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STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) - Maryland authorities say the body of a missing Silver Spring boater has been found.

Authorities say the body of 32-year-old Javier A. Sotelo was found Wednesday.

Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson says they've been searching for Sotelo since he disappeared in the water Sunday when the boat he was operating capsized, near Kent Island in the Chesapeake Bay.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Widener University School of Law has announced that, under a re-branding effort, it will now be called the Delaware Law School.

WDEL-FM reports the university in Wilmington announced the change Wednesday. The school also has a new dean.

Dean Rod Smolla says he's ready to being a new chapter at the Delaware Law School. He previously served as the president of Furman University in South Carolina.

Widener also has a law school in Pennsylvania.

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This July 4th tens of thousands of tourists are expected to pack the boardwalk of Ocean City. And, as Delmarva Public Radio's Rachel Taylor reports the resort feels like it is bouncing back from the Great Recession.

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More motorists are expected to hit the roads this July 4th holiday.

Triple AAA Mid-Atlantic says in Delaware 97-thousand are expected to be on the highways out of 112-thousand expected to be traveling this year.

That’s up .9 percent over last year.

Meanwhile, in Maryland 870-thousand residents are expected to be traveling with 754-thousand hitting the roadways.

That’s an increase of 2.3 percent over last year.

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The lawsuit that sent Punkin Chunkin into a tailspin has quietly disappeared.

The legal action by Daniel Fair that began in 2013 claimed he suffered a painful spinal injury after flipping over in an ATV.

He was volunteering as a spotter to measure the distances reached by the pumpkins.

Wheatley Farms Inc. and the Punkin Chunkin Association were both defendants in the suit.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that there was a small notice on the court docket that indicated the case had been dismissed with prejudice.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The ACLU is suing the state prisons commissioner to get information about the death of an inmate hours after he arrived at a facility in Smyrna.

The group filed the suit this week in Chancery Court on behalf of Natalie Way, the inmate's mother.

Corrections officials say 26-year-old Jason Cunningham died April 16, 2014, at a hospital after he was in custody at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. Cunningham was being held in default of bail on charges that included theft and menacing.

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The Delaware General Assembly has slated $5 million for a project that will allow the Delaware Coastal Airport near Georgetown to expand its runway to 6-thousand feet.

The 500 additional feet would be provided by realigning Park Avenue over a five year period.

Airport Manager Jim Hicken told WBOC that this would allow for large and heavier aircraft to use the Sussex County airport.

Meanwhile, Republican state Senator Brian Pettyjohn who was one of the main backers of the funding emphasized the economic impact of the expansion on the region.

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