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9:05 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Snow: On The Way

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The snow is coming to Delmarva.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning from 7 p.m. to noon Tuesday.

Highs today around 20 degrees with northwest winds 5 to 10 MPH.

Forecasters now expect anywhere from 6 to 10 inches of snow on the peninsula between tonight and tomorrow morning.

The bulk of the white stuff should fall between 7 p.m. tonight and 7 a.m. tomorrow.

In Delaware Code Purple shelters were already seeing people crowding in from the cold.

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8:40 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Rising Waters: Could Be Worse for Delaware

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There’s a new flood map out by the state of Delaware.

And, it finds things could be worse than expected.

This mapping project says that the 100 year storm flood level could be three feet higher than expected.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that this would mean that places like the south end of Rehoboth Beach could be inundated with water within a hundred years.

The maps go far beyond those of the state’s sea level rise projections and those of Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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8:35 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Delaware, Virginia and Maryland Gas Prices Inch Upward

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Delaware are paying 3 cents more 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 $2.19. That's compared to $2.16 a week ago.               
 
Motorists in the region are paying $1.20 less than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.39 per gallon.     
 
Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gas prices are on the rise in Virginia.

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8:26 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Delaware Tracking Down Truckers Evading Tolls

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials are extending their special patrols looking out for truckers trying to dodge tolls on Interstate 95 at the Maryland line.

The Delaware Department of Transportation says some truckers illegally divert their vehicles onto Newark-area roads that aren't designed for heavy trucks in an effort to avoid the toll.

For the last three months, Newark and Delaware State Police have conducted special patrols and issued citations to truckers improperly driving on roads marked for local deliveries only.

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Local News
8:24 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Tax Revenues Re-examined in Delaware

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - A panel exploring how to make Delaware's revenue portfolio less unpredictable and more reflective of economic conditions is taking a close look at the state's corporate income and gross receipts tax systems.

Monday's meeting of the Structural Revenue Review Committee includes a background look at the corporate tax system, its conformity with the internal revenue code, and how it compares to other states.

The panel also will look at the background and history of the gross receipts tax on businesses.

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Delmarva Today
10:27 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Delmarva Today 02-13-2015

How will potential sea level rise change life on Delmarva?  In the second half, we look at Presidential third terms.

Guests: Barbara Hale,  with the League of Women Voters of the Mid Shore

Greg Farley, Director of the Chesapeake College Center for Leadership in Environmental Education

Former Congressman Wayne Gilchrest

Dr. Dean Kotlowski, Salisbury University Professor of History

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Arts
1:38 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb. 16th, 2015

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Feb. 16th,  2015

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DPR Programming Notes
11:03 am
Tue February 10, 2015

The Show About...Love

Its not hard to come up with songs about love...so The Show About just set his phasers for "random" and came up with a  collection of love (both falling into and out of) songs, just in time for Valentine's Day!

Spotify Version

Your free samples this week are Lou Rawls (the coolest and smoothest singer ever)

DPR Programming Notes
1:36 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Dig! and Fur Peace Ranch coming to WSDL, 90.7

Dig! Saturdays at 3PM on WSDL, 90.7

This Saturday, February 14, two new programs debut on WSDL, 90.7 FM.

At 2 PM, sit back and listen to some great guitarists on "Live from the Fur Peace Ranch". Host Jorma Kaukonen introduces each program's featured artist in a series of concerts recorded at the Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp. An eclectic blend of performances includes  blues, folk, Americana, rock, bluegrass, and jazz.

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Local News
12:10 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Local Governments Fail Open Meetings Training

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WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) - State officials say more than 60 percent of Maryland local governments haven't complied with a 2013 state law requiring training in the state's Open Meetings Act.
 
The Carroll County Times reported Sunday that that the Open Meetings Compliance Board sees lots of room for improvement. Chairwoman Monica Johnson says local officials must be educated about the law.
 

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Local News
9:21 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Small Plane Crash Injures Two Near Tipton Airport

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FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Federal investigators on Monday will be back at the scene of a small plane crash that injured two men.

The single-engine plane crashed on its top Sunday in woods a few hundred yards from Tipton Airport near Fort Meade, between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Maryland State Police say the plane crashed shortly after takeoff. Its destination was unclear.

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Local News
9:16 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Cracker Barrel and Other Restaurants Coming to Salisbury

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After years of speculation the Cracker Barrel is coming to Salisbury.

It will be located in the Centre at Salisbury Mall.

Meanwhile, where the old Zia’s restaurant was located Chipoltle and Five Guys will be moving in.

Salisbury’s Director of Planning and Zoning Jack Lenox the comprehensive development plans filed last week will bring all of these restaurants to the north end of Salisbury.

Lenox told the Salisbury Daily Times that, “Yes, the rumors are true.”

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Local News
9:10 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Maryland Marks Annual Domestic Violence Memorial

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence is holding its 27th annual domestic violence memorial service.

It's scheduled for Monday night in Annapolis.

The group says 54 people died in Maryland between July 2013 and June 2014 as a result of domestic violence.

The group holds the memorial service to raise awareness about domestic violence. It also focuses attention on changing laws to reduce domestic violence, improve victim safety and create greater accountability for abusers.

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Local News
9:06 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Oyster Harvest Rises Dramatically in Virginia

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LOTTSBURG, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Farm Bureau says the state's oyster harvest rose 25 percent last year, passing the 500,000-bushel mark.

Officials say more than 504,000 bushels of oysters were harvested during the 2013-2014 season, up from almost 409,000 bushels in the previous season. The latest harvest is the largest since 1987.

The dockside value of that harvest increased to $22.2 million, with an estimated economic impact of more than $58 million.

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Local News
9:02 am
Mon February 9, 2015

More Disturbances at Centre at Salisbury

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There were more disturbances at the Centre at Salisbury mall over the weekend.

Two females began fighting around 8 p.m. on Saturday that drew some spectators.

It was quickly dealt with by the Salisbury Police Department and the mall security.

No injuries or arrests were reported.

There was a second incident about an hour and a half later that involved a bus from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Too many people tried to ride the bus back to campus and caused some to become upset.

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Local News
8:45 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Boozelator Now At Some Bars in Delaware

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Two bars in New Castle County recently installed breathalyzer vending machines to help patrons make smart decisions about whether it's safe to drive home.

The Wilmington News-Journal reports Tailgates Sports Bar and Grill in Newark recently installed the Boozelator 5000, which for $1 dispenses a sanitary straw that patrons can use to blow into a device that will register his or her blood alcohol content.

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8:39 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Special Mental Health Unit to Close at Delaware Hospital

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Christiana Care Health System is closing its outpatient mental health facilities beginning with the Rosenbloom Center on February 20th.

It is part of an overhaul of its behavior health care services.

The new plan hits parents, advocates and many medical professionals hard, who said, that it will seriously affect people who suffer from mental illnesses including bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Hospital officials say that they plan to move psychologists, social workers and therapists into their primary care practice.

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Local News
8:26 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Proposed Pay Hikes for Virginia State Employees

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - State employees and public school teachers would get a small pay increase under new budget proposals.

Both chambers of the GOP-controlled General Assembly unveiled proposed budgets Sunday that include varying levels of raises for state workers between 1.5 percent and 3 percent.

The Senate is proposing slightly higher pay increases for state employees than the House.

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe did not include across-the-board pay increases for state employees in the budget he proposed in December, but has said he supports them.

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Local News
8:22 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Fatal Disease Forces Quarantine on Horse Farm

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A horse in western Albemarle County has tested positive for a neurological disease that's caused by a virus.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says a boarding stable where the 14-year-old gelding is located is under quarantine.

The department says the horse showed symptoms of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy on Jan. 31 and is now stable.

Initial findings of an epidemiological investigation show that one exposed horse left the stable with the last two weeks. That horse went out of state.

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Local News
8:15 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Proposed: Moratorium on Charter Schools in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A group formed by Gov. Jack Markell to study ways to improve educational opportunities for children in Delaware's largest city is continuing its work after issuing an interim report with a host of recommendations.

The Wilmington Education Advisory Committee was to meet Monday night at Stubbs Elementary School, with a focus on engaging the public in it work.

Among the recommendations the committee has proposed are getting rid of two of the four school districts that currently serve city residents and a moratorium on new charter schools.

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1:17 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Senate Delays Vote on Hogan Nominees

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate has delayed a vote on appointments that Gov. Larry Hogan has made to his cabinet in the aftermath of his State of the State speech.
 
The Senate decided Friday to delay the vote for a week, after some senators expressed concerns about nominations.
 
The delay comes two days after Hogan's speech, which angered Democrats who hold a 33-14 Senate majority.
 

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Local News
11:20 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Frederick Schools Reopen Two Days After Shooting

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Students have returned to two schools in Frederick that were closed following a shooting that wounded two teenage boys.
 
A Frederick County Public Schools spokesman says Frederick High School and West Frederick Middle School reopened without incident Friday, two days after the shooting.
 
Police haven't announced any arrests in the Wednesday night shooting outside the Frederick High gymnasium, where a juvenile varsity basketball game with a crosstown rival was underway.
 

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Local News
11:01 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Governor Hogan Gets Bad Review from Democrats

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Leading Maryland Democrats say they believe much of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's first legislative agenda will have trouble passing this year.

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch said Thursday the tone of Hogan's State of the State speech frustrated them and other Democrats.

Miller, a Calvert County Democrat, says he sees "very, very little in that speech that is going to become law." The Senate has 33 Democrats and 14 Republicans.

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Local News
10:51 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Maryland & Delaware Opt Out of Offshore Drilling

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Maryland and Delaware will not be participating in oil exploration off the Atlantic Coast.

But the state of Virginia will.

The Obama Administration recently announced that it is opening up the Atlantic Coast for off shore drilling – something that former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley came out against in a New York Times Op-Ed.

He said that the lessons of oil spills like the BP incident in the Gulf have been forgotten.

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10:45 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Car Hits Train in Georgetown

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - Police say a car ran into a freight train in Georgetown but that no one was injured.

Delaware State Police say a 79-car Norfolk-Southern train headed north was crossing a roadway when a car slammed into the wheels of a train car Thursday night. The car spun and hit a telephone pole, and the train stopped without derailment.

Police say nobody on the train nor the 45-year-old driver of the car were injured. Police say charges are pending against the driver.

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Local News
10:40 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Delaware Lawmakers and AG at Odds on Financial Settlement

Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn (D-De)
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Delaware lawmakers were resistant to a proposal by Attorney General Matt Denn to use the $36 million from a financial settlement for social programs.

These ranged from housing programs and low-income schools to community policing and substance abuse.

During an appearance before the General Assembly’s Joint Finance Committee yesterday both Democrats and Republicans suggested they were more interested in funding other kinds of programs.

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Delmarva Today
10:33 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Delmarva Today 02-06-2015

French Horn

In the first half of today's program, we meet Parkside High School student Hannah Lewis, who has been selected to be Part of the 2015 High School  Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.

In the second half, we look at a potential conflict between the town of Henlopen Acres and the Rehoboth Art League

Guests:

Hannah Lewis, French Horn

Jenny Lewis, Hannah's mother

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Local News
10:32 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Arrested Shoplifters Could Show Up on Easton PD Facebook Page

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If you get arrested for shoplifting in Easton your picture could wind up on the Facebook page of the Easton Police Department.

Lt. Gregory Wright told WBOC that the department launched the program last month.

All information he says is a matter of public record.

It has become a trend on Delmarva with the police departments in Dover and Salisbury also using the tactic to stop retail theft.

However, civil liberties have expressed concern about the tactic since those who are arrested are not necessarily convicted or in some cases may have the charges dropped.

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Local News
10:24 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Dispatcher Tells Accident Victim Not to Whine

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials in Maryland say a 911 dispatcher told a 13-year-old girl to stop whining after a hit-and-run crash that killed her father.

Capt. Russ Davies, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, said Thursday that the dispatcher has been reassigned to a position away from the public pending an investigation. He says the dispatcher could return to answering 911 calls after the investigation but could also face termination.

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8:29 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Park Fees Going Up in Delaware

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Fees to visit state parks are set to go up, but officials say the extra cost is needed for upkeep.

Ray Bivens is director of the state's Division of Parks and Recreation. He tells WDEL-AM that the fee hike, set to go into effect on Feb. 15, will raise $1 million for upkeep.

The fee hikes include:

A daily visitor's pass will rise from $4 to $5 per car.

Seasonal park passes for state residents will go from $27 to $35.

Lifetime passes, available to those 65 and older, will increase from $50 to $65.

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