Local News
7:44 am
Thu October 23, 2014

State Audit Critical of Marydel Volunteer Fire Company

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The Maryland State auditor says that the Marydel Volunteer Fire Company has not been able to account for $30-thousand in cash withdrawals in a recent one year period.

In addition, the auditor found it paid thousands to a catering service that was owned by its chief.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Auditor Tom Wagner could not find documentation that the money paid to the chief’s business was legitimate.

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Local News
7:38 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Maryland Monitors Travelers from West African for Ebola Symptoms

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland's health secretary says it will depend on individual circumstances how closely the state monitors people who've been to West Africa for possible Ebola symptoms.

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein said Wednesday that the state hasn't yet worked out the specifics of how it will monitor everyone who returns from the countries stricken by Ebola. The Centers for Disease Control has directed Maryland and five other states to keep tabs on all such travelers for 21 days. Those states represent 70 percent of people arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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Local News
7:36 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Duck Hunting Season Begins in Delaware

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The regular duck hunting season in Delaware opens on Friday.
    
There will be a daily limit of six ducks, excluding mergansers and coots, which have daily limits of five and 15 respectively.
    
The Division of Fish & Wildlife says the season segment dates for hunting migratory ducks are: Oct. 24 to Nov. 11; Nov. 24 to Nov. 29; and Dec. 12 to Jan. 24.
    
Officials say most state wildlife areas hold a lottery drawing for waterfowl blinds 90 minutes before legal shooting time.

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Local News
7:31 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Glasses for Poor Children in Delaware

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - School children in some of Delaware's poorest communities are about to get a clearer vision of their future.

Gov. Jack Markell and U.S. Sen. Chris Coons are joining other officials to celebrate the launch of Vision to Learn, a program that provides free eye exams and eyeglasses to students who live in poverty-stricken areas.

Officials say Vision to Learn already has helped more than 25,000 children in California, and that some 6,000 Delaware students could benefit from the program.

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Local News
7:27 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Commutation Request from Killer Rejected

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's Board of Pardons has refused to hear a commutation request from a killer whose sentencing led to changes in Delaware's death penalty law.

James Llewellyn Jr. is one of four men convicted of robbing and murdering two armored car guards in December 1990. The defendants all received life sentences after jurors could not unanimously agree on the death penalty.

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Local News
7:22 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Watch Out for Deer on the Highways

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Motorists are being urged to stay focused and alert as deer mating season is creating deadly road hazards in Virginia.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says thousands of deer-related crashes take place across the state each year, resulting in fatalities, injuries, and costly vehicle damage.

According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles more than half of all deer-related vehicle crashes happen between the months of October and December.

Last year, the most Virginia deer-vehicle crashes occurred in Loudoun and Fauquier counties.

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The Two-Way
7:09 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Tweets In Hong Kong Put Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party

After deleting tweets from a Hong Kong protest site, Kenny G said he was "not trying to defy government orders."
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Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 1:58 pm

Politics between Hong Kong and mainland China are a minefield these days, and if Kenny G, the 1980s saxophone superstar, didn't know it, he does now.

Kenny G, who is hugely popular in mainland China, was in Hong Kong on Wednesday and decided to pop by the main pro-democracy protest camp, which is now in its fourth week.

He posed for photos with fans, flashed a peace sign and said he hoped the demonstrations would end peacefully.

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Jazz
6:31 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

Herbie Hancock's new memoir is titled Possibilities.
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Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 10:26 am

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Business
5:58 am
Thu October 23, 2014

What The New Factory Worker Should Know

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 8:15 am

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World
5:30 am
Thu October 23, 2014

With Bears On The Streets, Canadian Town Cancels Halloween

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 7:14 am

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And now this. Winter comes early in the Canadian Arctic, which means polar bear season.

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