Walmart employee charged with assaulting customer

CAMDEN — An 18-year-old Walmart employee was arrested Sunday afternoon after he allegedly followed a 62-year-old customer outside and assaulted him after an incident at a checkout register, Camden Police said in an arrest affidavit. Desmond J. Stevens, of the 2000 block of South State Street in Dover, was working as a cashier when he […]

Status of dog shot at by police remains unknown

CAMDEN-WYOMING — The fate of a pit bull targeted by police gunfire during a Monday arrest remains unclear several days later, though new details did emerge. A Delaware State Police spokeswoman said Friday a trooper was told by family that the dog had returned to the residence in the 7000 block of Westville Road. “I […]

Super Moon

Lori Kircher of Camden took this photo of the Super Moon on Sunday. Do you have a great shot of a scenic location in Delaware? Send it to newsroom@newszap.com. Photos must be at least 200 dpi and include your name, where and when your photo was taken, where you live and your phone number.

Burial ground draws complaints: Odd Fellows Cemetery in Camden under scrutiny

CAMDEN — A second Kent County cemetery is under investigation after recent allegations by plot holders, authorities confirmed last week. Levy Court Commissioner Jody Sweeney said he received “probably four or five” complaints from constituents in late September about the Odd Fellows burial grounds at 35 Rising Sun Road in Camden-Wyoming. A Delaware Attorney General’s […]

Fright Night center of scariest time of the year

CAMDEN — Halloween has always been the biggest holiday of the year for Ann Marie Kaufman. It’s no coincidence that her father, Terry Kaufman, serves as the director and visionary behind the mayhem that is Fright Night at Brecknock Park during the haunting season each and every fall. “It’s funny because when I was growing […]

DelDOT looking to widen US 13 in part of Kent County

CAMDEN — Congestion hit the area again Wednesday afternoon. Citizens concerned about heavy traffic on U.S. 13 in the Camden, South Dover and Wyoming area crowded around several displays and maps looking forward. The Delaware Department of Transportation hosted a three-hour public workshop at Caesar Rodney High to unveil very preliminary design plans to add […]

Camden teen hitting the high notes in music world

CAMDEN — Performing at Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House are accomplishments to which many artists spend a lifetime aspiring. Bella Abbrescia, a soprano opera singer from Camden, has already accomplished both as a sophomore at Archmere Academy in Claymont. How does one top performances at these elite venues at such a young age? Performing […]

Camden teen to perform at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House

CAMDEN — Bella Abbrescia, of Camden, a sophomore at Archmere Academy in Wilmington, has been selected for the 2017 International High School Honors Performance Series at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. She will perform Soprano 1 in July with the Honors Choir. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the […]

Stafford’s ‘Water Boy’ leaves inspiring legacy

CAMDEN — The nickname “Water Boy” might sound demeaning to some, but to Ellis Stafford, it was part of what made him a legend in the railroad industry. “He wore that name proudly,” said his son, Harold Stafford. “He was proud he had that job with the railroad. He saw it as his way out […]

Camden man gets 19 years in prison for shooting death

DOVER — A Camden man was sentenced to 19 years incarceration Tuesday in the shooting death of an 18-year-old man in 2015. Darryl Garner, 21 when arrested, was convicted of manslaughter and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in the death, along with an unrelated third-degree rape charge, according to the […]