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Ex-Coppin State basketball star Yarbray dies in bike crash

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Former Coppin State University basketball star Larry Yarbray Sr. has died in a bicycle crash in Delaware. Police say the 51-year-old resident of Chester, Pennsylvania, lost control of his bike and was hit by an oncoming pickup truck Saturday while riding in a group of bicyclists near Dover, Delaware. Yarbray was Coppin State's starting point guard when the Baltimore school's men's team made its first-ever NCAA […]

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DSP Arrest Millsboro Man for Assaulting Trooper

Delaware State Police have arrested 28-year-old Wade Wilson of Millsboro, DE for felony assault and other charges following an investigation that began on Monday afternoon. On August 1, 2022, at approximately 12:07 p.m., troopers responded to the area of Webbs Lane in Dover regarding a stolen motor vehicle. Troopers were advised that a gold 2009 Ford Crown Victoria was at this location, which had been reported overnight as stolen. A […]

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Police: Target arson was diversion to steal merchandise

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been charged with arson in a Target store fire that police say he started "as a diversion to steal a cart full of merchandise." Dover police say the 26-year-old man started the fire in the linen section of the store on July 10 and the store was quickly evacuated. No injuries were reported, but police say $3 million to $4 million in […]

today07/19/2022 60

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Federal judge rules against inmate injured in escape attempt

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal magistrate has ruled in favor of a former Delaware prison guard who was accused of assaulting and using excessive force against an inmate following an escape attempt. The judge ruled Thursday that Cary Green had failed to prove claims of excessive force, assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress against Phillip Poorman. Green suffered several broken bones and was knocked unconscious when a […]

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Police identify bound found by kayakers in Delaware river

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dover police have identified a body found by kayakers on the Saint Jones River as that of a 27-year-old local man. Authorities on Thursday identified the man as Jorge Valladares of Dover. Police said the cause of death is still under investigation, but that it does not appear to involve foul play. A group of kayakers located the decomposed body on the shoreline of the river […]

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Kayakers spot body on shoreline of Saint Jones River

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say a group of kayakers found a body on the shoreline of the Saint Jones River. The News Journal reports that Dover police said the kayakers spotted the body on Saturday and called them to report it. Police responded to the area behind the Capital Green neighborhood. The Dover Fire Department helped remove the body from the water. Police identified the victim as […]

today07/05/2022 26

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DE born Soldier killed, 2 hurt at Washington state training center

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Army officials say a Delaware born soldier was killed and two others were hurt during an exercise at the Yakima Training Center in central Washington state. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports 20-year-old Army Pfc. Joseph A. Marquez, of Dover, Delaware, died Friday in what was described as a single-vehicle incident. A news release from the infantry division says Marquez was a member of the 2-2 Stryker Brigade […]

today04/28/2022 35

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Magnolia man arrested on Drug and Weapons charges

Delaware State Police arrested 20-year-old Tyler Shabazz of Magnolia, DE on drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop on Tuesday evening. On March 29th, 2022, at approximately 6:00 p.m., members of the Delaware State Police Kent County Governor’s Task Force were on patrol in the area of S. Dupont Highway and Webbs Lane, Dover. During this time, a trooper observed a black Hyundai Elantra traveling northbound on S. Dupont […]

today03/31/2022 35

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Dover officials: 1 dead, 7 taken to hospital after fire

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dover officials say one person is dead and seven others were taken to a hospital after a fire broke out downtown. Officials say firefighters from several departments in the region responded to the blaze in a large building at the corner of Loockerman and South New streets around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. One male victim was found dead inside the building and seven people were taken to […]

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