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CJ Baker

Gov. John Carney’s budget proposal would cut funding for a van that travels around the state offering low-income patients mammograms and cervical cancer screenings.

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Beebe Healthcare is developing a cancer center and emergency department in Millville — part of the health care system's plans to better serve Sussex County.

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Two weeks after finding wells in the Town of Blades to be contaminated, state officials say the water there is safe to drink once again.

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This year’s widespread flu that has affected more than 4,000 Delawareans is also sweeping through First State correctional facilities, prompting staff to suspend visitation for an age group vulnerable to the virus.

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Delaware Department of Natural Resources is reporting an overall reduction of contaminants in the state’s watersheds, following a special study ending last year. This lessens the risk of eating fish caught in Delaware.

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Blades officials started flushing water through the town’s new carbon filtration system Tuesday to get non-carbon treated water out and carbon-treated water in.

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A Dover wastewater pump station failed Monday, prompting officials to look into what happened.

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The Delaware Division of Public Health reports the single week record for flu cases was broken again earlier this month with 1,268 laboratory confirmed flu cases in the state for the week ending February 10.


That puts the total at 4,235 for the season. There were 4,590 throughout all of last year's flu season.


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Temperatures are expected to reach the low 70s Tuesday and mid to high 70s on Wednesday, likely setting new record highs across the First State for this time of year.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency may help the state clean up a polluted groundwater site in Hockessin.