DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Senate bill requiring anyone in Delaware wanting to buy a handgun to first be fingerprinted, undergo training and obtain permission from the state cleared a House committee on Wednesday but will not get a floor vote until lawmakers determine whether the state has enough money to fund it.
Truex, crew chief ease race tensions at Gibbs with victoryMay 2, 2023 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. snapped at his crew chief over the radio during a mid-race call that left the 2017 NASCAR champion chasing the leaders instead of being out front.
James Small fired back at his driver to, let’s just say, shut the heck up.
NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover rained out, moved to MondayApril 30, 2023 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott missed so many races because of a broken leg that NASCAR's most popular driver likely needs to win one just to make the playoffs.
How does a repeat rainout victory at the Monster Mile sound?
Delaware lawmakers give final approval to marijuana billsMarch 28, 2023 GMT
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.
County settles suit over arrest caught on video for $25KFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
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.
Carney proposes operating budget increase of more than 7%January 26, 2023 GMT
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.
3 frat members acquitted of hazing, others agreed to serviceDecember 16, 2022 GMT
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Three fraternity members at the University of New Hampshire have been acquitted of hazing charges stemming from an event in April that resulted in dozens of student arrests.
The three were acquitted by a district court judge in Dover earlier this week, who said the state hadn't proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the alleged acts at a “talent show" were “a condition of initiation into, admission into, continued membership in or association with any organization."
Driver dies in multi-vehicle crash on New Hampshire highwayDecember 13, 2022 GMT
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The driver of a car died in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and another car on Route 16 in Dover, New Hampshire State Police said.
The southbound tractor-trailer went off the road, over a guardrail and into the northbound lane on Monday afternoon, police said.
Wade’s 21 help Longwood beat Delaware State 75-49December 3, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — DeShaun Wade had 21 points in Longwood's 75-49 win over Delaware State on Saturday.
Wade had six rebounds for the Lancers (5-4). Jesper Granlund scored 12 points while going 5 of 8 (2 for 4 from distance), and added six rebounds.
Appeals panel rules in favor of former Delaware inmateNovember 28, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has ruled in favor of a former Delaware prison inmate who claimed he was deprived of his constitutional rights by being placed into solitary confinement for a long period despite his mental illness.
Arbitrator will referee Dr. J’s suit against brand developerNovember 28, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday halted a lawsuit filed by basketball legend Julius Erving against a brand-development and marketing company, ruling that the dispute must go to arbitration.
Saturday’s ScoresNovember 20, 2022 GMT
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Amanda-Clearcreek 56, Williamsport Westfall 41
Andover Pymatuning Valley 49, Orwell Grand Valley 37
Campbell ends 4-game skid, beats Delaware State 34-7November 19, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Hajj-Malik Williams threw for 211 yards and a touchdown and Campbell beat Delaware State 34-7 on Saturday.
Campbell (5-6, 2-3 Big South Conference) snapped a four-game losing streak while Delaware State (5-6, 2-3) ends its season losing four of its last five.
Big plays lift Morgan State past Delaware State 37-7November 13, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Hosea Robinson returned a blocked punt for a touchdown, Carlvainsky Decius had a pick-6 and Devan Hebron recovered a fumble in the end zone to power Morgan State to a 37-7 win over Delaware State on Saturday.
Stone scores 25, Delaware State beats Immaculata 104-67November 11, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Brandon Stone scored 25 points as Delaware State beat Immaculata 104-67 on Thursday night.
Stone added nine rebounds for the Hornets (1-1).
Khyrie Staten scored 21 points while shooting 7 for 15 (3 for 7 from 3-point range) and 4 of 4 from the free throw line, and added six assists and four steals.
Democrats solidify control of Delaware governmentNovember 9, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Democrats solidified their hold on state government Tuesday, winning all statewide races and picking up another seat in the state Senate.
Democrats went into the election already in control of both chambers of the General Assembly, the governor’s office, and all other statewide elective offices.
Rochester defeats Murphy again in Delaware House contestNovember 9, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester won reelection to Delaware’s lone seat in the U.S. House on Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Lee Murphy to win a fourth term in Congress.
The race was a repeat of 2020, when Blunt Rochester easily defeated Murphy.
Democratic incumbents spending big in final days of campaignNovember 7, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Spending in the waning days of this year’s campaign season by some Delaware Democrats seeking to remain in office has dwarfed that of their Republican challengers, according to finance reports.
Rochester, Murphy face off again in Delaware House contestNovember 7, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The only federal race on Delaware’s ballot this year is a rematch between incumbent Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester and Republican Lee Murphy for the state’s lone U.S. House seat.
Blunt Rochester, a former state labor secretary, was elected to the House in 2016 and is seeking a fourth two-year term.
Ex-Wilmington Trust president reaches settlement with SECNovember 1, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The former president of the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis has reached a settlement with federal securities regulators in a related civil action.
Delaware woman hits lottery twice in one week, wins $400,000October 29, 2022 GMT
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A 70-year-old woman from Delaware hit the lottery twice within one week, claiming two six-figure rewards totaling $400,000.
The News Journal reports that the Newark woman, who wished to remain anonymous, bought two $100K Ultimate Cash Instant Game tickets and found that one was a winner.
Biden: Nearly 22M have already requested student loan reliefOctober 22, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Delaware (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that nearly 22 million people have applied for federal student loan relief in the week since his administration made its online application available — more than half of the number the White House believes are eligible for the program.
Wednesday’s ScoresOctober 20, 2022 GMT
Delaware auditor gets probation, fine for misconductOctober 19, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s state auditor was sentenced Wednesday to one year of probation and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and complete 500 hours of community service for official misconduct and conflict of interest convictions.
Friday’s ScoresOctober 15, 2022 GMT
Meet the judge who tamed the Musk-Twitter trialOctober 14, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A lawyer for billionaire Elon Musk had barely begun speaking during a recent hearing when the Delaware judge presiding over Twitter's lawsuit against Musk abruptly cut her off.
“Skip the rhetoric and go to the meat,” Chancellor Kathaleen St.
Delaware justices nix vote-by-mail, same-day registrationOctober 7, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — New state laws allowing universal voting by mail and Election Day registration are unconstitutional, Delaware's Supreme Court ruled Friday.
In a three-page order, the justices said the vote-by-mail statute impermissibly expands the categories of absentee voters identified in Delaware's constitution.
Delaware justices eye vote by mail, same-day registrationOctober 6, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Democratic attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s ruling declaring a new vote-by-mail law unconstitutional and prohibiting voting by mail in the upcoming November election.
Delaware State defense holds off Robert Morris, 14-9October 2, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Coleon Williams recovered a fumbled Robert Morris punt in the end zone, allowing Delaware State to hold off the Colonials for a 14-9 non-conference win Saturday night.
Friday’s ScoresOctober 1, 2022 GMT
Ada-Borup/Norman County West 35, Polk County West 15
Musk and Twitter CEO Agrawal were briefly pals, texts showSeptember 30, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Newly disclosed text messages between Elon Musk and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal showed that the two men briefly bonded in the spring over their love of engineering — at least until Musk publicly tweeted this message early on April 9: ‘ Is Twitter dying? ’”
Attorneys for Musk, Twitter argue over information exchangeSeptember 27, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Tuesday ordered attorneys for billionaire Elon Musk to create a log of certain documents that relate to former Twitter security chief Peiter “Mudge” Zatko but not directly to Zatko's whistleblower complaint against the social media giant.
Judge won’t toss suit over Delaware court political balanceSeptember 25, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. John Carney over Delaware's requirement for political balance on its courts.
Friday’s ruling is the latest in a long-running legal battle over a “major-party” provision in Delaware’s constitution under which judicial appointments to the state’s three highest courts are split between Republicans and Democrats.
Judge bars enforcement of Delaware ‘ghost gun’ restrictionsSeptember 25, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has issued an injunction barring Delaware from enforcing provisions of a new law outlawing the manufacture and possession of homemade “ghost guns,” which can’t be traced by law enforcement officials because they don’t have serial numbers.
Merrimack grinds out a 26-13 win at Delaware StateSeptember 24, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Receiver Jacari Carter uncorked a 54-yard touchdown pass to Jelani Mason to stake Merrimack to a 14-0 first-quarter lead and the Warriors ground out 173 yards rushing to earn a 26-13 win over Delaware State in a non-conference battle Saturday.
Port operator faces $21M in damages over buyout disputeSeptember 19, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The company that privatized operations at the port of Wilmington several years ago owes more than $21 million in damages for breaching an agreement to buy the port’s former stevedoring firm, a Delaware judge ruled Monday.
Ruling nixing vote-by-mail in Delaware on hold during appealSeptember 19, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday halted implementation of a ruling he issued last week declaring a vote-by-mail law enacted this year is unconstitutional and that voters cannot mail in their ballots in the upcoming November election.
Delaware State rides freshman QB Henry to victorySeptember 17, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Freshman backup quarterback C.J. Henry threw three touchdown passes and Delaware State breezed to a 35-19 victory over Division II-member Virginia Lynchburg on Saturday.
Delaware State (2-1) starter Jared Lewis gave the Hornets a 7-6 lead in the first quarter with a 68-yard scoring strike to Jerrish Halsey.
Friday’s ScoresSeptember 17, 2022 GMT
AC/GE 26, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 16
Ada-Borup/Norman County West 39, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 12
Former trooper to plead guilty in warehouse package theftsSeptember 15, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware state trooper who was suspended with pay amid a federal investigation into a series of thefts from a package reshipping company will enter a guilty plea in federal court later this month.
Judge says Delaware vote-by-mail law is unconstitutionalSeptember 15, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge ruled Wednesday that a new vote-by-mail law enacted earlier this year is unconstitutional and that voting by mail cannot be used in upcoming November election.
York wins Democratic primary for Delaware auditorSeptember 14, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Political newcomer Lydia York won Delaware’s Democratic primary for state auditor on Tuesday against embattled incumbent Kathy McGuiness, who is awaiting sentencing on criminal corruption charges.
Friday’s ScoresSeptember 10, 2022 GMT
Delaware State rolls late, shuts out Lincoln (PA) 34-0September 3, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Marquis Gillis ran for 86 yards and Delaware State broke open a close game with 17 points in the fourth quarter, defeating Division II-level Lincoln (PA) 34-0 in a season-opener on Saturday.
Friday’s ScoresSeptember 3, 2022 GMT
Thursday’s ScoresSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
Judge upholds two of Delaware auditor’s three convictionsAugust 31, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday upheld two convictions against Delaware’s Democratic state auditor for official misconduct and conflict of interest but tossed a jury’s third misdemeanor conviction for improperly structuring contract payments to a consulting firm.
Delaware to include fentanyl test strips in Narcan kitsAugust 29, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware health officials announced Monday that they will soon include fentanyl test strips in Narcan kits distributed to the public.
The effort is aimed at preventing accidental overdoses due to fentanyl consumption, the Division of Public Health’s Office of Health Crisis Response said in a news release.
Judge orders more document production in Musk-Twitter suitAugust 25, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge ordered both Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk to turn over more information to opposing lawyers in their tussle over Musk's agreed-to-then-abandoned $44 billion deal to acquire the social platform.
Judge nixes $500K punitive award against ex-prison guardAugust 24, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned a jury’s decision imposing $500,000 in punitive damages against a former a Delaware prison guard accused of sexually assaulting an inmate during a pat-down.
Incumbent auditor trails primary challenger in fundraisingAugust 17, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s incumbent state auditor has raised only about half as much in campaign contributions this year as her Democratic primary challenger has, according to campaign finance reports filed this week.
Judge upholds auditor effort to subpoena Medicaid recordsAugust 10, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Superior Court judge on Wednesday denied a motion by Delaware’s Department of Health and Social Services to quash a subpoena from the state auditor’s office seeking information regarding eligibility for Medicaid programs.
Delaware man arrested after ramming police vehiclesAugust 6, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say they arrested a 27-year-old Wilmington man on gun and drug charges after he allegedly rammed his vehicle into police vehicles as he tried to flee.
Delaware State News reported that the arrest was made Friday in the parking lot of Bally’s Resort and Casino after a lengthy investigation by the Dover Police Department.
Court upholds life sentence in day care killing of infantAugust 4, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a day care worker sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to suffocating a 4-month-old girl.
Musk response to Twitter lawsuit to be made public by FridayAugust 4, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Elon Musk’s answer to Twitter’s lawsuit over his attempt to back out of a $44 billion deal to buy the social media company will be made public by Friday evening at the latest, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Chesapeake Utilities: Q2 Earnings SnapshotAugust 3, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) _ Chesapeake Utilities Corp. (CPK) on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $17.1 million.
On a per-share basis, the Dover, Delaware-based company said it had net income of 96 cents.
Judge refuses to dismiss suit against DMV over vanity tagAugust 1, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Delaware government officials who recalled a vanity license plate issued to a breast cancer survivor because of what the state transportation secretary described as a “perceived profanity.”
Ruling leaves questions about Boy Scouts bankruptcy planJuly 30, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved parts of the Boy Scouts of America’s reorganization plan but has rejected other provisions, saying in a ruling Friday that the organization has "decisions to make” regarding the plan.
Twitter sets September shareholder vote on Elon Musk buyoutJuly 26, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Twitter has set Sept. 13 as the date for its shareholders to vote on the company’s pending buyout by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
The company said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that it is recommending shareholders vote for the $44 billion deal to be completed.