News

Pages

Local News
8:21 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Frontier Airlines Reducing Service From New Castle Airport

Credit Frontier Airline website

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Frontier Airlines says it's further reducing its flights from New Castle Airport in Delaware.

The airline said Monday that service to Chicago, Denver, Atlanta and Fort Myers, Florida, will be suspended for the winter Oct. 25. That's seven weeks earlier than the previously announced date of Dec. 12.

The airline also says it's suspending its service to Tampa from Oct. 25 to Dec. 15, and then offering two flights a week through the winter.

The airline says it aims to offer flights when customers want to fly.

Read more
Local News
8:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Chip Flowers Delays Withdrawal from Democratic Primary

Delaware Treasurer Chip Flowers
Credit official photo

There’s some confusion about just what Delaware Treasurer Chip Flowers plans are for the Democratic primary.

More than a week ago he pledged to drop out of the race  because of the scandal surrounding his former aide over the use of taxpayer funds for travel expenses.

But Flowers has not yet formerly withdrawn from the race.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that has angered some state election officials who say that it has made a mockery of the September 9th primaries.

Read more
Local News
7:54 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Anthony Brown Gets Help From Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden (D)
Credit official photo

WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Anthony Brown is getting some fundraising help from Vice President Joe Biden.

Brown's campaign manager Justin Schall tells The Washington Post that Biden's appearance at a luncheon Tuesday in Georgetown should raise at least $300,000.

Biden is the second big name to assist the lieutenant governor in his bid to succeed Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley. Former President Bill Clinton headlined a fundraiser for Brown in May.

Read more
Local News
7:46 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Baltimore Casino Set to Open

Credit Horseshoe Casino Baltimore website

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is scheduled to open, marking a new milestone in Maryland's development of casino gambling.

The casino set to open Tuesday is the fifth and last of the five casinos initially planned when lawmakers approved slot machine gambling in a 2007 special session, a plan later approved by voters in a statewide vote in 2008.

The Baltimore casino will be home to 2,500 slot machines and 122 table games like blackjack.

Read more
Local News
7:40 am
Tue August 26, 2014

NASA Rocket to Test New Method for Suborbital Missions

Credit NASA

This Thursday’s launch from the Wallops Island Flight Facility will be testing a new method for suborbital rocket missions with the Black Brant IX sounding rocket.

NASA says that the deployment method uses small rocket motors similar to those used in model rockets to eject the sub-payload from the main payload.

The two sub-payloads will use mixtures of barium and small amounts of lithium and strontium that will burn and form tracers to measure the wind in the region between the earth’s atmosphere and space.

Read more
Local News
7:33 am
Tue August 26, 2014

O'Malley PAC Staffers Travel to New Hampshire and Iowa

Governor Martin O'Malley (Md-D)
Credit omalley facebook

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A spokeswoman for Gov. Martin O'Malley's political action committee says about two dozen staffers are being sent to several states, including New Hampshire and Iowa.

Lis Smith, a spokeswoman for O'Malley's PAC, said Monday the move is part of the Democratic governor's push to elect more Democrats this year. She says they will be paid by the governor's PAC. She declined to mention other states where staffers are heading.

Read more
Local News
7:28 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Delaware Cash Management Panel Takes on Conservation and Park Funds

Credit Don Rush

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A little more green is in the future for the board charged with overseeing Delaware's $1.8 billion cash portfolio.

Gov. Jack Markell will sign legislation this week authorizing Delaware's Cash Management Portfolio Board to manage endowment accounts associated with the state's land and water conservation trust fund and parks funds.

The legislation allows use of endowment accounts to hold funds for open space protection and local outdoor recreation, park and trail projects.

Read more
Local News
7:26 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Another Day on the Stand for Bob McDonnell in Corruption Trial

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
Credit official state photo

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is facing sharp questions from prosecutors about details of his personal finances at his public corruption trial.

As the trial entered its fifth week, prosecutors began their cross-examination of McDonnell. He and his wife, Maureen, are charged with providing special favors to a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans.

The pointed questions prompted long pauses and lengthy explanations from McDonnell, who was admonished by the judge to just "answer the question."

Read more
Local News
7:23 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Power Restored in Rehoboth Beach

Credit Don Rush

Power has been restored to some 14-hundred customers of Delaware Electric Cooperative in Rehoboth Beach after two utility power collapsed.

It occurred around 7:40 p.m. last night on Old Landing Road.

The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department said a tractor and it trailer became disconnected hitting two poles and knocking them down.

There were no injuries and both poles were replaced. 

Read more
Local News
12:02 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Former Bethany Beach Mayor Dies at Age 70

Credit 123rf.com

Tony  McClenny, the former mayor of Bethany Beach, died this morning at the age of 70.  

He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January and died under hospice care.

McClenny left office earlier this year before beginning radium and chemotherapy treatment at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.

His wife Claudia said that he took to local government immediately after retirement and he loved it because of the people in the area

He served more than nine years as mayor.

There has been no announcement yet on a date for a memorial service.

Read more
Local News
11:51 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Wife Agreed to Counseling, says McDonnell in Corruption Trial

Former Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell
Credit from Maureen McDonnell

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says his wife eventually agreed to take medication and undergo mental health counseling amid concerns about her frequent outbursts toward him and her staff.

McDonnell was questioned by his wife's lawyer Monday in federal court in Richmond. The McDonnells are charged with providing special favors to a wealthy vitamin executive who gave him and his family more than $165,000 in gifts and loans.

Read more
Local News
11:48 am
Mon August 25, 2014

MD Awards Nearly $7 Million for School Breakfast

Credit USDA

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Maryland State Department of Education says it's awarding $6.9 million in state funds to 481 schools to supplement a federal school-breakfast program.

The state agency says the state funds will provide in-classroom breakfast to more than 240,000 students this school year.

The state supplement is $1.7 million more than last year. 

Gov. Martin O'Malley says he's committed to ending childhood hunger in Maryland by 2015.

He says better nutrition means better learning, and better learning means a better future.

Read more
Local News
11:43 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Route 13 Southbound Lanes Closed Due to Accident

Credit bestclipart.com

The southbound lanes on Route 13 were closed this morning after a tractor-trailer truck flipped over on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Authorities set up a detour through the town of Tasley as units and personnel along with a hazardous materials unit arrived on the scene.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the southbound truck came to arrest on the driver’s side in the grassy median.

Read more
Local News
8:45 am
Mon August 25, 2014

NAACP Forum on Police Relations in Wicomico County

Credit NAACP official logo

The Wicomico Branch of the NAACP will be holding a forum on police conduct.

It comes in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

It is to be held at the Chipman Cultural Center Thursday evening with goals to engage citizens in developing strategies to deal with charges of police misconduct as well as sustaining the relationship between police and the community.

In addition, the meeting hopes to address racial profiling.

Read more
Local News
8:32 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Man Dies After Being Assaulted in Ocean City

Plim Plaza Hotel
Credit Plim Plaza Hotel website

A Pennsylvania man who was assaulted in Ocean City has died.

Police say 37-year old Justin Cancelliere died from his injuries yesterday at Atlantic General Hospital.

The resort’s police arrived at the Plim Plaza Hotel on Baltimore Avenue early Sunday morning to help with an EMS call.

The officers say they found the man unconscious and unresponsive in the parking lot.  

Ocean City detectives are investigating to determine the cause and circumstances of the man’s death.

An autopsy is set to take place today by the Medical Examiner’s office in Baltimore.

Read more
Local News
8:25 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Smoking Ban Considered by Ocean City

Credit Don Rush

A smoking ban is back on the agenda of the Ocean City Town Council’s work session.

Under discussion at tomorrow’s meeting is whether to regulate, eliminate or allow smoking on the beach and boardwalk.

Under the recommendations from the planning and zoning committee fines would range from $25 to as much as $1-thousand.

Creating designated smoking zones at each street end and along the boardwalk could cost the resort as much as $20-thousand.

 

Read more
Local News
8:18 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Rising Workers Comp. Reviewed by Delaware State Panel

Credit Don Rush

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A state panel established to oversee efforts to keep workers compensation rates in Delaware affordable is getting down to work.

The Workers Compensation Oversight Panel is charged with creating a new medical fee schedule that would result in a 33 percent reduction in medical costs for workers compensation cases over three years.

Gov. Jack Markell planned to attend Monday's opening meeting of the oversight panel, which was established by legislation passed this year to address recent steep increases in workers compensation costs for businesses.

Read more
Local News
8:16 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Two Shooting Deaths in Dover on Sunday

Credit all-free-download.com

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Police in Dover are investigating after a man was fatally shot on South Kirkwood Street.

Police say it happened around 4:15 p.m. on Sunday. Police say they're looking for a red Jeep with Pennsylvania tags in connection with the crime. Police say the suspect vehicle was fleeing the scene. They're asking anyone who sees the vehicle to call them.

Police did not release any additional information about the crime.

Read more
Local News
8:01 am
Mon August 25, 2014

MD State Police Find Decomposing Body in Dorchester

Credit creative commons

EAST NEW MARKET, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say they're investigating the suspicious death of an unidentified person whose decomposed remains were found in a shallow grave in Dorchester County.

Police say a hunter with a crop-damage permit found the remains Sunday in the woods near a soybean field in the rural community of East New Market. Investigators believe the person may have been dead less than six months.

They say the remains have been sent to state medical examiner's office in Baltimore for determination of gender, age, identity and cause and manner of death.

Read more
Local News
7:57 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Football Related Death at Morgan State

Marquese Meadow
Credit Morgan State University website

BALTIMORE (AP) - Morgan State University says a football player who was hospitalized following a workout has died.

Television station WBFF-TV reports 18-year-old Marquese Meadow died Sunday. Morgan State University spokesman Clint Coleman says Meadow had been hospitalized since becoming disoriented during a workout two weeks ago. Coleman says Meadow had been improving but took a turn for the worse Saturday.

A freshman defensive lineman, Meadow was from Washington, D.C.

Funeral plans have not yet been announced.

Read more
Local News
7:48 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Millsboro Residents Could Get New Bus Service

Credit dartfirststate website

The residents of Millsboro may soon be getting some transportation help.

DART is looking at providing a Monday-through-Friday bus route that goes through the downtown area and along the commercial U.S. 113 corridor.

This is one of several changes that the Delaware Transit Corporation which operates the buses is considering implementing this November.

The bus would leave Millsboro from the Mid Sussex Shopping center every hour between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. picking up passengers in town before heading out to Georgetown.

Read more
Local News
7:45 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Gas Prices Dip Four Cents in Delaware

Credit Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Drivers in Delaware are paying 4 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Delaware was $3.31. That's compared to $3.35 a week ago.

Motorists in the region are paying 20 cents less than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.51 per gallon.

The price of gas in the state is 13 cents less than the national average of $3.44 per gallon.

Read more
Local News
7:43 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Epworth Skate Park Now Open

Matt Haley
Credit company website

The Epworth Skate Park is now open.

The newly renovated facility is located in the parking lot of the United Methodist Church on Holland Road.

It’s a free-access park where you skate at your own risk but there are 24-hour video surveillance cameras.

The community raised $80-thousand for the renovation.

Yesterday’s opening also came with a little sadness.

Matt Haley died last week in a motorcycle accident last week.

But his Big Thunder Roadside Kitchen was at Sunday’s event.

Read more
Local News
7:40 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Military Rocket Launches from Wallops Flight Facility

Wallops Island Flight Facility
Credit Wallops Flight Facility Website

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - A rocket for the Department of Defense has been launched from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility.

NASA says the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was launched at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The launch had been postponed several times.

NASA says in a news release that the next launch from Wallops is scheduled for Thursday. A NASA Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket will be launched for a technology demonstration.

Read more
Local News
11:33 am
Fri August 22, 2014

$50,000 Loan Not Inappropriate, says McDonnell in Corruption Trial

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
Credit official state photo

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he did not think it was inappropriate to take a $50,000 loan from a Virginia businessman to help cover the ownership costs of vacation rental properties.

McDonnell was back on the witness stand Friday for the third straight day as his public corruption trial resumed in federal court in Richmond.

The former governor and his wife are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting his company's dietary supplements.

Read more
Local News
11:30 am
Fri August 22, 2014

MD Grain Alcohol Ban Crimps Style of Violin Makers

Credit Adam Shayler / creative commons

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Binge drinkers and frat boys aren't the only ones despairing over Maryland's new ban on grain alcohol: Violin makers who used the liquor to make varnish are also affected.

Silver Spring violin maker Howard Needham tells The Washington Post that nothing works better than Everclear grain alcohol for making the varnishes he uses to repair chipped or broken musical instruments. He's been hoarding whatever grain alcohol he can get his hands on since the ban took effect last month.

Other violin makers report similar concerns.

Read more
Delmarva Today
10:33 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Delmarva Today 08/22/2014

Michael Brown
Credit family photo

Local reactions to the Ferguson, Missouri shooting and a look at the past and future of Salisbury's City Council.

Guests: Orville Penn, community activist

Michael O'Loughlin , Political Science Professor at Salisbury University

Greg Bassett, Editor and General Manager of the Salisbury Independent

Read more
Local News
8:36 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Trolley to Connect Salisbury University and Downtown

Downtown Plaza in Salisbury
Credit Don Rush

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A new bus service will better connect downtown Salisbury to the students at Salisbury University.

Bus service dubbed the Downtown Trolley will begin Thursday in the city.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the bus service is funded through a $50,000 state grant, with an additional $16,000 from the city.

The bus, built to resemble a trolley, will run during the fall semester on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Fares will be $1 each way.

Read more
Local News
8:32 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Body in Taxi Identified and Ruled Homicide in Millsboro

Credit creative commons

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say the driver of a taxicab was found dead in his vehicle parked on the shoulder of a road in Millsboro.

Police say a passer-by called troopers and reported the suspicious taxicab around 10 p.m. Wednesday. Troopers found 45-year-old William Toomey of Millsboro dead inside the passenger compartment. Toomey was a driver employed by Delaware Beach Taxi.

Troopers say Toomey's death is a homicide. Police say they will not release the cause or manner of death to avoid compromising the investigation.

Read more

Pages