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8:44 am
Tue November 4, 2014

DSU Shooting Leaves One Injured, Lockdown Lifted

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware State University student has been shot at one of the school's off-campus residence halls in Dover.

Authorities say the male student was shot Monday afternoon in the parking lot of a 300-bed residence hall on U.S. Route 13, north of the main campus. The student, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. It's unclear where the young man was shot and how many times.

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8:41 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Military Objects to Wind Farm in Somerset County

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md)
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The Defense Department has raised a formal objection to the construction of the proposed wind farm in Somerset County.

Congressman Steny Hoyer says he has gotten a letter from Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work that said the project which includes 25 wind turbines would impair or degrade the military’s capability to conduct research, development, testing and evaluation of defense readiness.

Hoyer said that the Defense Department is concerned that The Great Bay Wind project poses a significant threat to the radar system at Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

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8:32 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Fisker Contemplates Opening Delaware Plant

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Fisker Automotive is talking about moving forward with building its hybrid vehicles.

And the firm is looking at five states including Delaware.

Fisker entered into a partnership with a California company to provide the software to relaunch its plug-in hybrid car.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that company officials are hoping that it will provide the basis for arrangements that will allow the Fisker to own the technology for its cars.

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8:22 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Two More Influenza Cases in Delaware

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware health officials have confirmed two new cases of influenza.

Influenza B was confirmed in a pre-school-aged boy from Newark and in a pre-school-aged girl from Dover on Oct. 20. Neither child was hospitalized.

The Delaware Division of Public Health announced the state's first confirmed case of influenza on Oct. 14. That case involved a 2-year-old from Sussex County who also did not need to be hospitalized.

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8:15 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Concerns Over Telephone Data Gathering in Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A regional law enforcement initiative to gather and store personal telephone data collected in criminal investigations is drawing attention in Virginia.

The American Civil Liberties Union has raised concerns about the legality of the agreement involving five Hampton Roads localities. ACLU of Virginia lawyer Robert Poggenklass said Monday that the agreement allows one agency to share legally obtained telephone data with a second agency, which doesn't have to get a warrant.

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Local News
8:02 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Pastor Richard Smith Dies At Age 67

Pastor Richard Smith
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Reverend Richard Smith pastor of Ocean City’s St. Luke/St. Andrew Parish has died.

The 67-year Smith had been the pastor of the parish since 2009.

He served in the military in the late 1960’s and entered St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore where he received a Bachelor of Arts and Baccalaureate degrees in sacred theology.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Luke Church today.

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Local News
4:25 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Naval Academy Critic Under Fire

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A civilian professor at the U.S. Naval academy and an outspoken critic of the institution now says school officials are trying to silence him with a formal reprimand that could potentially end his career.

English teacher Bruce Fleming has derided the Annapolis academy for its policies and practices in national media outlets.

Fleming's latest troubles began more than a year ago as the academy was plunged into the national debate over how to stop sexual assault.

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4:21 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Crisfield Five Rescued in Chesapeake Bay

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CRISFIELD, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police have rescued five people and a dog from the Chesapeake Bay.

Police said Monday that the group was on a 22-foot boat Sunday night when they experienced a problem with the fuel system. The boat stopped working and strong winds blew the vessel onto a small island southwest of Crisfield.

The group called 911.

Police say the winds were too strong and the water too shallow for rescue boats. They used state police helicopters based in Salisbury and Frederick to hoist the five people and the dog to safety in a rescue basket. 

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Local News
4:00 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Rep. Andy Harris Talks Issues on Eve of Mid-Term Elections

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md)
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Congressman Andy Harris is seek a third term in the November’s mid-term election.

And, he has been described as a true conservative   

Harris defeated the Republican incumbent Wayne Gilchrest in the 2008 primary only to be defeated by Democrat Frank Kratovil in presidential election that swept Barak Obama into the presidency.

But, Harris came back in the 2010 mid-term elections to defeat Kratovil. He now faces Democratic challenger Bill Tilghman. 

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DPR Programming Notes
1:48 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

A Silent Night Out

Join us for a special evening

Thursday, December 4th, 5pm-7pm

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Entertainment by Melissa Alesi

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Arts
1:39 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Nov. 10th

SU Cultural Calendar Week of Nov. 10th

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Local News
8:28 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Democrat Talks About his Challenge to Rep. Andy Harris

Bill Tilghman, Democratic candidate for Maryland's First Congressional District
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In Maryland's First Congressional District incumbent Andy Harris is not expected to have any trouble winning over his conservative constituency in Tuesday's mid-term election.  However, Democratic challenger Bill Tilghman has been campaigning to thwart a third term for the Republican. We sat down with Tilghman to talk about the issues and the campaign.

(The campaign manager for Harris says she expects the congressman will be available later today for an interview that would be broadcast during All Things Considered.)

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Local News
8:11 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Political Celebrities Hit Campaign Trail in Maryland

First Lady Michelle Obama
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BALTIMORE (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama is planning to campaign for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the Maryland governor's race.

Obama is scheduled to attend a rally in Baltimore on Monday at the War Memorial Building.

Rep. Elijah Cummings also is scheduled to attend the rally, which comes a day before Election Day.

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Local News
8:02 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Lane Closures This Week on Bay Bridge

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Transportation Authority says the two spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge will be closed this week for maintenance.

Last night the eastbound was closed from 10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday. During that time, two-way traffic was allowed on the westbound span.

For the rest of the week the westbound span is scheduled to be closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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Local News
8:00 am
Mon November 3, 2014

No Fine Expected for Boat that Delayed Wallops Rocket Launch

Antares Rocket on Launch Pad for Resupply Mission to the International Space Station
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It’s unlikely that the boat which delayed the launch of the Antares rocket launch at the Wallops Flight Facility last Monday will be fined.

Just before the launch the mission was scrubbed because a 26-foot sail boat was inside the safety zone.

Orbital Sciences said that it is not possible to say how much the delay cost but the company said, “It would not have been cheap.”

The rocket was carrying Orbital’s Cygnus spacecraft that carried 5-thousand pounds of supplies for the International Space Station.

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Local News
7:56 am
Mon November 3, 2014

FOP and Wicomico County Reach Agreement

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A contract agreement appears to have been reached between Wicomico County and the local Fraternal Order of Police.

F.O.P. President Mary Fisher says a deal has been struck that would protect any Wicomico County Sheriff deputies who have been injured on the job.

The new agreement also includes a deal on wage hikes.

Earlier this month the police organization had argued that the county had tried to change the contract so that it did not include disability protection which it said was essential.

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Local News
7:54 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Punkin Chunkin President Threatens to Quit

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John Huber, president of the organization that puts on the Punkin Chunkin event, says he will not serve another term.

The announcement comes just a month after the event was canceled for the first time in its history.

And, the departure was not amicable.

In his email he called others in the organization bullies, adding, “I just don’t need it.”

Frank Shade, the spokesman for Punkin Chunkin, told the Wilmington News Journal that he had not seen the email but was hoping to learn more about the resignation.

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Local News
7:47 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Delaware Budget Hearings Begin

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware budget officials are starting to lay the groundwork for developing a budget for next fiscal year.

Budget director Ann Visalli and her staff are beginning meetings this week to hear budget requests from various state agencies.

The meetings begin Wednesday with agency hearings that include the agriculture and economic development departments, and the Department of State.

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Local News
7:45 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Winds Cause Power Outages on Delmarva

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gusty winds have taken down trees, causing power outages in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Delmarva Power reported more than 2,000 customers had lost electricity on Sunday morning. The outages were centered mostly in New Castle County and Cecil County, Maryland.

By mid-afternoon, Delmarva Power was still showing outages affecting about 1,500 customers.

In the Lewes area, the Delaware Electric Cooperative reported about a dozen customers lost service.

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Local News
7:43 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Helicopter Clear for Takeoff Before Mid-Air Crash

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board shows a helicopter was cleared for takeoff at a Maryland airport about two minutes before it crashed with an airplane that was cleared to land.

Three men were killed in the crash Oct. 23 near Frederick Municipal Airport.

Based on the preliminary report Saturday, The Frederick News-Post reports the airplane was cleared to land at 3:34 p.m. The helicopter was cleared for takeoff a minute later.

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Local News
2:32 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

UMES Installs Metal Detectors, Responding to Social Media Chatter

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The University of Maryland has installed metal detectors at entrances to the Student Services Center in response to concerns over social media chatter.

A message form the UMES police issued last night said that they were taking a proactive step to “dialogue detected on a social media site popular with college students. “

In addition, the university said students would be subject to questioning by campus authorities should the detectors be triggered.

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Local News
11:30 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Early Balloting in MD Nets 8.3% of Eligible Voters

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - About 8.3 percent of eligible voters in Maryland have cast ballots during eight days of early voting.

The Maryland State Board of Elections posted Friday that 307,646 people voted early.

Early voting ended Thursday. Montgomery County, the state's largest jurisdiction, had 5.6 percent of eligible voters make it to the polls. That's the third lowest percentage of eligible voters in the state's 24 jurisdictions.

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Local News
11:25 am
Fri October 31, 2014

3 Tons of Trash Picked Up by Volunteers in Delaware

Fenwick Island
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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A cleanup of coastal Delaware drew more than 1,800 volunteers who collected more than 3 tons of trash.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources said Friday that the volunteers fanned out along more than 80 miles of Delaware coastline on Sept. 20, from Wilmington to Fenwick Island.

The agency says about a third of the trash was able to be recycled, including glass and aluminum cans.

Volunteers found some unusual trash, too. That included an electric saber saw, a bowling ball, a car fender, crab traps and Christmas lights.

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Delmarva Today
10:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Delmarva Today: Writers Edition #17

The Delmarva Review, Volume 7
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On today's program, Harold O. Wilson previews the latest edition of the Delmarva Review. In the second half, we hear a radio drama, "A Limitless Sky",  based upon one of the stories in the current issue.

Guests: Wilson Wyatt, Delmarva Review Executive Editor

Wendy Ingersoll, poet

George Merril, Delmarva Review Non-Fiction Editor

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Local News
8:52 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Harris Backs Attacks on Eastern Shore Democrats

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md)
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Congressman Andy Harris is making a big financial contribution to attacks on Eastern Shore Democrats seeking reelection to the state legislature.

The television ad takes aim at state Senator Jim Mathias and Delegate Norm Conway tying them to President Obama and calling them “tax-and-spend peas in a giant liberal pod.”

It adds, “That’s not what the Shore needs.”

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Local News
8:41 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Hillary Clinton & Martin O'Malley: Together at Brown Rally

Hillary Rodham Clinton
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gov. Martin O’Malley, two potential 2016 presidential candidates, complimented each other yesterday at a rally in Maryland, even though they weren’t sharing the stage at the same time.

Clinton and O’Malley attended a get-out-the-vote rally on Thursday for Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in College Park, who is running to take the term-limited governor’s place.

O’Malley says Clinton served the country “so very well” as first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.

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Local News
8:36 am
Fri October 31, 2014

A New Face for MD Senate District 37

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Maryland's state Senate District 37 will have a new face this election with incumbent Richard Colburn's defeat in the GOP primary. Republican Delegate Addie Eckardt and Democratic challenger Christopher Robinson are vying for the seat. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush examines the candidates and the issues.

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Local News
8:26 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Country Music Festival Comes to Harrington in 2015

Live Nation Announces Country Music Festival in Harrington
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Harrington will be the site of a major country music festival next summer.

The three day event is being promoted by Live Nation and businessman Alex Pires.

The event will take place August 14th though the 16th.

Brian O’Connell, Live Nation’s country touring president, said that they are not going to limit their efforts just to Delmarva.

He said the festival will have major country music stars.

The festival will use a large open space in the back corner of the fairground property.

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Local News
8:16 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Delaware School Gets Bulletproof Whiteboards

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With the recent school shooting in the state of Washington still fresh the staff of Gunning Bedford Middle School in Delaware has been given hand-held whiteboards that double as bulletproof shields.

The equipment was part of a pilot program created by state Senator Nicole Poore and Representative Valerie Longhurst.

Poore says she hopes that eventually the boards can be placed in schools across the state.

The board is made from a material similar to the armor plating in bulletproof vests.

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8:03 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Delaware Casinos Seek Revenue Adjustment

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - An industry group representing Delaware's three casinos is asking state lawmakers to revise revenue sharing models so that the casinos can remain profitable amid increasingly intense competition from casinos in other states.

The top priority for the Video Lottery Advisory Council is returning to a tiered rate structure for slots revenue, with the state's share fluctuating based on the amount of revenue taken in.

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