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Judge won't dismiss DOL suit challenging union election

Aug. 4, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal judge in Delaware has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor seeking to void a union election held by a local chapter of the International Longshoremen’s Association. The judge ruled Tuesday that federal officials had sufficiently pleaded...

Officials: Delaware fire causes $400K of damage, displaces 6

Aug. 3, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire in Delaware that heavily damaged a home and displaced six people. Five adults and one child fled from the home in Wilmington early Sunday morning when the blaze erupted, the State Fire Marshal’s Office said in a news release. They were...

Delaware county bans kneeholds, partially bans chokeholds

Jul. 31, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A county council in Delaware has enacted a measure that bans county police officers from using kneeholds, and bars the use of chokeholds except for situations where deadly force is warranted. The proposal was passed unanimously by the New Castle County Council on Tuesday after weeks...

Chemours reports 75% drop in second-quarter earnings

Jul. 30, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Chemours, the former performance chemicals unit of Dupont Co., is reporting a 75% drop in second-quarter earnings. The Wilmington-based company on Thursday reported net income of $24 million for the quarter ending June 30, one-fourth of the $96 million in profit for the...

Former Wilmington Trust execs lose bid to nix SEC complaint

Jul. 29, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by two former bank executives who were convicted on criminal charges to dismiss a civil suit filed against them by federal securities regulators. The Securities and Exchange Commission complaint alleges that former Wilmington Trust...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William

Biden vows to fight racial inequality with economic agenda

Jul. 29, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised Tuesday that his economic agenda would combat long-standing racial inequalities as he sought to draw another sharp contrast with President Donald Trump. Biden said the Republican president is exacerbating social discord across the...

Veterans turning more toward teleheath for VA care

Jul. 26, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Walk-in health care options remain for veterans, but they’re the path far less traveled as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. There’s been a seismic shift from offices toward telehealth — video to home services — at the Wilmington VA Medical Center (WVAMC)...

Delaware county: 51K people received tax bills in error

Jul. 25, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Nearly 51,000 people in Delaware's largest county mistakenly received property tax bills, the county announced on Saturday. New Castle County said the tax bills were sent in error by a vendor to people who pay their property taxes using escrow through their mortgage lender, The...

Court rejects appeal from Delaware soccer tournament shooter

Jul. 22, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Supreme Court has denied the latest appeal from one of two gang members convicted in a soccer tournament shooting in Wilmington that left three people dead. The court on Tuesday upheld a judge’s decision rejecting Otis Phillips’ argument of ineffective...

Famed Delaware theater cuts staff by half amid pandemic

Jul. 21, 2020 7:20 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Over half the full-time staff at a landmark Delaware theater will be laid off next month because of financial troubles amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Grand Theater's executive director Mark Fields said 19 out of 33 full-time staffers would be losing their jobs, while the...