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Smyrna School District decision to expel student reversed in Superior Court
SMYRNA — Affirming earlier findings of an unwarranted student expulsion last year, a judge denied a Smyrna Board of Education appeal earlier this week. On Tuesday in Superior Court, Judge Andrea L. Rocanelli agreed with the Delaware Board of Education’s finding that “substantial evidence did not exi
Smyrna shoplifting case leads to heroin, meth bust
A shoplifting case in Smyrna last Friday quickly turned into a drug bust, police said. Smyrna officers answered a shoplifting complaint from the Acme supermarket around 2:30 p.m. and learned the suspects were parked nearby at the Dollar General store.
Videotaped Package Delivery Irks Kent County Resident
CHESWOLD, Del. --- Chris Walsh got an alert on Thursday from his motion-sensitive door camera after a delivery truck with a package he was expecting arrived at his house. What Walsh said he didn't expect was to see the driver fling the package onto his front porch with an audible thud.
Free concert by 'Party Fowl' tonight in Smyrna
The Smyrna 250th Anniversary Committee is sponsoring a free concert featuring the popular rock and pop cover band “Party Fowl” Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m., in the John Bassett Moore Intermediate School auditorium just south of Town Hall on South Street.
Dover search warrant results in arrest on drug, firearm charges
DOVER — A 31-year-old man was arrested on drug and firearm charges Thursday after a search warrant execution at a residence the day before, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl, Mark Hoffman said.
Firehouse Subs grant funds rescue tools for Smyrna firefighters
New rescue tools funded by a grant from Firehouse Subs have moved Smyrna firefighters "light years ahead," according to Fire Chief Francis Harnett. Citizens' Hose Company of Smyrna received a $35,959 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for a set of Hurst "EDraulics" extrication to
Smyrna police have their own 'Superman'
Smyrna Police are focusing on helping low-level criminals get the help they need through a new partnership and a part-time employee they call "Superman." Your browser does not support the audio element.
Felton woman makes the grades with 4.0 at Delaware State
DOVER — Kristen Rio achieved what few students can only dream of throughout her college career — perfection. The 29-year-old Felton resident was one of just three Delaware State University fall graduates among nearly 200 to earn a 4.0 grade-point average while chasing after a Bachelor’s in Public He
Dover Police arrest man on drug and firearms charges
DOVER, Del. – A man was arrested and charged after a search of his home led to the discovery of drugs and a gun. Dover Police say they executed a search warrant at a home in the 700 block of Bacon Avenue on Wednesday, regarding a drug investigation. During the search, 2,507 grams of marijuana and a
Speed a factor in crash that killed Delaware high school student, police say
MARSHALLTON, Del. (WPVI) -- Police in Delaware say speed was a factor in a crash that left a high school student dead. 18-year-old Sarai Trujillo was killed in the crash on the 1800 block of Newport Road in Marshallton just before 7:30 a.m.
Delaware State Police honor fallen troopers at memorial service
The annual Delaware State Police Memorial Service was held at Saint Polycarp Church in Smyrna Dec. 3 to honor and remember the service and ultimate sacrifice of troopers who died in the line of duty.
Seaford Shoplifting Leads to Drug Arrest
SMYRNA, Del. - Three people were arrested for drugs following a shoplifting incident in Seaford, according to police. On Friday Dec. 7, Smyrna Police said officers responded to the Acme supermarket for a shoplifting complaint. When officers arrived, store employees told them the suspects were parked
Wrestling notebook: Dover coaching job a natural fit for Meade
DOVER — When the Dover High head wrestling coach job opened up over the summer, Alex Meade Sr. had one thought. “Why not me?” he recalled. Meade deliberated with himself but kept coming back to that same question — why not him?
Kent County Boy Helps Collect Pajamas for Delaware Kids in Need
CAMDEN, Del. --- Enzo Vincent of Camden has spent the last few holiday seasons trying to collect pajamas for kids in need. After collecting more than 1,000 pairs of pajamas for kids in Kent County, Enzo -- with the help of his parents --- is hoping to receive donations of 3,000 pairs of pajamas for
NJ man arrested in connection to Dover arson
DOVER, Del. – A New Jersey man is in custody following an early December house trailer fire that was ruled arson. The blaze was reported shortly after 11 AM on December 6th, in the unit block of East Pinewood Drive near South State Street. Officials say heavy fire damage was estimated at $30,000.
Kent County Eyes Feral Cat Issue
DOVER, Del. --- Kent County has been targeting feral cat colonies with Trap Neuter and Release services in some communities. The county granted $10,000 to Faithful Friends Animal Society to conduct the TNR services at locations like the Dover Air Park. The nonprofit reported 33 cats had been neutere
Feds charge Dover man with dealing fentanyl which resulted in 2 deaths
A Dover man has been charged with dealing fentanyl which killed two individuals within five days in January 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Justice Wednesday. According to the DOJ, Quaheem Hall was charged in a superseding indictment with the deaths, along with distributing heroin five tim
The Amish don't believe in insurance. Here's how they help pay everybody's medical bills
As an auctioneer pressed his Hartly audience toward the highest bid possible for a set of dishes, an Amish man watched from the side of the tent, his arms crossed as he leaned on a tent pole.
Delaware Supreme Court mulls appeal in murder-for-hire killings of couple
DOVER - The state Supreme Court is mulling an appeal by a man serving life in prison for the murder-for-hire killings of a Delaware couple. Aaron Thompson's attorney argued Wednesday that prosecutors at his trial misrepresented evidence and improperly tried to get jurors to sympathize with co-defend
As holidays approach, Delaware inmates' families distraught about out-of-state moves
Sharon Osborn hasn't been able to touch her son in more than a year. Derailed by illness and death in her family, she intended to change that this Christmas and visit him in person at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, where he has spent the past two and a half years.