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Wicomico County schools have canceled three field trips for early this week to Washington D.C. and other cities on the Western Shore in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that County schools Superintendent John Fredericksen said that no decision had been made about field trips to metropolitan areas on Wednesday.

Fredericksen told the paper that he had been informed of threats in several major cities in our region…where students would have been visiting.

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Gerry DiBartolo will be leaving his job as head coach of the Salisbury University soccer team by the end of the year.

He has been in the position for the last 34 years, but he has agreed to stay on as acting Athletics Director for another two years. 

Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush sat down with DeBartolo to talk about his decision and the game of soccer.

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Police say a deer ran through a lounge at Salisbury University.
 
Lt. Brian Waller of Salisbury University Police says the deer ran through a window at the Guerrieri University Center on Monday afternoon.  He says after it was briefly trapped inside the building, it exited through another window.
 
Blood stains were left on the windows and on curtains. Footage captured by witnesses shows the deer jumping over furniture and ramming into windows.
 

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Cameron “Bonzie” Dashiell’s death appears to be medically related with no signs of trauma.

That’s the preliminary conclusion of an autopsy after the Parkside High School Student collapsed Sunday near the Salisbury University campus.

He had been with two other friends on their bicycles at the time of this death.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that medical services were brought to the scene that afternoon and he was pronounced dead after being taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

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Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan told a community meeting last night that the emphasis by law enforcement has shifted over the years from the number of arrests to a focus on community policing.

Delmarva Media Group along with the Salisbury University’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement sponsored the meeting.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Salisbury University Police Chief Edwin Lashley said he viewed his agency as a resource beyond making arrests.

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SALSIBURY, Md. (AP) - A Salisbury bus service called the Downtown Trolley has been resumed in time for the new semester at Salisbury University.
 
The city officials announced on Thursday that they, along with Salisbury University, were bringing back the Downtown Trolley, a service that connects the downtown area with the university. The service, which launched in August 2014, was scheduled to resume Sept. 3 after taking a brief summer hiatus.
 

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Beware of traffic between Camden Avenue and College Avenue as well as Pine Bluff Road today as around 12-hundred students along with their parents flood the campus of Salisbury University.

The Salisbury University Police warn motorists that this is Move-In Day as the academic term gets underway.

The non-University traffic coming from the Fruitland and Eden areas on Camden Avenue will be rerouted onto route 13 at Dogwood Drive.  

If you’re near the intersection of Camden and College Avenues southbound traffic will also be rerouted to Route 13.

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Local developers Palmer Gillis and Tony Gilkerson are donating the Plaza Gallery to Salisbury University.

The SU Foundation will facilitate the takeover of the 60-thousand square-foot building that was once owned by the F. W. Woolworth Company during the heyday of downtown Salisbury.

The university says that the structure with its annex amounts to a $4.4 million gift.

Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach says that this allows the university to establish a greater presence in the downtown area that has already seen growth.

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The Nursing Department at Salisbury University has received $2.1 million in grant money from the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

It’s the largest grant that the nursing department has gotten from the commission.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it will go for the Nurse Support Program for developing clinical experts for its nursing staff.

Under the Eastern Shore Faculty Academy and Mentoring Initiative the plan was developed by the university and others to increase the diversity of adjunct professors.

The grant will span 5 years.

 

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The Wicomico River got some mixed reviews from a local environmental group.

The Wicomico Creekwatchers found that the nitrogen and phosphorous level have improved slightly.

But the Salisbury Daily Times reports that the bacterial levels were found to be a high risk for swimmers at six out of eight sites that were tested.

This was worse than a year ago.

The group of Salisbury University volunteers tested 22 sites along the Wicomico River.

 

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