Milford man charged in sixth DUI offense

Terry RogersHeadlines, Milford Headline Story, Police & Fire

Delaware State Police arrested 53-year-old Robert Fanning of Milford, Delaware, on Thursday night in Lewes for 6th offense DUI. On February 1, 2024, at approximately 9:31 p.m., troopers were dispatched to the intersection of Conleys Chapel Road and Beaver Dam Road in Lewes for a report of a driver who was asleep at the wheel in the intersection. The troopers arrived and …

An Indian River teacher was arrested this week.

Indian River teacher arrested for child endangerment  

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

A 22-year-old female teacher in the Indian River School District has been arrested on charges of endangering the welfare of a child. The teacher, who the district and Delaware State Police have not named, teaches at the  Howard T. Ennis School in Georgetown and has been placed on unpaid leave.  The incident involves a student with a developmental delay who …

Indian River placed multiple staff members on administrative leave in May.

Indian River admin breaks silence after secretive suspension

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

The suspension of Sussex Central High School’s principal was politically motivated and followed after a fight at the school during which a student’s breast was exposed, his lawyer says. Bradley Layfield appears to have been suspended because he showed a video of the fight to multiple teachers, school officials and state police officers that day.  All of those viewings were …

Police are conducting a criminal investigation at Sussex Central High School.

State police: Criminal investigation at Sussex Central High

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Some new details are coming to light about Indian River School District’s decision to place multiple staff members from Sussex Central High School on administrative leave last week. The Delaware State Police are conducting a criminal investigation into the situation. “We have received numerous inquiries regarding an investigation at Sussex Central High School,” said Leonard DeMalto, public information officer for …

Indian River has placed several staff on administrative leave.

Indian River employees placed on admin leave, reason unclear

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Multiple staff members of the Indian River School District have been placed on administrative leave, and the district is keeping the reasons why under wraps – for now. There were rumors that one of the administrators was escorted out of school by police this week, but those claims are false.  No, we did not escort him or anyone else out …

Townsend to restart police department, with Milford man as chief

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Robert “Bob” Longo will help Townsend restart its own police department.   After decades without a police force, the town of Townsend, Delaware will once again have its own officers patrolling its streets.  The town council authorized a measure to reactivate Townsend’s police department at a recent council meeting.  Even though the town is only in the preliminary stages of …

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Support First Responders Night planned at Fur Baby

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Carlisle Fire Company will have Ladder 42 on display at the Support First Responder Touch a Truck event Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and continuing restrictions on events in Bicentennial Park, the annual Milford Night Out event could not be scheduled for this year. In an effort to continue support first responders, Fur Baby Pet Resort is sponsoring a …

Delaware State Police seek help naming VW Beetle recruit

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Sgt. Dan has retired from his safety program duties, and State Troopers want fairgoers to help name his replacement.   After wearing out two Volkswagen Beetles as safety education vehicles, the Delaware State Police fleet has been joined by a turbo-charged 2019 Beetle that needs a name. You can submit your suggestion at the Delaware State Fair, which starts today. …