Delaware Agencies Join Forces Against Illegal Trash Dumping

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Delaware agencies recently teamed up to clean up more than 2,300 pounds of trash and debris illegally dumped and strewn at Taber State Forest in western Kent County. Those agencies included Delaware Natural Resources Police (DNRP), Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Department of Corrections (DOC). The cleanup came about after the DNRP…

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Approved Service Changes to DART’s Service to Become Effective May 19th

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Changes to DART’s Statewide Bus Service have been approved to become effective Sunday, May 19th, according to Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC). The changes apply to several routes in Sussex County including Route 201 (Red Line), Route 203 (Orange Line), and Route 204 (Year-Round). Intercounty routes that will see changes include Route 301 – Increased Saturday service from…

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Higher Expected Snowfall Amounts Shift Southward

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The Delaware Emergency Management Agency has passed along information from the US National Weather Service in Philadelphia/Mount Holly, saying the expected heaviest snowfall amounts have shifted slightly southward. The greatest amounts are now expected near northern Delaware. Snowfall amounts were also increased by 1-2″ across southern Delaware. A Winter Storm Warning was added to Kent…

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DNREC and Kent Conservation District Offer Grants for Septic Tank Pump Outs

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If you live in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in Kent County, grants are available for homeowners who wish to have their residential septic tanks pumped out for routine maintenance.  Funding for the new grant initiative is made available by DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship through a Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant. For more information, interested homeowners may…

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Two Arrested After Months-long Drug Investigation in Kent County

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An investigation into drug distribution in Kent County has led to the arrest of two men. Delaware State Police say the investigation was started in December by the Kent County Governor’s Task Force when it was suspected that 51 year old James Crow of Dover was dealing drugs in Kent County. Tuesday, detectives contacted Crow…

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Greenwood Firefighters Battle Chicken House Fire Overnight

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Firefighters from Greenwood were called for a structure fire on Hickman Road just after 11pm. Crews arriving at the scene found a chicken house fully involved in flames. Fire crews from multiple companies in Sussex, Kent and Caroline Counties helped to battle the blaze.Firefighters from Greenwood were called for a structure fire on Hickman Road…

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UPDATED: Young Woman Killed in Kent Co. Crash

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UPDATED 2:45pm – Delaware State Police have identified the victim as 18 year old Ayonna Gill-Black of Dover. ============================================================== An 18-year-old Dover woman has died of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle wreck in Kent County. According to Delaware State Police, she was the driver of a car that was stopped at a stop sign on…

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS ON DELMARVA

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS FRIDAY, MAY 27 FENWICK ISLAND – 5:30pm – Town of Fenwick Island will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony following the regular Town Council meeting. Anyone wanting to recognize during this ceremony, family or friends who served in a military branch of service, past or present, should send those names along with…

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Sussex County Has Fastest Population Growth in DE

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The US Census Bureau says Sussex County’s population grew 3.6 percent between 2020 and 2021. That was the fastest growth rate in Delaware. The estimate now has the county with 247,527 residents, up around 8,600 over the year. Kent County’s population was also up by just over a percent. New Castle County added less than…

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H5N1 Avian Influenza Detected At Kent Co. Broiler Operation

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A case of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza has been confirmed in a Kent County commercial broiler farm.This is the first confirmed case in central Delaware, following earlier positive test results in New Castle County, Queen Anne’s County and Cecil County.Testing activity has increased since the recent discoveries and poultry farmers and growers have been…

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Magnolia Man Convicted of Serial Sexual Abuse of 2 Juveniles

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After one week of trial, a Kent County jury convicted a Magnolia man of 77 felony offenses in connection with the serial sexual abuse of two juvenile children. Richard Haines, 59, faces a 462-year minimum mandatory sentence and will be required to register as a Tier III sex offender.  “Nothing matters more than our kids,” said Attorney…

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Three Kent County Men Sentenced after Joint State/Federal Investigation

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Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Friday that the Department of Justice secured drug and firearms sentences in February against three Kent County men who were arrested in connection with the joint state/federal Operation Rise-N-Shyne investigation. “Justice called for robust sentences in these cases,” said Attorney General Kathy Jennings. “Each of these defendants demonstrated a disturbing disregard for…

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UPDATED: 2 Arrested in Magnolia Shooting

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UPDATED 3/4/22 – Two Dover men have been arrested after a shooting incident early Thursday morning in Magnolia. Delaware State Police were called to the London Village Community just after midnight for a shooting victim. Police learned that 19 year old Christopher Evans was in a car – arguing with a female acquaintance through the…

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Delaware Wild Birds

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Cases of Eurasian H5 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) were detected in wild birds in Delaware in recent days, as the bird flu continues to spread in the United States. The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the Eurasian H5 strain of HPAI in eight wild ducks and a…

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Suspect Arrested For Catalytic Converter Thefts

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A man is charged with stealing several catalytic converters following a Delaware State Police investigation in Kent and Sussex Counties that began in September 2021. State Police said Thursday that troopers worked with other police agencies, and 33-year-old Jarrad Whitaker of Camden was developed as a suspect. A search warrant was executed at his residence…

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Where Can The Homeless Find Shelter From The Cold?

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Shelters for the homeless are open and available during the winter, thanks to volunteers and the non-profit Code Purple. Beds can be found on a nightly basis, but capacity at shelters is limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to maintain social distance. If you encounter a homeless person, the Delaware Housing Alliance…

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