Woman Hurt After Hitting Telephone Pole in Roxana
By Kelli Steele

One woman is injured following a crash in Roxana this morning.

Firemen from Roxana and EMS were called to the scene of the crash on Williamsville Road around 12:30 a.m.; WBOC TV reports that the woman hit a telephone pole.

We do NOT know the woman's identity or extent of her injuries.



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Newark Man Killed in Wilmington Crash
By Kelli Steele

Updated Monday, September 1, 2014 - 9:08am

A two car crash in Wilmington leaves a Newark man dead.

Delaware State Police say the accident happened just after 7 o'clock Sunday night as the 34-year-old Newark man was northbound on Philadelphia Pike in his Chevrolet Cavalier; police say for an unknown reason, the Cavalier crossed the center line and struck the front of a Nissan Altima, driven by 33-year-old Omar Morris of Wilmington.

The Newark driver was trapped inside his car for a short time; once he was extricated, he was taken to Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead. His name has NOT yet been released.

Morris was also removed from the scene by EMS and transported to the Christiana Hospital where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries.

Police say it is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the crash.





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Rollover Crash in Bridgeville Under Investigation
By Kelli Steele

Updated Monday, September 1, 2014 - 6:09am

A rollover crash in Bridgeville is under investigation.

Delaware State Police and Sussex County EMS responded to the two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Routes 13 and 404 around 10 o'clock Sunday night; one of the vehicles had rolled over.

NO word yet on the identities of the drivers or the extent of injuries.



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Horse Trapped in Mud at Redden State Forest
By Kelli Steele

Updated Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:38am

Mud proves to be too much for a horse at Redden State Forest in Georgetown.

Lower Delaware Breaking News reports that firemen from Ellendale got a call about a horse stranded in the mud on Redden Road just before 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

Firemen from Farmington, Bridgeville and Greenwood were also called out to assist.

The horse was freed just after 8 o'clock Sunday night.



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The 2014 Delaware Coastal Cleanup is this month, pre-registration ends next week
By Joe Irizarry

Updated Monday, September 1, 2014 - 3:23pm

DNREC is encouraging volunteers to sign up for the 2014 Delaware Coastal Cleanup.

The 28th annual coastal cleanup is on Saturday, September 20th from 9 am to noon, and the cleanup will be along Delaware's 97-mile eastern coastline.

It includes river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed area, and nearly 50 sites are targeted for volunteers to make cleaner.

Last year's Coastal Cleanup saw 1,900 volunteers from civic organizations, youth groups, businesses and families collect four tons of trash with almost half of the trash being mostly aluminum cans and plastic bottles, which were recycled.

Other items found included a hockey puck, toothbrush, headphones, a door, box springs, a showerhead, a bar stool, lawn chairs, a roadway sign, a mailbox and a couch cushion.

To pre-register go to Coastal Cleanup . Pre-registration ends at the close of business next Monday.



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Police in Dover want your help to find suspect in Bayard Apartments burglary
By Joe Irizarry

Updated Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:03pm

Dover Police are looking for a suspect involved in a burglary at the Bayard Apartments.

Police say the the unknown black male suspect went into the apartment building on 200 W. Loockerman Street on Friday afternoon around 4:30, and he went into the main office and removed a money order check.

The suspect entered through the east side door and exited the same door and fled in an unknown direction. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Dover Police at 302-736-7111 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.



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3 of 5 People Injured in Ocean Pines Boat Explosion Released from Hospital
By Kelli Steele

Updated Monday, September 1, 2014 - 6:59am

Three of five people injured in a boat explosion in Ocean Pines have been released from the hospital.

The explosion happened around 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon when 54-year-old Neil Edwards started his boat to prepare for a day of fun with his wife and daughter and two other friends.

Maryland Natural Resources Police say all five people were thrown overboard when the explosion happened; Edwards, his 48-year-old wife Bonnie and their 18-year-old daughter Shannon were taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury; they were all released Sunday night.

49-year-old Dawn VanDeursen and 57-year-old Larry MacPherson, both from California, were flown to John Hopkins Bayview Burn Center in Baltimore for treatment of burns to their legs and arms.

Natural Resources Police and the Worcester County Fire Marshal are investigating the explosion.



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UPDATE: Search Suspended for Pilot Who Crashed Plane Off Coast of Chincoteague
By The Associated Press

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the pilot who lost consciousness and crashed his single-engine Cirrus plane off the coast of Chincoteague Island.

The Coast Guard says the plane had drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital Saturday afternoon, scrambling two Air Force fighter jets that stayed with the plane until it ran out of fuel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.

A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman says the plane took off from Waukesha, Wisconsin, and was headed to Manassas, Virginia.

The plane was registered to Ronald Hutchinson, of Brookfield, Wisconsin.

The Coast Guard says the search for the pilot was halted Sunday morning just before noon after a civilian boater recovered a wheel and engine cowling; Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn says the chances of finding anything else were slim.



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Car Thieves Caught in New Castle County
By Mellany Armstrong/Kelli Steele

New Castle County Police say they've caught a couple who were stealing items from cars in several neighborhoods.

Police say 34-year-old Holly Rybinski of Wilmington and 34-year-old Charles Scafe, who police say is homeless, are charged with burglary and related offenses after police linked them to multiple thefts.

Over the past week, officers took several theft reports in the area of Montchanin Drive, Buckley, Woodland Heights and Chanin. Police say the two took electronics and credit cards from unlocked vehicles.

Rybinski is in Baylor Women's institution in lieu of more than $72,000 bail. Scafe is in Howard Young prison in lieu of $73,000 bail.





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Officials Urging Holiday Blood Donations
By The Associated Press

Delawareans are enjoying the Labor Day holiday, but the Blood Bank of Delmarva says the need for blood never takes a day off.

Blood Bank officials are urging area residents to consider donating blood and say the greatest need, as always, is O negative, the universal blood donor.

Officials say blood bank center in Christiana and Dover will be open for appointments today (Labor Day).

For more information or to schedule an appointment, people can visit www.DelmarvaBlood.org or call 1 888 8-BLOOD-8.

The Blood Bank of Delmarva provides blood for hospitals throughout the Delmarva region, with more than 350 donors needed every day to meet the needs of patients.



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UPDATE: Ex-FBI Director Grateful for Care After Crash
By The Associated Press

Updated Monday, September 1, 2014 - 3:41am

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh of Wilmington says he's grateful for the care and support he has received since he was injured in a car crash last week in Vermont.

Freeh issued a statement Friday through the office of U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy after the Vermont senator visited Freeh in the hospital. The two have been friends for years.

In particular, Freeh thanks the agents and employees of the FBI. He says, "Their devotion, vigilance and prayers have sustained me and my family."

Freeh did not describe his injuries or condition or discuss what caused the Monday crash in the town of Barnard. Following the accident, he was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The hospital hasn't provided any information.



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UPDATE: Comedian Tracy Morgan Still Struggling After Crash
By The Associated Press

Updated Monday, September 1, 2014 - 3:44am

An attorney for Tracy Morgan says the former "Saturday Night Live" actor is having a tough time recovering from a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead.

Attorney Benedict Morelli tells The Star-Ledger that Morgan relies on a wheelchair and it may be months before he can fully walk again. Morelli says Morgan appears to be making progress, but it will be a month before he is assessed "cognitively."

Morgan broke his leg, nose and several ribs in a six-car accident on his way back from a performance at Dover Downs. His mentor, comedian James McNair was killed. The bus was struck by a Wal-Mart truck.

The truck driver has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and assault by auto.

Morgan accused Wal-Mart of negligence in a federal lawsuit.



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Fmr Bethany Mayor/Councilman Bob Parsons Suffers Heart Attack While Kayaking
By Kelli Steele

Updated Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:09am

A former Bethany Beach councilman and mayor suffers a heart attack while kayaking.

The Daily Times reports that 71-year-old Bob Parsons was kayaking at Assateague Island National Seashore last Thursday, when he suffered a heart attack around 1:30 p.m.

A spokeswoman for Assateague says Parsons washed up on the beach near the Over Sand Vehicle area in cardiac arrest; he was rushed to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin and is reported to be in good condition.



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Analysis: Police are Highest Paid in Wilmington
By The Associated Press

A new analysis finds the highest paid employees in Wilmington's city government are police officers, not the mayor.

An analysis of city payroll records by The Wilmington News Journal finds the 14 highest-paid city workers in 2013 were police. Overtime has boosted the annual pay for dozens of captains, lieutenants, sergeants and corporals to more than $100,000.

Mayor Dennis Williams received $112,900 last year, ranking 15th on the city payroll. Other high paid employees include the city solicitor, city treasurer, and fire chief.

Overtime pay for police grew 16 percent to $2.9 million during Williams' first year in office.

Police and some City Council members cite Wilmington's rising violence as a reason police are paid more. A record number of shootings and murders has meant more late-night investigations.



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MD Casino Hostess Banned from Contact with High-Rollers
By The Associated Press

A casino hostess accused in a lawsuit of stealing a list of high-rolling clients from a Maryland casino where she used to work has been banned from contacting the customers until further notice.

The Maryland Live Casino in Hanover sued Helena Wong, alleging that she used a proprietary list of highly valued customers to attract business to the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, where she now works.

Wong sent an email earlier this month to roughly 20 Maryland Live customers offering free access and services at the Horseshoe, which opened Tuesday.

A federal judge last Friday imposed a preliminary injunction on Wong, ordering her not to contact those clients until the case is resolved.

Wong has denied any wrongdoing. She says she met the clients and got their contact information personally.




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Revel Starts Shutdown Monday After Just 2 Years
By The Associated Press

The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out today (Monday) when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.

Its casino will close early Tuesday.

Revel is shutting down a little over two years after opening with high hopes of revitalizing Atlantic City's struggling gambling market.

But mired in its second bankruptcy in as many years, Revel has been unable to find anyone willing to buy the property and keep it open as a casino.

Analysts and competitors say Revel was hampered by business decisions including a total smoking ban, the lack of a buffet and daily bus trips to and from the casino, and the lack of a players' database from which to solicit customers.




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Showboat Closes After 27 Years in Atlantic City
By The Associated Press

The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The Mardi Gras-themed casino shut down at 4 p.m. Sunday after 27 years on the Boardwalk.

Owner Caesars Entertainment closed the still-profitable Showboat to reduce the number of casinos in Atlantic City, which has been struggling with plunging revenue and increased competition.

Caesars still owns three other casinos in Atlantic City.

The seaside gambling resort began the year with 12 casinos. But before summer is over it will be down to eight.

The Atlantic Club closed in January. Revel will begin a two-day shutdown today (Monday). And Trump Plaza is closing September 16.

Nearly 8,000 casino workers will have lost their jobs.



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3 Killed, 3 Injured in Head-On Crash in Accomack County, VA
By Kelli Steele

Updated Monday, September 1, 2014 - 7:08am

Virginia State Police say a head-on crash in Accomack County has killed three people and injured three others and they're blaming alcohol for the crash.

Police say the crash happened just after 8 Saturday night as a Chevrolet Venture was traveling north on Route 13 near the intersection of First Street in Keller when it crossed over into the southbound lanes and struck a Nissan Altima head-on.

Police say the driver of the Altima, 58-year-old Arnette Chandler of Roosevelt, New York, a passenger, 55-year-old Diann Jones of Exmore, Virginia and another passenger, 12-year-old A'Jamae Jones, died at the scene. A 13-year-old male passenger was ejected from the car and suffered life-threatening injuries; he was flown to Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters.

Police say two other passengers, an 8- and 9-year-old girl, were taken to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Police say the driver of the van was NOT injured, but he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol; NO word yet from police on his name or where he's from.








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Wilmington Traffic Stop Leads to Guns and Drugs
By Frank Gerace/Kelli Steele

A woman is behind bars on gun charges and a man arrested on drug and traffic counts, after a Wilmington traffic stop.

City police say officers stopped a Chevy Impala near the 300-block of North Bancroft Parkway shortly before 11 Saturday night because the car's license plate had expired.

The driver, Kennan Golden, didn't have a license, registration or insurance, but was carrying more than 2.5 grams of pot.

The cops told Golden's passenger, Tamiya Gregory, to get out of the car, and when she took her cell phone out of her pocket, a 22-caliber handgun fell out.

Gregory's being held at the Baylor Women's Prison, charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a firearm within 10 years of a prior conviction.

Golden's was released after posting.



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Wilmington Traffic Stop Results in Gun Arrest
By Frank Gerace/Kelli Steele

Wilmington Police say a Saturday night traffic stop resulted in a gun arrest.

Officers pulled over a pickup truck in the 800-block of North Spruce Street shortly before midnight for what police say was an equipment violation.

As the driver was coming to a stop, the passenger got into the back seat and laid down.

The cops told both men to get out of the truck, and saw a partly-open duffel bag under the driver's seat.

Police say the bag had a sawed-off shotgun inside, and there was a BB gun that looked like a real gun under the back seat.

29-year-old Ernest Williams was charged with firearms and traffic offenses.



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DSP Looking for Man Who Shot Another Man Sitting in Car
By Frank Gerace/Kelli Steele

State Police are looking for a man they say pulled the trigger in an early morning shooting just south of Wilmington.

Police say the suspect shot a 25-year-old man as the victim was sitting in a car, waiting to leave the Caribbean Delight Restaurant on South Market Street shortly before 4 Saturday morning.

The suspect fired several shots into the car.

The victim was driven to a nearby hospital to be treated for upper-body wounds.

Not much is known about the suspect at this point, and police are asking anyone with information to call them or Crimestoppers.



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