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A Bear trailer park could be replaced by a thousand units in a complex of apartments, townhomes and office space.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that New Castle land use officials are looking at the proposed development for the Glasgow Trailer Court.

If approved the entire 114-acre parcel would be developed over the next decade.

The development would consist of 800 apartments and another 200 townhomes.

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Another year. Another White Marlin Open dispute.

For the second year in a row tournament officials confirmed that an angler in the 44th annual competition failed a polygraph test.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the organization would not release the identity of either the angler or the boat.

But the paper reports that the angler who failed opted to take a second polygraph by a different organization provided by the tournament.

The results were given to officials but their findings have not been disclosed.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - A median fence will be built along a stretch of Coastal Highway in Ocean City to increase safety for motorists and pedestrians.

The Maryland State Highway Administration says construction will begin in early October.

The $7 million project that will be 2.7 miles long is expected to be completed by May 2018.

Ocean City police say there have been three pedestrian fatalities from 2011 through 2016, including two in 2012 and one last year.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Candidates for Virginia governor are weighing in on what to do with the state's numerous Confederate monuments.

The issue has jumped to the forefront of the closely watched contest after a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville over the city's plan to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Charlottesville officials and representatives of the Department of Justice heard from residents frustrated by the city's response to a white nationalist rally that erupted into deadly violence.

Hundreds of people attended an event promoted as a "community recovery town hall" at a Charlottesville performing arts center Sunday. Residents spent around three hours taking turns at a microphone, criticizing officials and asking questions about the way law enforcement responded after violence broke out.

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - The federal government is giving Virginia nearly $2.7 million to help manage its coastline.

The Daily Press in Newport News reports that the money will help reduce flooding and pollution while improving fisheries and wildlife habitats.

The funding is being award by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And it will be matched by state and local governments.

The money is being distributed through the state's Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program, a network of state and local agencies.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - About four hundred motorcyclists have taken part in a rally in Delaware to honor first responders who have died in the line of duty.

The News Journal reports they came to Delaware Park on Sunday as a tribute to six people who died over the last year and to support their families.

Each of them was honored during a somber service, which included the tolling of a memorial bell.

Kevin Keatin, a co-chair of the first Fallen Heroes Benefit rally, says to lose even just one emergency responder in a state as small as Delaware is terrible.

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Delaware has begun surveying relations between the police the criminal justice system and the public.

It is being carried out by the Access to Justice Commission and police organizations.

WBOC reports that it allows users to answer multiple choice questions.

Camden Police Chief Bill Bryson told the television station that it was too early to know what impact it would have on any recommendations.

There is a separate survey being given to police officers and parole officers on their views of interactions with the public and the criminal justice system.

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CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) - The owner of a medical marijuana dispensary in Cumberland says he hopes to open for business in November.

The Cumberland Times-News reports that one of three owners of the Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary recently gave the newspaper an update on his business.

Sajal Roy says the dispensary has faced delays due to a lack of approved marijuana growers with available product. He also says he found he needed additional upgrades at the dispensary facility.

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State officials have issued a swimming advisory for the Rehoboth Avenue beach area in Rehoboth Beach because of high bacteria levels.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says the advisory will be in effect through 3 p.m. this afternoon.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that authorities say animal sources appear to be the cause of the increased levels.

Authorities say it is unlikely that the increase came from surface water.

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Anti-Defamation League have banded together to produce a program to fight bigotry in the wake of the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville this month. Around 270 mayors have joined the effort. And one of those is Salisbury Mayor Jake Day. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush sat down with the mayor to talk about the efforts and the events in Charlottesville.

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(AP) Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has created a new commission to study racism and radicalization and what policy changes can be made to make the state more inclusive.

The commission is part of the governor's response to the deadly Aug. 12 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

McAuliffe signed the executive order Thursday creating the commission. His office has not yet announced who will be part of the new group.

The commission is also tasked with hosting events to "promote a public dialogue on unity and reconciliation."

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The closing of the Parksley nursing home has caused two members of the Accomack County Board of Supervisors to call for a special meeting on Monday.

It will be held at the Metompkin Elementary School in Parksley.

89 long-term residents and 128 employees will be affected by the closure.

Board member Harrison Phillips told the Salisbury Daily Times that there were not many places where local residents could be placed in the area.

Parksley Mayor James Eichelberger told the paper that for those who have family in the area he wondered where they would go.

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The inchworm caught the eye Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill who writes it could be a metaphor for his own life -- always catching up with himself, after getting ahead of himself.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's Supreme Court has upheld the life sentences of a former death row inmate convicted of killing two teenagers 30 years ago.

The court on Wednesday rejected Freddy Flonnory's challenge to the mandatory life sentences he received in 2004. Flonnory was retried after his death sentences were overturned in 2001.

His appeal centered on a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that mandatory life sentences for juvenile murderers were unconstitutional.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling against a former Delaware prison guard who claimed he was fired in retaliation for complaining that he was the subject of illegal job discrimination.

The court on Thursday affirmed a federal judge's 2015 ruling in favor of Department of Correction officials in a lawsuit filed by Rene Flores.

Flores claimed he was passed over for a promotion to captain in 2011 because he is Hispanic, and that officials later fired him in retaliation for complaining of discrimination.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe is announcing another craft brewery expansion in Virginia thanks to state help.

The governor's office announced Thursday that Stable Craft Brewing plans to spend $500,000 to expand its brewery in Augusta County.

The expansion is set to create 13 new jobs. McAuliffe approved a $15,000 state grant through the Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund, which the county will match. Stable is also eligible for a state aide through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.


The Ocean City Police Department says the death of Ashley O’Connor was an accident.

The 30-year-old Texas woman was found on the beach in a hole near Second Street late last month.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Medical Examiner found she died of asphyxiation after the sand closed in on her.

Police Chief Ross Buzzuro said that the 3-and-a-half foot hole could have collapsed around her that the tractors sifting the sand could have contributed to the collapse.

They are used to level the beach and keep it clean for the next day.

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - National Baseball Hall of Famer and Negro League third baseman William Julius "Judy" Johnson could be honored with a memorial in Maryland as a local historian is set to discuss the idea with Johnson's hometown council.

The Daily Times reports the Worcester County Historical Society proposed a Johnson memorial Aug. 17 to the county NAACP. Society president Charles Weaver is also meeting with the Snow Hill Town Council at the end of the month.

Weaver says a high schooler's essay inspired the local effort.

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With Maryland state elections looming next year Republican Governor Larry Hogan is riding high with an approval rating of over 60 percent in the public opinion polls. In our final segment Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush talked with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot about the prospects for his Democratic party going int0 2018.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland state senator wants the chamber to censure Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller over remarks about Roger Taney.

A monument to the late U.S. Supreme Court justice, who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans, was removed Friday from the Maryland State House grounds in Annapolis.

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In a quiet Wilmington neighborhood KKK was painted on a driver side window with a swastika on the hood.

In addition, there was an insult to President Obama near the N-word on the front passenger side and the word “Trump” on the roof top.

Finally a message on the trunk read, “Go back to Africa.”

The Wilmington News Journal reports this is what the Woodlawn neighborhood woke up to yesterday morning.

18-year-old Jamar Jackson told the paper that he did not believe these kinds of things were done in Delaware.


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Some are calling for the removal of another Confederate monument in Virginia.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that a rally is scheduled for Thursday afternoon to demand the removal of a Confederate soldier statue in Virginia Beach.

Confederate veterans built the 27-foot-tall structure in the early 1900s. It's located near a former county courthouse that now serves as city office space.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - At the U.S. Naval Academy, where the names of the nation's military heroes adorn many buildings, two structures honor the memory of American naval officers who fought against the United States of America.

Both buildings are named for Confederate naval officers, and the Pentagon would have to rename the buildings under a measure pending in Congress.

The bill, sponsored by Democratic New York Rep. Yvette Clarke would require the military to change the name of property honoring individuals who fought for or supported the Confederacy.


NEW YORK (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union is reeling from criticism inside and out for defending the right of white supremacists to march in Charlottesville, Virginia.

After the death of a counter-protester at the rally, some critics said the ACLU had blood on its hands, and a leader of the organization in Virginia resigned.

The furor has set off soul-searching inside the ACLU and an announcement that it will no longer stand with hate groups seeking to march with guns.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Police report a white nationalist who says he pepper-sprayed a demonstrator in self-defense on the campus of the University of Virginia has turned himself in.

Campus police issued a statement late Wednesday saying Christopher Cantwell of Keene, New Hampshire, was taken into custody at the police department in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Cantwell was wanted on three felony charges: two counts of the illegal use of tear gas or other gases and one count of malicious bodily injury with a "caustic substance," explosive or fire.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A judge has ruled in favor of Delaware State Police in a lawsuit filed by a man who was shot in the back by a trooper in 2013.

The judge on Wednesday rejected Keith Schueller's claims of gross negligence, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Court records show that Schueller, a suspect in several thefts, led police on a vehicle chase before crashing his car and running into a cornfield.

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LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) - Authorities say a man who falsely claimed he had a bomb inside a carry-on bag at a Maryland airport has been taken into custody.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's office said says bomb squad technicians performed an X-ray of the bag at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport early Tuesday and saw what looked like a possible hand grenade device. Deputy State Fire Marshal Bruce Bouch said a robot was deployed and no device was found.

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Salisbury Mayor Jake Day says he is joining nearly 300 mayors in backing an initiative to combat hate.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the effort is to promote more education about hate and bias in schools and law enforcement agencies.

The plan is sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors including 270 city chief executives and the Anti-Defamation League

The initiative follows the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in which Heather Heyer was killed.

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Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has been dealing with a number of issues ranging from craft beer regulations to reforming the process for funding education construction projects. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with Franchot about these issues in this second segment of the interview.