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NEWS FEED
Lengthy Prison Sentence for Rape of 2 ChildrenDate Posted: September 27, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Sept. 16-22Date Posted: September 27, 2019
State to name 2020 Delaware Teacher of the YearDate Posted: September 27, 2019
DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center closing Sept. 28 for winter, reopening April 1, 2020Date Posted: September 26, 2019
DHSS Awarded $3.58 Million Federal Grant to Increase Addiction Treatment Capacity Among Medicaid ProvidersDate Posted: September 26, 2019
DHSS, Food Bank and Legislators Join Together to Distribute 30,000 Pounds of Food to Delawareans in NeedDate Posted: September 26, 2019
Three Delaware schools earn national Blue Ribbon honorsDate Posted: September 26, 2019
Revenue Offers Assistance to Corporate Tax FilersDate Posted: September 26, 2019
Delaware to Distribute Potassium Iodide (KI) TabletsDate Posted: September 26, 2019
DPH Provides Update on Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses in DelawareDate Posted: September 25, 2019
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Art with Purpose” by Leah BeachDate Posted: September 25, 2019
Department of Education to release millions of new records to open data portalDate Posted: September 25, 2019
Delaware tree seminar on Oct. 22 & 23 in HarringtonDate Posted: September 24, 2019
Division of Child Support Offices Statewide Will Be Closed Sept. 27Date Posted: September 23, 2019
Annual Disability Awareness Poster ContestDate Posted: September 23, 2019
“William Penn Day” at Delaware’s New Castle Court House Museum on Oct. 26, 2019Date Posted: September 23, 2019
Falls Prevention Awareness Week Features Sept. 23 Screening for Newark Senior Center MembersDate Posted: September 20, 2019
Driver’s License Bribery Scheme Leads To Guilty PleasDate Posted: September 20, 2019
Delaware Seashore State Park to host “Big Truck Day” Saturday, Oct. 5Date Posted: September 20, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Sept. 9-15Date Posted: September 20, 2019
Treatment Access Center (TASC) in Wilmington to Host Sept. 20 Recovery Month CelebrationDate Posted: September 19, 2019
Attorney General seeks dissolution of 15 Delaware LLCs and corporations used for criminal activitiesDate Posted: September 19, 2019
Governor Carney and 14 Governors Urge Congress to Act on Harmful PFASDate Posted: September 19, 2019
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 16 special events during October 2019Date Posted: September 19, 2019
DNREC invites public to Oct. 2 open house on Fenwick Island State Park improvementsDate Posted: September 19, 2019
UPDATE – Flag lowering for Friday, September 20Date Posted: September 19, 2019
Flag lowering for former Public Defender Larry SullivanDate Posted: September 19, 2019
Governor Carney Launches Delaware One Stop to Help Entrepreneurs Start, Operate, and Grow BusinessesDate Posted: September 18, 2019
“Delaware’s Maritime Heritage” lecture series at Lewes’ Zwaanendael Museum in September and October 2019Date Posted: September 18, 2019
Ten small businesses announced as EDGE Grant awardeesDate Posted: September 18, 2019
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife seeks great shots for annual hunting photo contestDate Posted: September 18, 2019
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces Delaware hunting seasons opening in OctoberDate Posted: September 18, 2019
Delaware expands spotted lanternfly quarantine in New Castle CountyDate Posted: September 18, 2019
DNREC now accepting grant proposals for Delaware Chesapeake Bay watershed implementation projectsDate Posted: September 17, 2019
Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Sept. 24 in DoverDate Posted: September 17, 2019
Customer Complaint Leads to Refunds for Delmarva Power CustomersDate Posted: September 17, 2019
Delaware Office of Highway Safety Highlights Car Seat Safety During Child Passenger Safety WeekDate Posted: September 16, 2019
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces new Delaware state record blue catfish catchDate Posted: September 13, 2019
Inmates Sentenced for Riot in Vaughn Correctional CenterDate Posted: September 13, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Sept. 2 – 8Date Posted: September 13, 2019
Gordons Pond Trail at Cape Henlopen State Park to close temporarily Monday, Sept. 16 for maintenance workDate Posted: September 13, 2019
Sussex County Woman Indicted for Insurance FraudDate Posted: September 13, 2019
Delaware Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries to meet Sept. 18 in DoverDate Posted: September 12, 2019
Statement on Delaware’s rejection of Purdue Pharma settlementDate Posted: September 12, 2019
Offseason Projects for Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach Corridor to BeginDate Posted: September 12, 2019
Delaware Division of the Arts Announces Fall Events Featuring 2019 Individual Artist FellowsDate Posted: September 12, 2019
Apply now for Delaware state forest turkey permitDate Posted: September 12, 2019
AG Jennings warns of misleading “at-home” sexual assault kitsDate Posted: September 11, 2019
Inaugural DSSC Cares Family Fun Day Oct. 26 in WilmingtonDate Posted: September 10, 2019
Delaware Department of Insurance Opens New Building in Dover, DEDate Posted: September 10, 2019
AG Jennings sues SEC for putting brokers ahead of investorsDate Posted: September 10, 2019
Gov. Carney and 11 Governors Issue Letter Calling on Federal Government to Take Action on Sensible Gun Safety MeasuresDate Posted: September 10, 2019
Delaware Division of the Arts Announces 2019 Delaware Arts SummitDate Posted: September 10, 2019
Flags to be lowered Wed. Sept 11 for Patriot DayDate Posted: September 10, 2019
DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation earns the 2019 National Association of State Park Directors Innovation AwardDate Posted: September 9, 2019
DPH Investigating Possible Cases of Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses in DelawareDate Posted: September 9, 2019
AG Jennings files suit against Sackler family for role in opioid crisisDate Posted: September 9, 2019
“Caesar Rodney in His Own Words” Historical play at the New Castle Court House Museum on Sept. 22, 2019Date Posted: September 9, 2019
Delaware Department of Insurance New Location Ribbon CuttingDate Posted: September 9, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Aug. 26 – Sept. 1Date Posted: September 6, 2019
Delaware Named as Asia Captive Awards FinalistDate Posted: September 6, 2019
Guilty Plea from Man Who Dragged State Trooper With SUVDate Posted: September 6, 2019
Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum hosts one-of-a-kind historical dinner programDate Posted: September 6, 2019
DNREC to hold public information sessions Sept. 9 in Dover and New Castle on state’s new refrigerant incentive programDate Posted: September 5, 2019
DPH to Distribute Overdose-Reversing Medication Naloxone Friday, Sept. 6 in MillsboroDate Posted: September 5, 2019
Gov. Carney Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Review of Court Decision Invalidating Political Balance Requirements for DE JudgesDate Posted: September 5, 2019
September is National Preparedness MonthDate Posted: September 5, 2019
Applications now open for high-needs educator student loan payment programDate Posted: September 5, 2019
Delaware ranks third in the nation in FAFSA completionDate Posted: September 4, 2019
Delaware Receives $23 million in FHWA RedistributionDate Posted: September 4, 2019
Secretary Walker Announces Appointment of New Director to Lead DHSS’ Division of Health Care QualityDate Posted: September 3, 2019
DNREC announces finalized Coastal Zone Conversion Permit regulations, which become effective Sept. 11Date Posted: September 3, 2019
CORRECTION: “The 1960s in Delaware”—Chautauqua tent show in Lewes, Del. from Sept. 19 to 21, 2019Date Posted: September 3, 2019
Delaware Officials Issue Warning after 6 Suspected Overdose Deaths During Holiday WeekendDate Posted: September 3, 2019
Delaware Division of the Arts Announces Recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Awards for the ArtsDate Posted: September 3, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Aug. 19-25Date Posted: August 30, 2019
DSHA Celebrates Liberty Court Renovations and 20 Years of Moving to WorkDate Posted: August 30, 2019
Murder at State Museum Sends Man to PrisonDate Posted: August 30, 2019
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces opening of September hunting seasonsDate Posted: August 30, 2019
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces updated 2019/2020 state wildlife area mapsDate Posted: August 29, 2019
Delaware DMV Offers New Driver Education Resources on Traffic Stop ProceduresDate Posted: August 29, 2019
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announces the Point at Cape Henlopen to ReopenDate Posted: August 29, 2019
Bayhealth and Beebe Medical Centers Each Awarded $750,000 to Develop Rural Residency ProgramsDate Posted: August 28, 2019
DOJ Announces String of Home Improvement Fraud IndictmentsDate Posted: August 28, 2019
Bond Rating Agencies Recognize Delaware’s Strong Fiscal ManagementDate Posted: August 28, 2019
State awards $2.6 million in grants to 85 schoolsDate Posted: August 28, 2019
DNREC seeking volunteers for Delaware Coastal CleanupDate Posted: August 27, 2019
Tickets now on sale for Kent Conservation District’s 20th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser on Oct. 11Date Posted: August 27, 2019
Volunteers needed Sept. 21 for cleanup at Williams Pond in Seaford as part of Reclaim Our River programDate Posted: August 27, 2019
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Human Connection” by Olga NielsenDate Posted: August 27, 2019
Attorney General Jennings Joins Lawsuit Opposing Trump Administration’s Rule Allowing Prolonged Detention of ChildrenDate Posted: August 26, 2019
Public Health Seeks Volunteers for Emergency Preparedness ExerciseDate Posted: August 26, 2019
DNREC’S Division of Parks & Recreation announces changes in lifeguard hours at state park ocean swimming beachesDate Posted: August 26, 2019
Dover Heroin Dealer Sent to PrisonDate Posted: August 23, 2019
Governor Carney Announces Second Construction Career ExpoDate Posted: August 23, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Aug. 12-18Date Posted: August 23, 2019
DNREC sets Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission public hearing on striped bass management plan Aug. 29 in DoverDate Posted: August 23, 2019
DNREC announces availability of 2020 Community Environmental Project Fund grants; public workshops set for Sept. 10-11Date Posted: August 22, 2019
Volunteers Needed at Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in SmyrnaDate Posted: August 21, 2019
Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Aug. 27 in DoverDate Posted: August 21, 2019

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019

Reminder for the week: Hunters are required to wear hunter orange and properly transport firearms for safety
DOVER – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Sept. 16-22 made 2,384 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 40 citations. Officers responded to 57 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. An increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and Michael N. Castle Trail.
Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police in the Community
On Sept. 17, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers presented information to a Hunter Education Class held at Little Creek Hunter Education Training Center, including information on the role of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers, safe hunting practices, hunting laws, and what to expect when checked by an officer in the field.
On Sept. 20, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers discussed the role of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers, answered hunting, fishing, and boating questions, and displayed the Marine Patrol vessel Oscar during a safety day at Lulu M. Ross Elementary School in Milford.
Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Actions
On Sept. 20, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers arrested Christopher Ribolla, 37, of Clayton, for one count each of unlicensed hunting, failure to display conservation access pass, unattended vehicle in a wildlife area, and driving with a suspended or revoked license at the Woodland Beach Wildlife Area near Smyrna. Ribolla was arraigned at Kent County Justice of the Peace Court 7 and released on his own recognizance pending a future court date.
On Sept. 21, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers responded to a report of a vessel accident in which a 20’ vessel struck equipment related to a dredging operation of the Bulkhead Shoal Channel in the Delaware River near Delaware City. The vessel sustained damage but no passengers were injured. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Citations issued by category, with the number of charges in parentheses, included:
Wildlife Conservation: No federal duck stamp (1), hunting wildlife out of season (1), unlicensed hunting (1), and failure to display conservation access pass (1).
Fisheries Conservation: Recreational: Possession of undersized blue crab (1), possession of undersized tautog (1), unlawful possession of tautog (1), unlicensed fishing (3), and no Fisherman Information Network (FIN) number (2).
Boating & Boating Safety: Operating a vessel with insufficient number of life jackets (4), operating a personal watercraft without required life jackets (1), no fire extinguisher on board (1), no boating safety certificate (1), failure to have boating safety certificate in possession (1), no boat ramp certificate (1), operating an unregistered vessel (2), failure to observe slow no wake (1), and negligent operation of a motor vessel (1).
Public Safety: Driving a motor vehicle under the influence (1), failure to remain in lane of traffic (1), improper use of taillights (1), and possession of marijuana – civil (1).
Other: Trespassing after hours on a state wildlife area (8)*, unattended vehicle in a wildlife area (1), driving with a suspended or revoked license (1), and operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance (1).
*Includes citation(s) issued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife recognizes and thanks the majority of anglers, hunters, and boaters who comply with and support Delaware’s fishing, hunting, and boating laws and regulations. The Public are encouraged to report fish, wildlife, and boating violations to the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police by calling 302-739-4580 or through the DENRP Tip app on a smartphone, which can be downloaded free of charge by searching “DENRP Tip” via the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store. Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030, going online to http://de.gov/ogt, or using the DENRP Tip app. Verizon customers can connect to Operation Game Theft directly by dialing #OGT.
Are you AWARE?Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind hunters that they are required to wear hunter orange for safety during all firearm deer seasons, except when hunting migratory birds. Firearm deer hunters, as well as bow hunters and small game hunters, are required to wear no less than a total of 400 square inches of hunter orange on their heads, chests, and backs combined during firearm deer seasons. Deer hunters concealed inside ground-level blinds during firearm deer seasons must also place 400 square inches of hunter orange within 10 feet outside of the blind and at least 3 feet off the ground.
Current and upcoming hunting seasons include:
Archery and crossbow deer season: through Feb. 2, 2020
Gray Squirrel season: through Feb. 1, 2020 (closed during November shotgun deer season)
Snow goose season: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, 2020, and Feb. 8, 2020
Antlerless deer: Oct. 4-6, 21, and 25-28, including Sundays
Muzzleloader deer season: Oct. 11-20 and Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, 2020
Hunters also are reminded that transporting a loaded firearm in any motorized vehicle, including ATVs, is prohibited. A muzzleloader can be transported with a charge in the barrel only if the cap, primer or striking mechanism is removed and the gun is enclosed in a case.
Follow Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/DEFWNRPolice/.
Follow Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police on Twitter, https://twitter.com/DE_FW_NRPolice.
Contact: Sgt. Brooke Mitchell, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, 302-739-9913, or 302-382-7167.
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Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Fish and Wildlife | Date Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019

Reminder for the week: Hunters are required to wear hunter orange and properly transport firearms for safety
DOVER – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Sept. 16-22 made 2,384 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 40 citations. Officers responded to 57 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. An increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and Michael N. Castle Trail.
Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police in the Community
On Sept. 17, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers presented information to a Hunter Education Class held at Little Creek Hunter Education Training Center, including information on the role of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers, safe hunting practices, hunting laws, and what to expect when checked by an officer in the field.
On Sept. 20, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers discussed the role of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers, answered hunting, fishing, and boating questions, and displayed the Marine Patrol vessel Oscar during a safety day at Lulu M. Ross Elementary School in Milford.
Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Actions
On Sept. 20, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers arrested Christopher Ribolla, 37, of Clayton, for one count each of unlicensed hunting, failure to display conservation access pass, unattended vehicle in a wildlife area, and driving with a suspended or revoked license at the Woodland Beach Wildlife Area near Smyrna. Ribolla was arraigned at Kent County Justice of the Peace Court 7 and released on his own recognizance pending a future court date.
On Sept. 21, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers responded to a report of a vessel accident in which a 20’ vessel struck equipment related to a dredging operation of the Bulkhead Shoal Channel in the Delaware River near Delaware City. The vessel sustained damage but no passengers were injured. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Citations issued by category, with the number of charges in parentheses, included:
Wildlife Conservation: No federal duck stamp (1), hunting wildlife out of season (1), unlicensed hunting (1), and failure to display conservation access pass (1).
Fisheries Conservation: Recreational: Possession of undersized blue crab (1), possession of undersized tautog (1), unlawful possession of tautog (1), unlicensed fishing (3), and no Fisherman Information Network (FIN) number (2).
Boating & Boating Safety: Operating a vessel with insufficient number of life jackets (4), operating a personal watercraft without required life jackets (1), no fire extinguisher on board (1), no boating safety certificate (1), failure to have boating safety certificate in possession (1), no boat ramp certificate (1), operating an unregistered vessel (2), failure to observe slow no wake (1), and negligent operation of a motor vessel (1).
Public Safety: Driving a motor vehicle under the influence (1), failure to remain in lane of traffic (1), improper use of taillights (1), and possession of marijuana – civil (1).
Other: Trespassing after hours on a state wildlife area (8)*, unattended vehicle in a wildlife area (1), driving with a suspended or revoked license (1), and operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance (1).
*Includes citation(s) issued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife recognizes and thanks the majority of anglers, hunters, and boaters who comply with and support Delaware’s fishing, hunting, and boating laws and regulations. The Public are encouraged to report fish, wildlife, and boating violations to the Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police by calling 302-739-4580 or through the DENRP Tip app on a smartphone, which can be downloaded free of charge by searching “DENRP Tip” via the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store. Wildlife violations may also be reported anonymously to Operation Game Theft by calling 800-292-3030, going online to http://de.gov/ogt, or using the DENRP Tip app. Verizon customers can connect to Operation Game Theft directly by dialing #OGT.
Are you AWARE?Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind hunters that they are required to wear hunter orange for safety during all firearm deer seasons, except when hunting migratory birds. Firearm deer hunters, as well as bow hunters and small game hunters, are required to wear no less than a total of 400 square inches of hunter orange on their heads, chests, and backs combined during firearm deer seasons. Deer hunters concealed inside ground-level blinds during firearm deer seasons must also place 400 square inches of hunter orange within 10 feet outside of the blind and at least 3 feet off the ground.
Current and upcoming hunting seasons include:
Archery and crossbow deer season: through Feb. 2, 2020
Gray Squirrel season: through Feb. 1, 2020 (closed during November shotgun deer season)
Snow goose season: Oct. 1-Jan. 31, 2020, and Feb. 8, 2020
Antlerless deer: Oct. 4-6, 21, and 25-28, including Sundays
Muzzleloader deer season: Oct. 11-20 and Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, 2020
Hunters also are reminded that transporting a loaded firearm in any motorized vehicle, including ATVs, is prohibited. A muzzleloader can be transported with a charge in the barrel only if the cap, primer or striking mechanism is removed and the gun is enclosed in a case.
Follow Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/DEFWNRPolice/.
Follow Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police on Twitter, https://twitter.com/DE_FW_NRPolice.
Contact: Sgt. Brooke Mitchell, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, 302-739-9913, or 302-382-7167.
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