State of Delaware

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Arbitrator will referee Dr. J’s suit against brand developer

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has halted a lawsuit filed by basketball legend Julius Erving against a brand-development and marketing company. The judge ruled Monday that the dispute must go to arbitration. The lawsuit stems from a 2016 deal in which the Hall of Fame player known as "Dr. J" agreed to sell a majority interest in his trademark and other intellectual property to Authentic Brands Group. According […]

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Appeals panel rules in favor of former Delaware inmate

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has ruled in favor of a former Delaware prison inmate who claimed he was deprived of his constitutional rights by being placed into solitary confinement for a long period despite his mental illness. A three-judge panel ruled Monday that a federal judge wrongly dismissed a challenge by Angelo Lee Clark to the conditions of his confinement. Clark died earlier this year […]

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Home visit program supports Delaware’s new mothers

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — When Dina Archila Cerna found out she was pregnant, she said she had so much fear about having her first child that she hid her pregnancy from her own mother – the entire time she was pregnant. Living in southern Delaware as an immigrant, she was 18 hours away from her closest relatives. She was going to become a mother for the first time, and her […]

today11/21/2022 8


Democrats solidify control of Delaware government

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Democrats solidified their hold on state government Tuesday, winning all statewide races and picking up another seat in the state Senate. Incumbent Democrats defeated Republican challengers in races for attorney general and state treasurer. Democrats also kept control of the state auditor's office. The attorney general's race pitted incumbent Kathleen Jennings against Republican challenger Julianne Murray. Democrat Lydia York defeated Republican Janice Lorrah in auditor's […]

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Delaware: What to expect on election night

Voters in President Joe Biden's home state of Delaware did most of their civic duty during the September primary. That tends to be where the competition in this true blue state happens. And it was no run-of-the-mill primary. Newcomer Lydia York knocked off incumbent Auditor Kathy McGuiness in the most conspicuous race. McGuiness was awaiting sentencing on misdemeanor corruption charges at the time as Delaware's first statewide elected official to […]

today11/04/2022 9


Rare Pikachu, Kobe’s sneakers — a hidden vault in DE guards it all

The nondescript building somewhere in Delaware would probably not garner much attention if it weren't for the razor wire and armed guards outside that hint at something important inside, possibly even valuable. Fort Knox it is not — but the stash of collectibles at Collector's Vault is undoubtedly worthy of protection. There's a rare Pikachu card and a century-old one of baseball great Honus Wagner, which recently sold for $7.25 […]

today11/03/2022 15


Delaware auditor gets probation, fine for misconduct

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's state auditor Kathleen McGuiness has been sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and complete 500 hours of community service. As auditor, McGuiness is responsible for rooting out government fraud, waste and abuse. She was convicted of misdemeanor official misconduct and conflict of interest, after her daughter was hired as a part-time worker in her office. She's the first […]

today10/20/2022 10


Delaware justices nix vote-by-mail, same-day registration

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Supreme Court says that new state laws allowing universal voting by mail and Election Day registration are unconstitutional. The justices said Friday that the vote-by-mail statute impermissibly expands the categories of absentee voters identified in Delaware's constitution. They also said the same-day registration law conflicts with the registration periods spelled out in the constitution. The order came after the justices heard arguments in the case […]

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Delaware justices eye vote by mail, same-day registration

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Democratic attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling declaring a new vote-by-mail law unconstitutional. The justices heard arguments Thursday in a lawsuit challenging both the vote-by-mail law and a new law allowing same-day registration. A Chancery Court judge last month upheld the same-day registration law. But he said the vote-by-mail law violates restrictions on absentee voting that are spelled […]

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