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 […]

Free COVID-19 testing available in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN — Louis L. Redding Middle School will serve as a COVID-19 testing site Friday. Testing will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, located at 201 New Street. Participants aren’t required to register beforehand, but they can at delaware.curativeinc.com. The tests are self-administered oral swabs. Participants will swab the inside of […]

Middletown mayor aims to ban police chokeholds

MIDDLETOWN — There’s currently no official stance on Middletown police officers and chokeholds, but that’s likely to change next month. At the town’s regularly scheduled council meeting on July 6, Mayor Kenneth L. Branner Jr. plans to introduce a resolution to ban them completely, with the promise of disciplinary action up to a firing if […]

Appoquinimink School District aims for traditional ceremony with July commencement

MIDDLETOWN — Plans for an Appoquinimink School District graduation come in threes, with hopes for a traditional commencement, but with the possibility of a drive-up ceremony in July. All potential ceremonies are scheduled for July 14 (Appoquinimink High School) or July 15 (Middletown High School), with rain dates for July 16 and 17, respectively. “We […]

Middletown High students start online STEM club

MIDDLETOWN — When classes were canceled, so was everything else — from extracurriculars to clubs to sports. That left students with more time and no outlet. That fact was the driving force behind the STEM Organization of Delaware, a club started — while schools went remote — by three Middletown High School juniors. “When the […]

COVID-19 testing events set for Middletown, Dover

DOVER – The State of Delaware will be holding two drive-thru COVID-19 testing events this week, one in Middletown and another in Dover. The Middletown testing event will be held Thursday at Middletown High School at 120 Silver Lake Road from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Dover testing event is scheduled to take place […]

Middletown High students start online STEM club

MIDDLETOWN — When school classes were canceled, so too was everything else — extracurriculars, from clubs to sports. That left students with more time, and no outlet. That fact was the driving force behind the STEM Organization of Delaware, a club started — while schools went remote — by three Middletown High School juniors. “When […]

Drive-by celebration replaces prom for Appoquinimink seniors

MIDDLETOWN — Saturday night would have marked prom for the upperclassmen at Appoquinimink High School, but seniors will have a different memory than the cohorts who came before them: their neighborhoods and school community coming together in creative ways — like a parade of cars — to celebrate them. “I think that most of them […]

National Guard hands out meals for Appoquinimink students

MIDDLETOWN — Handing out meals for school children and their families amid the COVID-19 pandemic is just one of the services that exemplifies what the National Guard seeks to do, guardsmen agreed Wednesday. “This is a perfect example,” said Capt. Bernie Kale, director of public affairs for the Delaware National Guard. “It’s unfortunate when situations […]

Middletown barricade incident ends with arrest

MIDDLETOWN — A 42-year-old Middletown man was arrested Tuesday morning after a barricade situation that followed a shots fired incident the night before, Delaware State Police said. Richard P. Money Jr. was located at his home in the 1900 block of Middleneck Road. He was seen with a firearm, police said, and a trooper discharged […]