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MILFORD, Del. (AP) - A city of nearly 11,000 in the middle of Delaware will once again have a movie theater, after an absence of a few decades. The News Journal reports Delaware businessman Arthur Helmick plans to open a state-of-the0arty movie theater in Milford by the end of next summer. Since the Milford Plaza Cinema closed in the early 1980s, residents have had to drive more than 20 miles north to Dover or south to Rehoboth Beach to see a first-run movie.
CAMDEN-WYOMING, Del. (AP) - A Delaware man is accused of "inappropriately touching" two teen girls at a high school homecoming football game. News outlets cite a Delaware State Police release that says 58-year-old Ricky D. Hardy was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual contact after turning himself in Thursday. Police say Hardy was at the Caesar Rodney High School homecoming game last week.
LEWES, Del. (AP) - A Delaware hospital says its new $2.1 million robot has performed more than 50 surgeries since it was introduced. The Beebe Medical Center's Lewes Center for Robotic Surgery opened this summer. Robotic program head Dr. Kurt Wehberg tells The News Journal robot-assisted surgeries are less invasive than traditional procedures. Ninety percent of Beebe patients who had robot-assisted surgery didn't need to take narcotics they likely would've been prescribed after a traditional procedure.
LEWES, Del. (AP) - Authorities in Delaware say a woman ended an argument with her boyfriend by running over his leg with her car. News outlets cite a Delaware State Police release that says troopers responding to a report of a domestic dispute Tuesday found a 48-year-old man on the ground. An investigation revealed that he and his girlfriend, 59-year-old Jacquelyn S. Peruchi, had a verbal argument earlier in the evening.
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