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3 bills filed to protect students from sexual predators

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Photo/Pixabay In response to recent cases of sexual misconduct by faculty and staff in Delaware schools, state lawmakers filed three bills Monday to keep students safe from sexual predators. A virtual press conference was held Monday where several legislators, Attorney General Kathy Jennings and representatives from the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children spoke about the need for …

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TurboTax owner to pay $400K to Delawareans after ‘misleading’ users

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Wednesday that Intuit Inc., the company behind online tax filing software TurboTax, will pay more than $400,000 to low-income Delaware residents who were deceived by the company. The settlement comes as part of a $141 million agreement between the attorneys general of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Intuit.  Intuit must also …

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DOJ seeks public’s assistance in Sussex County sexual abuse case

Charles Megginson Headlines, Police & Fire

Major Foster The Delaware Department of Justice is asking individuals who have been victims of abuse by an Ellendale pastor to come forward and assist in his prosecution. Major Foster, a Lincoln man, is facing pending charges after allegedly inappropriately touching multiple women during his time as pastor at Ellendale’s Philadelphia Pentecostal Holiness Church. Foster was indicted in November 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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Jennings: 5 charged for buying guns for others

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

  Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Wednesday announced 91 felony charges against five defendants accused of illegally purchasing more than 60 firearms for others. Two of the guns have already taken lives, Jennings said, including one in a Dover homicide and another in a New Castle County suicide.  “Several more have been recovered in search warrants executed as far away …

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Delaware DOJ civil rights division secures felony hate crime conviction

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Thursday announced the Department of Justice’s first felony hate crime trial conviction by the agency’s Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust. Defendant Matthew Gregg was convicted by a New Castle County jury on charges of hate crimes, harassment, and terroristic threatening after repeatedly verbally attacking a member of Gov. John Carney’s staff, an African …

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AG Jennings announces formation of Human Trafficking Unit

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Monday announced the formation of a dedicated unit within the Delaware Department of Justice to investigate instances of human trafficking. The unit will be aptly named the Human Trafficking Unit, or HTU. “Human trafficking is among the direst human rights crises of this century,” Jennings said in a statement announcing the unit’s formation. “Awareness has …

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Seaford mayor pushes back against AG’s fetal remains lawsuit

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

Seaford Mayor David Genshaw says the ordinance has nothing to do with a woman’s right to get an abortion. Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Tuesday filed suit against the City of Seaford in the state’s Court of Chancery over an ordinance relating to the manner by which abortion clinics must dispose of fetal remains.  Now, Seaford’s mayor and city …

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AG Jennings clears officers of wrongdoing in Lymond Moses killing

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

Photo screen-captured from the New Castle County Police Critical Incident Briefing, linked below. The New Castle County Police Officers who killed Lymond Moses in January 2021 will not face criminal charges after Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced she had found their use of deadly force to be justifiable. On Jan. 13, 2021, three officers from the New Castle County Police …

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New Del. ‘ghost gun’ law violates 1st, 2nd Amendments, suit says

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Two Delawareans have filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. John Carney and Attorney General Kathy Jennings alleging that a state law signed last month violates their First and Second Amendment rights. Photo courtesy of Everytown Research and Policy. Two Delawareans have filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. John Carney and Attorney General Kathy Jennings alleging that a state law signed …