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Delaware lawmakers give final approval to marijuana bills

Mar. 28, 2023 20:03 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Senate gave final approval Tuesday to bills legalizing recreational marijuana use by adults in the state and authorizing the establishment of a state-licensed and regulated cannabis industry, setting up a potential battle with Democratic Gov. John Carney. ...

Judge upholds approval of $2.4B bankruptcy plan to help settle child sex abuse claims against Boy Scouts of America

Mar. 28, 2023 13:50 PM EDT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Judge upholds approval of $2.4B bankruptcy plan to help settle child sex abuse claims against Boy Scouts of America.

Delaware AG says officers justified in shooting armed woman

Mar. 23, 2023 17:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police were justified in shooting and wounding a Philadelphia woman they confronted last year as she was shooting her estranged partner, the state attorney general’s office determined in a report released Thursday. New Castle County police officers Brooks...

Chesapeake Utilities: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 23, 2023 05:04 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (CPK) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $26.2 million. On a per-share basis, the Dover, Delaware-based company said it had profit of $1.47. The energy and utility company posted...

County settles suit over arrest caught on video for $25K

Feb. 15, 2023 18:28 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials have agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a federal lawsuit alleging that police used excessive force and made an unlawful arrest in an encounter with a teenage drug suspect. A judge on Tuesday approved a stipulation of dismissal in the lawsuit...

Protest against refugees in England turns violent; 3 arrests

Feb. 10, 2023 18:38 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A protest outside a hotel housing asylum-seekers in northwest England erupted into violence on Friday, with projectiles thrown and a police van set aflame. Merseyside Police said three people were arrested over “incidents of disorder” near the Suites Hotel on...

No bad (hair) days at middle school's salon

Jan. 28, 2023 09:02 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Tucked away in the back of a small gym at Central Middle School, there is some magic happening. It is a spot where students can gain self-confidence by getting free haircuts from volunteer barbers and hairstylists each Monday. The roots for the...

Carney proposes operating budget increase of more than 7%

Jan. 26, 2023 11:52 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is proposing to boost Delaware’s government operating budget by more than 7% over the current year’s budget, with hundreds of millions of dollars in new spending for state employee pay raises, health care and affordable housing. ...