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Woman sues Discovery, others over pumpkin-flinging accident

Discovery Communications Headquarters in Silver Spring. (The Daily Record /Maximilian Franz)

DOVER, Del.  — A woman who was critically injured when an air cannon exploded during a Delaware pumpkin-launching competition has filed a federal lawsuit against event organizers and participants, state officials and Discovery Communications. Suzanne Dakessian claims in Wednesday’s lawsuit ...

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Gun in carry-on leads to Md. charges against Delaware senator

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Maryland authorities have filed criminal charges against a Delaware state senator who carried a loaded handgun into an airport. Wicomico County officials have charged Sen. Brian Pettyjohn with violating a prohibition against boarding or attempting to ...

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Beach reopens at Cape Henlopen with end of plover nesting

The piping plover, seen in this 2006 photo, is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)

CAPE HENLOPEN, Del. — State environmental officials say a stretch of ocean beach at Cape Henlopen State Park have reopened now that the nesting season for piping plovers has come to an end. Officials say the beach area between Gordons ...

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Groups look to save WWII towers on Delaware coast

World War II towers at Rehoboth Beach in 2006. (Flickr / Darren and Brad / “IMG_6769.JPG” / CC BY-SA 2.0 / cropped)

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Along the Delaware coast stands a series of watchtowers which helped protect the United States during World War II. They were used to look for enemy ships and, if any had been spotted, the crews ...

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Md. pharma prevails against rival in Delaware’s highest court

PharmAthene Inc., an Annapolis pharmaceutical company, recently scored a victory in Delaware’s highest court in a dispute with rival Siga Technologies Inc. The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the Delaware Court of Chancery’s decision to award PharmAthene lump sum expectation damages ...

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