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State Police Arrest Two, Seek Public’s Assistance With Locating Wanted Subject

Delaware State Police have arrested 50-year-old Hope Wheatley of Laurel, DE and 30-year-old Amanda Adkins of Bridgeville, DE for hindering prosecution after an incident that occurred in the Lewes area earlier this month. On June 9, 2022, at approximately 7:36 p.m., Hope Wheatley and Amanda Adkins entered the Tokyo Steakhouse...
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Salisbury man convicted of assault after strangling wife during argument

SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man has been convicted of assault and other charges stemming from a December 2021 incident. Darius Deal was convicted of first and second degree assault, as well as reckless endangerment, following a jury trial in Wicomico County. The judge postponed sentencing to allow for a pre-sentence investigation to be completed.
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OCPD arrest suspect in triple stabbing

OCEAN CITY, Md. – Ocean City Police have made an arrest in a triple stabbing that took place earlier this month. 23-year-old Paul Baynard of Ridgely, Maryland was located in Queen Anne’s County and taken into custody. The incident happened just before midnight on June 20th in the...

Man, 23, Charged In Ocean City Triple Stabbing

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 23-year-old man has been charged in connection with a triple stabbing last week on the boardwalk of Ocean City, police said Thursday. Paul Baynard, of Ridgely, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. Baynard was arrested without incident Wednesday in Queen Anne’s County by Ocean City Police detectives working with Maryland State Apprehension Team and the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force. Officers responded to a fight they witnessed shortly before midnight on June 20 to the area of Wicomico Street and Atlantic Avenue. There, they found three victims, including a 17-year-old boy. The first victim, an 18-year-old man, was flown to Shock Trauma. The second victim, a 21-year-old man, was flown to Christiana Hospital, and the 17-year-old was transported to an area hospital. All three victims have since been released from the hospitals, police said.
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Suspect Arrested, Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing

OCEAN CITY — A Ridgely, Md. man is being held without bond on attempted first-degree murder and other charges this week after being implicated in a triple-stabbing incident on the Boardwalk near Wicomico Street back on June 20. On Wednesday, members of the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) Criminal...

Delaware court strikes down town's fetal burial ordinance

As we continue to see conservatives pass laws and create roadblocks to prevent or deter people from having abortions, it’s important to remember the role psychological torment plays in their schemes. Along with outright bans, Republican lawmakers frequently use the politics of shame to keep people from undergoing the...

23-year-old man charged with attempted murder in Ocean City stabbings

A 23-year-old Ridgely, Maryland, man has been charged with attempted murder and other offenses after three people were stabbed in Ocean City last week. Just before midnight June 20, police saw multiple people fighting in the area of Wicomico Street and Atlantic Avenue, according to the Ocean City Police Department. As officers arrived on the scene, police said, the suspects ran north on the Boardwalk and three males were discovered to be suffering from stab wounds. ...

DART Announces Independence Day Holiday Weekend Bus Schedule

DOVER, Del.- DART has announced its bus schedule for the Independence Day holiday weekend. DART Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 13, 15, 33, 40 and 64 will operate on a Sunday schedule, Route 47 will operate on its Saturday schedule, and DART’s Route 305 Beach Connection and Beach Bus services will operate regularly scheduled service. Paratransit will operate complimentary ADA-only service .
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SoDel Concepts Donated to West Side New Beginnings

SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently donated $10,000 to West Side New Beginnings, a nonprofit building a network to address West Rehoboth’s concerns, such as housing, education, nutrition and substance abuse. Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts and founder of SoDel Cares, is pictured presenting the check to Diaz Bonville and Brenda Milbourne of West Side New Beginnings.
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SNHS Hosted a “Growing Together Garden” Event

Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services (SNHS) hosted a “Growing Together Garden” event during NeighborWorks Week in June. Pictured from left to right are Jane Hoy, SNHS assistant director, Tim Stock, neighborhood resident, Cheryl Meadows, SNHS director and Isaac Stock.

Driver Injured After Box Truck Overturns in Rehoboth Beach

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.- Authorities say the driver of a box truck had to be taken to the hospital after the truck overturned in Rehoboth Beach. The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company said it happened shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, June 24 on Camp Arrowhead Road. Upon arrival, units found a...
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A Week In Business – July 1, 2022

BERLIN – In August, Dr. Michael DiClemente, a board-certified gynecologist, will be joining Atlantic General. Health System to provide care at Atlantic General Women’s Health in Selbyville, Del., and West Ocean City,. Md. In addition to providing annual gynecologist examinations, DiClemente specializes in the evaluation and treatment of...