Democrats to try to suspend rules for ‘assault-style’ weapons ban

DOVER — In a surprising move, the Senate’s top lawmaker announced Thursday he plans to attempt to suspend the rules and force a floor vote on a measure that would ban the sale of “assault-style” weapons. One day after Gov. John Carney urged the Senate to pass Senate Bill 163, which failed to make it […]

Bump stock ban becomes law — finally

DOVER — Gov. John Carney on Thursday signed legislation banning bump stocks and related devices that allow guns to fire faster, putting an end to the monthslong saga that saw the bill passed thrice by the House and twice by the Senate. The House approved it Thursday by a 36-2 vote, with one member abstaining […]

Hip-hop show Phonicpalooza crops up next to Firefly

DOVER — Traditionally, a lucky local musical act or two has a chance to perform on one of the Firefly Music Festival’s stages. This year, Amillion The Poet of Dover, had that opportunity. However, for several years, a concurrent, unaffiliated music festival known as After Fly has been offering a venue to more local acts. […]

Gun control supporters make one more push

DOVER — With eight regularly scheduled legislative days remaining, supporters of several gun control bills are trying to ensure the proposals don’t die in a few weeks while one lawmaker is working to drum up support to suspend the rules and force a floor vote on a high-profile measure. Currently sitting in the General Assembly […]

Traffic pattern changes set for Firefly festival

DOVER — DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center staff, in coordination with the city of Dover Police and Delaware State Police, will monitor traffic in and around the Dover vicinity for Firefly weekend. With the expected number of patrons attending the festival, Leipsic Road and Persimmon Tree Road in the area of Dover International Speedway will be […]

Police: 5 inmates involved in case of accused correction officer

GEORGETOWN — At least five inmates participated in an alleged scheme that resulted in the arrest of a veteran Delaware Department of Correction officer on official misconduct charges last week, authorities said Wednesday. Delaware State Police said an investigation continued in the case of Corey C. Davis, 47, an officer at Sussex Correctional Institution. Police […]

Kent County switches to health insurance trust

DOVER — Kent County Levy Court commissioners voted to switch the health insurance provider for its 302 employees from Highmark to Delaware Valley Health Trust (DVHT). Commissioners and county staff believe the trust will provide long-term stable pricing and a suite of wellness benefits that may end up reducing the number of total claims. DVHT […]

DNREC issues citations to clean up wildlife area ‘problem spots’ in Kent

DOVER — Using staff and time economically, DNREC’s law enforcement arm cleaned up several Kent County problem spots over the Memorial Day weekend. Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police issued 68 citations from May 24 to May 28 covering illegal drug use, littering, trespassing, fishing and hunting violations. Chief Drew Aydelotte said the agency responded […]

Accused correctional officer’s employment status to be determined

GEORGETOWN — Officials said a veteran correctional officer was removed from the workplace without pay last week following his arrest on official misconduct charges. Delaware Department of Correction spokeswoman Jayme Gravell said the employment status of Corey C. Davis, 47, hired by DOC on May 25, 2000, will be determined after an internal hearing concludes. […]

New Dover Post Office location remains undelivered for now

DOVER — No solid answers regarding the future relocation of the Dover Post Office were offered at Monday night’s city council meeting, but there were some tidbits that were gained. Richard Hancock, a real estate specialist with the U.S. Postal Service, gave a brief presentation regarding the project at City Hall, mainly seeking input from […]