Delaware Attorney General investigating prison medical contractor

DOVER — Delaware’s attorney general is investigating the state’s prison system medical contractor amid allegations that staffers were ordered to forge documents to falsely state that inmates were getting mental health treatment they never received. Officials confirmed the investigation this week and urged anyone with information about the record-keeping practices of Connections Community Support Programs […]

Board orders reinstatement of fired auditor office deputy

DOVER, Del. — A state board has ruled that the former top deputy in the Delaware auditor’s office was wrongly fired. The Merit Employee Relations Board voted 2-1 Monday to order that former chief administrative auditor Kathleen Davies be reinstated to her previous position within 30 days, and that her termination be changed to a […]

Board recommends commutation for convicted killer in ’82 murder of Dover liquor store owner

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DOVER — A man serving life in prison without parole for the 1982 robbery and murder of a Dover liquor store owner should have his sentence commuted and be made immediately eligible for parole, Delaware’s Board of Pardons ruled Thursday. The recommendation came after board members heard from Tyrone R. Baxter, his supporters and the […]

New laws include higher minimum wage for Delaware workers

DOVER, Del. — Delaware officials are gearing up for a new legislative session that begins Jan. 8, with a host of new lawmakers who were elected in November. Meanwhile, some of the bills passed by their predecessors are about to become law. Here’s a look at some of the new laws that were enacted in […]

Delaware targeted by another abandoned property lawsuit

DOVER — Being the corporate home to many of the biggest companies in the world carries certain valuable perks for Delaware — along with a lot of bickering. Thanks to its status as the legal domicile for more than 1 million business entities, including more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and to various U.S. […]

Delaware treasurer-elect pleads guilty after traffic stop

DOVER — Democratic state treasurer-elect Colleen Davis has pleaded guilty to speeding after being charged with driving on a suspended license and other offenses. Davis entered the plea Thursday morning in Sussex County Court of Common Pleas. She was assessed two points on her driver’s license and fined $43. Criminal charges were dropped. Earlier this […]

Former bank executives sentenced to prison for fraud

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WILMINGTON, Del.— Two former executives of the only financial institution criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program were sentenced to prison Wednesday for misleading investors and federal regulators about the bank’s troubled condition in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Former Wilmington Trust chief credit officer William North, 59, was sentenced […]

Ex-bank president gets 6 years in prison for fraud, conspiracy

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The former president of the only financial institution criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for covering up the bank’s troubled condition in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Former Wilmington Trust president Robert Harra Jr., who was also […]

Feds want judge to unseal Wilmington Trust sentencing memos

DOVER, Del. — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to unseal sentencing documents submitted by attorneys for four former executives of the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program. Former Wilmington Trust president Robert Harra Jr., chief credit officer William North, chief financial officer David Gibson and […]

No answers yet to gas leak that disrupted Delaware Memorial Bridge traffic

DOVER — Officials are trying to determine what caused a chemical gas leak that forced the temporary closure of a heavily used bridge connecting Delaware and New Jersey on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The leak of highly flammable ethylene oxide from a Croda production facility on Sunday forced the precautionary […]