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It was a snowy weekend.

Estimates of accumulation range from up to 6 inches in Salisbury and Delmar to 4 inches in Pittsville and Dorchester County Friday through Saturday.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports there were several power outages in the region but Delmarva Power reports they were able to quickly respond.

The Salisbury Police Department reported 10 snow related motor vehicle crashes.

In Delaware Sussex County saw the most snow with up to 6 inches over the weekend.

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With the winter weather ahead Delmarvans will be depending on forecasters more and more each day.  Delmarva Public Radio's Brian Shane has a look at forecasting and the impact of the changing weather on the peninsula.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - As the number of deaths from opioid overdoses continues to climb, some prosecutors in Maryland are bringing charges of manslaughter and even murder against drug dealers who are supplying users with fatal doses.

The Baltimore Sun reports that prosecutors in seven Maryland counties have brought serious charges in overdose cases. The newspaper found that at least 21 people have been charged with manslaughter in overdose cases since 2014.

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It is now legal to bring firearms into Delaware state parks and forests.

The Delaware Supreme Court ruled that the state’s ban on such weapons was unconstitutional.

The vote on the court was 3-to-2.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the high court ruled that state agencies did not have the authority to impose regulations that violate rights under the state constitution.

The majority wrote this includes the right to bear arms to protect one's self and family outside the home.

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BERLIN, Md. (AP) - A Maryland man who police say crashed into a trooper's car has been charged with driving under the influence.

News outlets report that Maryland State Police said in a release that 33-year-old Denver Alan Shoemaker, of Berlin, was arrested early Saturday morning.

HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP) - Virginia Del. Nick Freitas has announced his plan to seek the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine in 2018.

Freitas will go up against Corey Stewart - the chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors - for the nomination. Stewart, who has modeled himself after President Donald Trump, ran a primary campaign for governor this year, but narrowly lost the Republican nomination to Ed Gillespie.

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Salisbury, MD---As the University System of Maryland’s (USM’s) search for a new Salisbury University (SU) president gets underway, two forums for the campus and the greater community will be held Tuesday, December 12.

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Comic Con is coming to Ocean City.

Comic book fans gamers and others are expected to flock to the Grand Hotel and Spa on Saturday.

OC Comic Con Coordinator James Dufendach told the Salisbury Daily Times that the event is the result of years of talk and hard work.

The paper reports that there will be panel discussion, anime screenings as well as venders and artists.

Dufendach, editor of PLB Comics, said he and the company’s two founding brothers Josh and Matthew Shockley started working on the event in 2016.

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Often people are seen gripping their smartphones while strolling down the street or perhaps engaged in the devices while among friends. Delmarva Public Radio's Essayist George Merrill believes we have fallen victim to "The Body Snatchers."

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Delaware State Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro is urging Senator Tom Carper to get an extension for those signing up for the Affordable Care Act.

Navarro told the Wilmington News Journal that he is worried there will not be enough time to enroll in the health insurance exchange.

So, he said, he is consulting with the Delaware Democrat’s office and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield about extending the deadline to January 1st.

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