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Delaware woman conveys key information to hard of hearing

Apr. 4, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Imagine the governor is going to make a very important announcement about breaking news. You have tuned in and are watching closely, but when the governor starts speaking, you haven’t a clue what he’s saying. His mouth is moving, but words are not making their way from his...

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)

Officials brace for surge in virus cases, hospitalizations

Apr. 3, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials are warning of an impending spike in coronavirus cases over the next two weeks and urging residents and businesses to heed restrictions on travel and gatherings. The number of deaths has more than doubled in the past week to 14 as of Friday. The number of cases also...

Judge tosses shareholder suit over Lululemon CEO's departure

Apr. 2, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has dismissed a shareholder lawsuit against sports apparel maker Lululemon Athletica over its decision to give a $5 million severance package to its former CEO rather than fire him for misconduct. The judge ruled Thursday that the shareholder failed to comply with a...

Two in Delaware cited for violating ban on group gatherings

Apr. 2, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware have cited two people for violating state prohibitions on gatherings because of the coronavirus. Police were called to an apartment in Newark shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday regarding a complaint about loud music. Officers found 18 people in the apartment, in addition...

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 health director bemoans violators, vows crackdown

Apr. 1, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Too many people are ignoring orders to stay at home and keep their distance from one another as Delaware tries to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the state public health director said Wednesday. Dr. Karyl Rattay expressed frustration at the lack of cooperation officials are seeing,...

New numbers lead regulators to pause Delmarva rate request

Apr. 1, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware utility regulators have refused to open a docket on Delmarva Power's request to raises its electric rates because Delmarva is seeking more money than it initially said it would. The Public Service Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to reject Delmarva's request to open the...

Virus found at second juvenile facility in Delaware

Mar. 31, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A staff member at a second juvenile detention facility in Delaware has tested positive for the coronavirus, state officials said Tuesday. The employee of the Stevenson House Detention Center in Milford was self-isolating at home, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their...

Federal judge rejects latest appeal from murder convict

Mar. 31, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected the latest appeal by a former Delaware death row inmate who has spent two decades challenging his murder conviction and sentence. The judge on Tuesday denied a habeas corpus petition filed by Adam Norcross and his request for an evidentiary hearing regarding...

Judge dismisses Chemours lawsuit against DuPont

Mar. 30, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has granted the DuPont Co.'s request to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that it massively downplayed the cost of environmental liabilities imposed on spinoff company Chemours. Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III ruled Monday that he has no jurisdiction to hear the case because...

Judge halts lawsuits against local Boy Scout councils

Mar. 30, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge has granted a request by the Boy Scouts of America to halt lawsuits against local Scout councils as the BSA works on its bankruptcy plan to set up a compensation fund for thousands of men who were molested as boys by Scout leaders. The judge on Monday...