AUDIO: Sussex Countians are excited & optimistic for a Trump presidency
By Robert Petree

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
Today is the big day! Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

Delaware 1059's Rob Petree has more from some very excited Sussex Countians...

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As we all saw back in November, Donald Trump won Sussex County in a landslide. So it doesn't come as much of a surprise that residents in the county are very optimistic for America's future.

Sussex Countians tell Delaware 1059's Dan Gaffney that despite Trump's historically low approval rating, he's going to do an amazing job...

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"I'm optimistic, I think we're gonna be ok. I think that he'll do a good job. I'm really believing that this is gonna be four of the greatest years in America's history."

You can hear President-elect Trump's inauguration live on Delaware 1059.





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Carney to attend Trump inauguration with gubernatorial rival
By The Associated Press

Updated Friday, January 20, 2017 - 5:28am

Democratic Gov. John Carney is showing a spirit of bipartisanship as Republican Donald Trump prepares to take the oath of office as president.

Carney's office says he will attend Trump's inauguration today (Friday) with his guest, Republican state senator Colin Bonini of Dover.

Bonini and Carney squared off in last year's gubernatorial contest in Delaware, but maintained a civil tone toward each other during the campaign.

Bonini described Carney during a debate as a friend and "a smart guy," and said after the election that he wanted Carney to be as successful a governor as he can be.



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AUDIO: Delaware legislators speak out about Trump Inauguration
By Kelli Steele

Updated Friday, January 20, 2017 - 8:33am

Delaware legislators are speaking out about today's Inauguration of Donald Trump as our next President.

Representative Ruth Briggs King:

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"I feel very optimistic; I think we've heard all along and I was listening to some of his comments yesterday and really to keep focusing on making America great again."

State Senator Brian Pettyjohn:

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"I'm feeling optimistic. For the last eight years there have been a lot of things out there with the federal government that gave businesses that gave a lot of people a lot of angst, like the Affordable Care Act."

Mr. Trump's Inaugural speech can be heard live here on Delaware 105-9 at noon today.



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Del. National Guard sends hundreds of Airmen and Soldiers to Washington for Inauguration-related security
By Mark Fowser

Updated Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:59am

Photo By 2nd Lt. Brendan Mackie | Delaware National Guard soldiers and airmen swear in as District of Columbia special police at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Jan. 19, 2017. The DNG members are here in preparation of the 58th Presidential Inauguration. Du
The Delaware National Guard is providing security support for the inauguration of Donald Trump as President.

More than 400 DNG soldiers and airmen from several branches are staffing traffic control points and providing other security-related assistance to local authorities.

They will be in DC and the surrounding area into the weekend.

“We have a strong team of over 400 from Delaware, working together, regardless of what unit they are in,” said Maj. Jaime Wolhar, Task Force Delaware officer in charge. He went on to say, “It is reassuring to see hundreds of Soldiers and Airmen unite, from across the United States, to work together in support of a national event.”



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REMINDER: Delaware to 'welcome home' Joe and Jill Biden this afternoon
By Amy Cherry

Vice President Joe Biden is coming home to Delaware this week.
Vice President Joe Biden is coming home to Delaware today (Friday).

This (Friday) afternoon, Biden will take the Amtrak train--as he's done all these years first as senator and later as vice president--into the train station that bears his name in Wilmington with the Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden.

Delaware will celebrate the Bidens' homecoming with a party at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Doors open at 1 p.m. The welcome rally kicks off a 2:30 p.m, with remarks expected from Governor-elect John Carney and Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki as well as Delaware's Congressional delegation.

"Though those us in Delaware know that Jill and Joe never really left, we want to this opportunity to show our love, admiration, and appreciation for all that they have done for us, our state, and our nation, throughout a lifetime of faithful public service," said an announcement for the event.

Security will be on site. Backpacks and coolers are strictly prohibited.



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UPDATE: Woman struck by vehicle in Selbyville dies from injuries
By Kelli Steele

Delaware State Police are investigating an accident northeast of Selbyville Saturday night that seriously injured a pedestrian (graphic provided by Delaware State Police)
A woman struck by a car in Selbyville less than a week ago, has died from her injuries.

Delaware State Police say just after 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 49-year-old Geralynn Ober of Millville was standing and talking to the driver of a stopped vehicle on Hudson Road near Bixler Road. She stepped away from that car but also walked into the path of a vehicle driven by a 78-year-old Ocean Pines man.

Police say she was not wearing reflective clothing or carrying a flashlight, and visibility was poor due to rain.

Ober was initially taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury; she died on Thursday.





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UPDATE: Flags ordered to half-staff starting today for Fmr Gov. David Buckson who died on Tues.
By Kelli Steele

David Penrose Buckson
Flags will be flying at half-staff in Delaware starting today (Friday), following Tuesday's death of former Delaware Governor David Penrose Buckson; he was 96-years-old.

Buckson, a Republican, served as the 63rd Governor of Delaware for a brief period between December 30, 1960 and January 17, 1961 following the resignation of Gov. J. Caleb Boggs when he was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Buckson is additionally remembered as the founder of Dover International Speedway and Dover Downs in the late 1960s.

A Celebration of Buckson's Life will be held; NO date for that has yet been given by his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Delaware veterans Trust Fund, 802 Silver Lake Blvd., Dover, 19904.



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Man taken to hospital after boat flips on Haven Lake in Milford
By Kelli Steele

Photo from 47 ABC
A man falls from an overturned boat into the water in Milford.

It happened on Haven Lake Thursday afternoon.

47-ABC reports that someone else in a canoe rescued the man, who was taken to Milford Memorial Hospital for treatment of mild hypothermia.

Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police tell 47-ABC that the man is 69-years-old and that he was wearing a life jacket.

The incident is under investigation.



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UPDATE: Dover Police catch teen wanted for assault and robbery
By Robert Petree

18-year-old Rahiem Jackson
A man wanted in connection to two Dover armed robberies is arrested, but not before he led police on a brief chase.

According to Dover Police, a warrant was issued for 18-year-old Rahiem Jackson, for his involvement in the January 1 robbery and assault of three people in the Country Village Apartments.

Police were able to locate Jackson Thursday, at a home in Cheswold.

When police arrived, Jackson tried to get away when he ran out of the back door of the home, but was apprehended after a brief chase.

Jackson was arrested and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, in default of $259,000 cash bond.





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2nd death from influenza A confirmed in Delaware
By The Associated Press

Delaware's second flu-related death this season has been confirmed.

The Division of Public Health said Thursday that a 98-year-old New Castle County woman who had underlying health conditions died last week; officials say she had been diagnosed with influenza A.

Director Dr. Karyl Rattay says flu activity increases in January and February. She says it's not too late for residents to get vaccinated.





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Fenwick Island gets new town manager
By Kelli Steele

Teresa ‘Terry’ Tieman
Fenwick Island gets a new town manager.

Fenwick has been looking for a town manager for the past six months since former Town Manager Merritt Burke left last July.

Thursday, town officials announced that they had hired Terry Tieman to fill the spot; for the past five years, Tieman has been the town manager in Harrington.

She began her 28 year public service career at the City of Dover where she was the Administrative Services Director and Senior City Administrator. Her skills include budgeting, capital investment planning and implementation, project management, strategic planning, policy development, billing and credit and collections. She was awarded the recipient of the 2015 City manager of the Year award from the Delaware League of Local Governments.

Terry is a graduate of Lock Haven University and has an MBA from Wilmington University.

Tieman officials starts her new job on Monday.



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Farmers Richard & Keith Carlisle honored for service to Delaware agriculture
By Kelli Steele

Brothers Keith and Richard Carlisle, who have been farming near Greenwood since the 1960s, were jointly honored for their service and contributions Thursday evening, presented with the Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service to Delaware Agriculture.

"Keith and Richard Carlisle have been actively serving and leading Delaware's farming community for five decades," said Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee, who presented the award jointly with Acting U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse at the annual Delaware Agricultural Industry Dinner.

"They have been involved in almost every agricultural organization in the state, helped their fellow farmers selflessly, and tirelessly worked to promote agriculture," Kee said. "They have been innovators and supporters of research, and have always stood ready to lend a helping hand."

Both graduates of Bridgeville High School, the brothers grew up in a family whose farming roots in Delaware date back to the Civil War. After graduating from the University of Delaware - Keith in 1964 and Richard in 1967 - they returned to the family farm. Over the years, they have grown corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, lima beans, sweet corn, peppers, cucumbers and watermelon.

Both have earned the Distinguished Service Award from the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association of Delaware. Richard has sat on the Delaware Soybean Board, held offices in the Delaware Farm Bureau, and been active in the University of Delaware's Ag Alumni Association. Keith has served as Delaware's representative on the board of directors of Agway and on the board of the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, and also earned the University of Delaware's Agricultural Alumni Award for Outstanding Service, or the Worrilow Award.

Keith is married to Carol, and the couple has two sons. Richard is married to Kathy, and they have two sons and a daughter.

Eventually, the brothers divided the family farm into two operations for estate and succession purposes, a forward-thinking plan that facilitated the entry of the next generation. Keith's son, Will, and Richard's sons, Richard Jr. and Cameron, are all involved in the farms.

The Agricultural Industry Dinner, in its 46th year, was attended by more than 400 people, including farmers, business leaders and elected officials. It is sponsored by the Delaware Council of Farm Organizations.

Past recipients of the Secretary’s Award include former MidAtlantic Farm Credit senior vice-president Kenny Bounds (2016); Farm Service Agency official Robin Talley (2015); Schiff Farms of Harrington (2015); farmers Laura Hill of Lewes and Barbara Sapp of Milton (2014); dairy farmer Walter C. Hopkins Sr. of Lewes (2013); U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Michael Scuse, a former Delaware secretary of agriculture (2012); Delmarva Farmer Senior Editor Bruce Hotchkiss (2012); James Baxter of Georgetown (2011); brothers David, Ed and Robert Baker of Middletown (2010); Bill Vanderwende of Bridgeville (2009); and Ed Kee of Lincoln (2008).



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Creating 'safe spaces' for those needing a voice is the goal of the Ghostlight Project
By Abby Lafferty and Joe Irizarry

Standing outside the St. Stephen's Lutheran Church theater artists gathered to pledge to diversity and inclusion.

The Ghostlight Project is a nation wide pledge that over 500 theaters participated in on Thursday night--the eve before the Presidential Inauguration-- to provide a safe space where it is safe to be who you are regardless of your race, religion, country of origin, age or sexual orientation.

Numerous theater programs throughout Wilmington participated in this event. One theater in particular was the Bootless Stageworks, run by Rosanne DellAversano.

DellAversano organized the event along with Reverend Jason Churchill of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church.

The two are passionate about Ghostlight and encouraged their community to join in as well.

"If you're going to go with 'Make America Great Again' you have to do that as a unified group" DellAversano says.

Using the mantra "Be A light" participants of the event were asked to shine a light for those who feel they don't have a voice.

"It's important for everybody to know to not just have a voice, to know that they actually have a voice and that the voice is being heard and being used," says Churchill.



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Gov. Hogan's budget proposal includes $1-million for Salisbury downtown improvements
By Mark Fowser

Salisbury Main Street improvements will benefit from a $1-million appropriation in Md. Gov. Hogan's FY2018 budget proposal
Efforts to overhaul Main Street in Salisbury are getting support in a budget proposed by Governor Hogan of Maryland.

The city is receiving $1-million in downtown revitalization funding, which is being made available to only three cities statewide this year - Salisbury, Hagerstown and Cumberland.

Governor Hogan is expected to visit Salisbury February 13th as more details on the Main Street Master Plan are released.

"I'm extremely pleased that Governor Hogan has chosen to partner with us to bring Salisbury's Main Street Master Plan to fruition," Salisbury Mayor Jake Day said. "I offer my thanks to the Governor, as well as our tireless Delegate Carl Anderton and the entire Eastern Shore Delegation for being our advocates and for recognizing that ours is a city on the rise."



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New technology helps Ocean Pines Police quickly identify suspects
By Kelli Steele

Updated Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:59am

The Ocean Pines Police Department is set to receive a $30,030 grant from the state of Maryland for a technology upgrade that allows officers to quickly identify suspects involved in criminal actions. Officers are gaining the upper hand with the assistance
The Ocean Pines Police Department is set to receive a $30,030 grant from the state of Maryland for a technology upgrade that allows officers to quickly identify suspects involved in criminal actions. Officers are gaining the upper hand with the assistance of a new finger and palm printing machine.

According to the Ocean Pines Police Department, law enforcement agencies indicate that at least 30 percent of the prints lifted from crime scenes – from knife hilts, gun grips, steering wheels and window panes – are of palms, not fingers. For this reason, capturing and scanning latent palm prints is becoming an area of increasing interest among the law enforcement community, including the Ocean Pines Police Department.

An upgraded fingerprinting system, which has been recently installed, now helps to increase officer efficiency.

"In addition to identifying the individual, it also quickly searches state and federal criminal history databases for warrants that may still be in effect,” said Ocean Pines Police Chief David Massey. “Automation eliminates the old messy ink procedures, and accurately tells an officer that the print is acceptable, or whether a new re-print is necessary."

On April 6, 2016, an audit of the former fingerprint machine was conducted by the External Audit Unit of the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository. The audit revealed Ocean Pines Police Department was not in compliance with submitting palm prints. The department had purchased the Livescan system in 2010, when Livescan did not include a palm reader because palm readers were not mandated at that time. The mandate to capture palm prints in Maryland was enacted back in May 2013 by the FBI.

"This machine will also enable members from our Sheriff's Office, who may make an arrest nearby Ocean Pines, to utilize our machine to enter suspect information, thereby freeing them from a lengthy journey back to Snow Hill,” said Chief Massey. “The cooperation of our Sheriff is supporting our grant was a factor in the approval process."

Ocean Pines is the largest year-round community in Worcester County. The Ocean Pines Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the Ocean Pines community, having mutual aid agreements with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police. The police department consists of 15 sworn officers, one (1) part-time sworn officer, four (4) full-time civilians and three (3) part-time civilian support staff. The Ocean Pines Police Department responded to 10,588 calls for service in 2015.

The community of Ocean Pines was founded in 1968 and is currently home to approximately 12,000 year-round residents according to the 2010 Census. In the summertime, May through October, the estimated seasonal population swells to over 25,000 residents and vacationers.

About The Grant

Governor Larry Hogan had announced the recipients of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants, or BJAG awards. The recipients of the BJAG awards support a broad range of state and local criminal justice initiatives critical to Maryland’s ultimate goal of safe communities. Funds are intended to close gaps in services related to preventing violent crime, assisting crime victims, enforcement, prosecution, adjudication, detention and rehabilitation.



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Regulators say fishermen can catch more dogfish this year
By The Associated Press

Fishing regulators are going to allow fishermen to catch more smooth dogfish, a species of increasing interest in commercial fisheries.

The seafood industry has been trying to find new markets for the dogfish in recent years. Catch of the East Coast sharks has been consistent, but they aren't recognized by many U.S. consumers and are of low economic value.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the smooth dogfish quota for 2017 will be nearly 4 million pounds. The quota for 2016 was a little more than 2.6 million pounds.

Fishermen don't typically catch that many pounds of smooth dogfish per year. The catch is usually in the 1 million to 2 million pound range. But regulators say the species is not overfished, and can withstand a higher fishing quota.



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Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge to close for deer hunt Saturday
By The Associated Press

Updated Friday, January 20, 2017 - 2:24am

The Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge public use area in Milton will be closed later this month to allow for a deer hunt.
The Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge public use area in Milton will be closed Saturday to allow for a deer hunt.

Federal officials say the public use area, which includes the visitor contact station, will be closed all day tomorrow (Saturday).

Officials also are reminding outdoorsmen that only lottery selected and permitted hunters will have access to the headquarters area.





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Justice Valihura to serve as opening keynote speaker for 2017 Directors Forum in San Diego
By Kelli Steele

Updated Friday, January 20, 2017 - 2:24am

Delaware Supreme Court Justice Karen Valihura will be the opening keynote speaker at the 12th Annual Directors Forum in San Diego January 22- 24.
Delaware Supreme Court Justice Karen Valihura will be the opening keynote speaker at the 12th Annual Directors Forum in San Diego Sunday through next Tuesday.



The conference is put on by the Corporate Directors Forum, a non-profit whose mission is to help improve the performance and operation of company boards of directors.

Justice Valihura will be the kickoff speaker on January 22 and will discuss recent trends in corporate law in Delaware and recent Delaware Supreme Court decisions.

The Forum will be held on the campus of the University of San Diego.



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Is it bad to cross your legs when you sit?
By Delaware 1059 News

Updated Friday, January 20, 2017 - 9:59am

Crossing your legs is an extremely common habit; most people don’t even notice that they’re doing it.
Crossing your legs is an extremely common habit; most people don’t even notice that they’re doing it.

But it can cause health problems. For one thing, it can lead to neck and back pain.

More importantly, a study published in the journal "Blood Pressure Monitoring" stated that sitting with your legs crossed can increase your blood pressure. The reason this happens is because the blood in your legs has to work against gravity to be pumped back to your heart, crossing one leg over the other increases resistance, making it even harder for the blood to circulate. This causes your body to increase your blood pressure to push the blood back to the heart. You won’t feel any immediate effects, but if you sit for long periods of time it’s important that you take note of how long you have your legs crossed for.

You shouldn’t have your legs crossed for more than 15 minutes, and it’s important that you get up and walk around at least once every hour.

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Clutter: why it stresses you out, and what you can do about it
By Delaware1059 News

Updated Friday, January 20, 2017 - 6:46am

The National Association of Professional Organizers has some suggestions on how to deal with clutter
Clutter causes stress.

Sometimes people don’t realize it until after they clean up the clutter and feel a sense of calm and tranquility.

Clutter bombards the brain and makes it more difficult to relax or to focus on anything else.

Even people who claim not be bothered by clutter and disorganization – actually are.

According to the National Association of Professional Organizers:

• If you get rid of clutter you can reduce housework by 40%.

• Clutter – not lack of space is the cause of most disorganization.

• Research proves that profits and productivity decline as clutter increases.

• Paper is the #1 clutter problem.

Clutter takes a long time to build up – so it will likely take a long time to clear out. But the benefits are great – if you take the time to do it.

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