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Dr. Sandra Gibney of St. Francis Hospital’s emergency department, Holly Rybinski of Brandywine Counselling, and Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long rode along with EMS to deliver the Narcan free of charge to a few small encampments.


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State officials and nonprofits in Delaware are preparing to further study how to improve outcomes for children diagnosed with prenatal substance exposure.

A program is in the works to have students in the University of Delaware’s Health Sciences program ride around in a van providing care in Wilmington.

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DNREC gave residents the chance to comment Monday on a proposed EPA action to deny Delaware’s petitions for cleaner air.



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A rare species of sea turtle laid its eggs on a public beach on Fenwick Island last week.

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The Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed is hoping for more federal funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget.

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Gov. John Carney is poised to sign a bill allowing for creation of a statewide system of care for drug overdose patients.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino reports the goal of this system would be to offer the same quality of care to anyone suffering from an overdose no matter where in the state they enter the system.


Studies from the United States Geological Survey show a decrease of pollutants in the Delaware Estuary is good news for the First State’s osprey population.

Delaware is reporting its first cases of West Nile Virus for 2018 in a pair of wild birds.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) says two crows have tested positive for the mosquito-borne disease.

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The Marine, Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute in Lewes is gearing up for its annual dolphin count.