Freight cars in Dover

Gary Knox of Dover took this photo of colorful freight cars and their reflection crossing a small bridge off West Denneys Road in Dover on May 25.

Sculptor aims to repair Law Enforcement Memorial

DOVER — There’s plenty of repair needed for the Delaware Law Enforcement Memorial vandalized on June 12, its creator says. When completed, however, the bronze statue in the Legislative Mall area should look good as new. That’s according to Minnesota-based sculptor Nick Christensen, who describes the task ahead as immense. Mr. Christensen says he’ll likely […]

Youth volunteer: Greco helps keep Dover Little League running

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Delaware State News would like to feature some of the volunteers who keep youth sports going downstate.This week, Betty Greco of Dover Little League was nominated. If you would like to nominate someone, e-mail their name and some background information to sports@newszap.com. DOVER — Betty Greco has never coached a Little League […]

Vehicle crash leads to weapon, drug charges for Dover man

MIDDLETOWN — A 24-year-old Dover man was arrested on felony weapon, drug and traffic charges following a single-vehicle collision Tuesday night, authorities said. According to Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, troopers were called to the Biddle Toll Plaza on Del. 1 at approximately 8:33 p.m. Police determined that Capice Johnson was driving […]

CARES Act funding to help DSU boost local economy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration is awarding a $300,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Delaware State University to boost their capacity to support regional economic development strategies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Delaware State University, a current EDA University Center grantee, is one of the more than 850 […]

Best Bets: Milford artist chairman of (card)board

As an artist, Michael Fleishman believes you should never discount anything when it comes to your creativity. “If there’s something which you can use in your art somehow, let’s try that. Let’s paint with it. With odd stuff, let’s use drawing tools that wouldn’t normally be considered drawing tools, like sticks and that kind of […]

Police: Man assaults acquaintance in Dover

DOVER — A 34-year-old man was arrested after allegedly physically assaulting an acquaintance Wednesday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Authorities alleged that Hugo Montecino-Caal bit a 27-year-old male’s ear off during an argument in the 5000 block of N. Dupont Highway. Police said they were called to the scene at approximately […]

Man charged with attempted murder as shootings continue in Dover

DOVER — A 24-year-old man was charged with attempted murder in one case and two persons allegedly discharged firearms in another as a surge in city-area shootings continued this week. Joshua Rodriguez was arrested after allegedly shooting a man three times following a verbal argument at approximately 3:42 a.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of […]

Hallock and Marshall challenging incumbent DePrima for Capital school board seat

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Voters head to the polls — or mail in their absentee ballots ahead of — July 21 for this year’s school board election. Downstate, there are seven contested elections. Learn a little bit more about the candidates below. Other races were highlighted earlier this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee affidavit […]

Dover Hobby Lobby set to open in September

DOVER – Hobby Lobby is just about ready to take over the old Acme grocery store’s spot at the southern end of a strip mall located at 1001 North DuPont Highway, in front of Dover International Speedway. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is a privately held national retail chain of craft and home-decor stores. Upon opening, […]

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