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The Delaware Humane Association (DHA) is planning a major renovation of its Rehoboth Adoption Center.

 


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The Delaware National Guard has been activated to support the cybersecurity of the upcoming election. It’s the first time the Guard has been activated for this role.


A holiday-related event is the latest casualty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The City of Dover plans to buy power from a pair of solar projects expected to be the biggest in the state to date.


Dream Center

A nonprofit group has opened a new community center in Newark.

Officials and volunteers with the Delaware Regional Dream Center are already providing backpacks and boxes full of snacks to students at five schools in the Red Clay and Christina School Districts.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The number of positive COVID cases in Delaware continue a slow trend upwards over the past month.

 

As of Thursday, the seven day average of new positive cases for the virus stands at just under 128.

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The U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Tuesday to suspend a lower court decision forcing the Census Bureau to keep counting through the end of the month. The Bureau will stop accepting self-responses over the internet Oct. 15 at 11:59 p.m. Hawaii time. 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Eligible Delaware nonprofits have until the end of the week to apply to the Delaware Nonprofit Support Fund.


Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

As the weather gets cooler,  Delaware officials are warning residents to remain vigilant about COVID-19 protocols.

 

Courtesy of Food Bank of Delaware

The Food Bank of Delaware continues to hold mobile food pantries this month. Officials say the crowds are smaller than at the start of the pandemic, but the need remains.    

Brandywine Valley SPCA Facebook page

The state recently reported a large-scale case of animal cruelty.

 

A 75-year-old Laurel woman was recently arraigned in JP Court in Georgetown on 35 counts of cruel neglect and 35 counts of failure to obtain a dog license.

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The application period is now open for FEMA Mitigation grants.

There are two grants available for people to apply for through the Delaware Emergency Management Agency.

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The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) recently awarded a series of grants to help Kent County residents in need.


Delaware Public Media

Planners took the document that could guide changes to the 202 corridor in northern New Castle County to the public for a final look this week. 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware is starting to use a new way to report COVID-19 positives in the state that will bring in line with neighboring states.

 

 

The street full of cars. One large man in a white shirt is pointing a handgun at the person shooting the video
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A Dover man faces charges for pointing a gun at protestors during a Lauren Witzke rally last month.

Delaware’s First Lady - Tracey Quillen Carney - recently recognized  individuals and groups helping feed kids during the coronavirus pandemic. 

 


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DelDOT reminds Delawareans to keep their eyes on the road following a pair of crashes in recent weeks that left three employees injured. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware saw another week of concerning COVID-19 case numbers. 

Eleven Delawareans died of complications from the virus, lifting the state’s death toll to 642. 

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Days after a Delaware State University student was killed at a large, unsanctioned off-campus party, DSU president Tony Allen reminds students about COVID-19 regulations and consequences if they don’t adhere to them.

 

A red and white sign with an arrow pointing towards doors that says "Polling Place"
Roman Battaglia / Delaware Public Media

Some University of Delaware students are getting credit for working polls during the General Election. 


A new report lays out recommendations to help the state plan for a potentially dangerous resurgence of COVID-19 this fall.

The report comes from the Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee or PRAC, a group of over 50 state leaders from the public and private sector. 

 

They developed a comprehensive strategy to deal with a COVID-19 resurgence focusing on health, business, and equity.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The state buyout of several residents near the Port of Wilmington is moving forward—after being delayed this spring because of the pandemic. 


Brandywine Valley SPCA Facebook page

The state’s Office of Animal Welfare arrested in Camden-Wyoming woman last week in connection with one Delaware’s largest animal abuse cases ever.

Milton Pratt / Delaware Public Media

A Delaware State University student is dead after a shooting at a Dover park during a large party.

First State nonprofits can tap into an estimated $200,000 available from the Delaware Community Foundation though its 2020 Capital Grants.


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