Trial begins in lawsuit over school funding in Delaware

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WILMINGTON — A Delaware judge is hearing testimony in a lawsuit alleging that officials are failing to provide adequate educational opportunities for disadvantaged students, partly because local school property tax collections are based on assessments that are decades old. A two-day trial began Wednesday in Chancery Court, pitting attorneys for the NAACP and a group […]

Delaware bill requires DNA submission before conviction

DOVER, Del.— Delaware lawmakers are eyeing legislation requiring people who have been arrested for, but not convicted of, certain crimes to submit to DNA testing. Under current law, a person convicted of a felony, sexual offense, or offense involving a child or vulnerable adult must submit to DNA testing. Results are stored in a database […]

Former Wilmington Trust official sentenced for conspiracy

WILMINGTON, Del. — A former Delaware bank official who cooperated with authorities in an investigation that led to the convictions of four top executives for Wilmington Trust, the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program, was sentenced Tuesday to almost two years in prison. Joseph Terranova, 51, […]

Lawyers: Secret Service not liable in Biden motorcade crash

DOVER — Government lawyers say a Secret Service agent is not to blame for a car accident in Delaware involving Vice President Joe Biden’s motorcade. Gina Cherwaty of Selbyville is suing the government over injuries she says she sustained in 2016 when Secret Service agent James Hall ran a red light in Wilmington and struck […]

Carney vetoes 2 tax bills sponsored by fellow Democrats

DOVER, Del. — Delaware Gov. John Carney vetoed two tax bills sponsored by fellow Democrats on Friday after being forced to take action on the measures. One bill would have converted a $400 school property tax credit for senior citizens to a refundable income tax credit based on eligibility. The second bill changed Delaware’s earned income […]

Ocasio-Cortez campaigns against Carper

NEWARK — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York took time away from her campaign for the U.S. House to stump Friday for a fellow progressive, Democrat Kerri Evelyn Harris in Delaware. Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old former bartender, shocked the political establishment in June when she defeated 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley in a congressional primary. Harris, a political […]