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Sussex County drug-trafficking investigation nets 40 arrests

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:22:07 GMT

A multi-jurisdictional investigation into an illegal drug trafficking organization, involving multiple subjects, conducted by the Delaware State Police and Delaware Department of Justice, has concluded with the arrest or indictment of 40 individuals on more than 190 criminal charges. Police said the organization was responsible for the distribution of various amounts of cocaine and heroin in the last nine months.




NAACP branch seeks removal of Delaware Confederate Monument

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:15:10 GMT

A local Delaware NAACP branch wants officials to cut off state funding for a historical society to force the removal of a Confederate monument on its grounds. Local news media outlets report that the Lower Sussex County NAACP is asking state lawmakers to call on the Controller General's Office to withhold $11,500 in Grant-in-Aid funding for the Georgetown Historical Society until it takes down the confederate monument at the museum.




Delaware Prescription Assistance Program Ends Due To Budget Cuts

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:47:26 GMT

According to a press release, the $2.5 million program was eliminated as recommended by Governor Carney, to help satisfy a larger plan to close a budget gap. The program will officially retire on August 31st.




Nanticoke Memorial Hospital to Hold Diabetes...

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:18:06 GMT

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will host a four-session diabetes educational program, The Diabetes Connection, on September 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. As a person with diabetes, Nanticoke can be part of your healthcare team to help teach you the self-care skills needed to keep you on track.




Delaware Reports First Equine WNV Case of 2017

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:58:44 GMT

The Delaware State Veterinarian's Office reported Aug. 15 that it has confirmed that state's first case of West Nile virus in a horse in 2017. The affected horse, an 11-year-old Quarter Horse mare residing in Kent County, began showing signs of weakness in all four limbs on Aug. 6. The mare lost the ability to stand and was euthanized on Aug. 9. Samples were submitted to the Delaware Public Health Laboratory on Aug. 10, which confirmed the diagnosis of WNV on August 14. The affected mare was not currently vaccinated against WNV.




Judge rules Sussex council must re-...

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:42:05 GMT

A sign posted near the proposed land for the Overbrook Town Center shopping center asked county officials to cast a no vote on the rezoning application. Planning and zoning commissioners recommended approval of the application, but county council voted 4-1 to deny it.




Joint Del. DOJ drug investigation results in 40 indictments, six still wanted

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:01:15 GMT

Officials say six people are still wanted after a joint investigation resulted in 40 indictments of individuals in connection with a drug trafficking organization, in Sussex County.




Wanted inmate surrenders in Georgetown

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:19:24 GMT

The Delaware Department of Corrections says that a wanted inmate turned himself in at the Justice of the Peace Court #3, on Saturday. McHolder was wanted, after police say he did not return to the Sussex Community Corrections Center from an approved work pass on August 3rd, in Georgetown.




Mosquito Transmitted Viruses Detected in Delaware

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 05:42:26 GMT

The announcement was made Thursday by DNREC and the Delaware Division of Public Health who took blood samples from chickens. Thus far, there have been no reported cases of either virus found in humans or horses.




Judge: Board erred in punishing doctor for retrieving pills

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 03:16:01 GMT

A judge has overturned a Delaware medical licensing board's disciplinary decision regarding a doctor accused of misconduct after allegedly allowing prison medical workers to give an inmate expensive pills that had been thrown into a syringe-filled "biohazard" medical waste box. The board last year ordered 90 days of probation and a $1,000 fine for Dr. Laurie Ann Spraga after an incident in which 12 prescription hepatitis pills - costing $1,000 each - were discarded in a "biohazard" medical waste box after being spilled onto the floor.




292 Meadows Court, Millsboro, Delaware 19966

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 22:29:25 GMT

Check out this move-in ready and affordable, single-story home in Southern Delaware . Priced right and in a great location on a quiet cul-de-sac in the well-kept community of Magnolia Meadows in Millsboro , this home with two bedrooms and two baths is close to the beaches and the resort towns of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.




Suspect arrested in Greenwood Discover Bank robbery

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 22:29:24 GMT

A Harrington man is facing additional charges in connection to a Greenwood bank robbery, after being taken into custody in a Dover robbery investigation. The Greenwood Police Department says on Sunday, 28-year-old Joshua Lewis, of Harrington, was arrested by Dover Police Department in reference to a robbery outside the Dover Federal Credit Union.




Delaware Bridge Gets Innovative Mat...

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 04:05:17 GMT

Ultra-high-performance concrete will be used in the overlay for a deficient bridge in Delaware, an "innovative" material usage that has netted the project a $275,000 federal grant. Reviving the Blackbird bridge will require a full road closure, according to Delaware Online .




Delaware Clinic Helps to Clear Juvenile Criminal Records

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:43:16 GMT

The Widener University Delaware Law School has helped more than 40 juveniles begin to clear their records with an expungement clinic. The clinic in Talleyville was the law school's second and the third held by the Office of Defense Services this year.




Delaware Beach traffic still frustrating, buta

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:16:01 GMT

Delaware Beach traffic still frustrating, but there are ways around it Delawareans love to talk about beach traffic almost as much as they hate to get stuck in it. Check out this story on eveningsun.com: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/traffic/2017/08/04/delaware-beach-traffic-still-frustrating-but-there-ways-around/536688001/ Mary Gerard from Cleveland has traveled to Delaware every year since she was a child.




Delaware Beach traffic still frustrating, buta

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:16:00 GMT

Delaware Beach traffic still frustrating, but there are ways around it Delawareans love to talk about beach traffic almost as much as they hate to get stuck in it. Check out this story on publicopiniononline.com: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/traffic/2017/08/04/delaware-beach-traffic-still-frustrating-but-there-ways-around/536688001/ Mary Gerard from Cleveland has traveled to Delaware every year since she was a child.




Delaware to outsource newborn tests, ramp up STD lab

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 17:54:46 GMT

Delaware's Division of Public Health will outsource newborn baby screenings and ramp up its sexually transmitted infections lab to help battle an increasing number of cases that are harder to fight because of antibiotic resistance. Every newborn baby in Delaware gets a heel stick to draw blood to be tested for 47 conditions, including cystic fibrosis and thyroid disease.