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Nov 11, 2011

Dover mortuary whistleblowers shocked by problems

WYOMING, Del. — Three whistleblowers whose complaints about the handling of soldiers’ remains led to an investigation of the nation’s largest military mortuary in Delaware say they were shocked and disturbed by some of the practices they witnessed. The workers at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary also told The Associated Press on Friday that […]

Nov 9, 2011

Delaware starting to poach Maryland businesses

DELMAR, Del. — Delaware has long been known as a business-friendly state, and with lower taxes on many products, those close to the Maryland-Delaware border have often crossed state lines to buy everything from bottles of wine to cartons of cigarettes. Now, some businesses have begun moving from the Lower Shore to Delaware, citing it […]

Nov 9, 2011

Occupy protesters start march from NYC to D.C.

NEW YORK — Flanked by police scooters, about two dozen Occupy Wall Street protesters started a two-week walk from New York to Washington on Wednesday. The activists left Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, marched past the World Trade Center site and boarded a ferry to New Jersey. They plan to walk through Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland and […]

Oct 18, 2011

31,000 pounds of trash netted in coastal cleanup

SALISBURY — Volunteers have collected about 31,000 pounds of trash from beaches and rivers in the mid-Atlantic region, including a kitchen counter top and flag pole. The trash was collected during the 25th annual Coastal Cleanup event, co-sponsored by Delmarva Power and environmental, governmental and business organizations. More than 2,700 volunteers participated in the cleanup […]

Oct 17, 2011

McCourts OK divorce deal; he gets Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Frank and Jamie McCourt have reached a settlement in a costly and nasty feud over control of the Los Angeles Dodgers, paving the way for a showdown in bankruptcy court between the embattled team owner and Major League Baseball. The deal was struck between the former couple, but the terms will not […]

Oct 6, 2011

Judge orders broad mediation in WaMu bankruptcy

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Thursday refused to allow bank holding company Washington Mutual Inc. to proceed with its reorganization efforts without first engaging in mediation with various creditor groups. In rejecting a proposed reorganization plan from WaMu for a second time last month, Judge Mary Walrath had cited several impediments to […]

Oct 4, 2011

Bankruptcy judge authorizes Tribune Co. bonuses

DOVER, Del. — A bankruptcy judge in Delaware has authorized Tribune Co. to pay millions of dollars in bonuses to managers. Tribune says it needs to reward these executives for managing the company amid bankruptcy proceedings, and during a challenging period for media businesses. Tribune sought bankruptcy protection in 2008 after a buyout orchestrated by […]

Oct 4, 2011

Judge appoints mediator in Dodgers bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. — The judge presiding over the Los Angeles Dodgers bankruptcy case has formally appointed a mediator, who is charged with trying to get the team and Major League Baseball to settle their differences over a reorganization plan for the Dodgers. Joseph Farnan Jr., a retired federal district judge in Delaware, has been working […]

Oct 3, 2011

Federal court hears appeal of former Delaware governor

DOVER, Del. — A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit claiming that former Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner discriminated against a state trooper because of his gender. Minner is appealing a federal judge’s refusal to dismiss a 2006 lawsuit filed against her by state police Cpl. Timothy Shockley, who claimed […]

Oct 3, 2011

Del., Md., want to coordinate scrap metal data

SALISBURY — State police in Maryland and Delaware have teamed up with hopes of sharing data on scrap metal sales and cracking down on the trade in stolen metal on the peninsula. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that Maryland’s state system for tracking property information, including scrap metal, helped Delaware State Police draft legislation […]

Sep 30, 2011

Maryland’s 67% slots tax rate “problematic”

Hollywood Casino Perryville is one year old — well, one year and four days old — and those 12 months of slot machine gambling in Maryland left me with too much material to shoe-horn into Friday’s story on how the Cecil County casino is growing up. Here are a few more tidbits: Perryville general manager […]

Sep 16, 2011

Delaware has 1st human case of West Nile virus in 2011

DOVER, Del. — Public health officials say the first human case of West Nile virus in the state this year has been identified. The Division of Public Health says the case was reported in a 71-year-old New Castle County man. The patient has underlying health conditions and is hospitalized. West Nile virus is transmitted by […]

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