First COVID-19 vaccine administered in Delaware

DOVER — Elisabeth Cote rolled up her sleeve, waited for the needle to enter her arm and history was made. Ms. Cote, a progressive care unit nurse at Bayhealth’s Kent County campus in Dover, became the first Delawarean to receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday morning. “If I want these people not to […]

UPDATE: State outlines new social gathering guidelines

WILMINGTON — As Delaware experiences a surge of COVID-19 positive cases and hospitalizations, the state announced additional restrictions Tuesday in attempt to curb the spread of the virus. The new guidelines lowered the capacity for indoor dining at restaurants from 60% to 30%. All other indoor gatherings outside of homes must also be limited to […]

Delaware posts community COVID-19 testing sites

Gov. John Carney, the Delaware Division of Public Health and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency announced the list of community testing sites to be held throughout Delaware this week. Testing locations listed below include pop-up and Curative trailer sites, as well as community sites hosted by New Castle County, St. Francis, Henrietta Johnson Medical Center.  […]

2nd coronavirus vaccine shows early success in U.S. tests

For the second time this month, there’s promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the U.S. and around the world. Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from the […]

Biden defeats Trump for White House, says ‘time to heal’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by a historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through […]

Crowds gather in Wilmington as Biden’s presidential lead climbs

People steadily arrived at the Chase Center on the Riverfront on Friday afternoon as Delaware’s adopted son and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s lead climbed. Former Vice President Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency on Friday as he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in the critical battlegrounds of Georgia […]

DelDOT, DEMA warn of flooded roads with hurricane remnants

Officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation, Delaware Emergency Management Agency, and other state agencies are monitoring the forecast from the remnants of Hurricane Zeta that could produce heavy rain and flash flooding throughout the day and evening. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the entire state with the potential of […]

UPDATED: President Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stricken by COVID-19, a feverish and “fatigued” President Donald Trump was taken to a military hospital Friday after being injected with an experimental antibody cocktail at the White House. In a day of whipsaw events, the president ripped up his reelection roadmap due to the virus that has killed more than 205,000 […]

Delaware State University brought up during first presidential debate

DOVER — Delaware State University made the first presidential debate Tuesday night. The reference came after national news reports that former Vice President Joe Biden didn’t attend Delaware State, a Dover-based HBCU though he seemingly claimed to. A DSU spokesman earlier Tuesday explained how that issue arose. Director of News Services Carlos Holmes wrote to […]

Democratic primary results

Polls closed at 8 p.m. The following are the unofficial results from the Department of Elections as districts report: 420 of 436 Precincts Reporting – Incumbent U.S. Senate: Chris Coons* 73.17%, Jess Scarane 26.31% Governor: John Carney* 84.98%, David L. Williams Jr. 15.02% Insurance commissioner: Trinidad Navarro* 64.14%, Kayode Abegunde 35.86% Kent County Levy Court […]