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Dracula’s castle proves an ideal setting for COVID-19 jabs

BUCHAREST (AP) — At Dracula's castle in picturesque Transylvania, Romanian doctors are offering a jab in the arm rather than a stake through the heart. A COVID-19 vaccination center has been set up on the periphery of Romania's Bran Castle, which is purported to be the inspiration behind Dracula's home in Bram Stoker's 19th-century gothic novel "Dracula." Every weekend through May "vaccination marathons" will be held just outside the storied […]

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Police investigate death of inmate at Delaware prison

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a prisoner at Delaware's largest prison. Delaware State Police announced in a news release that they were investigating the inmate's death Monday, but did not identify the inmate who died at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. Officials said the Division of Forensic Science would perform an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of the inmate's death. […]

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Slain Delaware officer remembered as a hero

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Hundreds of police officers joined family and friends in saying goodbye to a Delaware officer who authorities say was fatally attacked while responding to a fight. Officers from Delaware, Maryland and other states and members of the community that Delmar police Cpl. Keith Heacook served for 22 years attended the service in Salisbury, Maryland, on Monday. Authorities say Heacook was attacked April 25 by 30-year-old Randon […]

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Medina Spirit could lose Ky. Derby win; track bans Baffert

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Medina Spirit's victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a failed postrace drug test. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert called a news conference to announce that Medina Spirit tested positive for an excessive amount of the steroid betamethasone that is sometimes used to treat pain and inflammation in horses. Churchill Downs immediately suspended Baffert and said Medina Spirit would be disqualified […]

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Troopers Arrest Juvenile For Assault on Law Enforcement Officers- Lewes

Lewes- The Delaware State Police have arrested a 17-year-old juvenile male of Milton, DE, after fleeing a collision scene, resisting arrest, and assaulting two Law Enforcement Officers. The incident occurred on May 7, 2021 at approximately 2:24 p.m., when troopers were dispatched to Lewes Georgetown Highway and Josephs Rd., Lewes, in reference to a vehicle crash where the operator of one of the vehicles fled the area on foot. Witnesses […]

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Former Gov. Pierre ‘Pete’ du Pont IV dies; ran for president in 1988

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Pierre S. "Pete" du Pont IV, a former Delaware governor and congressman who sought the 1988 Republican presidential nomination, has died. He was 86. Born to wealth and status, du Pont broke with family tradition, forgoing a comfortable career with his family's chemical company for a life in politics. Du Pont announced his bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 1986 but dropped out 17 months […]

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DSP Arrest Two Following Traffic Stop- Georgetown

Georgetown - Delaware State Police arrested 26-year-old Shantai Lancaster of Norfolk, VA, and 21-year-old Kyanna Stevens of Norfolk, VA, on drugs and weapons charges following a traffic stop Saturday morning. On May 8, 2021, at approximately 11:39 a.m., Sussex County Governor’s Task Force members were on proactive patrol in the area of DuPont Blvd. and South Bedford St., Georgetown, when they observed a green Acura MDX traveling northbound DuPont Blvd. […]

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ADVISORY – Funeral for Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook

Date: Monday May 10, 2021 Location: Emmanuel Wesleyan Church 217 Beaglin Park Drive Salisbury, MD 21804. Media Parking/Staging: Media parking and staging area will be to the north side of the parking lot near Beaglin Park Drive to the west of Dallas Drive (see attached Google map). Entrance for media vans/trucks/cars into the parking lot will be off Dallas Drive. Please identify yourself to the Law Enforcement personnel and you will […]

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Nintendo profits boom as people stuck at home play games

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo's says its profit for the fiscal year that ended in March jumped 86% on healthy sales of the Switch handheld machine as people staying at home due to the pandemic turned to video games. The Japanese maker of Super Mario and Pokemon games says its annual profit totaled a record 480.4 billion yen, or $4.4 billion. The results were better than the company's internal forecast. In […]

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O’s Means throws MLB’s 3rd no-hitter of season, tops M’s 6-0

SEATTLE (AP) — John Means threw the major leagues' third no-hitter this season and came within a wild pitch on a third strike of a perfect game, pitching the Baltimore Orioles over the Seattle Mariners 6-0. Means struck out 12 and walked none. Seattle's runner was Sam Haggerty after he struck out swinging on a curveball in the dirt on a 1-2 count with one out in the third inning […]

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