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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to pre-pandemic shape

NEW YORK (AP) — The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will return to its pre-pandemic form this year, with its route restored through Manhattan, high-flying helium balloons once again pulled by handlers and crowds welcomed back to cheer them on. This year's parade — the 95th annual — will snap back to form after bowing to pandemic restrictions last year. It will feature 15 giant character balloons, 28 floats, 36 novelty […]

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NASA launches spacecraft to test asteroid defense concept

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA has launched a spacecraft on a mission to smash into an asteroid and test whether it would be possible to knock a speeding space rock off course if one were to threaten Earth. The spacecraft is called DART, for Double Asteroid Redirection Test. It lifted off from California's Vandenberg Space Force Base. If all goes well, in September 2022 it will slam head-on into Dimorphos, […]

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Waukesha parade crash suspect’s bail raises questions

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The suspect in a Christmas parade crash in suburban Milwaukee that killed five people was free on $1,000 bail posted just two days before the deadly event, a fact that is leading to a review of what happened and renewed calls for giving judges more power to set higher bails. But legal experts caution that one extreme case should not be reason to push for higher […]

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The Santa experience this year is a mix of laps, distancing

NEW YORK (AP) — Santa is back this year, but he's asking people to be cautious as he continues to tiptoe through the pandemic. There are fewer available Santas this year, which means some are busier than ever. Where it's allowed, some malls and big-box stores are offering Santa's guests a choice of full contact or social distance. Many of the snow globes and barriers set up last year are […]

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Long Neck man faces charges after police standoff

Long Neck – Delaware State Police have arrested a Long Neck man after he shot at troopers in the Potnets Creekside development. The incident began around 8:25 p.m. Friday November 19, 2021 when a female called 9-1-1 to report a domestic in-progress at her home located in the 25000 block of Crab Alley E. The female advised the dispatchers that her boyfriend had been consuming alcohol since he returned home […]

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Troopers Investigate Shooting Outside Rehoboth Area Establishment

Rehoboth Beach – Delaware State Police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred shortly after midnight outside The Pond Bar and Grill. On November 21, 2021, at approximately 12:06 a.m., troopers responded to The Pond Bar and Grill, located at 19266 Coastal Highway, for a report of subjects fighting in the parking lot. Within two minutes, Sussex County Emergency Operations Center (9-1-1) updated the responding troopers that shots were fired. […]

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Harrington man arrested in Lucky Estates homicide

Harrington – The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit have arrested a Harrington man after he killed his wife Sunday morning. The incident occurred around 11:51 a.m. Sunday November 21, 2021, when Richard W. Nelson, 69, called the Kent County Emergency Operations Center (9-1-1) to report that he had killed his wife and dog. A Harrington Police Officer was first to arrive at the 100 block of E Lucky Estates Drive […]

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Rare first printing of US Constitution sells for record $43M

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare first printing of the U.S. Constitution has sold at Sotheby's in New York for $43.2 million, a record price for a document or book sold at auction. The anonymous winning bidder at Thursday night's sale outbid a group of 17,000 cryptocurrency enthusiasts from around the world who crowdfunded to buy it over the last week. The document offered for sale was one of 13 […]

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Lewes crash victim identified

Lewes – Delaware State Police have identified the name of the driver who died in a crash on Tuesday November 16, 2021, on John J. Williams Highway (SR24), as 37-year-old Julio D. Mendoza-Carcamo of Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Around 8:53 a.m. Tuesday November 16, 2021, a 2015 Chrysler 200 was traveling westbound on John J. Williams Hwy (SR 24), approaching the intersection at Mulberry Knoll Road.  At the same time, a […]

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