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Peaceful and Private Brick Ranch Home

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:08:30 GMT

This stately Brick Ranch home has it all! Situated on a large lot on a Cul-de-sac street, this property is private and peaceful, a place where you can relax and unwind. Foyer opens to a large Great Room with Gas fireplace that flows nicely to the Dining Room and Kitchen, great for entertaining family and friends.




Owners bit, Delaware officials warn of rabid pit bull

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:15:59 GMT

Public health officials say a pit bull in central Delaware tested positive for rabies after biting its two adult owners. Official said Tuesday that the animal was not leashed when outside, and that the home in Houston has no fenced backyard, so it is not possible to determine how or when the animal became infected.




Ten Downtown Revitalization Projects Planned in Delaware

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:23:20 GMT

DELAWARE Ten downtown revitalization projects in Laurel, Georgetown, Dover and Wilmington have been selected for Delaware's Downtown Development District Program rebates, with a proposed $4.3 million in rebates leveraging $53 million in total investment. Gov. John Carney and the Delaware State Housing Authority announced that the DDD rebate program is a private investment in Delaware's downtowns.




DNREC: Seaford water supply ruled safe after testing

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:53:41 GMT

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control , the Division of Public Health , and the City of Seaford says on Monday, that the the city's public water supply is safe for drinking, cooking and other everyday use. DNREC reports that officials sampled Seaford's drinking water for perfluorinated compounds , and none were found.




DHSS reports 1,200 new flu cases in a week, death toll rises to 11

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:03:16 GMT

If anything can slow this flu season down, it's vaccines and good handwashing. Prevention is considered more important than ever, as the Delaware Department of Health & Social Services is rapidly updating its flu toll and on Wednesday confirmed the state's 11th influenza-related death this flu season.




Finance officials: Beware of fake refund scam in Del.

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:25:01 GMT

Delaware's Division of Revenue says on Thursday, they are alerting taxpayers to a new and growing scam involving fraudulent tax refunds being deposited into real taxpayer bank accounts. Officials say after the money is deposited, the scammers use various tactics to con taxpayers into turning over those funds.




Shupe announces candidacy in district 36

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 06:10:27 GMT

There's a new contender for the 36th District seat in Delaware. Milford Mayor Bryan Shupe has announced that he will attempt to take his talents to legislative hall.




More Staff Needed for Juvenile Facilities, Child Abuse Cases in Delaware

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:04:10 GMT

Officials say they need more staffers in Delaware's juvenile detention facilities and more child abuse caseworkers. The Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families told lawmakers Thursday that they need 29 more positions in secure care facilities for youth, at a cost of about $2 million.




Del. warns of fraudulent tax refunds

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:04:09 GMT

The Delaware Division of Revenue says they've been informed by the IRS that thieves are stealing client data from tax professionals and using that information to mail fake refund checks to taxpayers or deposit checks into their accounts. Suspects would then call taxpayers and pose as police to call attention to the errors and demand that taxpayers return the money.




Tower 3 a beacon in state park's economic contributions

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:36:16 GMT

Coastal Point a Tyler Valliant: Tower 3, located south of Dewey Beach in Delaware Seashore State Park, took on a cobalt-drenched tone during a lighting ceremony on Monday, Feb. 12. Against the backdrop of a spectacular sunset, a World War II observation tower became a dramatically lighted landmark on Monday, Feb. 12, while state officials touted the results of a study showing the equally dramatic impact of Delaware's state parks on its economy. The addition of cobalt-blue lighting to Tower 3, located just south of Dewey Beach in Delaware Seashore State Park, signals the next step in the restoration of the tower, one of 11 built along the Delaware coast between 1939 and 1942.




Tower 3 lights the way to a...

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:36:15 GMT

Gov. John Carney says he remembers the kick off 10 years ago for the restoration effort when he served as lieutenant governor. Linda Parkowski, acting director of Division of Small Business, Development and Tourism, talks about the importance of Delaware's state parks as economic drivers attracting more than 4 million visitors each year.




DOC officials: Inmate wanted after climbing fence in Del.

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:21:29 GMT

Authorities are searching for an inmate after they say he climbed a fence to escape from a Delaware correctional facility. On Wednesday, the Delaware Department of Correction says 20-year-old Louis Dotson, an inmate at Plummer Community Correctional Center in Wilmington, is seen on security camera footage as he climbed the perimeter fence and continue south on Market Street.




Marijuana Legalization Panel Issues Draft Report

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:54:07 GMT

A task force studying issues surrounding marijuana legalization in Delaware is wrapping up its work, but it remains unclear whether there is enough support among state lawmakers to legalize recreational pot use. Rep. Helene Keeley, a Wilmington Democrat who is co-chair of the task force and chief sponsor of a stalled legalization bill, said the bill would be amended to address some of the concerns raised during task-force meetings.




Delaware lawmakers pitch extra $1.4M in state police funding

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:27:55 GMT

The News Journal of Wilmington reports the funding would create a full-time Special Operations Response Team and replace bulletproof vests. Sen. Dave Lawson, R-Marydel, a retired state trooper, says the part-time nature of the SORT team decreases response time and increases costs.




Town of Blades Holding Meeting on Contaminated Water on Tuesday, Solution May Arrive Wednesday

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:17:38 GMT

Town Administrator Vikki Prettyman says it should be in place by . "There's several steps you have to go through.




The Lewes Historical Society Speaker Series will present Journey to Freedom featuring Dr. Angela...

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:26:58 GMT

Dr. Angela Winand of the Delaware Historical Society is shown at the start of the Journey to Freedom exhibit at the Delaware History Museum. SUBMITTED PHOTO The Lewes Historical Society Speaker Series will present Journey to Freedom featuring Dr. Angela Winand at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, at the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center, 101 Adams Ave., Lewes.




Update on intense flu season in Delaware

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:18:37 GMT

Delaware's Division of Public Health reports that there were 995 lab-confirmed flu cases recorded between January 28 and February 3, 2018. Both may include fever or chills along with vomiting and diarrhea.




Delaware Governor Broadens Open Data Council and...

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:13:56 GMT

Joined by state Chief Information Officer James Collins, standing at center, and other officials, Delaware Gov. John Carney, seated, signs Executive Order 18 on Feb. 12. It widens the state's Open Data Council to include all executive branch agencies, and further codifies the state's push to publicize open data. Two years after Delaware established its Open Data Council and empowered it to guide policy behind the state's open data portal , Gov. John Carney has expanded the group and given members a hard deadline to release more public information.




Del. Rep. Kenton not seeking re-election in 2018

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:07:53 GMT

A local lawmaker has announced that he will not seek re-election to Delaware's House of Representative in 2018. Officials with the Delaware House of Representatives say on Friday, Delaware Representative Harvey Kenton announced that he will not seek re-election when his current term expires in November.




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Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:22:26 GMT

BLADES , Del. Gov. John Carney on Friday signed an executive order authorizing the Delaware National Guard to assist the Town of Blades with distributing water to residents impacted by high levels of perfluorinated compounds in municipal wells.