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6th Annual Blessings for Badges

For the sixth year in a row, a group of volunteers are coming together to help feed every first responder who must work on Thanksgiving Day in Sussex and Kent Counties in Delaware. Blessings for Badges relies on donations from local restaurants and grocery stores as well as Ladies Auxiliaries from local fire companies. In Sussex County, volunteers will gather Wednesday night at the Millsboro Fire Company at 6 pm […]

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State Police Detectives Investigating Homicide in Milton

The Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide that occurred in Milton on Monday evening after a woman was found deceased inside her residence. On November 20, 2023, at approximately 11:18 p.m., troopers responded to 28000 block of West Springside Drive in Milton for a report of a shooting. When troopers arrived at the residence, they located a woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim, […]

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Rosalynn Carter, outspoken former first lady, dies at 96

ATLANTA (AP) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, the closest adviser to Jimmy Carter during his one term as U.S. president and their four decades thereafter as global humanitarians, has died. She was 96. The Carter Center said she died Sunday after living with dementia and suffering many months of declining health. The statement said she "died peacefully, with family by her side" at 2:10 p.m. at her rural Georgia […]

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Paraprofessional Arrested for Sending Explicit Photos to Student

Delaware State Police have arrested 21-year-old Emma Brewington, of Millsboro, Delaware, for sending explicit photographs to a student. On October 16, 2023, Delaware State Police Troop 4, Criminal Investigations Unit, received a report from Laurel High School alleging that Emma Brewington, a Laurel High School paraprofessional, had sent explicit photographs to a 16-year-old student. During the month-long investigation, detectives learned, that Brewington and the student had been communicating electronically since […]

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More pandas will be coming to the US, China’s president signals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is signaling that China will send new pandas to the United States. Xi calls pandas "envoys of friendship" between the Chinese and American people. During a speech before business leaders Wednesday, Xi said China is ready to continue its cooperation with the U.S. on panda conservation. The comment came at the end of a day on which Xi and President Joe Biden […]

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Delaware Supreme Court asked to overturn former state auditor’s public corruption convictions

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Supreme Court is weighing whether to overturn the convictions of the state's former auditor on public corruption charges. The court heard arguments Wednesday in the case of Kathy McGuiness. She was convicted last year on misdemeanor charges of conflict of interest, official misconduct and noncompliance with state procurement rules. A jury acquitted McGuiness on felony charges of theft and witness intimidation, and the judge later […]

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Nonprofits making progress in tackling homelessness among veterans, but challenges remain

ATLANTA (AP) — Government agencies and nonprofits around the country have long been working to reduce the numbers of homeless veterans. And they've had notable success. According to a government count, the numbers of homeless veterans have gone down 55% over the past 13 years. But there are still more than 33,000 homeless veterans in the U.S. Kathryn Monet is the CEO of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. Monet […]

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State Police Arrest Selbyville Man for Felony Reckless Endangering Following Vehicular Assault

Delaware State Police arrested 40-year-old Moises Espinoza-Saldivar of Selbyville, Delaware, for felony reckless endangering and additional criminal charges following a vehicular assault that occurred Saturday morning in Frankford. On November 11, 2023, at approximately 9:44 a.m., troopers responded to a residence on the 35300 block of Cape Lane in Frankford for a report of a man struck by a white work van. Troopers arrived at the scene and took the driver […]

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National Zoo’s giant pandas fly home amid uncertainty about future panda exchanges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day that panda lovers have been dreading has finally come. The National Zoo's three giant pandas, Mei Xiang, Tian Tian and their cub Xiao Qi Ji on Wednesday began their long trip to China, leaving behind an empty panda exhibit with no certainty that pandas ever would again take up residence there. "It is a moment with some heartbreak in it," said National Zoo Director Brandie […]

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