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A group of kayakers practice social distancing while floating down the Greenbrier River Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Ronceverte, W.Va. Greenbrier County Health Department reported it's first COVID-19 case in the county Thursday. (Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald via AP)

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Mar. 30, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days....

Delaware governor: Out-of-state travelers must quarantine

Mar. 29, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware's governor issued an order Sunday telling out-of-state visitors to self-quarantine for two weeks. The order by Gov. John Carney takes effect Monday morning and requires anyone entering the state from elsewhere to self-quarantine for 14 days. It does not apply to people...

Delaware man faces drug charges after crashing into cemetery

Mar. 29, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — State troopers in Delaware arrested a man on drug charges after they say he drove into a cemetery and over headstones. The Delaware State Police said in a news release that troopers were dispatched to a single vehicle collision on Saturday morning. The release said...

Delaware brides forced to postpone nuptials as virus spreads

Mar. 29, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A few weeks ago, Lauren Hinkle was worried her wedding dress might not make it in time for her April wedding. Now, though, Ms. Hinkle — and brides across the state — are postponing their nuptials as COVID-19 forces large-scale events to halt. “We have family members...

Near collision with Delaware trooper leads to drug bust

Mar. 28, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

Authorities in Delaware say that a driver who sped through a yield sign and nearly caused a crash with a state trooper was then arrested on drug charges. The Delaware State Police said in a news release that the arrest happened shortly after 8:30 Friday night in the Georgetown area. Authorities say a trooper...

Delaware musicians perform online during pandemic

Mar. 28, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Claymont-based local music fan Annie Johnson was watching her home-cleaning clients cancel one by one when she saw a Bellefonte Americana band starting a live stream on Facebook on March 23. After days of self-quarantine due to coronavirus along with most Delawareans, a musical...

Delaware Gov. John Carney meets with staffers during a tour of the State Health Operations Center on Monday, March 16, 2020 to get an update on how Delaware is monitoring and responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Randall Chase)

Delaware reports its first 2 coronavirus deaths

Mar. 26, 2020 10:05 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Officials on Thursday announced Delaware's first two coronavirus deaths, including one that occurred after the first known outbreak at a long-term care facility in the state. The death of an 86-year-old man who had lived at Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence in Newark was...

Officials say Delaware's first coronavirus death is a 66-year-old man who died while hospitalized out of state.

Mar. 26, 2020 1:15 PM EDT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Officials say Delaware's first coronavirus death is a 66-year-old man who died while hospitalized out of state.

Homeless shelters limit beds to stop spread of coronavirus

Mar. 26, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Some of Delaware's homeless shelters are limiting their beds to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The News Journal in Wilmington reported Thursday that the shelters' priority is keeping their residents healthy. For instance, the Salvation Army's shelter for women and...

Regulators act to protect Delmarva Power business customers

Mar. 25, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware utility regulators have ruled that Delmarva Power should automatically move commercial electric customers to less expensive rate classifications when they are eligible, rather than forcing customers to ask to be moved. The Public Service Commission last week granted a petition...