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Local News
8:22 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Shoplifting Down in Dover With On-Line Mug Shots

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Dover Police say shoplifting complains have dropped 19 percent in the four months since it started posting mug shots of people arrested for the crime online.

Officers also there were fewer than 1,000 shoplifting complaints made in 2014.

The department started posting mug shots of those arrested for shoplifting in August. The photos are posted weekly on the department's website and social media accounts.

Police had investigated an average of three shoplifting cases.

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Local News
12:52 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Essay: Room to Be

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In this high information world we live in, there is hardly room to think and breathe. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes we need a place to contemplate and embrace life. For him, that place is the Eastern Shore. 

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Local News
2:32 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

UMES Installs Metal Detectors, Responding to Social Media Chatter


The University of Maryland has installed metal detectors at entrances to the Student Services Center in response to concerns over social media chatter.

A message form the UMES police issued last night said that they were taking a proactive step to “dialogue detected on a social media site popular with college students. “

In addition, the university said students would be subject to questioning by campus authorities should the detectors be triggered.

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Local News
8:36 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Yik Yak: The New Social Media App


There's a new app that taking college campuses by storm. It's called Yik Yak and it allows for anonymous posting that has delighted some students while others express some concerns. Delmarva Public Radio's Brenden Guin prepared this report.

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Local News
9:15 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Third Teen Arrested in Videotaped Beating

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A third teen has been arrested in the videotaped beatings of a 26-year old man who suffers from a neurodevelopmental disorder.

The incident took place in the Newark area.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that in the first beating the man is slammed to the ground, punched in the face and stomped on.

In a second location one of the attackers bumps him then the video cuts to an attacker holding the victim in the air at the shoulder height and slamming him into the ground.

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Local News
3:32 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Essay: Contemplation

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Amidst the noise of the modern world be it cable television, social media or just commercialism, it can be hard to find a moment for silent contemplation. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill found it on a simple seashore.

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9:03 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Social Media Privacy Education Campaign in Maryland

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is planning to announce a social media privacy education campaign.

Gansler planned to announce the campaign Monday as part of his role as president of the National Association of Attorneys General. The attorney general says the consumer education campaign is being launched in cooperation with Facebook to help educate teens, parents and others about how to protect their privacy while using social media.

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10:08 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Social Media Restrictions for Salisbury City Workers

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A proposal to limit Salisbury City employees access to social media sites on work computers has drawn charges of violating their free speech rights.

Council member Debbie Campbell called for reworking the plan so as not to “trample on people’s First Amendment rights.”

During a work session yesterday Council President Terry Cohen said that the new rules need to avoid even a hint of trying to suppress free speech outside of legitimate government concerns.

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8:24 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Protection for Student Social Media Info Gets Backing in Dover

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state House has passed a bill prohibiting public and private schools in Delaware from requiring that students or applicants for enrollment provide their social networking login information.

House members on Tuesday voted unanimously for the bill, which also prohibits schools and universities from requesting that a student or applicant log onto a social networking site so that school officials can access the site profile or account.

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8:29 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Delaware Tightening Employer Access to Personal Social Media Info


DOVER, Del. (AP) - A bill that would prevent Delaware employers from demanding that employees and job applicants disclose social media login information has cleared a House committee.

The bill was released by the Telecommunication Internet and Technology Committee on Wednesday after lawmakers agreed to add an amendment exempting law enforcement agencies.

The amendment also allows the Department of Correction to request and achieve access to an employee's social networking site to ensure compliance with DOC policies.