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12:12 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Mail Box Explosion in Middletown

 

           Delaware state fire marshals are investigating a mail box explosion in Middletown.

            Authorities say they are asking the public for information on yesterday’s blast in the 100 block of Saint Augustine Court.

            The Wilmington News Journal reports that the homeowner found the damaged mail box at around 2 pm.

            Damage was estimated at $200.

News
11:33 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Expansion of Captain John Smith Geotrail

 

             The National Park Service says the popular Captain John Smith Geotrail is expanding on the Lower Eastern Shore.

            The agency is now providing eleven more areas for – what’s called – geocaching which is a type of treasure hunt in which participants use hand-held GPS devices to plot map coordinates to find a hidden cache.

            These new areas will run from Pocomoke to the Virginia Eastern Shore National Wildlife Refuge.. with a debut this Saturday at the Historic Onancock School in Virginia

News
11:30 am
Fri April 13, 2012

O'Malley Accepts Some Blame for Budget Impasse

 

      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley says he accepts part of the blame for the breakdown that led to $512 million in cuts instead of new tax revenues and alternative savings in state spending.

     O'Malley, who spoke on WTOP Thursday, said "we all hold blame," referring to himself and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch.

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11:28 am
Fri April 13, 2012

LaFlerla Concedes in Congressional Democratic Primary for Maryland First District

 

            The Democratic Primary race for Maryland’s First Congressional district is finally over.

            Dr. John LaFerla, a Chestertown physician, has conceded to businesswoman Wendy Rosen.

            In an email LaFerla told supporters that he did not believe he could regain the lead in the vote count. 

            Rosen leads LaFlerla by 82 votes with a third and final absentee ballot count still set for Friday.

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11:23 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Staggered Elections In Salisbury Could End

 

            The Salisbury City Council has agreed to end staggered municipal elections.

            Council President Terry Cohen said that while the practice provided for continuity many voters felt it was just a form of – what she called -- re-election.

            The Salisbury Daly Times reports that eliminating the staggered voting would provide…elections for the Mayor’s office and all 5 Council seats every four years.

            The next municipal election is set for April of next year.

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11:20 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Salisbury Sued Over Historic Home Improvement

 

            Local landlord Stuart Leer of L&M Rentals has filed a lawsuit against Salisbury after the city’s Historic District Commission denied his request to modify a historic Camden Avenue home.

            He charges that the Commission did so after the 45 day window allowed for such a denial had passed.

            The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the law says the failure by the Commission to act within that time frame constitutes automatic approval unless the two parties reach a mutual agreement for an extension.

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11:17 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Sussex County Church Seeks Expansion for Homeless Shelter

 

            A local church in Sussex County will be asking local officials to approve an expansion of its homeless shelter for women to now house men.

            The Philadelphia Pentecostal Holiness Church near Ellendale is asking the Board of Adjustment for a special-use exception.

            Bishop Major Foster is the church leader who worked with Brandywine Counseling & Community Services to start the shelter.

Foster wants to provide help to men…who have been released from prison or are on probation but have nowhere to stay.

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11:14 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Newark Charter School Expansion Recommended by Top Delaware Educator

 

            Delaware Education Secretary Lillian Lowery is recommending approval to expand the Newark Charter School to become the state’s first K-thourgh-12 charter school

            But in her recommendation to the Board of Education she also required the school to reach out to poor and minority students as well as to offer free and reduced-price lunches to low-income students beginning in the fall of this year. 

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Delmarva Today
9:50 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Delmarva Today 04-13-2012

The Read Green Festival was back on the campus of Salisbury University this year. Conveying the importance of the environment to children and young adults through literature is the essence of the Green Earth Book Awards, given out annually by the Newton Marasco Foundation.

Guests:

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DPR Programming Notes
1:49 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

WDDE 91.1

On April 11, 2012 Delmarva Public Radio sold the license of radio station WDDE 91.1 Dover to Delaware First Media Corporation.

At the Direction of Delaware First Media, WDDE will temporally go off the air on April  13, 2012.

WDDE will return to the air within several weeks with news and information programming from new studios located in Dover Delaware.

Click here for more information.

News
10:14 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Governor Martin O'Malley Attends Screening of film "Bully"

 

      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley and first lady Katie O'Malley will be attending the premiere screening of the film "Bully."

     The screening on Thursday night will be followed by a town hall discussion on the effects of bullying in Maryland's schools and communities.

     Acting Director of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students David Esquith is scheduled to attend, as well as bullying expert Rosalind Wiseman, students, parents and educators.

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10:11 am
Thu April 12, 2012

O'Malley Wants Consensus on Budget Before Calling Session

 

      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley says he has no plans to call a special session until legislative leaders have a plan to avoid more than $500 million in cuts that are scheduled to take effect on July 1.

     The governor's press secretary tells The Baltimore Sun that there has to be some kind of consensus before O'Malley would consider bringing lawmakers back to Annapolis. Lawmakers this week failed to pass a budget package that included raising taxes on those making more than $100,000 a year.

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10:08 am
Thu April 12, 2012

UD Students Rally After Charges Filed in Trayvon Martin Case

 

           More than 100 students gathered at the University of Delaware in Newark yeserday…for a march, rally and voter registration drive.

            In the wake of second degree murder charges filed against George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin the Wilmington News Journal reports that the crowd was asked how many had had their car search by police.

            Dozens of the 100 students raised their hands at the rally organized by the Black Student Union and Black Graduate Student Association.

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10:04 am
Thu April 12, 2012

New Last Call Hour in Selbyville

 

 

            Eleven-thirty p. m. is now the time for last call at Selbyville restaurants for patrons who want last alcoholic beverage to cap off the night.

            And, consumption must end by midnight.

            The City Council approved the new ordinance this week.

            And Council member Frank Smith called the measure -- a way to maintain the perception that the town is safe.

            The Wilmington News Journal reports that the ordinance was prompted by several late-night altercations at establishments in the town.

News
10:00 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Luke Chapman Joins Newark City Council

 

     NEWARK, Del. (AP) - A 28-year-old financial planner has been elected to the Newark City Council.

     Luke Chapman defeated Rick Celeste, a DuPont engineer, in the election this week for the District 5 seat. Chapman will replace Councilman Ezra J. Temko, who is leaving the council to pursue a doctorate in political science.

     Like Temko, who is 26, Chapman will be the youngest councilman on the board.

     Chapman says he is eager to participate in the selection of Newark's next city manager.

 

 

News
11:59 am
Tue April 10, 2012

MD Lottery Confirms Winner of Mega Millions

 

 

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Lottery officials say they'll share more information about the state's Mega Millions winner.

While officials say the winner of a share of the record $656 million jackpot will remain anonymous, they'll share some details about the winner's story on Tuesday morning. Maryland does not require lottery winners to be identified.

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11:57 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Prosecutors Defend Search in Earl Bradley Case

 

 

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Prosecutors are defending a police search that led to the conviction of a former Delaware pediatrician on multiple counts of raping young patients.

The News Journal (http://delonline.us/HDR8rr) reports prosecutors filed papers Monday with the Delaware Supreme Court in response to an appeal by lawyers for Dr. Earl Bradley. Bradley's lawyers say police botched a search of the physician's offices during which they found video evidence of Bradley molesting children.

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11:56 am
Tue April 10, 2012

3-car Crash in Dover Sends 10 To Hospital

 

 

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware are investigating a three car crash that sent 10 people to the hospital, all of them with non-life-threatening injuries.

Features
11:30 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Local Farm Puts Fresh Organic Food in Locals' Hands

 

     An interview with Madeline Berger, Head of Member Services for Taylor's Fresh Organics, a Federalsburg farm.

News
6:03 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Dagsboro Woman Arrested on Child Custody Interference Charge

 

After a week of eluding officials, Delaware State Police have arrested a Dagsboro woman on the charge of interfering with the custody of a child.

39-year-old Tara Bertrand, turned herself in to police today at 1 a.m.

Police did not know the whereabouts of Bertrand and her 5-year-old daughter, Kiera Bertrnad, who was listed as a missing child, since they failed to appear at a custody hearing in Georgetown last Monday.

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5:45 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

"Phylicia's Law" Passes MD House and Senate

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A bill aimed at improving coordination between law enforcement and community groups when a child disappears has passed Maryland's House and Senate.

The "Phylicia's Law" bill was named in memory of North Carolina teen Phylicia Barnes, who disappeared in 2010 while visiting Baltimore and was later found dead. It passed both chambers last week.

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5:44 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Soldier Indicted in Murder of Wilmington, DE Woman

 

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A soldier accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a woman has been indicted.

Authorities say a grand jury returned the six-count indictment of Dwight Smith on Monday. Attorney General Beau Biden said the aggravating circumstances make the case eligible for the death penalty.

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5:43 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Officer Shoots Self in Easton

 

EASTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say an off-duty Montgomery County police officer fatally shot himself after a trooper stopped him for speeding and suspicion of driving under the influence.

Police say a trooper stopped 30-year-old Jed Bylsma of Gettysburg, Pa., on Route 50 near Easton around 1:30 a.m. Monday for speeding and noticed signs that the driver, who identified himself as a county officer, was under the influence. While the trooper returned to his cruiser, police say Bylsma took off.

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Features
5:57 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Winner of Delmarva Public Radio's IPAD 3 Contest Speaks!

 

     He's a local, he's a listener, and last Friday, he became a winner.

News
5:41 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

New Town Manager Chosen for Dewey Beach

       

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4:58 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Intentional Fire Set In Long Neck Area

 

      MILLSBORO-State fire investigators are searching for a suspect or suspects responsible for starting a marsh fire that damaged 11 nearby residential properties.

     State Fire Marshal officials say the fire started around 5 p.m. on Portside Lane, in the Rehoboth Shores development. Heavy black smoke billowed from the nearby woods and nearly 10 local fire companies and state agencies responded to the site.

     The vinyl siding of the 11 A-frame manufactured homes melted, causing an estimated $22,000 in damage.     

News
11:32 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Delaware State Police Searching For Wanted Sex Offender

 

            GEORGETOWN-The Delaware State Police is searching for a wanted sex offender, who failed to notify authorities of his new residence and status.

            According to reports, 36-year-old Bret S. Kauffman, of Georgetown, failed to re-register his current address with the DSP’s Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit.

            Investigators have obtained warrants for Kauffman, who is a high risk Tier 3 sex offender, and was required by law to register his status within 3 days.

Because I Said So
11:00 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Because I Said So Episode #8

Are you planning an Easter Egg hunt this weekend? We discuss an Easter egg hunt ruined by competitive parents.  Next, does it make sense to "ban" things at school?  Finally, we introduce our "Mother of the Month" contest!

News
5:38 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

MD Lottery: Ignore the Rumors, No Winner Confirmed

 

     Maryland Lottery officials made it clear at a press conference today-Mirande Wilson, the self-proclaimed winner of a Mega Millions jackpot ticket is not a winner, yet.

     Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino, spoke in clear terms saying that it doesn’t matter what rumor of the day [the Maryland Lottery] is chasing, the ticket has not been claimed.

     Martino spoke in front of members of the press and viewers who streamed the press conference online.

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