UPDATE: DNREC responding to oil spill near Broadkill Beach

This story contains new information. BROADKILL BEACH – As the effects of an oil spill spread farther south along Delaware’s coastline on Tuesday, Kevin Chandler couldn’t help but worry about a natural habitat being invaded. “It’s difficult because the wildlife goes through life ignorant of whether there’s been an oil spill and how it may […]

Dover PD emergency response exercise set for Wednesday morning

DOVER – The Dover Police Department said it plans to hold an emergency response exercise at Dover City Hall on Wednesday. The exercise from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the area of 15 Loockerman Plaza is not expected to affect traffic flow. According to a department Facebook post, the exercise is designed to test […]

UPDATE: Persons of interest identified in Smyrna human remains case

This article contains new information. Smyrna police this morning identified the persons of interest in the 2019 case involving the discovery of a child’s remains at Little Lass fields on Duck Creek Parkway. Smyrna police spokesman Sgt. Brian Donner identified the persons in custody out of state as Kristie Haas, 28, and Brandon Haas, 38, […]

Loaded firearm found in Dover traffic stop, two arrests made

DOVER – A wanted 20-year-old Dover man was arrested after being found with a loaded firearm during a Tuesday night traffic stop, Dover police Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. Alton Kinsey was wanted on probation violations when contacted by police in the area of S. Kirkwood Street and W. Loockerman Street at approximately 7:40 p.m., authorities […]

Two arrests follow shots-fired incidents in Dover

DOVER — Two Dover men were arrested on firearm charges after first being shot at while chasing a vehicle early Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Daeron May, 21, Samuel Horton, 20, and a female had reportedly been shot at in the 100 block of Willis Road and pursued a vehicle before more rounds were discharged at […]

Updated: DSU student dies following shooting at unsanctioned party

DOVER — A 20-year-old Delaware State University student died from a gunshot wound suffered at an unsanctioned party at Schutte Park on Sunday night, authorities said. Devin Wright was shot in the head at the park and died following transport to Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. A 22-year-old man […]

More than 100 jobs coming to former paint plant site in Dover

DOVER – More than 100 jobs are coming to a former paint plant site that’s been vacant since 2019, the Kent Economic Partnership announced Wednesday. The 173,000 square-foot facility will be filled by Nephi, Utah-based National Vinyl Products (NVP) and USA Fulfillment Services of Chestertown, Md..NVP is an extruder of PVC fence and rail products […]

Revived Dover PD training academy begins Oct. 4

DOVER – The Dover Police Department will host its first training academy in nearly 30 years beginning next month, spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said Monday. The academy begins Oct. 4 and will continue for approximately 19 weeks. Besides eight Dover PD candidates, another eight will come from Seaford, Milford, Bridgeville, Harrington and Millsboro. Two other […]

State’s coronavirus death toll remains at 621

DOVER – No new coronavirus-related deaths were reported Sunday, though hospitalizations rose by seven to 60, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s daily update. The number of new cases increased by 117 to 19,566,  to while 42 recoveries were also reported. There was one less critically ill patient. The state’s death total stands […]

One new death reported in daily COVID-19 update

DOVER — The state’s COVID-19 related death toll rose by one to 621 and 83 new positive cases were announced by the Delaware Division of Public Health on Saturday. Regarding school reopening criteria updated each Saturday, Delaware was deemed to be in a continuing minimal to moderate risk of community spread. It has been in […]