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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials say 1,145 people have enrolled in the state's new health insurance exchange and paid their first premiums under the federal health care reform law.

Officials on Thursday also reported that 5,732 Delawareans have been identified as potentially newly eligible for Medicaid coverage, including expanded coverage that is part of the Affordable Care Act.

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MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say a 26-year-old man accidentally fell to his death from the Roth Bridge.

Cpl. John Day says the man's car broke down early Tuesday in southbound lanes of the bridge across the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Day says the man called for a tow truck and a friend came to pick him up. As the man and his friend traveled southbound, they noticed that the tow truck had arrived and the man tried to cross to the other side.

BEAR, Del. (AP) - Delaware transportation officials are holding a public workshop on a plan to widen Route 1 from north of Route 273 to the Roth Bridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware canal.

Tuesday evening's workshop at Wilbur Elementary School in Bear involves the presentation of a noise study of the road project.

The project calls for adding a travel lane in each direction to Delaware's major north-south artery, widening existing bridges to accommodate the new travel lanes, and reconfiguring supporting interchanges.

BEAR, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Department of Transportation is planning public workshops in Bear to hear input on a multi-year plan to widen Del. 1.

The Wilmington News Journal reports the $180 million plan would add one lane in each direction to the highway between Del. 273 and the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal's south side. Construction is not likely to start on the 9.5-mile stretch before 2015.