Del. State Police Conduct In-Custody Death Investigation

A 72-year-old Milton man is dead, and Delaware State Police are investigating his death which occurred while he was in police custody. According to State Police, Wednesday at about 10:00 a.m., detectives responded to the Bait and Tackle Shop in the 25,000-block of Coastal Highway (Indian River Inlet) after getting information that Stanley Bradley may…

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Sen. Carper, Rep. Blunt Rochester Highlight Climate Change Challenges During Beach Visits

Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and Senator Tom Carper visited two Delaware beach communities Tuesday. (photo courtesy of Sen. Tom Carper's Office)

Delaware for the most part is flat and low-lying, leaving it exposed to the threat of climate change, according to Senator Tom Carper, D-Delaware Carper was accompanied by Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Delaware, Delaware Natural Resources Secretary Shawn Garvin and officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday during visits to Slaughter Beach and…

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Downstate Water Projects Move Forward Under Infrastructure Act

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Delaware will get ‘historic’ investments into water infrastructure projects, according to the state’s congressional delegation. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed by President Biden in November, directs $51.5-million to The First State in Fiscal Year 2022 through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Improvements at Indian River Inlet, dredging of the Lewes and Rehoboth…

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NWS To Investigate Inlet Funnel Cloud

Waterspout captured by Robin M. Reed, Long Neck, shared to / by Shore News Beacon.

The National Weather Service said Friday that it will investigate the funnel cloud / waterspout at Indian River Inlet that was widely photographed and captured on video Thursday. Sussex County was under a tornado warning at the time. Inland circulating walls of wind were also reported. The storm also generated hail in some places. Damage…

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UPDATE: Boating Accident Near Marina Claims Life Of WV Man

A boating accident near Indian River Inlet claims the life of a 68-year-old West Virginia man. According to Delaware State Police, the man and his wife were fishing while in their boat south of South Shore Marina late Thursday afternoon, when the man discovered that fishing line was caught in the boat’s motor. He apparently…

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DNREC To Close Section of Indian River Inlet Due to Erosion


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation have restricted access to a 120-foot section of bulkhead at the Indian River Inlet within the Delaware Seashore State Park. Officials say the sidewalk and adjacent capstones in the inlet have experienced significant erosion, leading to safety concerns for visitors. The section…

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UPDATED: DSP Investigating Possible Drowning Near IR Inlet

UPDATED  2/13/19 – On Tuesday evening, Delaware State Police were called to assist DNREC Fish and Wildlife Officers after a body was found washed up on the north side of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Police tell WGMD the body of a 48 year old woman from Lewes was found by surfers in the area.…

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UPDATED: Pedestrian Struck & Killed South of Dewey Identified

UPDATED – 5/26  10:15am – The pedestrian who was struck and killed early Friday morning south of Dewey Beach has been identified as 22-year-old Peter Rudnicki of Bethesda.  The investigation continues but Delaware State Police say Rudnicki walked into the path of a car traveling in the northbound lanes of Coastal Highway near Keybox Road. …

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