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The First State sees another jump in new COVID-19 cases and virus-related deaths

The 591 cases reported in Delaware Saturday is second only to the 656 reported November 19.

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This year, Santa is visiting Milford in a unique way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The weather may be mild now, but colder temps are on the way. And Code Purple shelters in Sussex and Kent Counties are set to open shelter/sanctuaries on Tuesday:

Crimson Clover Cover Crop

Sussex County farmers can apply for over $1.1 millions in funding from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to plant cover crops.

Delaware State University is partnering with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to research gun violence.

DSU joins three other HBCU’s - Coppin State University in Baltimore, Texas State University in Houston, and Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi - participating in the research project to better understand why some young urban males carry guns.

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The Delaware Department of Insurance issues hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines to regulated health insurers for mental health discrimination.

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A key member of Delaware’s COVID-19 response team has tested positive for the virus.

Delaware Emergency Management Agency Director AJ Schall received a positive test result Friday. 

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Weekly unemployment claims continue to hold steady in the Delaware.

The state Office of Unemployment counted 1,634 claims for the week of November 21 for a total payout of more than $8.1 million.

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The state reports another near-record day of new cases of coronavirus.

The 580 cases reported in Delaware Thursday was only surpassed by the 583 reported Wednesday and the 656 reported earlier this month.

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People driving on I-95 through Wilmington may see a flash of lights near Frawley Stadium this holiday season.

In absence of holiday music performances, The Grand in Wilmington is looking to the visual arts for a way to spread cheer this winter season.

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ChristianaCare is receiving a financial boost to continue its research into a therapy for sickle cell disease.

Current EOC Bldg (Photo from Sussex County EOC)

An addition to the Sussex County Emergency Operations Complex in Georgetown is moving closer to reality.

Delaware State University gets $1 million dollars from Bank of America for a jobs partnership to help students of color.

The initiative will help students complete the education and training necessary to enter the workforce and get on the path to success in Delaware and beyond.

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State officials say a COVID-19 vaccine could be available in Delaware as early as next month.

An ordinance passed by Wilmington City Council last week to create a police citizen review board will become law without Mayor Mike Purzycki’s signature.

Purzycki announced Wednesday he will not sign or veto the measure.

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Nemours and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and other hospitals across the country are encouraging people to Mask Up once again.

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Delaware State University presented its FY 2022 budget to the Office of Management and Budget last week
and it’s asking for more operating and capital funds.

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The state of Delaware is giving a chunk of its federal coronavirus relief funding to local colleges and universities.

The $45 million Higher Education Relief Fund will be split amongst seven higher education institutions in the First State.

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COVID-19 cases in the state prison system continue to grow.

Dept. of Correction officials report Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna is seeing substantial spike.  Another 129 inmates across four buildings there have tested positive this week.

The New Castle County Council is expected to introduce an ordinance Tuesday night to increase the size of the county police department.

The plan is to expand the force from 400 to 415 officers to address population growth in the county south of the C&D Canal.

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Another First State school district is temporarily returning its schools to full virtual learning.  

Christina School District announced Monday it is moving all students back to remote learning starting Tuesday – and they’ll stay there through December 4th.

Delawareans joined a nationwide caravan to demand COVID relief, and to mourn the 250,000 people dead from the virus.

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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer toured the new Delaware Data Innovation Lab created to help fight COVID-19 with the backing  of county CARES Act money.

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Delaware State University students leave for the Thanksgiving holiday this week and will conclude the fall semester entirely online, but university officials say they hope to bring more students on campus in the spring.  

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Three recent acts of harassment and bullying against members of the Lewes/Rehoboth LGBTQ community have community leaders asking - why?

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Wilmington is bracing for the upcoming I-95 reconstruction project that’s expected to cause headaches for area drivers.

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Mental health support for students was among the issues addressed at the state Department of Education’s recent budget hearing.

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Delaware joins a national campaign focused on finding permanent homes for children in foster care.

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At least regionally it seems people are taking heed of pleas from government and health officials to stay home this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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New Castle County is giving out some of its federal coronavirus relief money to teachers.