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After no winning tickets were claimed this past weekend, the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $403 million.

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The warden in charge at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center during a 19-hour hostage situation that left one correctional officer dead is now on paid administrative leave indefinitely.

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A Pakistani refugee family reached the First State safely on Friday – but they could be the last refugees to settle in Delaware for months, and maybe even this year.


The State Department has announced it plans to slow the number of weekly refugees entering the U.S.

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.

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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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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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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.


Wilmington Fire Fighters Association

Wilmington’s Fire Engine 6 station has been placed back into service for the time being – pending a complete assessment of fire department operations.

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Prison reform activists and inmates’ families are frustrated by how slowly the state is moving to review the hostage situation at a state prison that left one guard dead earlier this month.

The last time Connie Runyon said she heard from her son, an inmate in the C building at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, was the night the hostage situation began.


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The Wilmington Police Department’s current use of force policy hasn’t been made public - but according to the city of Wilmington it is currently being revised.