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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.

A farmer’s market next the former Union Railroad Station is one step closer.

Mayor Jim Ireton says that city and finished with the curbs and sidewalks on Wilson and West Railroad streets.

The effort is a public/private partnership with the Knorr Brothers.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the landmark railroad station was built in 1914 and was in service for more than 40 years.

It was shut down in 1958 after passenger service was ended by the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Since then it has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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The dualization of Route 404 between Denton and Route 50 should be completed by Thanksgiving of 2017.

That’s the schedule for work on a road that has seen a number of accidents and is one of the busiest during the summer season.

Local officials tell WBOC that the work cannot be completed soon enough.

Construction of the 11 miles segment of highway is set to start in the fall of next year at a cost of $170 million.

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The Access to Justice Commission’s Committee on Fairness will be hold a series of public hearings this year looking for way to deal with racial disparity of the criminal justice system in Delaware.  

Chief Justice Leo Strine told the Wilmington News Journal that the goal is to find common sense solutions.

The paper notes that while 22 percent of Delaware’s state population is African American nearly 60 percent of the prison population is black.  

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The Dover Police Department held a public outreach meeting with the local NAACP last night.

Chevis Anderson. a community activist with the Greater Dover Arts Council, told WBOC that the meeting was a defining moment for the city.

Questions have swirled about the police department after a video of Corporal Thomas Webster showed him kicking an African American man in the head.

He has been suspended.

In addition, an officer involved shooting ink August got the community’s attention.

The man faces gun charges.

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say a man has been indicted on murder charges in the fatally shooting of a man in Salisbury.

A Wicomico County grand jury returned an indictment Monday against 22-year-old Delonte Bryant of Salisbury. He is charged with first- and second-degree murder and other offenses in the death of 21-year-old Dommeir Deshields of Salisbury.

Troopers say on Aug. 3, officers from the Salisbury Police Department responding to reports of a shooting, found Deshields lying in the street suffering from gunshot wounds. He died at a hospital.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Officials are assessing the damage caused by a fire in Legislative Hall, and the building remains closed after a smoky fire forced its evacuation.

The Dover fire marshal says the blaze, which broke out Wednesday afternoon, was accidental and caused when an exhaust pipe in the attic ignited combustibles. A police officer and a firefighter were treated for smoke inhalation after the fire.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is traveling to Delaware in his first public event since negotiating a contentious trade pact involving the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries.

U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons planned to join Froman on Friday to tout the Trans-Pacific Partnership and highlight how trade benefits local and state economies.

Don Rush

Craft beer has come into its own on the Eastern Shore with customers tasting away at brewpubs and restaurants that seem to be popping up all over the region. In our third and final segment on the craft beer industry Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush asks, "What makes a great tasting craft beer?"



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