Latest Delaware state government News

Delaware sues Monsanto alleging damage to natural resources

Sep. 24, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against chemical company Monsanto and spinoffs Solutia and Pharmacia, alleging long-lasting damage to the state's natural resources. The lawsuit filed Delaware Superior Court on Wednesday alleges...

Former officer pleads guilty to perjury, assault in beating

Sep. 22, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware police officer has pleaded guilty to assaulting an injured man and lying about it, the attorney general’s office announced Wednesday. Former Dewey Beach police Officer Gregory Lynch Jr. pleaded guilty to second-degree...

Tractor trailers barred from I-95 construction zone

Sep. 16, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — After a string of crashes in a construction zone along Interstate 95 in the Wilmington area, Delaware transportation officials are barring tractor-trailers from northbound lanes in the area. Only two-axle vehicles and buses can use northbound...

Dozens rescued amid flooding in Wilmington

Sep. 02, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — After heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida moved through Wilmington overnight, officials said the city was seeing historic flooding across the city Thursday. The Wilmington Fire Department and other agencies were performing water...

17 Delaware middle schoolers complete junior police academy

Aug. 29, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — “Attention,” “left face” and “company halt” were likely some new instructions for 17 middle school students. Discipline, teamwork and motivation also were prevalent throughout the six-day Georgetown Police Department Junior Police...

Delaware schools to receive more than $669M in virus funding

Aug. 28, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware schools are set to receive more than $669 million in federal taxpayer money as part of the government’s coronavirus response efforts. The amount of money allocated to Delaware equals more than 40% of this year's general fund budget for...

Del. Ronald Watson appointed to state Senate seat

Aug. 27, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Del. Ronald Watson has been appointed to a Maryland Senate seat in Prince George’s County, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday. Watson, who will represent District 23, has served in the House of Delegates since 2019. He is currently a member of...

Report: 13 Delaware state workers collect $100K in overtime

Aug. 21, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — More than a dozen state employees in Delaware earned more than $100,000 in overtime alone last year, a sharp increase over previous years. The News Journal in Wilmington reports that the 13 employees who collected six figures in overtime payments...

Vaccine or testing required for Delaware state workers

Aug. 12, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

State workers in Delaware and staff in long-term care and other health care facilities in the state will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine or undergo regular testing beginning Sept. 30, Democratic Gov. John Carney announced Thursday. “There’s no better way to...

Delaware governor orders masks in public and private schools

Aug. 10, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is imposing a mask mandate for all public and private school students and staff in Delaware effective next Monday. The indoor mask mandate announced Tuesday applies to everyone kindergarten age or older, regardless of...