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Ocean View holds reorganizational meeting

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:51:29 GMT

At that time, Mayor Walter Curran and Councilman Tom Maly were sworn in to new terms, vowing "to place the public interest above any special or personal interest, and to respect the right of future generations to share the rich, historic and natural heritage of Delaware." Additionally, the council approved the meeting schedule for the next year, which includes no August meeting and tentatively scheduled monthly workshops.




Delaware trooper hospitalized, was shot at convenience store

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:57:13 GMT

Delaware State Police say a trooper has been taken to a hospital after being shot at a convenience store. Master Cpl.




Deleware Governor Carney signs bill allowing organ donation for HIV-positive donors and recipients

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:06:01 GMT

"Delawareans are compassionate people who understand that organ and tissue donation saves lives," said Governor Carney. "Our state is already a leader in donor registration.




HB 116

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:34:35 GMT

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DOVER TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN MATTERS RELATING TO LEVY AND COLLECTION OF SPECIAL AD VALOREM TAXES, SPECIAL TAXES, AND AD VALOREM TAXES IN CONNECTION WITH A MUNICIPAL TAX INCREMENT FINANCING AND A MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS FINANCING.




Health officials weigh in on Sussex Co. overdose spike

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:58:49 GMT

SUSSEX CO., Del. - In Delaware, state officials are still wrapping their minds around what led to a dangerous increase in heroin overdoses this weekend.




Sharia in Delaware: State Senate Opens With Muslim Prayer, Imam Picks ...

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:44:31 GMT

The State Senate in Delaware opened with an Islamic prayer recently and instead of the Imam participating in the Pledge of Allegiance with his hand over his heart, he decided it was a good time to pick his nose. This Imam is giving a prayer in Arabic which nobody in the room understands and that is the point.




Delaware gets $7.65M early education grant

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:30:06 GMT

Media outlets report Gov. John Carney and Secretary of Education Susan Bunting announced the grant Thursday during a visit to the Latin American Community Center's early childhood center in Wilmington. Known as the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership, officials say the funds will support the expansion of high quality early childhood education to more of the state's youngest learners.




Police: Suspect pointed gun at officer who fatally shot him

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:09:06 GMT

This image provided by the Delaware Department of Justice shows Keith Price. An officer fatally shot a Delaware man wanted on an attempted murder charge after the suspect pointed a gun at the officer during a foot chase, police said Thursday, April 20, 2017.




Ransford Bryan III, who pleaded guilty to the 1987 killing of his friend, Douglas Brockway, was...

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:23:26 GMT

Peggy Brockway, mother of Douglas Brockway, flanked her daughter, Missy Brockway-Walls, speaks to the press after the parole of her son's killer, Ransford Bryan III. Bryan, who shot Douglas Brockway in the back of the head in 1987, was granted parole April 18 by the Delaware Board of Parole after nearly 30 years in prison.




Could Delaware Be the Next State to Legalize Marijuana?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:28:20 GMT

"I'm basically here to listen," said Delaware Gov. John Carney Wednesday evening as he welcomed local lawmakers and cannabis advocates to a roundtable discussion on the legalization of recreational pot. If House Bill 110 passes, Delaware would be the first Mid-Atlantic state to welcome marijuana without medicinal constraints.




Legalized Marijuana Debate Picks up in Delaware

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:42:32 GMT

The debate over legalized marijuana for adults 21 and older in Delaware could pick up when the legislature returns to session next week. House Bill 110, which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana and allow for the regulation and taxation of the drug in Delaware, could be heard by a House committee as early as next week.




Prison guards sue Delaware leaders over inmate riot

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:36:16 GMT

The widow of slain Lt. Steven Floyd Sr. wipes the tears from her eyes as her attorney announces the filing of a federal lawsuit against former governors Jack Markell, Ruth Ann Minner and others seeking compensatory and punitive damages after a prison riot at the Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Del.




Delaware DOC responds to reports that correctional officers staged a sick out

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 01:42:09 GMT

The Delaware DOC has responded to reports that some correctional officers staged a sick out amid their calls for an increase in pay. The Department of Corrections says the vast majority of Correctional Officers reported to work today and are working hard to keep facilities safe and secure.




The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del.

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 01:42:08 GMT

Delaware correctional officers staged a "sick out" on Monday to demonstrate frustration over a perceived lack of action on calls to raise salaries and address other issues in prisons, according to sources familiar with the decision. Dozens of correction officers participated in the coordinated sick day, according to sources with knowledge of the demonstration who were not authorized to speak publicly about the rank-and-file COs calling out.




DE: DART Bus Route & Schedule Changes Approved to Become Effective Sunday, May 21, 2017

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:49:09 GMT

Delaware Transit Corp. announced changes to DART Statewide Bus Services have been approved to become effective Sunday, May 21, 2017. Weekday, Saturday and/or Sunday schedule times have been adjusted on most routes to improve on-time performance and connections, and/or re-routing.




Airmen Charged With Sex Trafficking, Sexual Abuse Of Minor

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 21:58:29 GMT

The Department of Justice announced that Airman 1st Class Dalian Washington and Airman 1st Class Akeem Beazer were arrested and charged based on alleged acts that took place on the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware . Criminal complaints state that Washington picked up a 15-year-old girl at the Dover Division of Motor Vehicles in August 2016.




Legislative Wrap

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:59:37 GMT

Non-Delaware residents FOIA request tabled Rep. Paul Baumbach, D-Newark, introduced a bill March 15 that would allow non-Delaware residents to make Freedom of Information Act requests. House Bill 75 allows state agencies and public bodies to create higher fees for responses to FOIA requests from non-Delaware residents.