Being a first-responder is a tough job on any given day. Add a year of pandemic-related uncertainty, and it’s the challenge of a lifetime. In a special recognition, the entire staff of the Sussex County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) this week won the 2021 Joshua M. Freeman Valor Award for…

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A listing of open houses available throughout our resort area, compliments of our local Real Estate professionals.

At the funeral to honor Cpl. Keith Heacook, the family asked that voicemails from Heacook be played — upbeat, humorous messages to Susan, his wife of 22 years, whom he deeply loved.

The Delaware State Police are currently seeking applications from individuals interested in becoming Delaware State Police troopers. Any individual interested in applying for the current fall 2021 hiring process is being reminded that the deadline is quickly approaching.


Charges were pending this week against a 26-year-old Bethany Beach man, and a 41-year-old Millsboro man had been arrested, after an alleged incident of disorderly conduct and indecent exposure at a Millville restaurant and bar that left the Bethany man in serious condition and being treated …

The trial of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin ended with three guilty verdicts — read on April 20 as many Americans, eager to know, watched and listened — has put the police profession under a microscope, said Frankford Police Department Chief Laurence Corrigan, but “maybe it needed to be.”

Ocean View Police Chief Kenneth McLaughlin informed the town council this week that Officer Troy Bowden, who has been an officer at the police department six years, had resigned to accept a position as a state trooper with the Delaware State Police.

Jvonne Oliver was named Police Chief for the Day on Thursday, April 8, by Frankford Police Department Chief Laurence Corrigan. During a brief presentation at Frankford Town Hall, Corrigan lauded Oliver for her support of the town and its police department. ‘I’m a pretty lucky guy,’ Corrigan …

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce is set to honor the outstanding police officers, paramedics, EMTs and firefighters who help keep the local communities safe throughout the year, on Friday, May 7.

Delaware State Police would like to warn the public about a recent increase in thefts of mopeds in the Rehoboth Beach area. Delaware State Police Troop 7 began seeing a spike of moped thefts starting in the middle of March along the Coastal Highway area.

The Ocean View Police Department, under the leadership of Chief Kenneth McLaughlin, on March 31 received notice of its recognition as a 2020 Gold Level Law Enforcement agency from the Lexipol Law Enforcement Advisory Council. The Lexipol Connect Customer Recognition Program recognizes agenci…

The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) has announced that it will launch a five-week Citizens Academy beginning April 27. The free program gives members of the community a look inside the operations and programs of Delaware’s largest law-enforcement agency and provides first-hand insigh…

Ocean View Police Cpl. Nicholas Harrington was honored with the Robert J. Seinsoth Memorial Award and named the 2020 Delaware Crime Stoppers Law Enforcement Officer of the Year during the Delaware Crime Stoppers Award luncheon and ceremony last month.

Millsboro Police Department Sgt. Barry Wheatley — who in October was named Officer of the Year and also honored for 20 years of service — will retire this summer and begin a third career, this time in public safety, although he said he wasn’t ready to reveal where, until details are finalized.

Donations to the Millsboro Police Department’s annual Whiskers for Wishes campaign, which provided gifts for 14 families this Christmas, set a record, raising $10,310 and making Police Chief Brian Calloway most grateful.

Supporters of a Jan. 9 event designed to show support for local law-enforcement officers are encouraging those who appreciate law enforcement and are disheartened by the negative attention being given to law enforcement to take time on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day to show their …

The body of a 32-year-old Pittsville, Md., man whose wife reported him missing on Dec. 3 was discovered in a wooded area of Bobbys Branch Road in Millsboro on Wednesday, Dec. 9, according to Delaware State Police Trooper Heather Pepper.

With the holiday season having arrived, the Delaware State Police this week reminded the public to make safety a priority to avoid being vulnerable to theft and other holiday crimes. By taking a few extra precautions, people can help ensure their holiday is a happy and safe one, they said:

Delaware State Police this week reminded motorists that the deer rut and hunting season is in effect, as part of the DSP's effort to help prevent the spike in deer-related crashes that typically occur every fall in Delaware. They offered the friendly reminders in hopes of keeping drivers saf…

Delaware State Police have identified the pedestrian who died in a hit-and run crash on Nov. 5, on County Seat Highway, just west of Old Furnace Road, Georgetown, as Jamal L. Woodlin, 49,  of Lincoln.