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Assisted suicide bill narrowly clears Delaware House panel

Jan. 19, 2022 19:12 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide in Delaware cleared a Democrat-led House committee by a single vote Wednesday, paving the way for possible consideration by the full House. Committee members voted 8-7 to release the measure, with Wilmington Democrat Rep....

Lawmakers ask court for opinion on removing public officials

Jan. 13, 2022 18:45 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — House lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to a resolution asking for guidance from Delaware’s Supreme Court as they decide how to respond to public corruption charges against the state auditor. The resolution, approved by a voice vote after party-line...

Ex-official convicted of misconduct loses acquittal bid

Jan. 12, 2022 15:32 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge has rejected a post-trial motion for acquittal filed by a former council president in Delaware’s largest city who was convicted of official misconduct. Former Wilmington council president Theopalis Gregory was found guilty of the charge in November...

Delaware AG sues town over fetal remains ordinance

Jan. 11, 2022 18:03 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Democratic attorney general filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a small town’s passage of an ordinance mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains. The Seaford town council passed the ordinance last month regarding disposal of fetal remains...

Delaware governor mandates masks in indoor settings

Jan. 10, 2022 15:09 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is ordering Delawareans to wear masks in indoor business settings and extending a mask requirement for schools and child care facilities. Carney on Monday signed a revision to a previously issued State of Emergency declaration that...

Delaware man charged with murder in mother's shooting

Jan. 08, 2022 17:53 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A 35-year-old Delaware man was charged with murder after his mother was found dead inside a home in Dover. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper told the Delaware State News that Kyle Leonard called 911 Friday night and said he had shot...

Delaware lawmaker acquitted on domestic violence charges

Jan. 06, 2022 15:38 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democratic state senator who has helped lead criminal justice reform efforts in the Delaware General Assembly was acquitted on domestic violence charges Thursday. A New Castle County jury found Darius J. Brown, 40, not guilty of offensive touching and...

BSA bankruptcy plan misses mark in vote by abuse claimants

Jan. 05, 2022 14:54 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A preliminary voting report in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy indicates the group’s reorganization plan has failed to win the desired support from tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children. The report, filed late Tuesday...

Delaware schools, offices remain closed after snow storm

Jan. 04, 2022 11:53 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Some schools and government offices in central and southern Delaware remained closed Tuesday, and others were operating on delayed schedules, in the aftermath of a winter storm that blasted the mid-Atlantic region and dumped more than a foot of snow in some parts of the state....

Schools, government offices close as storm dumps snow

Jan. 03, 2022 11:52 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Schools and government offices in central and southern Delaware were closed Monday as the winter storm dumped several inches of snow on the mid-Atlantic region. State courts also were closed in all three Delaware counties, although the brunt of the storm was...