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Is God angry? Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes too many have been saying so. But, Merrill writes, we should give God a break.

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The flu epidemic is setting records in Delaware and across the nation. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush looks at the impact and the reasons for the serious of this year's season. (Donavan Mack provided reportial assistance for this story.)

Cruisin' OC is Back

Feb 23, 2018
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Cruisin’ OC is coming back to Ocean City this Spring.

The town council approved the dates for the car show which will run from May 17th through the 20th.

The vote was 6-to-0.

Still, there were some concerns.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Ocean City Council Member Dennis Dare told his colleagues that last year’s experience was unacceptable.

Cruisin’ OC also got the worst rating by the resort’s Police Commission among the six major car events.

H2Oi also got a worst rating which considers nine categories.

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The Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the ambulance firm Hart to Hart are now under investigation for Medicare fraud.

A lawsuit has accused PRMC of assisting the ambulance company in a scheme involving questionable transports.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the federal prosecutor’s office has not joined the lawsuit telling the case’s arbiter U.S. District Judge Richard Bennett that it needs more time to conduct its investigation.

The paper reports that the prosecutor’s office declined to comment.

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Those living in the Delaware town of Blades can now drink the water.

Officials recently installed carbon-filtration system that has nearly cleared up the PFC’s found in the underground water supply.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that authorities say residents should flush out their homes of any lingering contaminated water.

The town water now contains 3.4 parts per trillion of PFC’s which is a far lower concentration than what was found earlier this month.

The Environmental Protection Agency limits PFC’s to 70 parts per trillion.

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