June 9, 2016
The state of Delaware said Tuesday that it would phase in a new policy to treat all hepatitis C patients in its Medicaid program. States have been under pressure from the Obama Administration and lawsuits - in Delaware's case, Harvard Law School's Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation had threatened litigation - to abandon money-saving policies that limited treatment with effective but costly new medications to the sickest patients. More than three million Americans are estimated to be infected with hepatitis C, a bloodborne virus that may cause no symptoms for decades but is the leading cause of liver cancer and transplants.
June 6, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, STAFF WRITER
Body is pulled from Delaware in South Philadelphia Philadelphia police pulled a body from the Delaware River in South Philadelphia just before 7 p.m. Saturday, near the 4500 block of South Broad Street, close to where the river meets the Schuylkill. The race and sex could not immediately be determined, police said. The body was taken to the Medical Examiner's Office for further evaluation. - Jonathan Lai
June 6, 2016 | By Maria Panaritis, Staff Writer
What happened to his son remains so seared in his memory that when he talks about it, Thomas Conaty speaks as though he is still the young father of a grade-school boy. "Let me tell you briefly about Matty," said Conaty, a 74-year-old dentist. "Matty is the guy that made things happen here. " Matthias Conaty was 9 when he was sexually abused by a chaplain at St. Edmund's Academy in Wilmington. Conaty's son stayed mum about it for years. But the boy had grit, his father said, later earning two degrees, getting married, having two kids.
June 4, 2016 | By Jason Laughlin, Staff Writer
The family of an Amtrak employee killed when a train hit a backhoe he was operating in Delaware County filed suit against the national rail company Thursday, blaming negligence for his death. Joe Neal Carter Jr., 61, of Wilmington, died April 3, along with another Amtrak worker, Peter John Adamovich, 59, of Lincoln University, Pa., while both worked on tracks in Chester City. Carter, lawyers Thomas Kline and Robert Mongeluzzi said at a news conference, was a victim of "colossal miscommunication.
May 30, 2016
Birders' delight New York. Three days of birding hikes, walks, outings, and seminars throughout the beautiful wilderness and forests of Hamilton County. Field trips are free; registration required. Adirondack Birding Festival , multiple locations, June 10-12. We're outta here! Delaware. A few weeks before July 4, 1776, the counties of Delaware (then part of Pennsylvania) declared their independence from both the colony to the north and England.
May 28, 2016 | By Tom Avril, Staff Writer
The twisted heap of metal had been lost underwater since July 1944, a casualty of fierce combat over the Pacific island of Palau. Lost, but not forgotten. This week, a research team that includes University of Delaware scientists announced it had found the TBM-1C Avenger with the help of sonar-equipped underwater robots. The downed plane was scarcely recognizable as an aircraft, overgrown with coral and algae and mangled by the force of its landing. The research group, called Project Recover, identified the wreck as an Avenger largely by its distinctive gun turret, said Mark Moline, director of Delaware's School of Marine Science and Policy.
May 27, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
It didn't take long for new Delaware men's basketball coach Martin Ingelsby to reach out and land one of his high school alma mater's top players. Ryan Daly, a 6-foot-4 sharpshooter and senior at Archbishop Carroll, committed to play for the Blue Hens on Wednesday night. Ingelsby starred as a point guard at Carroll in the mid-1990s and went on to play at Notre Dame. He spent the last seven seasons as an assistant coach at Notre Dame under Mike Brey. "That's a huge thing, the Carroll connection," Daly said.
May 22, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A week after a small black bear was seen swimming in the Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park, is it safe to go into the park? Wildlife Conservation Officer Jerry Czech, of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, says yes. "We didn't tell people to stay out of the woods when it was spotted," Czech said Friday. "It would be perfectly safe to go about your business," he said. "With the amount of people in that park ... it's probably not there. " Czech said he believes the bear spotted May 13 near the Valley Green Inn, by Forbidden Drive and Valley Green Road, was the same bear later seen in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, on Sunday.
May 21, 2016 | By Beth D'Addono, Contributor
Delaware might be the second-smallest state in the U.S., but when it comes to beaches, our neighbor to the south casts a large shadow. Stretching along 25 miles of ocean and bay shoreline on a peninsula bordering the Atlantic, Delaware's down-the-shore delivers an impressive variety of beach experiences just a few hours drive of Philly, always depending on traffic. And you don't have to buy a beach tag to claim your spot in the sand; Public beaches in the First State are free. Rehoboth Hungry for artsy action?
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