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Gov. John Carney officially activated the Delaware National Guard Friday to assist in any response to possible protests connected to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

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Arrests are still rolling in for those involved in the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. Delaware’s Attorney General is pushing for full accountability.

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Two individuals allegedly involved in last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington are from Delaware.

Dover Police Dept

A joint investigation involving Dover Police, Delaware State Police, and other state and federal agencies nets dozens of arrests of mainly gang members.

 

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Another huge lottery jackpot has gone unclaimed.

 

Wednesday night's Powerball prize was worth about $556.7 million, but no one matched the winning numbers.

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A recent FBI memo reportedly warns there are plans by far-right extremists to march on state capitals in all 50 states this weekend. 


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The eighth-largest MegaMillions jackpot in history - $625 million - went unclaimed Tuesday night.

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Many— including President-elect Joe Biden— have pointed out the difference between the police response to white pro-Trump extremists invading the U.S. Capitol last week and the response to racial justice protests last year.

  

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A federal appeals court overturns the convictions of former Wilmington Trust executives found guilty of bank fraud and conspiracy.

 

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More than $1 billion is up for grabs this week in the MegaMillions and Powerball jackpots.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware’s sets another record for COVID-19-related hospitalizations.

State officials report hospitalizations reached 472 Saturday, the second straight day they hit a new high.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware is seeing more signs of a post-holiday COVID-19 surge.

State officials report COVID-related hospitalizations set another new high Friday, hitting 464 with 62 people considered to be in critical condition.

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Lawmakers hope to change Delaware’s state primary date to increase participation. 

 

State of Delaware

Gov. John Carney updates his COVID-19 emergency order easing some restrictions, while leaving others in place.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware saw its highest single day number of coronavirus cases ever on Wednesday.

The state reports 1,241 new cases of COVID-19.

 

The Delaware National Guard is heading to Washington D.C. to support law enforcement after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building.

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A civil suit brought by the families of three firefighters who died in the 2016 Canby Park fire, and several firefighters injured in the blaze appears to be over.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware hit a new record for COVID-related hospitalizations. 

458 Delawareans are now hospitalized with the virus—several more than the previous record of 454 set late last month.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

State officials remain concerned a post-holiday COVID surge could be coming to Delaware.

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Legislation already introduced for the upcoming General Assembly session could change how Delawareans vote absentee. 

  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The First State’s COVID-19 are heading in the wrong direction as the first full week of 2021 begins.

Tatiana & Gerret Copeland with their dog Reggie

The Delaware Humane Association (DHA) has received a generous donation from two well-known First State philanthropists.


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The hotel-turned-homeless-shelter in New Castle began taking its first referrals through the state last week. 

 

The New Castle County Hope Center’s first residents arrived almost three weeks ago.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 remain fairly steady, a reprieve from their consistent rise through the holidays.

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Most Delawareans won’t be able to take their groceries home in a disposable plastic bag starting Friday.

  

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State health officials are preparing for the next phase of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.


Delaware Courts

The head of Delaware’s Court of Chancery is preparing to retire. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 are leveling off after weeks of rising cases.

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