State police set to enforce Operation Safe Driver Week

DOVER — The Delaware State Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Unit on Thursday announced that it will be participating in Operation Safe Driver Week initiatives starting Sunday, with a focus on speeding violations. The weeklong initiative will consist of commercial motor vehicle inspectors specifically targeting speeding violations by both commercial motor vehicle operators and regular […]

Lieutenant Col. Zebley tabbed as DSP’s first female superintendent

DOVER – Lieutenant Col. Melissa Zebley on Thursday was announced as the new Delaware State Police Superintendent, becoming the first ever female to lead the agency. In a news release, Lieutenant Col. Zebley, 50, described herself as “humbled and honored” to become DSP’s 26th superintendent overall. “I thank Governor (John) Carney and Acting Secretary (of […]

DelDOT urges caution with heavy rain in forecast

DOVER – A tropical storm system is expected to impact Delaware late tonight into Friday, and the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is advising motorists of the potential for heavy rain and possible flooding across the state. The current forecast from the National Weather Service indicates an inch or more of rain is possible through […]

Strine joins Millstein Center at Columbia Law School

NEW YORK—The Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School announced today that former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr. will join the center as the Ira M. Millstein Distinguished Senior Fellow. Judge Strine recently completed a distinguished 21 years of service on the Delaware bench. […]

Delaware Family Reentry Pilot Program launched

DOVER – Delaware’s five public housing authorities (PHAs), the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) and the Delaware Center for Justice (DCJ) on Thursday launched the Delaware Family Reentry Pilot (FRP) Program, a statewide initiative to give individuals recently released from incarceration the opportunity to access safe and stable housing by reuniting with their families who […]

Virtual Easterseals event runs through August

NEW CASTLE — Easterseals will hold an Easterseals/CAI VolleyBACK from COVID virtual event hrough August. The event will be held in place of the annual Volleyball Challenge and the organization said it will raise funds impacted by the coronavirus emergency. Proceeds will benefit life-changing services for children and adults with disabilities in the local community, […]

Delaware solar installation grant incentive increased

DOVER — Solar power installations for Delmarva Power customers in Delaware have become more affordable with grant increases announced this month by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. A program of the DNREC Green Energy Fund, grants for residential solar installations are being increased from $0.50/watt to $0.60/watt, with the maximum grant increased […]

Caesar Rodney High targeted in chalk-art protest

CAMDEN – Workers at Caesar Rodney High School were busy with pressure washers Thursday morning trying to erase Black Lives Matter and other comments that were written in chalk on the front of the school and on sidewalks sometime Wednesday night. Officials at CR did not have any comment regarding the words that were written […]

Corrections department provides COVID-19 update

DOVER – The Delaware Department of Correction continues to aggressively test, trace, clean and treat to combat inmate COVID-19 cases at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown. Last week, the DOC announced that after six weeks with no inmates testing positive for COVID-19 in any of the state’s correctional facilities, a cluster of inmate cases was identified at SCI, the first inmate cases at […]

2020 bar exam to be administered at Delaware State Fairgrounds

HARRINGTON — The 2020 bar examination will be administered at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in September in response to COVID-19, the Delaware Board of Bar Examiners announced Wednesday. The move from the bar exam’s traditional location at The Widener University Delaware Law School in New Castle County was done to safely and securely administer an […]