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The Harrington Police Department is investigating KKK fliers that were left in the yards of residents.

Authorities say they were left in plastic bags that also contained pebbles.

WBOC reports that some were left along Shaw Avenue and Benjamin Street.

KKK fliers have also been found in other towns on the peninsula including Princess Anne, Seaford, Vienna, Smyrna and Dover.

The television station reports that the police will not be pursuing any criminal charges.


Kathleen Davies has won her appeal to return to as chief administrative auditor in Delaware.

That’s according to the Wilmington News Journal.

She had been fired by outgoing Auditor Tom Wagner after she was accused of misconduct.

The paper reports that according to a report it obtained she was accused of signing documents in Wagner’s name, accessing his email and creating a hostile work environment.

She strenuously denied the claims

Meanwhile Wagner announced yesterday that he had appointed state auditor-elect Kathy McGuiness as his deputy.

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Environmental groups in Virginia are criticizing the Trump Administration's decision to allow the use of seismic air guns to find oil and gas deposits under the Atlantic Ocean.

The Daily Press in Newport News reported Tuesday that various conservationists are pointing to widespread public opposition to the testing and the offshore drilling that could follow. There are also concerns about harming dolphins and whales and other marine life.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Delaware State Police to turn over an accident report involving the 2016 death of firefighter who fell from a helicopter during a training exercise.

Tuesday's order comes after a lawyer for the family of Timothy McClanahan issued a subpoena for an unredacted copy of the report and related materials. Police ignored the subpoena, saying they would provide an unredacted report only under court order.

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CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - The fire company that maintains the wild Chincoteague ponies on the island of the same name says a second pony has died of a disease named "swamp cancer."

The Daily Times of Salisbury cites a release from the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company that says Rain Dancer died Monday. Her death comes just over a month after 5-year-old Essie died after surgery, as her infection was "too far gone."

"Swamp cancer" isn't cancer, but rather pythiosis, caused by an organism similar to fungus.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia sheriff's deputy has told jurors that a man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally said, "I'm so sorry" after he was apprehended.

Charlottesville Deputy Sheriff Paul Critzer was called by the defense as attorneys for James Alex Fields Jr. began presenting their case Tuesday.

Critzer said he chased and arrested Fields after recognizing his Dodge Challenger as a car implicated in a hit-and-run of a pedestrian in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland plan to file subpoenas seeking records from the Trump Organization, the Internal Revenue Service and dozens of other entities in their lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency.

The Maryland attorney general's office confirmed the subpoena details to The Associated Press as they were being prepared on Tuesday.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's governor has declared that state government agencies and offices will close in honor of former President George H.W. Bush.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that state offices will be closed on Wednesday, coinciding with a national day of mourning for Bush, who died Friday at 94.

Hogan says state offices will be closed out of respect for Bush's "lifetime of service and unwavering dedication to our country."


There’s a report that Ku Klux Klan flyers have shown up in Princess Anne.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that a man posted on Facebook that he and his neighbor discovered them in the town’s driveways.

They had been put inside plastic bags of – what appears to be – bird seed.

The flyers criticized how people used the word holidays as opposed to referring to the Christmas season.  

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Jurors in the trial of a man who drove into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia heard from people in the crowd and a first-responder.

News outlets report that Marissa Martin testified Monday at the trial of James Alex Fields Jr. about joining a group of "happy people" marching in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017. She described the scene turning to "complete chaos" as people were knocked to the ground.

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In February voters will once again go to the polls for a referendum in the Indian River School District.

And they will be asked to pay an additional $91.37 a year in taxes.

The money will go toward building a new Sussex Central High school and additional classroom at Indian River High School and Selbyville Middle School.

Superintendent Mark Steele told WBOC that the district has scoured the budget for every single dime that could be saved.

But, he added, he saw no alternative to going back to the voters.

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay will soon get a boost in funding.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that more than $13 million in grants are being awarded to bay restoration and conservation programs. 

The health of the nation's largest estuary is improving after decades of poor health caused by pollution. But the bay still faces challenges when it comes to preventing manure and storm water from flowing into the watershed.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A U.S. Naval Academy oceanography professor says Annapolis' sea level is projected to rise as much as 3.6 feet (1.1 meter) by 2050, and an advisory council is helping the riverside academy make decisions about flood-related matters.

Professor Gina Henderson briefed the academy's Board of Visitors on Monday about the Sea Level Rise Advisory Council. It was created in 2015 to help plan for the impact of rising sea levels.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland say they're moving forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency.

Subpoenas are expected to be sent out within hours of Monday's order from U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte approving the legal discovery schedule. Such information would likely provide the first clear picture of the finances of Trump's Washington, D.C., hotel.

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(AP) The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is concerned about the toll smoking has taken on the African-American community and is leading an effort to impose restrictions on access to tobacco products.

The Washington Post reports the caucus is pushing for Maryland to join places that have raised the age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Currently, six states have banned cigarettes sales to people younger than 21.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - State officials are continuing to work on helping criminals released from prison re-enter society and become productive citizens.

Gov. John Carney was scheduled to sign an executive order Tuesday that focuses on improving re-entry procedures for incarcerated individuals.

Among other things, the order will create a commission focused on re-entry reform, policies and procedures.


DOVER, Del. (AP) - The panel advising Delaware's corrections department has raised concerns about playing cards featuring cold cases that have been distributed at state prisons.

The Delaware State News reports Council on Correction chair Darryl Chambers outlined feedback from the public at a Nov. 28 meeting and expressed frustration at the council's exclusion from the decision to introduce the cards.

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A report by the Maryland Department of the Environment and the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science finds that overharvesting could lead to wiping out the oyster populations in parts of the Maryland side of the bay. Timothy Wheeler is associate editor and senior writer for the Bay Journal. We talke with him about the implications of the new report.


The famed Lankford Hotel in Ocean City is going on the market for $16 million.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the future of the structure is uncertain.

The hotel was built in 1924 and has been a landmark on the boardwalk over the decades.

It covers over 43-thousand square feet and has around 53 rental units.

The property also has a number of apartments that includes the Ayresbuilt, the Sea Robin and the Lankford Lodge.

In addition, here are six commercial storefront property on and below the Boardwalk.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware are going undercover to stop shoplifting during the holiday season.

Newark Police say officers in plain clothes are being deployed in stores throughout the city to focus on stopping shoplifters.

The department released a list Saturday of five men who were either arrested or wanted for shoplifting, including three men who targeted Home Depot.

Police say they've arrested more than 100 shoplifters so far this year.

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A new study has been conducted on Sepsis -- a major cause of death among Delawareans.

Drexel University researchers found that impaired kidney function is one of the major indicators for death from sepsis.

The Wilmington News Journal reports the study showed that treating the infection within 24 hours of being admitted to a hospital lowered the death rate.

While low blood pressure is symptom of the infection the study discovered that those with low blood pressure were more likely to survive.


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - More cases of a respiratory virus have been confirmed at the University of Maryland, College Park, where a freshman died of complications from the virus last month.

The director of the university's health center said Friday there were 22 confirmed cases of students with adenovirus.

Dr. David McBride said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified four cases as adenovirus 7, a strain that can cause more severe illness.

He said the school will continue "increased cleaning of high-touch surfaces."

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore Police say a woman who gave money out of her car window to what looked like a needy young mother was then stabbed to death by a man who tried to steal her wallet.

In a statement, police say 52-year-old Jacquelyn Smith of Harford County was riding in the passenger seat of a vehicle Saturday when she rolled down her window to give money to a woman who was carrying a baby or something made to look like a baby.

Police said the woman had a cardboard sign saying, "Please Help me feed my Baby."

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Democrats have picked a former gubernatorial hopeful and wife of a powerful congressman as chair of the state party.

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings thanked party officials for electing her Saturday and promised to strengthen the party ahead of future elections.

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan won re-election earlier this year, despite Democrats' large voter registration advantage in Maryland.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A photographer who captured images of a car slamming into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville told a jury he heard the driver rev his engine, then saw him speed into the crowd.

Ryan Kelly, a former photographer for The Daily Progress, testified Friday at the trial of James Alex Fields Jr., who's charged with killing a woman and injuring dozens at the 2017 rally.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A group of nurses at Johns Hopkins Hospital say the facility has staffing problems, lacks critical supplies and has shoddy equipment.

The Baltimore Sun reports that more than 100 people attended a town hall Saturday to call for improved services at the hospital.

The town hall was part of an effort to unionize. National Nurses United helped organize Saturday's event, which was attended by Rep. Elijah Cummings and other politicians.

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It might be a booming economy, but as Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes there seems to be more discord.


WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A lawyer suing Delaware prison officials says ongoing abuse and neglect is to blame for the recent deaths of two inmates who witnessed a fatal prison riot last year.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports Stephen Hampton says the Delaware Department of Correction's disregard for inmate health issues led to the deaths of two riot-related inmates since October.

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There’s some – well – interesting news for beer lovers.

You will be able to pick up a new limited-edition Wawa Reserve Winter Blend Stout.

That’s right.

It will have an ABV of 6.5 percent.

And it is being made in conjunction with the 2SP Brewing Company in Pennsylvania.

Wawa is not the first coffee place to have its own beer.

Back in October Dunkin’ Donuts announced it was partnering to make a Harpoon Dunkin Coffee Porter with the Boston-based Harpoon Brewery.


It appears every vote counts.

The winner of District 3 on the Wicomico County Board of Education is David Goslee.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that’s according to the unofficial results of a recount.

That reverses an earlier count that had put William Turner in the lead by one vote.

This is the first time that voters have been able to choose the members of the school board in Wicomico County.