Sussex Tech’s Collins named district’s Teacher of Year

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Technical High School math teacher Dontez Collins, a nine-year teaching veteran and a Sussex Tech alumnus, has been named the district’s 2020 Teacher of the Year. “He is involved in the fabric of our school system, as a teacher and coach,” said Sussex Tech Principal Dr. John Demby. “Dontez embodies everything I […]

Two arrested, jailed in Frankford-area burglary investigation

FRANKFORD – Delaware State Police report the arrests of people in their investigation of several recent burglaries in the Frankford area. Andrew T. Benson, 35, of Bishopville, Maryland, and Tonsha McCray, 30, of Frankford face several charges in connection with four burglaries between May 20 and May 24 at residences on Roxana Road and Jones […]

State police: Lewes teen charged after displaying gun during altercation

LEWES – Delaware State Police May 21 arrested a Lewes teenager who authorities allege displayed a handgun during after an altercation with another teen. State police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said incident was reported on May 21 at approximately 5:04 p.m. Troopers received information that a fight occurred in which a weapon was displayed […]

16 charged in Sussex drug bust

SUSSEX COUNTY — Sixteen persons arrested or indicted on 71 charges concluded Operation Royal Flush, a multi-jurisdictional investigation into an illegal heroin trafficking organization, police said Friday. The operation was conducted by 11 agencies in Delaware and Maryland. Multiple search warrants were executed and over 800 grams of raw heroin along with two firearms were […]

June marks time to be ready for Atlantic hurricane season

DOWNSTATE — June is the season of commencements, from graduations to wedded bliss. It also marks another beginning, one more ominous: the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. Still, just like taking those first steps into a new phase of life, be it as a graduate or as a newlywed, the start of hurricane season […]

Delaware Grown Week highlights First State fruits, vegetables

REHOBOTH BEACH — Delaware Grown Week — a campaign highlighting the fruits, vegetables and value-added agricultural products produced in The First State — officially launched this week with a kick-off event at the Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market, including Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse, state legislators and other officials. Rep. Lyndon Yearick (R-Camden-Wyoming) authored the […]

Jury rules against ex-DSU professor

WILMINGTON (AP) — A federal jury ruled Tuesday against a former Delaware State University professor who sued officials at the historically black school after he was arrested during a protest. The determined that Jahi Issa, who is black, failed to show he was discriminated against or subjected to hostile work conditions based on his race. […]

Traffic stop concludes drug investigation

DOVER — A 42-year-old Dover man was charged with drug offenses following a Wednesday traffic stop that concluded a three month investigation. Ronald O. Freeman was charged with dealing cocaine and marijuana sale, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. He was stopped at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the intersection of Del. 10 […]

Local roundup: Delmarva Christian rallies to edge Tower Hill 7-6 in baseball touurney

Delmarva Christian rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 7-6 victory over Tower Hill in the first round of the DIAA baseball state tournament on Thursday afternoon. Chase Hesson singled home the winning run in the seventh as the 10th-seeded Royals (16-2) earned a spot in Saturday’s […]

Speak Out: No deal with Trump

President Donald Trump abruptly quit a meeting with congressional Democrats Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with them unless they drop their investigations in the aftermath of the Trump-Russia report. • I thought Democrats were going to be the ones to accept the Mueller report. Guess they had to stay true […]