Biden introduces VP pick Harris in Wilmington

WILMINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his newly chosen running mate Kamala Harris campaigned together for the first time Wednesday, as the former primary rivals sought to solidify their advantage over President Donald Trump and secure their place in American history. Biden, a 77-year-old white man, embraced the significance of naming the […]

Building Bridges: Shooting victim’s sister seeks justice and systemic change

WILMINGTON — Keandra McDole had just clocked into her shift at Rite Aid when her phone started ringing. She checked Facebook and saw her brother’s name. “RIP Jeremy,” she remembers reading. ‘They didn’t have to do Bam Bam like that.’ She asked her manager if she could step out, then got a call from her […]

Ronald McDonald House holding virtual run/walk

WILMINGTON — Citing health and safety concerns, the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware announced its 5K Run/Walk for Kids and Hustle for the House 5K will be combined into a virtual event. The event runs from July 15 to Aug. 15. Participants and teams select their own course and the day they want to run […]

Longwood Foundation poses new matching grant challenge

WILMINGTON — The Longwood Foundation has posed a new $500,000 challenge grant to the Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund, giving donors the opportunity to double the impact of their gift now through Aug. 31. The Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund was launched on March 18 to address the state’s emerging and evolving needs resulting from […]

Saint Francis Healthcare resumes select services

WILMINGTON – Saint Francis Healthcare began resuming critical services and elective surgeries on Tuesday as part of a phased approach.Physician practices also continue toh offer telehealth services, including wellness visits, chronic disease management or other health concerns, as options for patients. For a telehealth or (if necessary) in-person appointment, or to schedule a surgery or […]

DTC announces Wilmington Transit Center opening

WILMINGTON – Delaware Transit Corporation announced the opening of the Wilmington Transit Center, located at Front and Walnut streets, operating as the new transfer location for most DART bus routes in downtown Wilmington. The new transit center has the capacity to have up to 10 buses stage at one time allowing bus layovers without blocking […]

Delegation announces relief for Delaware airports

WILMINGTON – Sens. Tom Carper, Chris Coons and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester announced grant awards totaling $257,000 from U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration to four airports in Delaware on Thursday. The grants were made possible by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provided nearly $10 billion to eligible U.S. […]

Nemours Children’s Health System designated coronavirus alternative care site

WILMINGTON — The Nemours Children’s Health System has been designated one of two alternative care sites in Delaware to help deal with a surge of patients stemming from the coronavirus outbreak. Nemours will now only be accepting transfers from Delaware community hospitals of non-COVID-19 adults to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Adult patients must […]

DOC: Contract worker fully recovered after positive COVID-19 test

DOVER – A contract healthcare professional assigned to New Castle County Community Corrections has tested positive for COVID-19, the Delaware Department of Correction announced this morning. DOC spokesman Paul Shavack said the person has self-isolated for the past 18 days and is fully recovered. New Castle County Community Corrections consists of the Plummer Community Corrections […]