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After almost five years, Frontier Airlines is coming back to Wilmington-New Castle Airport.



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The search to replace Superintendent Mark Holodick starts in earnest this week in the Brandywine School District.

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Delaware’s unemployment rate rises to its highest mark in almost two years.

The First State’s jobless rate went up one-tenth of a percentage point in December, rising to 3.9%.

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Gov. John Carney used his State of the State address to highlight his accomplishments as he enters the final year of his first term, and set the table for his 2020 priorities.



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Gov. John Carney (D-Delaware) proposes spending $50 million dollars to build a new state of the art school on Wilmington’s East Side, and help fund other city schools currently in the Christina School District.


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Gov. John Carney (D-Delaware) wants to devote money in next year’s budget for clean water legislation.


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The Brandywine Valley SPCA is bringing 30 dogs impacted by recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico to our area.

Brandywine Valley SPCA is working with Wings of Rescue, Greater Good and the Sato Project to airlift the dogs out of Puerto Rico.


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A women’s march is set for Saturday in Newark.

It’s the fourth year straight year organizers have held a march in the First State, joining similar events around the country on the same weekend.

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A House Democrat wants the First State to have an independent Inspector General.

State Rep. John Kowalko (D-Newark South) plans to introduce legislation to creat that position .



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As lawmakers return to Dover, Democrats and Republicans have set their priorities for the legislative session.

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Dover’s incoming police chief says he’s looking forward to tackling public safety in the First State’s capital city.

Mayor Robin Christiansen officially introduced Captain Tom Johnson as the city’s new top cop Tuesday afternoon.

As lawmakers return to work in Dover today, a student organization is offering its plan to reduce gun violence in Delaware.


ChristianaCare is teaming up with a technology company to help connect health and social service providers with underserved populations in New Castle County.

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Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro is facing a second harassment lawsuit.

Months after Fleur McKendell filed a lawsuit claiming Navarro and his subordinates harassed and discriminated against her based on race and gender, a second woman has filed a harassment lawsuit.

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One Delaware school district proposes changing the current state testing system.

The Brandywine School District’s Board unanimously passed a resolution last month saying the current Smarter Balanced test is not the correct assessment for students.

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The new year brings a new president at Delaware State University.

Tony Allen is the 12th president in Delaware State University’s 129-year history.

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As many youngsters welcomed in 2020 at their own special event on New Year’s Eve in Wilmington, they shared what they are looking forward to in the coming year.

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It’s time not only to celebrate a new year - and in this case a new decade - but it’s also a time when certain types of fireworks can be legally bought and used.


If you put up a real Christmas tree this year, you are reminded to recycle it.

DNREC is encouraging residents to recycle Christmas trees at a yard waste site, or to place the tree curbside for recycling.

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The Wilmington Riverfront is offering events for all ages to celebrate ringing in 2020 next week.