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Delaware Supreme Court asked to overturn former state auditor’s public corruption convictions

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Supreme Court is weighing whether to overturn the convictions of the state's former auditor on public corruption charges. The court heard arguments Wednesday in the case of Kathy McGuiness. She was convicted last year on misdemeanor charges of conflict of interest, official misconduct and noncompliance with state procurement rules. A jury acquitted McGuiness on felony charges of theft and witness intimidation, and the judge later […]

today11/16/2023 24


Ethics agency says Delaware officials improperly paid employees to care for seized farm animals

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's government ethics agency says the state agriculture secretary and one of his top deputies violated state law by entering into no-bid agreements with their agency employees to care for seized farm animals. The Public Integrity Commission ruled Monday that Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse improperly agreed to pay one of his employees more than $90,000 to take care of a flock of poultry after almost 500 […]

today11/07/2023 39


Court to decide whether out-of-state convictions prohibit expungement of Delaware criminal records

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for three men seeking to expunge their Delaware criminal records say their applications have been wrongfully denied because of convictions in other states. Delaware's Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over whether a Superior Court judge erred last year in ruling that the men were ineligible for expungement because of their out-of-state convictions. The case involves the interpretation of a 2019 law that expanded eligibility for […]

today09/14/2023 28


Bethany Hall-Long Launches Her Campaign for Delaware Governor

WILMINGTON, DE - Yesterday in Wilmington alongside grassroots supporters and Delawareans, Bethany Hall-Long announced her candidacy for Governor of Delaware. Throughout her career, Bethany has been a champion for working families in the state and a national leader on improving access to health care. She previously served in the State House and State Senate before being elected Lieutenant Governor in 2016. She has worked as a nurse her entire career, […]

today09/13/2023 52


Troopers Arrest Man for Laurel Truck Stop Robbery

  The Delaware State Police have arrested 40-year-old Toshawn Furlow of Laurel, Delaware for a robbery that occurred early Tuesday morning at the Oasis Travel Plaza truck stop in Laurel. On August 22, 2023, at approximately 1:58 a.m., troopers responded to the Oasis Travel Plaza located at 30759 Sussex Highway for a robbery that had just occurred. Troopers arrived and learned that the suspect had entered the store, put his […]

today08/24/2023 88


Test results show Delaware students are continuing to struggle after post-COVID return to classrooms

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The latest statewide test results show that Delaware public school students continue to have trouble making the grade. Test results for the 2022-2023 school year show that only 40% of students in grades 3-8 scored proficiently in English language arts. That is a decline of 2 percentage points from last year. Only 32% of students in grades 3-8 scored proficiently in math, but that represents an […]

today08/09/2023 43


Company targeted in former Trooper’s theft scheme suing him and DSP

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A package reshipping company targeted in a theft scheme by a former Delaware State Police trooper has filed a lawsuit against him and the police agency. TotalTransLogistics LLC said in a complaint filed this week in Superior Court that it is seeking to recover damages for harm caused by Jamal Merrell while he was employed as a trooper. The company also said the state police agency […]

today07/10/2023 75


Delaware senators approve $5.6B operating budget for upcoming fiscal year

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Senate lawmakers in Delaware this week gave final approval to an operating budget of more than $5.6 billion for the fiscal year starting Saturday. That is roughly 10% higher than this year's operating budget. Senators this week also approved a separate budget supplement totaling $194.5 million in one-time funds for next year. Senators voted 17-3 for the operating budget and 19-1 for the supplemental bill. As […]

today06/30/2023 135


House lawmakers in Delaware approve $5.6 billion budget for fiscal year starting July 1

DOVER, Del. (AP) — House lawmakers in Delaware have approved an operating budget of more than $5.6 billion for the fiscal year starting July 1. That's an increase of roughly 10% over this year's budget. Lawmakers on Thursday also approved a separate budget supplement allocating $194.5 million in one-time funds for next year. House members voted 32-8 for the operating budget and 33-7 for the supplemental bill. All dissenting votes […]

today06/23/2023 35