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 […]

Aggravated menacing arrest made in Laurel

LAUREL — A 24-year-old Laurel man was arrested on two aggravated menacing charges after an incident involving two motorists Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Gideon F. Sisk IV first ran in front of a vehicle traveling on Samuel Hill Road and the motorist swerved to avoid a collision, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe […]

Delaware police officers take precautions against coronavirus

DOVER – One Delaware State Police trooper who tested positive for COVID-19 has since fully recovered and returned to full duty, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said Monday. “The trooper experienced very mild flu-like symptoms and immediately self-isolated and sought medical treatment as a precautionary measure,” she said. “The trooper was subsequently tested for COVID-19, […]

Dutch Inn, longtime Laurel restaurant, extensively damaged by fire

LAUREL – Fire Monday night caused extensive damage to a popular restaurant and longtime Laurel landmark – Britt’s Dutch Inn. State Fire Marshal’s Office personal were on scene Tuesday morning. The restaurant located on South Central Avenue closed March 19 following State of Emergency orders implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dutch Inn […]

Records Pond dam, fishing piers closing

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LAUREL — DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife recently announced that the dam and associated fishing access areas at Records Pond in Laurel will be closed to public use during reconstruction of the dam until the spring of 2021. Dam reconstruction is being coordinated by the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT). More information about the […]

Healthy lifestyle the focus of Nanticoke Memorial’s community event

LAUREL – Healthy living – and an autograph huddle featuring a member of Redskin Nation – highlight Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s 2020 community health fair and expo. Nanticoke Memorial’s 8th annual Heart of Good Health: A Community Health Event & Partner Expo is set for Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Laurel […]