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Governor Carney Orders Out-of-State Travelers to Immediately Self-Quarantine for 14 Days

By Walt Palmer / March 29, 2020
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Governor John Carney on Sunday signed the seventh modification to his State of Emergency declaration, ordering all out-of-state travelers into Delaware to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days to fight the spread of COVID-19. Under Sunday’s order, anyone who enters Delaware from another state must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. The 14-day period is measured from…

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Governor Carney Closes Non-Essential Businesses

By Walt Palmer / March 22, 2020
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Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Governor Carney has ordered all non-essential businesses to close until further noticed. For a list of the types of businesses that are allowed to be open and those closed, visit https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/177/2020/03/Delaware-list-of-essential-and-nonessential-businesses-March-22-2020.pdf  

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Governor Issues Stay At Home Order

By Walt Palmer / March 22, 2020
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Delaware Governor John Carney Governor Carney Issues Stay-at-Home Order for Delawareans Governor orders non-essential businesses to close at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning   WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Sunday issued the fourth and fifth modifications to his State of Emergency declaration, ordering Delawareans to stay at home whenever possible and closing all non-essential businesses in…

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Governor Carney Closes Delaware Schools

By Walt Palmer / March 13, 2020
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Governor John Carney on Friday directed all Delaware public schools close from March 16-27, to allow schools to prepare for potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The following is an excerpt from a letter Governor Carney sent to superintendents and charter school leaders on Friday:   Over the next two weeks, the State of Delaware will work with…

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AUDIO: Rush Limbaugh Reveals He Has Lung Cancer

By Walt Palmer / February 3, 2020
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Rush Limbaugh finished his show Monday with startling news: the talk radio giant is being treated for advanced lung cancer.Limbaugh prefaced the bombshell announcement by saying, “This day has been one of the most difficult days in recent memory, for me, because I’ve known this moment was coming. I’m sure that you all know by…

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Daily Fishing Reports Return To WGMD

By Walt Palmer / February 28, 2019
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The daily Fishing Report returns to WGMD Friday, March 1.   Veteran local fisherman and old salt Eric Burnley will tell you what’s biting and where to find them, following the 6am, 10am and 4pm local news and sports. Then catch the daily, up to the minute WGMD / AccuWeather Marine Weather reports at the bottom…

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Preparation is Key Ahead of Winter One-Two Punch

By Walt Palmer / February 10, 2019
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Preparation is Key Ahead of Winter One-Two Punch AAA urges motorists to use the “calm before the storm(s)” to prepare their vehicles for winter weather driving. Old Man Winter returns to start the week with another one-two punch of snow and ice across the region.  The first punch is set to arrive Sunday night and…

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Maryland Releases Proposed Options For New Bay Bridge Crossings

By Walt Palmer / February 10, 2019
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The draft options for the next Chesapeake Bay crossing have been released by the Maryland Transportation Authority and the Federal Highway Administration.  Currently, more than 70,000 vehicles per day take Routes 50 and 301 across the two spans of the Gov. William Preston Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge — which links Sandy Point on the Western…

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Earthquake Off Ocean City Coast

By Walt Palmer / January 15, 2019
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A 4.7 magnitude earthquake was detected 136 miles SSE of the Ocean City, MD coastline about 6:30pm Tuesday 1/15/19. The US Geological Survey reports the quake occurred about 6.2 miles below the surface.

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Rehoboth Barricade Incident Ends Peacefully

By Walt Palmer / January 7, 2019
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Early Monday morning (01/07/19) Rehoboth Beach Police were called to the 100 block of Rehoboth Avenue to check the welfare of a suicidal subject located inside an apartment building which led to a barricade situation. With the assistance of multiple agencies, police were able to bring the incident to a peaceful conclusion without any injuries.…

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Lewes Man Accepts Plea Deal in Crash that Killed Tom Draper

By Walt Palmer / December 27, 2018
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A Lewes man, Shawn Armstrong, has pleaded no contest to a charge of inattentive driving in the September 2017 crash that resulted in the death of Delmarva media magnate Thomas Draper. Armstrong, 38, will pay a $50 fine and court costs totaling $312 and must complete 50 hours of community service. Armstrong was also charged with…

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Jimmy’s Grille Rehoboth To Close

By Walt Palmer / December 27, 2018
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After only 2 years in business on Coastal Highway, Jimmy’s Grille will close its doors December 29.  In a letter to employees owner Highway One’s Alex Pires said the business has been struggling since it opened.  The space will be used to enlarge Highway One’s adjoining business, Outlet Liquors. The 5,000 square foot restaurant is…

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DE State Treasurer-Elect Colleen Davis Sentenced

By Walt Palmer / December 20, 2018
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Democratic Delaware treasurer-elect Colleen Davis, who was charged with driving on a suspended license and other offenses following a traffic stop, has pleaded guilty to speeding. The remaining charges were dropped. Davis entered her plea Thursday morning in the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas. She was ordered by Commissioner Michael Bucklin  to pay a…

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Sea Witch Parade Cancelled

By Walt Palmer / October 27, 2018
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The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2018 Sea Witch Parade is cancelled due to high winds predicted with a coastal nor’easter for Saturday, Oct. 27. All other planned festival activities will continue as listed in the program or online at www.beach-fun.com

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WGMD Airs Blunt-Rochester/Walker and Carper/Arlett Debates TONIGHT

By Walt Palmer / October 17, 2018
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Tonight (Wednesday), candidates for Delaware’s US House and Senate will hold the one and only debate of this mid-term election season. WGMD will air both debates LIVE! Congresswoman Lisa Blunt-Rochester and Scott Walker begin at 6:30 PM.  Then Senator Tom Carper and Rob Arlett begin at 8PM. Expert commentary and analysis will be provided by…

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WGMD Announces New Weekend Schedule

By Walt Palmer / October 13, 2018
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WGMD is pleased to make the following changes to our weekend schedule. Saturday NEW SHOW 12n – 2pm  Tipping the Scale of Justice.  Legal Council John Brady will discuss legal issues and take your phone calls. Live and Local from the WGMD Studios  302-945-9292- 2p – 4p The Car Doctor  – Call Ron with your…

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Arlett Calls Carper Unfit For Office

By Walt Palmer / September 20, 2018
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In an interview heard this morning on Delmarva LIVE! With Jake Smith, Republican candidate for US Senate Rob Arlett called current Delaware Senator Tom Carper unfit and should step down from office. The entire interview can be heard on here on WGMD.com and 92-7 WGMD Facebook page.

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UPDATE: This Is Only A Test – POSTPONED

By Walt Palmer / September 15, 2018
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Suspicious Person Report Locks Down Local Schools

By Walt Palmer / September 13, 2018
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Reports of a suspicious person in the Dogfish Head Brewery this morning caused a response several local and state police departments. The Milton Police Department responded to a report of a suspicious person within the Dogfish Brewery. Milton Police with the assistance of Lewes Police, Georgetown Police, Delaware State Police and Probation and Parole conducted…

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UPDATE: Local FiOS Services Restored

By Walt Palmer / September 7, 2018
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UPDATE: Verizon FiOS reports the damaged section of fiber has been replaced and all services restored by 3am Saturday. ============================ A pole fire in the vicinity of Banks Road and Rt 24 Thursday evening has caused the loss FiOS phone and internet services to over 4,000 customers in the Long Neck, Lewes and Milton areas. …

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Delaware Gun Rights Lobby Endorse Senate Candidate

By Walt Palmer / September 4, 2018
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Following is a statement from Delaware Gun Rights: The Executive Board of Delaware Gun Rights (DGR) has stated in the past we would not be making an endorsement in a primary race. Unfortunately, when establishing policies, you don’t always have a crystal ball to see into the future. There comes a time during the growth…

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Flash Flood Warning for Sussex County until 9:30am

By Walt Palmer / September 1, 2018
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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning that affects the following WGMD locations: Sussex County,DE ————————————————————– The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for… Central Sussex County in southern Delaware… * Until 930 AM EDT. * At 535 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy…

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Thunderstorm Warning for Sussex County

By Walt Palmer / August 31, 2018
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109 PM EDT FRI AUG 31 2018 The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Central Sussex County in southern Delaware… * Until 200 PM EDT. * At 108 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Ellendale, or 8 miles northwest of Georgetown, moving south at…

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Former OC Mayor “Fish” Powell Dies; Funeral Services Set for Wed, Sept 5

By Walt Palmer / August 30, 2018
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NEW INFO: 3 Women in Their 60’s Charged in Rehoboth Tow Rage Incident

By Walt Palmer / August 30, 2018
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Update (Thur., August 30): State police have announced that three women have been charged the following day after a towing dispute involving Coastal Towing last Saturday night outside of Rehoboth. According to MCpl. Melissa E. Jaffe, state police spokeswoman, the incident occurred at 37169 Rehoboth Avenue-Extended, Henlopen Square, when troopers were dispatched to the area…

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