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MILFORD, Del. (AP) - State police say a 23-year-old Maryland man has died after a crash on Delaware Route 1 near Milford.

Police say Edgar Molina of Silver Spring, Maryland, was a passenger in a car that drifted off the road early Sunday before the driver overcorrected and ran off the road on the other side. Police say the car hit a utility pole and two trees and rolled over during the crash, just before dawn Sunday.

The driver and another passenger were treated at a hospital and released. Police say Molina was not wearing a seat belt. He died at a hospital.

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MILFORD, Del. (AP) - Fire officials say one person was killed and five others were injured in a house fire in a rural area north of Milford.

Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio says the injured included an elderly man who suffered severe burns.

The fire was reported around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames in the mobile home with additions. Chionchio says the body of one resident was found as firefighters searched the home after extinguishing the flames.

At the Banneker Elementary School in Milford they are remembering 10-year old Christina Stevens who was killed in a car accident on Wednesday afternoon.

She died when her 20-year old brother Alexander Jackson lost control of his vehicle striking a ditch and ultimately slamming into some trees on North Old Road in the Ellendale area.

Jackson and two other siblings were injured in the crash.

A memorial was set up in front of Stevens’s desk.

On Thursday morning Milford Superintendent Phyllis Kohel told WBOC that the community was in shock at her loss.

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This morning work crews will shut down a bridge along Washington Street over the Mispillion River in Milford through November 30thfor repairs.

The Delaware Department of Transportation is replacing the existing superstructure with steel beams and a concrete deck.

In addition, there will be minor renovations of the roadway ap­proach and sidewalks as well as repair of cracks and spalls in the concrete abutments and placement of riprap in the stream to prevent scour. 

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MILFORD, Del. (AP) - Delaware state environmental officials are monitoring dropping water levels in Milford's Silver Lake.

Officials said Friday that engineers and biologists have been at the site since Wednesday, and that a preliminary assessment has found no problems with the dam's embankment. Frank Piorko, director of the Division of Watershed Stewardship, says investigators believe the change in water levels is due to rotted timbers at the pond outlet.

The Food Bank of Delaware is expanding its operations in the southern part of the state.

The organization already helps to feed more than one of every four Delawareans.

And the non-profit will start a $2.8 million expansion at its Milford branch to serve the state’s fastest growing needy population.

Chief Executive Officer Patricia Beebe said that residents of Kent and Sussex counties are depending on the Food Bank to increase its effort to provide hunger-relief and job training in the southern part of the state.