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Portable toilet torched in downtown Elkton

This photo shows burn marks inside a portable toilet that was torched in downtown Elkton early Monday morning. That portable toilet, along with numerous others, had been placed in town for the Elkton Fall Fest that took place over the weekend.PHOTO COURTESY OF MARYLAND STATE FIRE MARSHAL'S OFFICE EL

CECIL DAILY - 2017-09-18 14:55:00

Elkton's Fall Fest celebrates 21st year

ELKTON - The 21st edition of Fall Fest proved just as successful as the last 20 as thousands gathered downtown this weekend for live music, local vendors, a singing competition, a classic car show and plenty of other fun for people of all ages. The annual event had a big turnout both Friday and Satu

CECIL DAILY - 2017-09-17 19:00:00

Newark man arrested following car chase with police in Harrington

A Newark man was arrested after he led police on a vehicle pursuit in Harrington. According to the Harrington Police Department, around 10:46 p.m. Monday, an officer on patrol in the area of South DuPont Highway and Gordon Street stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. After initially stopping th

DELAWARE1059.COM - 2017-09-19 15:08:00

Solar farm proposal survives after planning commission takes no action

ELKTON - A proposed solar panel array south of Chesapeake City survived a Planning Commission meeting after the commission's members reached a tie. Three members of the commission voted against the proposed solar field at the intersection of Route 213 and Court House Point Road, and two voted in fav

CECIL DAILY - 2017-09-19 16:23:00

Police looking for suspect in thefts from cars

New Castle County Police are looking for the man they believe broke into cars in the Westover Hills and West Park communities early Tuesday morning. Police got the call around 3 a.m. and learned vehicles, a majority of which were unlocked, had items stolen from them overnight. Police released a sur

DELAWARE ONLINE - 2017-09-19 21:17:19

Mother, son wanted for stealing from elderly victim

Coastal Delaware communities can expect to deal with the effects of Hurricane Jose. The storm will bring wind, light rain and rough surf today. 9/19/17 Chuck Snyder & Damian Giletto Police are looking for two New Castle County residents charged with exploiting an elderly person. New Castle County

DELAWARE ONLINE - 2017-09-19 14:49:22

UD ambassadors program aims to increase community service

Members of the University of Delaware's new community engagement ambassadors program pose for a photo. Students in the University of Delaware's new community engagement ambassadors program recruit other students for service opportunities. While the University of Delaware was nationally recognized fo

NEWARK POST - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Newark City Council revives bridge project after new funding sources emerge

In a stunning turnaround, city council voted Monday to revive plans for a pedestrian/bicycle bridge over White Clay Creek - a long-planned project council had killed just a week earlier. The vote, taken in a special meeting called by Mayor Polly Sierer, was the culmination of a frantic effort by Sie

NEWARK POST - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Charlestown Elementary plants new rain garden

CHARLESTOWN - While rain is obviously an essential component of any rain garden, the rain ideally comes after the garden has already been planted. So the community members and Charlestown Elementary School staff and students gathered outside Tuesday to add more than 200 plants to the school's new ra

CECIL DAILY - 2017-09-19 22:00:00

Charlestown may lose free fishing area designation

CHARLESTOWN - The town may lose its free fishing area after a state committee recommended rescinding the designation because of the lack of free parking nearby. The stone wharf at the corner of Water and Conestoga streets, next to Long Point Park, is currently one of only two free fishing areas in

CECIL DAILY - 2017-09-19 21:30:00

Historic House Open For Curatorship In Havre de Grace

HAVRE DE GRACE, MD - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is looking for a curator to take up residence in an historic home near the Susquehanna State Park. It is close to the park's trail network. Here is a description from the state:"The Stephenson House, originally owned by James Stephens

PATCH - 2017-09-19 01:39:17

Higher bonds need for gun crimes

"Elkton traffic stop yields guns, two arrests" "The suspects - Artarivious Rah'Quan Henderson and Qualik DasJuan Shearin, both 21, of Henderson, N.C. - remained in the Cecil County Detention Center on Tuesday morning in lieu of $3,500 and $5,000 bonds respectively, according to Cecil County District

CECIL DAILY - 2017-09-18 08:00:00

What's Happening: 9/18

Low-cost, local events happening this week. To be included, your event must be family friendly, cost less than $25 per person and take place in Cecil County as well as adjoining areas within a 20-minute drive. Please submit the event title, time and address in the body of an email to accent@cecilwhi

CECIL DAILY - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Newark-area gas station robbed Monday

A man robbed a Newark-area gas station at gunpoint Monday morning, stealing cash and two boxes packed with cigarette cartons, police said. Police said the man entered the Exxon at 263 E. Chestnut Hill Road just before 8 a.m. and showed a gun to the sales clerk, demanding money. The clerk complied.

DELAWARE ONLINE - 2017-09-18 18:28:02

The Roundup: Three things to do this week

Fancy yourself a writer? Come join this group at the Chesapeake City Library and learn to take your writing to the next level. From 1 to 2 p.m. today, bring your mind and your pen and your best ideas to start writing amongst other fellow wordsmiths. Whether it's a novel, a play, a screenplay, poetry

CECIL DAILY - 2017-09-18 06:00:00

Delaware high school sports rankings

1. Middletown (2-0) 1 2. Smyrna (0-2) 2 3. Salesianum (2-0) 3 4. Sussex Central (2-0) 7 5. Concord (1-1) 5 6. William Penn (0-2) 4 7. Caesar Rodney (2-0) 9 8. Hodgson (1-1) NR 9. Sussex Tech (0-2) 10 10. St. Georges (0-2) 8DIVISION II 1. Woodbridge (2-0) 1 2. Wilmington Friends (2-0) 3 3. Del. Milit

DELAWARE ONLINE - 2017-09-18 20:42:28

Delaware-based staffing company celebrates 20 years in business

Sitting in a conference room in Newark, business partners Todd Bavol and Sean Montgomery reminisced about the infancy of their company, Integrity Staffing Solutions. When they started their staffing business in 1997, their 500 square feet of office space in Christiana wasn't all that much bigger tha

DELAWARE ONLINE - 2017-09-18 20:01:01

Delawareans are still struggling with obesity. Here's why.

For the health conscious traditional measurements of BMI (Body Mass Index) may still qualify one as overweight. A BMI of 30 or above is considered "obese". Even if you are not "fat," by definition this traditional measurements, could give people a false sense of progress when fighting the battle of

DELAWARE ONLINE - 2017-09-18 12:00:02

Where are the best cities to buy or sell homes?

The personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017's Best Real-Estate Markets. To determine the most attractive real-estate markets in the U.S., WalletHub's analysts compared 300 cities across 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from median home-price appreciation to home

CUMBERLAND COUNTY SENTINEL - 2017-09-18 11:00:00

24-hour vigil marks POW/MIA Recognition Day

Since 1941, nearly 83,000 American service members have gone overseas and never returned - officially listed in government records as missing in action. On Friday, which was National POW/MIA Recognition Day, a group of Newarkers gathered on the Academy Lawn to remember those service members and thei

NEWARK POST - 2017-09-18 04:00:00