DOVER, Del. (AP) - Three men who worked as detectives in the Delaware attorney general's office have filed a lawsuit claiming that the justice agency and Attorney General Beau Biden have refused to pay them overtime.
Robert Durnan, Gerald Christian and Mark Forbes also allege in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that they were subjected to retaliatory reassignments or duty restrictions last year after their attorney sought payment for overtime accrued since November 2010. Payroll records show no overtime payments to the men in that period.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Charter schools promise to be a major topic of discussion at this month's meeting of Delaware's state board of education.
Action items for Thursday's school board meeting in Dover include several new charter school applications, a request for modification of an existing charter and decisions on formal reviews of three existing schools.
The five new charter applications up for approval all involve proposed schools in New Castle County. A Department of Education committee is recommending approval of four of the five applications.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Del. Heather Mizeur, who is running for Maryland governor, has proposed a state-run retirement savings program to help workers who don't have retirement plans from their employers.
Mizeur, a Democrat, announced plans Wednesday for promoting the health, safety and security of Maryland's elderly population. She also wants to seek more funds for Alzheimer's research and create a registry of long-term care workers found guilty of abuse.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Members of a panel that advises lawmakers and officials on drinking water and wastewater issues in Delaware are concerned that a clean-water initiative proposed by Gov. Jack Markell has failed to win much support in the legislature.
The chairman of Delaware's Water Infrastructure Advisory Council said Tuesday that he is disappointed with how Markell's plan has been received by state lawmakers. He encouraged members to contact legislators and urge them to support the plan.
The weather was warm as hundreds showed up in Berlin this past weekend to celebrate the city being named the coolest small town in America by Budget Travel. Delmarva Public Radio's Erin McKibben prepared this report:
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Fisker Automotive's unsecured creditors will get $35 million in cash and stock under a new bankruptcy settlement.
But the News Journal reports that Gov. Jack Markell's office warned Monday that despite last week's settlement, Delaware won't see much for the $21.5 million in economic development incentives it awarded Fisker in 2010.
Markell spokeswoman Kelly Bachman says in a statement that the state is not expecting a substantial recovery of its investment.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - State officials are joining with the Dow chemical company and Junior Achievement to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math instruction in Delaware's middle schools.
Gov. Jack Markell planned to join members of Delaware's STEM Council on Tuesday to announce a partnership with businesses to give middle school students more exposure to learning in the four STEM fields.
The STEM Council was established as part of Delaware's Race to the Top education reform effort.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - The foundation that owns the Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children in Delaware and various pediatric physician practices in the region is suing United Healthcare entities in three states for unpaid bills.
Lawyers for the Nemours Foundation filed lawsuits in federal court in Delaware on Wednesday against United Healthcare of Pennsylvania, United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic, and United Healthcare Community Plan of New Jersey.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Republicans in the governor's race agree the state government is essentially a business and the top administrator is an executive.
During a formal debate Thursday evening at Johns Hopkins University, the Republicans' fifth since January, they repeatedly accused Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration of making Maryland unfriendly to investors.
Ronald George and Charles Lollar both touted their business experience as a credential for leading the state. David Craig compared his position as Harford County Executive to managing an enormous business.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The University System of Maryland is considering adding a master's degree in nursing at Frostburg State University to address a shortage of nursing educators.
A Board of Regents committee has recommended approval by the full board at a meeting Friday in Baltimore. The program would still require approval by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland Board of Nursing.
Frostburg State currently offers a nursing bachelor's degree. The new program would add a master's degree focused on either education or administration.
GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - A former Delaware pediatrician convicted of waterboarding the daughter of his longtime companion by holding her head under a faucet is facing sentencing on assault and endangerment charges.
Melvin Morse faces a maximum of 10 years in prison at Friday's sentencing, but a lesser punishment is likely under state sentencing guidelines.
Each of the five misdemeanor convictions handed down by a jury in February carries a maximum of one year in prison but typically results in probation.
All eyes now turn to Governor Martin O'Malley as to whether he will veto the a measure that would delay the wind farm project in Somerset County by another year. Supporters of the project say this would effectively kill it, but opponents say the delay is needed to assess the impact of the wind turbines on the radar at the U.S. Naval Air Station on the Patuxent River. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush examines the conflict with Jennifer Shutt, who has been covering the legislative session in Annapolis for the Salisbury Daily Times.