Blades Municipal Election Set for Monday, June 5

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Blades voters will head to the polls on Monday, June 5th to elect a mayor and two council members. Wednesday was the final day that candidates could file to run. For the Mayor’s seat, incumbent Robert Atkinson is challenged by Sharon Alston. There are three candidates for two seats on the Town Council – incumbent…

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Update: Man Found Dead Near Burning Vehicle

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Update: Delaware State Police said Thursday night that there are no signs of foul play in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a ditch near a burning vehicle.The 54-year-old Seaford man was pronounced dead at the scene early Wednesday morning, where troopers responded to reports of a vehicle fire…

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Crash Near Blades Leaves Pick-up Truck Driver Dead

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A pick-up truck crash on Seaford Road near Easter Lane has claimed the life of an 18-year-old Delmar man. According to Delaware State Police, the driver of the southbound vehicle left the roadway on a slight right-hand curve, crashed into a wooden fence, sideswiped a large tree, then started to overturn before it struck a…

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Juvenile Arrested For June Shooting Death In Blades

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A juvenile is charged with first-degree murder and other related crimes for a fatal shooting in Blades last June. According to Delaware State Police, an investigation led to a 16-year-old male of Millsboro being identified as a suspect. The teenager was already being held at Ferris School in New Castle County, and was charged there…

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Fire Damages Laurel Area Chicken House

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Delmar firefighters were called for a chicken house fire on Old Stage Road just before 5:30 Friday morning. Crews arriving at the scene found a fully involved chicken house with exposures to propane tanks and another chicken house. Crews from Laurel, Gumboro, Blades and Sharptown also responded along with medic units. The State Fire Marshal…

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Murder Investigation Underway in Blades

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A murder investigation is underway in Blades. Delaware State Police were called for a report of shots fired Saturday night just before 11. Police found a 20 year old man with an apparent gunshot wound lying on the side of E. 4th Street. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.…

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House Fire In Blades Under Investigation

House fire in Blades, photo courtesy of Blades Volunteer Fire Co.
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A fire damaged a home on East 2nd Street in Blades Monday. Flames were poking through a window when firefighters arrived Monday afternoon. The fire was quickly brought under control.No injuries were reported, and the cause is under investigation. Other local departments assisted members of the Blades Volunteer Fire Company at the scene.

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Blades Man Charged With DUI Following Police Pursuit

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A police pursuit has led to the arrest of a Blades man. Delaware State Police said the driver kept going after ignoring a stop sign on Oak Road at Seashore Highway in Bridgeville Monday night, and failing to stop when a trooper activated his emergency equipment. According to police, 47-year-old Andre Mifflin committed numerous traffic…

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UPDATE: 2 Missing Swimmers Found Deceased in South Bowers Waters

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UPDATE – 7/1/20 3:30pm – Tuesday afternoon several visitors to South Bowers Beach went swimming in the Delaware Bay, but when the tide turned the strong currents carried them into the Murderkill River. Assistant Chief of the South Bowers Fire Department, Michael Hignutt and his cousin rescued a 20 year old man from Philadelphia –…

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Two Women Arrested for Robbery in Blades

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Delaware State Police were called to Concord Road in Blades last week for a robbery.  Police met with a 50 year old man who said that two women came to his home demanding money.  He said he knew one of the suspects, 30 year old Nicole Griffith of Laurel, who continued to ask for money…

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Fugitive Chase from Salisbury Ends at Unoccupied House near Blades

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UPDATED: Suspects being pursued by Wicomico County Sheriff’s deputies after a shoplifting incident in Salisbury crossed into Delaware last night.  Delmar Police picked up the pursuit and Delaware State Police deployed stop sticks to disable the vehicle – which continued towards Blades with aviation following for about another mile.  Delaware State Police tell WGMD the…

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UPDATED: Thursday Crash on Old Furnace Road Leave Rehoboth Man Dead

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UPDATED – 6:30am – A 73 year old Rehoboth Beach man is dead after a head-on crash Thursday afternoon west of Georgetown.  Delaware State Police continue to investigate, but say the man was driving a mini-van registered as a taxi was eastbound on Old Furnace Road with two passengers.  For an unknown reason, the mini…

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Blades Man Arrested for Striking State Trooper, Other Charges

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Delaware State Police say they have arrested 21-year-old Deangelo McCafferty of Blades following a domestic incident which resulted in the assault of a Delaware State Trooper. The incident took place on Tuesday, June 4 around 9:30 p.m. when Troopers were dispatched to a residence on East 6th Street for a reported domestic incident. Troopers learned…

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Seaford PD Investigating Kidnapping

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Seaford Police are investigating a kidnapping that occurred Friday night just after 5pm.  Police say a male victim was attacked from behind and forced into a vehicle with their head covered.  Minutes later the victim was pushed from the moving vehicle on Seaford Road south of the Blades town limits.  The victim was treated for…

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UPDATED: Blades Voters Elect New Mayor

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UPDATED  4/1/19  6:45pm – Voters in Blades have elected a new mayor.  John Reiss won the vote with 42 votes to David Ruff’s 30 votes.  Swearing in to take place at the next town council meeting on April 8th, 2019 at 7pm.  The council will appoint someone to fill the remainder of John Reiss’s term,…

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Early Morning for Seaford Firefighters on North Market Street

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Firefighters from Seaford were called for a structure fire just after 1 this morning on North Market Street.  Crews from Blades, Bridgeville and Laurel were called to assist or cover – and were on the scene for about 2 hours.  The State Fire Marshal is investigating.  

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Sussex County Council Meets Tuesday Morning

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After a week off, the Sussex County Council meets this week in Georgetown.  The council will hear a presentation from Mark Isaacs on the Carvel Research and Education Center.  They will have a public interview with Bruce Mears – the nominee for the Planning & Zoning Commission.  There will be a public hearing at 10:15am…

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Early Morning Crash Closes Market Street in Blades

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Market Street in the area of 10th Street in Blades was closed for hours this morning as utility crews worked to replace a damaged utility pole.  Delaware State Police say around 3:15 this morning an SUV driven by 24 year old Christianna Griffin of Seaford drove off the side of the road hitting a road…

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UPDATED: DOC Offender Back in Custody

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UPDATED – 10:25pm – Corrections officials say an offender who failed to return from an authorized work pass last Thursday has been arrested by the SCCC Escape Recovery Team.  DOC officials say 26 year old Mightys Gibbs was found Friday and is now being held at SCI on an escape after conviction warrant in default…

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DSP Looking for Suspect in Blades Liquor Store Armed Robbery

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Delaware State Police are looking for the man who robbed the Concord Liquor Store in Blades just after 9:30 Tuesday night at gunpoint.  Police identified the suspect as 30 year old James Finney and say he demanded cash from the clerk – and fired a shot – narrowly missing the clerk.  Finney left with the…

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