Caroline County Sheriff’s Dept. Corporal Nagel Dies

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The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office has lost one of its own. They say that on New Year’s Eve, 6 year veteran of the department, Corporal Lucas Nagel lost his battle with PTSD and took his own life. Cpl. Nagel graduated from Col. Richardson High School in 2013 and joined the US Army as a Military…

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UPDATED: Funeral Services Set for Floyd Toomey

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UPDATED – 03/17/21 – Funeral services have been set for former Dagsboro and Ellendale police chief, Floyd Toomey, who died Sunday – he was 64. Services will be held in the chapel of Short Funeral Services on East Market Street in Georgetown Friday, March 19th at 1pm. Visitation will begin at 11am. Internment and Military…

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Police: Woman Found Dead Under Fallen Tree Branch

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Delaware State Police have released the name of a person who was found dead in Milford on North Shore Drive Tuesday. Troopers arrived to the scene after a family member was unable to locate 73-year-old Gloria Babel during Tuesday’s storm. Babel was found under a large branch that had fallen from a tree. Reportedly she…

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Storm A Factor In Woman’s Death In Milford

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The storm Tuesday was apparently a factor in a woman’s death in Milford. Delaware State Police say Troopers responded to North Shore Drive late Tuesday morning. It is believed that the victim was struck by a tree branch as she was inspecting damage caused by the storm. The cause and manner of her death is…

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Worcester County Health Department Confirms First Coronavirus Death

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The Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) confirmed the first death of a county resident this week from COVID-19: a woman in her 80’s who was a hospice patient at a county long-term care facility prior to the onset of COVID-19 illness. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones at this time.  For more…

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Dewey Beach Mayor TJ Redefer has passed away

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Dewey Beach Mayor TJ Redefer, 58, has passed away following a prolonged fight with pancreatic cancer. WGMD News learned from sources close to the family that Mayor Redefer had passed away Tuesday afternoon following a fierce fight with pancreatic cancer. Mayor Redefer was elected commissioner in Dewey Beach in 2017, at which time his colleagues…

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Sussex County veteran passes away from coronavirus

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An 84-year-old Rehoboth Beach resident and U.S. Navy veteran has passed away due to complications from coronavirus. James Douglas Smith, 84, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes due to complications from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Smith proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and…

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Ocean City mourns the loss of longtime Tourism Director

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The Town of Ocean City’s Tourism Director, Donna Abbott, passed away today, April 1, after a ferocious fight with cancer. Abbott, who held the position of Tourism Director since 2012, oversaw destination marketing and worked closely with the Town’s advertising agency to promote Ocean City as a premier vacation destination. A native of Cambridge and…

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Former State Rep. Bobby Outten passes away at 71

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Former State Representative William Robert “Bobby” Outten passed away on Tuesday, March 17, at the Bayhealth – Sussex Campus. He was 71-years-old. Rep. Outten worked for over 36 years with Delmarva Power. In 2004, he was elected as State Representative for the 30th District (Harrington and southwest Kent County). He held the post for seven…

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UPDATED: Funeral Services for OC’s Christopher Trimper Set for Nov 2

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UPDATED – 10/28/19 – Funeral services for Christopher Trimper of Ocean City, who died last Thursday from complications from a food allergy will be held on Saturday, November 2 at the Ocean City Performing Arts Center. Visitation is from 10am to 12pm with the funeral service at noon. While everyone wants to help in their…

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The “Forgotten Mile,” A Bit Brighter This Past Weekend

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If it looked a bit brighter on Coastal Highway between Rehoboth and Dewey this past weekend, it probably was. After this WGMD report two weeks ago concerning more than a dozen overhead street lamps that had gone dark, almost all have been repaired. Since that report, Louise Holt, DelDOT spokeswoman, says that her agency has addressed multiple…

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DSP Investigate Death Near Millsboro

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A death investigation is underway after a 71 year old man was found unresponsive on a boat docked at a private marina behind his home on Paleo Way near Millsboro.  The man was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel – his body taken to the Division of Forensic Science for autopsy to determine…

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Salisbury Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Drug Distribution Case

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A Salisbury man was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess and distribute fentanyl and fentanyl analogues.  The sentence for 38 year old Narada Walls was announced by the US Attorney for the District of Maryland.  The investigation showed Walls used assumed names and…

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Missing Salisbury Man’s Body Found in Pennsylvania

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The body of a Salisbury man who went missing earlier this week has been recovered in a stream near Easton, Pennsylvania. According to Lehigh Valley Live, a local news website in east central Pennsylvania, officials recovered the body of 34-year-old James Brittain of Salisbury, Maryland on Wednesday. The Salisbury Police Department had reported Brittain missing.…

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Salisbury University Basketball Player Dies After Cancer Battle

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Salisbury University has announced Senior Jack Ferguson, a member of the school’s basketball team passed away following a battle with a rare form of cancer. Ferguson, who was 21 years old was diagnosed with Histiocytic Sarcoma over the summer, preventing him from playing for the Seagulls during the 2018-19 season. He is being remembered across…

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UPDATED: DSP Identify Lincoln Stabbing Suspect

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UPDATED – 2/19/19 – Delaware State Police have identified the suspect who stabbed his 36 year old wife multiple times as David Galarza-Burgos.  Galarza-Burgos was found a short time later in a nearby park dead of an apparent suicide. ==================================================== A domestic incident in Lincoln ended with a stabbing at a home on Cedar Drive…

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