Delaware State University to institute changes to sexual assault investigation process

DOVER — Following a student protest and petition regarding Delaware State University’s Title IX process, the university has agreed to several modifications moving forward and will hold a forum Tuesday. Last week, Anissa Cartagena, a sophomore at DSU, held a march on campus after she told her story about her sexual assault and its handling […]

More data added to Delaware virus website; cases, testing up

DOVER — Citizens tracking COVID-19 progression in Delaware will find more detailed data on the state’s My Healthy Community Dashboard, from the spike in positive cases per 100,000 released Monday, to the percentage of positive tests in specific ZIP codes outlined on a map and the number of tests performed daily. As positive cases are […]

DMI’s president defends its role in preserving downtown Milford

MILFORD — At their latest retreat workshop, members of City Council had a lot to say about Downtown Milford Inc., a nonprofit focused on economic development partially funded by the city. But DMI’s leadership wasn’t there to provide their side of the story. “They’ve asked me to come talk to them at one of their […]

Recycled holiday planters go up around downtown Milford

MILFORD — Volunteers from across the city gathered on Walnut Street on Sunday morning to help beautify downtown for the holiday season. A few dozen citizens were joined by members of the Parks & Recreation Department in filling planters placed around the Downtown Development District with recycled greenery gathered from local yards. South Walnut Street’s […]

Two more youths at Stevenson House test positive for COVID

MILFORD — Two additional youths residing at Stevenson House Detention Center have tested positive for coronavirus, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families announced Monday, bringing the total secure care youth cases to four. The department said it received the test results over the weekend and immediately initiated cleaning and notification protocol […]

Sunday fires damage houses in Clayton and Magnolia

Separate fires in Clayton and Magnolia left two homes badly damaged Sunday, the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office said. Firefighters needed about 30 to 40 minutes to knock down the fire in the 100 block of Sunrise Drive on the outskirts of Clayton, according to Clayton Fire Company Chief Alex Carrow. He said the residents […]

State to distribute extra monthly benefits as part of pandemic response

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits for November to eligible households as part of the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Benefits will be provided through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and two cash aid programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and General Assistance. The SNAP emergency food […]

Victim seriously injured in stabbing incident

DOVER – A 22-year-old man was seriously injured during a Sunday night stabbing incident, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. Police said the incident was believed to have occurred on White Oak Road and the victim was then transported by an acquaintance to Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus. Police were called to the hospital at […]

Dover shooting leaves man injured

DOVER – A 22-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries during a shooting incident Sunday, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. According to authorities, the wounded man was located at the Burger King in the area of East Loockerman Street and U.S. 13 at approximately 5:03 p.m. He had suffered a shoulder wound and police […]

Carson named superintendent of Sussex Tech

GEORGETOWN — Dr. Kevin Carson will take the title of superintendent of Sussex Technical School District following the school board’s recent unanimous vote. He was named acting superintendent in July, after the resignation of then-superintendent Stephen Guthrie. “Dr. Carson’s leadership over the last four months has set Sussex Tech on the right path for the […]

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