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Air quality alert issued; conditions to be worse on I-95 corridor

An Air Quality Alert has been issued for Delaware on Sunday with worsening air quality expected Monday, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control reported.  The alert comes in addition to normal precautions for...

Delaware jobless rate falls to 4 percent

Delaware’s unemployment rate in May fell to four percent, down two-tenths of one percent from April,  the Delaware Department of Labor reported.  The U.S. unemployment rate was 3.8 percent in May down from 3.9 percent...

Despite recent decline, gas prices biting Delaware drivers in their wallets

Delaware drivers are finding both good news and bad news at the pump, Wilmington-based AAA Mid-Atlantic reported. The good news is that local gas prices continue to drop slightly but the bad news is that...

Beebe Healthcare drops plans for more hospital rooms at Lewes hospital

Beebe Healthcare  is dropping plans to add rooms to its hospital in Lewes. “Hospitals and health systems throughout the country have worked very hard over the past few years to transform the way that healthcare is...

Twin Capes now part of Delaware reef

https://youtu.be/hNKFWYLTytY The M/V Twin Capes, a ferry christened 43 years ago on the Delaware Bay and retired after thousands of runs between   Cape Henlopen, and Cape May, NJ, was sunk Friday  to become part of...

Mishoe appointed president of Delaware State University

The  Board of Trustees of Delaware State University  voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Wilma Mishoe as the 11th President of Delaware State University, effective July 1. The announcement was made by Devona Williams, who led...

Horn entrepreneurship venture wins green technology competition

A startup that’s figured out how to make solar cells at a very low temperature is following the entrepreneurial process at the University of Delaware because of its international renown for research and innovation...

Meyer praises signing of bill clearing way for New Castle County hotel tax

Gov. John Carney signed a bill that will allow New Castle County to enact an up to three percent room tax. County Executive Matt Meyer issued the following statement after  House Bill 377 into law: “Yesterday, the governor...

No Honey Smacks salmonella cases reported in Delaware

The Delaware Division of Public of Public Health passed on word of a recall involving a breakfast cereal. The salmonella outbreak is being linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereals. Seventy-three people from 31 states, including 24 who have been...

Milford couple indicted on charges of reporting and getting treatment for non-existent...

A Milford couple has been indicted on insurance fraud charges linked to reporting a non-existent auto accident. Diliana Legeros, 33, and Joseph Aubourg, 33,  were indicted by a Delaware Grand Jury  and were arrested after...

PETA was not to be topped in chicken compassion department after truck accident

Good morning, Leave it to PETA to not be one-upped  over an overturned chicken truck. The highly publicized tractor-trailer crash near Middletown last week led to an outpouring of sympathy for the doomed birds that were...

Coons says funding for manufacturing, UD pharma institute funding get committee...

U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) announced funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program, the Manufacturing USA Institutes, and scientific research in the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which passed the Senate Appropriations Committee with...