Delaware treasurer-elect caught driving on suspended license

GEORGETOWN, Del. — Court records show Delaware’s treasurer-elect handed over a suspended license during a traffic stop last week. A Wilmington newspaper reports 38-year-old Colleen Davis was pulled over Nov. 13 after a state trooper clocked her going above the speed limit. Davis says her license was suspended for an unpaid speeding ticket and she […]

State delaying contract talks, probation/parole officers claim

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DOVER — The probation and parole officers’ union says state officials are dragging their feet in negotiating salary increases for the 300 or so officers, creating a “very toxic atmosphere.” Todd Mumford, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 10, said the union has been working to gain better pay for its members for […]

Voter turnout for midterm election highest in over 20 years

DOVER — Slightly more than 52 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the 2018 midterm, blowing past 2014’s participation rate of 37 percent. It was the first midterm to have a majority of voters participate since 1994. While a detailed breakdown of turnout won’t be available for weeks, if not months, it’s clear turnout […]

Prosecution wraps up its case in prison riot trial

WILMINGTON — Presenting a recap of their case to the jury the prosecutors in the Vaughn prison riot criminal trial appeared to be about to rest Friday. Deputy Attorneys General John Downs, Nichole Warner and Brian Robertson indicated to Judge William C. Carpenter Jr., that they will pass the reins over to the defense when […]

After a big election for Democrats, what’s next for GOP?

GEORGETOWN — At Return Day 2014, two days after the most recent midterm election before this year, optimism was in the air among Republicans. The national party had just won back the Senate, while the Delaware GOP had gained a statewide seat and ended a Democratic supermajority in the state Senate. This time around, things […]

Unique Sussex tradition rekindled with successful Return Day

GEORGETOWN — City of Milford Mayor Archie Campbell credits his sharp aim to genetics. Milford’s newly elected mayor on his first of two attempts claimed top honors in the Mayor’s Hatchet Toss — an early-morning spectacle on Sussex County Return Day that preceded festivities and the festive parade that showcased tradition and several marquee attractions. […]

Legislators pick new caucus leaders

DOVER — All four caucuses elected new leadership Wednesday, one day after the election. Combined, the caucuses picked five new members and elevated one to a higher position, replacing lawmakers who retired, were defeated or chose not to seek another term in leadership. The Senate Republican caucus saw a major shakeup with Minority Leader Gary […]

North State Street: Traffic calming measure a couple of years in the works

DOVER — It’s been a couple of years in the making, but traffic is about to get a little “calmer” on North State Street, at least that’s what Delaware Department of Transportation officials and nearby residents are hoping. North State Street will be experiencing both daytime and nighttime closures in both directions from Pennsylvania Avenue […]

Democrats sweep statewide offices

WILMINGTON — Democrats claimed the two open statewide offices and knocked off Treasurer Ken Simpler on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to the Republican Party. Kathy Jennings will be the next attorney general of Delaware, while Kathy McGuiness will be the new state auditor. In the biggest headline among the three races, Colleen Davis defeated […]

As rain falls, Delaware voters pour into polls

This post will be updated throughout the day. Election polls close at 8 p.m. * * * * * * In Leipsic late this afternoon,  Ronnette Brown lamented “all the negative ads coming from the White House, which is destroying our country. Times are so scary with all the hate that are dragging us down. […]