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State nets $200,000 grant to control feral cat population

According to state health officials, cat overpopulation is one of the biggest animal crises in Delaware. On Wednesday, PetSmart Charities awarded a $200,000 grant to Forgotten Cats, a non-profit that traps, neuters, vaccinates and then releases cats back out into the wild. The organization will work on controlling the feral cat population in Newark, New Castle and Bear.
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Former state prosecutor suspended from bar for courtroom misconduct

The Delaware Supreme Court has suspended a former state prosecutor for legal misconduct that forced the reversal of a 2012 murder conviction. The supreme court has suspended former deputy attorney general R. David Favata from the bar or six months and one day. Favata retired from the state Department of Justice in March, but was still licensed to practice law in Delaware.
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Congressman John Carney (D), considered a strong potential candidate for Delaware governor in 2016, got an endorsement from the man who beat him for that office in 2008 -- Governor Jack Markell (D).

Markell told Politico over the weekend that he wants to see Carney, a former lieutenant governor, take the state's top job.

SEPTA canceled a planned announcement Monday on the resumption of rail passes for the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia.

No explanation was given and SEPTA said it would reschedule the announcement for later this week.

A higher volume of visitors than anticipated crashed the site selling SEPTA Regional Rail tickets for the Papal visit last Monday.

 

The DuPont company saw an 11 percent drop from this time last year in its quarterly earnings announced Tuesday.

DuPont's second quarter sales were 8.6 billion dollars. The company’s net income dipped under a billion dollars to $940 million, and operating earnings per share were down a cent from a year ago to $1.17.

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State police at Delaware's beaches are reminding drivers to watch out for pedestrians and other vehicles after another busy season of accidents so far this year.

 

New data on South Route 1 crashes between January 1st and July 24th shows accidents have caused less property damage, but more injuries this year than in 2014. The troopers report 42 crashes resulting in injury -- almost a dozen more than for the same time a year ago.

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A new exhibition in Wilmington isn’t happening in a museum or a gallery.

Defining features of pop-up art galleries are that they come and go, and they possess an element of surprise in which viewers stumble upon art when and where they don’t expect it.

On Thursday, August 6th, Downtown Visions and “The Shaft” will host a one-night only pop-up art gallery show at H.B DuPont Park.

“The Shaft” is the name of the exhibit but it’s also the label for its creative team, former DCCA curator Maiza Hixon and artist Lauren Ruth.

 


This week, young coastal scientists from all over North America flocked to University of Delaware to present the latest research in their field.

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Despite the busy summer driving season, Delaware motorists are enjoying the falling prices this month.

AAA Mid-Atlantic reports the average price for a gallon of regular in First State dropped 5 cents from $2.64 to $2.59 in the past week. Motorists in Delaware are now paying nearly a dollar less than a year ago when the state’s average stood at $3.46.

 

Delawaregasprices.com reports there are just over a dozen stations selling a gallon of regular for $2.49 or slightly less, mostly in Kent County.

Delaware Republicans are calling for changes to the state's DMV fee structure in their weekly message.

State Sen. Colin Bonini (R-Dover South) says the fees mean a $29 traffic ticket winds up costing more than a hundred dollars -- and he says government programs are too reliant on the fees as a source of income.

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July 26th marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act – something Gov. Jack Markell has been celebrating this past week.

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A neighborhood association’s lawsuit against Freire Charter School of Wilmington that could’ve stalled its opening for the 2015-2016 school year has been settled.

Residents of the Midtown Brandywine Neighbors Association filed suit in Delaware's Court of Chancery against the school, its landlord and the City of Wilmington two weeks ago over concerns over parking in the area.

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