Vaughn’s C Building, site of deadly prison riot, to be demolished

SMYRNA — The Delaware Department of Correction has decided to demolish C Building at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, where an inmate uprising Feb. 1 last year left Lt. Steven Floyd dead. “Department of Correction officers and supervisors who went to work on Feb. 1, 2017, or assisted in the response, have been reminded on […]

Kids lend a hand to help improve Murphey School

Over 50 kids ages 14 to 18 showed that motivation trumps experience while sprucing up the Elizabeth W. Murphey School last week. Teenagers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered at the Dover foster care school Thursday for their annual conference, focused on an impactful service project that provided “whatever the school […]

Sunday Delaware State News deliveries delayed

DOVER — The Delaware State News is doing its best to catch up on deliveries this morning. A printing issue has made it difficult and unlikely to get to all homes and stores on our regular schedule. Today’s replica e-edition for Sunday, July 15, will be accessible to everyone at no charge. We apologize for the problems and […]

Training for the future: Department of Correction hosts first ‘youth academy’

SMYRNA — JR Thompson, a soon-to-be senior Appoquinimink High School got something he didn’t initially expect from the Delaware Department of Correction’s first three-day “youth academy”: a boost to his self-esteem. “The academy helped me in a lot of ways, but the big thing was for my self esteem,” he said. “Sometimes people aren’t all […]

Mosquito outbreak causes new public health concerns

MILFORD — Concern shifted soon after an unprecedented recent mosquito outbreak was thankfully over. This week, state officials announced 2018’s first case of a West Nile virus-carrying bird found in southwestern Sussex County. The mosquito-generated disease was located on June 29 and tested positive on July 5 by the Public Health Laboratory, the Delaware Department […]

Final case review Monday for murder suspect

DOVER — A 26-year-old Felton man is scheduled for a final case review Monday regarding a shooting death in Dover’s Pine Grove Apartments just over a year ago. Brett A. Scott was charged with first-degree murder and other offenses after police alleged that he exchanged gunfire with Dequan Dukes, 21, during a robbery attempt on […]

Felton man guilty of leaving scene of hit and run

DOVER — With extensive damage evident through a shattered front windshield, a 36-year-old Felton man was legally obligated to stop and check on what collided with his vehicle as it traveled along Willow Grove Road the night of Sept. 6, 2017, according to a Superior Court ruling Friday morning. Additionally, the court pointed to Nathan […]

Officials: $5 million grant will help restore Delaware River watershed

SMYRNA — An announcement Friday of a $5 million federal grant to support restoration projects in the Delaware River Watershed drew dozens of activists from various environmental organizations to the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge pavilion. “For the first time in history, the Delaware River has dedicated funding for restoration projects throughout the watershed,” said […]

Water main break affects Walker Road area

DOVER — A major water main break that occurred on Walker Road near Bicentennial Village on Thursday created one-way traffic and spiced up the morning and evening commutes for many residents in the area. It also left some people in neighborhoods and businesses around the site of the break without water for much of the […]

Dover police chief asks for removal of photo from candidate’s website

DOVER — 17th Senatorial District candidate Justin King, the mayor of Camden, recently was chided by Dover’s chief of police over a modified photo of law enforcement on his website. While Mr. King has since removed the image in question, he believes the issue was mishandled by Dover officials, causing it to be blown out […]