One dead, four injured in crash near Selbyville

SELBYVILLE – A 74-year-old Ohio woman was killed, and four other persons were injured Saturday evening in a two-vehicle crash near Selbyville, Delaware State Police report. The crash occurred Aug. 17 at approximately 7:52 p.m., at the intersection of Gum Road and Roxana Road involving a 2018 Nissan Altima and a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, state […]

Firefighters, EMS personnel step to plate to support Delaware Burn Camp

SEAFORD — Delmarva fire service and emergency service personnel are again stepping to the plate to help enhance the healing process for young burn victims. Seventeen teams from Delaware and Maryland are battling it out this weekend at the Seaford Sports Complex in the Fire Fighters Softball Tournament benefitting Delaware Burn Camp, hosted by the […]

Health service groups in Sussex seek merger

SEAFORD — Two neighboring health care entities on the Delaware/Maryland border have entered the regulatory process to become a single health care affiliation. A Delaware health care review committee Aug. 8 addressed the Peninsula Regional Health System Certificate of Public Review application in its proposed affiliation with Nanticoke Health Services. “We are continuing through the […]

Rehoboth man injured in crash dies

MILLSBORO – The driver of one of three vehicles involved in a crash Thursday afternoon on Indian Mission Road near Millsboro has died from his injuries, Delaware State Police report. Gene E. Crone, 79, of Rehoboth Beach died Friday at Christiana Hospital, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Mr. Crone was the operator […]

Letter to the Editor: Put flags in a museum

In response to the “Confederate Flag Flap” letter (Aug. 9), by Mr. Melville’s description of “ancient history” and “Southern heritage” in keeping the Confederate flag on properties without consequence, is it also OK now for descendants of Nazis to mount flags with swastikas and SS bolts because those flags represent Aryan heritage? It was almost […]

Sussex program aims to reduce hospital re-admissions for COPD patients

GEORGETOWN — A mobile approach to health care for patients with COPD is now cleared for takeoff. The state of Delaware, Sussex County and its EMS paramedic program, and Beebe Healthcare are set to launch in September a pilot program in which paramedics will make house calls geared to reduce hospital readmissions and enhance quality […]

Speak Out: Preserving history

Regarding the recent action taken by the state to defund The Georgetown Historical Society of $14,000 for allowing a Confederate monument and flag on their property, readers reacted to a recent commentary by Frank Calio of Laurel headlined “History, good or bad, should be preserved.” • It’s always white folks yelling about how “history ought […]

Shots fired; occupied residence struck by bullet

FRANKFORD – Delaware State Police say shots were fired late Tuesday night and at least one bullet struck a residence in the Frankford area. Three adults and three children were in the residence at the time of this incident, which occurred about 10:40 p.m. in the 35000 block of Farm House Lane, state police spokeswoman […]

Letter to the Editor: Why not Funland?

Looks like Rehoboth Beach commissioners just passed their version of the 3 percent room tax. Unlike the Lynn/Paradee-sponsored SB 178 that precludes the use of all funds raised by Kent County for just the benefit of DE Turf, Mayor Kuhns states that the almost $900,000 raised in Rehoboth Beach will be used for services “…around […]

New Mexico man pleads guilty in Delaware swatting case

WILMINGTON — A New Mexico man has pleaded guilty to making interstate bomb threats against an elementary school and a Walmart in southern Delaware. Twenty-nine-year-old Stephen Scott Landes of Roswell, New Mexico, entered the plead Monday in federal court in Wilmington. He faces up to 10 years in prison at sentencing in November. Prosecutors say […]