The Morning News for March 31, 2011

by Dave on March 31, 2011



Offshore wind line to link to Delaware grid (Delaware Online)
The first phase of a Google-backed offshore wind transmission line would connect to the regional power grid in Millsboro, the company has confirmed. (MORE)

Trial opens in Sussex slaying (Delmarva Now)
In the final hours of June McCarson’s life she had her hair done, went to the bank to deposit a check and get $500 in cash and stopped by a Happy Harry’s drugstore. (MORE)

Small: ‘I turned into a devil’ (Cape Gazette)
In a 20-minute video shown to jurors on the second and final day of state testimony, Leslie Small tells a police detective he brutally murdered June McCarson in her home. (MORE)

Delaware legislators added to pension reform (Delaware Online)
When Gov. Jack Markell and a working group of legislators and labor union leaders rolled out a state employee pension reform proposal last week, future members of the General Assembly were excluded from the harshest cuts. (MORE)

Milford man faces drug charges, traffic violations (Delmarva Now)
A 26-year-old Milford man faces several drug-related charges and traffic violations following an incident Tuesday near Haven Lake, according to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish and Wildlife. (MORE)

Tsantes to step down from Lewes council (Cape Gazette)
Five-term Lewes City Councilwoman Stephanie Tsantes said she will not run for re-election in the city’s upcoming election. (MORE)

Beach replenishment delayed until June (Coast Press)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reporting that the private contractor hired for the beach replenishment project won’t complete work until after Labor Day. (MORE)

Women arrested for ID theft (Delaware Online)
Two women were arrested and a man is being sought in connection with an identity theft in December at the Milford Walmart, where the trio used a senior citizen’s credit card to buy several $100 gift cards, police said. (MORE)

Cape closer to picking new schools chief (Coast Press)
Officials have begun to narrow the candidate pool for the superintendent position in the Cape Henlopen School District. (MORE)

Family of VA Tech shooting victims testify for gun safety bills (WDEL)
Fathers whose children were hurt in the Virginia Tech Shooting in 2007 are in Dover testifying before the House Judiciary Committee to promote gun safety bills in Delaware. (MORE)

Hundreds jump to set a new record (Coast Press)
The Boys & Girls Club of America attempted to break a Guinness World Record for the largest number of people simultaneously doing jumping jacks for two minutes straight. (MORE)

Millville man charged in liquor store break-in (Delmarva Now)
A 48-year-old Millville man has been charged with burglary of the Banks Wine and Spirits liquor store, believed to have occurred between Monday at 9 p.m. and Tuesday at 1 a.m. (MORE)

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Enjoy your day,
Dave Burris
Coastal Sussex Morning News

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