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BALTIMORE (AP) - An international research team including Chesapeake Bay-focused scientists says the "dead zones" that have long plagued the bay have developed and worsened across the globe.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Democratic voters are making their case for a new election in a tight race that could force a 50-50 split in Virginia's House of Delegates.

They say their disenfranchisement was far from a garden-variety election error.

Republican Bob Thomas beat Democrat Joshua Cole by 73 votes, but elections officials say 147 voters received the wrong ballots.

On Friday, a judge in Alexandria rejected the request for a new election, saying the ballot errors amount to "garden-variety irregularities."

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan has announced $2.5 million in emergency funding to help fix problems with heating in Baltimore schools.

Hogan also announced Monday he will submit legislation to create a new investigator general's office to address mismanagement and a lack of accountability in school districts.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife have been given an annual award from the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.

WDEL-FM reports that Biden and Jill Biden were awarded the Josiah Marvel Cup Award at the chamber's 181st Annual Dinner in Wilmington on Monday. Joe Biden was also the dinner's keynote speaker.

The chamber had tweeted that the Bidens were presented the award. It also tweeted that Gov. John Carney had spoken as well.

Due to the continuing blizzard conditions and high winds, Salisbury University will remain closed on Friday, January 5. Essential personnel will be expected to report as required.

Please continue to monitor the local media and the SU website, Facebook and Twitter pages for any updates. For the latest about the weather online, visit the National Weather Service website at www.noaa.gov  and the Weather Channel at www.weather.com.

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University will be closed Thursday, January 4, at midnight due to the forecasted impact of Winter Storm Grayson. Essential personnel should report to work as scheduled.

All classes and events on campus on Thursday are canceled. Winter term students should log into MyClasses for any special class instructions. SU Art Galleries Downtown is closed on Wednesday, January 3. The Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons closes at 7 p.m. today. Other Wednesday evening activities, including the men’s and women’s basketball games against York College, may continue.

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There is the hustle and bustle of modern life, when others may seem incidental to the tasks laid out before use in a our daily lives. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes we should slow down a bit and pay more attention to caring for others.

Snow Coming Tonight

Jan 3, 2018
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The first major snow storm of the year for Delmarva is expected to hit tonight.

There will be winter storm watch for Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester and Dorchester counties beginning at 6 p.m. and running through tomorrow night.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that forecasters expect from 3 to 6 inches of snow.

In the Virginia counties of Accomack and Northampton accumulation is expected to be up to 5 inches.

Turning to Delaware Sussex County and the state beaches are expected to get from 4 to 6 inches of snow.

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The man who police say shot five people killing three in Maryland and then shot another in Wilmington has been indicted by Harford County grand jury.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that 38 year-old Radee Prince faces three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder and other related firearms charges.

It was a workplace shooting that took place October 18 at Advanced Granite Solutions in Edgewood between Baltimore and Aberdeen.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland State Police say more than 180 people were charged with impaired driving during the holiday week.

The agency said in a statement Tuesday that more than 10,000 stops were made from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1.

Troopers issued more than 6,500 citations, more than 7,500 warnings and nearly 1,500 safety equipment repair orders.

Also during that time, state police responded to more than 1,000 crashes, including five fatal crashes.

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