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NAACP: Official should step down after attending Trump rally

Jan. 27, 2021 8:35 AM EST

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — A local NAACP chapter in Delaware wants a Middletown councilman to step down because he attended rally for President Trump that preceded the Capitol riot. The News Journal reported Wednesday that a photo shows Councilman Robert Stout standing in a crowd of Trump supporters on...

Permanent mail-in voting among Carney's goals for Delaware

Jan. 26, 2021 5:22 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Making mail-in voting permanent, mandating higher use of renewable energy and more than doubling education funding for disadvantaged students are among Democratic Gov. John Carney's plans for Delaware. Carney outlined those and other goals, including providing body cameras for every...

In this Feb. 24, 2020, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial in New York. A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who've accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. The judge approved the plan following a hearing and overruled objections by attorneys representing four women. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Judge OKs Weinstein bankruptcy plan with $17M for victims

Jan. 26, 2021 11:49 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who have accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. The judge approved the plan after a hearing...

Auditor: Legalizing pot could generate $43M in tax revenue

Jan. 26, 2021 8:52 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A report from Delaware's state auditor said that legalizing and taxing marijuana could bring in $43 million a year in revenue. The News Journal reports that the estimate was released Monday by Auditor Kathy McGuiness. The report estimates that 13% of adults in Delaware would use...

FILE - This Aug. 4, 2010 file photo shows presidential pet Bo climbing the stairs of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. for a flight to Chicago with President Barack Obama. Pets are back at the White House. President Joe Biden's German shepherds Champ and Major moved in over the weekend. They are the first dogs to live at the executive mansion since the Obama administration. Biden and his wife, Jill, adopted Major in 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association. They got Champ after the 2008 election. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Pets are back: Biden's 2 dogs settle in at White House

Jan. 25, 2021 8:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again following the arrival of President Joe Biden's dogs Champ and Major. The two German shepherds are the first pets to live at the executive mansion since the Obama administration. Major burst onto the national scene late last year...

Convict who faked bomb threats in online feud loses appeal

Jan. 25, 2021 1:05 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A New Mexico man whose online feud with a Delaware man led to bomb threats against an elementary school and a Walmart has lost his appeal. A federal appeals court last week affirmed the 27-month sentence Stephen Scott Landes received after pleading guilty in November 2019 to engaging in...

Delaware says more than 11,000 vaccinated over the weekend

Jan. 25, 2021 9:07 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Health officials in Delaware say that they vaccinated 11,154 people over the weekend at events that were held in Delaware City and Georgetown. The Delaware State News reported Sunday that some of the people who received shots were in the Phase IB group. That group includes seniors who...

Ware scores 36 to lift Morgan St. over Delaware St. 99-83

Jan. 24, 2021 6:53 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — De’Torrion Ware scored a career-high 36 points off the bench as Morgan State topped Delaware State 99-83 on Sunday. Lagio Grantsaan had 17 points for Morgan State (8-4, 3-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Troy Baxter added 17 points and three blocks. Malik Miller had 15 points,...

Allen scores 25 to carry Delaware over UNC Wilmington 67-62

Jan. 24, 2021 4:08 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Allen scored a season-high 25 points as Delaware edged past UNC Wilmington 67-62 on Sunday. Dylan Painter had 15 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks for Delaware (5-7, 3-4 Colonial Athletic Association), which broke its four-game road losing streak. Leading 37-36 at the half,...

Children's book honors Delaware writer's grandfather

Jan. 24, 2021 9:00 AM EST

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — When Delaware writer Jennifer Antonik decided to pen her first children’s book, she knew she wanted to create something that would take her young readers on an adventure. Building from her professional experience as a storyteller, working in journalism and public relations, and...