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Flags to be Lowered to Half-staff for Fallen Wilmington Firefighters

Date Posted: Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Categories:  Flag Status Office of Governor Markell Office of Management and Budget

Governor Markell today ordered both the U.S. and State flags to be flown at half-staff in memory of fallen Wilmington firefighters Lt. Christopher Leach and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes. Both firefighters died this morning serving their community and fellow Delawareans valiantly, while battling a blaze in Wilmington. Flags are to remain at half-staff until further […]




DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Sept. 12-18

Date Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Categories:  Division of Fish and Wildlife DNREC

To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Sept. 12-18 made 1,349 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 78 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks. Officers responded to 38 complaints and issued 20 citations.




Former Middle School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Raping Student

Date Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Categories:  Department of Justice Press Releases

Other defendants face prison time for strangulation, weapon, drug, robbery, and assault charges. Deputy Attorneys General John Downs and Phillip Casale secured a plea from Gary Smith, 44, of Newark, to Sexual Abuse by a Person in Position of Trust, Authority or Supervision, 1st Degree and two counts of Rape Fourth Degree. While employed as […]




Governor’s Weekly Message: Empowering Everybody to Prepare for Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies

Date Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Categories:  Kent County New Castle County News Sussex County Weekly Message

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell encourages all Delawareans to take time now to prepare for natural disasters and other emergency situations, and reviews new resources available to assist them through the interactive website www.PrepareDE.org provided by state public health and emergency management agencies.




Governor’s Weekly Message Transcript: Empowering Everybody to Prepare for Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies

Date Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Categories:  News Transcripts

Severe weather, natural disasters, and public health emergencies can threaten the safety of our people, homes, and communities. As Governor, I’ve observed how fortunate we are to have so many exceptional public servants hard at work keeping us safe during rain, wind, and snow events, as well as other emergencies. They’re law enforcement and other first responders, emergency management staff, transportation workers, public health workers, and other social service providers across Delaware, who are well-prepared to serve us during times of need.





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