News Minute: Here is the latest Delaware news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EDTPosted: Last Edited:
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Delaware health officials say eight people have died of suspected overdoses over four days in the state. The Department of Health and Social Services announced the string of deaths Tuesday and Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker urged people who actively use drugs to seek treatment immediately and carry naloxone, an overdose antidote.
NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The National Weather Service says three rivers in Delaware have passed their minor flood stages. The weather service tells The News Journal the Christina River, the White Clay Creek and the Red Clay Creek passed the stages after Monday morning rain. Their waters are expected to recede as runoff diminishes. Weather service meteorologist Alex Staarmann says there's a chance of heavy rain and flash flooding Tuesday, but storms are expected to bring less concentrated rainfall.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Authorities say a man wanted for assaulting a Maryland police officer surrendered to police in Delaware after a police dog tracked him for more than a mile. The News Journal of Wilmington reported Monday that 29-year-old Jesse J. Planter was arrested last week on charges including being a fugitive from another state. The state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control says Planter was arrested in White Clay State Park after he fled from Delaware police.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The only Republican running for attorney general in Delaware has withdrawn from the race. Peggy Marshall Thomas said that after talking with her family last weekend, she made "the very difficult decision" to withdraw. Delaware Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove said the GOP could nominate someone to replace Thomas on the ballot by Sept. 4, but she would have to formally ask to have her name removed and she hasn't done it yet.
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