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Extremely frigid temperatures arriving on Sunday

3 hours 2 minutes ago
DOVER – Sunday night into Monday morning may be the worst of it, but daylight hours won’t be comfortable either. A stretch of extremely cold Arctic winter air is forecast to arrive from the west this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The possibility of 10 to 12 degree temperatures overnight Sunday and Monday […]
Craig Anderson

Congress to probe report Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

3 hours 25 minutes ago
WASHINGTON — The Democratic chairmen of two House committees pledged Friday to investigate a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations over a Moscow real estate project during the 2016 election. The report by BuzzFeed News comes as House Democrats have promised a thorough look […]
Craig Horleman

Zimbabwe in ‘total internet shutdown’ amid violent crackdown

3 hours 26 minutes ago
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe on Friday faced a “total internet shutdown,” a media group said, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase. Badly injured people streamed into a hospital in the capital after alleged assaults by security forces. “Our country is going through one of the most trying periods […]
Craig Horleman

Pelosi cancels Afghanistan trip, cites Trump ‘leak’

3 hours 28 minutes ago
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday canceled her plans to travel by commercial plane to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan, saying President Donald Trump had caused a security risk by talking about the trip. It was the latest twist in what has become a Washington game of brinkmanship between Pelosi and Trump, playing […]
Craig Horleman

Carney outlines plan in State of the State

15 hours 41 minutes ago
DOVER — Gov. John Carney’s 2019 State of the State both highlighted what the state’s chief executive sees as his administration’s main accomplishments over the previous two years and offered a look at his legislative priorities over the next five-plus months, touching on both divisive and noncontroversial issues. The State of the State typically serves […]
Allan Ryder

Vaughn prison riot trial: Defense casts doubt on state’s DNA evidence

16 hours 20 minutes ago
WILMINGTON — The state’s primary, and only, piece of DNA evidence against one of the inmates accused of perpetrating the deadly prison riot in 2017 was both introduced and questioned on Thursday. Of the original 18 inmates charged in connection with the riot that left correctional officer Lt. Steven Floyd dead, 13 men await verdicts. […]
Allan Ryder

Nomination aims to fill vacancy on Sussex planning and zoning panel

16 hours 25 minutes ago
GEORGETOWN — A proposed shuffle could fill one vacancy and create another on leadership boards in Sussex County. Sussex County Councilman Douglas Hudson at his first meeting Jan. 8 nominated Millville resident J. Bruce Mears for appointment to the county’s planning and zoning commission. If approved by council, Mr. Mears would move from the county’s […]
Allan Ryder

Maryland explores faster way to approve sports betting

16 hours 28 minutes ago
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland lawmakers are exploring a faster way to approve sports betting this year, but it’s unclear if they will be able to do it without voter approval in 2020. Voters endorsed a constitutional amendment allowing casinos in 2008, but further commercial gambling expansion requires another voter referendum. Lawmakers failed to pass legislation […]
Allan Ryder

Firefighters respond to Rodney Village blaze

16 hours 36 minutes ago
Firefighters respond to a residential blaze at 1562 Nathaniel Mitchell Road in Dover’s Rodney Village neighborhood early Thursday afternoon. The incident was reported to the Camden-Wyoming Fire Company at around 12:30 p.m. Dover and Magnolia fire companies also responded along with Kent County emergency service units and the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal, […]
Allan Ryder

10 dead in car bombing at police academy in Colombia capital

16 hours 39 minutes ago
BOGOTA, Colombia — A car bomb exploded at a heavily guarded police academy in Colombia’s capital on Thursday, killing 10 people and injuring dozens in an attack that recalled the bloodiest chapters of the country’s drug-fueled guerrilla conflict. The scene outside the General Santander police academy in southern Bogota was chaotic in the aftermath of […]
Allan Ryder

Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his big speech

16 hours 43 minutes ago
WASHINGTON — She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad. The shutdown battle between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing out as a surreal game of constitutional brinkmanship, with both flexing their political powers from opposite ends of Pennsylvania Avenue as the […]
Allan Ryder

ecarte communicates ideas through dance

16 hours 58 minutes ago
DOVER — ecarte dance theatre will bring five original pieces to the stage Saturday during its annual winter concert. ecarte was founded by Judith Engelgau in 1981 after moving to Delaware from North Carolina. “I had danced my whole life, but had taken a break from classes before I moved here and was inspired to […]
Craig Horleman

Best Bets: Delaware Comedy Theatre brings laughs to Milton Theatre

17 hours 3 minutes ago
A professional comedy actor and writer in Los Angeles, David Warrick wanted to continue the laughs when he moved to Delaware in 2004. That’s why he and his wife Amy started the Delaware Comedy Theatre in 2005 in the Rehoboth Beach area. “We were lonely and missed the comedy scene of L.A.,” said Mr. Warrick, […]
Craig Horleman

Commentary: Indian River School District referendum well worth supporting

20 hours 6 minutes ago
The Indian River School District Capital Improvement and Current Expense Referendum will be held on Feb. 5. I have attended several public meetings recently with various groups where Superintendent Steele has presented information pertaining to the need for this referendum. In addition, I have had numerous conversations with community members from across the district, expressing […]
Craig Horleman

Letter to the Editor: Mainstay of the media

20 hours 10 minutes ago
The currently definitive format of the media should not be their selected More Evolving Doctrine Imparting Anxiety. Their target of choice begins at the top. President Trump and his ever-changing administration is their main food for thought. Every effort and action the president has taken and designated to endorse, the majority of leftist media stand […]
Craig Horleman

Letter to the Editor: Shedding crocodile tears

20 hours 12 minutes ago
Alas the irony! Mr. Beveridge and so many of the Trump cheerleaders bemoan his being so harshly treated by those “evil” Democrats. (“Playing politics around the border wall,” Commentary Jan. 10) If my memory serves me, it was the saintly Republicans who took a sacred oath” in 2008 to make Obama a one-term president. Their […]
Craig Horleman

Speak Out: Voting changes

20 hours 35 minutes ago
Democrats on Wednesday filed three bills that would establish early voting and same-day voter registration and move the primary election from September to April. • I am registered as unaffiliated because I don’t want to be associated with either party. I support what’s right, not what’s best for a party. I am banned from choosing […]
Craig Horleman

UK PM May holds Brexit talks; opposition dubs them a ‘stunt’

1 day 3 hours ago
LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May was consulting opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to get Brexit back on track after surviving a no-confidence vote, talks that were branded a “stunt” by the main opposition leader. Across the Channel, European Union countries were stepping up preparations for a disorderly British exit […]
Craig Horleman
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