TSD Review Aug 11

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – August 11, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Statewide youth mountain biking league cranks up Delaware to spend $18 million on EV chargers 10,000-mile walk includes stop in Delaware Claymont eyed for new park with marina, amphitheater North Wilmington Branch Library set for major upgrade BUSINESS If you’re looking for a rental home, …

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AG Jennings announces abortion hotline

Charles 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 …

Seaford loses fetal tissue case

DOJ wins challenge to Seaford ‘fetal tissue’ law

Staff Writer Government, Headlines

  A Delaware court has overturned a Seaford law that would have required anyone who had an abortion or miscarriage to pay to bury or cremate the fetal tissue. Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled Wednesday morning that Seaford, as a junior sovereign, cannot enact a law that conflicts directly with law established by …

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Purdue Pharma agrees to new opioid settlement after Delaware, other states appeal

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family could pay up to $6 billion for the OxyContin maker’s role in the deadly opioid epidemic, Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Thursday. If approved, Delaware would receive nearly $50 million under the terms of the tentative settlement that includes almost all U.S. states and thousands of local governments. Jennings and eight other attorneys general …

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1,500 Delaware borrowers to get loans forgiven, restitution in Navient settlement

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Navient has agreed to a nearly $1.9 billion settlement of a suit that charged it used unfair, predatory practices.   More than 1,500 state residents who borrowed money from student loan provider Navient will get a part of Delaware’s $5.34 million share of a settlement in a suit charging the company used unfair, deceptive and predatory practices. Of those, 145 …

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Former Wilmington politician convicted for official misconduct

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  Theopalis Gregory, former president of the Wilmington City Council, was convicted Monday of official misconduct. Gregory had been indicted in September 2019 after getting $20,000 from a city grant application for a defunct organization he had founded. Attorney General Kathy Jennings said in a press released Monday that Deputy Attorney General David Skoranski of the Division of Civil Rights …

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McGuiness corruption trial set for May 2022

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness will face trial on corruption charges in May 2022.  A court order establishing the trial date was issued following a private scheduling conference with McGuiness’ legal team, prosecutors and Superior Court Judge William Carpenter.  McGuiness in October was charged with two felonies and multiple misdemeanors alleging conflict of interest, felony theft, non-compliance with procurement law, …

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Former Dewey Beach officer convicted for assaulting man on stretcher

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

A former Dewey Beach police officer has been convicted and sentenced to  a year of supervised probation for repeatedly punching an injured, unaggressive man laying on a stretcher and then lying about it. Gregory Lynch, who also lost his police certification and is banned from ever serving as a police officer again, was indicted in August 2019 after he climbed …