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Spring sticker shock at the pump

Drivers  are paying more at the pump as a result of the annual switch-over to summer grade fuel, strong demand for gasoline and a sharp rise in oil prices. Delaware motorist saw the average price...

Sweep at Port of Wilmington nets marijuana, heroin with fentanyl

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) led a multi-agency team that seized fentanyl-laced heroin and marijuana and arrested three people during a random compliance examination at the Port of Wilmington, Del., Wednesday. The law enforcement...

Jobless rate in Delaware drops slightly in March

Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March 2018  was down slightly to 4.3 percent,  from 4.4 percent in February and 4.5 percent in January. There were 20,700 unemployed Delawareans in March compared to 22,100 in...

3 sentenced in murder for insurance money scheme

Ryan Shover, 46, of York, PA, Paul Disabatino, 55, of Wilmington, and Michael Kman, 53, of Enola, PA, three of the men involved in a murder plot for insurance money have received prison sentences...

Update: Delaware still escaping E.coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce.

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) is still  advising residents and food-related businesses of a multistate outbreak of E.coli infections linked to chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, AZ  region. So far the state has not...

Wells Fargo settles with feds for $1 billion over mortgage, auto loan actions

The federal  Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection announced a settlement with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in an action with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The bureau found that Wells Fargo violated the...

Free the Grapes wants public to speak out on direct wine shipments

The Free the Grapes  trade  group seeking to allow wine shipments into Delaware is asking supporters to contact members of a House committee and show up for a hearing next week. Delaware is one of...

Chester County, Ben Franklin Technology launch venture capital fund

The Chester County Retirement Board and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) launched Venture Chesco, an initiative investing up to $4 million in emerging and growing companies located in the county...

Rite Aid closing Market Street store

Rite-Aid is closing its store on Market Street. Going out of business signs have been posted at the location on the 800 block of Market Street and the website listed that the location is  undergoing...

Insurance executive David F. Lyons, 58

Insurance executive David Francis Lyons has died. He was 58. The son of a well known Wilmington dentist, Lyons founded Lyons Companies, which grew the state’s largest independent insurance agencies over a three-decade-long period. Lyons is...

Milton’s Brimming Horn Meadery takes silver in global event

Brimming Horn Meadery's Jon Talkington returned home from the Mazer Cup International competition last weekend with a silver medal in hand.  Freya's Kiss won Talkington and Brimming Horn their first commercial medal in the Traditional-Semi...

Good  morning all, I waited for a few days before posting information from the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, which reported that Delaware State Police were using   nontraditional vehicles,   including vans to enforce distracted driving...