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Police offer initial details in fatal shooting of state trooper

Delaware State Police offered some new information on the fatal shooting of Cpl. Stephen Ballard outside a Bear area Wawa Wednesday. Police identified 26-year-old Burgon Sealy Jr. as the gunman who killed the 8½ year State Police veteran.

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Dead whale in First State part of spike in humpback mortality along East Coast

A whale that washed up at a Delaware port is the 42nd humpback whale death in the region over the last year, and federal officials want to know why there seems to be a growing trend.

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On the heels of the March for Science, hundreds of Delawareans will attend the People’s Climate March this weekend in Washington D.C. to show their support for action against climate change.


According to University of Delaware research, climate change and rising seas could spell trouble for the First State. Eight to 11 percent of Delaware could be under water by 2100.


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One of the suspects in the fatal shooting of a Delaware State Police trooper at a Bear area Wawa Wednesday is dead, shot after a nearly 21 hour stand-off with police in Middletown.

You're going to see a lot more drone racing at the Monster Mile. 

The International Drone Racing Association has signed a three-year partnership with Dover International Speedway, which takes effect during the next tripleheader race weekend in June.

Dover State House

The Old State House in Dover has been hosting a series called Founding Fathers & Mothers this month as part of its History Coffee Series.

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The Delaware State police is mourning the loss of one of its own - Corporal Stephen J. Ballard.

Courtesy Delaware Art Musuem

The Delaware Art Museum has reunited famed First State illustrator Howard Pyle’s very first murals. The nine-panel work is now on display in its entirety for the first time in 75 years. 

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After years of minimal pay raises, state employees rallied Tuesday to demand lawmakers give them their fair share, despite a tough budget year.

Over the weekend – two Delawareans died of opioid overdoses in Sussex County.

The City of Dover’s 300th birthday celebration officially kicks-off next month.


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A dead whale washed up near the pier at Port Mahon over the weekend, but the Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute doesn’t yet know how it’s going to remove it.