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NAME RELEASED: State Troopers Shoot and Kill Armed Paraplegic Man in Harbeson

By Walt Palmer / August 29, 2018
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Update (Aug. 29, 12:05 p.m.): Police have identified the paraplegic man who was shot and killed by state troopers yesterday as Robert Knox, 50, of Harbeson, Delaware.   Update (Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m.): The Delaware State Police is continuing to investigate a trooper-involved shooting that occurred just after 6 a.m. today while officers were serving…

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Millsboro House Fire

By Walt Palmer / August 28, 2018
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On Monday afternoon, August 27th, the Indian River (80), Lewes (82), and Millsboro (83) volunteer fire companies were alerted for a working structure fire on John J. Williams Highway.  Additional reports provided a more accurate address on Joanne Drive, John Burton Manor. Emergency response units from Indian River included Tanker 80 from the Oak Orchard…

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Paramedics Resuscitate Drowning Victim

By Walt Palmer / August 27, 2018
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Sussex County paramedics resuscitated a 74-year-old man who lapsed into cardiac arrest after he jumped into a pool around 5 p.m. Saturday. It happened at the Cripple Creek pool house off Cripple Creek Drive in the Dagsboro area. After about 20 minutes of CPR, he started breathing on his own while en route to Beebe…

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Bicyclists Injured In Crashes

By Walt Palmer / August 27, 2018
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BICYCLIST SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CRASH, FLOWN TO TRAUMA CENTER— A 50-year-old male bicyclist was seriously injured just before 8 p.m. Sunday after he was initially reported as unresponsive after getting struck by a vehicle on Fenwick Island Shoals Boulevard near Bills Pizza, just west of Fenwick. The man was flown to Christiana Hospital with a…

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Tale Of The Ketchup Caper

By Walt Palmer / August 27, 2018
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POLICE CALLED AFTER GUS & GUS HARASSED BY THRASHER’S CUSTOMERS Meanwhile, Gus continues to recuperate in local skilled nursing facility “This has been a repetitive problem over many years and of which I have personally observed,” reports Dr. Michael C. Trahos, who is Gus Svolis’ first cousin. Because ketchup is expensive, and Thrasher’s will only…

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Public Workshop on Five Points Recommendations Today

By Walt Palmer / August 27, 2018
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John Atkins Sentenced

By Walt Palmer / August 17, 2018
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John Atkins was in court this morning for sentencing after three arrests on domestic assault issues.  He has been at the Vaughn Correctional Center since the end of July and was unshaven and wearing prison orange with his hands and feet shackled.  The former 41st District Representative pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor charges – three…

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FLOOD WARNING ISSUED TO KENT & SUSSEX COUNTIES

By Walt Palmer / August 11, 2018
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SATURDAY 9PM:  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… Sussex County in southern Delaware… * Until midnight EDT. * At 855 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms…

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Atkins Waive Preliminary Hearing

By Walt Palmer / August 2, 2018
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John Atkins, through his Dover Attorney Alexander Funk, waived his preliminary hearing this morning in the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas. The felony case will now move onto Sussex Superior Court. Atkins will face hearings later in August on the misdemeanor charges in the Sussex Court of Common Pleas and Justice of the Peace…

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UPDATED: Family Fight Leads to Gun Shot In West Rehoboth Beach

By Walt Palmer / August 2, 2018
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UPDATED – 8/3/18 – 9:30am – Two suspects have been arrested by Delaware State Police after a fight led to a weapon being fired.  Police say just after 11 Thursday morning police were called to Johnson Street where they found a 19 year old man with injuries.  The teen was visiting his mother’s home when…

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5 Points Roadway / Trail Rejected

By Walt Palmer / July 30, 2018
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Over 250 concerned citizens packed in to the Beacon Middle School gymnasium Monday evening to observe the DelDOT and the Five Points Transportation Study Work Group discuss and vote on a number of recommendations for consideration. Item 76 called for DelDOT to “Evaluate the potential transportation benefits, costs, and impacts of a road and trail…

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UPDATED: WGMD No Longer Experiencing Technical Issues

By Walt Palmer / July 20, 2018
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Tuesday on Delmarva LIVE! with Jake Smith

By Walt Palmer / July 17, 2018
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Coming up this morning on Delmarva LIVE! with Jake Smith: In the 9:00 Hour Should President Trump be criticized for his handling of the summit with Vladimir Putin or was his approach a businessman’s approach – something that has never been attempted before? Who are the Democrats and Republicans criticizing President Trump? Are those screaming…

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Wilmington Woman Arrested for Stealing & Burning Flag in Honor of Fallen Trooper

By Walt Palmer / July 14, 2018
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The Delaware State Police arrested a Wilmington woman for stealing and burning a flag which occurred last evening. The incident occurred on Friday, July 13, 2018 at approximately 5:15 p.m., after a report was received by a concerned citizen that a flag was stolen from the area of the Nassau Bridge located on Coastal Highway…

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UPDATED: Fatal Fire on Fisher Road

By Walt Palmer / July 5, 2018
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UPDATED 12pm – The State Fire Marshal and Delaware State Police are investigating a fire that took the life of one person on Fisher Road south of Milton.  The call came in just after 4:45 this morning and crews from Lewes, Milton and Rehoboth found fire showing from the two-story home when they arrived.  Officials…

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WGMD Hurricane Preparedness

By Walt Palmer / June 25, 2018
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As heard on the WGMD Hurricane Preparedness program, here are important links to help you prepare for the 2018 season: AccuWeather https://www.accuweather.com/en/hurricane Small Business Administration https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance Delaware Dept of Transportation https://www.deldot.gov/Publications/reports/ITMS/pdfs/SussexCountyEvacuationAnnex.pdf Amateur Radio http://www.sussexradio.com WGMD Storm Prep Guide https://www.wgmd.com/weather/storm-center/storm-prep-guide/ Kim Benton State Farm Insurance https://www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/safety/hurricane Delaware Emergency Management Agency https://www.dema.delaware.gov/disprep/pet_tips.shtml https://www.dema.delaware.gov/brochures/delhurrbro.pdf http://www.dema.delaware.gov/services/disaster_prep.shtml AAA MidAtlantic https://midatlantic.aaa.com/insurance/home-inventory…

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Milton Garden Club Unveils Sculptures

By Walt Palmer / June 25, 2018
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The Milton Garden Club has unveiled 2 new sculptures adorning the entrances to the Milton Memorial Park. Milton Mayor Ted Kanakos, along with scores of spectators, enjoyed a delightful Sunday afternoon in the park to reveal the latest additions to the park. Garden Club President Sandy Winterbottom was proud to announce the continued cooperation from…

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Talk Of Delmarva Mid-Morning Host Announces Retirement.

By Walt Palmer / June 19, 2018
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Fatality at Firefly Festival

By Walt Palmer / June 17, 2018
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The Dover Police Department is investigating the death of a 20-year-old woman that occurred on Sunday morning. At approximately 6:30AM, officers were alerted to an unresponsive female in Firefly Camping Lot 18 at Dover International Speedway. Upon arrival, officers observed that Caroline Friedman from Philadelphia, PA was unconscious at her campsite. Friedman was treated on…

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UPDATED: Comcast Landline Service Outage Resolved

By Walt Palmer / June 8, 2018
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UPDATED – FRIDAY – According to the DownDetector – the issues with Comcast landline phone service has been resolved. From Comcast Business Twitter – Outage Update: 2:23 PM – 7 Jun 2018  Thank you for your continued patience. Our engineers identified the issue and have restored services for our customers. If you are experiencing any…

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Dover Man Shot

By Walt Palmer / June 7, 2018
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The Dover Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 36-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head Wednesday night (6/6/18). At approximately 9:29PM, unknown suspect(s) drove by the unit block of Stevenson Drive, in the Manchester Square community, and fired multiple gunshots. Shots struck a vehicle and 36-year-old male victim in the…

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UPDATED: Frankford Woman Dies in Crash North of Dagsboro

By Walt Palmer / June 1, 2018
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UPDATED – 11pm – A crash just after 2pm on Dagsboro Road north of Fire Tower Road north of Dagsboro has left one person dead.  Delaware State Police continue to investigate, but say a car driven by a 59 year old woman from Frankford crossed the center line and collided with a container hauler driven…

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WGMD Honors Local High School Scholar Athletes

By Walt Palmer / May 25, 2018
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UPDATED: Route 9 To Re-Open by 8pm – Pending Weather

By Walt Palmer / May 10, 2018
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UPDATED – 2PM – US 9/ Lewes Georgetown Highway and Coolspring Road OPEN Tonight Harbeson:  The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces to motorists that US 9/Lewes Georgetown Highway between Fisher Road and Josephs Road AND Coolspring Road between Log Cabin Hill Road and Fisher Road are anticipated to be OPEN to traffic around 8…

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Arrest in High School Bomb Threat

By Walt Palmer / March 23, 2018
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A 15 year old student has been arrested following a threat to blow up the Cambridge-South Dorchester High School. Dorchester County Sheriff’s office giving the all-clear after a bomb threat at the local high school. Parents, students and teachers contacted authorities last night after an Instagram post threatened to blow up the local high school.…

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