Biden vows not to make ‘false promises’ about pandemic

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Biden said Wednesday he’s “not running on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch” but would prioritize science, while President Donald Trump used the race’s final days to keep up a whirlwind campaign schedule aimed at focusing on anything but the cornavirus. The […]

Lockdowns, business rollbacks threatened amid surging virus in US, Europe

The alarming surge in coronavirus cases in Europe and the U.S. is wiping out months of progress against the scourge on two continents, prompting new business restrictions, raising the threat of another round of large-scale lockdowns and sending a shudder through financial markets. “We are deep in the second wave,” European Commission President Ursula von […]

‘We’re working on it:’ Pope’s COVID advisers and the mask

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis’ decision to forgo wearing a mask has been noticed, with some concern, by the commission of Vatican experts he appointed to help chart the Catholic Church’s path through the coronavirus pandemic and the aftermath. The Rev. Augusto Zampini, one of the key members of the pope’s COVID-19 commission, acknowledged Tuesday […]

Delaware officials concerned about virus spread in Western Sussex

WILMINGTON — The Delaware Division of Public Health is continuing to monitor higher levels of community spread in Western Sussex County. DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay said at the state’s weekly COVID-19 press briefing on Tuesday Bridgeville, Seaford and Laurel are at the top of the list in terms of percent-positive rates of the virus. […]

Blood drive set to honor late Woodbridge quarterback Haynes

GREENWOOD — The inaugural 4Troy Foundation Blood Drive, to honor the life of the late Troy Haynes, is scheduled for Saturday through a partnership with the Blood Bank of Delmarva. The blood drive is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VFW, 301 Mill St., Greenwood. Interested participants can sign up online at […]

Delaware Department of Justice reminds voter of rights, responsibilities

WILMINGTON — With the general election one week away, Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings stressed Tuesday that the Delaware Department of Justice, state and local law enforcement, and the Department of Elections will strictly enforce the state’s voter intimidation laws in order to ensure that citizens are able to vote safely, fairly, and peacefully. “Let […]

Questions abound after Philadelphia police kill Black man

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police leaders struggled to answer questions Tuesday about what led to the death of Walter Wallace under more than a dozen rounds fired by two Philadelphia officers who say he refused calls to put down a knife in a confrontation that led to unrest in the predominantly Black neighborhood. Police Commissioner Danielle […]

Trunk or Treat events abound this Halloween

For those not as comfortable this year bringing their kids door to door for Halloween, Trunk or Treat events may be just the tickets. Here’s a roundup of some local ones: FRIDAY Modern Maturity Center: 4 to 6 p.m., 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover. Featuring treats, raffles, a dance performance by Steppin’ Seniors and visiting animals. […]

Election 2020: 30th Representative District

Name: Shannon Morris Party: Republican Age: Did not answer Family: Did not answer Residence: Did not answer Occupation: Did not answer Name: Charles E. Groce II Party: Democrat Age: 60 Family: Wife, Linda Residence: Felton Occupation: Retired law enforcement Why are you running for this seat? SM: Did not answer. CG: Having spent the majority […]

Election 2020: 36th Representative District

Name: Bryan Shupe Party: Republican Age: 36 Family: Married six years to Sherry Shupe and have two children: Evelyn, 4, and Theodore, 1 Residence: Milford Occupation: Small-business owner Name: Greg Fuller Party: Democrat Age: Did not answer Family: Did not answer Residence: Did not answer Occupation: Did not answer Why are you running for this […]