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State Supreme Court rejects drug lab appeals

Dozens of drug offenders received no relief from the Delaware Supreme Court in appealing their guilty pleas over potential evidence tampering by the state’s drug lab.
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Study says coastal cities could escape some flooding if carbon emissions are cut sharply

Delaware cities like Wilmington, New Castle and Dover could avoid the worst effects of long-term sea-level rise if global carbon emissions are sharply reduced, according to a study released on Monday. The study by Climate Central, a research group based in Princeton, NJ, looked at the areas of coastal cities around the country that would be flooded under different concentrations of greenhouse gases in the next century.
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The eight-member “Work-a-Day, Earn-a-Pay” Task Force held its first meeting Monday in Wilmington.

 Under the proposed employment program, low skill workers could be paid between $10.25 and $15 per hour for “public works” projects.

The Wesley College football team is moving up in the latest NCAA Division III rankings. 

The Wolverines are fourth this week in both the top 25 and the AFCA coaches poll.   They had been ranked fifth in both since the start of the season.

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The Delaware Supreme Court has rejected an appeal for a mistrial by a man convicted of shooting a Wilmington police officer in the face in 2013.


A judge has ruled that Delaware's environmental control agency violated state law in adopting new stormwater regulations two years ago.

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Developing Delaware’s downtowns was this theme of Governor Markell’s weekly message.

Guest hosted by Anas Ben Addi, Delaware State Housing Authority Director, the message touted the success of downtown development grants in all three first state counties.

Those grants, he said, have leveraged over $100 million in private investment to refurbish buildings that house small businesses, create green space and build new housing. Those projects must be in line with larger goals of revitalizing the larger community, he said.

Nobel laureate and former University of Delaware professor Richard Heck died at his home this past week.

Heck earned the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2010 with two others after developing a novel way to connect carbon atoms with metal palladium.

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After a steady decline for the past few weeks, Delaware gas prices are beginning to inch up again.

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The relationship between Wilmington police and some city residents seems more frayed than ever in wake of a recent police-involved shooting of a wheelchair bound man. Delaware Public Media’s Anne Hoffman moderates  a roundtable discussion exploring what can be done to remedy the situation.


Pounding waves and relentless wind over the past few days has battered parts of Delaware’s famous coastline – primarily near its southernmost point.


Tony Pratt, shoreline and waterway administrator for DNREC, says fences along the toe of the dunes are lost, with much of the heavy damage south of the Indian River Inlet.

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October brings with it the start of a new U.S. Supreme Court term,  and a new set of cases and issues for the country’s highest court to consider.

What are some of the issues the nine Justices will be weighing between now and next summer, and are any likely to draw the attention that rulings on the Affordable Care Act and same sex marriage did in recent years?

Delaware Public Media's Tom Byrne sat down with Widener University Delaware Law School dean Rod Smolla, who himself has argued before the Supreme Court, to discuss what to expect and some specific cases of interest.