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School funding suit prompts Delaware property reassessments

Apr. 13, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Officials in Delaware’s southernmost county have agreed to reassess property values for the first time in nearly half a century to settle a lawsuit over school funding and woefully outdated property assessments. The Sussex County Council voted...

Final settlements inked in poultry plant pollution lawsuits

Apr. 12, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday gave final approval to a $65 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit involving thousands of residents of a southern Delaware community affected by groundwater contamination from a local poultry processing facility. ...

Boy Scouts lawyers eye new bankruptcy reorganization plan

Apr. 12, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Monday that they plan to file a new reorganization plan after gaining little support for a previous proposal that has been roundly criticized by attorneys for child sex abuse victims. ...

Community garden give families a chance to enjoy outdoors

Apr. 11, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Del-Mar-Va Council of the Boys Scouts of America offered the public a chance to maintain a vegetable or flower garden when it opened the Akridge Victory Gardens near the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. It also gave families and...

Delaware beats Delaware State 34-14

Apr. 10, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dejoun Lee ran 14 times for 109 yards and two touchdowns to help Delaware beat Delaware State 34-14 on Saturday night. Nolan Henderson passed for 167 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions for the No. 8 Blue Hens (4-0), who scored the first 31 points...

Gun rights advocates sue lawmakers over virtual meetings

Apr. 09, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gun rights advocates have filed a federal lawsuit challenging continued virtual meetings of the Delaware General Assembly after Democrats rammed two controversial gun-control bills through the state Senate. The lawsuit was filed Friday against...

Coast Guard eyes bridge security zone for Biden home visits

Apr. 07, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Motorists frustrated by traffic holdups whenever President Joseph Biden visits Delaware may soon have some water-borne company. The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a security zone for protection of “Very Important Persons” as they travel by...

Boy Scouts victims committee says claims worth $103 billion

Apr. 05, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The official committee representing child sex abuse victims in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy is asking a judge for permission to file its own reorganization plan, saying the plan proposed by the BSA falls woefully short of fairly compensating abuse victims while...

Delaware reports 1 new COVID death, bringing total to 1,566

Apr. 05, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Health officials in Delaware have reported an additional death related to the coronavirus. The Delaware State News reported Sunday that the state’s total number of COVID-19-related fatalities is now 1,566 since the pandemic began. ...

State expands eligibility for coronavirus vaccine this week

Apr. 04, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — All Delawareans above the age of 16 will soon become eligible to sign up for the coronavirus vaccine. The Delaware State News reports that the expanded eligibility begins on Tuesday. People can sign up for the state’s waiting...