Joe Ciccanti

One-Way Only Transit Opportunity for Recreational Vessels Through Port of Baltimore Safety Zone

By Joe Ciccanti / May 9, 2024
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The Captain of the Port (COTP) has established a transit plan to afford recreational vessels the opportunity for transit through the Key Bridge Response Safety Zone. Traffic will be one-way at a time during one period: on Sunday, May 12th, OUTBOUND transits will be permitted from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., and INBOUND transits will…

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Three Arrested Following Shooting in Ellendale, Detectives Ask for Help Finding 21-Year-Old Ellendale Man

By Joe Ciccanti / May 9, 2024
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Delaware State Police detectives have arrested 20-year-old Isaiah Yunas of Ellendale, Delaware, and two teenagers for multiple charges following a shooting in Ellendale early yesterday morning. On May 8th at about 12:30 a.m., troopers responded to a home on South Old State Road in Ellendale for a disorderly incident. While responding, troopers were told that shots had…

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Attorney General Kathy Jennings Announces $10.25 Million Settlement with Wireless Carriers Over Deceptive and Misleading Advertising Practices

By Joe Ciccanti / May 9, 2024
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Attorney General Kathy Jennings today announced a $10.25 million 50-jurisdiction settlement with AT&T Mobility, LLC, Cricket Wireless, LLC, T-Mobile USA, Inc., Cellco Partnership, d/b/a Verizon Wireless, and TracFone Wireless, Inc. (collectively, the “Wireless Carriers”), which resolves the state attorneys general investigations into the Wireless Carriers’ deceptive and misleading advertising practices. Attorney General Jennings stated that today’s…

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DART Announces Winners of the Annual Statewide Transit Poster Contest

By Joe Ciccanti / May 9, 2024
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DART announced the winners of their Annual Statewide Transit Poster Contest. Seven winners were selected and received prizes from DART and its Business Partners. More than 85 students from schools and/or after-school programs across the state enthusiastically participated in the contest, each presenting their unique interpretation of this year’s theme, “The Colors of Travel”. DART…

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Senator Carper Highlights Progress on Climate, Work Ahead in EPA Budget Hearing

By Joe Ciccanti / May 9, 2024
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Salisbury Parking Garage Arms to Remain Up during the Month of May

By Joe Ciccanti / May 9, 2024
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There’s been another setback in the launch of the City of Salisbury’s project with Flowbird in the Circle Avenue Parking Garage. It has been decided that the mechanical arms will remain up throughout the month of May in order to alleviate delays entering and exiting the garage. The City will revisit the status and the arms…

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UPDATE: Firearm Offender at Sussex Community Corrections Center Who Failed to Return from Approved Pass–Apprehended

By Joe Ciccanti / May 9, 2024
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UPDATE 05/09/24: A firearm offender at Sussex Community Corrections Center (SCCC) in Georgetown who willfully failed to return from an approved pass has been apprehended. Edwardo Griffith walked away on May 6th. On Wednesday, May 8th, he was apprehended by Probation & Parole. Court information is pending. Previous Post: An offender willfully walked away today from…

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Amendment to Legislation Increasing Penalties for Those Who Fail to Yield Right of Way to Emergency Vehicles

By Joe Ciccanti / May 9, 2024
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An amendment to a legislation pertaining to emergency responders that was introduced in March has been proposed. The legislation has to do with the operation of vehicles on approach of authorized emergency vehicles. The amendment introduced yesterday by State Representative Jeff Hilovsky clarifies that a magistrate may assign a sentence of community service instead of…

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Easton Man Arrested for Theft and Carrying Handguns Without Permit

By Joe Ciccanti / May 9, 2024
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Easton Police have arrested an Easton man for carrying two concealed, loaded handguns without a permit. 21-year-old Carlton Freeman also had a wallet that was stolen from a vehicle in the area, along with a stolen shotgun. Freeman faces charges that include theft and illegal possession of a firearm and was transported to central booking.

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UPDATE: DSP Cancels Gold Alert for Missing Dover Man

By Joe Ciccanti / May 8, 2024
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UPDATE: The Gold Alert issued on May 7th by Delaware State Police Troop 3 for John Farrow has been cancelled. John has been located. Previous Post: Delaware State Police Troop 3 is issuing a Gold Alert for 54-year-old John Farrow of Dover, Delaware. John was last seen on East Lebanon Road in Dover or the Frederica area. Attempts to…

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Delaware Groups to Hold Vigil for Nakba and Gaza in Wilmington

By Joe Ciccanti / May 8, 2024
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Kennedy Gains Ballot Access in Delaware

By Joe Ciccanti / May 8, 2024
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The Kennedy campaign has announced that it has gained ballot access in Delaware. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was nominated for president, and Nicole Shanahan was nominated for vice president by the Independent Party of Delaware. The party has filed all necessary documents with the state, putting the Kennedy-Shanahan ticket on the ballot in Delaware this…

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Governor Moore’s Statement on Key Bridge Collapse Recovery Mission

By Joe Ciccanti / May 8, 2024
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Governor Wes Moore thanks Unified Command– including U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Maryland State Police—for their relentless effort in ensuring the recovery of all of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse victims–in a statement on the conclusion of the Key Bridge collapse recovery mission. Governor Moore says they will remain steadfast in their…

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Delaware Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee Launch 2024 Annual Photo Contest

By Joe Ciccanti / May 8, 2024
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The Delaware Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee’s 2024 annual photo contest is now underway. Now in its sixth year, the photo contest is open to amateur photographers of all ages who have a passion for showcasing Delaware agriculture through their lens. From this month starting from May 1st through October 31st, amateur photographers are…

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Rehoboth Municipal Election Scheduled for August 10; Deadline for Candidate Petitions is June 3

By Joe Ciccanti / May 8, 2024
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Two Board of Commissioners seats, each with a three-year term, will be on the ballot during the City of Rehoboth Beach’s municipal election Saturday, August 10th. Voting will take place at the Convention Center from 10 am-6 pm. The deadline for candidates to file a nominating petition is 4:30 pm Monday, June 3rd.  Rehoboth Beach commissioners will…

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House Fire in Caroline County; Cause Under Investigation

By Joe Ciccanti / May 8, 2024
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The cause of a house fire on Main Street in Hillsboro in Caroline County yesterday evening is under investigation. According to the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal, the fire originated in the first-floor bedroom of the two-story, wood-framed, single-family house. One firefighter was injured during fire suppression detail was transported to a local…

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Two Bills Passed by DE House to Guide Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence in Delaware

By Joe Ciccanti / May 8, 2024
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Dover Man Arrested Following Shooting On Harmony Lane

By Joe Ciccanti / May 7, 2024
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A 19-year-old from Dover has been arrested for a shooting that happened Monday morning. At 10:30 a.m. that day, Dover Police were called to Harmony Lane for the report of shots fired. The investigation led police to believe that Javon Johnson was responsible for the shooting. During the incident, a vehicle with a 20-year-old Smyrna…

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Sussex County Council Votes on Several Previously Deferred Land-Related Items

By Joe Ciccanti / May 7, 2024
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The Sussex County Council today voted on several items of old business that had been deferred. Included in the list of votes was an ordinance to amend the Comprehensive Zoning Map of Sussex County from an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District to a C-3 Heavy Commercial District for a certain parcel of land in Little Creek…

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SURVEY: One-Third of Delaware Households Lack Preparedness for Impending Natural Disasters

By Joe Ciccanti / May 7, 2024
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In recent years, natural disasters such as droughts, floods, and hurricanes have become increasingly frequent, gradually becoming the new norm. ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba commissioned a survey of 3,000 respondents to gauge the level of preparedness among households for coping with catastrophic weather conditions. When it came to Delaware specifically – a state affected by severe thunderstorms…

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Troopers Arrest Frederica Woman for Felony Theft and Forgery

By Joe Ciccanti / May 7, 2024
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Delaware State Police have arrested a 30-year-old Frederica woman for felony theft and forgery charges. On May 6th, troopers were called to a home on Cooper Road in Dover for a theft. When troopers arrived, they talked to the 79-year-old victim who said that money and checks had been stolen from the house. The investigation led…

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DE Organizations & Community Leaders Join in Opposing HB 350 Ahead of Senate Hearing

By Joe Ciccanti / May 7, 2024
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Several organizations and community leaders are opposed to House Bill 350–the Hospital Cost Review Board Bill. Today they joined the Delaware Healthcare Association in submitting a joint letter to bill sponsors Governor John Carney, Speaker Valerie Longhurst, and Senate Majority Leader Bryan Townsend ahead of the Senate Executive Committee hearing at 4:00 pm today. The…

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Sussex Technical High School Students Conduct Emergency Drill 

By Joe Ciccanti / May 7, 2024
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Delaware Completes Some of Nation’s First Pharmacy Benefit Manager Exams

By Joe Ciccanti / May 7, 2024
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In an effort to lower pharmaceutical costs, the Delaware Department of Insurance has been building an investigation and enforcement program in order to address the multi-billion-dollar industry that has played a key role in increasing total cost of care and consolidating the pharmacy market. Following the unanimous passage of legislation in 2021, the Delaware Department…

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Son Charged With Murder of His Mother in Wicomico County

By Joe Ciccanti / May 6, 2024
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A Wicomico County man was arrested today and charged with the murder of his mother. According to 48-year-old Jeremy Gentry of Sand Castle Boulevard in Fruitland is charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. Gentry is currently awaiting a bond hearing before a Wicomico County District Court Commissioner. His mother—68-year-old…

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