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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden will visit northern Virginia this weekend to campaign with Democratic candidate for governor, Ralph Northam.

Northam's campaign announced Tuesday that Biden and Northam will host a roundtable discussion on workforce development Saturday in Reston.

Vice President Mike Pence plans to appear the same day with Republican nominee Ed Gillespie. The two are set to attend a rally in Abingdon, in southwest Virginia.

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BROOKLYN, Md. (AP) - Officials in Maryland say more than 200 people have shown up at fire and police stations in Anne Arundel County seeking treatment for drug addiction since the county began its "Safe Stations" program six months ago.
The Baltimore Sun reports that about 60 percent of those seeking help entered 28-day inpatient treatment programs in the county.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Dover councilman has been censured by the City Council for violating "the spirt and purpose" of the city's ethics code.
The City Council voted 6-3 Monday to censure Councilman Brian Lewis.
Lewis said he was not given a chance to defend himself. He told the Delaware State News that he believes his rights were violated.

In Seaford state animal welfare authorities found 43 dead dogs and another 31 who were still alive and one cat.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that 27 of them were severely ill and received emergency care.

But one of them had to be euthanized.

Delaware state authorities say that they expect charges to be brought when their investigation has been completed.

The Daily Times reports that the recovering animals are being taken care of at the Brandywine Valley SPCA in Georgetown.

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Delaware could be getting a major employment boost.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Harvey Hanna & Associates plan to buy the former General Motors plant on Boxwood Road.

Redevelopment of the 142-acre site is expected to generate thousands of job.

The paper reports that the site is seen as a convenient transportation hub with a rail line and easy access to major highways such as I-95 and I-495.

In addition, it is also within easy reach to the Port of Wilmington as well as airports in Philadelphia and New Castle.

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Crisfield police are looking at what happened to a Salisbury man who was shot at least 14 times.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that police say Mark Laquan Smith was found with gunshot wounds at the Somers Cove Apartments after receiving a 911 call.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The paper reports that police say they found narcotics, money and revolver nearby.

Authorities say that Smith was staying with a girlfriend at the apartments.

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Delaware's medical marijuana program is continuing to grow.

The program's oversight panel was to get an update Tuesday on plans to open new dispensaries in New Castle and in Kent County.

New York-based Columbia Care, which operates medical marijuana facilities in five states and the District of Columbia, was awarded the contract for the Kent County dispensary, which is expected to open in the spring.

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The union representing Maryland correctional officers is warning that staffing levels in state prisons are at dangerously low levels.

The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown reports that the Maryland chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) held a press conference Saturday to call for more hiring.

They directed their remarks to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.

State officials say they have hired 120 officers in the last 18 months to try to fill vacancies in the system.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware's senior senator is calling on President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to work with Democrats on tax reform.

Sen. Tom Carper and fellow Democrat Chris Coons hosted a roundtable discussion in Wilmington on Monday on what they say is the negative impact of Trump's tax plan on Delawareans.

Coons expressed concern about cutting billions of dollars from Medicare spending for what he described as a tax rate cut for corporations and for the richest Americans.

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WISE, Va. (AP) - The two major party candidates in Virginia's closely watched race for governor made pointed attacks at each other at their final debate ahead of Election Day next month.

Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam squared off Monday at the University of Virginia at Wise in the state's far southwest. The region, hit hard by a decline in coal mining, strongly backed Donald Trump in last year's presidential election.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A study has found that a white nationalist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this year drew participants from at least 35 states.

The New York-based Anti-Defamation League published its study Sunday.

The league said it was able to identify about 200 of the participants who descended on Charlottesville in August. The rally drew a massive counter-protest. Heather Heyer, a counter-protester, was killed when she was hit by a car.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, have issued a warrant charging a black man beaten at a white nationalist rally for an alleged assault during the confrontation.

Police said in a news release Monday night that the warrant was issued for 20-year-old DeAndre Harris. Harris was seen bloodied in viral photos and a video after being attacked during the rally in August.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware prison officials say two inmates have been injured in an escape attempt.
Department of Correction officials say the escape attempt happened Sunday evening at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.
Authorities say both men were able to gain access to the roof of the facility after breaching security measures in the recreation yard.  
Once on the roof, one offender turned back, while the other was discovered by an outside patrol.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A resolution before a county council would urge Maryland's General Assembly to tighten the rules governing public access to police body camera footage.
The Baltimore Sun reports two Republican members of the Baltimore County Council introduced the measure to advocate for statewide legislation that would regulate public access to protect privacy.
The county announced last week that the police department had finished training and outfitting around 1,400 police officers with body cameras.

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Wind turbines are a key component to Maryland's effort to increase renewable energy in the state. But an offshore project has environmentalists and Ocean City officials at odds. Delmarva Public Radio's Simpson Tyler prepared this report.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Department of Transportation says a bridge rehabilitation project on northbound Interstate 95 near Wilmington is likely to result in traffic delays.

WDEL-FM reports the project will require removing a lane of travel for a stretch of road north of Wilmington beginning Sunday evening.

Director of public affairs C.R. McLeod says the department acknowledges the work is going to cause an inconvenience. Alternative routes will be available.

The department says the project is expected to be done by early November.

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Virginia's largest health insurer will restrict where customers can get CT scans and MRIs in non-emergency situations.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the change will occur for people insured by Anthem in March.

Beneficiaries will have to seek imaging services at free-standing facilities instead of hospital-based ones.  The policy change does not include X-rays or mammograms.

Virginia Anthem spokesman Scott Golden said the move will save up to hundreds of dollars per scan and help keep premiums affordable.


BALTIMORE (AP) - Native American organizers are spending Columbus Day spreading awareness of a campaign to support legislation in Baltimore to change the name of the holiday to Indigenous People's Day.

The event will take place on Monday at the Baltimore American Indian Center, where leaders from the Baltimore Native American community will share information about the campaign.

Last year the Baltimore City Council introduced legislation to change the holiday's name but the bill did not pass.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence will be campaigning in southwest Virginia this week with Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie. 

Gillespie spokesman David Abrams says Pence and Gillespie will appear at a rally Saturday in Abingdon. It will be Pence's first campaign event for Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman who is facing Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A candidate for the Maryland Democratic Party's nomination for governor wants a judge to rule she's eligible to seek the office.

A Maryland gubernatorial candidate must have been a Maryland resident and registered voter for five years immediately preceding the election.

The Washington Post reports that in a filing Friday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, Krishanti Vignarajah says she was always a registered voter, although she did not vote in Maryland for 10 years.

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Kirkland Hall has been a prominent activist and former president of the NAACP in Somerset County. Now, he has decided to challenge two term incumbent Republican Charles Otto of the 38A District seat in Maryland's House of Delegates.

In the second half, we discusses to meaning and implications of "fake news"

Guests: Kirkland Hall, candidate for 38A District seat in Maryland's House of Delegates

Jeremy Cox, reporter with the Salisbury Daily Times

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If you love history then Lewes, Delaware may be the place for you this Saturday. The resort is holding the History Book Festival with authors and events in a number of locations. Organizers say this is the first of its kind in the nation for a town. Delmarva Public Radio spoke with the event's two co-chairs about what attendees might expect to see.

Another weekend, another round of cars descending on Ocean City.

This time it’s Endless Summer Cruisin’ with 25-hundred people signed up for the official event that kicked off yesterday.

It follows last weekend’s unsanctioned H2Oi gathering that involved suped-up Audis and Volkswagens.

That event had actually been called off until next year but many showed up leading to nearly 80 arrests and more than 27-hundred service calls.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delawareans will pay 25 percent more next year than they did this year for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

State insurance commissioner Trinidad Navarro announced Thursday that he had approved the latest double-digit increase for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, which will be the only insurer providing ACA coverage in Delaware.

Highmark sought a rate increase of 33.6 percent earlier this year after Aetna, which covers almost 12,000 Delawareans under the ACA, announced that it is pulling out of Delaware health insurance exchange.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The candidates for lieutenant governor in next month's Virginia elections drew deep distinctions on gun control and other issues during sometimes sharp verbal exchanges at their final debate.

Democrat Justin Fairfax and Republican Jill Vogel squared off Thursday evening in Richmond.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - As the Virginia attorney general's race heats up, Republican challenger John Adams and Democratic incumbent Mark Herring are releasing new television ads.

An ad by Adams to begin airing this weekend criticizes Herring for using money from a 2014 Medicaid fraud settlement to pay raises for lawyers in his office. Adams called those "backdoor pay raises."

It's the latest in a series of attack ads that both Adams and Herring have used in the race.

DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state panel formed to study the potential environmental and economic development benefits to Delaware from offshore wind energy development is getting down to work.

A key issue for the group, meeting for the first time on Friday, is the costs and benefits for electric utility customers in Delaware.

The working group is chaired by Bruce Burcat, a former Public Service Commission official who currently serves as executive director of the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition.

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Two students involved in the posting a picture of the Caesar Rodney High School mascot holding a piece of paper with a racial slur online have been suspended.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that they could face expulsion for the incident.

However, the Delaware State Police say no charges will be filed against the two.

Meanwhile, school superintendent Kevin Fitzgerald condemned the incident adding that there was zero tolerance for this kind of behavior.

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(AP) - Immigrant rights groups have sued the Trump administration over its termination of a program that protects young people brought to the United States illegally.