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With sequel plans, Rob Reiner turns ‘Spinal Tap’ up to 11

CANNES, France (AP) — Rob Reiner is getting the band back together. Reiner is at the Cannes Film Festival for anniversary screening on the beach of "This Is Spinal Tap" and to drum up excitement for the just-announced sequel that will also see Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Christopher Guest reprise their roles as band members David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel. In an interview, Reiner acknowledges "the […]

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Judge bars laptop evidence in DE Auditor corruption case

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge has chastised prosecutors for failing to turn over information to the defense in a criminal corruption case against Delaware’s state auditor. In a ruling that also exposed weaknesses in the state’s cyber forensics capabilities, the judge on Wednesday prohibited prosecutors from using material from three laptops seized during a search of Auditor Kathy McGuiness’ office last year. Judge William C. Carpenter said that prohibition […]

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Proposal for state-run pot industry fails again in DE House

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Legislation to establish a state-run marijuana industry in Delaware has again failed to clear the state House. The Democrat-controlled chamber voted 23-15 on Thursday to approve the bill, which fell two votes short of the required supermajority. The proposal requires a three-fifths majority because it creates a new tax, consisting of a 15% levy on retail marijuana sales. Thursday’s vote came two months after a similar […]

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Bill bans school property tax increases from reassessments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers are considering legislation to prohibit local school boards from taking advantage of property reassessments to increase school district taxes. Current law says that if a county conducts a general reassessment of real estate values, each school board must calculate a new tax rate that would allow no more than a 10% increase in school property tax revenue compared to the previous fiscal year. A […]

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Delaware State Police Arrest Georgetown Man for Manslaughter

Delaware State Police have arrested Jordan Walls, 26 of Georgetown, DE, in connection with a homicide that occurred Tuesday night. On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at approximately 6:07 p.m., troopers responded to the 22000 block of Deep Branch Road, Georgetown for a report of a female subject shot. Upon arrival a 54-year-old female victim was located inside of the residence with a gunshot wound. The victim succumbed to her injuries […]

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Ringling Bros. announces comeback tour but without animals

MIAMI (AP) — "The Greatest Show on Earth" is making a comeback — without animal acts _ five years after shutting down its three-ring circus. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced Wednesday that their show will go on in September 2023. It will be interactive, featuring audience engagement, and celebrate performers from around the world, displaying what it calls "incredible feats that push the limits of human potential." The […]

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Delaware governor isolating after positive COVID-19 test

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms. Carney, who turns 66 on Friday, has received the coronavirus vaccine and two booster shots. Carney’s office said in a news release Monday night that he tested positive through an at-home antigen test and is isolating per CDC guidelines. Carney says he is feeling well and will continue to […]

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No lifeguards at 2 Lewes beaches this summer

LEWES, Del. (AP) — A Lewes official says staffing challenges mean there won't be lifeguards at the city's Savannah and Johnnie Walker beaches this summer. The News Journal reports that City Manager Ann Marie Townshend says the city was not in a position to safely guard the two municipal beaches. She says the city didn’t want to inadequately staff the beaches and create a “false sense of security.” Townshend says […]

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DE State Auditor loses bid to have procurement charge dropped

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge has refused to dismiss a criminal charge accusing Delaware’s embattled state auditor of deliberately breaking up payments for a contract she entered into with a former campaign consultant in order to avoid compliance with state law. The judge ruled Friday that an indictment against Kathleen McGuiness sufficiently alleged that she willfully fragmented or structured the payments to circumvent the state procurement code. McGuiness is […]

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