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Two former University of Delaware volleyball coaches are suing the school over their dismissal last fall.

In two separate federal lawsuits, former head coach Bonnie Kenny and assistant coach Cindy Gregory claim they were fired last October based on their age, sexual orientation and marital status.

There were no winning tickets in Wednesday night’s $432.5 million Powerball drawing.

That pushes the next jackpot over a half billion dollars. The estimated prize for Saturday night’s drawing stands at an estimated $510 million.

That’s the 8th largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, and a winner could also choose to take a 324 million dollar one-time cash payout.

The numbers drawn Wednesday were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64. The Powerball was 4.

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A couple of style conscious First State women called the Thrift Mobb are helping other women curate their wardrobes – on a budget.

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A number of historic buildings – from the Thomas England House, to Summerton Mansion in Middletown – have been demolished in recent months.


Historic preservation advocates are rallying to change that, and nonprofit Preservation Delaware is willing to help organize such efforts in the First State.

Delaware Public Media’s Megan Pauly sat down with the group’s Executive Director James Hanby.

More flock to Delaware State Fair this year

Aug 2, 2017
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Attendance was up 10 percent at the Delaware State Fair this year.

Scientific history to be explored on the Green

Aug 1, 2017
Courtesy Delaware State Parks

From herbal remedies to genetic testing, the history of science in the Delaware will be on display for the First Saturday events on the Green in the state capital.

Expectations are up for the University of Delaware football team under a new head coach.

The Colonial Athletic Association preseason football poll is out and the Blue Hens’ conference foes appear to feel they’ll be much improved under first year coach Danny Rocco.

The crack of the bat, the cheer of the crowd and, yes, plenty of peanuts and Cracker Jacks. The Senior League Softball World Series is returning to Roxana, Delaware Monday, July 31.

Dover will be celebrating one of its native sons who helped propel the modern music recording industry through the rest of 2017.

Dover’s Madison Brengle saw her run at Wimbledon end Friday.


Two days after the 27-year-old Brengle scored an upset win over two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova, she was ousted in the third round.