Jury begins deliberations in state auditor corruption trial

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Jury begins deliberations in state auditor corruption trial

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jurors have begun deliberations in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. McGuiness is responsible as state auditor for rooting out government fraud, waste and abuse. She is being tried on felony counts of theft and witness intimidation, and some misdemeanor charges. Prosecutor Mark Denney said in closing arguments Thursday that McGuiness abused her position in hiring her daughter, structuring payments under a […]

Delaware lawmakers wrap up this year’s legislative session

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Delaware lawmakers wrap up this year’s legislative session

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers have wrapped up legislative session with action on secondary bills after a successful push by Democrats to enact higher-profile measures tightening gun ownership laws and expanding access to abortions. Gov. John Carney put an exclamation point on Thursday's session end, signing a package of gun control measures that fellow Democrats rammed through the General Assembly in the wake of recent mass shootings in other […]

Judge nixes Seaford town mandate to bury or cremate fetal remains

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Judge nixes Seaford town mandate to bury or cremate fetal remains

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has struck down a small town ordinance mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains. Wednesday's ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Jennings against the town of Seaford. The town council passed the ordinance in December after Planned Parenthood opened a facility in Seaford, its first clinic in southern Delaware since a Rehoboth Beach location closed in 2011. The […]

State Police Issue Warning About Cryptocurrency Scams

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State Police Issue Warning About Cryptocurrency Scams

The Delaware State Police are providing a scam advisory surrounding the fraudulent use of cryptocurrency. The Delaware State Police are warning the public of an increase in scams involving the use of cryptocurrency (or “crypto”) ATM machines and quick response (or “QR”) codes. The Delaware State Police have recently seen an increase in scams where the victim is directed to local crypto ATMs and/or stores that authorize QR crypto payments. […]

State Police Arrest Two, Seek Public’s Assistance With Locating Wanted Subject

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State Police Arrest Two, Seek Public’s Assistance With Locating Wanted Subject

Delaware State Police have arrested 50-year-old Hope Wheatley of Laurel, DE and 30-year-old Amanda Adkins of Bridgeville, DE for hindering prosecution after an incident that occurred in the Lewes area earlier this month. On June 9, 2022, at approximately 7:36 p.m., Hope Wheatley and Amanda Adkins entered the Tokyo Steakhouse restaurant located at 17906 Coastal Highway while accompanied by Danny Adkins, 52, of Laurel, DE. Danny Adkins is a registered sex […]

Investigator quizzed, prosecutors rest in State Auditor trial

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Investigator quizzed, prosecutors rest in State Auditor trial

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state's chief investigator endured a withering cross-examination as prosecutors rested their case in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. Franklin Robinson was bombarded with questions Tuesday about false and misleading statements he made under oath in a sworn search warrant affidavit and again in testimony before a grand jury. McGuiness is responsible as state auditor for rooting out government fraud, waste […]

Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand

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Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand

Demand for record albums continues to soar in the United States, and the manufacturing base is having to reinvent itself to meet demand. The Recording Industry Association of America says record album sales grew a whopping 61% last year — and reached $1 billion for the first time since the 1980s. Dozens of record-pressing factories have been built to try to meet demand in North America — and it's still […]

Chief investigator questioned in auditor corruption trial

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Chief investigator questioned in auditor corruption trial

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The chief investigator in the corruption case against Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness tried under cross-examination to deflect responsibility for false statements made in a search warrant affidavit and reiterated in an indictment. Franklin Robinson told a judge in a search warrant affidavit last year that payments to a consultant hired by McGuiness were split in August 2020, and again in September 2020, to keep them […]

Defense says auditor not to blame for contract payments

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Defense says auditor not to blame for contract payments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Evidence in the corruption trial of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness suggests that McGuiness expected an employee to handle a controversial contractor payment that is at the heart of the criminal case. But the defense said Friday that McGuiness had no way of knowing the employee tasked with handling such payments wouldn't be available. That's because she decided to quit while on vacation. McGuiness is being tried […]

18-Year-Old Lincoln Man Arrested for Assaulting DE State Trooper

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18-Year-Old Lincoln Man Arrested for Assaulting DE State Trooper

Delaware State Police have arrested 18-year-old Jaliel Perry of Lincoln, DE for felony assault and other charges following a narcotics investigation that began in the Lewes area on Saturday morning. On June 25, 2022 at approximately 11:22 a.m., troopers responded to Pinetown Road after receiving a report of suspicious activity occurring in the area. Troopers observed what appeared to be illegal narcotics sales involving a male subject standing on the roadway. When […]

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State Police Issue Warning About Cryptocurrency Scams

The Delaware State Police are providing a scam advisory surrounding the fraudulent use of cryptocurrency. The Delaware State Police are warning the public of an increase in scams involving the use of cryptocurrency (or “crypto”) ATM machines and quick response (or “QR”) codes. The Delaware State Police have recently seen an increase in scams where the victim is directed to local crypto ATMs and/or stores that authorize QR crypto payments. […]

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Jury begins deliberations in state auditor corruption trial

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jurors have begun deliberations in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. McGuiness is responsible as state auditor for rooting out government fraud, waste and abuse. She is being tried on felony counts of theft and witness intimidation, and some misdemeanor charges. Prosecutor Mark Denney said in closing arguments Thursday that McGuiness abused her position in hiring her daughter, structuring payments under a […]

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Delaware lawmakers wrap up this year’s legislative session

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers have wrapped up legislative session with action on secondary bills after a successful push by Democrats to enact higher-profile measures tightening gun ownership laws and expanding access to abortions. Gov. John Carney put an exclamation point on Thursday's session end, signing a package of gun control measures that fellow Democrats rammed through the General Assembly in the wake of recent mass shootings in other […]

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Judge nixes Seaford town mandate to bury or cremate fetal remains

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has struck down a small town ordinance mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains. Wednesday's ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Jennings against the town of Seaford. The town council passed the ordinance in December after Planned Parenthood opened a facility in Seaford, its first clinic in southern Delaware since a Rehoboth Beach location closed in 2011. The […]

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State Police Issue Warning About Cryptocurrency Scams

The Delaware State Police are providing a scam advisory surrounding the fraudulent use of cryptocurrency. The Delaware State Police are warning the public of an increase in scams involving the use of cryptocurrency (or “crypto”) ATM machines and quick response (or “QR”) codes. The Delaware State Police have recently seen an increase in scams where the victim is directed to local crypto ATMs and/or stores that authorize QR crypto payments. […]

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State Police Arrest Two, Seek Public’s Assistance With Locating Wanted Subject

Delaware State Police have arrested 50-year-old Hope Wheatley of Laurel, DE and 30-year-old Amanda Adkins of Bridgeville, DE for hindering prosecution after an incident that occurred in the Lewes area earlier this month. On June 9, 2022, at approximately 7:36 p.m., Hope Wheatley and Amanda Adkins entered the Tokyo Steakhouse restaurant located at 17906 Coastal Highway while accompanied by Danny Adkins, 52, of Laurel, DE. Danny Adkins is a registered sex […]

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State Police Issue Warning About Cryptocurrency Scams

The Delaware State Police are providing a scam advisory surrounding the fraudulent use of cryptocurrency. The Delaware State Police are warning the public of an increase in scams involving the use of cryptocurrency (or “crypto”) ATM machines and quick response (or “QR”) codes. The Delaware State Police have recently seen an increase in scams where the victim is directed to local crypto ATMs and/or stores that authorize QR crypto payments. […]

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