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Chunky bootmaker Dr. Martens to sell shares to public

LONDON (AP) — The maker of Dr. Martens boots, the chunky-soled footwear favored by celebrities like Rihanna and Kristen Stewart, plans to sell shares to the public as the existing owners seek to profit from growth of the iconic brand. Dr. Martens Ltd. said Monday that current investors plan to sell at least 25% of their stake in an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange. Permira Funds, a London-based private equity investor, bought Dr. Martens for 300 million […]

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Delaware reports first coronavirus-related child death

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials are reporting the first COVID-19-related death of a child in Delaware. Officials said Friday that the death involved a child under the age of 5 who had a significant number of other health problems. Also Friday, Democratic Gov. John Carney lifted a 10 p.m. curfew on restaurants and bars. Those establishments must still require patrons to wear masks and allow only those from the same household to share a table. Carney's order also allows […]

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Man, woman die in early morning Maryland house fire

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal says that two people died in a house fire in Salisbury. A news release Saturday from the office said that passersby called 911 around 3 a.m. when they saw the house on fire. Authorities say the house had been converted into seven individual apartments. The Salisbury Fire Department responded and it took 35 firefighters about 40 minutes to control the fire. The victims appear to be a […]

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DE lawmakers want committee to probe prisons’ virus response

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A group of lawmakers in Delaware want a special committee to investigate how the state's Department of Correction has handled the COVID-19 pandemic. The News Journal reported Wednesday that state legislators will introduce a resolution to create the committee and have it make recommendations regarding prison healthcare. A separate bill is aimed at allowing some prisoners early release. Delaware's prisons have seen more than 1,750 prisoners infected with the virus and 12 die. Prisoners have questioned […]

today01/07/20214

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Grammy Awards shift to March due to pandemic conditions

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths. The Recording Academy told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the annual show would shift from its original Jan. 31 broadcast to March 14. The Grammys will be held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. Los Angeles County, the epicenter of the crisis in California, has […]

today01/07/20214

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Sussex County names Kristin Cooper employee of the year for 2020

Sussex County has named Kristin Cooper of Georgetown the 2020 Employee of the Year for County government. The 2020 winner was announced Jan. 5, 2021, during the Sussex County Council’s first meeting of the new year. Ms. Cooper was selected from a field of seven employees, all quarterly winners and notable mentions in the past year, for the honor. Ms. Cooper, an honorable mention in the fourth quarter of 2020, received a round of applause from members of Council, County […]

today01/06/20216

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Delaware officials urge schools to resume hybrid learning

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney is urging school officials to resume hybrid instruction mixing both remote and in-person learning next week. Tuesday's recommendation comes a month after Carney recommended that classroom instruction be paused because of the coronavirus. Administration officials said in an open letter to school leaders, teachers and parents that they have spent the past four weeks helping schools try to address the operational challenges they are experiencing. They also said they do not believe […]

today01/06/20213

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Neil Young becomes latest artist to sell stake in his songs

NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran rock star Neil Young has become the latest artist to strike gold with his song catalogue. The Hipgnosis Songs Fund, a British investment company, announced that it had acquired a 50 percent stake in Young's catalogue of some 1,180 songs that include 'Heart of Gold,' 'Rockin' in the Free World' and 'Cinnamon Girl.' Terms were not disclosed. The deal comes a month after Bob Dylan sold his song publishing for a fortune estimated at between […]

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