Judge: Cabela’s can’t hide behind fed issues in stolen ammo case

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

A U.S. District Court judge has told Cabela’s it has no grounds to have a stolen ammunition lawsuit tried in federal court and sent it back to state courts. The suit began with Cabel’s refusal to answer a subpeona and provide information to the Delaware Department of Justice, which is investigating the theft of ammunition said to have ended up …


Businesses: ACLU loitering lawsuit could affect our salesĀ 

Peter OsborneBusiness, Headlines

Sometimes you donā€™t know what you donā€™t know. Take the lawsuit filed July 7, 2023, by ACLU Delaware against Attorney General Kathy Jennings and the city of Wilmington over the stateā€™s solicitation and loitering statutes and Wilmingtonā€™s loitering ordinance. The ACLU claims the lack of specificity in the current statutes opens the door to selective enforcement.Ā  At the same time, …

The settlement is a result of companies releasing harmful chemicals into the environment.

Ohio chemicals settlement gives $25 million to Delaware

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Environment

The First State is getting $25 million from a newly settled lawsuit in Ohio that triggered a contingency payment to Delaware. Chemours, DuPont and Corteva reached a $110 million settlement in Ohio overĀ  ā€œforever chemicals,ā€ which refer to the release of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from the facilities of those companies. The substances, known as PFAS, have negative environmental impacts. …

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4-year gang prosecution ends with 100% conviction rate

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Twenty people have been convicted on charges of murder, shooting and other felonies following a four-year prosecution of a Wilmington gang that resulted in a 100% conviction rate. The push helped reduce the number of shootings in Delaware 30% since 2020, according to a statement from the Delaware Department of Justice. In essence, the press release said, the Wilmington Police …


Delaware among states going after Meta for targeting kids

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Delaware has joined a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general suing Meta in federal and state courts, alleging that the company knowingly designed and deployed harmful features that purposefully addict children and teens on Instagram and its other social media platforms. As it did, Meta falsely assured the public that these features are safe and suitable for young users, said Attorney …


Jennings jumps on the bad, bad, bad Amazon bandwagon

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Attorney GeneralĀ  Kathy Jennings joined the Federal Trade Commission and 16 other state attorneys general Tuesday to sue Inc. They charge the retail and technology company is a monopolist that uses a set of interlocking anticompetitive and unfair strategies to illegally maintain its monopoly power. The FTC and its state partners say Amazonā€™s actions allow it to stop rivals …

The settlement against the leasing company will allocate $15,000 to Delaware.

Del. gets $$ as national lawsuit against leasing co. settles

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

The First State will receive $15,000 as part of a $35 million national settlement with Leasing Company Tempoe, LLC. Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday that the multistate investigation into Tempoeā€™s advertising and leasing practicesĀ  to consumers through retailers across the nation has been resolved. The investigation included 41 states and the District of Columbia and revealed that Tempoeā€™s …

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Townsend man: life in prison for murdering 4 family members

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

A Townsend man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of four family members.Ā  On August 18, Donald Grier Jr., 41, was sentenced to life plus 25 years in prison in New Castle County Superior Court after pleading Guilty But Mentally Ill to one count of Murder 1st Degree and one count of Possession of a Deadly …

18-year-old Mohammad Sanogo was arrested June 15 by UD police for resisting arrest and reckless driving.

Charges dropped in case of Christina grad arrested by UDĀ 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

After weeks of public outcry, charges were dropped against 18-year-old Mohammad Sanogo who was arrested by the University of Delaware police June 15 less than an hour after he received his high school diploma there. The decision follows UD police finally releasing bodycam footage of the incident. A Newark High School student, Sanogo was on campus because Christina School District …

Samuel Waters could face up to eight years in prison for excessive force on duty, among other charges.

Former Wilm. cop Waters could face 8 years for felony charge

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Police & Fire

Samuel Waters, a former Wilmington police officer, could face up to eight years in prison after being convicted of four crimes, including a felony, for using excessive force during an incident that took place in September 2021.Ā  Supervisors from the Wilmington Police Department, along with investigators, informed the Division of Civil Rights & Public Trust that Waters had failed to …