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Sarah Mueller

While Delaware will likely be spared significant impact from Hurricane Florence, state officials took the storm seriously.

The First State is seeing an early start to flu season.


The state Division of Public Health (DPH) reports two lab-confirmed cases of influenza in Delaware, two weeks before flu season officially begins.

Blood Bank of Delmarva

The Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD) says it's facing a blood emergency.


More people died in Delaware from suspected drug overdoses last month than any other month on record.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

Delaware’s chapter of the Sierra Club, DNREC, and several other partners hosted an electric vehicles awareness event Tuesday as part of National Drive Electric Week.

Nick Ciolino / Delaware Public Media

Gov. John Carney (D) signed three pieces of legislation Monday meant to mitigate damages caused by the opioid crisis.

Mosquitoes are continuing to spread West Nile Virus in Delaware.

The Jack A. Markell bike trail officially opened Wednesday with a ribbon cutting at the Dupont Environmental Center on the Wilmington Riverfront.

Center for the Inland Bays

Delaware environmentalists report finding an increased number of dead fish and blue crabs in the upper Indian River this year.

James Morrison / Delaware Public Media

Advocates at the state and local level are working to get the lifesaving drug naloxone to first responders and citizens in Wilmington.

But the Wilmington Police Department is among a dwindling number of municipal law enforcement agencies not stocking the medication through a state-funded program.