Don Rush

DENTON, Md. (AP) - The mayor of a tiny Eastern Shore town has been accused of stealing more than $61,000 in town funds.

The office of the state prosecutor said in a news release that Marydel Mayor Deborah Rowe was indicted by a Caroline County grand jury Wednesday on charges of theft, misconduct in office and forgery.

Census records show Marydel has a population of about 150.

The Easton Star Democrat reports that Rowe is accused of using the money to pay taxes on personal property in North Carolina, cable and cellphone bills, and rooms at an Ocean City hotel.

MARYDEL, Del. (AP) - Utilities are reporting fewer than 100 customers in Delaware still without power a morning after a storm's damaging winds damaged dozens of homes and injured two people.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the area from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., but it has not confirmed that a tornado touched down.

Faulkner said two adults were taken to Kent General Hospital in Dover. He did not describe the extent of their injuries. He says no one is reported missing, and no one is trapped in a damaged structure.

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MARYDEL, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police are investigating the death of a Dover man whose body was found in a roadside ditch near Marydel.

Troopers were called to Sandy Bend Road on Monday morning for a report of a body in a ditch and police say they found the body of 30-year-old Timothy Ashley. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say there was no immediately apparent cause of death and Ashley's body has been turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Don Rush

Around 150 Caroline County residents may have to find a new place to live by this summer.

They live in the Cedar and Hilltop Mobile Home Parks which have been ordered closed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

For years there have been complaints about excessive arsenic in their drinking water and an inadequate sewage disposal system.

Both properties are owned by Shahi International Investments of Brookeville.

Marydel Mayor Debbie Rowe told WMDT that "Its bad. Really Bad."

Don Rush

The growth of the dramatic Hispanic population on the Maryland Eastern Shore has local officials -- especially the schools gearing up to meet this community. In part 3 of a 3 part series Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush looks at what is being done to integrate these immigrants into life of the community.