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1:25 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Delaware Beaches Still Looking for Tourists

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) - Labor Day may have passed, but that doesn't mean the end of beach business this year along Delaware's coast.

Beach towns have worked for years to extend their season with jazz festivals and other events to draw visitors into October.

Carol Everhart of the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce tells The Wilmington News Journal the busiest days for Delaware's beaches are July and August. After that, September and October draw the most visitors - more people than in May and June.

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7:45 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Gas Prices Dip Four Cents in Delaware

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Drivers in Delaware are paying 4 cents less 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 $3.31. That's compared to $3.35 a week ago.

Motorists in the region are paying 20 cents less than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.51 per gallon.

The price of gas in the state is 13 cents less than the national average of $3.44 per gallon.

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8:49 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Price of Gasoline Down Significantly

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The price of a gallon of gas has been dropping this past month.

In Salisbury it’s declined by 20 cent compared to a month ago.

The AAA Mid Atlantic says by Friday of last week the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the city was $3.35.

That’s down from $3.55 a month ago.

Last week it only dropped by a penny.

Delaware

Meanwhile, motorists in Delaware were paying 2 cents less at the pump than a week ago.

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8:48 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Gas Prices Go Up With Iraq Crisis

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WASHINGTON (AP) - AAA Mid-Atlantic says the civil war in Iraq is pushing up gasoline prices in the United States.

In Maryland, AAA says gas prices are up 4 cents this week to an average of $3.67 per gallon. Prices are highest in the Washington suburbs and western Maryland.

In Delaware, AAA says gas prices have risen 7 cents over the past week to about $3.68 per gallon.

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8:28 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Gas Prices Hold Steady in Delaware

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Delaware are paying the same price at the pump when compared with a week ago, but the price is higher than this time last year.         

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Delaware was $3.60, the same as a week ago.          

Motorists in the region are, however, paying 11 cents more than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.49 per gallon.

The price of gas in the state is 7 cents less than the national average of $3.67 per gallon.

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8:46 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Nearly A Million Area Residents Expected to Travel Memorial Day Weekend

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STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) - AAA Mid-Atlantic predicts that more than 900,000 area residents will travel at least 50 miles during the Memorial Day weekend.

AAA officials, along with representatives of local and state traffic agencies, said at a news conference Tuesday that almost 90 percent of those planning to travel during the holiday weekend will do so by car.

The expected number of travelers would be the highest since 2005. Holiday air travel is expected to increase by 2.6 percent at the region's three largest airports.

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9:09 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Maryland Gas Prices: Up But Steady

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Maryland are paying the same price at the pump as a week ago but eight cents more when compared with last month.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular gas in Maryland was $3.67, the same as a week ago. A month ago, however, motorists were paying $3.59 to fill up in Maryland.

Motorists in the region are also paying 22 cents more than at this time last year when the price of gas was $3.45 per gallon.

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9:11 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Delaware Gas Prices Tick Down A Penny

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Delaware are paying a penny less at the pump when compared to 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 $3.46. That's compared to $3.47 a week ago.

Motorists in the state are paying 9 cents less than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.55 per gallon.

The price of gas in the state is 7 cents less than the national average of $3.53 per gallon.gas princes

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9:57 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Delaware Gas Prices Rise

WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Delaware are paying 8 cents more at the pump when compared to 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 $3.40. That's compared to $3.32 a week ago.

Motorists in the region are paying 25 cents less than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.65 per gallon.

The price of gas in the state is 5 cents more than the national average of $3.35 per gallon.

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8:48 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Watchout for Potholes!

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Motorists are seeing an early crop of potholes on Delaware roads this winter.

The state Department of Transportation says all of its districts are reporting an increase in potholes because of temperature swings.

The News Journal reports that crews are having a tough time keeping up...because of the weather.

Potholes usually appear in late winter or early spring, but this year, a deep freeze and fast warming coupled with lots of precipitation have brought them out early.

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9:11 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Delmarvans Cope With Freezing Temperatures After Snowfall

Credit Don Rush

Delmarvans are emerging from up to 10 inches of snow that struck the peninsula yesterday and into last night leaving behind single digit temperatures.

Most school systems are closed today on Delamrva.

Local and state government offices are closed while federal offices are expected to open up two hours late.

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7:59 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Gas Prices in Delaware Drop

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Delaware are paying seven cents less at the pump when compared to a week ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular gas in Delaware was $3.35. That's compared to $3.42 a week ago.

Motorists in the region are paying about the same as a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.36 per gallon.

The price of gas in the region is six cents more than the national average of $3.29 per gallon.

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9:51 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Storm Casts Cloud Over Thanksgiving Holiday Travel (Update)

Credit Don Rush

Expect rain and more rain today with wind advisories for Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware and gusts of up to 50 mph.

Forecasters expect up to four inches of rain in the region with street flooding possible in northern Delaware and minor coastal flooding this morning’s high tide along the Upper Bay the Delaware Bay and the tidal Delaware river.

There are reports of moderate flooding along the Christina River at Cooch's Bridge in New Castle County, Del. The river was forecast to crest Wednesday morning near 11.9 feet. That's 1.4 feet above flood stage.

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8:55 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Gas Prices Could Drop Below $3.00 A Gallon

Credit Don Rush

Gas prices could fall below $3.00 a gallon by Christmas for unleaded in Delaware says Jim Lardear with Triple AAA Mid-Altantic.

He noted that it has not been below that since December of 2010.

Currently the average price of a gallon of gas in Delaware is $3.20 per gallon in Delaware.

That’s down from an average price of $3.64 a gallon in February.

Lardear told the Wilmington News Journal that there are six states where the price has already fallen below the $3.00 mark.

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8:27 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Gas Prices Fall in Delaware

Credit Don Rush

It’s good news at the pump for motorists in Delaware when AAA Mid-Atlantic reports that the price for a gallon of unleaded regular fell 3 cents last week.

That brought the state wife average down to $3.29.

The group’s Jana Tidwell says that barring a hurricane or some other disruption prices could fall to as low as $3.10 a gallon by Christmas.

Nationally, the price for a gallon of gas has reached its lowest level since February 2011.

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9:38 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Gas Prices Declaine on Delmarva

Credit Don Rush

Gas prices continue to decline.

AAA Mid-Atlantic said that Delaware drivers saw the price of unleaded regular at the pump fall by a nickel last week to $3.32 a gallon.

This is the lowest price in 8 months.

Meanwhile, in Maryland the average price for gas last Friday was $3.33 a gallon.

It was even less in Salisbury at an average of $3.18 a gallon.

Prices were higher near the nation’s capital and in Western Maryland.

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11:16 am
Fri August 30, 2013

A 3% Increase in Traffic Expected This Labor Day Weekend

Credit Don Rush

AAA Mid-Atlantic expects 678-thousand Maryland travelors this Labor Day weekend.

That's a 3% increase over last year.

Spokesperson Christine Delise says, "The heaviest congestion is expected to be the Friday before the Labor Day holiday.' She adds that, "Not surprisingly Monday will be a very heavy traffic day as travelors head back home to school and work on Tuesday."

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8:54 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Gas Price Decline in Delaware

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Delaware motorists saw the price for a gallon of gas decline by 5 cents by week’s end coming in at $3.52 a gallon by Saturday.

Jana Tidwell with AAA Mid-Atlantic says that’s good news for vacationers as the summer begins to wind down.

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9:00 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Gas Prices Edge Down Slightly

Credit Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gas prices have been declining over the past week after increasing steadily earlier in July.

In a weekly report Sunday on the price of gas, AAA Mid-Atlantic says the national average dropped to $3.65 per gallon on Friday. That's a 2.5-cent drop in the past week.

But the cost is still 11 cents more expensive than a month ago and 16 cents more expensive than a year ago.

AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman John Townsend says the decline in gas prices over the past seven days offers motorists a small sign of relief ahead of August vacations.

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9:13 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Bay Bridge Is Safe, Maryland Officials Say

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After two accidents within the last few days acting Executive Secretary for the Maryland Transportation Authority Bruce Gartner is reassuring motorists that the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is not dangerous.

But he did want to remind drivers that they should use caution and abide by the speed limits and their surroundings.

Triple A Mid-Atlantic has asked the National Safety Transportation Board to look into the strength of the railings on the bridge after a car plunged into the water.

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10:49 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Delmarvans Hit the Road for the Holidays

Credit Don Rush

Holiday traffic is about to begin in earnest for this Fourth of July.

Maryland

Triple AAA Mid-Atlantic expects 86 percent of Maryland travelers to go by car.

That’s a slight decline from last year.

That amounts to nearly 690-thousand hitting the road from July 3 through July 7th.

Christine Delise with AAA Mid-Atlantic says decline is in part due to a shorter holiday this year than last.

But she adds federal budget cuts and the economy are still having their effect.

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12:33 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Maryland Drivers Face High Gas Tax And Road Tolls

Credit Don Rush

As Marylanders hit the road this July 4th holiday, they will be facing hikes in the gas tax and tolls for most roads, bridges and tunnels. Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story. 

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12:05 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Gas Prices Steady as Summer Begins

Credit Don Rush

Gas prices are remaining steady as we enter the summer months.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the cost of a gallon of unleaded regular rose slightly for Delaware motorists last week.

Per gallon cost is now averaging $3.59.

Spokeswoman Jana Tidwell says lower crude oil costs and increased production mean prices should remain stable in the weeks ahead.

She says this is especially good news with the 4th of July weekend just ahead.

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11:02 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Delmarvans Headout for Memorial Day Weekend

Credit Don Rush

Maryland

AAA Mid-Atlantic says it expects 718-thousand Marylanders will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day Weekend with 91 percent driving to their holiday destination.

Association spokesperson Ragina Averella says her organization’s survey found that that 64 percent of state residents say they will be visiting family and friends while 33 percent indicated they would be going to the beach.

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8:36 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Gas Prices Down in Delaware

Credit don rush

The price at the pump in Delaware is continuing to fall as motorists head into the tourist season.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says that drivers were paying a statewide average of $3.37 a gallon at week's end.

 That's five cents less than the week before.

Last year, it was 50 cents higher than this year.

AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Jana Tidwell says the trend points to a happy start to the summer driving season.

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9:36 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Gas Prices Down in Delaware

Credit Don Rush

WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Delaware are paying seven cents less at the pump when compared to a week ago.    

AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular gas in Delaware was $3.42. That's compared to $3.49 a week ago.    

Motorists in the region are also paying less than a year ago. At this time last year drivers were paying $3.90 per gallon.    

The price of gas in the state is 11 cents lower than the national average.

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8:38 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Gas Prices Heading up in Delaware

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Delaware motorists are coming out of last week with a price tag of $3.62 a gallon for gas.

That’s up 4 cents from the week before.

Triple A Mid Atlantic says that gas prices could match or go higher than last year.

The motoring group added that drivers could be seeing peak gas prices earlier than usual this year.

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9:22 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Gas Prices Dip in Delaware

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Motorists in Delaware region are paying seven cents less at the pump compared to a week ago.


AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular gas in Delaware is $3.69. That's compared to $3.76 a week ago.


Still, motorists in the state are paying more than a year ago. At this time last year Delaware drivers were paying $3.42 per gallon.


The price of gas in Delaware is a penny more than the national average. AAA says the lower price is part of a seasonal price decline.


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9:43 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Heat Wave Hits Delmarva

A heat wave has hit the Delmarva Peninsula with temperatures expected to be in the upper 90’s.

Yesterday the Sussex County airport near Georgetown saw a record breaking 98 degrees.

Today’s forecasts are higher with New Castle County expected to see 99 degrees.

The Christina School District says that all school facilities hosting summer programs and camps will be closed today.

Recommendations from health officials on Delmarva range from drinking plenty of water and staying out of the sun to checking on elderly neighbors.

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11:48 am
Mon June 18, 2012

AAA: Maryland Gas Prices Expected To Fall As Weather Heats Up

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While gas prices may still be too "high" in most people's opinion, AAA Mid-Atlantic says Maryland gas prices are falling and prepare for a sharper descent.

AAA Mid-Atlantic monitors weekly, monthly and annual gas prices across the state and association officials contend a dip in gas prices is notable and the slide could continue throughout the summer months.

In Maryland the price of regular grade gasoline dropped 4 cents compared to last week, 21 cents compared to last month and 17 cents from a year ago. 

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