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Results of PFAS exposure study show New Castle residents' blood levels above national average

New Castle area residents exposed to a toxic group of chemicals are learning how much remains in their bodies.

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Technical error delays unemployment benefits for some self-employed

A recent technical error is delaying unemployment checks for many Delawareans still waiting for relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dover Police is offering more information on Sunday night’s looting at the Dover Mall. 

Police announced one arrest in connection to the looting, which they say started around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night when a large crowd reach the mall.

Capt. Brendan Mackie

The Federal Government apparently requested the Delaware National Guard to assist with response to protests in Washington, D.C., Monday. Gov. John Carney declined, say his spokesperson, Jonathan Starkey.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware’s COVID-19 saw small upticks in deaths and new cases Tuesday.

 

State health officials reported 5 new deaths, bringing the state’s death toll since the pandemic began to 373.

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Public health officials are concerned this past weekend’s protests against police brutality and racial injustice could lead to increased spread of the virus locally. Meanwhile, some see the virus’ disparate impacts as one factor that led to the protests.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Elected officials in Delaware say they are listening to the pain and anger over racial injustice expressed through this past weekend’s protests. Some hope to change oversight on use of force by police. 


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City officials and community leaders are condemning civil unrest in Dover that followed protests surrounding the death of George Floyd—an unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis. 

from Biden campaign pool video

Former Vice President Joe Biden met with about a dozen community leaders in Wilmington Monday.

The meeting at Bethel AME Church came in the wake of protests in Wilmington and around the nation sparked by the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

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Some Dover businesses are picking up the pieces after demonstrations took a turn for the worse Sunday night.  Several businesses were vandalized as protesters marched from downtown up Route 13 to the Dover Mall area.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware’s known cases of COVID-19 grew by more than a hundred Monday as the state enters Phase 1 of its formal reopening plan. 

Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) customers are about to get a break on their bills.

 


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