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Bethany and Selbyville recycling centers removed

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00:11 GMT

Across Delaware, public recycling services are significantly improving in some areas, but people may have to drive farther to get there. The Delaware Solid Waste Authority is currently in the process of removing about two dozen drop-off locations scattered throughout the state, including sites near Selbyville Town Hall and Fresh Pond, north of Bethany Beach .




Point of No Return - Russian spy ship gets a little too close to home

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:52:29 GMT

Please, keep your voices down. I know, I know. It's been a long winter, and we're all a little anxious to get back to the business of being outside and enjoying all the wonders that this remarkable community has to offer, but please, for my sake and yours... do it quietly.




Frankford gets $60K water grant in exchange for fluoridation

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:21:09 GMT

The Frankford Town Council at a special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14, approved a settlement with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control that centers on the Town adding fluoride to its water supply. The council approved the settlement in hopes of moving forward following a lengthy battle with DNREC and with Mountaire Farms over the construction of an on-site well at the Mountaire feed processing facility inside town limits.




Biden, Democrats pull out stops for state Senate race

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:41:26 GMT

Biden, Democrats pull out stops for state Senate race - Delaware's political universe is now focused on Middletown, Glasgow and southern Newark. Voters from those areas will determine in a special election Feb. 25 whether Republicans regain control of the Delaware Senate for the first time in 44 years.




17 prison staff members quit since siege at Delaware prison

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:55:31 GMT

Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2lfhWZO Delaware prisons have been put on lockdown following a reported hostage taking at the state's maximum security facility. About 17 prison staff members have resigned or plan to retire since a siege took place at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del., on Feb. 1, 2017.




First Flu-Related Death in Sussex County Confirmed

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:04:33 GMT

DOVER , Del.- The Delaware Division of Public Health has confirmed the first flu-related death of the season in Sussex County. Health officials say the 74-year-old woman was a resident at a long-term care facility.




Corrections Officer Killed in Prison Uprising Laid to Rest

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:23:38 GMT

The corrections officer killed in a prison uprising and hostage standoff last week at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center was laid to rest today in Delaware. The final viewing and funeral service for Lieutenant Steven Floyd was held Saturday morning at the Delaware State University Memorial Hall.




Frankford discusses Mountaire and DNREC

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:51:17 GMT

The Town of Frankford may no longer have to appeal the decision of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources regarding a Mountaire well and the resulting loss of revenue for the Town. In August, the Town filed a statement of appeal to the State's Environmental Appeals Board, stating its decision was "improper" due to failure of notice, along with Delaware Code violations, including municipality approval of all well permits issued within town limits and permission from the municipality approving the activity of drilling the non-potable well within town limits.




Autopsy: Correction officer died from...

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:56:58 GMT

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science has completed the autopsy of Lt. Steven R. Floyd, a correction officer at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, who died after he was taken hostage by inmates.




Trooper Seek Public's Assistance in Locating Wanted Subjects

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:17:17 GMT

Delaware State Police are requesting assistance in locating two suspects: thirty-eight-year old Richard L. Clark, of Townsend, and thirty-six-year old Brian M. Holloway, of Dover. Both men are wanted for multiple counts of theft, conspiracy, and criminal trespassing associated with the recent thefts of vehicles in the Little Heaven area.




Division of Professional Regulation unveil new set of regulations to fight opioid addiction

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:42:57 GMT

The Division of Professional Regulations unveiled a new set of regulations in order to assist those prescribing opioids for acute pain, as well as chronic and long-term pain. The Division of Professional Regulations Director, David Mangler, tells 47 ABC that the state of Delaware is ranked 9th nationally in connection to opioid overdose deaths, equivalent to 240 deaths in that year.




Focus: Here's how big California's economy really is

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 02:35:13 GMT

State politicians have touted California's economy as being so big it would be the sixth largest in the world, but what they don't tell you is the high cost of living knocks it down a few notches. . Real gross domestic product by state from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis for fourth quarter 2015 - does not include cost of living.




Civil War Profiles - " African-Americans in 19th-century Delaware

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:21:34 GMT

Black History Month prompts a review of significant historical events affecting African-Americans in Delaware during the Civil War era. This includes antebellum years, the North-South conflict of 1861-1865 and Reconstruction.




Sea Colony gearing up to - Ride for Delaware Hospice'

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:51:41 GMT

After a one-year hiatus during renovations of its fitness center, Sea Colony will grease up their wheels once again when "Ride for Delaware Hospice" makes its return to the newly revamped facility near Bethany Beach later this month. "We're excited.




COAD: Agreement placed on institution is a huge factor in the lack of control

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:08:52 GMT

Delaware's Department of Corrections confirms a correctional officer was assaulted February 7, 2017 at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, the same prison where a deadly riot broke out. It appears that inmate threatened to kill officers and the correctional officer was hit, while officers were trying to secure him.




Betsy DeVos confirmed despite opposition from local U.S. Senators

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:27:00 GMT

The U.S. Senate needed one vote to break their indecision on President Trump's nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. That vote it came down to Vice President Mike Pence making a historic move Tuesday afternoon.




Former JVTCC Inmate says hostage situation "could have been avoided"

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:11:55 GMT

A former inmate who stayed at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center believes the hostage situation could have been avoided had the Delaware Department of Corrections listened to inmate complaints. Jason Towers served five years at JVTCC and spent a majority of that time housed in Building C, the same building where the hostage situation occurred.