The Morning News For February 17, 2011

by Dave on February 17, 2011

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Fight over dredging continues (Cape Gazette)
Five environmental groups from Delaware and New Jersey have appealed federal court rulings in those two states allowing the Philadelphia District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with a project to deepen the Delaware River shipping channel. The move comes days after the Delaware Riverkeeper Network highlighted a Delaware report criticizing corps plans to replenish beaches. (MORE)

Delaware Rep. Brad Bennett pleads guilty to DUI, gets year of probation (Delaware Online)
State Rep. Brad Bennett pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving under the influence and entered the state’s first-offender program. (MORE)

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Plantation Road project aims to increase safety (Coast Press)
To improve safety along Plantation Road, the Delaware Department of Transportation has proposed a project to improve a dangerous three-way intersection in the area. (MORE)

Gang-related graffiti surfaces in West Rehoboth (Cape Gazette)
West Rehoboth residents aren’t sold on the idea that Los Angeles-based street gangs are taking over their community. (MORE)

Officials begin efforts to promote town’s new logo (Coast Press)
After wrapping up a campaign to rebrand the town, officials are now brainstorming ways to get Milton’s new logo out to the public. (MORE)

Del. man shot while trying to ram Md. Deputy (Delaware Online)
A felon from Delaware was shot late Tuesday after he allegedly drove his pickup into a Maryland sheriff’s deputy investigating a burglary. (MORE)

Witnesses recount Derrick Powell’s temper (Delaware Online)
In the months before Derrick Powell shot and killed Georgetown Patrolman Chad Spicer, he put a gun in the mouth of an acquaintance, played a key role in a check forgery scheme and pulled a knife on a man who told him to clean up a dirty plate in a kitchen, according to testimony on the second day of Powell’s sentencing hearing. (MORE)

Delaware students witness Egyptian protests up close (Cape Gazette)
When University of Delaware student Zachary Schroeder went to Egypt as part of a leadership course, he didn’t expect to get the education of his young lifetime. (MORE)

Bargain hunters flock to Rehoboth (Coast Press)
For retailers, the annual Merchants’ Attic sale is about cleaning house and making space for new merchandise. For shoppers, it’s about finding deals. (MORE)

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Dave Burris, Coastal Sussex Morning News

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