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Former UD volleyball coaches sue over their firings

Two former University of Delaware volleyball coaches are suing the school over their dismissal last fall. In two separate federal lawsuits, former head coach Bonnie Kenny and assistant coach Cindy Gregory claim they were fired last October based on their age, sexual orientation and marital status.

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Can't find eclipse glasses? There are other ways to look at the sun safely

If you’re on the last minute hunt for eclipse viewing glasses, you might be out of luck. “We have just been inundated with calls from people looking for the eclipse glasses and unfortunately we’ve sold out,” said Judi Provencal, a resident astronomer at Mt. Cuba Observatory in Greenville.

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The Lower Sussex NAACP is calling for Delaware to withhold state grant money to the Georgetown Historical Society until it removes a Confederate monument.

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The Red Clay School Board voted unanimously Wednesday night to launch a new committee focused on issues of racial inequity.

As the summer winds to a close,  hours and locations for lifeguarded ocean swimming beaches at Delaware State Parks will change next week.

The reductions in hours is necessary as lifeguards leaving the area to return to high school, college and school sports camps.

There were no winning tickets in Wednesday night’s $432.5 million Powerball drawing.

That pushes the next jackpot over a half billion dollars. The estimated prize for Saturday night’s drawing stands at an estimated $510 million.

That’s the 8th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, and a winner could also choose to take a 324 million dollar one-time cash payout.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64. The Powerball was 4.

Delaware reports West Nile found in local horse

Aug 16, 2017

The State Veterinarian's office has confirmed Delaware’s 2017’s first case of West Nile Virus in a horse.

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State officials celebrated the completion of repairs made to Hearns Pond Dam near Seaford on Tuesday.

The Congressional Budget Office says healthcare premiums could rise by 20 percent next year if President Trump’s administration cuts off certain Obamacare subsidies.

This comes as the Delaware Department of Insurance says it’s still reviewing Highmark’s proposed 2018 rate hike.

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A revitalization plan called Restoring Central Dover was launched in 2014. That ongoing effort now includes building – and selling – new, affordable homes in downtown Dover.

Large jackpots fuel lottery ticket sales

Aug 15, 2017

Lottery ticket sales are up in the First State and large jackpots could be fueling the trend.

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Some Delaware prison employees now have a bigger say in their pay and benefits.

A new law signed by Gov. John Carney Tuesday allows non-uniformed correctional employees, including counselors and administrative staff, to bargain over compensation.