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  Archives:  August 2015

Checkpoint Strikeforce Week 5 Results

Department of Safety and Homeland Security | New Castle County | News | Office of Highway Safety | Date Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015

A total of 83 people were arrested statewide last week for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. The next DUI checkpoint will be held Saturday August 8th in Stanton.




Governor Markell Signature Ends Driver’s License Suspensions in Unnecessary Cases

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015

Legislation signed by Governor Jack Markell today would end the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for Delawareans who fail to pay fines for minor traffic offenses and who don’t pose a traffic safety hazard. Senate Bill 132 represents another step in a broader effort to transform Delaware’s criminal justice system by recognizing that the state’s policies must both allow for more appropriate penalties and sentences than in the past, while also focusing on what happens to people beyond those punishments




Delaware wildfire crew fighting blazes in N. California

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015

The Delaware Forest Service has dispatched a 20-person wildfire crew to help fight a wave of lightning-caused wildfires around Hayfork, California in the area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. California has declared a state of emergency and the Northern California Region is now at a maximum Preparedness Level of 5 on a 5-point scale. Delaware’s team is part of almost 1,500 personnel on the Fork Complex Fire, a group of blazes totaling more than 25,000 acres near Hayfork, CA that is only 5 percent contained.




Experience living history at Fort Delaware State Park’s “Infantry Weekend”

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015

See history in action at a special “Living History Weekend” on Aug. 8 and 9 at Fort Delaware State Park.




Hepatitis – The Silent Epidemic

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015

The state Division of Public Health (DPH) encourages baby boomers, or individuals born between 1945 and 1965, to speak to their doctor about getting tested for hepatitis.






  Archives:  August 2015

Checkpoint Strikeforce Week 5 Results

Department of Safety and Homeland Security | New Castle County | News | Office of Highway Safety | Date Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015

A total of 83 people were arrested statewide last week for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. The next DUI checkpoint will be held Saturday August 8th in Stanton.




Governor Markell Signature Ends Driver’s License Suspensions in Unnecessary Cases

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015

Legislation signed by Governor Jack Markell today would end the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for Delawareans who fail to pay fines for minor traffic offenses and who don’t pose a traffic safety hazard. Senate Bill 132 represents another step in a broader effort to transform Delaware’s criminal justice system by recognizing that the state’s policies must both allow for more appropriate penalties and sentences than in the past, while also focusing on what happens to people beyond those punishments




Delaware wildfire crew fighting blazes in N. California

Department of Agriculture | Forest Service | Date Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015

The Delaware Forest Service has dispatched a 20-person wildfire crew to help fight a wave of lightning-caused wildfires around Hayfork, California in the area of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. California has declared a state of emergency and the Northern California Region is now at a maximum Preparedness Level of 5 on a 5-point scale. Delaware’s team is part of almost 1,500 personnel on the Fork Complex Fire, a group of blazes totaling more than 25,000 acres near Hayfork, CA that is only 5 percent contained.




Experience living history at Fort Delaware State Park’s “Infantry Weekend”

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control | Division of Parks and Recreation | Date Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015

See history in action at a special “Living History Weekend” on Aug. 8 and 9 at Fort Delaware State Park.




Hepatitis – The Silent Epidemic

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Public Health | News | Date Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015

The state Division of Public Health (DPH) encourages baby boomers, or individuals born between 1945 and 1965, to speak to their doctor about getting tested for hepatitis.