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9:40 am
Wed October 15, 2014

GOP Ski Mask Leaflet Draws Fire on Eastern Shore

GOP Campaign Leaflet
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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A state House of Delegate race on Maryland's Eastern Shore has taken a rare, ugly turn.

The Maryland Republican Party digitally altered a photo showing Democratic Delegate Norman Conway wearing a black ski mask more typically seen on bank robbers. The photo was placed on fliers that were mailed to voters in Conway's Wicomico County-centered district over the weekend.

Conway's opponent in the November election, Republican Carl Anderton, was quick to distance himself Monday from the mailer, calling it shameful "big-city politics."

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9:42 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Water Contamination for Delmar, Dirty Delaware Waterways

Credit Don Rush

The Environmental Protection Agency has been testing the water around Delmar to find out why tetrachloroethene has been found in the ground water.

Last week a public notice was sent out to town residents that the degreasing agent known as PCE has been found in low levels in the local water supply.

Tim Ratsep, an administrator for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental control, told the Wilmington News Journal that the state’s threshold for PCE contamination is one part per billion stricter standards than the federal agency.

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8:58 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Muggs N' Juggs Coffee Shop Causes Stir in Laurel

Credit Don Rush

There’s a new coffee shop in Laurel, Delaware.

And it’s causing quite a stir.

It’s called Muggs N’ Juggs and it’s barristas are bikini clad.

The shop opened its doors on Sunday at the corner of routes 9 and 13.

But it was shut down on Wednesday by the Department of Health and Social Services. 

WBOC reports that state officials did not provide exact details but said that the store will have to wait until it gets permission to reopen.

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9:06 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Body Found in Burning Car in Delmar

Credit Don Rush

DELMAR, Del. (AP) - Delaware fire investigators say a body was discovered in a car found burning in a Delmar cornfield.

The state fire marshal's office says a fire was reported in a cornfield about a half mile from the road on Mount Herman Circle on Tuesday evening. Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio says firefighters responded to the fire and found a person dead inside the burning car.

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9:19 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Delmar Residents Urged to Stay In Doors as Authorities Search for Suspect in Shooting (Update)

Eddie Savage
Credit Wicomico County Sheriff's Department

DELMAR, Md. (AP) - Wicomico County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a suspect in a fatal shooting in Delmar.

Sheriff Mike Lewis says 29-year old Eddie Savage Jr. is wanted in the shooting death of 48-year-old Kenneth Sparks of Hurlock. Lewis says the men argued Sunday night before the shooting in a driveway on Foskey Lane.

Officials say Sparks, who was shot in the face, was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, but was pronounced dead.

Lewis told the Salisbury Daily Times that a weapon has been recovered but did not elaborate.

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3:43 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

Delmar, Delaware Man Chases Thief On ATV

A Delmar, Delaware man was injured on Thursday after he chased a thief from his property.

Officials say the 22-year-old man was standing outside his house, located on the 30,000 block of Providence Church Road at 11:50 p.m., when he noticed the door to his shed agape.

As he got closer to the shed he observed a male suspect running across his yard. The homeowner jumped on an ATV and chased the suspect. After cornering the suspect at the edge of the property, the two men got into a physical struggle.

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9:50 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Man Dies in his Car After Being Shot in Delmar

 

            In Delmar a man died in his car after being shot several times…near an apartment complex on Chestnut Street yesterday.

            The Salisbury Daily Times reports that residents say the incident was just waiting to happen.

            Delmar shopkeeper Jackie Duffield told the paper that he has watched for years…as teens and adults loitered in the parking lot or a green space that is located in a cluster of rental buildings.

            He said loiterers talk on cell phones and then quickly scatter when strangers come around.

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