Police ID Frederica motorist in fatal crash

MILTON — The Delaware State Police have identified Steven M. Thompson, 75, of Frederica, as the driver of a Toyota RAV 4, who was killed in a crash at 2:51 p.m. Saturday on Coastal Highway in the area of Eagles Crest Road. Police asked anyone with information on the incident to contact Cpl. K. Argo […]

Punkin Chunkin looking for Delmarva-area home

MILTON — Punkin Chunkin is hankering for a homecoming. Or at least somewhere on Delmarva, closer to its founding roots in Sussex County. Following a sanctioned, but smaller-sized 2019 event staged in Rantoul, Illinois, the World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association is asking to “Bring Us Home.” “We had a great event in Illinois,” said Frank […]

Handgun, drugs located during traffic stop

MILTON — A 26-year-old Ellendale man was arrested after a handgun and drugs were found during a traffic stop Tuesday, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. According to authorities, Charles H. Randall was driving a black 2002 GMC Envoy at approximately 2:10 p.m. when a computer inquiry revealed that the vehicle’s registration […]

Milton residence struck in gunfire incident

MILTON — No injuries were reported in a shots fired incident at a residence in the 18000 block of Hudson Road Monday night, authorities said, Delaware State Police said a 33-year-old man and his 61-year-old mother were inside the home at approximately 5:20 p.m. when an unknown suspect or suspects discharged a firearm from outside […]

Five Kent and Sussex communities will receive money for housing projects

CLAYMONT — Dover, Ellendale, Milford, Milton and Seaford were among seven cities and towns in Delaware that received part of $1 million from Delaware’s Housing Development Fund to help spur seven affordable housing projects statewide. Gov. John Carney announced the awards on Wednesday and was joined by Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) Director Anas Ben […]

Milton Theatre to screen ‘Gone with the Wind’

MILTON — Milton Theatre will screen the film classic “Gone With The Wind” for its 80th anniversary on Wednesday, January 15. The tale of turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction will be shown at 2 and 7 p.m. as part of the Milton Theatre Art House Film Series. Tickets are $8-$10. Purchase […]

Scenic Delaware: Milton sunrise

Corey Marshall-Steele of Milton took this photo of sunrise at Milton Memorial Park over the Broadkill River on Nov. 7. T

Georgetown’s Circle among places to bring in 2020

GEORGETOWN — Differing ups and downs of New Year’s Eve celebrations are reflected in the Big Apple and the heart of Sussex County. In Times Square in New York City, the ball begins to drop just before midnight, ushering in the New Year. On The Circle in Georgetown, the digital LED ball is raised. “We’re […]

Milton man arrested for 6th DUI offense

MILTON — A traffic stop Wednesday led to a Milton man being charged with his sixth DUI offense, police said. Around 9:16 p.m., a trooper on patrol saw an Isuzu Rodeo stopped and impeding traffic on West Springside Drive in Milton, Sgt. Richard Bratz, a spokesman for the Delaware State Police, said in a prepared […]

Winter Wonderfest

Patricia Thompson of Dover took this photo of Winter Wonderfest at Hudson Fields in Milton area, as this vibrant wooden soldier stands guard in the Schell Village near the train and the ice rink. To contribute your scenic photos of our area, email newsroom@newszap.com. Photos must be at least 200 dpi and include your name, […]