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Wawa to pay Delaware 450K over 2019 data breach

Charlie MegginsonHeadlines, Business

Delaware will receive $450,000 out of an $8 million multi-state settlement with a Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain after a data breach compromised some 34 million payment cards. Attorney General Kathy Jennings said Wawa Inc. failed to take reasonable security measures to prevent such a data breach and therefore violated state consumer protection and personal information protection laws.  Under the settlement, …

Wawa asks customers to mask up when entering stores

Charlie MegginsonBusiness, Headlines, Health

Wawa has updated its mask policy to require all employees to wear masks in their stores regardless of vaccination status. The use of masks in the popular convenience stores remains optional for customers, although new signs posted on entryways ask customers, vaccinated or not, to wear masks while inside the stores.  A Dover-area store manager confirmed the updated guidance but …

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Delaware to play an entire FCS Football Schedule in 2024

Nick AlessandriniHeadlines, Sports

On Wednesday morning the University of Delaware Football program along with the CAA (Coastal Athletic Conference) announced the 2024 schedule for the upcoming season. This will be the final year that Delaware will be in the Coastal Athletic Conference, formerly the Colonial Athletic Conference, which it joined back before the 2001-2002 school year.   2024 Delaware Football Schedule 8/29 – …

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St. Helena’s cancels its long-running carnival

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

The springtime carnival at St. Helena’s Church, a tradition in North Wilmington that dates back at least to the 1960s, has been canceled. The parish council made the decision “with great reluctance and sorrow,” said Monsignor Stanley Russell, who has served the Bellefonte Catholic church since 1994. The carnival was damaged by unfounded reports of trouble one night in 2022, …

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Data reveals extent of Delaware’s lottery obsession

Bryan ShupeCulture, Headlines

Delaware is the fourth most lottery-obsessed state in the nation. Casino sweepstakes comparison experts at CasinosSweeps.com have compiled a list of how many times people in each state search for more than 140 terms, including every major national lottery as well as lottery-related phrases like “what are the chances of winning the lottery” and “where to buy lottery tickets near …

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Stores won’t get a break from rising theft through 2023

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

  Retail theft in Delaware is causing concerns among local families and business owners. The economic impact, according to industry experts, could result in store closings. One mom posting recently in a Delaware moms’ Facebook group described how outraged she was as she stood in a store and watched people grab merchandise and run. A deluge of comments followed with …

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Food now: George & Sons closing; Park CafĂ©’s empanada pop-up

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

This the diversity of Delaware’s dining scene is on display right now. Read on for news about empanadas, ramen, vegan food and Italian specialties. While one beloved seafood restaurant is closing, another is still going strong. Meanwhile, there are plenty of wine and food events with summery menus. George & Sons  The Esterling family recently announced that George & Sons, their …

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Cops, community activities set for Aug. 1 National Night Out

Jarek RutzCulture, Headlines

The camaraderie between Delaware’s police and communities in the First State will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 1. For the eighth straight year, the First State will participate in National Night Out where citizens throughout the state and across the nation are asked to turn on their front porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement.  The …