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Delaware Substance Abuse Director Resigns, Replacement Named

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:39:28 GMT

The director of the Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health has resigned. Sixty-seven-year-old Mike Barbieri quietly left his post July 6. Department of Health and Social Services medical director Clarence "Clay" Watson has been named Barbieri's interim replacement.

Delaware substance abuse director resigns, replacement named

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:39:27 GMT

The News Journal of Wilmington reported on Monday that 67-year-old Mike Barbieri quietly left his post July 6. Department of Health and Social Services medical director Clarence "Clay" Watson has been named Barbieri's interim replacement. Barbieri says he resigned because he was told that new Secretary Kara Odom Walker "wanted to go in a different direction."

At this retirement home, dementia patients forgo utensils

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:42:58 GMT

With dementia attacking parts of her brain, the nursing room resident couldn't grip a knife and fork, a common problem among those losing their memory. That meant she couldn't feed herself and she got to the point where she wouldn't even try.

Painted rocks bring kind messages to Delawareans

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:43:44 GMT

Carmen Dougherty's 10-year-old son, Anthony, clutching a painted heart-shaped rock he found, ran up to his mother at a Disney World resort last March. A tag on the back of the rock identified its decorators as "The Northeast Ohio Rocks!" - a group spreading positive thoughts by planting painted rocks in different pockets of the country.

Tickets now on sale for annual Blue Jean Ball

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:20:28 GMT

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Blue Jean Ball, presented by Hertrich Toyota of Milford. The annual fundraiser takes place Friday, Sept.

New law aims to improve prosecution of DUI cases

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:57:57 GMT

Delaware drivers charged with misdemeanor Driving Under the Influence will now receive only a single opportunity for a criminal trial. That is the result of the General Assembly's late-June passage of legislation that addressed a provision in Delaware law allowing DUI defendants who were convicted in Justice of the Peace Court to have their case retried on the merits in the Court of Common Pleas.

Insurance Department opens public comment period

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:39:45 GMT

The Delaware Department of Insurance has launched a special section on its website for public comments with regarding the requested rate increase by Highmark. The insurance company is the only option left in the private marketplace in The First State, and they have requested a rate increase of 33.6 percent.

Bigger venue means bigger concerts for Salted Vines

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:56:10 GMT

Crowds have been flocking to watch local bands perform at the Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery's new, larger location near Frankford. Since the winery - formerly called Fenwick Wine Cellars - moved to the Clarksville area in November of 2016, Manager Katie Duke said, they now have more room to expand their live performances.

Delaware Democratic Party announces new executive director

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:05:24 GMT

Delaware Democratic Party Chairman Erik Raser?Schramm announced Monday that Jesse Chadderdon has been selected as the new executive director of the state party. In addition, Travis Williams will serve as deputy director of the party.

Gov. Carney to Sign Bill Expanding Naloxone Access

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:56:59 GMT

Delaware Gov. John Carney is expected to sign a bill intended to make it easier for people to access a potentially life-saving antidote for opioid overdoses. The governor is hosting a ceremonial bill signing for the measure Thursday at a CVS pharmacy in Dover.

Delaware Healthcare Industry Update - July 2017

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:33:18 GMT

By 1:30 a.m. on July 3rd, the Governor had signed a budget. It included litany of cuts, including several in healthcare.


Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:31:46 GMT

WILMINGTON , Del. Delaware Gov. John Carney this week signed into law a Senate bill that will expand access to medical marijuana treatment for the state's veterans, and other Delawareans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

JTVCC inmate reportedly dies after lengthy illness

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:16:51 GMT

According to the Delaware Department of Corrections, 63-year-old Louis Schoenle of Millsboro, passed away in the infirmary at 3:37 p.m. His family has been notified. Schoenle was serving a 14-year sentence for third degree rape/victim less than 16-years old, three counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child and three counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

Senator Coons hosts online townhall

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:57:36 GMT

Delaware Senator Chris Coons said Thursday evening during his facebook live healthcare town hall that he has received calls from over 3,500 Delawareans on the battle over health insurance. Just last month Highmark asked for a 33.6 percent rate increase for 2018, causing residents to ask how high can their premiums get.'

Lisa Blunt Rochester sits down with WBOC's Madeleine Overturf

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 22:58:30 GMT

The First State has a new first in Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester. Rochester is Delaware's first woman and person of color to serve in Congress.

Delaware's House of Representatives meets on Sunday.

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 04:28:41 GMT

After failing to agree on a budget by the time the new fiscal year started Saturday, Delaware lawmakers reached an accord Sunday on a $4 billion spending plan. After months of budget talks, failed last-minute deals and partisan finger-pointing between Democrats and Republicans, lawmakers agreed on a budget deal in an extraordinary session called by Democratic Gov. John Carney.

Del. general assembly creates marijuana taskforce

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 01:14:00 GMT

The General Assembly passed a concurrent resolution Saturday morning to create a task force that will study regulating and taxing marijuana for adult use in Delaware. The Adult Use Cannabis Task Force "shall study adoption of a model for regulation and taxation of adult-use cannabis in Delaware, including local authority and control, consumer safety and substance abuse prevention, packaging and labeling requirements, impaired driving and other criminal law concerns, and taxation, revenue, and banking issues."