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Delaware sewer break discharges wastewater into river

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Officials in Delaware say a force main break caused wastewater to flow into the St. Jones River. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says the Kent County Levy Court Public Works is looking into the break. According to a news release, the county is working into the night with environmental contractors to repair the main, with staff from the state department assessing the […]


Delaware Opiod Crisis


Overdose-related deaths in Maryland increase amid Covid-19 pandemic

Drug and alcohol related fatalities in Maryland have increased since the pandemic, and minority communities were hit the hardest, according to a recent report. Between January and September of 2020, there were 2,025 unintentional intoxication deaths involving all types of drugs and alcohol in Maryland, a 12.1 percent increase from the same period in 2019, according to a report from the state's Opioid Operational Command Center. Maryland is not alone […]



FEMA Second Dose Clinic at Dover International Speedway To Begin Sunday Due To Weather

DOVER, DE (Feb. 17, 2021) -- The second dose clinic operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and by the State of Delaware will begin Sunday, Feb. 21, rather than Saturday as originally announced. Appointments will still be available starting Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at The one-day delay is due to inclement weather in other parts of the country and expected in our area that is affecting travel […]


Rose Leslie and Kit Harrington


‘Game of Thrones’ stars Harington, Leslie welcome baby boy

LONDON (AP) — The house of Harington and Leslie has an heir. "Game of Thrones" stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington have welcomed a baby boy, their first child together. Harington's publicist Marianna Shafran confirmed the birth Tuesday, saying Harington and Leslie are "very very happy!" No further details were given. It's the first child for both the 34-year-old Scottish actor Leslie and the 34-year-old English actor Harington, who married […]



FEMA to assist in planned six-day Delaware vaccination event

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials are partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to open a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site for six days beginning Saturday. Officials say FEMA will provide resources and staffing and operational support at the vaccination site at Dover International Speedway. State officials requested federal assistance to establish a vaccination site to provide second doses of vaccine to up to 3,000 Delawareans a day for six […]


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle


Royal occasion: Oprah Winfrey to interview Meghan and Harry

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be speaking with Oprah Winfrey, their first major television interview since quitting royal duties and buying a home last year in the U.S. The 90-minute "Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special" will air March 7, CBS announced Monday. Winfrey knows the couple well. She attended their wedding in 2018 and lives near them in Montecito, California. On […]



Tyler Perry, Clintons attend memorial for actor Cicely Tyson

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton, actor-director Tyler Perry and singer Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson are among those attending a private memorial service for Cicely Tyson. Mourners gathered Tuesday at Harlem's famed Abyssinian Baptist Church, a day after hundreds lined up for a public viewing. Some said they had come from as far as Atlanta or Los Angeles to be there. Tyson died Jan. 28. The […]


Joe Biden


Biden extends pandemic help for homeowners, renters wait

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is extending a ban on housing foreclosures to June 30 to help homeowners struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The moratorium on foreclosures of federally guaranteed mortgages had been set to expire March 31. On his first day in office, Biden had extended the moratorium from Jan. 31. Census Bureau figures show that almost 12% of homeowners with mortgages were late on their payments. The […]




Suspect arrested in series of jewelry store thefts

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been arrested in connection with a series of jewelry store robberies in New Jersey and is a suspect in similar robberies in other states. Twenty-two-year-old Michael Larbi of Dover was arrested by U.S. Marshals last week and was being held in Delaware pending extradition to New Jersey. New Jersey police say Larbi stole about $77,000 worth of jewelry from a store in […]


Pandemia New Orleans


Virus-muffled Mardi Gras hits New Orleans’ party-loving soul

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' annual pre-Lenten Mardi Gras celebration is muted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The mayor has ordered that bars be closed during the Mardi Gras weekend that starts Friday and runs through Tuesday. The lavish parades are canceled and limits on gatherings further dampen the the fun. Cherished traditions are being put on hold all across the diverse city. From the high school […]