Louie Anderson, Emmy-winning comedian, dies at 68

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Louie Anderson, Emmy-winning comedian, dies at 68

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely and Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series "Baskets," has died at age 68. Anderson's publicist Glenn Schwartz says the comedian died Friday in Las Vegas. The publicist had said earlier this week that Anderson was hospitalized for a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He'd been a familiar face […]

Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rock superstar, dies at 74

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Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rock superstar, dies at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Meat Loaf, the rock superstar loved by millions for his "Bat Out of Hell" album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" and "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," has died at age 74. A family statement provided by his longtime agent says the singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday night. "Bat Out of Hell," his mega-selling collaboration with songwriter […]

Camden Man Arrested for Multiple Catalytic Converter Theft

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Camden Man Arrested for Multiple Catalytic Converter Theft

Kent and Sussex County, DE - Delaware State Police arrested Jarrad Whitaker, 33, of Camden, for multiple thefts of catalytic converters. Since September 2021, Delaware State Police in Kent and Sussex County began investigating a rash of catalytic converter thefts. During the investigation, troopers worked with multiple other police agencies and developed Jarrad Whitaker as a suspect in these incidents. On January 18, 2022, a search warrant was executed at […]

Carney focuses on jobs, education in speech to lawmakers

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Carney focuses on jobs, education in speech to lawmakers

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney stressed the need to expand Delaware's economy and improve its public schools during his State of the State speech to lawmakers. Carney also thanked state officials Thursday for their response to the coronavirus pandemic, and Delawareans for their "resilience." But he warned that "we aren't through it yet." Carney said expanding economic opportunities for Delaware residents needs to be a top priority. […]

Beijing residents disappointed Olympics will be closed event

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Beijing residents disappointed Olympics will be closed event

BEIJING (AP) — With just over two weeks before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, residents of the Chinese capital are disappointed at not being able to attend events because of coronavirus restrictions. Organizers have announced no tickets will be sold to the general public and only selected spectators will be allowed. Access to the famed National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, and indoor venues in the heart […]

Assisted suicide bill narrowly clears Delaware House panel

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Assisted suicide bill narrowly clears Delaware House panel

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide in Delaware has cleared a Democrat-led House committee, paving the way for possible consideration by the full House. Committee members voted 8-7 Wednesday to release the measure. A lone Democrat joined all Republicans in voting against it. The bill is the latest iteration of legislation that has been repeatedly introduced since 2015 but which has never received a floor vote. Opponents […]

Major airlines cancel, change flights to US over 5G dispute

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Major airlines cancel, change flights to US over 5G dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Major international airlines have canceled flights heading to the U.S. or changed the planes they're using. The moves Wednesday represented the latest complication in a dispute over concerns that 5G mobile phone service could interfere with aircraft technology. Carriers took widely different approaches to the brewing crisis affecting international travel, from Emirates drastically reducing its U.S.-bound flights to Air France saying it would fly […]

AARP to honor Lily Tomlin with Movies for Grownups Award

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AARP to honor Lily Tomlin with Movies for Grownups Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lily Tomlin is this year's recipient of AARP The Magazine's Movies for Grownups Awards career achievement honor. The 82-year-old actor and comedian will receive the honor at the AARP's annual Best Movies and TV for Grownups ceremony. The 20th anniversary virtual event, hosted by Alan Cumming, will be telecast March 18 on PBS. Tomlin says "there are so few grownups in the world" and she is […]

Rehoboth Bay reopens to shellfish harvesting after spill

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Rehoboth Bay reopens to shellfish harvesting after spill

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials have reopened the Rehoboth Bay to shellfish harvesting after a 21-day emergency closure prompted by a spill of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater from a residential sewer line. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced the end of the moratorium on harvesting oysters, clams and mussels on Tuesday. The News Journal reports that officials said untreated wastewater was discharged into the […]

Funeral services held for 12 killed in Philadelphia fire

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Funeral services held for 12 killed in Philadelphia fire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Funeral services were held Monday for nine children and three adults who died in a Philadelphia fire five days into the new year, the deadliest blaze in the city in more than a century. A funeral procession on the rain-soaked streets of the city Monday morning was followed by services at Temple University's Liacouras Center. The victims were all on the third floor of a duplex north […]

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Carney focuses on jobs, education in speech to lawmakers

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney stressed the need to expand Delaware's economy and improve its public schools during his State of the State speech to lawmakers. Carney also thanked state officials Thursday for their response to the coronavirus pandemic, and Delawareans for their "resilience." But he warned that "we aren't through it yet." Carney said expanding economic opportunities for Delaware residents needs to be a top priority. […]

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Louie Anderson, Emmy-winning comedian, dies at 68

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely and Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series "Baskets," has died at age 68. Anderson's publicist Glenn Schwartz says the comedian died Friday in Las Vegas. The publicist had said earlier this week that Anderson was hospitalized for a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He'd been a familiar face […]

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Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rock superstar, dies at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Meat Loaf, the rock superstar loved by millions for his "Bat Out of Hell" album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" and "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," has died at age 74. A family statement provided by his longtime agent says the singer born Marvin Lee Aday died Thursday night. "Bat Out of Hell," his mega-selling collaboration with songwriter […]

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Camden Man Arrested for Multiple Catalytic Converter Theft

Kent and Sussex County, DE - Delaware State Police arrested Jarrad Whitaker, 33, of Camden, for multiple thefts of catalytic converters. Since September 2021, Delaware State Police in Kent and Sussex County began investigating a rash of catalytic converter thefts. During the investigation, troopers worked with multiple other police agencies and developed Jarrad Whitaker as a suspect in these incidents. On January 18, 2022, a search warrant was executed at […]

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Carney focuses on jobs, education in speech to lawmakers

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney stressed the need to expand Delaware's economy and improve its public schools during his State of the State speech to lawmakers. Carney also thanked state officials Thursday for their response to the coronavirus pandemic, and Delawareans for their "resilience." But he warned that "we aren't through it yet." Carney said expanding economic opportunities for Delaware residents needs to be a top priority. […]

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Beijing residents disappointed Olympics will be closed event

BEIJING (AP) — With just over two weeks before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, residents of the Chinese capital are disappointed at not being able to attend events because of coronavirus restrictions. Organizers have announced no tickets will be sold to the general public and only selected spectators will be allowed. Access to the famed National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, and indoor venues in the heart […]

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Carney focuses on jobs, education in speech to lawmakers

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney stressed the need to expand Delaware's economy and improve its public schools during his State of the State speech to lawmakers. Carney also thanked state officials Thursday for their response to the coronavirus pandemic, and Delawareans for their "resilience." But he warned that "we aren't through it yet." Carney said expanding economic opportunities for Delaware residents needs to be a top priority. […]

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