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Fentanyl-laced heroin found in Port of Wilmington raid

A random inspection by U.S. Customs at the Port of Wilmington on Wednesday resulted in narcotics seizures and three arrests.

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This week on "The Green"

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"Still a lot of work to do": Delmarva Power mechanic reflects on restoration efforts in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has been struggling to fully restore power since Hurricane Maria hit in September. It even suffered a major island-wide power outage this week. Over the past two months, Pepco Holdings sent employees from its regional utility companies, including two crews of 25 from Delmarva Power, Atlantic City Electric and Pepco — to the island to assist with power restoration efforts. The second crew returned from Puerto Rico earlier this month.

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Juvenile justice legislation moved through the Delaware General Assembly Tuesday.


A new report from financial consultant Analysis Group shows how Delaware and eight other states involved in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have used program proceeds since 2015 and the impact to local and regional economies.


The Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium had its annual summit Tuesday.

A central issue at the summit was Delaware’s infant mortality rate, which stands at almost eight deaths in 1,000 live births, according to the CDC.


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This year’s U.S. Senate race in Delaware just got another candidate.


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State health officials are advising Delaware residents to avoid eating chopped romaine lettuce, as several nearby states including Pennsylvania have seen E. coli outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce grown in Arizona.

 

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State fleet vans and other vehicles are being deployed this month throughout the First State to spot distracted drivers.

 


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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Delaware and nationwide, which is why doctors at Christiana Care Health System are working towards new approaches to catch it in early stages and improve treatments.

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State Rep. Larry Mitchell is introducing legislation to ban high capacity magazines.


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Student loan company Sallie Mae cut the ribbon on its second Delaware location Monday.

 

The new office, on Christiana Road in New Castle, will host a call center as well as operations and customer service positions. It will fit over 500 employees, but currently houses only 321.

That’s because Sallie Mae hopes to hire 300 additional employees in the First State over the next three years.

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Delaware State Police will be hosting “Year in Review” meetings over the next two weeks.


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