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DOVER, Del. (AP) - More ads may soon be coming to a bus stop near you.

The state House was scheduled to vote Tuesday on a bill that would allow the Delaware Transit Corporation to advertise on the back panels of bus shelters throughout the state.

While allowing ads on the back of the shelters, the legislation would still prohibit ads within a residential subdivision, except at its entrance, and within 50 feet of a residence.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Volunteers are heading out across Delaware to count the number of people who are homeless in the state.

The News Journal reports several dozen volunteers will conduct the survey this week. The federal government requires the count in every state and U.S. territory. The numbers provide data for researchers and policy makers to understand the problem of homelessness.

The homeless are flocking to shelters with the winter blast that promises to put more snow on the ground over the weekend.

Hope and Life Outreach took in 47 people over night.

Executive Director Celeste Savage told the Salisbury Daily Times that the south Boulevard shelter has bed for only 29 people but can expand to 80 with the addition of cots.

Meanwhile, the Community Emergency Shelter Project told the paper that they were expending a full house last night at this week’s host churches.