Biden visits, flooding, Covid and drug distribution make Top 10 list for September

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Hello everyone,

Joe Biden’s visits, Covid-19 numbers, and flooding dominated the list of top stories in September.

The most visited post among the three on the president’s weekend trips reported on Biden’s stop on Labor Day at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Other stories updated the high rate of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations tied to the faster spreading Delta variant and low vaccination rates in areas, mainly in the western and southern part of the state.

The uptick was not a big surprise as activities returned to normal, with restrictions mainly confined to indoor mask-wearing in government buildings.

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Ranking third was the conviction of a Bear resident tied to a cocaine distribution scheme that included shipping the drug in oxygen banks and growing marijuana in a bunker accessed by a fake fireplace.

The individual and his wife face additional charges related to money laundering of suspected drug proceeds.

Also in the top 10 were stories of September flooding, which hit low-income neighborhoods in Wilmington.

Here are the top 10 stories:

  1. Biden drops off Capriotti’s subs at union hall before heading back to D.C.

  2. Covid update: While cases, hospitalizations climb, Delaware stays in bottom half of states in virus’ spread

  3. Bear resident convicted of running elaborate cocaine transport scheme with cartel ties

  4. Biden leaves Delaware for West Coast trip

  5. Biden flies out after quiet weekend trip to home near Rehoboth

  6. Covid-19 update: 2 deaths and a decline in daily cases

  7. Lunch, dinner coming on Monday to Wilmington flood victims

  8. Covid-19 update: No new deaths, 454 new cases

  9. A dozen new deaths reported from Covid-19 in recent days, all but two unvaccinated

  10. Update: Flooding, evacuations after remnants of Ida sweep through region

Enjoy what is shaping up to be a fine weekend. See you Monday. – Doug Rainey, chief content officer.

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