Bid to suppress evidence in Clayton chief’s DUI case denied

DOVER — A northern Kent County police chief’s bid to suppress evidence from a DUI investigation just over a year ago was denied, and the matter will move to trial. Clayton Police Chief Brian C. Hill pleaded not guilty following an Aug. 12, 2017, incident south of Smyrna that resulted in a misdemeanor first offense […]

State: 8 die in 4 days as drug overdoses spike

NEW CASTLE — Eight people have died from suspected overdoses in a four-day span across the state, causing the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services leader to urge users to seek treatment and carry the overdose-reversing medication naloxone. Health and Social Services Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker, a board-certified family physician, Tuesday alerted the […]

Judge: Trooper patdown justified in Woodside stop

DOVER — Following a series of threatening clues a Delaware State Police trooper was justified in handcuffing and patting down a 26-year-old Magnolia man during a traffic stop earlier this year, according to a ruling this week. Thus, drug evidence seized from Bremonte R. Palmer on Jan. 2 in Woodside was lawfully discovered, Kent County […]

Delaware fire crew checks in from Idaho

Twenty Delaware firefighters have been in northern Idaho for the past week fighting a 180-acre fire. The blaze, known as the Copper Mountain fire, has been burning since Aug. 2, when it was started by a lightning strike. Only 20 percent of it is contained. “Firefighters are working in rough terrain and completing very long […]

State Police seek donations of school supplies

DOVER — The Delaware State Police Community Outreach Unit has established a program to assist elementary school aged children in need with the necessities for school. Troopers are asking for help with any donations to fill each child’s backpack with school supplies. Troopers assigned to the Statewide Community Outreach Unit have initiated this program and […]

Judge: Middletown officer’s grievance can continue

MIDDLETOWN — A Middletown police officer supposedly failed to receive due process in a disciplinary action, and a judge denied the defendant town’s motion to dismiss in an eight-page order decided last week. Officer Jeffrey L. Stump and his counsel were not “provided the opportunity at a hearing to hear and cross examine witnesses against […]

Dover Air Force Base part of school outreach mission

DOVER — When Col. Chris Karns looks at the high quality of education that is offered at several schools around Dover Air Force Base, he sees an opportunity to expand the base’s mission. Col. Karns, director of public affairs at Air Mobility Command (AMC) in Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, said that increased outreach […]

Delaware opens Sunday deer hunting

DOVER — Last month, permission to hunt deer on Sunday in the state was officially signed into law. The policy change constitutes a significant increase over one made in 2016 that opened five specific Sundays for hunting during the season. “Senate Bill 198 legalized Sunday hunting across the whole season established by the state,” said […]

Turkey permits to be issued by state’s Forest Service

Another change to hunting policy this year is that the Delaware Forest Service will be issuing their own turkey hunting permits instead of doing so through DNREC as they have in previous years. It was announced last month that permits to hunt turkeys in state forests will be issued through a separate lottery starting in […]

Officials cut ribbon on the new South Frederica Intersection

DOVER — Gov. John Carney and Department of Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan were joined by federal, state and local officials Friday to cut the ceremonial ribbon on the South Frederica Grade Separated Intersection (GSI). The project removed the at-grade intersection at Milford Neck Road and Tub Mill Pond Road and provided access to and from […]