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CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) - One person has died and three others have been injured, including two firefighters, after a Cambridge house fire.

Media outlets report that the fire began early Tuesday morning at a home in a Cambridge neighborhood. Firefighters say one person has been killed, and another person is in the hospital after jumping out a window from the second floor of the home.

Two firefighters from the Rescue Fire Company in Cambridge were sent to the hospital with injuries.

The home was destroyed in the fire, and there was minor damage to two next door homes.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland environmental officials are proposing new regulations for the natural gas drilling technique known as fracking.

The Washington Post reports that Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles calls the drilling guidelines proposed Monday "the most stringent and protective regulations in the country."

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - After their argument was rejected by the state's court system, public defenders are now pushing for the federal court to vacate the guilty pleas of scores of drug defendants in Kent and Sussex counties because of an evidence-tampering scandal at the state drug-testing lab.

The work on WSCL, 89.5 is complete. Meanwhile, in Roxana, work on WSDL, 90.7  continues.

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As many as a 100 million viewers were expected to watch the presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump.

A PPP poll found that 51 percent believe Clinton won the debate while 40 percent believed Trump bested the contest.

Meanwhile, CNN reported that its poll of debate watchers that was weighted toward Democrats found 62 percent thought Clinton beat Trump with 27 percent.

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A college football coach is defending players who wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts as they warmed up for a recent game.

Old Dominion University Monarchs coach Bobby Wilder told the Virginian-Pilot Monday that he supports the players "100 percent in wanting to do that."  

The Monarchs on Saturday hosted the Roadrunners from the University of Texas-San Antonio. Photos of the shirts emerged on social media.  

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A new poll has found that while 54 percent of Maryland residents say an executive order should be used "rarely or never," 67 percent approved of Gov. Larry Hogan using one to start schools after Labor Day.

The poll by Goucher College was released Monday.

The Republican governor announced the executive order on Aug. 31 for next year's school start. Democrats who control the legislature have criticized the use of executive order to make the change.

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The Environmental Working Group has been raising questions about the levels of the possible cancer causing chemical Chromium 6 in the nation’s drinking water.

In Salisbury the chemical which is used in industries ranging from paint to plastic is listed among those found in the city’s drinking water.

WBOC reports that local officials were quick to downplay any health significance to the finding.            

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Authorities are continuing their investigation into a row house fire that left two Wilmington firefighters dead and two others critically injured.

Wilmington Fire Chief Anthony Goode said Monday that the Delaware Fire Marshal's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the fire, which broke out around 3:15 a.m. Saturday.

While Goode released few details and did not take questions, he said officials are aware of recent vehicle fires in the area but do not know if there's any connection to the house fire.

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After a shootout with an Accomack County Sheriff’s deputy those who robbed a PNC bank in Pocomoke City are still at large.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the robbery occurred around 2 p.m. yesterday when the Pocomoke City police got word of a car that was possibly related the crime.

It had been going south on Route 13 when the sheriff’s tried to stop the vehicle on Bethel Church Road.

That’s when shots were fired damaging a deputy’s patrol car.

It was last seen going east on Turkey Run Road near Mappsville.

There was a plane crash at the tiny airfield on Tangier Island yesterday.

It occurred around 1 p.m.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Town Manager Renee Taylor said the crash resulted from equipment failure and there were no injuries.

She told the paper that the Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted about the incident.

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COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) - Police in Maryland say officers shot a man who threatened to kill his family and himself after he pointed a replica gun at officers.

Police identified the man Monday afternoon as James Andrew Schueler, 42, of Columbia.

Howard County police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said by telephone that a 911 caller reported that Schueler was heading to Columbia to kill his family Monday and mentioned "suicide by cop." Officers stopped the man's Jeep Cherokee and Llewellyn says he told officers he had a gun and wanted to hurt himself.

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A bit of a catch up post here.  Aside from a few minor adjustments, WSCL, 89.5 FM is now broadcasting via a Nautel NV20 model transmitter.  Meanwhile, work continues in Roxana on the transmitter for WSDL, 90.7, also a Nautel model.

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The funeral for the youngest son of former Delaware Governor Ruth Anne Minner will be held this week.

A viewing for 55 year old Gary Ingram will take place this Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Carlisle Fire Company Memorial Hall and another will be held the following day in the afternoon.

The funeral will be held on Friday at 2 p.m.

WBOC reports he was killed when his two truck crashed on U.S. 113 just south of Cicada Lane near Milford.

Police say that Ingram veered off the road for an unknown reason and struck a sign before hitting a group of trees.

Salisbury could be looking at banning toy and BB guns that look like the real thing.

City Council member Muir Boda told the Salisbury Daily Times that he was concerned about the police shootings that involve people with the replicas.

The council member works for Wal-Mart where these types of look-alike weapons are sold.

Toy guns do have the orange tip to distinguish them from the real thing but Boda notes that BB and pellet guns do not.

Mayor Jake Day told the paper that the legislation being offered by Boda is something that could be considered.


BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police are planning within the next couple of months to make public data on things like complaints against officers.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Commission Kevin Davis announced the initiative at a public planning session on Saturday. Davis said the internal affairs disciplinary data will be featured on a transparency page on its website.

Davis said police want to become more transparent to help foster a better relationship between law enforcement and the community.

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JERUSALEM (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, during a weeklong trade mission to Israel, says the University of Maryland, Baltimore is expanding ties with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Hogan said the "agreement will further strengthen the successful partnership between these world-class universities and help to advance research in Maryland, particularly in the study of military medicine."

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell is heading to Chile this week to meet with the country's president and other leaders.

Chile will be the governor's first foreign trade trip since he visited Germany a little more than a year ago. He's scheduled to arrive in Santiago on Friday and will be in Chile through Wednesday Oct. 5.

Markell's office says he will meet with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. He's also planning to meet with fruit exporters and shippers and visit Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is proposing rules aimed at banning spear-hunting for big game.

The agency says in a statement it's accepting public comments through Oct. 17 on a proposal to add regulatory language stating that only the weapons listed in the regulations may be used for deer and black bear hunting.

Those weapons are bows and firearms, including a powerful new type of air gun that shoots full-sized arrows.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A judge is holding a plea hearing for man who was left a quadriplegic after being shot by Wilmington police.

Monday's plea hearing for Marvin Jones was scheduled to be conducted by teleconference link with the state hospital for the chronically ill, where Jones is receiving medical care.

Jones, a parolee from Georgia, was shot by police in January 2015 during a struggle after a traffic stop.

Delaware's attorney general's office concluded that the shooting was justified because the officers believed their lives were in danger.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Top Virginia Republicans are calling for the resignation of a GOP lawmaker who has been charged with assaulting members of his family.

House Speaker William Howell and other House leaders said in a statement Saturday that they are "deeply concerned" by the charges against Del. Rick Morris. They're asking Morris to immediately resign his seat.

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In the summer of 1845, David Thoreau took time to contemplate life on Waldon Pond and described -- what has now become known as -- the battle of the ants. For Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill his life lesson drawn from observing these tiny creatures took place in his very own kitchen.

This week on our show we will meet abstract expressionist artist Barbara Warden. We’ll dip into our archives to hear about the history of a few the lady entrepreneurs in Ocean City, Maryland. And, naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about Fall birding on Delmarva.

For WSCL, 89.5's transmitter in Seaford, it's "out with the old, in with the new".  The old Broadcast Electronics transmitter, which has been delivering you classical music for 25 years, is being removed to be replaced with a new Nautel transmitter.

The pictures posted here, by the way, come courtesy of Al Waller, our Contract Broadcast Engineer. The folks you see working on the removal and installation are from Public Media Engineering.

Delmarva Public Radio's transmitters are in two locations. WSCL, 89.5 is located in Seaford, Delaware. WSDL, 90.7 is located in Roxana, Delaware. As you can imagine, changing a transmitter is no small task.

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Here are some pictures of WSCL 89.5 FM's  current transmitter, located in Seaford, Delaware.  This transmitter dates back from roughly 1987. Consider this; we are, in 2016, as far from 1987 as 1987 was from 1958! These photos come to us from our Contract Broadcast Engineer, Al Waller.

On this week’s show Mike Quattrociocchi will tell us about the fine art
craft of woodworking. We will hear the Revolutionary War story of Cheney
Clow’s last stand, and naturalist Jim Rapp will tell us about fall
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