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Volunteer firefighter charged with pulling gun on motorist

Sep. 21, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — State police say a member of a Delaware volunteer fire department is facing felony charges after pulling a gun on a motorist while directing traffic at the scene of an incident. Authorities reported Monday that 69-year-old Elliott Glover of Smyrna is charged with aggravated menacing and...

Delaware is taking in more of a rare squirrel species

Sep. 21, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

DAGSBORO, Del. (AP) — A rare squirrel species is being released into a wildlife area in Delaware. The Wilmington News Journal reported Sunday that some Delmarva fox squirrels are going to placed in the Assawoman Wildlife Area in Dagsboro this month. The species was removed from the federal endangered...

NC man among five who died in Delaware weekend collisions

Sep. 20, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Police identified on Sunday the five motorists who died in a pair of head-on collisions on Delaware roads during the weekend. The three who died from the two-vehicle wreck early Saturday on Old Baltimore Pike in Newark were Francisco Rodriguez, 35, of Newark; Kelvin Mwangi, 26, of New...

This photo provided by W.L. Gore & Associates shows Robert Gore. Robert W. Gore, whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex revolutionized outdoor wear and helped spawn uses in numerous other fields, has died, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. He was 83. (Eric Crossan/W.L. Gore & Associates via AP)

Robert W. Gore, the inventor of Gore-Tex fabric, dead at 83

Sep. 19, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Robert W. Gore, whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex revolutionized outdoor wear and helped spawn uses in numerous other fields, has died. He was 83. Gore, who was president of W. L. Gore & Associates for almost 25 years and company...

Police: 5 dead in 2 accidents on Delaware roads

Sep. 19, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Five motorists died from a pair of head-on collisions in Delaware just five hours apart, Delaware State Police said on Saturday. Three men were killed and another man was seriously injured when a Hyundai sedan traveling east on Old Baltimore Pike in Newark about 2 a.m. Saturday crossed...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Bemidji Regional Airport, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Bemidji, Minn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump, Biden absorb news of Ginsburg death on the fly

Sep. 19, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

BEMIDJI, Minnesota (AP) — Minutes into the latest Donald Trump campaign rally, the world got word that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. But no one told the president. No one passed him a note. No one whispered in his ear. So Trump continued with his speech, seemingly oblivious to the seismic news that...

$25M fund created to help struggling Delaware nonprofits

Sep. 19, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — There is help on the way for Delaware’s nonprofits, which have been struggling to keep their services going during the pandemic. Gov. John Carney and New Castle County announced the $25 million Delaware Nonprofit Support Fund. The fund will have two parts. The first part will...

Delaware museum uncovers artwork by ‘hidden gem’ Jack Lewis

Sep. 19, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Taylor Collins got the surprise of a lifetime early in her artistic career. While looking at art books at the Dover Public Library back in the mid-70s, she came across works by famed Delaware artist Jack Lewis. “I loved what he did. He had the painting and then he told a story...

State attorneys defend law allowing universal voting by mail

Sep. 18, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for the Delaware Department of Elections are asking a Chancery Court judge to reject the state Republican Party’s challenge to a new law allowing universal voting by mail in the November election. The GOP filed a lawsuit last month arguing lawmakers in the...

Trump's statue plan puts Delaware's Caesar Rodney in focus

Sep. 18, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump is seeking to give a place of prominence to a famous Delawarean from history at a time when local officials are revisiting his legacy. In a speech Thursday, Trump cited plans to include Revolutionary War-era figure Caesar Rodney in a newly planned...