Road Closure Starting Monday in Laurel, Delaware

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Branch School Road between Route 24/Sharptown Road and Susan Beach Road will be closed startingMonday, November 21st and continuing through Monday, December 12th. If you drive north or southon Branch School Road, you’ll be detoured. Road work will involve removing and replacingunderground pipes. Detour Information from the DelDOT traffic alert: Detour: Motorists traveling south on…

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UPDATED: Laurel Pedestrian Killed in Crash on Route 13 near Laurel

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UPDATED – 10/13/22 – Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal pedestrian collision on October 11, 2022, in the Laurel area as 36 year old Terrence Deshields of Laurel. ================================================================ A Laurel man is dead after he was struck by a car just before 10 Tuesday night on Route 13…

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Crash Closes Portion of Shiloh Church Rd.

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A stretch of Shiloh Church Road east of Laurel has been closed because of a serious personal injury crash. According to Delaware State Police, the crash occurred at about 7:00 a.m. Shiloh Church Road was closed between Johnson Road and East Trap Pond Road for emergency response vehicles at the scene. State Police said the…

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Body Found in Woods near Laurel

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State troopers are investigating after a decomposed male body was discovered in the woods. The discovery was made around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday behind some chicken houses in the 12900 block of Trussum Pond Road which is southeast of Laurel.

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Laurel Man Arrested For 8th DUI

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A Laurel man has been arrested for DUI for an 8th time following an investigation into a crash Wednesday afternoon. According to Delaware State Police, troopers responded to the intersection of northbound Sussex Highway and Concord Road regarding a hit-and-run collision. An investigation determined that one vehicle struck another at a red light and that…

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Laurel Man Gets 2 Years In Prison For Hate Crime, Other Charges

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A Laurel man faces a two-year prison sentence following his guilty plea to felony hate crime and other charges.According to the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, 38-year-old James Raab also admitted to charges of possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony, aggravated menacing and resisting arrest.Prosecutors said Raab threatened a neighbor with a…

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Woodland Ferry Temporarily Ceases Weekend Service

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The Woodland Ferry, which crosses the Nanticoke River in the Seaford area, will temporarily suspend weekend operations effective this Saturday, April 30th. New weekday hours will be from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. According to DelDOT, the changes are being made due to staffing issues. DelDOT recently posted openings for captain positions at the ferry.

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Sussex Co. Habitat for Humanity Celebrates $500,000 Appropriation In Omnibus Spending Plan

U.S. Senator Tom Carper joined Kevin Gilmore, CEO of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, to announce $500,000 to help build 10 homes in the county.
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Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is getting half-a-million dollars in federal funding, to support completion of ten more affordable homes throughout the area.Senator Tom Carper and Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) visited the Laurel area Monday to announce the presentation at Hope Hill, part of a larger revitalization strategy. Ten homes have been completed and ten…

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Traffic Stop Leads To Discovery Of Marijuana, Stolen Gun

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A traffic stop in the Laurel area has led to the arrests of two people for drugs-and-weapons charges.According to Delaware State Police, a driver was pulled over for speeding on Laurel Road near Shiloh Church Road. The smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle led to an investigation.State Police said a 15-year-old juvenile passenger was…

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Arrest Made In Shooting Death Of Laurel Man

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A 17-year-old male of Seaford is charged with murder and other crimes in connection with the shooting death of a 31-year-old Laurel man in a parking lot Sunday night. Delaware State Police Wednesday identified the victim of the shooting as 31-year-old Nicholas Davis. The name of the suspect was not released. Police said Sunday night…

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Former School Employee Charged With Felony Theft

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An ex-employee of North Laurel Elementary School has been charged with felony theft. According to Delaware State Police, 40-year-old Wade Bryan turned himself in last week when he was indicted for two counts of theft over $1,500. State Police said Tuesday that parents were discovering that their checks for a fundraiser and Pre-K tuition were…

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Laurel Man Arrested Following Home Invasion

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A Laurel man has been arrested in connection with a home invasion. According to Delaware State Police, troopers were called Sunday night about a home invasion in progress in the 30,000-block of Discount Land Road. Police saw a suspect standing in the doorway. He came out after multiple commands and was taken into custody. State…

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Former State Sen. Robert Venables Has Passed Away

The late State Sen. Robert Venables (photo shared by Sen. President Pro Tempore David Sokola on Facebook)
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Former longtime Delaware State Senator Robert Venables, who represented the Laurel area, has died at age 88. Venables spent 26 years in public service, and most recently ran for reelection in 2014. During part of his tenure, he chaired the powerful bond bill committee. A Democrat but a conservative, he lost to Republican Bryant Richardson…

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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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Crash Near Laurel Leaves One Dead

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Delaware State Police continue to investigate a crash that left one person dead.  Police were called to Sycamore and Beaver Dam Branch Roads near Laurel just after 2:30 Friday afternoon for a two vehicle crash.  Police say a pickup truck driven by an 18 year old man from Salisbury was westbound on Sycamore Road and…

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Laurel Man Charged With Multiple Straw Purchases Of Firearms

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A Laurel man faces charges of making straw purchases of firearms for others. According to Delaware State Police, an investigation began in March that also involved the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Task Force, Wilmington and Dover Police and Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement. State Police said the investigation determined that 24-year-old Keyon Dontae Jabre Eley…

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Laurel Mobile Home Park Owners Get Notice Of Violation

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The owners of Briarwood Manufactured Home Community in Laurel have received a notice of violation for failing to fix problems with wastewater disposal and treatment. An original permit required installation of replacement systems, but DNREC in its notice says no proposals for installation from a licensed contractor have arrived. Mobile Gardens, owners of Briarwood, are…

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