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Three injured in shooting on DSU campus

Delaware State University officials say three people were shot on the school’s main campus last night (Saturday) in Dover. School officials say the shooting took place shortly after 8pm during Field Day - an annual University-sanctioned student Greek cook-out event. All three victims were taken to Kent General Hospital and were in stable condition late Saturday night. They have not been identified. No arrests have been made yet. The Delaware State University Police Department continues to...
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Arts Playlist: Delaware Theatre Company's "Because of Winn-Dixie"

The Delaware Theatre Company has a new hit show on their hands. Ticket sales for “Because of Winn-Dixie,” have been so strong, the Wilmington playhouse recently announced it’s extended the musical’s run.
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The New Castle County Attorney says the veto issued by New County Castle Executive Tom Gordon of council staff pay raises is, in fact, valid.

Gordon vetoed an ordinance in late March that would have allowed high level council employees to receive pay increases tied to the Consumer Price Index.

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Delaware’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues its skid, down two tenths of a point to 4.6 percent in March.

This is the ninth month of continued decline for Delaware’s jobless rate from 5.9 percent in June 2014.

The Wilmington Blue Rocks won their 2015 home opener in walk-off fashion.

The Rocks edged Frederick Keys 3-2 – scoring the game winner in the bottom of the ninth on centerfielder Bubba Starling’s one out RBI double.

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A US District Court judge has thrown out a gender discrimination suit against the state filed by the soon to be shuttered Reach Academy for Girls.

In an opinion released Thursday, Judge Leonard Stark says that charter schools do not have to exist in equal numbers when they segregate by sex. Reach is the only public, all-girls charter school in the state and it argued it would leave a gap that would be legally unequal.

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Solar City, the top solar energy provider in the US, has opened its second Delaware operation in the city of Newark.

 

Gov. Jack Markell praised the company for delivering jobs and green energy.

 

"We want to see that continued growth. You talk about something that’s good for the economy. It’s good for the environment," he said.

 

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After a rash of youth suicides in Kent and Sussex Counties in 2012, state lawmakers are looking to mandate prevention education for all public school workers.

Everyone would be required to have no less than 90 minutes of training annually. Additionally, each school would allow students to report at-risk kids anonymously.

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Renovations to the baseball field at William “Judy” Johnson Park in Wilmington are complete, and today the park was rededicated to the first Delawarean elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

City and state officials joined residents of Wilmington’s Hilltop community to rededicate the park that was named for the former homegrown Negro League star shortly following his election to the Hall in 1975.

Johnson - who retired in 1937 before Jackie Robinson broke pro baseball’s color barrier - was a role model for many in the neighborhood and city.

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The gates at Frawley Stadium open for a new Wilmington Blue Rocks season Thursday night.

The Rocks welcome the Frederick Keys to the Wilmington Riverfront for their 2015 home opener.

Wilmington went 3-3 on its season opening road trip to Myrtle Beach and Carolina – finishing out that trip with a 2-1 win over the Mudcats Wednesday in North Carolina.

Frederick is the hottest team out of the gate in the Carolina League – winning six straight following a season opening loss.

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According to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Justice statistics, over 20,000 of 2.2 million inmates nationwide have HIV. Delaware usually has 81 to 90 inmates with HIV.

Christy Visher, director of the Center for Drug and Health Studies at University of Delaware, said HIV positive inmates will often go off their medication, especially after being released.

After a six-month hiatus, the Ommelanden Shooting Range is reopening with upgrades for Northern Delaware trap and skeet shooters.

DNREC program manager Craig Rhoads says they weren’t anticipating to be closed for that long.

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