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A protest held Friday objected to the treatment of inmates in Delaware prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The National Weather Service says it was a single tornado that delivered damage to the First State during Tuesday’s tropical storm. 


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Representatives from across the educational system convened Thursday night to answer questions about schools reopening.

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Delaware’s Division of Unemployment Insurance is still sorting through a backlog of claims as it continues to expand to deal with joblessness during the pandemic. 

Three Muslim women are suing Delaware’s Department of Services of Children, Youth, and their Families for discrimination, including prohibiting them from wearing a hijab at work.


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The state Department of Justice has determined a state trooper was justified in shooting a suicidal man in Lewes last fall. 

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Gov. John Carney is already seeing districts break with his recommendation of a hybrid school reopening.


The Red Clay School District will open the year with remote learning only.

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Delaware State Police have released the name of a woman found dead in Milford Tuesday during Tropical Storm Isaias.


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Delaware's Chief Justice has extended the 30-day judicial emergency for a fourth time due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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Delaware is assessing the damage up and down the state in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias.

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Earlier this week the U.S. Census Bureau confirmed reports it is cutting short its count of every person living in the U.S. by a month. Local advocates worry not everyone in the First State will get counted. 

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Delaware’s Department of Correction announced a COVID-19 related inmate death Wednesday.

71 year-old Jackie Lovett died at Bayhealth Hospital in Kent County from complications from hypothyroidism and COVID.

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New Castle County is partnering with a local company to promote the wearing of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Rehoboth Beach Municipal Election is this Saturday.


And There’s a record number of absentee voters.

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Delaware’s Department of Agriculture (DDA) says Delawareans continue to receive unsolicited packages of seeds appearing to originate in China.

Rt. 8 in Dover was hit hard by Tuesday's TS. (Kelli Steele Photo)

Tropical Storm Isaiasspawned high winds and at least one confirmed tornado in Delaware Tuesday.


And that left tens of thousands without power at some point.


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Students in Delaware will be physically returning to schools this fall—at least part of the time.

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It appears Tropical Storm Isaias may be responsible for at least one death in the First State.

Delaware State Police said Tuesday they are investigating the death of a Milford-area woman they believe is storm-related.

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The First State is once again off of the travel quarantine lists for New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.

The weekly travel quarantine lists released by those Northeast states no longer include Delaware after including it the last couple of weeks.


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Tropical Storm Isaias dumped most of its rain on Northern New Castle County Tuesday.

The Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS) reports Claymont had the most rain – 6.72 inches.  Hockessin was second with 5.66 inches.

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The state capital remains in a state of emergency after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through, causing major damage.


The storm passed through Dover in a matter of hours, but managed to leave plenty of destruction in its wake.


A few residents had their houses severely damaged by fallen trees and high winds.


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Power outages remain a major issue in the First State, even after Tropical Storm Isaias moved through the area.

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Delaware voters should have received applications to vote by mail for September’s primary election. 

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Delaware Public Media is proud to have recently added Hometown Heroes to its program schedule in June, bringing back host Mark Rogers and his weekly deep dive into all things local music.

And this week Mark and Hometown Heroes offer a world premiere video from Hoochi Coochi.

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Dover mayor Robin Christiansen has declared a state of emergency in the state capital in the wake of damage from Tropical Storm Isaias.

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More than 50,000 Delawareans are out of power due to Tropical Storm Isaias.


Delmarva Power is reporting 772 outages in the First State, affecting just over 42 thousand customers as of 2:30 this afternoon. The Delaware Electric Co-op reports about 9,000 of its customers are also without power.


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Hundreds of inmates who tested positive for COVID-19 last month in Delaware have now recovered.



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Tropical Storm Isaias continues to batter states along the East Coast today - including Delaware.

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The Nanticoke Indian Association Tribal Council decided to cancel what would have been the 43rd annual powwow this September because of the pandemic. It’s the second powwow to be cancelled in the last three years, after 2018’s was rained out.

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to date in Delaware passed the 15,000 mark, while the number of hospitalizations dropped to the lowest point since March.