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. […]

Smyrna home invasion under investigation

SMYRNA – The Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion in the Smyrna area which occurred Friday night Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Jason Hatchell said the incident occurred at approximately 10:52 p.m. at a residence located on Wheatleys Pond Road. Upon arrival, it was reported that a suspect made forced entry into the […]

UPDATE: Little Lass starts memorial for girl whose remains were found at park

Little Lass starts memorial for 3 year old By Craig Anderson Delaware State News SMYRNA — The Smyrna Clayton Little Lass Softball organization plans to create a long-lasting memorial honoring the memory of the late Emma Cole, the child whose remains were discovered near its fields Sept. 13, 2019. The league issued a Facebook post […]

High School Notebook: Smyrna athletes trying to have parents at games

SMYRNA — Sophia Basler says her mom has never missed one of her volleyball matches. Her dad has only missed one, because he was on a business trip — and even with that match he was able to watch on-line. Basler, a Smyrna High senior who’s been playing volleyball since she was 12, said there’s […]