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Dover Downs collects profit in Q3

Delaware’s lone publicly traded casino turned another profit this past quarter, but it’s lagging behind last year’s earnings.
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UD researchers turn to wearable robots for stroke rehab

University of Delaware researchers want to improve stroke rehabilitation using wearable robots. They’re studying how to better use these robots to help stroke survivors learn how to walk again.
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A celebration of all things geek hits The First State in early November.

Delaware Department of Insurance

While lambasting the current state insurance commissioner, both candidates running to succeed Karen Weldin Stewart (D) only took slight jabs at each other during a forum Wednesday night.

First State Heritage Park

If you like chilling true stories from a darker side of history, Dover’s First State Heritage Park has something for you this Halloween.

This Friday and Saturday, “Dark Dover” returns to The Green. It’s a lantern tour featuring historical characters that were murder victims or witnesses to heinous crimes.

Delaware Office of Highway Safety


You may want to think twice before getting behind the wheel this Halloween weekend if you’ve been drinking.


Delaware’s Office of Highway Safety is holding five DUI checkpoints around the state this Saturday night. 

Delaware Public Media

Over 20 First State organizations signed a letter sent to the state Department of Education and Gov. Jack Markell Wednesday regarding Delaware’s implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Delaware Department of Justice

A former Delaware state worker has been sentenced to two years in prison for her role in a scheme that stole nearly $1 million in federal food benefits. 


Joellen Edwards was one of seven employees of the Department of Health and Social Services that was indicted this summer for issuing fraudulent Electronic Benefit Transfer, or EBT, cards. 


The seven people allegedly spent the money themselves or sold the cards at a discounted rate.

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A Brandywine School District teacher was named Delaware’s 2017 Teacher of the Year Tuesday night.


Wendy Turner is a second grade teacher at Mount Pleasant Elementary School. She’s in her seventh year of teaching and says she’s humbled to receive the award.

Wilmington based chemical giant DuPont posted an increase in sales for the third quarter of this year. 


The company’s net sales for the three-month period ending September 30 were $4.9 billion. That’s up 1 percent from the same period last year. 

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You won’t even have to get out of your car if you want a flu shot this year. 


Delaware’s Division of Public Health is offering a free drive-thru flu clinic this Thursday at the Blue Hen Corporate Center in Dover.

Opioid withdrawal symptoms often coincide with other health conditions that bring people to the hospital.


Christiana Care is trying something new to help address opioid withdrawals as soon as possible, often starting in the emergency department.