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Delaware overdose death rates appear to be decreasing

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:36:19 GMT

Overdose death rates in Delaware appear to be dropping. So far this year, we've seen 182 deaths from drug overdoses, but in 2016, we saw a staggering 308.




Delaware begins discussion of off-shore wind

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:05:34 GMT

Maryland is striding forward with offshore wind power, causing shore residents to wonder how large a wind turbine could appear on the ocean's horizon, both from Maryland's beaches and across the line in the First State. Meanwhile, Delaware lawmakers are remembering the failed wind project that could have been up and running several years ago.




Delaware indicts 18 inmates in deadly prison riot

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:41:47 GMT

In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del., remains on lockdown following a riot. Delaware has charged 18 inmates in the deadly riot and hostage-taking at the state's maximum-security prison, most of them on murder charges, according to an indictment that was made public Tuesday, Oct. 17. The riot resulted in the murder of Lieutenant Steven Floyd, injuries to Correctional Officers Winslow Smith and Joshua Wilkinson, and the kidnapping of counselor Patricia May. less FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del., remains on lockdown following a riot.




Delaware indicts 18 inmates in deadly prison riot

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:41:46 GMT

In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del., remains on lockdown following a riot. Delaware has charged 18 inmates in the deadly riot and hostage-taking at the state's maximum-security prison, most of them on murder charges, according to an indictment that was made public Tuesday, Oct. 17. The riot resulted in the murder of Lieutenant Steven Floyd, injuries to Correctional Officers Winslow Smith and Joshua Wilkinson, and the kidnapping of counselor Patricia May. FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Delaware Department of Correction shows Sgt.




Legislative Wrap Up

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:19:39 GMT

Speaker of the House Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, introduced a bill May 9 that adds cooking wine to the list of exempted liquids from the alcohol regulation. House Bill 167 says Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement may investigate allegations of misuse and refer the matter to the Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner for a hearing if the manufacturer or seller disagrees with DATE's determination.




Delaware Marks Completion of POW/MIA Parkway in Dover

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:28:06 GMT

The POW/MIA Parkway, also known as the West Dover Connector, provides direct connections for multiple recreational facilities, residential areas, commercial centers and medical facilities. Gov. John Carney was joined by U.S. Senator Thomas Carper, U.S. Senator Christopher Coons, U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan and a gathering of local officials, veterans and families to dedicate the completion of the POW/MIA Parkway in Dover.




Carney Says Ending ACA Subsidies Will Hurt Delawareans

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 01:07:53 GMT

Democratic Gov. John Carney says President Donald Trump's decision to end federal cost-share subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will hurt thousands of low-income Delaware residents. Carney said in a statement Friday that low-income Delawareans rely on those taxpayer subsidies to make their health insurance and health care affordable.




Man allegedly arrested in connection to Seaford neglected dogs case

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 01:07:52 GMT

An arrest has allegedly been made, after officials say over 70 animals were found to be neglected at a property, in Seaford. A source close to the family of 56-year old Donald Eilander says the Office of Animal Welfare in Delaware arrested Eilander, on Friday.




A brief trip through the Civil War on videos

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:48:13 GMT

Learning about individual states that engaged in the Civil War in four minutes or less is a novel program the Civil War Trust created as a service to the public. Using videos to convey the message, the goal is to educate the public about the history of this country and the wars in which it engaged at the time of its founding and evolution as a nation.




Delaware Reports First Case of West Nile in Humans in 2 Years

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:09:20 GMT

DOVER , Del.- A 70-year-old Kent County, Del. woman was briefly hospitalized with West Nile virus and is now recovering at home, according to the Division of Public Health.




Program helps victims of addiction get treatment

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:40:32 GMT

Substance Abuse has become a major issue across the nation and Delaware is doing something about the epidemic in their state. The Justice Department will now help get thousands of Delawareans treatment they may not have been able to receive before through insurance.




Hepatitis C drug's lower cost paves way for Medicaid, prisons to expand treatment

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:50:01 GMT

Electron micrographs of hepatitis C virus purified from cell culture. Scale bar is 50 nanometers.




Delaware Doing its Part to Help Hurricane Victims

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:23:26 GMT

Delawareans are doing their best to lend a helping hand to the victims of the recent hurricanes in the Atlantic. Gov. John Carney is announcing a new website, delaware.gov/relief, where Delawareans can learn about different ways to donate to disaster relief efforts, as well as volunteer their time.




Delaware Hopes More Millennials Get Flu Shot This Season

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:33:12 GMT

With some research suggesting many Millennials skip getting a flu vaccine, some Delaware health officials are encouraging young adults to take the potential health hazards of influenza seriously and get vaccinated. A 2016 study focusing on data from urgent care centers in New York City found 52 percent of Millennials did not get flu shots, with many believing it would not prevent them from getting the flu.




Delaware Adopts Part of 'Idaho Stop' Bike Law

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:33:11 GMT

The infamous "Idaho Stop" law allows Idaho bicyclists to treat red lights like stop signs and stop signs like yield signs. It was unique to the Gem State for a long time but on Oct. 5, Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law House Bill 185 , which isn't as expansive as the Idaho Stop law, but does allow Delawareans to treat stop signs like yield signs.




Delaware Strengthens Cybersecurity Law

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:26:40 GMT

On August 17, 2017, Delaware became the latest state to strengthen its cybersecurity laws. Under the newly enacted House Substitute 1 for House Bill 180 , businesses who suffer cybersecurity breaches will face far more stringent notification requirements.




Officials: Over 70 neglected animals found; 32 rescued from Seaford property

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 22:32:37 GMT

According to the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, over 70 neglected animals were found at a property, where 32 animals were rescued, in Seaford. Delaware DHSS says on Sunday, the Division of Public Delaware Office of Animal Welfare received a tip about a property in the Seaford area with neglected animals.