Kent Co. Crash Claims Life Of Georgetown Man

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Delaware State Police are investigating a crash north of Dover on Route 1 early Tuesday morning that has left a Georgetown man dead. At about 5:47 a.m. Tuesday, a southbound car traveled partially into the center grass median, veered back into the roadway, rotated and traveled across both southbound lanes of traffic. The car then…

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UPDATED: Flooding Still Possible at Areas Statewide at High Tide

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Last updated: 10/30/21 – 5:00pm Statewide – Motorists Should Use Caution for Flooding on Roadways and High Wind Gusts The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) advises motorists that roads may be closed and/or restricted due to flooding and/or downed trees and power lines. Widespread minor to major tidal flooding is expected with high tide cycles. East…

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Gunshots Strike Kent Co. Home Twice In 3 Days

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Two incidents involving gunshots are under investigation in Little Creek, east of Dover. According to Delaware State Police, residents in the 300-block of Main Street were awakened by gunfire early Friday at six minutes after midnight. One resident found bullet holes in the house, and 22 spent casings were found. Then, early Sunday morning at…

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Motorcyclist Killed In Kent Co. Crash

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Update: Delaware State Police Sunday identified the man who died when a motorcycle and another vehicle collided Friday afternoon on Route 8 west of Dover as Corey Mayes, 25, of Henderson, Maryland. ———————————————————————————————————————————– A crash west of Dover has claimed the life of a man who was driving a motorcycle. According to Delaware State Police,…

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Sussex Co. Woman Diagnosed With West Nile Virus

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Delaware Public Health has confirmed the year’s second case of West Nile Virus in a person – a 79-year-old Sussex County woman who has tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus. Recently, a Kent County man was found to be the first person in Delaware to get West Nile since 2018. A horse in Kent County…

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UPDATED: Kent Co. Crash Leaves 1 Man Dead

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UPDATED: 9/27/21 4pm – Delaware State Police have identified the individual who died in a fatal crash on September 26, 2021, as 22-year-old Logan Haxton of Hartly, DE. This collision remains under investigation by the Delaware State Police Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information should contact Sergeant Wheatley by calling 302-698-8451. =================================================================== A crash on the…

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4 Arrested Following Drug Investigation

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A drug investigation in Kent County that lasted several weeks has led to the arrests of four people. Delaware State Police said Thursday that search warrants were carried out at two residences, a motel room and two vehicles Tuesday. The searches turned up crystal meth, marijuana, ammunition, an extended magazine, a handgun, some marijuana, drug…

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DE Coronavirus Numbers the Highest New Cases Since January

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Delaware’s positive coronavirus cases took a huge jump at the end of last week – to the highest numbers since January. There were 657 new positive cases Thursday – 634 on Friday – with a 7-day average of positive cases at 9.1%. New Castle County has 334 positive cases, Sussex has 160 and Kent 140.…

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Retired Judge Charles Welch Announces Run for Delaware AG

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Retired Judge Charles Welch has announced that he will seek the office of Attorney General in the November 2022 election. Welch was a judge in the Court of Common Pleas in Kent County – and is a long time champion of law enforcement. He’ll kick off his three county stump in New Castle County at…

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Carper Highlights Infrastructure Bill’s Clean Water Provisions

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Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 could result in cleaner water in Delaware, according to Senator Tom Carper. Carper visited the Kent County Wastewater Facility in Milford Friday, saying that the bipartisan legislation will provide funding to update drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Communities and water system operators would have access…

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Rabies Concern In Kent Co.

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Delaware Public Health is alerting visitors and residents in the area of Route 1 and Route 42 in Kent County about a suspected rabies concern. A fox recently bit a person, but a rabies test on the fox produced indeterminate results. Out of an abundance of caution, DPH said the fox is assumed to be…

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Kent Co. Agrees To Reassess Property In School Funding Case

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Kent County has reached agreement in a school funding case to conduct a property reassessment for the first time since 1987. Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the NAACP of Delaware, along with the ACLU of Delaware and Community Legal Aid Society, announced the resolution Thursday, similar to a previous agreement in New Castle County. Plaintiffs…

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Sewer Rupture Pours Wastewater Into St. Jones River

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A sewer break has caused wastewater to flow into the St. Jones River in Kent County. According to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, the ‘force main break’ occurred near the Kent County pumping station along its Puncheon Run line. DNREC and Kent County Public Works have responded to make repairs and assess the situation.…

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Del. State Police Probe Fatal Crash In Kent Co.

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A crash in the Camden area has claimed the life of a 23-year-old man. According to Delaware State Police, a car left Willow Grove Road west of Steeles Ridge Road on a curve early Sunday morning, crashed into two trees and rolled over several times before it landed in a driveway. The driver, a Clayton…

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DE Coronavirus Hospitalizations Rising

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On Friday, Delaware public health officials report 618 new positive coronavirus tests – with the bulk of them – over 400 in New Castle County. The fewest new positive tests were in Sussex County with 198. However the number of hospitalizations statewide has topped 300 – at 306 – with 36 of those people in…

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Fires Damage Two Kent Co. Homes

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Two house fires in Kent County are under investigation. A Sunday fire on Melissa Street in Magnolia’s Alexanders Village community started in the garage and spread to the main structure. Occupants discovered the fire and got out safely. Damage was estimated at $100,000. Also Sunday, fire swept through a two-story home in Jockey Hollow, Clayton.…

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Suspect Arrested For Catalytic Converter Thefts

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A man has been arrested and charged with stealing catalytic converters from several vehicles in Kent County and southern New Castle County. Delaware State Police say an investigation into numerous thefts of the auto parts began this month. Mostly Ford trucks and vans were targeted. According to police, 41-year-old Steven Roussell of Clayton was developed…

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Sunday is Deadline to Apply CARES Act Funds for Community & Faith-based Charitable Organizations

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The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is reminding community- and faith-based 501c3 charitable organizations that primarily serve low-income and/or racial or ethnic minority populations in Kent or Sussex counties that CARES Act Relief funds are available for expenses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline is Nov. 15, 2020, for eligible organizations…

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Two Sussex Races Still Undecided Until Write-In Ballots Verified

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Voter turnout in Delaware’s General Election was extremely high – at nearly 68.66% but when the votes were counted – it was the absentee/mail-in ballots that put most races over the top. However the vote totals are still unofficial – and will not be certified until Thursday. In the Sussex County Council races, in District…

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Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expands To Kent Co.

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Kent County is being added to the spotted lanternfly quarantine that already covers New Castle County. Established populations of the destructive, invasive plant-hopper have been found in Dover, Harrington and Smyrna according to the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Under the quarantine, residents and businesses in the affected communities are not to move any material that…

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