Loaded firearm found during traffic stop

DOVER — A wanted 20-year-old Dover man was arrested after being found in possession of a loaded firearm during a Tuesday night traffic stop, Dover police Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. Alton Kinsey was wanted on probation violations when contacted by police in the area of South Kirkwood Street and West Loockerman Street at approximately 7:40 […]

Four arrested, two sought in burglary, vehicle thefts case

DOVER — Four additional arrests were made and two persons sought in a burglary and motor vehicle theft case at a business, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said on Wednesday. Police had investigated a break-in at Intellicar at 115 N. Dupont Highway on Monday morning and determined that four cars had been stolen, according […]

Corrugated box ‘super plant’ may bring 150 to 200 jobs to Dover

DOVER — Linda Parkowski is cautiously excited about Kent County and the city of Dover’s prospects of becoming the new home of the U.S. Corrugated box manufacturing company, which has been based out of Newark, New Jersey, for the past 35 years. If U.S. Corrugated continues to move forward on plans to build a mammoth […]

Wesley College looks to become a virus testing site, acquire kits

DOVER — Wesley College has set its sights on becoming a testing site for the coronavirus, as well as getting test kits on campus, said President Bob Clark Tuesday. Wesley brought its students back to campus in August, with a mixture of in-person and remote classes beginning the last week of the month. During Dover’s […]

Dover mayor pushes for gate at Schutte Park after fatal shooting

DOVER – Mayor Robin R. Christiansen said Tuesday that he’s pushing to add a gate and increase security at Schutte Park, the site of a fatal weekend shooting during a gathering that police said had approximately 300 to 500 attendees. Delaware State University student Devin Wright, 20, was shot in the head at the park […]

Brengle falls in French Open

PARIS — Madison Brengle got off to a good start in her French Open match on Tuesday. The 30-year-old from Dover won two of the first games against higher-ranked Jelena Ostapenko. But Ostapenko took control after that, winning 11 of the final 12 games to capture the first-round match, 6-2, 6-1, at Roland-Garros. A 23-year-old […]

Updated: DSU student dies following shooting at unsanctioned party

DOVER — A 20-year-old Delaware State University student died from a gunshot wound suffered at an unsanctioned party at Schutte Park on Sunday night, authorities said. Devin Wright was shot in the head at the park and died following transport to Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. A 22-year-old man […]

Paint Dover! colors downtown next week

DOVER — At least 12 regionally known artists from Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as an accomplished high school senior and artist, will paint colorful scenes of downtown Dover in watercolor, oil, and pastel Wednesday through Friday. “Paint Dover!” is a plein air painting event and art competition culminating in an artwork exhibition and […]

Artisan marketplace aims to open in downtown Dover

DOVER — Downtown Dover is soon to join a growing number of cities and towns all over the country that feature “unique product, community and craft-oriented” artisan marketplaces. The popularity of artisan marketplaces stems from their design, which brings together local vendors, craftsmen and boutique businesses into an open, one-stop shopping experience, according to Diane […]

More than 100 jobs coming to former paint plant site in Dover

DOVER – More than 100 jobs are coming to a former paint plant site that’s been vacant since 2019, the Kent Economic Partnership announced Wednesday. The 173,000 square-foot facility will be filled by Nephi, Utah-based National Vinyl Products (NVP) and USA Fulfillment Services of Chestertown, Md..NVP is an extruder of PVC fence and rail products […]

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