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Committee wants to file own plan in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

Sep. 15, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A committee charged with representing tens of thousands of alleged victims of child sex abuse in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy asked the judge on Wednesday to terminate the BSA’s exclusive rights to file a reorganization plan, so that it can file its own. ...

Boy Scouts settlements reached with major insurer, Mormons

Sep. 14, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — One of the primary insurers of the Boy Scouts of America announced Tuesday that it has reached a tentative settlement agreement with the organization and with attorneys representing tens of thousands of men who say they were molested decades ago by scoutmasters and...

No discipline for Democratic lawmaker's racist, sexist slur

Sep. 13, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democrat-led House committee will take no disciplinary action against a Democratic lawmaker who used a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers, officials said Monday. Following a closed-door meeting of the House Ethics Committee on Friday,...

Stakely lifts Georgetown over Delaware State 20-14 in OT

Sep. 11, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Joshua Stakely scored on a 5-yard run in overtime and Georgetown rallied to knock off Delaware State 20-14 in nonconference play on Saturday. Stakely accounted for all 25 yards of the Hoyas' OT drive, carrying four times. Georgetown had a chance to...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 11, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Aitkin 42, Pine City 8 Alexandria 38, Bemidji 20 Andover 28, Elk River 13 Annandale 41, Glencoe-Silver Lake 0 Anoka 29, Forest Lake 14 BOLD 49,...

Gang member's convictions tossed because of illegal search

Sep. 09, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Supreme Court has overturned the convictions of a Wilmington street gang member for murder and other crimes because police conducted an unconstitutional search of his cell phone data. Diamonte Taylor, 23, was sentenced last year to life...

Hospital says ER is over 100% capacity as COVID cases rise

Sep. 09, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One New Hampshire hospital said its emergency department has been at over 100% capacity this week because of rising COVID-19 cases. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover also said its resources are stretched because it's short-staffed and there's...

Delaware trooper suspended amid investigation of thefts

Sep. 07, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware state trooper has been suspended with pay amid a federal investigation into a series of thefts from a package reshipping company in New Castle. According to an FBI affidavit unsealed late last week, Jamal J. Merrell, 31, is suspected of...

Delaware reports first case of West Nile virus since 2018

Sep. 06, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Health officials in Delaware have announced the state's first case of the West Nile virus since 2018. The Division of Public Health said in a news release on Friday that a 69-year-old Kent County man was infected. An...

Retired Delaware high school coach on a roll selling cakes

Sep. 05, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Bill Victory didn’t set any limits when it came to embarking on a business venture a couple of years ago. That’s just not in the nature of the former Caesar Rodney High School teacher and girls’ basketball coach. “You can...