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9:24 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Search for Answers to Launch Failure Begins at Wallops

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Now begins the search for answers to the explosion that destroyed the Antares rocket on Tuesday that was to carry supplies to the International Space Station.

Officials say they have begun an initial assessment of the damage and in the weeks ahead they will move forward with restoring the space launch capabilities.

Keith Kohler, a spokesman for the Wallops Flight Facility, he does not expect the disaster to affect upcoming sounding rocket launches which are scheduled for the coming months.

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9:05 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Big Political Celebrities Highlight MD Governor's Race

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BALTIMORE (AP) - First Lady Michelle Obama is planning to rally voters for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Maryland's gubernatorial race.

Brown's campaign announced Thursday that Obama will attend a campaign rally Monday in Baltimore. It's Brown's last get-out-the-vote rally ahead of Tuesday's election. COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton is coming to Maryland to rally for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's bid for governor.

Clinton is scheduled to attend the rally at the University of Maryland, College Park, on Thursday.

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8:55 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Delaware Monitors 11 for Ebola Symptoms. Scam Warning

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Delaware Governor Jack Markell says there are 11 people who being monitored in the First State for Ebola symptoms.

He joined the state’s top health officials at the 3rd Annual Public Health Preparedness Symposium in Dover last night and said his administration has been preparing for the potential of any Ebola cases for months in order to keep the public safe.

So far, there have been no cases of Ebola in Delaware and the risk of transmission is low.

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8:36 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Arrest Warrant Issued in Delware Political Sign Theft

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A political scandal has hit Middletown, Delaware.

Local police have issued an arrest warrant for the husband of state Senator Bethany Hall-Long for allegedly stealing roadway campaign signs put up by Republicans.

Police yesterday said that they got a complaint about the theft of signs that read, ”Fix the Economy Vote Republican.”

The Wilmington News Journal reports that when reached at his home Dana Long would not comment on the allegation adding that he was doing so on the advice of counsel.

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7:56 am
Thu October 30, 2014

MD Celebrates 150th Anniversary Marking End of Slavery

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland is celebrating the 150th anniversary marking the end of slavery in the state, a milestone that came after the Emancipation Proclamation.

While President Abraham Lincoln signed the proclamation in January 1863, slavery remained in place for many states, including Maryland.

Maryland amended its constitution on Nov. 1, 1864, more than a year before slavery was abolished nationwide with the 13th Amendment.

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11:44 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Somerset County Wind Farm Inches Forward

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The Somerset County Planning and Zoning Commission has just approved the regulations that could pave the way for a major wind farm project.

It now goes to the County Commissioners for final approval.

The 3-to-1 vote gave the green light for the turbines to be 575 feet, that is, 175 feet higher than the previously agreed to.

The approval brings Pioneer Green Energy one step closer to building its 25 wind-turbine farm that would spread across thousands of acres between Marion Station and Westover in southern Somerset County.

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9:35 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Rocket Explodes in Wallops, Company Begins Investigation

Antares Rocket Explodes at Wallops Flight Facility
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An Antares rocket exploded just seconds after liftoff from the Walllops Flight Facility late yesterday destroying the Cygnus cargo vessel carrying to 5-thousand pounds of supplies to the international space station.

The company will put together an investigative board to find out what caused the unmanned rocket to explode.

Frank Culbertson, Orbital’s Executive Vice President, told a news conference last night that it is too early to tell what exactly happened.

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9:24 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Brown and Hogan Closing in on the Finish Line

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With less than a week to go before the gubernatorial election in Maryland, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) and Larry Hogan (R) are bringing in some big political names as the race tightens to single digits in the public opinion polls. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush examines the campaign and the issues that divide the two candidates.

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9:14 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Delaware Officials Respond to Ebola Outbreak

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials are talking about steps they are taking in response to the public health threat posed by the Ebola virus.

Gov. Jack Markell planned to join Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf and public health director Dr. Karyl Rattay on Wednesday for a briefing on Delaware's efforts in response to the Ebola outbreak.

The briefing is being held in conjunction with the third annual Public Health Preparedness Symposium hosted by the Division of Public Health.

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9:04 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Lower Delaware to Get Detox Center for Addicts

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Governor Jack Markell announced yesterday that there will be a detox center for residents in southern Delaware.

It is set to open early next year.

The center will be located in Lewes which still needs to give the project zoning approval.

The state Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf says the center should have 16 beds that should be available by March.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the project will cost $1 million which was added to the current state budget to help those trying to kick their drug addiction.

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8:48 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Sexual Orientation Takes Center Stage in Indian River School District

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A meeting of the Indian River School board this week saw a number of residents get up to speak out about remarks by board member Shaun Fink who is opposed to teaching about sexual orientation.

During the session on Monday Cole Haden, a senior at Sussex Central, told the board that Fink's remarks allowed him to stand up for equality for gays, lesbians and transgenders as well as for fairness and tolerance.

He was only one of 10 people who spoke at the meeting where around 100 people were in attendance.

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8:36 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Inmate Suicide Sparks Lawsuit Against Delaware Prison Officials

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - State attorneys representing two former Delaware prison administrators plan to appeal an adverse court ruling involving a 2004 inmate suicide to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A court filing Tuesday indicates that the state will ask the high court to review a federal appeals court's 2-to-1 decision last month saying retired prison commissioner Stan Taylor and prison warden Raphael Williams are not immune from being sued by the family of Christopher Barkes.

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8:26 am
Wed October 29, 2014

VA Death Row Inmate Solitary Policy, Appealed in Court

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A lawyer for the state has asked a federal appeals court to approve Virginia's policy of automatically holding death row inmates in solitary confinement.

The Virginia Department of Corrections is appealing a judge's ruling that automatic around-the-clock isolation violates death row inmates' due process rights.

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8:24 am
Wed October 29, 2014

MD Panel Considers Adjusting Fees for Medical Marijuana

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland panel on medical marijuana is looking at adjusting fees for growers, dispensers and patients, which critics say are too high.

The commission, which did not vote on any regulations during a meeting Tuesday in Annapolis, also has added marijuana extracts to the regulations, so patients could ingest the drug without smoking.

Dr. Paul Davies, who chairs the commission, says he is hopeful the board will be able to vote on the regulations at its next meeting on Nov. 13.

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8:21 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Bay Hormone Pollution Study Gets Federal Funding

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - University of Maryland researchers are getting federal funds to study the concentration and effects of hormone pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin said Tuesday the $238,000 grant from the U.S. Geological Survey could help deepen understanding of the phenomenon of intersex fish. Those are fish with both male and female sexual characteristics that have been found in bay tributaries including the Potomac and Susquehanna rivers.

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7:33 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Commercial supply rocket explodes at liftoff

 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An unmanned commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site.

No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort.

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7:04 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Rocket explodes after liftoff

The rescheduled launch of the Antares rocket from Wallops Island tonight was a catastrophic failure according to officials.

Seconds after liftoff the rocket exploded. Fire and smoke filled the sky. There is significant property and vehicle damage but no injuries. The Antares rocket was unmanned carrying supplies to the International Space Station.

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12:26 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Gun Safety Group Endorses Brown for MD Governor

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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Maryland's gubernatorial race.

The Brady campaign, which announced the endorsement Tuesday, cited Brown's support for a gun-control law enacted last year. The law bans 45 assault weapons and limits gun magazines to 10 rounds. It also requires handgun buyers to submit fingerprints to state police.

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8:21 am
Tue October 28, 2014

International Space Station Resupply Mission Scrubbed

Wallops Island Flight Facility Resupply Mission for International Space Station
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A space station delivery mission was called off Monday, just hours after the orbiting lab had to sidestep a piece of treacherous junk.

Orbital Sciences Corp. got to within the 10-minute mark for the Virginia launch of its unmanned Cygnus capsule. But a sailboat ended up in the restricted danger zone, and controllers halted the evening countdown.

The Virginia-based company will try again Tuesday evening.

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8:16 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Conowingo Dam: "Missing Link" in Cleaning Up the Bay

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There’s a new study that finds if the pollution from the Conowingo Dam were removed the health of the Chesapeake Bay would be improved by more than any other policy.

The nonpartisan Maryland Public Policy Institute found that removing all of the 172 million tons of sediment pollution behind the dam would come at a fraction of the cost of other Bay cleanup efforts.

The Institute says the dredging would run $4.2 million while the state plans on spending over $14 million on cleanup efforts.

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8:03 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Cape May-Lewes Ferry Data Breach

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Officials say there has been a data breach at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry that could put customers’ credit and debit card information at risk.

Cards used between September 20, 2013 through August 7th of this year for food, beverage and retail sales on the ferries and at the terminals could be affected.

A statement from officials says that the malware used in the breach has been eliminated and that payment security has been improved.

The information in question includes the card number, the cardholder’s name and or the card’s expiration date.

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7:59 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Famous Cape Henlopen Pier Closed

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The popular fishing pier at the Cape Henlopen State Park has been closed after a structural inspection found an alarming rate of deterioration.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that it’s just the latest in a series of emergency closings for the World War II landmark that was originally 18-hundred feet long.

As for when or if the pier might be reopened Division of Parks and Recreation officials say they are not certain.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says that at least 24 wooden piles that support the pier need to be replaced.

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7:47 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Voting Machine Troubles Fixed in Maryland

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland State Board of Elections says it has responded to some complaints from voters about voting units that displayed a candidate different than a voter's selection.

The board said Monday it has received reports that less than 20 units with touchscreens showed a different candidate than the one chosen. Early voting began last week in Maryland.

The board tested 12 of the machines, saying the issue cannot be repeated. The other units have been taken out of service.

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7:42 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Governor Christie to Give Hogan Campaign a Lift

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GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming back to Maryland to campaign for Larry Hogan in his bid for governor.

Christie, who is chairman of the Republican Governors Association, is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Glen Burnie on Tuesday at the Honey Bee Diner.

It will be the third campaign stop in Maryland by Christie for Hogan, who is running against Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

The visit comes a week before Election Day.

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7:37 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Second Man Killed by Gunshot in Accomack County

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Accomack County Sheriffs are investigating the killing of a man by a shotgun.

It’s the second shooting in five weeks.

The body of 53-year old Roland Reid was found in the yard of his home on Friday.  

In late September another Accomack County man was found dead from gunshot wounds at a home near Atlantic.

That victim was 35 year old Duvual Flauntleroy.

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7:31 am
Tue October 28, 2014

MD Panel Begins Vote on Medical Marijuana Regulations

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland panel could begin voting on regulations to make medical marijuana available in Maryland.

The state commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday in Annapolis.

Maryland lawmakers authorized 15 licensed marijuana growers in the state in legislation this year after a previous medical marijuana law approved in 2013 stalled.

People were not able to get marijuana for medicinal purposes under that law. That's because it required academic medical centers to run the programs. None stepped forward.

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Arts
1:18 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Nov. 3

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12:24 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Maryland and Virginia Impose New Ebola Restrictions

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland officials will require anyone considered to have high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus to stay home until it's confirmed they're Ebola-free.

That's one of the precautionary measures that state officials outlined Monday in their plan to monitor the potential for Ebola from people who come from three West African countries.

People considered to have high-risk exposure are those who've had known, unprotected contact with bodily fluids from someone infected with Ebola. They also would be required to have daily contact with health officials.

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12:12 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Dover: 1# For Women Executives

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Dover ranks number one in a study of the nation’s friendliest places for female executives.

The survey done by the Nebraska-based Infogroup Targeting Solutions ranked cities based on having at least one woman in an executive position.  

Other cities making the top ten ranged from Palo Alto, California and Chapel Hill, North Carolina to Washington D.C. and Williamsburg Virginia.

The study looked at 466-thousand businesses with at least 100 employees in 12-thousand cities across the nation.

It found only 27 percent of them had women in top leadership positions.

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8:39 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Rocket Launch Tonight from Wallops for Space Station

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Clear skies are expected for tonight’s launch from the NASA Wallops flight Facility.

The Antares rocket is set to lift off at 6:45 p.m. – the first night time launch of this kind of rocket at the Virginia Eastern Shore facility.

The Orbital CRS-3 cargo resupply mission is expected to dock with the International Space Station on the morning of November 2nd.

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