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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A federal judge has refused to force the Red Clay school district to enroll three children living outside the district.
The children previously attended a Red Clay school but have been living outside the district since their mother was placed on unpaid leave and lost her apartment. Their father, who shares custody, enrolled the children in the Christina school district, and the children now reportedly live with their godmother in the Colonial district.

FEDERALSBURG, Md. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a fire that damaged an Eastern Shore poultry house.
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office says the blaze broke out early Monday at the poultry house on Chipmans Lane in Federalsburg. Officials say there were no birds inside the 42-foot by 400-foot structure at the time.
It took 40 firefighters about 45 minutes to control the fire. No injuries were reported.
Damage to the structure was estimated at $300,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's fall wildfire season begins this week and foresters are asking residents to use caution while burning outdoors.

The season begins Thursday and runs through Nov. 30.

The Virginia Department of Forestry says most wildfires in the state have been caused by people burning trash or yard debris.

Residents are advised to clean the burn spot and surrounding area down to mineral soil, make sure a water source is ready, and remain with the fire until it is completely out.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Officials say deaths in Virginia from heroin and opioid use outnumbered highway fatalities for the first time last year.

Multiple media outlets report that in 2014, 728 Virginians died from drug overdoses. That same year, there were 700 highway fatalities.

Highway deaths have been dropping as drug deaths increase. The highway death toll in 2013 was 741 compared with 661 from drugs. In 2009, there were 750 traffic fatalities compared with 504 deaths from heroin and opioids.

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BOONSBORO, Md. (AP) - Authorities say an Appalachian Trail hiker has died after falling from Annapolis Rock.

Maryland Natural Resources Police say the 44-year-old man was taking photographs, jumping from rock to rock, about 10:45 a.m. Sunday when he lost his balance and fell about 35 feet.

Officials say other hikers began administering first aid, but that the man was pronounced dead about an hour later.

The man's name was not released pending notification of family members, but authorities said he was from the United Kingdom.

No foul play is suspected.

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DEER PARK, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Department of Commerce is giving Garrett County no deadline for repaying a nearly $2.9 million loan that saved a manmade whitewater paddling course from financial failure.

The Garrett County Commissioners are voting Monday night on a revised agreement allowing them to repay the loan with any cash left over from operations of the Adventure Sports Center International after the county covers its own expenses.

The county took over the center in 2012 after the nonprofit owner defaulted on bank loans.

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VERONA, Va. (AP) - Dominion Resources Inc. has revised the route of a proposed natural gas pipeline in Augusta County to avoid a water supply.

The company tells multiple media outlets that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline's new route would affect 40 properties.

Dominion says the route will avoid the Lyndhurst Source Water Protection Area, also known as the Lyndhurst Well. It's the county's largest water supply.

County leaders had voiced concerns over possible contamination of the water supply.

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November's Salisbury City Council elections will, for the first time, feature five individual districts.  We look at the race in District 1 between Shanie Shields Sarah Halcott and Aprl Jackson.   April Jackson was invited to attend our taping but failed to appear.

Guests: Salisbury City Council District 1 Incumbent Shanie Shields

Salisbury City Council District 1 Candidate Sarah Halcott

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - A Superior Court judge has tossed out a massive rewrite of Delaware's storm water and erosion-control regulations.

Superior Court Judge T. Henley Graves ruled Wednesday that the Department of National Resources and Environmental Control provided "illogical" justifications for failing to include many technical but critical details, including failing to hold any public hearings on the 2,000-page regulations.


GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - Sussex County residents affected by last week's storm are being asked to submit damage claims.

WBOC-TV reports that anyone whose home or business sustained damage in the powerful coastal storm should call the county's Emergency Operations Center at (302) 856-7366. Property owners should be prepared to detail the damage, what caused it and whether they have insurance.

Only businesses and primary residences, not seasonal homes, are eligible.



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