Jerry Smith, USA TODAY

Jerry Smith


Dover, DE, United States

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Past articles by Jerry:

New Middletown police chief makes community policing a top priority

Robert Kracyla will take some of the community policing successes from the smaller Seaford department to his new job as Middletown's top cop. → Read More

Biden would be the oldest sitting president if elected in 2020

A look at the 10 oldest presidents of the United States. → Read More

Smyrna man arrested for allegedly wielding a knife in robbery of food delivery driver

Smyrna police make arrest in January armed robbery of a Pat's Select Pizza & Grill food delivery driver. → Read More

Missing D.C. Uber, Lyft driver found dead in Trolley Square

Wilmington police say body found in a car in a parking lot in Trolley Square is that of missing Uber and Lyft driver Musba Behiru Shifa. → Read More

Powerball jackpot at $348 million for Saturday drawing; Mega Millions winner gets $267 million payout

The Powerball is at $348 million for Saturday night's drawing with a cash value of $211.9 million. → Read More

Police: Suspect arrested in Boston woman's disappearance, body found in car

A body was recovered from a car that Delaware police stopped along I-95 on Thursday, ending a manhunt for a kidnapping suspect, police say. → Read More

Body found in the car of suspected Boston kidnapper arrested on I-95 in Delaware

A body was recovered from a car Delaware police stopped along I-95 on Thursday, ending a manhunt for a suspected Boston kidnapper, according to Boston police. → Read More

Police ask the public's assistance in catching Walmart battery bandit

A suspect is accused of breaking into Walmart storage areas in Prices Corner and New Castle. → Read More

Snow, wintry mix in the forecast for Friday morning commute

The National Weather Service is predicting 1-3 inches of snow in the northern and central parts of Delaware on Friday morning. → Read More

Willey Farms not rebuilding yet, but part of business open by Easter

Willey Farms near Townsend will open its greenhouses for Easter and Mother’s Day, with plans to start rebuilding a new showroom in late spring. → Read More

Roundabout planned to ease sluggish traffic north of Middletown

A road project aims to ease long morning and evening peak time commutes at the intersection of Cedar Lane Road and Marl Pit Road. → Read More

Rule No. 1 for tax scams: The IRS never calls to ask for payments or personal information

The 5 most common tax scams include demands for payment or information and threats to have you arrested if you don't respond immediately → Read More

Del. 1 lane closures associated with U.S. 301 project still slowing traffic

Construction projects that will affect commuters the coming week. → Read More

Dover man sentenced to 35 years for killing his best friend in a drunken argument

A highly intoxicated Don R. Martinez shot Kevin M. King 11 times in Milford, drove him to Dover to die in his own car. → Read More

Three fun venues put Middletown on the entertainment map

Recently opened hatchet-throwing venue, escape room give residents family-friendly options for fun, with more hatchet-throwing on the horizon. → Read More

Commuters rejoice: St. Georges Bridge reopening this week could mean clear sailing

After four months of detours, motorists will once again have a second, no-toll option over the C&D Canal. → Read More

Dover airman carries American flag on runs to honor friend who suffered from PTSD

Master Sgt. Trevor Derr runs on and around Dover Air Force Base whenever he can to bring awareness to Post-traumatic stress disorder. → Read More

Civil rights organizations want their say in Middletown Hummers Parade guidelines

Leaders from the Delaware Hispanic Commission and local NAACP say they want to be a part of the committee to oversee the controversial Hummers Parade. → Read More

Local businesses, agencies step up to help federal workers in Delaware

Emergency food pantries, interest-free loans, and more. → Read More

Weather only delays Delaware's inevitable road projects

Construction projects that will affect commuters the coming week. → Read More