Inmate creates artwork for Veterans Treatment Court Program

DOVER — There’s no missing the newest wall decoration inside the Kent County Courthouse. The painting with vivid colors and gripping features measures 2 1/2 feet high and nearly 4 feet wide. The oil-based work was created by a Sussex Correctional Institution inmate as a tribute to the state’s Veterans Treatment Court Program. He worked […]

YouTube to pay $170M fine after violating kids’ privacy law

WASHINGTON — Google will pay $170 million to settle allegations its YouTube video service collected personal data on children without their parents’ consent. The company agreed to work with video creators to label material aimed at kids and said it will limit data collection when users view such videos, regardless of their age. Democrats and […]

Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, the Supreme Court said Friday. The court said in a statement that a biopsy performed July 31 confirmed a localized malignant tumor. Ginsburg, 86, underwent a three-week course of […]

Letters to the Editor: Help our troubled children

This is not rocket science! We all know the significant attributes and benefits of well-trained service dogs. Although there have been no scientific studies yet, common sense tells us that such studies will show that the animals being used in a California court program will improve the functioning of those courts. I have no doubt […]

Ex-FBI official Andrew McCabe sues over his firing

WASHINGTON — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s ire, sued the FBI and the Justice Department on Thursday over his firing. The lawsuit, the second this week from an ex-FBI official challenging the circumstances of his termination, says the firing was part of Trump’s plan to rid the […]

Leo Strine stepping down later this year

DOVER — Chief Justice Leo Strine plans to step down from the bench by the end of October, the state announced Monday. Chief Justice Strine, who has led the judiciary since February 2014, previously spent 16 years on the Court of Chancery, including three years as chancellor. He is the eighth chief justice in the […]

Dover woman indicted in 2017 death of child

DOVER — A Dover woman was indicted this week on a criminally negligent homicide count regarding the 2017 death of a child, according to Kent County Superior Court documents. Chanel E. Green was also indicted for allegedly endangering the welfare of a child due to the father’s previous no contact order with the child and […]

Letter to the Editor: This could be huge

Pray that the attorneys suing drug makers and distributors win billions of dollars, to send a very clear message. You killed thousands of our children, and we will not stand silent! Although 13 companies were initially listed as defendants, pre-trial settlements (with details in many cases “swept under the carpet” by confidentiality agreements) now left […]

Supreme Court upholds Indiana abortion law on fetal remains

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an Indiana law that requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same way as human remains, a sign that the conservative court is more open to abortion restrictions. But the justices rejected the state’s appeal of a lower court ruling blocking a separate provision […]

Commentary: Let’s address recidivism realistically

Attorney General Kathy Jennings suggested that reforms in our justice system addressing current laws, stack charging and the sentencing guidelines would improve our recidivism rate. However, addressing our mass probation system would improve our recidivism more quickly and more dramatically than any other choice. In our small state of Delaware there are about 17,000 people […]