The bill would impose fines on people whose dogs bark excessively.

Homeowners could be soon be fined for their barking dogsĀ 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

  A bill that would shift the burden away from police while also establishing monetary fines for homeowners with excessively barking dogs was unanimously supported in the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday. House Bill 124, sponsored by Rep. Eric Morrison, D-Glasgow, eliminates animal noise and noise disturbances from the Noise Control and Abatement Chapter in Delaware Code.Ā  It clarifies that the …

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Senate Republicans ask Carney to oust Ag Sec. Michael Scuse

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Six Delaware State Senate Republicans on Thursday asked Gov. John Carney to immediately remove Delaware Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse following an ethics report that said he violated state bidding processes. The Public Integrity CommissionĀ released a report saying Scuse improperly used $100,000 in taxpayer money to employees of the department to house seized farm animals without public notice or a public …

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DNREC, Ag Dept. ban use of trail cameras at state parks

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Trail cameras for recreational use are no longer allowed in state wildlife areas, state parks or state forests, largely because of their proliferation. The new rule was announced Thursday by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Department of Agriculture. The ban is effective immediately and doesnā€™t apply to private property. Prime Hook and Bombay …

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Lawmakers mourn loss of longtime Millsboro Sen. Richard Cordrey

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

The Delaware Senateā€™s longest-serving president pro tempore has died. Richard Cordrey was 88. The Millsboro Democrat was elected to the Delaware House of Representatives in 1970. He held the office for just one term before being elected to the state Senate, where he served until 1996.Ā  He was the Senate president pro tempore from 1977 until his retirement, after which …

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West Nile virus found in Delaware chickens infected by mosquitoes

Charles MegginsonHeadlines, Health

West Nile virus has been found in Delaware chickens, infected by mosquitoes.   West Nile virus has popped up in sentinel chickens, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced Tuesday. The state routinely tests some chickens for mosquito-borne illnesses including West Nile virus andĀ  Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Both can make people sick and, in a few cases, …