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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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Millsboro residents to get first look at new U.S. 113 proposal

A new plan to address traffic congestion around Millsboro on U.S. Route 113 will become public for the first time tomorrow [Wed].
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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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State officials say cleanup is “95 percent” complete at Legislative Hall after a fire damaged the north wing of the building last week.


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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.

Downtown Development Districts
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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.