Cassia Martens, the woman whom state Senator Richard Colburn is accused of having an affair with, left state employment three days after the Salisbury Daily Times reported allegations of made by Colburn’s wife.
Delegate Kathy Vitale, (R-Anne Arundel) told the paper that Martens has not worked as a legislative aide since January 6th.
The Daily Times reported on the divorce filing on January 3rd.
The paper reports that Alma Colburn charged that her husband had an affair with Martens his 26 year old former aide.
Delaware’s State Treasurer Chip Flowers has loaned his campaign nearly $146-thousand to gear up for re-election this year after only raising $38,000 from supporter last year while becoming embroiled in questions over his travel expenses.
The Wilmington News Journal reports that the state Treasurer relied on personal loans of more than $650-thousand since 2009 for his campaign to become state treasurer.
During the same period he raised only around $130-thousand from political supporters.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Public health officials say a 33-year-old pregnant woman with the flu died days after her child was delivered by emergency C-section.
Delaware Health and Social Services said Tuesday that the woman, who lived in Smyrna, had several underlying health conditions. Officials say she was in her second trimester and first sought medical treatment for an illness on Feb. 11.
Health officials say tests confirmed the woman was positive for influenza H1N1. The woman was hospitalized with severe respiratory distress on Feb. 16.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Police and prosecutor objections to this year's marijuana decriminalization bills apparently aren't getting far with the Senate's Judicial Proceedings Committee.
In the bills' first hearing on Tuesday, committee members sparred with police chiefs who want to keep the drug illegal. Sen. Christopher Shank advised one chief to find a compromise - to decide what features a bill would need to avoid hindering law enforcement - because the drug war isn't working.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Poker players in Delaware and Nevada will soon be allowed to compete against one another online.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a multi-state Internet gambling agreement on Tuesday that establishes a legal framework allowing residents of the two states to play online poker against each other.
The agreement also allows other states to join the agreement with the approval of existing members.
Last night, the Salisbury City Council unanimously approved $12,500 in funding for nine tasers for the Police Department.
Council President Jake Day said, "There's no situation where you do not want somebody to live. That's not something anyone would ever want to see. And this, based on everything we're hearing, would prevent the loss of life."
Assistant Police Chief Ivan Barkley said that the devices would be used to prevent injuries to officers and detainees while using a controlled force when necessary.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware prosecutors are asking state courts to suspend all pending drug trials for 60 days.
The Department of Justice sent a letter to all Delaware courts requesting the stay Monday. The request was prompted by an investigation into discrepancies with drug evidence sent to the state medical examiner's office's controlled substances laboratory.
State Prosecutor Kathleen Jennings says the suspension will allow time for the investigation and "prevent the return of verdicts based on incomplete information."
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Delaware company has recalled 16 varieties of cheese after some of the cheeses were linked to a death in California and illnesses in newborns.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the cheeses produced by Roos Foods of Kenton, Del., are linked to a listeria outbreak. The recalled products are the company's Mexicana, Amigo, Santa Rosa De Lima and Anita brands.
For the first time Salisbury University listed a notice about two suspended fraternities on its campus website in late January.
In addition, a campus-wide email was issued around the extended suspension of Greek social fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon for hazing.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the action follows criticism by elected officials and others after details became public about alleged hazing and illegal alcohol use at some of the University’s Greek organizations.