The Morning News for July 21, 2010

by Dave on July 21, 2010

The Morning News for Wednesday, July 21, 2010:

Fisker buys GM’s Delaware plant (Chicago Tribune)

Fisker Automotive Monday closed on its purchase of a former General Motors Co. plant in Delaware, where it plans to build its second line of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. (MORE)

Delaware’s hottest ticket opens Thursday (Dover Post)

The Delaware State Fair has at least 11,507 fans, and that’s only counting the ones on Facebook. Danny Aguilar, assistant general manager and director of marketing, said they hope that 11,000 is just a taste of who will turn out once the gates open at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 22, when the fair officially starts its 10-day run. (MORE)

Suspect In Identify Theft Surrenders To Police (CBS3)

Delaware State Police say a woman accused of stealing more than $1,300 from a 71-year-old man by using his ATM card has surrendered to authorities. (MORE)

Del. Libertarians Lose Ballot Challenge (WBOC)

A Kent County judge has ruled against two Libertarian political candidates who wanted to run on the Republican and Democratic primary ballots as well. (MORE)

Unit closing will save fish, cut pollution (Cape Gazette)

Fish in the Inland Bays can breathe a sigh of relief after news that power plant water intakes that kill millions of fish a year will be permanently closed by 2013. Experts anticipate a quick recovery for fish stocks in the bays. (MORE)

Five teens arrested following burglary investigation in Bethany Beach (WGMD)

Five teenagers have been arrested after Delaware State Police investigated a burglary on Addy Road in Bethany Beach. (MORE)

Assault suspect busts out Rehoboth police car window (WGMD)

An assault suspect knocked out the rear window of a Rehoboth Beach police car late Monday. (MORE)

Healthy indulgence (Delaware Online)

Macara Lousberg’s family typically vacation in places where they end up burning plenty of calories. In recent years, they’ve hiked Joshua Tree National Park, in California, and Yellowstone National Park. A couple times a year, though, they head to the Delaware beaches. That’s where they’re more likely to consume extra calories — and add a few pounds — since their normal eating routine is thrown off. (MORE)

Well-known surfer crashes into police car (Delaware Wave)

A well-known local surfer was arrested after crashing into a Delaware State Police vehicle and fleeing the scene. (MORE)

Rehoboth rezones elementary school land (Cape Gazette)

The Rehoboth Beach commissioners unanimously approved rezoning the Rehoboth Elementary School property to a new Educational/Residential zone. (MORE)

Veto for Delaware’s ban on biomass power plants (BrighterEnergy.org) Delaware Governor Jack Markell has vetoed a bill that would have banned biomass power plants in his state. (MORE)   NATIONAL TOP NEWS:

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Enjoy your day,

Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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