News http://delmarvapublicradio.net en DPR's Autumn Online Auction Now Open! http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/dprs-autumn-online-auction-now-open <p>Preparing for a change of season? Fall in with Delmarva Public Radio's&nbsp;<strong>Autumn<strong> Online Auction!</strong></strong></p><p>The Autumn Online Auction&nbsp;runs August 25 through the 31st. Visit the <a href="https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?auctionId=221069768">auction webpage</a> for a list of items and more information.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:41:10 +0000 Michelle Malinger 59919 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Prosecutors: "Corrupt Understanding" in McDonnell Trial http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/prosecutors-corrupt-understanding-mcdonnell-trial <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Prosecutors are asking jurors to focus on two questions at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.</p><p>In their closing arguments Friday, prosecutors' asked the panel to think about why a Virginia businessman gave the couple more than $165,000 in gifts and loans, and why the McDonnells accepted.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:26:18 +0000 Don Rush 60341 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Prosecutors: "Corrupt Understanding" in McDonnell Trial Deadline Looms for Eligiblity Verification Under ACA http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/deadline-looms-eligiblity-verification-under-aca <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials are reminding Delawareans whose eligibility for insurance coverage under the federal health care reform law is uncertain that they have one more week to submit verification documents.</p><p>Federal officials sent notices earlier this month to more than 300,000 people nationwide, including about 700 in Delaware, with inconsistencies in their citizenship or immigration data. Many recipients had not responded to previous outreach efforts.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:22:46 +0000 Don Rush 60340 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Deadline Looms for Eligiblity Verification Under ACA Wife of Rep. Andy Harris Dies Suddenly http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/wife-rep-andy-harris-dies-suddenly <p>The wife of Congressman Andy Harris has died.</p><p>Sylvia Cookie Harris passed away yesterday after being taken to the hospital.</p><p>There were no immediate details but a spokesperson for Harris said that they were waiting for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.</p><p>But one media outlet is reporting that she died from a sudden heart attack.</p><p>Maryland Republican Party Chairwoman Diana Waterman issued a statement last night expressing shock and deep sadness at her death.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:39:07 +0000 Don Rush 60336 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Wife of Rep. Andy Harris Dies Suddenly Police Oversight Board Comes Up in Salisbury NAACP Forum http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/police-oversight-board-comes-salisbury-naacp-forum <p>The relations between the community and police in Salisbury took center stage at a forum held by the Wicomico County branch of the NAACP last night.</p><p>The gathering at the Chipman Cultural Center featured Charles Phillips a conciliation specialist for the Community Relations Service of the U.S. Justice Department.</p><p>During the two horu meeting, there were a number of residents who expressed interest in an oversight board for the police.</p><p>Local resident April Jackson said that while she has not been afraid of the police in the past, she is beginning to now.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:05:08 +0000 Don Rush 60335 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Police Oversight Board Comes Up in Salisbury NAACP Forum Downtown Trolley Comes to Salisbury http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/downtown-trolley-comes-salisbury <p>It’s called the Downtown Trolley.</p><p>And, Salisbury City officials were out yesterday to inaugurate its service that will run from Salisbury University to the downtown area Thursday through Saturday 7 p.m. through 2 p.m. for a dollar a ride. &nbsp;</p><p>Mayor Jim Ireton told the gathering that the trolley was part of the revitalization of the downtown area.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:48:19 +0000 Don Rush 60334 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Downtown Trolley Comes to Salisbury Essay: Lost in a High Tech World http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-lost-high-tech-world <p>In this age of high tech we often forget about the work that gets our hands dirty.&nbsp; Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill observes that the new age may be separating us from the richness of everyday life.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:23:58 +0000 Don Rush 60332 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: Lost in a High Tech World Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #15 http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delmarva-today-writers-edition-15 <p>Exploring "life stories" with Lynn Schwartz, creative writing instructor.&nbsp; In the second half , the life story writers with "Page to Stage" from the Compass Rose Theater in Annapolis, MD.</p><p><a href="https://www.compassrosetheater.org/">Compass Rose Theater</a></p><p><a href="http://www.writerswordhouse.com/">Writers Wordhouse</a></p><p><a href="https://www.compassrosetheater.org/registration/places-youll-go?showTimes=1">Page 2 Stage</a></p><p></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Chris Ranck 60286 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delmarva Today: Writer's Edition #15 Rallying Against Violence in Dover http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/rallying-against-violence-dover <p>Dover residents as well as city and state officials gathered in the parking lot behind Father’s Kingdom Church to call for an end to the recent violence that has struck the city.</p><p>Last night’s vigil took place within a hundred yards of two of three shootings that have occurred in the state capital since Sunday.</p><p>The Wilmington News Journal reports that two people were killed and two others injured in three separate incidents that took place within a mile of each other.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:52:51 +0000 Don Rush 60330 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Rallying Against Violence in Dover Shellfish Harvest Ban in Parts of Dorchester County http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/shellfish-harvest-ban-parts-dorchester-county <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected.</p><p>The Maryland Department of the Environment said Thursday that the Hurst Creek and Whitehall Creek areas and a portion of the upper Choptank River were closed to shellfish harvesting earlier this week.</p><p>About 308 acres of the waterways are affected.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:47:36 +0000 Don Rush 60329 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Shellfish Harvest Ban in Parts of Dorchester County No Chip Flowers on Delaware Ballot This Year http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/no-chip-flowers-delaware-ballot-year <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - Two weeks after tearfully announcing that he was ending his re-election campaign, state treasurer Chip Flowers is officially out of the race.</p><p>Elections commissioner Elaine Manlove said Flowers called her Thursday afternoon and said his withdrawal, which was set to take effect at 4 p.m., would stand.</p><p>The decision ends any speculation that Flowers, who has had a rocky relationship with the Democratic Party establishment and was the subject of a recent harassment complaint by his former deputy treasurer, might change his mind and stay in the race.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:42:20 +0000 Don Rush 60328 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net No Chip Flowers on Delaware Ballot This Year Most Expensive GOP Primary in Anne Arundel County History http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/most-expensive-gop-primary-anne-arundel-county-history <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Anne Arundel County Republican primary for county executive was the most expensive in county history.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/1n2trL4">The Capital</a> reports that Laura Neuman and Steve Schuh spent $2.4 million. That's double what all seven candidates, Democrats and Republicans combined, spent in Anne Arundel's last primary for county executive in 2006.</p><p>Schuh won the June GOP primary with 54 percent of the vote. He outspent Neuman by $600,000.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:36:45 +0000 Don Rush 60326 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Most Expensive GOP Primary in Anne Arundel County History Fate of Wilmington Charter School Close to a Decision http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/fate-wilmington-charter-school-close-decision <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - State education officials are getting closer to a final decision on the fate of a struggling charter school that serves mostly low-income black children in Wilmington.</p><p>The state Charter School Accountability Committee was to hold a final meeting Friday regarding Maurice J. Moyer Academic Institute.</p><p>The committee will issue a final report next week for the state board of education to consider on Sept. 18 following a public comment period.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:28:23 +0000 Don Rush 60325 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Fate of Wilmington Charter School Close to a Decision 2nd Debate Set for Maryland's Gubernatorial Candidates http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/2nd-debate-set-marylands-gubernatorial-candidates <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A second televised debate has been set for Maryland's governor's race.</p><p>The debate, announced Thursday, will be co-hosted by three Washington-area media outlets, including The Washington Post, WTOP Radio and NewsChannel 8.</p><p>The hour-long debate between Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan is scheduled Oct. 13 on NewsChannel 8.</p><p>The second debate will take place one week after the first one, which is scheduled in the Baltimore media market on CBS affiliate WJZ-TV.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:17:33 +0000 Don Rush 60324 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net 2nd Debate Set for Maryland's Gubernatorial Candidates Closing Arguments Today in McDonnell Corruption Trial http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/closing-arguments-today-mcdonnell-corruption-trial <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -Closing arguments are set for Friday morning in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.</p><p>The last witness Thursday was an FBI agent who testified that the McDonnells were together 90 percent of the nights during the 22 months that were the focus of the investigation. The testimony is intended to undercut a defense claim that the McDonnells' marriage was so fractured they couldn't have engaged in a conspiracy.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:15:15 +0000 Don Rush 60323 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Closing Arguments Today in McDonnell Corruption Trial Maryland VA Partners with Everygreen Health Care http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-va-partners-everygreen-health-care <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - VA Maryland Health Care System is partnering with Evergreen Health Care to improve health care access for veterans.</p><p>The system announced Thursday it has awarded a one-year contract for up to $485,000.</p><p>The contract enables the system to refer new veteran patients to Evergreen for general outpatient care and preventive health and education services. It also allows the system to refer new veteran patients for various medical screenings.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:58:42 +0000 Don Rush 60277 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland VA Partners with Everygreen Health Care Closing Arguments Begin in McDonnell Corruption Trial http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/closing-arguments-begin-mcdonnell-corruption-trial <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Testimony has wrapped up in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Closing arguments are set for Friday morning.</p><p>The last witness Thursday was an FBI agent who testified that the McDonnells were together 90 percent of the nights during the 22 months that were the focus of the investigation. The testimony is intended to undercut a defense claim that the McDonnells' marriage was so fractured they couldn't have engaged in a conspiracy.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:53:52 +0000 Don Rush 60276 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Closing Arguments Begin in McDonnell Corruption Trial Celebration of Matt Haley's Life Set for Late September http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/celebration-matt-haleys-life-set-late-september <p>The life of the late restaurateur and humanitarian Matt Haley will be celebrated next month on September 28<sup>th</sup> at the Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville.</p><p>He was killed in a motorcycle accident in India where he was on a six week humanitarian trip.</p><p>The rain date will be Monday September 29.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:51:24 +0000 Don Rush 60275 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Celebration of Matt Haley's Life Set for Late September Jack Heath to Replace Terry Cohen on Salisbury City Council http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/jack-heath-replace-terry-cohen-salisbury-city-council <p>68-year old Jack Heath is set to succeed Terry Cohen on the Salisbury City Council.</p><p>Last night the council met and announced their choice out of dozen applicants.</p><p>Heath was the former CEO of Lower Shore Enterprises which provides job assistance and training for the disabled.</p><p>He said that he would rely on his decades of business experience in an effort to revive the local economy.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:37:31 +0000 Don Rush 60266 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Jack Heath to Replace Terry Cohen on Salisbury City Council WSDL 90.7 off air. http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/wsdl-907-air <p>WSDL &nbsp;90.7 is currently off air due to transmitter&nbsp; issues. We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve it as quickly as we can.&nbsp; You can still hear WSDL's programming via our internet streaming.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:22:45 +0000 Chris Ranck 60143 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Wicomico County Public Schools http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gender-discrimination-lawsuit-against-wicomico-county-public-schools <p>SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Two former Wicomico County public school employees have filed a lawsuit against the Board of Education, alleging gender discrimination.</p><p>The lawsuit was filed this week by former employees Stacy Messick and Stephanie Moses. They allege they were fired because the school system held them to different standards than men in similar positions.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:13:19 +0000 Don Rush 60265 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Wicomico County Public Schools Sussex County Takes In the Most Migrant Children in Delaware http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/sussex-county-takes-most-migrant-children-delaware <p>WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Many of the child migrants placed with Delaware families are living in Sussex County.</p><p>That's according to new figures released this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.</p><p>The Wilmington News Journal reports that 114 minors apprehended by immigration authorities without a parent or guardian since January have been placed with sponsors in Delaware's southernmost county while they await immigration hearings and potential deportation.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:08:18 +0000 Don Rush 60264 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Sussex County Takes In the Most Migrant Children in Delaware Delaware Panel Hears Pleas for Hiking Minimum Wage http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delaware-panel-hears-pleas-hiking-minimum-wage <p>The Low-Wage Worker Taskforce in Delaware heard activists and workers tell them that increasing the minimum wage will not hurt hiring in the First State.</p><p>The hearing was held at the Chase center in Wilmington where around a 100 people showed up.</p><p>Harry Way, who is head of maintenance at a Wilmington McDonalds, told the panel that while he makes $8.25 an hour – 75 cents above the state’s minimum wage --&nbsp; it was not nearly enough to live on.</p><p>He said that sometimes he goes without eating to make ends meet.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:51:37 +0000 Don Rush 60263 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delaware Panel Hears Pleas for Hiking Minimum Wage New Trolley to Connect Downtown Salisbury and University http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/new-trolley-connect-downtown-salisbury-and-university <p>The City of Salisbury will inaugurate a new bus service from Salisbury University to downtown today.</p><p>It’s called the Downtown Trolley.</p><p>The service will run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 2 p.m.</p><p>The fare will be a dollar.</p><p>The project was partially funded by a $50-thousand grant from the Maryland Transit Administration in an effort to connect Salisbury University students with businesses in downtown.</p><p>Council President Jake Day says it is part of the effort to bring about a renaissance of the downtown area.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:43:47 +0000 Don Rush 60262 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net New Trolley to Connect Downtown Salisbury and University Remains in East New Market Identified http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/remains-east-new-market-identified <p>The human remains found in a shallow grave near East New Market have been identified as that of 40-year old Radames Guzman.</p><p>His death has been ruled suspicious.</p><p>Guzman was reported missing on August 5<sup>th</sup> to the Delaware State Police after family members had not heard from him for three days.</p><p>He was found by someone who was walking in a wooded rural area off Red Hill Road in Dorchester County.</p><p>The Wilmington News Journal reports that a relative of Guzman contacted police after the remains were found.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:28:26 +0000 Don Rush 60261 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Remains in East New Market Identified Baltimore Casino, A Sign of the Times http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/baltimore-casino-sign-times <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - The opening of Baltimore's first casino highlights a nationwide trend of casinos moving from traditional gambling destinations to other cities.</p><p>The Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore opened its doors Tuesday night. A spokesman for an agency representing the casino said it hosted more than 15,000 guests in its first 12 hours.</p><p>Gambling experts say rust-belt towns like Philadelphia, Cleveland and now Baltimore have become desirable casino locations, especially as gambling destinations like Atlantic City continue to plunge into economic decline.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:21:22 +0000 Don Rush 60260 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Baltimore Casino, A Sign of the Times Delaware GOP Candidates Debate http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delaware-gop-candidates-debate <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - Republican candidates for U.S. Senate and state treasurer are taking the stage to explain why they think they can best represent the GOP in November's elections.</p><p>The state Republican Party was set to hold its first and only primary campaign debates for party candidates on Thursday night in Dover.</p><p>But the debates won't be like those normally seen on television.</p><p>Officials say Senate candidates Kevin Wade and Carl Smink have agreed that they would take the stage individually to answer questions from the audience but would not be on the stage together.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:15:01 +0000 Don Rush 60258 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delaware GOP Candidates Debate Cover Crop Enrollment to be Announced Today in Maryland http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/cover-crop-enrollment-be-announced-today-maryland <p>TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials will be announcing the state's latest cover crop enrollment figures.</p><p>Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance will be attending the Maryland State Fair on Thursday.</p><p>The new cover crop numbers are scheduled to be announced at the fair.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:58:49 +0000 Don Rush 60257 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Cover Crop Enrollment to be Announced Today in Maryland Six Piping Plover Chicks at Cape Henlopen State Park http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/six-piping-plover-chicks-cape-henlopen-state-park <p>LEWES, Del. (AP) - Wildlife officials say eight piping plover chicks fledged this season at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes.</p><p>Beachnesting bird monitors reported that six pairs of piping plovers cared for the chicks until they could fly.</p><p>Wildlife biologist Matthew Bailey of the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife says two piping plovers nesting in Delaware had been banded in New Jersey.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:56:13 +0000 Don Rush 60256 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Six Piping Plover Chicks at Cape Henlopen State Park Defense Rests in McDonnell Corruption Trial http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/defense-rests-mcdonnell-corruption-trial <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Defense lawyers have finished presenting their case to a jury in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.</p><p>Lawyers for the couple wrapped up their case Wednesday. Closing arguments are likely to happen Friday.</p><p>The McDonnells are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the former CEO of a dietary supplements maker in exchange for promoting his company's products. They could face decades in prison if convicted.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:53:46 +0000 Don Rush 60255 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Defense Rests in McDonnell Corruption Trial Beach Patrol Officials Warn of Rip Currents http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/beach-patrol-officials-warn-rip-currents <p>REHOBOTH, Del. (AP) - Beach patrol officials in Delaware and Maryland are warning late-summer beachgoers of dangerous rip currents.</p><p>While Hurricane Cristobal is expected to stay well off the East Coast, it has been generating life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.</p><p>The National Weather Service said there would be a high risk of dangerous rip currents along Delaware beaches Wednesday.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:06:11 +0000 Don Rush 60210 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Beach Patrol Officials Warn of Rip Currents