Fire in Milford on Saturday night

On Saturday night, a vacant property in Milford briefly went up in flames. Brennon Fountain, a volunteer firefighter with Milford’s Carlisle Fire Company, was driving by 514 North Church Street when he saw smoke billowing from the building. He called 911, said Fire Chief Ryan Knowles, and the rest of the fire department was on […]

Update provided on Milford’s potential purchase of Rookery

MILFORD — City Manager Mark Whitfield provided an update on the city’s inquiry into buying The Rookery North golf course Wednesday. During a Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meeting, Chairwoman Anne Villalobos was interested in hearing the latest about the proposal. “I’ve heard murmurings of stuff happening with The Rookery,” she said. “Is there something […]

Milford reports 19 COVID-19 cases amongst city workers

After months of luck, COVID-19 has reportedly hit Milford’s city government in a big way. “COVID has hit our employees pretty significantly in the month of December,” said City Manager Mark Whitfield said at Monday night’s City Council meeting. While the city “really escaped most of COVID altogether through the middle of November,” he said […]

Lewes man arrested on fifth DUI offense

REHOBOTH BEACH — On the night of Saturday, December 26, the Delaware State Police arrested 35-year-old Benjamin Buckley of Lewes for his fifth DUI and other charges. At around 10:24 p.m. that night, officers responded to a reported overdose in the parking lot of the Walmart at 18922 Rehoboth Mall Boulevard according to a press […]

Man shot twice in Dover early Sunday morning

DOVER — Early Sunday morning, a man was shot twice on the 100 block of South New Street. The victim is a 21-year-old male who was brought to Bayhealth Kent General via a private vehicle according to a press release sent out by Sgt. Mark Hoffman, a public information officer with the Dover Police Department. […]

Man arrested on weapons charges after Christmas night confrontation in Houston

HOUSTON — At 11:00 p.m. on Friday, the Delaware Police arrested a 30-year-old Harrington man for reckless endangering and related charges in Houston. According to Cpl. Jason Harchell, a public information officer with DSP, troopers responded to reports of a shooting at a residence on Williamsville Road. Through an investigation, they found out that Dustin […]

PA man arrested on weapon and traffic charges in Wilmington

WILMINGTON — On Saturday morning, 27-year-old Donte Wilkie of Landsowne, Penn. was arrested on weapon and traffic charges. At about 9:40 a.m. on Saturday, a trooper on Interstate 495 observed a grey Dodge Charger travelling northbound in the left lane at 106 mph in a 65 mph zone. The vehicle made a quick, unsignalled lane […]

Milford man arrested in Lincoln on burglary charges

LINCOLN — On Saturday, a Milford man was arrested on burglary charges in Lincoln as he was observed riding a stolen tractor. At about 7 a.m. on Friday, Delaware State Police was dispatched to Benson Road for a reported burglary. The investigation determined that a John Deere tractor has been stolen from inside a detached […]

Update: Bayhealth Sussex Campus to add 29 new beds

MILFORD — On Wednesday, Bayhealth announced its plan to add 29 new beds and a cesarean section suite to its Sussex Campus in Milford. “After our move to the Sussex Campus in early 2019, we saw significant growth in admissions, observation cases and the number of babies born,” said Terry Murphy, Bayhealth’s CEO and president. […]

Three women arrested in Wilmington following robbery and pursuit

WILMINGTON — On Friday night, the Delaware State Police arrested three women in their early twenties following a robbery and a pursuit. According to Master Corporal Heather Pepper, at around 6:30 p.m. on Friday night troopers responded to the Dick’s Sporting Goods on Brandywine Boulevard in reference to a robbery. When officers arrived, they identified […]