Delaware Public Media

Katie Peikes

Science/General Assignment reporter

Katie Peikes came to Delaware from Logan, Utah, where she worked as a municipal government reporter for a newspaper while simultaneously serving as a correspondent for Utah Public Radio covering science, technology, transportation and features. Originally from Connecticut, she has contributed as an intern to other member stations including WNPR News in Hartford and WDIY in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Her interest in science and technology news comes from the opportunities she had to cover environmental stories in Utah. She has published numerous pieces on Cache County’s air quality, water quality, waste management and solar energy.

When she’s not searching for stories or reading about the latest tech and science trends, Katie enjoys hiking, running, skiing and watching Seinfeld reruns.

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Local homeless rights activists are raising awareness in downtown Dover about a need for more affordable housing.

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The need to find qualified people to fill cybersecurity jobs has institutions like Delaware State University hosting summer camps to boost technical skills. 

Former founders of Wilmington-based biotech company Incyte have filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to start a new company in Newark.


The company will be called Prelude Therapeutics Inc and will specialize in developing new medicines that can treat cancer and rare diseases by targeting chromatin function.


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Last year, the Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute counted less than 300 dolphins during its annual dolphin count off the Delaware coast. 


Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police

A large manta ray was found entangled in rope about 2.5 miles off the coast of South Bethany Beach and was rescued by Delaware's Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police last weekend.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Delaware Division of Public Health has confirmed the state’s eighth case of the Zika Virus.


A New Castle County man recently tested positive for Zika, a virus primarily spread through mosquitos, after returning home from an overseas trip. Like the state's other seven cases, it's been determined he contracted the disease through a mosquito while traveling.


Evan Krape / University of Delaware

University of Delaware researchers are developing an imaging technique to better monitor the structural health of aging civil infrastructure.

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control wants to require upwind states to reduce air pollution generated within their borders, claiming this poses problems for Delaware and the health of its residents.

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Online fantasy sports games where players can win money are no longer allowed in Delaware as of Thursday night.

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

As a part of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, Delaware will play a role in developing harvest management strategies for the Atlantic Menhaden.