Overturned cement truck forces SR 24 road closure

MILLSBORO – A cement truck that overturned several miles west of Millsboro Saturday morning snapped a utility pole and spilled wet cement into a ditch, forcing closure of SR 24 for several hours. The driver, 29-year-old Jeff Gustin of Delmar, escaped serious injury. Delaware State Police cited Mr. Gustin for careless driving, state police spokesman […]

Public’s assistance sought in identifying burglary suspect

SUSSEX COUNTY – Delaware State Police are seeking public assistance in attempting to identify the suspect involved in four burglaries this week. The break-ins occurred on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday overnight at three day care centers and a dog kennel in the Lewes and Millsboro area. An undisclosed amount of cash was reported taken, according […]

Seaford man wounded in Laurel apartment complex shooting dies

LAUREL – Authorities are seeking the suspect in a July 9 shooting at a Laurel apartment complex that has left an 18-year-old Seaford man dead. Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the victim, Trevor McClements, died Friday from injuries sustained in the shooting that occurred in the 200 building in Carvel Gardens […]

Teen, 18, critically wounded in Laurel shooting

LAUREL – Authorities are seeking the suspect in a July 9 shooting at a Laurel apartment complex that left an 18-year-old Laurel man in critical condition. Delaware State Police and town of Laurel police shortly before midnight responded to the 200 building in Carvel Gardens Apartments. Police found the 18-year-old on the ground with an […]

Three from Sussex arrested in Massachusetts homicide probe

SUSSEX COUNTY – The Delaware State Police report the arrests of three suspects from Sussex County in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Massachusetts man just over a year ago. Nicholas A. Mandato, 20, of Dagsboro; Thomas J. Warner, 21, of Selbyville; and Kenneth J. Pitts, 18, of Frankford have been arrested by […]

‘Ales for Tails’ fundraiser benefits Delaware police canines

GEORGETOWN – The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 16 will hold a fundraising event Saturday, Aug. 11 at 16 Mile Brewery benefiting Delaware police canines. The purpose of the “Ales for Tails” fundraiser is to raise funds for a K9 medical course training and medical supplies benefiting Delaware police canines, said Ocean View Police Cpl. […]

Center for Inland Bays seeks feedback on management plan

MILLSBORO – The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays will host a public forum Monday, July 23 at the Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro to share updates and collect public feedback on the management plan for the future of the Inland Bays. The updated Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan will direct the activities that […]

Final filings set up Republican primaries in two county council districts

SUSSEX COUNTY – Republican races in two Sussex County Council districts are now “primary” concern following final-day filings. John Rieley of Millsboro and Kevin Christophel of Laurel will square off as District 5 candidates, while George Parish of Millsboro and Douglas Hudson of Dagsboro are vying for the GOP nod in District 4 in Republican […]

Georgetown man arrested in Ellendale burglary probe

ELLENDALE – Delaware State Police arrested a Georgetown man in connection with a recent residential burglary. Eric B. Whitman, 29, faces burglary and other charges in connection with the incident that occurred sometime between June 18 and July 3 at a residence in the 14000 block of Beaver Dam Road, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. […]

Bridgeville man arrested in machete attack

BRIDGEVILLE – Delaware State Police arrested a Bridgeville man who police say assaulted a man with a machete. Augustas Bailey, 65, was charged with assault first degree, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, reckless endanger first degree and terroristic threatening, state police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Bailey was […]