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AAA: Millennials are riskiest drivers

A new report from AAA Mid-Atlantic finds that most drivers engage in risky behavior. But one age group clearly stands out from the rest.

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Parents of Vaughn inmates worry about mistreatment of relatives

Some family members of inmates at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center protested outside of the facility Saturday afternoon, expressing concerns that their relatives are being mistreated.

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Delaware Department of Agriculture

The University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Agriculture are holding several workshops to help First State farmers learn more about food safety and how to comply with federal regulations.

State elections officials say there’s no evidence of campaign finance fraud or collusion on the Democrats’ side with just over a week left to go before a special election.

It’s tax season, and many First State families who may qualify for tax credits and deductions may not be taking full advantage of them.

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The Delmarva Peninsula lies under the Atlantic Migratory flyway, a path waterfowl migrate through. As Europe deals with recent outbreaks of a severe strain of Avian Influenza, some local poultry growers worry that just one infected bird passing through the region could contaminate and kill whole flocks of chickens.

 


Crisfield, on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore, is probably best known for the annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake, a political schmooze fest of legendary proportions. But the town soon will have another claim to fame. It’s about to be the first municipality in the Delmarva region powered by a windmill.

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt will be the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency even after an attempt by Sen. Tom Carper (D) to delay a confirmation vote.

 

Fentanyl-related overdose deaths in Delaware nearly tripled over the last year, and a University of Delaware professor believes the problem centers on a national demand for painkillers.

 

The number of fentanyl-related deaths in Delaware jumped from 42 in 2015 to 120 in 2016, which UD sociology professor Tammy Anderson said is not surprising. She said the trend is not limited to Delaware. Overdose-related deaths - particularly fentanyl - are on the rise across the country. 

 

Gov. John Carney is tapping his cabinet members and others to analyze how to most effectively spend taxpayer money.

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The Delaware State Fair has announced this year’s concert series lineup ... and it’s got plenty for country fans.

 


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An inmate inside James T. Vaughn Correctional Center the night of a hostage standoff is claiming guards beat prisoners and denied them basic needs following the crisis in a new federal lawsuit.

 

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