News Minute: Here is the latest Delaware news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. ESTPosted: Last Edited:
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Police in Delaware's capital city are investigating after a man's body was found in a lake. Dover Police say the body of 39-year-old Anthony McDonald was found Tuesday in Silver Lake. WDEL-FM reports that a kayaker found the body. Investigators say there are no apparent signs of foul play. McDonald's body was taken to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science for autopsy.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Public health officials in Delaware have confirmed the first flu cases in children for the 2017-2018 season. The Division of Public Health said in a statement Wednesday that one patient is a young male from Sussex County and the other is a female from New Castle County. The pediatric cases bring the total number of flu cases this season to 14 for the week ending Nov. 11. Another eight cases have been preliminarily confirmed for the week ending Nov. 18.
GREENVILLE, Del. (AP) - A pest control company will pay more than $9 million in criminal fines tied to the use of a banned pesticide that sickened a Delaware family on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2015. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the U.S. Department of Justice says Terminix was sentenced Monday after admitting to using a pesticide called methyl bromide at 14 locations, including the St. John resort where the Esmond family was vacationing.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A review of public records has found that around 40 percent of the groups charged with overseeing and advising Wilmington's city government are inactive. The News Journal examined public records and found three dozen of the city's boards and commissions are defunct. The mayor's office says it is reviewing all boards and commissions to determine what vacancies need to be filled, why some haven't met in years and which should be formally dissolved.
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