State drops opposition to Del. school funding suit depositions

DOVER — Attorneys for Gov. John Carney have dropped their opposition to Delaware’s education secretary and budget director being deposed in a lawsuit alleging the state is failing to provide adequate educational opportunities for disadvantaged students. A judge had planned to hear arguments Thursday on a requested protective order preventing Education Secretary Susan Bunting and […]

Victims of canal car crash identified as search continues

ST. GEORGES — A wrong turn on the way to a youth football game turned tragic when a car carrying five young people plunged into a canal in northern Delaware, according to the father of three boys who are presumed dead. Officials were still searching for the body of the 18-year-old driver Monday. A teenage […]

Delaware senator failed to report tens of thousands in back taxes

DOVER — A Delaware state senator who owes tens of thousands of dollars in back taxes failed to report the debt on his required financial disclosure form earlier this year, but the violation was never reported to the attorney general’s office. Despite a federal tax lien of more than $50,000 filed in April 2018 and […]

Panel boosts official Delaware revenue estimates

NEW CASTLE — A state panel has boosted Delaware’s official government revenue estimates yet again as lawmakers prepare to begin drafting a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council on Monday increased its revenue estimate for this year by $40.7 million compared to last month’s forecast. Virtually all of […]

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 […]