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Local chef Gretchen Hanson discusses her autobiography, When It's Done: The Making of the Chef.

In the second half, poet Nancy Mitchell discusses her latest collection, The Out of Body Shop.

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The holidays always bring the aroma of food steaming off the plate, especially at Thanksgiving. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes that such aromas can capture moments in our lives.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Jurors are set to begin deliberations in the trial of three Delaware inmates charged in a deadly prison riot.

After hearing closing arguments Thursday, jurors were to begin deliberations Friday in the trial of Jarreau Ayers, Dwayne Staats and Deric Forney. They are charged under Delaware's "accomplice liability" law for the death of a guard, Sgt. Steven Floyd.

The three are the first among 17 inmates charged in the February 2017 riot to be tried. The others will be tried in groups over the next several months.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - University of Maryland President Wallace Loh says he told the school's governing body that "all hell will break loose" if DJ Durkin was retained as head coach of its football team after a player's death, a prophetic warning that went unheeded.

Loh told a panel of state lawmakers on Thursday that members of the University System of Maryland board of regents asked him on Oct. 26 if he would support Durkin's reinstatement as coach. Loh said he explained why he couldn't.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A judge has set a June 2019 trial date for a man accused of fatally shooting five staff members of the Maryland newspaper Capital Gazette earlier this year.

The Baltimore Sun reports Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Laura Ripken moved the trial to next June 3 during a hearing Thursday in Annapolis. The trial was originally scheduled to begin in mid-January.

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Authorities in California have added an additional fatality to the official death toll of the Camp Fire, bringing its total number of deaths to at least 77.

The number of those unaccounted for decreased to 993 — about 300 fewer than Saturday's count, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said on Sunday.

At least 80 people have died throughout California since wildfires broke out earlier this month. Three of fatalities were from the Woolsey Fire in the southern part of the state.

As flames consume parts of California, an unexpected group of firefighters has put their lives at risk to protect communities: prison inmates.

For $2 per day — and another $1 an hour when battling fires — qualified inmates can volunteer to help authorities combat fires.

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The irony couldn't have been more vivid when Maria Callas sang the words "The dead don't rise again from the grave," from Verdi's opera Macbeth, on stage Friday night at the Moss Arts Center in Blacksburg, Va.

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96-Year-Old Woman Reacts To D.C. Snow

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On the East Coast this past week, we had the first snow storm of the season. And while it did cause a lot of damage, it also gave a lot of joy, not only to kids but to one 96-year-old woman in Washington, D.C.


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