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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate is poised to vote on a bill aimed at preventing the use of drones to harass people.

The bill, which passed the House unanimously last month, makes it a crime to fly an unmanned aircraft in Delaware to harass someone on private property or invade their privacy.

The measure, which was scheduled for a Senate vote Wednesday, also prohibits the use of a drone to violate or fail to obey a domestic violence protective order.

Violation of any of the prohibitions would be a misdemeanor.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia House of Delegates has approved a state budget that would expand Medicaid eligibility to about 400,000 low-income adults.

The Republican-led House approved the state spending plan Tuesday with bipartisan support, but the measure still has to pass the state GOP-controlled Senate.

Lawmakers are taking another stab at passing a budget after attempts during the regular session ended in a stalemate over disagreement about Medicaid expansion, a key part of former President Barack Obama's health care law.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A brewery based in Virginia plans to expand. But another based in Oregon says it will likely scale back plans for a facility in the Old Dominion.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Monday that Richmond-based Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will distribute some of its beers in Atlanta. Hardywood is partnering with Atlanta Beverage Co. on brands such as Hardywood Pils and Hardywood VIPA.

At the same time, Deschutes Brewery will delay and likely scale down its planned brewery in Roanoke.

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United Airlines is now looking into why a commercial flight had to land at Dover Air Force Base.

The aircraft touched down at around 7:30 p.m. on Monday night about an hour after it took off from Newark.

It was bound for Palm Beach.

WBOC reports that the airline said there was a mechanical problem but did not specify what that was.

The passengers eventually arrived in Palm Beach on a different flight.

Col. Corey Simmons, Vice Commander of the 436th Air Lift Wing, told the television station that the situation was unusual and serious.

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DULLES, Va. (AP) - A Delta Connection flight has made an emergency landing at Dulles International Airport after the pilot reported landing gear problems.

The Washington Post reported that the plane was flying from New York to Richmond, Virginia, when it landed Tuesday afternoon.

The plane was carrying 46 passengers and four crew members. Officials said they will be bused from the airport in northern Virginia to Richmond.  The plane had flown out of New York's LaGuardia Airport.

The emergency landing at Dulles followed two others.

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The Delmarva peninsula is struggling with rising sea levels with many towns along the coast carrying out efforts to mitigate the impact. Meanwhile, Maryland has been in the forefront of efforts to rein in greenhouse emissions. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush caught up with Ashley Lawson, senior fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, during an appearance on the campus of Salisbury University to talk about solutions.

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Sussex County Council member Rob Arlett has decided to run for the U.S. Senate in Delaware.

He told the Salisbury Daily Times that he is highlighting bipartisanship, faith and family.

If he is successful in capturing the Republican nomination it is clearly an uphill battle in what is clearly a Blue state and against a longtime Democratic incumbent.

But Arlett told the paper that it is time for Senator Tom Carper to turn the baton over to a younger generation as opposed to keeping a career politician.

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There’s been a month’s delay in plans by Allen Harim for a deboning operation in Millsboro.

The company has put forward plans for the former Vlasic pickle plant to turn a 50-thousand square feet of space into a small deboning facility.

The Sussex County Board of Adjustment decided to postpone a decision again yesterday after members of the community expressed their concern about the operation.

WBOC reports that local resident Keith Steck said he was worried about the health impact but added that postponing the vote on the project was the best outcome for the moment.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - House lawmakers are eyeing a proposal to allow Delaware judges to use their discretion in deciding whether juveniles should be tried as adults for using guns while committing felonies.

A bill to be voted on Tuesday would give judges discretion in determining whether a juvenile charged with possession of a firearm during commission of a felony should remain in Superior Court or be transferred to Family Court, where a defendant would likely face lesser punishment.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The board of trustees for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange has voted to move forward with a federal application for a reinsurance program.

The board voted Monday to proceed with the program that Gov. Larry Hogan and state lawmakers approved to hold down consumer costs to Maryland's individual market for health insurance for 2019 and 2020.

The vote creates the parameters for a reinsurance program. It also authorizes the exchange to apply to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to request federal approval for a waiver to create the program.

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