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Former Wilmington City Council President indicted by grand juryDate Posted: September 30, 2019
State wins federal grant to start special education administrator certification programDate Posted: September 30, 2019
32 Individuals and Groups Will Receive the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards Oct. 29 in Dover CeremonyDate Posted: September 30, 2019
Attorney General Kathy Jennings’ Statement on Conaway VerdictDate Posted: September 27, 2019
Lengthy Prison Sentence for Rape of 2 ChildrenDate Posted: September 27, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Sept. 16-22Date Posted: September 27, 2019
State to name 2020 Delaware Teacher of the YearDate Posted: September 27, 2019
DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center closing Sept. 28 for winter, reopening April 1, 2020Date Posted: September 26, 2019
DHSS Awarded $3.58 Million Federal Grant to Increase Addiction Treatment Capacity Among Medicaid ProvidersDate Posted: September 26, 2019
DHSS, Food Bank and Legislators Join Together to Distribute 30,000 Pounds of Food to Delawareans in NeedDate Posted: September 26, 2019
Three Delaware schools earn national Blue Ribbon honorsDate Posted: September 26, 2019
Revenue Offers Assistance to Corporate Tax FilersDate Posted: September 26, 2019
Delaware to Distribute Potassium Iodide (KI) TabletsDate Posted: September 26, 2019
DPH Provides Update on Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses in DelawareDate Posted: September 25, 2019
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Art with Purpose” by Leah BeachDate Posted: September 25, 2019
Department of Education to release millions of new records to open data portalDate Posted: September 25, 2019
Delaware tree seminar on Oct. 22 & 23 in HarringtonDate Posted: September 24, 2019
Division of Child Support Offices Statewide Will Be Closed Sept. 27Date Posted: September 23, 2019
Annual Disability Awareness Poster ContestDate Posted: September 23, 2019
“William Penn Day” at Delaware’s New Castle Court House Museum on Oct. 26, 2019Date Posted: September 23, 2019
Falls Prevention Awareness Week Features Sept. 23 Screening for Newark Senior Center MembersDate Posted: September 20, 2019
Driver’s License Bribery Scheme Leads To Guilty PleasDate Posted: September 20, 2019
Delaware Seashore State Park to host “Big Truck Day” Saturday, Oct. 5Date Posted: September 20, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Sept. 9-15Date Posted: September 20, 2019
Treatment Access Center (TASC) in Wilmington to Host Sept. 20 Recovery Month CelebrationDate Posted: September 19, 2019
Attorney General seeks dissolution of 15 Delaware LLCs and corporations used for criminal activitiesDate Posted: September 19, 2019
Governor Carney and 14 Governors Urge Congress to Act on Harmful PFASDate Posted: September 19, 2019
Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs to sponsor 16 special events during October 2019Date Posted: September 19, 2019
DNREC invites public to Oct. 2 open house on Fenwick Island State Park improvementsDate Posted: September 19, 2019
UPDATE – Flag lowering for Friday, September 20Date Posted: September 19, 2019
Flag lowering for former Public Defender Larry SullivanDate Posted: September 19, 2019
Governor Carney Launches Delaware One Stop to Help Entrepreneurs Start, Operate, and Grow BusinessesDate Posted: September 18, 2019
“Delaware’s Maritime Heritage” lecture series at Lewes’ Zwaanendael Museum in September and October 2019Date Posted: September 18, 2019
Ten small businesses announced as EDGE Grant awardeesDate Posted: September 18, 2019
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife seeks great shots for annual hunting photo contestDate Posted: September 18, 2019
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces Delaware hunting seasons opening in OctoberDate Posted: September 18, 2019
Delaware expands spotted lanternfly quarantine in New Castle CountyDate Posted: September 18, 2019
DNREC now accepting grant proposals for Delaware Chesapeake Bay watershed implementation projectsDate Posted: September 17, 2019
Delaware Advisory Council on Wildlife and Freshwater Fish to meet Sept. 24 in DoverDate Posted: September 17, 2019
Customer Complaint Leads to Refunds for Delmarva Power CustomersDate Posted: September 17, 2019
Delaware Office of Highway Safety Highlights Car Seat Safety During Child Passenger Safety WeekDate Posted: September 16, 2019
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces new Delaware state record blue catfish catchDate Posted: September 13, 2019
Inmates Sentenced for Riot in Vaughn Correctional CenterDate Posted: September 13, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Sept. 2 – 8Date Posted: September 13, 2019
Gordons Pond Trail at Cape Henlopen State Park to close temporarily Monday, Sept. 16 for maintenance workDate Posted: September 13, 2019
Sussex County Woman Indicted for Insurance FraudDate Posted: September 13, 2019
Delaware Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries to meet Sept. 18 in DoverDate Posted: September 12, 2019
Statement on Delaware’s rejection of Purdue Pharma settlementDate Posted: September 12, 2019
Offseason Projects for Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach Corridor to BeginDate Posted: September 12, 2019
Delaware Division of the Arts Announces Fall Events Featuring 2019 Individual Artist FellowsDate Posted: September 12, 2019
Apply now for Delaware state forest turkey permitDate Posted: September 12, 2019
AG Jennings warns of misleading “at-home” sexual assault kitsDate Posted: September 11, 2019
Inaugural DSSC Cares Family Fun Day Oct. 26 in WilmingtonDate Posted: September 10, 2019
Delaware Department of Insurance Opens New Building in Dover, DEDate Posted: September 10, 2019
AG Jennings sues SEC for putting brokers ahead of investorsDate Posted: September 10, 2019
Gov. Carney and 11 Governors Issue Letter Calling on Federal Government to Take Action on Sensible Gun Safety MeasuresDate Posted: September 10, 2019
Delaware Division of the Arts Announces 2019 Delaware Arts SummitDate Posted: September 10, 2019
Flags to be lowered Wed. Sept 11 for Patriot DayDate Posted: September 10, 2019
DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation earns the 2019 National Association of State Park Directors Innovation AwardDate Posted: September 9, 2019
DPH Investigating Possible Cases of Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses in DelawareDate Posted: September 9, 2019
AG Jennings files suit against Sackler family for role in opioid crisisDate Posted: September 9, 2019
“Caesar Rodney in His Own Words” Historical play at the New Castle Court House Museum on Sept. 22, 2019Date Posted: September 9, 2019
Delaware Department of Insurance New Location Ribbon CuttingDate Posted: September 9, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Aug. 26 – Sept. 1Date Posted: September 6, 2019
Delaware Named as Asia Captive Awards FinalistDate Posted: September 6, 2019
Guilty Plea from Man Who Dragged State Trooper With SUVDate Posted: September 6, 2019
Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum hosts one-of-a-kind historical dinner programDate Posted: September 6, 2019
DNREC to hold public information sessions Sept. 9 in Dover and New Castle on state’s new refrigerant incentive programDate Posted: September 5, 2019
DPH to Distribute Overdose-Reversing Medication Naloxone Friday, Sept. 6 in MillsboroDate Posted: September 5, 2019
Gov. Carney Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Review of Court Decision Invalidating Political Balance Requirements for DE JudgesDate Posted: September 5, 2019
September is National Preparedness MonthDate Posted: September 5, 2019
Applications now open for high-needs educator student loan payment programDate Posted: September 5, 2019
Delaware ranks third in the nation in FAFSA completionDate Posted: September 4, 2019
Delaware Receives $23 million in FHWA RedistributionDate Posted: September 4, 2019
Secretary Walker Announces Appointment of New Director to Lead DHSS’ Division of Health Care QualityDate Posted: September 3, 2019
DNREC announces finalized Coastal Zone Conversion Permit regulations, which become effective Sept. 11Date Posted: September 3, 2019
CORRECTION: “The 1960s in Delaware”—Chautauqua tent show in Lewes, Del. from Sept. 19 to 21, 2019Date Posted: September 3, 2019
Delaware Officials Issue Warning after 6 Suspected Overdose Deaths During Holiday WeekendDate Posted: September 3, 2019
Delaware Division of the Arts Announces Recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Awards for the ArtsDate Posted: September 3, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Aug. 19-25Date Posted: August 30, 2019
DSHA Celebrates Liberty Court Renovations and 20 Years of Moving to WorkDate Posted: August 30, 2019
Murder at State Museum Sends Man to PrisonDate Posted: August 30, 2019
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces opening of September hunting seasonsDate Posted: August 30, 2019
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces updated 2019/2020 state wildlife area mapsDate Posted: August 29, 2019
Delaware DMV Offers New Driver Education Resources on Traffic Stop ProceduresDate Posted: August 29, 2019
DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announces the Point at Cape Henlopen to ReopenDate Posted: August 29, 2019
Bayhealth and Beebe Medical Centers Each Awarded $750,000 to Develop Rural Residency ProgramsDate Posted: August 28, 2019
DOJ Announces String of Home Improvement Fraud IndictmentsDate Posted: August 28, 2019
Bond Rating Agencies Recognize Delaware’s Strong Fiscal ManagementDate Posted: August 28, 2019
State awards $2.6 million in grants to 85 schoolsDate Posted: August 28, 2019
DNREC seeking volunteers for Delaware Coastal CleanupDate Posted: August 27, 2019
Tickets now on sale for Kent Conservation District’s 20th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser on Oct. 11Date Posted: August 27, 2019
Volunteers needed Sept. 21 for cleanup at Williams Pond in Seaford as part of Reclaim Our River programDate Posted: August 27, 2019
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Human Connection” by Olga NielsenDate Posted: August 27, 2019
Attorney General Jennings Joins Lawsuit Opposing Trump Administration’s Rule Allowing Prolonged Detention of ChildrenDate Posted: August 26, 2019
Public Health Seeks Volunteers for Emergency Preparedness ExerciseDate Posted: August 26, 2019
DNREC’S Division of Parks & Recreation announces changes in lifeguard hours at state park ocean swimming beachesDate Posted: August 26, 2019
Dover Heroin Dealer Sent to PrisonDate Posted: August 23, 2019
Governor Carney Announces Second Construction Career ExpoDate Posted: August 23, 2019
DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Aug. 12-18Date Posted: August 23, 2019

The Delaware Department of Justice’s Office of Civil Rights & Public Trust announced Monday that a grand jury has indicted former Wilmington City Council President Theopalis K. Gregory on charges of Profiteering and Official Misconduct.
The DOJ alleges that Gregory, 67, used his position on City Council to secure a City grant that would enrich both himself and a non-profit that he founded. In October 2016, Gregory revived Students Disabilities Advocates, Inc. (SDA), a private entity he controlled, which had been dormant for 18 years. Shortly after the 2016 election, Gregory is alleged to have told his successor, City Council President Hanifa Shabazz, that $40,000 in City grant funds were earmarked for SDA, and to have repeatedly pressured Shabazz, while still in office, to grant the request after she was sworn in. Because SDA lacked non-profit status at the time, Gregory is further alleged to have used the Police Athletic League of Wilmington (PAL-W) as a pass-through for the funds.
One day after Mr. Gregory left office, PAL-W submitted a grant application, which was approved and signed by Shabazz in January 2017, requesting $40,000 for SDA as a pilot program. The grant included in its budget a $20,000 payment to Gregory, who has publicly acknowledged receiving at least $15,000 personally. A State Auditor’s report and an independent investigation both found that Gregory’s actions violated a number of provisions of the Wilmington City Code. In April 2019, Gregory admitted to the Wilmington Ethics Commission that his actions violated the Wilmington City Code.
The DOJ reminds the public that an indictment is merely an allegation and is not evidence of guilt.  Defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a jury trial at which the State bears the burden of proving each charge beyond a reasonable doubt.
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The Delaware Department of Justice’s Office of Civil Rights & Public Trust announced Monday that a grand jury has indicted former Wilmington City Council President Theopalis K. Gregory on charges of Profiteering and Official Misconduct.
The DOJ alleges that Gregory, 67, used his position on City Council to secure a City grant that would enrich both himself and a non-profit that he founded. In October 2016, Gregory revived Students Disabilities Advocates, Inc. (SDA), a private entity he controlled, which had been dormant for 18 years. Shortly after the 2016 election, Gregory is alleged to have told his successor, City Council President Hanifa Shabazz, that $40,000 in City grant funds were earmarked for SDA, and to have repeatedly pressured Shabazz, while still in office, to grant the request after she was sworn in. Because SDA lacked non-profit status at the time, Gregory is further alleged to have used the Police Athletic League of Wilmington (PAL-W) as a pass-through for the funds.
One day after Mr. Gregory left office, PAL-W submitted a grant application, which was approved and signed by Shabazz in January 2017, requesting $40,000 for SDA as a pilot program. The grant included in its budget a $20,000 payment to Gregory, who has publicly acknowledged receiving at least $15,000 personally. A State Auditor’s report and an independent investigation both found that Gregory’s actions violated a number of provisions of the Wilmington City Code. In April 2019, Gregory admitted to the Wilmington Ethics Commission that his actions violated the Wilmington City Code.
The DOJ reminds the public that an indictment is merely an allegation and is not evidence of guilt.  Defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a jury trial at which the State bears the burden of proving each charge beyond a reasonable doubt.
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