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27 sites participating in Drug Take-back Day in Delaware

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:28:37 GMT

Each site will accept medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Officials say the collection sites will accept prescription drugs as well as over-the-counter pills, liquids ad cream medications.

Seashore State Park to host second annual Boo-B-Que this weekend

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:48:46 GMT

This weekend, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control's Division of Parks & Recreation will host its second-annual Boo-B-Que By the Sea. The event, which will be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22 at the Delaware Seashore State Park near the Indian River Inlet, in the south inlet day use and campground areas, will feature a variety of family-friendly activities.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:31:32 GMT

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Do you bike? Do you vote? Bike Delaware's guide

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:12:12 GMT

Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

Delawareans Optimistic About Biden Cancer Moonshot Report

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 01:06:10 GMT

Delawareans say they're cautiously optimistic that stakeholders in the medical community will align to boost research into a cure for cancer and develop new, effective treatments for the disease following the release of Vice President Joe Biden's recommendations from his Cancer Moonshot Task Force. Biden's report to President Barack Obama looked at various accomplishments the task force in the past year and outlined goals to help "dramatically accelerate efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer? - ?to achieve a decade's worth of progress in 5 years."

DART Launches 19th Annual a oeStuff The Busa Food Drive to Collect Food to Help Delawareans in Need

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:35:37 GMT

The Delaware Transit Corp. has announced that it will hold the 19th annual "Stuff The Bus" Thanksgiving Food Drive throughout the State starting on November 7 and ending on November 12. New this year, we'll be at the Suburban Plaza Acme in Newark on Saturday, November 12. The public is invited to help "Stuff The Bus" by donating nonperishable food items such as canned goods, boxed cereal, and household products such as paper products, laundry detergents, and side dishes. The Food Bank of Delaware, located in Newark, will distribute the donated food through its hunger-relief partners in Delaware.


Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:53:03 GMT

A new poll from the University of Delaware found 61 percent of residents in the First State would support legalizing the use of marijuana. The poll from the university's Center for Political Communication also found a majority of Delawareans support the death penalty, the Affordable Care Act and raising the minimum wage.

Delaware surf tag No. 2 sold for $20K. Now No. 1a

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:43:45 GMT

Lowest digit surf tag up for auction Saturday. Surf tag No. 2 sold for $20,500 last year, value of No.

Two people arrested after reported altercation at detention center in Milford

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:26:58 GMT

According to Milford Police, two people have been charged following an investigation into a fight that happened at the Stevenson House Detention Center in Milford. On September 18, police were contacted by Stevenson House Detention Center staff after an altercation that happened where a 16-year-old resident reportedly assaulted two staff members, both of whom reportedly received minor injuries.

Delaware to Have 27 Sites to Collect Unused Prescriptions

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:56:57 GMT

Delaware is getting ready for National Drug Take-Back Day , a chance to get unused or old prescription medicines out of people's homes. The state Division of Public Health says there will be 27 collection sites around the state on Oct. 22. One goal is to reduce accidental poisonings, which the agency says kill more Delawareans than car crashes.

Delaware Pledges to Sign Up 2,000 STEM Mentors

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:46:41 GMT

Delaware is the latest state to join a national movement to support women and girls in pursuing STEM careers. Last week, the state's Department of Health and Social Services formed a team for Million Women Mentors and set a goal of pledging 2,000 STEM mentors by 2019.

New power-plant guidelines? Delaware's ahead of the game

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:48:26 GMT

When it comes to clean energy, Delaware is ahead of the pack in some ways. Although Sussex County is still home to Delaware's last coal-fired energy plant, the First State might not have to change a thing to comply with the national EPA's Clean Power Plan .

Fire trucks sit in the bay of the Harrington Volunteer Fire Department.

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 01:03:53 GMT

A Task Force formed by the General Assembly will examine ways to ensure Delaware's 60 volunteer fire departments spend the public and private money they receive for the right reasons. The task force, which was scheduled to hold its first meeting Wednesday night, will look at reports from the the state auditor's office, will explore whether there are enough safeguards to prevent misuse of fire department funds.

New bill would legalize marijuana in Delaware

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 01:03:52 GMT

New bill would legalize marijuana in Delaware The bill is expected to be introduced in January when the General Assembly reconvenes. Check out this story on A bud of legally grown marijuana is held by a cancer patient, in Portland, Maine, on Nov. 4, 2009.

DE creates task force to minimize fraud amongst volunteer fire companies

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:51:26 GMT

Being a firefighter is no easy job, especially in Delaware, where everywhere except Wilmington is served by volunteer fire companies. Due to recent mismanagement inside a few Delaware volunteer fire companies, the state is now stepping in in the hopes of fixing that.

Dover family wins Family Feud game show

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 02:55:29 GMT

As we set our equipment up to interview the Delaware family they tell us they've been watching Family Feud for a long time and have never seen a family from the shore. But lucky for the, there's a first time for everything.

New Jersey gas tax increase may help Delaware coffers

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 22:31:38 GMT

New Jersey gas tax increase may help Delaware coffers Delaware gas prices should soon be the lowest in the Mid-Atlantic, enticing more drivers. Check out this story on Customers fuel up at a BP gas station on Basin Road near New Castle.