Salisbury University's Cultural Calendar week of May 11th, 2015

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say a chicken truck has crashed and overturned in Georgetown.
 
Police say the truck crashed early Wednesday on Gravel Hill Road between Milton Ellendale Highway and Sand Hill Road. Police are urging commuters to find alternate routes because wires are down. Delaware Electric Cooperative tweets that the truck took down one of the utility's poles.
 
Police have not said what caused the crash or whether anyone was injured.
 

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's mayor is asking federal investigators to look into whether the city's police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing.
 
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that the community has a "fractured" relationship with police. Her request came a day after new Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the city. The mayor says Lynch understands the urgency of her request.
 

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There is a war being waged in and on the black community in Dover.

That was the charge by La Mar Gunn, president of the Central Delaware Branch of the NAACP yesterday.

After an indictment city police officer Cpl. Thomas Webster was arrested for assault for allegedly kicking suspect Lateef Dickerson in August of last year.

During a press conference in front of City Hall the NAACP official stood with other local leaders and said that the incident had hit a nerve in the community.

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ASSATEAGUE, Va. (AP) - A 16-foot-long, 3,456-pound great white shark named Mary Lee has emitted a signal, or "pinged" of the Virginia-Maryland coast.

Multiple news outlets report the shark, which is being tracked by OCEARCH, pinged off Assateague Island around 5:20 a.m. Tuesday and again in or near Chincoteague Bay at 8:12 a.m.

OCEARCH is a non-profit group that researches great white sharks and other large predators. The group has been tracking Mary Lee since September 2012.

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In the wake of the deaths of a family of 8 earlier Princess Anne last month Somerset County resident and former NAACP leader Kirkland Hall says it’s time to change the way utilities turnoff power.

He wants them to be required to get in touch with law enforcement before cutting off power when it is found that a resident has been using a stolen or illegal meter.

The Todd family died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a portable heater after their power was shut off by Delmarva Power.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware's annual Wilmington Flower Market will kick off its 95th year this weekend.

The News Journal reports the three-day festival, featuring flower sales, live music, carnival rides and food vendors, begins at 10 a.m. Thursday. Los Angeles rock band Lifehouse will headline the event in a performance Friday at 6:30 p.m. Other live music acts include The Veronicas, Katy Tiz and Oh Honey.

About 75 vendors will sell crafts, food, donated flowers and plants. Master gardeners from the University of Delaware will be on hand to answer questions.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state House of Representatives has approved legislation adding electronic cigarettes to Delaware's indoor smoking ban.

The bill passed 29-to-11 Tuesday and now goes to the Senate. It adds electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or digital cigarettes, to the existing prohibition on smoking in restaurants, bars and other public places.

The bill was amended to exempt businesses that sell electronic cigarettes if 80 percent of revenue comes from such products and the business meets certain other conditions.

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The Indian River District Schools have been placed on lockdown.

The East Millsboro Elementary School got a phone call from an unknown person at around 9:50 a.m. who threatened to do harm to the students.                         

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that all of the students were called back to their schools while police looked into the situation.

The lockdown was a precautionary measure with an automated alert sent out by the school officials, which said that the students were secure and that teaching had resumed.  

 

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other Department of Justice leaders are visiting Baltimore.

The new attorney general's visit Tuesday comes after protests over the death of Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured in police custody, and riots that prompted the governor to bring in the National Guard.

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