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Weekend crash near Lewes kills 17-year-old, injures 5

Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon on Lewes-Georgetown Highway (Route 9) west of EbbTide Drive, Lewes. At approximately 2:10 p.m., a 2012 Honda CR-V, was traveling eastbound on Lewes-Georgetown Highway (Route 9), approaching the intersection at Ebb Tide Drive. At this time a 2009 Ram 1500 was traveling westbound on Lewes-Georgetown Highway, crossing the intersection at Ebb Tide Drive. A non-contact vehicle […]

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Delaware beach town considers seasonal transit system

LEWES, Del. (AP) — A Delaware beach town is weighing whether to launch its own transit system to try to address chronic parking woes. The city of Lewes will consider a plan at its Monday council meeting to operate a “Lewes Line” of paratransit buses as soon as late May, in time for the upcoming tourist season. Under the plan, passengers would pay $1 to ride with stops connecting the […]

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DSP Seeking Public’s Assistance Locating Wanted Man

(Lewes, DE) - Delaware State Police Troop 7 is seeking the public’s assistance locating Jhareed Alexander Ayers, 21, of Sussex County, who is wanted on multiple felony criminal charges. On December 16, 2021, Jhareed was involved in a home invasion on Needle Dr. Lewes. A 57-year-old male was held at gunpoint and then physically assaulted during the home invasion before an undisclosed amount of money was stolen from the residence. […]

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DE State Police arrest Lewes man for aggravated menacing

Lewes, DE - Delaware State Police have charged Tashawn D. Gantt, 20, of Lewes with aggravated menacing and related charges after an incident Thursday morning. The incident occurred on December 9, 2021, at approximately 7:23 a.m., when troopers responded to Red Mill Inn located at 16218 Coastal Highway, Lewes, in reference to an aggravated menacing incident. The investigation determined Gantt had a verbal altercation with a 25-year-old male acquaintance, and […]

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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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Crash west of Lewes kills PA man

Lewes – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Tuesday morning west of Lewes. Around 8:53 a.m. Tuesday November 16, 2021, a 2015 Chrysler 200 operated by a 37-year-old Port Royal, Pennsylvania man was traveling westbound on John J. Williams Hwy (SR 24), approaching the intersection at Mulberry Knoll Road. At the same time, a 2005 Cadillac Escalade operated by a 42-year-old Salisbury, […]

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Lewes beach renamed to honor former Black business owner

LEWES, De. (AP) — An eastern Delaware town has voted to change the name of one of its Delaware Bay beaches in honor of a former Black business owner. The beach in Lewes will now be called Johnnie Walker Beach after the African American business owner who created a welcoming atmosphere for Black families during the years of segregation in the 1950's and 1960's. Johnnie Walker's restaurant was an open […]

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DSP Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Wanted Lewes Man

Sussex County, DE - Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assistance locating Arthur Ralph, 41, of Lewes, who is wanted on four counts of Rape Third Degree (Felony). Ralph may be operating a blue 2009 Chrysler 300 (DE Registration) in the Delaware or Salisbury, MD area. Ralph is described as a white male, 5’10”, 200 lbs., green eyes, and brown hair. Anyone with information regarding Ralph’s whereabouts or additional […]

today10/07/2021 29

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Fin whale that died in Delaware had underlying conditions

LEWES, Del. (AP) — A necropsy has found that an endangered fin whale that died after it became beached along the Delaware coast had multiple underlying conditions. The Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute says its necropsy determined the whale had significant parasitic infections in the liver, lungs and kidneys. WDEL reports the institute also said the whale's thin body and empty stomach suggested it had been impaired and had […]

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