean Gateway in the Trappe area. They were trying to stop him due to moving violations, and they also received a license plate reader (LPR) hit that the vehicle registration was…

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House Fire in Queen Anne’s County Under Investigation

By Joe Ciccanti / May 15, 2024
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The cause of a fire at a house on 112 Maryland Road, Stevensville, Queen Anne’s County is under investigation. The blaze broke out in the kitchen of the one-story, single-family home¬†yesterday evening. The monetary loss of structure and contents is estimated at $200,000. No injuries or deaths were reported. The smoke alarm was present and…

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