Police ID victim in fatal Seaford shooting

SEAFORD – Delaware State Police on Monday identified Kwantae Hovington, 28, of Seaford as the victim in a fatal shooting Saturday morning at the Mobile Gardens neighborhood. According to spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper, troopers were called to Park Circle at approximately 6:40 a.m. Mr. Hovington had sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead […]

Delaware makes strides on infant mortality, but racial differences persist

WILMINGTON — While Delaware’s infant mortality rates have dropped steadily in the past 20 years, differences in decreases remain. The Black infant mortality rate (children per 1,000 who die before their first birthdays, according to the Delaware Health Statistics Center) remains two to three times higher than non-Hispanic White babies in what Dr. Meena Ramakrishnan […]

New Castle County launches AmeriCorps pilot program

WILMINGTON — New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester on Monday announced a pilot AmeriCorps program called National Health Corps Delaware to address the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health inequities. Member service activities for this pilot period will focus on reducing health disparities exacerbated by […]

Dover, DDP reach out to find downtown parking solutions

DOVER — The city of Dover and the Downtown Dover Partnership envision a day when COVID-19 fears are alleviated and shoppers return to area stores and restaurants. When that does take place, they want to make sure there is a more consistent plan in place for parking downtown — and they are seeking the public’s […]

Dominion Voting Systems sues Giuliani over election claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president’s efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election. The lawsuit seeks more than $1.3 billion in damages for the voting machine company, a target for conservatives who made up wild […]

Supreme Court ends Trump emoluments lawsuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday brought an end to lawsuits over whether Donald Trump illegally profited off his presidency. The justices threw out Trump’s challenge to lower court rulings that had allowed lawsuits to go forward alleging that he violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause by accepting payments from foreign and domestic officials […]

Drug, firearm charges follow Dover vehicle pursuit

DOVER — Three men were charged with drug and firearm offenses after a Saturday night vehicle pursuit that ended in the area of Del. 10 just east of South State Road. Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said George Robinson, 24, of Dover; DeShawn Riley, 22, of Smyrna; and Charles Livingston, 20, of Dover were […]

Laurel publisher details Delmarva history

LAUREL — Moonlighting as an author/publisher sometimes wakens Chris Slavens during the wee hours of the morning. On Tuesday, he “got up at 4:30 … and typed 10 more pages of the current book, and I will probably do the same thing tonight,” he said. Employed with Lewes-based Activ Pest Solutions during the day, Mr. […]

COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to lowest point in three weeks

DOVER — The number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Delaware dropped to its lowest point in three weeks, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s daily update on Friday. There were 420 COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide — the lowest amount since there were 412 on Jan. 1. The state experienced a record number of […]

Brazil receives vaccine cargo from India amid supply concern

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s government on Friday received 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from India, but experts warned the shipment will do little to shore up an insufficient supply in South America’s biggest nation. Brazil’s Health Ministry announced that the vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, landed in Sao […]