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Kelli Steele

Morning Anchor/Reporter

Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.

Kelli joined Delaware Public Media in August 2017 as host of Morning Edition and as its Arts reporter.

A Baltimore native, Kelli has been living in Delaware since 1986 and has called Delmarva her home except for the four years when she lived in Phoenix and San Diego, two years each.

Kelli's work has been honored by the Associated Press and the Delaware Press Association; she's also been named Delaware's favorite downstate news anchor three times by Delaware Today Magazine.

In between working and going to bed very early, Kelli enjoy reality TV, watching baseball, basketball and soccer and exercising, when possible.

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The good news is there was a winning Powerball ticket sold for Wednesday night’s enormous $758.7 million drawing.

The bad news is that winning ticket for the second largest jackpot in U.S. was not sold in Delaware.

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One of Delaware’s iconic events is being canceled this year.


Organizers say Punkin Chunkin will not happen this November as planned due to a pending lawsuit by a woman critically injured during last year’s event.



Delaware’s Congressional delegation will hold two more job fairs for veterans this year.

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Sunday’s Top of Delaware Triathlon in Newark will be affected by a blue-green algae bloom spotted at the Newark Reservoir.

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A house that police and prosecutors say was part of an open-air drug market in southern Kent County is shut down and the residents evicted after a court recently declared it to be a “criminal nuisance property.”

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As the summer winds to a close,  hours and locations for lifeguarded ocean swimming beaches at Delaware State Parks will change next week.

The reductions in hours is necessary as lifeguards leaving the area to return to high school, college and school sports camps.

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There were no winning tickets in Wednesday night’s $432.5 million Powerball drawing.

That pushes the next jackpot over a half billion dollars. The estimated prize for Saturday night’s drawing stands at an estimated $510 million.

That’s the 8th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, and a winner could also choose to take a 324 million dollar one-time cash payout.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64. The Powerball was 4.

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Rehoboth Beach has a new mayor-elect, after he handily won election over the weekend.


Rehoboth City Commissioner Paul Kuhns defeated current Mayor Sam Cooper Saturday 761 votes to 543.

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Christiana Care Health System is ranked number three in the Philadelphia region by U.S. News and World Report in its annual report on the nation’s “Best Hospitals.”

West Nile virus has made its way into Wilmington and west-central Kent County.