Jim Webster took this photo of a family of hooded mergansers at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge on Nov. 5.

‘She was the light of our lives’: Family, community rename Smyrna field for toddler

SMYRNA — Dozens gathered at a Smyrna softball field on Saturday to see it officially named in honor of 3-year-old Emma Grace Cole, whose body was found there in September 2019. Dorothy Axsom traveled more than 700 miles from Bloomington, Indiana to be there Saturday to see people she had never met honor her great […]

Little Lass field to be dedicated to Emma Cole on Saturday

SMYRNA — On Saturday afternoon, the Smyrna Clayton Little Lass Softball organization plans to name a field in memory of the late Emma Grace Cole, whose remains were found at its complex last year. A dedication ceremony for Emma Grace Memorial Field is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the complex at 887 Duck Creek Parkway, […]

Pond view

MaryLois Barnas of Smyrna took this photo of Heritage Trace Pond in Smyrna on Nov. 3.

Haas child-endangerment case transferred to Delaware Superior Court

DOVER — Details remained sparse Friday as the case of a former Smyrna resident charged after a child’s remains were found last year was transferred to Superior Court. After Brandon L. Haas, 38, waived his preliminary hearing in the Court of Common Pleas, a Delaware Department of Justice motion to close the courtroom was approved […]

Man faces DUI charge after fleeing vehicle injures 3 in Smyrna

SMYRNA — A 25-year-old Felton man was charged with driving under the influence of drugs after his fleeing vehicle caused a collision that injured three people Tuesday afternoon, Smyrna police spokesman Sgt. Brian Donner said. According to authorities, Mazen Faraj’s vehicle struck two others that were stopped in traffic on U.S. 13 in the area […]

Little Lass field to be dedicated to girl whose remains were found

SMYRNA — As cases continue against two former Smyrna residents arrested after a child’s remains were found at the Smyrna Clayton Little Lass Softball complex last year, there are plans to honor the girl’s memory later this month. According to Little Lass Softball’s Facebook page, Emma Grace Memorial Field will be dedicated during a ceremony […]

Sunrise at Bombay Hook

Scenic Delaware: Egret at Bombay Hook

Update: Smyrna couple faces two charges each in child’s death

This story contains new information. SMYRNA — A week after seeking a woman and her husband for questioning in connection with her daughter’s death, the couple was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and tampering with physical evidence. The 3-year-old child’s remains were found just over a year ago in a Smyrna park. […]

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