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 2020-04-04 02:11 

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Letter to the Editor: Pardon doctors, other health care workers...

I specialize in applications for pardons, clemency and commutation of sentences. In most states, the process to get a pardon takes from 14 to 24 months, and in the federal system, even longer. In this time of national emergency, I call upon all governors ...

 2020-04-04 01:08 

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Letter to the Editor: Refreshing good news...

At this time of so much bad news, it was refreshing to read about the rescue of the horse deep in mud (Delaware State News, March 29). The pictures told the tale of a lot of concerned people working diligently together. I'm so glad they rescued the ho...

 2020-04-04 00:11 

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Largest increase yet in virus cases: State total climbs from 393 to 450 in one day...

DOVER — Delaware saw its largest day-to-day increase in official coronavirus cases Friday, climbing from 393 to 450. The death total also rose from 12 to 14. Unfortunately for Delawareans, the count is only going to keep growing — and fast, wi...

 2020-04-03 23:12 

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Local college notebook: Ingelsby keeping tabs on team, possible rule changes...

Off-seasons haven't always been uneventful for the Delaware men's basketball team lately. The Blue Hens have had some good young players transfer to higher-profile programs over the last four seasons. That group includes Kory Holden (South Carolin...

 2020-04-03 22:52 

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Mountaire takes precautions after worker tests positive for COVID-19...

SELBYVILLE — Stepped-up sanitation is in place and a special sick leave program is in the offing at Mountaire Farms following confirmation earlier this week that one of its Selbyville processing plant employees tested positive for COVID-19. The poul...

 2020-04-03 22:37 

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Face coverings recommended, but Trump says he won't wear one...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced new federal guidelines Friday recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public to help fight the spread of the new coronavirus. The president immediately said he had no intention of followi...

 2020-04-03 21:10 

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Vaughn inmate workers switch gears to make face masks...

SMYRNA — Prisoners at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center are doing their part to help support the First State's COVID-19 response. This week, three dozen inmates working in the prison's garment shop began producing cotton face masks for the...

 2020-04-03 21:06 

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More churches moving toward drive-thru services...

CAMDEN — The coronavirus pandemic may have curtailed activity across the nation, but it won't prevent Palm Sunday celebrations from taking place downstate. Using a little creativity, area churches are planning drive-thru services in order to com...

 2020-04-03 21:02 

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State school board sets virtual meeting Monday to discuss virus...

DOVER — As school boards across the state determine new academic calendars, the state school board will meet virtually at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss COVID-19's impact on public and charter schools throughout Delaware. The board plans to discuss up...

 2020-04-03 20:58 

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Millville teen charged with threatening school...

DAGSBORO — A 14-year-old Millville resident was charged in alleged connection with a threat aimed at Indian River High School, authorities said. According to spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe, Delaware State Police were made aware by the school ...

 2020-04-03 20:56 

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Domestic stabbing incident leads to arrest...

DOVER — A 41-year-old Dover woman was arrested in connection with allegedly stabbing her boyfriend during a domestic dispute, authorities said. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper said the initial incident was reported at ap...

 2020-04-03 20:54 

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Red Cross help displaced victims of apartment fire...

DOVER — The blaze displaced residents from elementary school age to 81, all of them reeling. Following a destructive apartment complex fire Thursday, the City of Dover and Red Cross of Delmarva provided what they so desperately needed. About 50 pers...

 2020-04-03 19:28 

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Highmark Delaware gives $200,000 to state's COVID-19 initiative...

WILMINGTON Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware announced Friday a $200,000 BluePrints for the Community contribution to the Delaware COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative, to meet the needs of the individuals, families and organizations that are exp...

 2020-04-03 17:26 

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Maryland governor: 'Depend on each other'...

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has been providing daily updates to the state's citizens throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. On Friday, he made the following address to Maryland residents, transcribed here: "Our state is taking unprecede...

 2020-04-03 17:20 

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Vote for your Stars!...

Vote for your Stars here! After countless hours tallying the nomination results, the online ballot for the voting phase of the Delaware State News Readers' Poll Stars of Delaware opened on Sunday, March 15. In the three weeks of the nomination phase, ...

 2020-04-03 17:18 

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Delaware COVID-19 numbers exceed 400...

Delaware Gov. John Carney in a press briefing Friday said the state's positive cases are now well over 400 with close to 100 hospitalizations. Today's official numbers have not been updated yet. He said the state expected those numbers to increase...

 2020-04-03 16:51 

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 2020-04-03 15:16 

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US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak...

WASHINGTON — A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers slashed hundreds of thousands of jobs because of the viral outbreak that has all but shut down the U.S. economy. The unemployment rate ju...

 2020-04-03 14:58 

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DOC: Contract worker fully recovered after positive COVID-19 test...

DOVER A contract healthcare professional assigned to New Castle County Community Corrections has tested positive for COVID-19, the Delaware Department of Correction announced this morning. DOC spokesman Paul Shavack said the person has self-isolated for t...

 2020-04-03 14:13 

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Bayhealth to host moment of meditation/prayer today...

DOVER Bayhealth will hold a moment of meditation/prayer for healthcare heroes, patients and the community today at 1:30 p.m. The organization's Diversity and Spirituality Committee is coordinating this with the help of its Pastoral Care team. All memb...

 2020-04-03 13:56 

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Dover Air Force Base closes pharmacy for one week...

Citing "an abundance of caution related to possible COVID-19 exposure, and in line with Department of Defense and Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines," Col. Matthew Jones, 436thAirlift Wing commander, ordered a temporary closure o...

 2020-04-03 13:31 

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UD postpones commencement, universities weigh graduation options...

Delaware universities are still determining how to move forward with graduation details as coronavirus has shifted education to continue remotely for the rest of the semester. University of Delaware announced Thursday that it would postpone its 2020 Comme...

 2020-04-03 01:20 

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Commentary: Our health and our waterways: We are not protected...

By Nan Zamorski We are not protected from the novel COVID-19 virus. The first infections in December, 2019, were linked to an illegal live-animal market in Wuhan, China, where wild animals are sold for meat. Endangered animals are often included in these ...

 2020-04-03 00:13 

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Letter to the Editor: Bad federal government advice adds to COVID-19 crisis...

I have waited so long to write this letter so that I could get a full understanding of what is going on in our country due to the out-of-control coronavirus (COVID-19). Because of the failure of the federal government to act in an appropriate way, I write...

 2020-04-03 00:07 

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Africa faces an 'existential threat' as virus cases spread...

JOHANNESBURG — Some African countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, health officials projected Thursday, as the continent least equipped to treat serious infections has an "enormous gap" in the number of v...

 2020-04-03 00:02 

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Navy fires captain who sought help for virus-stricken ship...

WASHINGTON — The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired Thursday by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people. Acting Navy Se...

 2020-04-02 23:57 

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Lake Forest, other school districts modify academic calendars...

FELTON — Lake Forest is the latest of the school boards throughout the state to approve a new academic calendar in response coronavirus, which resulted in schools closing through May 15. In his letter announcing that schools would shutter through mi...

 2020-04-02 23:55 

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Delaware festivals hang in the balance of coronavirus crisis...

As the weather turns warmer and the days get longer, under any other circumstance, we would start looking forward to enjoying the many outdoor festivals the area has to offer. But these are not any other circumstances, to say the least. On March 22, Gov. ...

 2020-04-02 23:09 

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Letter to the Editor: Golf courses open in Sussex County...

Folks, thought you might find it interesting with Delaware in total lockdown and with the worst to come, our governor has given all Delaware golf courses permission to remain open. We reside near Bear Trap golf course, located in Ocean View, and the lot i...

 2020-04-02 22:54 

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Stonebraker finds a home behind the plate...

(EDITOR'S NOTE: With the high school sports world on hold, we're going to continue our Athlete of the Week feature with a little different format. We're going to recognize a downstate senior athlete by sport for their career accomplishments. T...

 2020-04-02 22:50 

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Dover basketball standout Allen chooses Wagner...

DOVER — Elijah Allen is headed to the Big Apple. Dover High's Allen announced his commitment to Wagner College in Staten Island, one of the five boroughs which make up New York City. Wagner is a Division I school in the Northeast Conference. All...

 2020-04-02 21:30 

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DOC suspends all on-site programming...

DOVER The Delaware Department of Correction today announced that, effective immediately, it has suspended all on-site programming in its facilities as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Today's announcement follows restrictions announced on ...

 2020-04-02 21:20 

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Stimulus aid for 'small business' will go to some big chains...

IOWA CITY, Iowa — As the federal government prepares to launch a $349 billion loan program meant to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic, critics have growing concerns that some mom-and-pop shops might get squeezed out. The Paychec...

 2020-04-02 21:08 

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Delaware positive COVID-19 cases at 393 Thursday...

Delaware Public Health officials Thursday evening reported a 12th person has died from the coronavirus and the state's total cases reached 393. Of those, 245 people live in New Castle County, 43 in Kent and 105 in Sussex. Fifty-six people are hospital...

 2020-04-02 20:33 

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Mountaire feeds Nanticoke, PRMC health care workers...

SEAFORD — Dawn broke Friday morning over Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford to waves of protective masks, orange cones and social distancing — and a truckload of Mountaire chicken. In support of healthcare communities facing challenging, s...

 2020-04-02 20:13 

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Essential Business: Area liquor stores stay open amid pandemic...

CAMDEN — Though many residents question why liquor stores are deemed essential in the governor's state of emergency order, it's for serious reasons that the businesses remain open. Gov. John Carney explained last week that life without alcoh...

 2020-04-02 19:43 

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Camden company receives masks from China, donates to police...

CAMDEN — Instead of providing a few free medical face masks, Chinese supplier Shenzen Bergek Technology Co. sent 1,000. The donations arrived Tuesday at SUMURI computer company, which distributed them to local law enforcement without hesitation. The...

 2020-04-02 19:24 

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DNREC closes public restrooms at all its locations...

DOVER While most state parks, nature and wildlife areas continue to stay open for Delawareans during the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" emergency order from Gov. John Carney, many amenities are closed. Current closures include campsites, cabins, cottages,...

 2020-04-02 19:12 

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IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams...

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service on Thursday urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. "We ...

 2020-04-02 19:11 

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Chesapeake Utilities responds to COVID-19 with donation...

DOVER — Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced on Thursday that it will donate $200,000 to support response and relief organizations assisting communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company also announced a special one-time grant fro...

 2020-04-02 18:29 

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Beebe Healthcare to host COVID-19 virtual town hall...

LEWES Beebe Healthcare is inviting the public to a one-hour COVID-19 virtual town hall at 5 p.m. on Monday. Interested participants can watch the virtual town hall live on Beebe's Facebook page, or they can dial one of the following numbers, enter the...

 2020-04-02 16:54 

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Dover Post Office move to S. Queen Street is official...

DOVER The journey to find a new home for the Dover Post Office, which began three years ago, officially came to an end on Monday when the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) completed the purchase of their new Dover location on 350 S. Queen Street. The move will e...

 2020-04-02 16:52 

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Firefighters responding to Dover apartment blaze...

DOVER According to a Delmarva Fighter Forums Facebook post, crews are responding to a blaze through the roof of a multi-story apartment building in the 200 block of Bay Tree. The post was made before noon today. In addition to the Dover Fire Department ad...

 2020-04-02 16:29 

Delaware State News

Gov. Carney issues 'call-to-action' to support COVID-19 response...

WILMINGTON Gov. John Carney issued a community call-to-action on Thursday, urging all Delaware citizens, businesses and nonprofits to offer their assistance in Delaware's fight against coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The State of Delaware launched an ...

 2020-04-02 16:28 

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Unemployment claims smash record in Delaware...

DOVER — Almost 6.65 million Americans filed unemployment claims last week, the federal government said Thursday as the coronavirus continues to spread across the country. That figure shatters the prior record of 3.34 million, set just one week. Whil...

 2020-04-02 16:11 

Delaware State News

Blue-Gold football game canceled...

The 65th annual Blue-Gold all-Star Football Game has been canceled....

 2020-04-02 15:45 

Delaware State News

A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past two weeks...

WASHINGTON — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. Combined with la...

 2020-04-02 14:47 

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Del. Hall of Fame class to be announced at noon...

WILMINGTON — Several downstaters are expected to be among this year's group of inductees into the Delaware Sports Museum & Hall of Fame. A list of 10 former First State sports standouts will be announced today at noon. The Hall of Fame has honor...

 2020-04-02 14:47 

Delaware State News

Three downstaters headed into Del. Sports Hall of Fame...

Three former Henlopen Conference basketball standouts are going into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame....

 2020-04-02 14:10 

Delaware State News

Highmark waves fees for COVID-19 treatment...

PITTSBURGH Highmark has announced that members who require in-network, inpatient hospital care for COVID-19 will not incur any deductibles, co-insurance and co-pays, effective immediately. The decision applies to members with group employer coverage (self...

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