DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Senate has confirmed Democratic Gov. John Carney's nominees to serve as chief justice and associate justice on the state Supreme Court.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton has praised the appointment of an African American woman to the Delaware Supreme Court but says more needs to be done to increase...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Democratic governor is nominating two Democrats to seats on the state Supreme Court, maintaining the high court's partisan balance as he fights for the state...
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A new memorial plaque has been erected in Delaware to mark the 1903 mob lynching of a black man accused of raping and killing a white woman.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has named a new chief of staff.
A statement from the governor's office on Wednesday says deputy chief of staff Sheila Grant will replace...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to settle a fight over a provision in Delaware's constitution requiring a political balance among state court...
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Big brother wants to keep a closer eye on big rigs in Delaware.
Gov. John Carney plans to sign legislation Thursday that authorizes state and local governments to...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's governor signed a package of bills into law Monday aimed at making it easier for formerly incarcerated people to get professional licenses in some trade...
SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Delaware prison officials are taking more steps to ensure that inmates don't get illegal air mail deliveries.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Roughly 250 soldiers in Delaware's Army National Guard are being deployed to southwest Asia.
The Delaware National Guard held a deployment ceremony Saturday at Delaware...
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The former police chief in Wilmington has a new state government job leading an effort to crack down on violent crime in Delaware's largest city.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has signed the state's plastic bag ban into law, moving to decrease single-use plastic and litter while protecting the environment.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A law in Delaware that raises the legal age for smoking and buying tobacco products goes into effect Tuesday.
Gov. John Carney signed the law in April, which increases the...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The chief justice of Delaware's Supreme Court is resigning. Leo E. Strine Jr. is stepping down from the bench with more than half his term remaining.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers tackled dozens of measures both large and small before bringing down the gavel on this year's legislative session early Monday.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers have given final approval to a bill making underage possession or consumption of alcohol a civil offense rather than a crime.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — House lawmakers have given final approval to bill expanding Delaware's decriminalization of simple possession of marijuana to juveniles.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's state Senate has approved a capital budget of $863 million for construction and transportation projects in the fiscal year starting Monday.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to confirm Democratic Gov. John Carney's nominee to lead the state's corrections system, which in recent years has faced a fatal...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's governor has signed a bill giving state judges more discretion in sentencing criminals.
The bill signed Tuesday by Democratic Gov. John Carney expands the types...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney has signed a $4.45 billion operating budget for the fiscal year that starts next Monday, a 4.2% increase in spending over the current year's...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — House lawmakers in Delaware have unanimously approved a $4.45 billion operating budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gov. John Carney's decision to defend a state mandate for political balance on Delaware's courts that has been declared unconstitutional has cost state taxpayers just under...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — House lawmakers have given final legislative approval to a bill creating a new transportation infrastructure fund for Delaware.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Barclays says it is relocating some 500 financial services jobs in Delaware to a new business campus in New Jersey.
Officials with the U.K.-based bank said Wednesday...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bill to legalize marijuana in Delaware has cleared its first legislative hurdle.
The House Revenue and Finance Committee voted Wednesday after a two-hour hearing to send...
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DOVER, Del. (AP) — House lawmakers have approved a bill requiring Delaware gun owners to safely store firearms so people who shouldn't have them don't get them.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — An attorney who helped lead prison reform efforts after a deadly inmate riot has been tapped by Delaware Gov. John Carney to head the state's corrections system.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Legislative budget writers finished marking up Democratic Gov. John Carney's proposed operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday by adding millions more for...
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's attorney general is investigating the state's prison system medical contractor amid allegations that staffers were ordered to forge documents to falsely state that...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have re-signed Pro Bowl placekicker Aldrick Rosas.
The Giants didn't disclose contract details Thursday in announcing the signing of the...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals panel has upheld a ruling that a provision in Delaware's constitution requiring a political balance among state court judges is unconstitutional.
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The governors of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia will speak together at an event next month in Maryland, and the organization hosting says it's unprecedented for the area.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The chief medical examiner of Delaware says quicker medical attention likely would've saved a correctional officer slain during last year's violent riot at the state's maximum-security prison.
News outlets report Dr. Gary Collins autopsied 47-year-old Lt. Steven Floyd and testified Thursday at a jury hearing of the men charged in the uprising.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — An attorney filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of scores of inmates at Delaware's maximum-security prison, alleging they were subject to inhumane conditions and physical and verbal abuse both before and after a riot last year in which a guard was killed.
The 80-page complaint filed Wednesday names Democratic Gov. John Carney, Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps, and dozens of current and former DOC administrators and employees as defendants.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Incumbent Tom Carper won Thursday's Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Delaware, easily fending off a challenge from a political newcomer who had hoped to become the latest liberal candidate to score an upset against a powerful legislator.
Carper's victory set up a November race against Rob Arlett, President Donald Trump's former campaign chair in this heavily Democratic state. Arlett defeated former PayPal executive Gene Truono in the Republican primary.
HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a deadly riot at a Delaware prison (all times local):
While Delaware officials have made progress on many of the recommendations in a final report on a deadly inmate riot last year, Gov. John Carney says understaffing and mandatory overtime remain a problem.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A building at Delaware's maximum-security prison that was the site of a deadly inmate riot and hostage-taking last year will be torn down, officials said Monday.
Demolition of the C Building at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center is expected to begin this fall, Department of Correction officials said in a news release.
The building has been vacant since February 2017, when inmates rioted, taking three staffers hostage and killing correctional officer Steven Floyd.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT):
The largest U.S. doctors' group, the American Medical Association, is urging the Trump administration to end promptly the practice of separating children from their migrating families at the southern border.
The AMA's chief executive officer, Dr. James Madara, writes in a letter that families seeking refuge in the U.S. "already endure emotional and physical stress" and that separation only makes it worse.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware has become the first state in the nation to completely ban marriage for anyone under 18.
Democratic Gov. John Carney on Wednesday signed into law the measure that makes it illegal for minors to get married, even if their parents approve. Previously, anyone could get married in the state at any age with a judge's approval.
Supporters say the bill is an important step to protect children from being forced to marry someone against their will, citing human trafficking.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A movement to ban assault rifles in Oregon was launched in a Portland church Thursday, with clerics saying youths — many of whom have been protesting for gun control — will drive the campaign.
Interfaith religious leaders in Portland said they aim to get enough signatures on petitions to put a ban on assault weapons before voters, in the November election, in a statewide ballot.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware official says the Department of Education needs to survey educators to figure out why teachers are leaving the state. The union chief says it's obvious — they aren't paid enough — and the state needs to act now to change that.
Delaware teachers earned an average of $59,960 in 2016 versus New Jersey's $69,330 and Maryland's $66,456.
Gov. John Carney's proposed budget would give them a 2 percent raise.
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper has shot a man.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says in a statement the unidentified man was transported to a Nashville hospital but his condition is not known. The TBI says the trooper was not injured after shooting the man Tuesday night in Robertson County.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Governors of two states and Puerto Rico are joining the leaders of Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey to share information on illegal guns and gun purchasers while making progress on gun safety measures.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Delaware Gov. John Carney and Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello joined the States for Safety coalition on Monday. Officials say the states represent more than 35 million Americans.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gov. John Carney has authorized the National Guard to assist residents of a southern Delaware town after high levels of toxic chemicals were discovered in municipal wells.
Authorities said Friday that the Guard has provided two 400-gallon portable water tanks and coordinated troops to ensure 24-hour water distribution operations to the residents of Blades. A 5,000-gallon water tanker is prepared for follow-up support, officials said.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — One year after a deadly inmate riot and hostage-taking, Delaware's maximum-security prison remains a potentially explosive, understaffed facility managed by overworked guards overseeing hundreds of inmates with too much idle time on their hands, according to prison officials, employees and inmates.
DETROIT (AP) — For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities. But they're advised to not make the same kind of promises to just anyone.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials are hiring independent experts to review inmate access to health care and the prisoner grievance system in the wake of a deadly inmate riot and hostage taking last year at Delaware's maximum-security prison.
The outside reviews are in response to recommendations contained in an independent review of the February 2017 uprising at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, during which correctional officer Steven Floyd was killed.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Emphasizing Delaware's lower taxes, educated workforce and proximity to Philadelphia, Gov. John Carney submitted a proposal for Amazon to build its second North American headquarter in his state.
Carney, a Democrat, announced the proposal Thursday on the Wilmington Riverfront, one of three proposed sites Delaware has submitted to Amazon.
The other possible sites are First State Crossing in Claymont and 1800 Concord Pike in Fairfax.