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Dover is set to get a new paramedic station.

The Kent County Levy Court Commission has approved the acquisition of a vacant property that had been a former gas station.

The price tag is $180-thousand.

It is on the west side of the city allowing paramedics to avoid traffic in Dover and delays because of trains.

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Kent County in Delaware is about to undertake the repair of aging wastewater pipeline along the median of U.S. Route 13 in Dover.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that it’s a long promised project that will stretch 2.8 miles and is sure to give motorists along the busy route congestion headaches.

The project calls for inserting a 18-to-20 inch plastic pipe into a 24-inch concrete sewage pipe.

The paper says it will run from West Denney’s Road near Delaware Technical Community College to South Garden Lanes near Burlington.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - More than 400 people have gathered in front of Delaware's statehouse to stand up for their right to keep and bear firearms.

Several of the people who attended Saturday's rally on Dover's legislative mall openly carried rifles or handguns, or both. Others carried American flags and flags reading "Don't Tread on Me."

The rally was one of several organized in state capitals around the country Saturday to reinforce gun rights amid increased efforts to enact more firearms restrictions in the wake of February's high school shooting in Florida.

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Dover officials are trying to figure out why all six pumps at the Dover Wastewater Pump Station 7 failed yesterday afternoon.

WBOC is reporting that an access road off of Route 13 was closed while crews put in a temporary fix.

The city says Kent County has lent the municipality an 8-inch bypass pump to keep the wastewater flowing and to drain the station so that the pumps can be inspected.

City officials tell the television station that it will be several days before they can find out what went wrong.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A former Dover Police corporal who was acquitted of assaulting a suspect in 2013 has been hired at a Maryland police department, pending state training and certification.

Town Manager Jeannette DeLude tells the Delaware State News Thomas W. Webster IV, of Delaware, is in the process of becoming the Town of Greensboro's fourth police officer. DeLude says Webster was the most qualified applicant.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware transportation officials are getting ready for this weekend's NASCAR race in Dover, but aren't expecting major traffic problems.
 
NASCAR stars will be racing at Dover International Speedway from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon. About 65,000 people are expected to attend.
 

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Starting today the population of Dover is expected to double with the opening of the Firefly Music Festival.

Some estimate that at least 90-thousand people are expected to attend.

Officials warn that traffic is expected to be tough with 70 percent coming from north of Dover.

If traffic becomes too congested on Route 13 officials say they may shutdown Exit 104 forcing drivers to Exit 95 to bring them up from the south.

Recreational vehicles have already begun to arrive for the four day event.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Dover police say three people were hurt in an exchange of gunfire during a home invasion this week.

WBOC-TV reported Tuesday that officers responded to an apartment complex a day earlier on a report of a home invasion in progress.

When they arrived, officers found two men lying on the ground between buildings suffering from gunshot wounds. An investigation revealed one of those men was a victim of the home invasion and the other was a suspect.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Two incumbent councilmen will keep their seats on the Dover City Council.

Media outlets report that Second District incumbent William Hare defeated James Galvin in Tuesday's election with 68 percent of votes. Third District incumbent Fred Neil won 83 percent of votes to beat his two challengers, Lance Moffa and Jane Rolfes.

In the First District, Tanner Polce defeated Will Garfunkel and Matthew Lindell with 41 percent of the votes. He will fill the seat of retiring James Hutchison Sr.

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Dover city council member Roy Sudler wants Mayor Robin Christiansen to step back as chair of the police chief search committee.

Sudler sent an email to the council president and other members pointing to recent remarks made by the mayor.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that during a January 9th meeting Christiansen said he was angered by a Facebook post made by a state representative asking why the appointment of Deputy Chief Marvin Malley as the next police chief has been delayed.  

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