Senate bills and votes

Senate sends gun, abortion bills to Carney

Jarek Rutz Government, Headlines

Delaware’s Democrat-majority Senate on Tuesday sent several controversial bills to Gov. John Carney for his signature. Most of the topics seemed ripped from headlines. The gun bill would bar anyone under 21 from buying or owning a gun, as well as controlling a firearm or ammunition. The abortion bill will increase the number of health professionals who can perform an …

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Conrad Schools, Sanford Middle win DelDOT bridge building contest

Staff Writer Education, Headlines

Conrad Schools of Science and Sanford Middle School have won the Delaware Department of Transportation’s third annual Delaware Bridge Design Competition. The hands-on engineering competition is aimed at engaging students interested in the math, science, and engineering fields.  The program is designed to encourage middle school and high school students to address real-world problems and inspire them to consider careers …

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Road worker hit by driver urges patience in construction zones

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

DelDOT area engineer Sarah Powell,  her infant daughter Eva and husband Tyler with DelDOT secretary Nicole Majeski at a work zone safety event.   Abi Torres remembers looking directly at the driver of the car bearing down on him as Torres was picking up trash in the median of Dover roadway. The driver, who was holding a phone, looked shocked. …

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DelDOT to use electronic speed cameras on I-95 construction

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  Interstate 95. (Delaware Department of Transportation photo)   With traffic accidents up 49% since Restore the Corridor work started in Wilmington, DelDOT says it will begin using speed cameras to ticket those who aren’t following work zone rules. The Electronic Speed Safety Program will start Monday, Jan. 17, and only be in effect in Wilmington until the end of …

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Storm may drop 2-6 inches of snow upstate; 6-8 inches downstate

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

This 6 p.m. Sunday map shows the area expected to get the most snow expanded throughout the day.   As schools up and down the state said they would close Monday because of anticipated snow, the National Weather Service on Sunday issued a winter storm warning for Kent and Sussex counties  Monday and winter weather advisory for New Castle County. …

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DelDOT announces completion of Route 141 road projects

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Among the projects finalized by DelDOT is a complete reconstruction of the I-95/141 interchange consisting of eight interchange ramps and four bridges. The Delaware Department of Transportation has announced that it has completed its improvements to Route 141 between Newport and New Castle. A press release from the agency called the completion of the projects an “early holiday gift.” The …

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Owe for an old toll ticket? Delaware has a deal for you

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware drivers who have outstanding toll fines from 2014-2020 can pay them off for a fraction of the face cost.   If you owe money from an old Delaware toll, you have three months to pay it at a fraction of what you owe. The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday that it will offer a three-month amnesty program …

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Once Ida passes, weather expected to be gorgeous for Labor Day

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Photo by Jim Stapleton/Unsplash   Delaware weather is expected to be gorgeous over Labor Day weekend, with sunny days and highs hovering around 80 degrees. By Thursday night, the remnants of Hurricane Ida will have swept away, leaving the coast clear for fun. Literally. The Delaware Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from Thursday until 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, …

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You’re not the only one who thinks traffic to, around beaches is worse

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

  Dr. Beth Duncan says there are increasing numbers of accidents in front of her Lewes office.   Delaware’s beaches have seen traffic return to pre-pandemic levels — and then some, according to people driving the roads.  With the resurgence of tourism and rapid development of the coastal region, some locals say the summer of 2021 traffic has become worse …

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One northbound I95 ramp to close, another to open Sunday night

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

  Weather permitting,  one ramp allowing access to northbound Interstate 95 in Wilmington will close Sunday night, Aug. 1, and another will open. That means routes will change by Monday morning for traffic going into and out of the city. Closing will be the Adams Street/Delaware Avenue on-ramp for I95 northbound Opening will be the 10th Street/Adams Street On-Ramp to …