Delaware to launch registration for seniors to get vaccine

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Delaware to launch registration for seniors to get vaccine

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials in Delaware say they will launch an online registration system that will allow seniors to schedule an appointment to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The Delaware State News reports that the registration system is expected to launch on Wednesday morning. It will be for people 65 and older to sign up for the vaccine by appointment at drive-thru clinics. Registration is available at de.gov/covidvaccine. The […]

Betty White turns 99, reveals birthday wish and thoughts on her many fans after long career

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Betty White turns 99, reveals birthday wish and thoughts on her many fans after long career

Legendary actress Betty White is celebrating her 99th birthday on Sunday and she seems keen to let her many fans in on the celebration. The five-time Emmy-winner’s longtime friend and agent, Jeff Witjas, told Fox News that, although she’s happy to mark the occasion of her last birthday in double digits, she’s playing it safe because of the coronavirus pandemic. "Betty had planned to run a couple miles for her birthday but COVID has canceled […]

Delaware reports first coronavirus-related child death

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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 […]

Man, woman die in early morning Maryland house fire

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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 […]

DE lawmakers want committee to probe prisons’ virus response

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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 […]

Sussex County names Kristin Cooper employee of the year for 2020

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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, […]

Delaware officials urge schools to resume hybrid learning

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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 […]

No business has been fined under no-tolerance COVID policy

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No business has been fined under no-tolerance COVID policy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Zero businesses in Delaware have received fines in the weeks since the Delaware Division of Public Health announced a zero-tolerance enforcement policy for COVID-19 restrictions. The Delaware State News reported Monday that the zero-tolerance policy took effect Dec. 14. It calls for an immediate fine for a first violation of COVID restrictions. Businesses are subject to closure for a second violation, pending a reopening plan for […]

DE officials say poultry plants are prepared for a winter surge

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DE officials say poultry plants are prepared for a winter surge

Delaware's poultry processing plants and state health officials say they are well-prepared for a winter surge of coronavirus cases. Dr. Rick Pescatore is the Delaware Division of Public Health's chief physician. He told the Daily Times of Salisbury that the implementation of best practices is mostly complete. The Daily Times reported Monday that DPH has cultivated a close relationship with the plants as they rolled out coronavirus testing for employees […]

Officer who was shot while catching fugitive returns home

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Officer who was shot while catching fugitive returns home

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — A police officer in Delaware who was struck by a barrage of bullets while trying to catch a fugitive has returned home from a rehabilitation center. The News Journal reports that Milford Sr. Cpl. T.J. Webb was escorted home Wednesday from a Dover rehabilitation center by his fellow officers.  Milford police say that Webb's condition continues to improve. He was shot multiple times on Dec. 10 […]

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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 […]

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Delaware to launch registration for seniors to get vaccine

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials in Delaware say they will launch an online registration system that will allow seniors to schedule an appointment to receive the coronavirus vaccine. The Delaware State News reports that the registration system is expected to launch on Wednesday morning. It will be for people 65 and older to sign up for the vaccine by appointment at drive-thru clinics. Registration is available at de.gov/covidvaccine. The […]

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Betty White turns 99, reveals birthday wish and thoughts on her many fans after long career

Legendary actress Betty White is celebrating her 99th birthday on Sunday and she seems keen to let her many fans in on the celebration. The five-time Emmy-winner’s longtime friend and agent, Jeff Witjas, told Fox News that, although she’s happy to mark the occasion of her last birthday in double digits, she’s playing it safe because of the coronavirus pandemic. "Betty had planned to run a couple miles for her birthday but COVID has canceled […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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