Beebe Healthcare Addresses Spike in Drug Overdoses

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Beebe Healthcare leaders held a news conference this week to discuss the recent surge in drug overdoses in Sussex County. ER Dr. Paul Cowan provided information on what they have seen in relation to the surge at Beebe Hospital… The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services participated in yesterday’s press conference about the recent…

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Salisbury Man Charged in January 6 Capitol Breach

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A Salisbury man has been arrested on charges related to his conduct during the January 6, 2021 incidents. FBI officials arrested 52 year old Carlos Ayala Tuesday on both felony and misdemeanor charges The criminal complaint which is filed in the District of Columbia charges Ayala with civil disorder, a felony and related misdemeanor offenses.…

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Delaware Legislation Which Includes New Requirement in Reporting of Suspected Animal Cruelty Passes Senate

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Update 4/26/23–Senate Bill 71 has passed the Senate and is now sent to the House for consideration. Earlier Post: Legislation introduced this week adds a new requirement concerning animal cruelty. This Act requires law-enforcement agencies, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families, and the Department of Justice to report suspected animal cruelty…

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Details Released Pertaining to Police Use of Deadly Force Investigation

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The Delaware Department of Justice has posted information on a police use of force investigation in connection with incidents that occurred on March 19,2022 in the area of the Starboard Restaurant in Dewey Beach. The report pertains to the fatal use of force by Dewey Peach Police Department against Rodney K. Robinson. The DOJ’s report concludes…

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New Bail Rules Get Approval Of Del. Supreme Court

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After several years of study and recommendations from a court-appointed committee, the Delaware Supreme Court has adopted new criminal pretrial release rules that take effect April 4th – replacing interim rules that took effect in December 2018 under the Bail Reform Act.The new rules were created to simplify and clarify the interim rule, while keeping…

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US Department of Justice Increases Efforts to Combat Sexual Harassment in Housing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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United States Attorney David C. Weiss requests that anyone who has witnessed or experienced sexual harassment by a landlord, property manager, maintenance worker, or anyone with control over housing report that conduct to federal or state law enforcement officials. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the ability of many people to pay rent on time and…

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Delaware DOJ urges consumers to report price gouging

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Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings wants consumers to stay vigilant about businesses illegally raising prices to take advantage of the public’s anxiety during the State of Emergency over the coronavirus outbreak. “We will not tolerate preying on people’s fear and uncertainty in a public health emergency,” said Attorney General Jennings. “More than ever, we need…

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Delaware AG Warns of Summer Vacation Rental Scams

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The Attorney General’s Office is out with a warning for Delawareans looking for a vacation rental this summer. The Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice is warning that scammers are operating rental schemes, by finding legitimate rental postings and capturing the information and photos of the property, then posting them on Craigslist…

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New Delaware AG Announces Criminal Prosecution Reform

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Delaware’s Attorney General Kathy Jennings has announced her first major step since being sworn in to the position earlier this year. AG Jennings has unveiled internal reform measures for criminal prosecution that her office says will divert low level offenders and shift focus toward more violent crime. The Department of Justice says the guidelines laid…

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Georgetown Man Sentenced for Abusing His Infant Daughter

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The Delaware Department of Justice says 25-year-old Eduar Guzman-Cruz of Georgetown will spend a year in prison for abusing his infant daughter, causing serious injuries to her. Deputy Attorney General Michael Tipton prosecuted the case, which led to Guzman-Cruz pleading guilty to second degree assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.…

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