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Governor Carney Announces Judicial Nominations

Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, June 3, 2024

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Monday announced that he will nominate Thomas Pedersen to serve as Court of Common Pleas Judge in Sussex County, and Candace Holmes to serve as Family Court Commissioner in Kent County. Governor Carney also will renominate Family Court Judge Mardi Pyott to serve an additional term in Kent County […]




Delaware First to Focus on Healthier Start for New Moms with 12 Weeks of Free Diapers, Home-Delivered Meals

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance | News | Date Posted: Monday, June 3, 2024

NEW CASTLE (June 3, 2024) – An extended program that provides 12 weeks of free diapers, wipes, and home-delivered meals to low-income mothers participating in the state’s Diamond State Health Plan Medicaid program is designed to give Delaware families the healthiest start possible by reducing maternal stress, food and diaper insecurity during the critical postpartum […]




Delaware Day of Action with REFORM Alliance Highlights Reentry Supports, System Change

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 2024

WILMINGTON, Del. — Community and state leaders highlighted the need for robust reentry supports to help returning citizens thrive during the first Delaware Day of Action, a special convening for criminal justice advocates and policymakers.      Hosted by Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, Senator Darius Brown and Representative Melissa Minor-Brown in partnership with REFORM Alliance, the Delaware […]




Defendant faces lengthy prison sentence after child pornography convictions 

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 2024

Conviction is State’s first use of updated “partial nudity” statute  A Wilmington man could spend the rest of his life in prison following a litany of felony convictions in a child pornography case. Sheldon Lee, 64, was convicted on May 16 of 50 felonies — 25 counts of Dealing in Child Pornography and 25 counts […]




Fentanyl dealer sentenced to 18 years

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2024

Defendant reoffended immediately after conviction A drug dealer has been declared a habitual offender and will serve 18 years in prison after being caught dealing enormous quantities of fentanyl. James Demby, 33, was arrested in May 2023 after law enforcement became aware that he was selling drugs out of the Fairview Motel outside Wilmington. Demby […]







  Category: News

Governor Carney Announces Judicial Nominations

Governor John Carney | News | Office of the Governor | Date Posted: Monday, June 3, 2024

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney on Monday announced that he will nominate Thomas Pedersen to serve as Court of Common Pleas Judge in Sussex County, and Candace Holmes to serve as Family Court Commissioner in Kent County. Governor Carney also will renominate Family Court Judge Mardi Pyott to serve an additional term in Kent County […]




Delaware First to Focus on Healthier Start for New Moms with 12 Weeks of Free Diapers, Home-Delivered Meals

Delaware Health and Social Services | Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance | News | Date Posted: Monday, June 3, 2024

NEW CASTLE (June 3, 2024) – An extended program that provides 12 weeks of free diapers, wipes, and home-delivered meals to low-income mothers participating in the state’s Diamond State Health Plan Medicaid program is designed to give Delaware families the healthiest start possible by reducing maternal stress, food and diaper insecurity during the critical postpartum […]




Delaware Day of Action with REFORM Alliance Highlights Reentry Supports, System Change

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | News | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 2024

WILMINGTON, Del. — Community and state leaders highlighted the need for robust reentry supports to help returning citizens thrive during the first Delaware Day of Action, a special convening for criminal justice advocates and policymakers.      Hosted by Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, Senator Darius Brown and Representative Melissa Minor-Brown in partnership with REFORM Alliance, the Delaware […]




Defendant faces lengthy prison sentence after child pornography convictions 

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Friday, May 31, 2024

Conviction is State’s first use of updated “partial nudity” statute  A Wilmington man could spend the rest of his life in prison following a litany of felony convictions in a child pornography case. Sheldon Lee, 64, was convicted on May 16 of 50 felonies — 25 counts of Dealing in Child Pornography and 25 counts […]




Fentanyl dealer sentenced to 18 years

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2024

Defendant reoffended immediately after conviction A drug dealer has been declared a habitual offender and will serve 18 years in prison after being caught dealing enormous quantities of fentanyl. James Demby, 33, was arrested in May 2023 after law enforcement became aware that he was selling drugs out of the Fairview Motel outside Wilmington. Demby […]