Month: August 2021

September 1 in Pop Culture History

September 1 in Pop Culture History 1271 – COMPLETE – The papal election from November 1268 to September 1, 1271, following the death of Pope Clement IV, lasted 3 years and ended with the election of Teobaldo Visconti as Pope Gregory X. 1651 – Robinson Crusoe, a fictional character, began on his first sea voyage, […]

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DNREC Reopens The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will reopen The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half-mile along the bay shoreline, Wednesday, Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain cl...

Severe Weather Possible Wednesday into Thursday

Smyrna, DE – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) along with local, state, and federal partners, are closely monitoring the remnant low from Hurricane Ida.  We continue to coordinate with the counties and key state agencies to ensure re...

DCRPT, DSP indict Trooper for phantom ticket scheme

Corporal faces four charges, including felonies, after DSP notified DCRPT Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Tuesday that the Division of Civil Rights & Public Trust has indicted a suspended State Trooper for orchestrating a fraudulent warni...

August 31 in Pop Culture History

August 31 in Pop Culture History 1803 – Lewis and Clark started their expedition to the west by leaving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 1888 – Mary Ann Nichols was murdered, the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims. 1897 – Thomas Edison received his patent (# 589168) for his Kinetoscope, the first movie projector. 1928 – Brecht […]

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Flag Lowering for International Overdose Awareness Day

Governor Carney has ordered the Delaware flag to be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, as declared through his signing of SJR4. We encourage local governments, businesses and Delaw...

DNREC to Present Sea Level Rise and Adaptation Webinar Sept. 14

Increasing coastal resilience to sea level rise through natural infrastructure and dredge material is the topic of a free webinar at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, in partn...

Delaware Libraries Announces Northstar Digital Literacy Tool

Thursday August 26, 2021 Dover, DE – Delaware Libraries are pleased to announce the launch of Northstar Digital Literacy, an online training tool for basic computer skills. Northstar Digital Literacy provides digital literacy assessments and tutorials ...

August 30 in Pop Culture History

August 30 in Pop Culture History 1835 – Melbourne, Australia was founded. 1836 – The city of Houston, named after former General Sam Houston, was founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen. 1945 – Hong Kong was liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces. 1963 – The Moscow to Washington hotline between the […]

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August 29 in Pop Culture History

August 29 in Pop Culture History 1758 – The first American Indian reservation was established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey. 1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction, opening the door to electric generators. 1885 – Gottlieb Daimler patented the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen. 1896 – Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-Chang’s chef is crdited […]

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August 28 in Pop Culture History

August 28 in Pop Culture History 1609 – Henry Hudson discovered the Delaware Bay. 1789 – William Herschel discovered another Saturn moon, Enceladus. 1830 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s (B&O) new ‘Tom Thumb’ steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam’s role in US railroads. 1833 – The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 received Royal […]

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Millsboro Man Arrested for Criminal and Traffic Charges After Collision in Convenience Store Parking Lot- Lewes

 Lewes, DE- Delaware State Police arrested Andre L. Hallett, 30, of Millsboro, early Thursday morning during a traffic stop in Lewes. On August 26, 2021, at approximately 1:54 a.m., troopers were dispatched to […]

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DCRPT secures convictions against ex-Connections employee

Convictions secured after former DOC nurse was caught lying to investigators The Delaware Department of Justice’s Division of Civil Rights & Public Trust (DCRPT) has secured two misdemeanor convictions against a former employee of Connections, whic...

DNREC Announces New Delaware State Parks Leaders

Bellevue, Fox Point and Fort Delaware State Parks, and First State Heritage Park, have new leaders. Pictured here is Bellevue Hall at Bellevue State Park. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is pleased to announce thr...

August 27 in Pop Culture History

August 27 in Pop Culture History 410 – The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ended after three days. 1813 – French Emperor Napoleon I defeated a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden. 1859 – Petroleum was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil […]

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*Update- Suspect Arrested* Delaware State Police Investigating Attempted Robbery of Home Improvement Store- New Castle

New Castle– The Delaware State Police have arrested 34-year-old Herbert Perry of Wilmington, DE, for Attempted Robbery. The incident occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at the […]

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