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Sportsmen protest Jennings’ backing of gun purchase code

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

  The leader of Delaware’s largest firearm advocacy group says a letter penned by the state’s attorney general Monday is just another example of her desire to go after Delawareans’ guns.  “There are certain people who just do not feel that everybody has the right to own a gun,” said Jeff Hague, president of the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association. “This …

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Kent County couple indicted for serial child abuse, torture

Staff Writer Police & Fire, Headlines

A Kent County couple has been indicted on 646 charges, including more than 80 felonies, for allegedly abusing their two children. The Department of Justice announced the charges Wednesday afternoon. Over a period of 20 months, Mary Vinson, 45, and Charles Vinson, 36, are alleged to have abused their children, including making them stand for long periods of time; withholding …

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A community of suits greet EastSide Eagles on 1st day

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Community members decked out in suits fought a torrential downpour to welcome students back to EastSide Charter School Tuesday morning.  For the seventh year in a row, the charter in northeast Wilmington held its annual Suit Up, Show Up first day, with students walking through rows of professional and other community members there to encourage them.  The students are high-fived, …

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Delaware to get about $8 million from JUUL settlement

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A $438.5 million agreement between e-cigarette maker JUUL Labs and 34 states and territories has been reached over the alleged role they played in getting a new generation of Americans hooked on nicotine.  Delaware stands to recover between $7.8 million and $8.5 million under the agreement, according to Attorney General Kathy Jennings. The “agreement in principle” comes as the result …

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Could these new homes break the cycle of poverty?

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Shortly after single mother of two Alison Mendez moved into northeast Wilmington’s Riverside neighborhood five years ago, there was a shooting right behind her home. “It scared me and my kids,” Mendez said. “But today, it’s changed.” She spoke before a crowd of some 300 community members, among them leaders in government, business, nonprofit, and philanthropy. They gathered in Riverside …

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AG Jennings announces abortion hotline

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision that gave individual states the power to regulate abortion, Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Monday announced a hotline Delawareans and out-of-staters can call to answer questions about abortion access in the First State. Those with questions about abortion access can call (302) 992-8096 or toll-free at (877) 312-2366. A …

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Delaware joins nationwide task force to cut down on scam calls

Staff Writer Government, Headlines

Even in a time of stark political division, there is thing almost everybody can agree on: scam calls suck. In that vein, Delaware has joined a nationwide task force to cut down on illegal robocalls. Comprised of 50 attorneys general from across the United States, the Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force will investigate and take legal action against the telecommunications companies …

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DOJ: Buffett-owned mortgage firm guilty of redlining in NCCo

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A Pennsylvania mortgage company owned by billionaire Warren Buffett will pay $20 million to resolve allegations of discrimination against Black and Latino homebuyers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, the Department of Justice announced this week. Attorneys general in the three states accused Trident Mortgage Company of redlining in the greater Philadelphia region, including New Castle County. Redlining, in the …

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Wawa to pay Delaware 450K over 2019 data breach

Charlie Megginson Headlines, 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, …

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AG Jennings announces 76 felony gun charges in Dover

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Wednesday announced 77 charges against nine defendants accused of conducting straw purchases of at least 12 firearms in the Dover area. Of the 77 charges, 76 are felony charges. “There’s no question that guns — and by extension, gun trafficking — are driving violent crime in Delaware,” Jennings said during a press conference. “Straw purchases …