Woodland Ferry to close next week for annual inspection

WOODLAND — The Woodland Ferry that links Seaford and Laurel will be closed next week for annual U.S. Coast Guard inspection, Delaware’s Department of Transportation announced. The ferry, named the Tina Fallon in tribute to the long-serving Seaford-area 39th District representative who died in 2011, provides vehicle and pedestrian service across the Nanticoke River. It […]

Laurel man charged in road rage incident

LAUREL — Delaware State Police have charged a 45-year-old Laurel man with two felonies after a road rage incident. Authorities said troopers reported to Tracy Circle and Hastings Drive in Laurel for reports of a suspicious vehicle in the roadway with subjects fighting around 7:30 p.m. Friday. Police said Eric Bailey and a 31-year-old man […]

Postal driver seriously injured in Laurel crash

LAUREL – A U.S. Postal Service delivery truck driver suffered serious injuries during a nearly head-on collision Monday night, and was pulled from the truck before it became fully engulfed in flames, authorities said. The driver was rescued from the truck by bystanders in the area of Del. 24 (Laurel Road) just east of Prettyman […]

Laurel woman arrested on drug and child endangerment charges after pursuit in Millsboro

On Sunday morning, the Delaware State police arrested 37-year-old Jacklyn Dellandre of Laurel near Millsboro after she led troopers on a pursuit with a juvenile in her car. At about 11:10 a.m. a silver Ford Focus was observed speeding on Laurel Road. An officer attempted to make a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled onto […]

Dusk at Trap Pond

This photo was taken by Bob Bloodsworth of Georgetown, June 12 at dusk at Trap Pond Campground in Laurel.

Laurel school board election: Erskine, Pugh challenging Nichols for at-large seat

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 and check back for more districts this week. To cast a ballot, voters must return an absentee […]

Laurel farm fined

LAUREL — Laurel’s C&S Farms Inc. will pay a $25,000 penalty as part of a settlement over alleged violations of federal law relating to pesticide safety requirements for agricultural workers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced. The agency cited the farm for allegedly failing to comply with standards mandating the display of pesticide and safety […]

Teen’s death in April ruled a homicide

LAUREL — A 16-year-old male’s stabbing death in mid-April has been ruled a homicide, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Police said the youth and three other male victims ages 13 to 16 were stabbed during an altercation at a Susan Beach Road area residence. The youths arrived at the Laurel Police […]

Arrest made following Laurel commercial burglaries

LAUREL – A 41-year-old man was arrested Monday after two recent commercial burglaries, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Carlton Robinson, formerly of Lake Wales, Florida, and currently reported as homeless, was charged after investigation by DSP and the Laurel Police Department, authorities said. On April 22, early morning burglaries were reported […]

Maryland man charged in domestic incidents

LAUREL — A 33-year-old Maryland man was arrested on felony charges following two domestic-related incidents with his ex-girlfriend on March 29 and Sunday, police said. Jordan Kirn, of Salisbury, Maryland, was charged after twice appearing at a residence in the 6000 block of Old Sharptown Road, according to Delaware State Police. Two children were present […]

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