Latest Delaware state government News

Delaware court revives Blue Bell Creameries shareholder suit

Jun. 19, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Supreme Court has overturned the dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit against one the country's largest ice cream makers after a 2015 listeria outbreak that killed three people. The court ruled Tuesday that a judge erred because the plaintiff had not demanded that the board of...

Prosecutors give up on more trials in Delaware prison riot

Jun. 12, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — After a series of trial losses against inmates accused in deadly rioting at Delaware's maximum-security prison in 2017, authorities said Wednesday that they will not pursue any more prosecutions. The decision comes less than three weeks after former inmate Roman Shankaras, who was...

As bishops gather, prosecutors step up scrutiny of church

Jun. 11, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Michigan to New Mexico this month, attorneys general are sifting through files on clergy sex abuse, seized through search warrants and subpoenas at dozens of archdioceses. They're looking to prosecute, and not just priests. If the boxes lining the...

DuPont loses appeal bid to keep Chemours lawsuit secret

Jun. 7, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge has denied the DuPont Co.'s request to approve an appeal to Delaware's Supreme Court of an order directing the unsealing of a complaint filed against the company by chemical manufacturer Chemours. Friday's ruling involves a lawsuit filed last month by Chemours relating to its...

The Latest: Lawyer blasts $50 million bail for church leader

Jun. 5, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on the arrest on child rape charges of Naasón Joaquín García, the leader of the La Luz del Mundo church (all times local): 6 p.m. An attorney for the leader of a Mexico-based evangelical church says his client's $50 million bail on charges of child rape and...

Attorney tapped to lead troubled Delaware corrections system

Jun. 4, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — An attorney who helped lead prison reform efforts after a deadly inmate riot has been tapped by Delaware Gov. John Carney to head the state's corrections system. Carney announced Tuesday that he is nominating Claire DeMatteis to replace Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps....

Delaware AG investigating prison medical contractor

May. 14, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's attorney general is investigating the state's prison system medical contractor amid allegations that staffers were ordered to forge documents to falsely state that inmates were getting mental health treatment they never received. Officials confirmed the investigation this week...

Delaware doc accused of trading drugs for sex loses license

May. 10, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware has permanently revoked the license of a doctor accused of prescribing opioids in exchange for sexual favors from a female patient undergoing treatment for long-term drug addiction. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the state Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline...

Lawmakers eye stricter gun control measures in Delaware

May. 8, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A package of stricter gun control measures proposed by Democratic lawmakers is getting its first hearing in Delaware's legislature. Among the bills to be considered by a Senate committee Wednesday is a proposed ban on certain semiautomatic firearms that gun control advocates call...

More weapons found in Delaware prison 2 years after riot

May. 7, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — More than two years after a fatal riot, investigators have found more homemade weapons in a building at Delaware's maximum-security prison where a guard was killed and other staffers taken hostage. Delaware State Police Cpl. Roger Cresto testified Tuesday that the weapons were found...