Dover Air Force Base personnel conduct drill in crisis protection

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE — Bomb threats, car crashes, attempted hijackings, hostages, active shooters … these are all situations no one wants, especially on a military installation. But that’s what members of the Team Dover base experienced last week in a drill meant to simulate the reality of a “force protection/major accident response exercise. Several […]

Ex-reservist White gets four years in teen rape

DOVER — A clearly emotional former Dover Air Force Base reservist maintained he didn’t know the age of a 14-year-old girl he impregnated during a relationship he was arrested for last year, but that was irrelevant in Superior Court Monday. Byron P. White had already admitted to two felony counts of third-degree rape and was […]

Board of adjustment: Sussex responds to coalition’s concerns

GEORGETOWN — In a seven-page letter, Sussex County has responded to the Delaware Coalition for Open Government’s questions, concerns and claims related to the Sussex County Board of Adjustment. Responses presented by Sussex County Administrator Todd Lawson at county council’s Sept. 18 meeting were in response to the DCOG letter submitted by email in mid-August. […]

Dead whale to get second life in a Delaware museum

PICKERING BEACH — Last Friday, the saga of a once 30-foot, 20-ton juvenile humpback whale that was found dead on Port Mahon last year finally took a happy turn. Portions of the whale’s skeleton — including its 280-pound skull with twin 9-foot jawbones — were carefully collected and transported by Delaware Museum of Natural History […]

Chance for deer collisions rises as fall approaches

DOVER — The days are getting shorter with October creeping up. Daylight will become even more scarce when daylight saving time ends on Nov. 4. The addition of more night-time driving hours for motorists in Delaware means the risk of hitting a deer, another animal — or even a human — increases. That’s why the […]

Sussex eyes fix to put first responders on same wavelength with Maryland

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County appears to have a potential $75,000 solution that will put county first responders and those from neighboring Maryland on the same wavelength. A difference in radio technology has created a communication gap and safety concerns in mutual aid responses that Sussex County Emergency Operations Center Director Joe Thomas can be fixed […]

Life’s rebound: From addiction to sobriety

GEORGETOWN — Chris Herren’s most significant rebound wasn’t one he made in college or professional basketball. It’s the one he is making in the game of life. Once one of the nation’s prized basketball recruits and the pride of Fall River, Massachusetts, Mr. Herren sacrificed family and basketball dreams for booze, pills and heroin in […]

Dover Councilman Sudler continues push for Dover Park recreation building

DOVER — Dover City Councilman Roy Sudler Jr. said he believes the city’s residents who live east of U.S. 13 are being shortchanged when he got a glimpse of the city’s master plan for the future of Dover Park, located off White Oak Road. The absence of a comparatively sized recreation and activities center to […]

Camden police chief ready to hang up his badge

CAMDEN — The town’s retiring police chief says enforcing the law sure isn’t what it used to be. Except, perhaps, if the officer is working for the Town of Camden. That’s the opinion of William Bryson, who will serve his last day on Friday. According to the 61-year-old chief of nearly two decades, his department […]

State GOP formally distances itself from House nominee Walker

DOVER — The Delaware Republican Party announced Friday it would take the unprecedented step of disavowing its nominee for the House of Representatives, with the chairman saying he does not represent the values of Delaware Republicans. Scott Walker, who won a primary over Lee Murphy earlier this month with 53 percent of the vote, has […]