Local News
8:36 am
Mon July 28, 2014

UD Student Dorms Will Get a Bit More Crowded

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware is going to house more students with three in a room in residence halls, due to a large class size.

WDEL-AM reports that the largest freshman class ever is arriving at the university this fall.

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Local News
8:22 am
Mon July 28, 2014

$19 Million Renovation of Seagull Stadium Begins This Winter

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This winter Salisbury University will be breaking ground for a $19 million upgrade to the Sea Gull Stadium.

It will include 48-hundred seats and year-round locker room facilities for the school’s football, field hockey and men’s and women’s la cross programs. 

There hasn’t been an upgrade since 2007 when artificial grass and lights were put in.

Funds will be raised from institutional sources for the project and there will be no state taxpayer dollars involved.

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Business
8:12 am
Mon July 28, 2014

The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

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Local News
8:01 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Korean War Memorial Opens in Dover

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The Veterans Memorial Park in Dover was unveiled yesterday to mark the 61st anniversary of the end of that war.

To help fund the memorial WBOC reports that the Vietnam Veterans of America will continue selling bricks where the names of individuals or even businesses appear to express their support.

George Guss was among the surviving veterans who attended the unveiling.

He told WBOC that he was glad to see a memorial erected in the state’s capital.

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The Two-Way
7:46 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Lawmakers Announce $17 Billion Deal Intended To Fix VA System

House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, a Florida Republican.
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Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 3:36 pm

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House and Senate negotiators unveiled a $17 billion plan Monday to address the crisis in care for veterans.

The agreement would provide $10 billion to allow veterans to be treated outside the Veterans Affairs system, if they've had trouble getting appointments within it. More than two dozen clinics would be leased around the country, with $5 billion spent to hire additional doctors, nurses and other medical personnel at the VA.

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Local News
7:45 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Two Arrested for Drug Related Shooting in Bear

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BEAR, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police have arrested two suspects in a shooting at a shopping center parking lot in Bear.

Police announced Sunday that troopers have arrested 18-year-old Brandon Burns of Newark and 23-year-old Rebecca Evans of Newark. Police say Burns shot a 23-year-old man once on Saturday morning in the back seat of a car. Police say Burns and Evans were meeting with the man in order to buy heroin.

The shooting victim fled to a nearby business and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

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The Two-Way
6:58 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Conflict In Gaza: Here's What You Need To Know Today

Palestinian Saeb Afana, 12, stands on the edge of a large crater from an Israeli missile strike that destroyed several graves, as he carries flowers at a cemetery in Gaza City on Monday.
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Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 6:29 pm

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In a resolution overnight, the United Nations Security Council called for an "immediate and unconditional" cease-fire in Gaza.

As USA Today reports, the Security Council called on both Israel and Hamas "to accept and fully implement the humanitarian cease-fire into the Eid period and beyond."

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U.S.
6:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days

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Sports
6:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo

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NPR Story
5:55 am
Mon July 28, 2014

U.K. Launches Licensing For Onshore Oil And Gas Exploration

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

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