Defense grills state’s star witness in prison riot trial

WILMINGTON — Though the prosecution had moved briskly through 18 witnesses in the first four days of the second Vaughn prison riot trial, the momentum was abruptly lost on Friday when the state’s “star witness” — inmate Royal Downs — took the stand. The trial is the second in a series of four to decide […]

Officials get sneak peek at Bayhealth Sussex Campus

MILFORD — Dozens of elected leaders, medical officials and members of the media toured Bayhealth’s Sussex Campus at 100 Wellness Way Friday in a preview to the public open house that will take place Saturday. From 2 to 5 p.m. today, community members of all ages will have an opportunity to see the ins and […]

Public events will honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King

Scheduled events to be held to celebrate the life of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are: Saturday, Jan. 19 Martin Luthur King, Jr. Celebration Parade: 11 to noon, 820 Savannah Road, Lewes. Hosted by League of Women Voters of Sussex County. Any member interested in marching, should meet at the Lewes […]

Movie theater plan continues in Milford

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MILFORD — After more than 30 years without a movie theater to call its own, Milford may soon get reeled back into action. The Milford Theatre, now occupied by Jesus Love Temple in downtown Milford, was the site of local entertainment for a long time, staying open from 1949 until the early 1970s. The Milford […]

Extremely frigid temperatures arriving on Sunday

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DOVER – Sunday night into Monday morning may be the worst of it, but daylight hours won’t be comfortable either. A stretch of extremely cold Arctic winter air is forecast to arrive from the west this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The possibility of 10 to 12 degree temperatures overnight Sunday and Monday […]

Vaughn prison riot trial: Defense casts doubt on state’s DNA evidence

WILMINGTON — The state’s primary, and only, piece of DNA evidence against one of the inmates accused of perpetrating the deadly prison riot in 2017 was both introduced and questioned on Thursday. Of the original 18 inmates charged in connection with the riot that left correctional officer Lt. Steven Floyd dead, 13 men await verdicts. […]

Nomination aims to fill vacancy on Sussex planning and zoning panel

GEORGETOWN — A proposed shuffle could fill one vacancy and create another on leadership boards in Sussex County. Sussex County Councilman Douglas Hudson at his first meeting Jan. 8 nominated Millville resident J. Bruce Mears for appointment to the county’s planning and zoning commission. If approved by council, Mr. Mears would move from the county’s […]

Maryland explores faster way to approve sports betting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland lawmakers are exploring a faster way to approve sports betting this year, but it’s unclear if they will be able to do it without voter approval in 2020. Voters endorsed a constitutional amendment allowing casinos in 2008, but further commercial gambling expansion requires another voter referendum. Lawmakers failed to pass legislation […]

Equal Rights Amendment approved

DOVER — The Delaware Senate approved the Equal Rights Amendment Wednesday, enshrining it in the state constitution. By a 16-5 vote, senators passed the bill, adding to the constitution a short section stating, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex.” The House passed the measure 35-6 […]

Democrats push bills to expand Delaware voting rights

DOVER — Democrats on Wednesday filed three bills that would establish early voting and same-day voter registration and move the primary election from September to April. But, Republican opponents argue the changes could lead to a potential for voter fraud. While similar versions of the measures passed the House in the prior General Assembly but […]