Permanent mail-in voting among Carney’s goals for Delaware

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Permanent mail-in voting among Carney’s goals for Delaware

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney says his plans for Delaware include making mail-in voting permanent and mandating higher use of renewable energy sources. Carney said in his State of the State address Tuesday that his goals also include providing body cameras for every police officer in Delaware and increasing education funding for disadvantaged students. He also pledged to continue working to ensure that as many Delawareans as […]

Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.

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Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.

Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school, because of an unspecified Verizon network issue. The company said in the afternoon, Eastern time, that the issue affecting its Fios service had been resolved and that service was returning to normal. A fiber cut in Brooklyn was unrelated to the problem, which Verizon said it was still investigating. People complained about internet […]

Auditor: Legalizing pot could generate $43M in tax revenue

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Auditor: Legalizing pot could generate $43M in tax revenue

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A report from Delaware's state auditor said that legalizing and taxing marijuana could bring in $43 million a year in revenue. The News Journal reports that the estimate was released Monday by Auditor Kathy McGuiness. The report estimates that 13% of adults in Delaware would use marijuana. That's based on data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The report assumes that there would […]

Delaware says more than 11,000 vaccinated over the weekend

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Delaware says more than 11,000 vaccinated over the weekend

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Health officials in Delaware say that they vaccinated 11,154 people over the weekend at events that were held in Delaware City and Georgetown. The Delaware State News reported Sunday that some of the people who received shots were in the Phase IB group. That group includes seniors who are 65 years old and older. Delays and confusion had plagued vaccination efforts earlier in the weekend. Some […]

Elderly man dead after being hit by motorcycle

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Elderly man dead after being hit by motorcycle

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — Delaware authorities are investigating the death of an elderly man who was struck by a motorcycle while trying to cross a road outside his home. State Police say the accident happened shortly before 6 p.m. Friday. Investigators say 85-year-old K.C. Hurry of Milford had pulled into his driveway on Log Cabin Road and began crossing the road toward his mailbox when he was struck near the […]

Hard-luck Maryland town gets a $731.1 million Powerball win

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Hard-luck Maryland town gets a $731.1 million Powerball win

LONACONING, Md. (AP) — Someone hit it very big in a hard-luck Appalachian coal-mining community, where a jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $731 million was sold this week. The Maryland Lottery says the fifth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history was won by someone who bought a ticket at Coney Market in Lonaconing. That's in a remote corner of Maryland where jobs are few and poverty runs deep. Maryland is a state […]

Maryland officials to remember longtime Senate president

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Maryland officials to remember longtime Senate president

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials will be sharing memories of the nation's longest-serving state Senate president. Visitation is scheduled Friday in the rotunda of the Maryland State House, where the body of Thomas V. Mike Miller is lying in repose. He died last week at the age of 78 from cancer. Senators are scheduled to speak in remembrance of their former colleague during their legislative session Friday afternoon. Miller […]

COVID vaccination appointments given to 11,500 Delawareans

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COVID vaccination appointments given to 11,500 Delawareans

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Division of Public Health has offered COVID-19 vaccination appointments to 11,500 seniors for two vaccination events. The Delaware State News reports a total of 73,630 people had requested appointments as of Thursday at 3 p.m. The department says those with age and health conditions were given the highest priority when the offers were made Thursday. The vaccination events will take place in Delaware City […]

More than 50,000 Delawareans sign up for coronavirus vaccine

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More than 50,000 Delawareans sign up for coronavirus vaccine

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — More than 56,000 people in Delaware signed up to get the coronavirus vaccine on the first day of a new online registration system. The News Journal reports that the new system launched on Wednesday morning. Gov. John Carney's office said that 35,000 people had registered within the first two and a half hours. Some users said the website had also briefly crashed. The state of Delaware […]

Powerball jackpot winner worth $731.1M sold in Maryland

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Powerball jackpot winner worth $731.1M sold in Maryland

LONACONING, Md. (AP) — The jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $731.1 million was sold in an old coal mining town in a remote corner of Maryland. Jobs are few in Lonaconing, the hometown of baseball Hall of Famer Lefty Grove. The Maryland Lottery says the ticket was sold at Coney Market. Owner Richard Ravenscroft told The Associated Press he hopes whoever won it will use it wisely and enable others to […]

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Delaware says more than 11,000 vaccinated over the weekend

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Health officials in Delaware say that they vaccinated 11,154 people over the weekend at events that were held in Delaware City and Georgetown. The Delaware State News reported Sunday that some of the people who received shots were in the Phase IB group. That group includes seniors who are 65 years old and older. Delays and confusion had plagued vaccination efforts earlier in the weekend. Some […]

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Permanent mail-in voting among Carney’s goals for Delaware

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney says his plans for Delaware include making mail-in voting permanent and mandating higher use of renewable energy sources. Carney said in his State of the State address Tuesday that his goals also include providing body cameras for every police officer in Delaware and increasing education funding for disadvantaged students. He also pledged to continue working to ensure that as many Delawareans as […]

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Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.

Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school, because of an unspecified Verizon network issue. The company said in the afternoon, Eastern time, that the issue affecting its Fios service had been resolved and that service was returning to normal. A fiber cut in Brooklyn was unrelated to the problem, which Verizon said it was still investigating. People complained about internet […]

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Auditor: Legalizing pot could generate $43M in tax revenue

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A report from Delaware's state auditor said that legalizing and taxing marijuana could bring in $43 million a year in revenue. The News Journal reports that the estimate was released Monday by Auditor Kathy McGuiness. The report estimates that 13% of adults in Delaware would use marijuana. That's based on data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The report assumes that there would […]

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Delaware says more than 11,000 vaccinated over the weekend

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Health officials in Delaware say that they vaccinated 11,154 people over the weekend at events that were held in Delaware City and Georgetown. The Delaware State News reported Sunday that some of the people who received shots were in the Phase IB group. That group includes seniors who are 65 years old and older. Delays and confusion had plagued vaccination efforts earlier in the weekend. Some […]

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Elderly man dead after being hit by motorcycle

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — Delaware authorities are investigating the death of an elderly man who was struck by a motorcycle while trying to cross a road outside his home. State Police say the accident happened shortly before 6 p.m. Friday. Investigators say 85-year-old K.C. Hurry of Milford had pulled into his driveway on Log Cabin Road and began crossing the road toward his mailbox when he was struck near the […]

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Delaware says more than 11,000 vaccinated over the weekend

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Health officials in Delaware say that they vaccinated 11,154 people over the weekend at events that were held in Delaware City and Georgetown. The Delaware State News reported Sunday that some of the people who received shots were in the Phase IB group. That group includes seniors who are 65 years old and older. Delays and confusion had plagued vaccination efforts earlier in the weekend. Some […]

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