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2 correctional officers treated after assault in Delaware

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Delaware authorities say two correctional officers have been treated and released after being assaulted by a prisoner. The Delaware Department of Corrections says it happened on Thursday evening at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware. Authorities say the officers were assaulted by an inmate with an improvised weapon. Both officers were transported to an area hospital for serious injuries. One officer was treated […]

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Delaware student wins $65K literary prize

CHESTERTOWN, Md. (AP) — A student from Delaware has won the nation's largest undergraduate literary prize. Washington College announced Friday that  Justin Nash, 22, of Smyrna won the Sophie Kerr Prize, which is worth $65,580 this year. The prize named for an Eastern Shore writer is awarded each year to the graduating senior demonstrating the best potential for future achievement in a literary endeavor. School officials say Nash was one […]

today05/26/2021 18


UPDATE – DE State Police Conducting Homicide Investigation – Smyrna

Smyrna – The Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide that occurred at a Smyrna prison Monday morning. On May 10, 2021, at approximately 08:13 a.m., troopers were dispatched to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center located at 1181 Paddock Road, Smyrna, for a reported homicide. Investigation has determined a 55-year-old inmate attacked a 69-year-old inmate with whom he shares a cell. The 69-year-old victim sustained an apparent stab wound […]

today05/12/2021 18


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. […]

today05/11/2021 10


Update – DSP Conducting Double Homicide/Suicide Investigation in Smyrna

Smyrna – The Delaware State Police are releasing the names of the two victims and suspect involved in the double homicide incident on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.  38-year-old Stephanie Gill of Smyrna, DE, the victim involved at Smyrna Middle School, and 21-year-old Deanna Dominick-Dalton of Clayton, DE, the victim involved at McLane Gardens. The suspect was identified as Llewellyn Gill of Hartly, DE. This incident continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police […]

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Delaware State Police Conducting Double Homicide Investigation – Smyrna

Smyrna, DE - Delaware State Police are conducting a double homicide investigation that occurred Tuesday morning at two separate locations in Smyrna. On Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at approximately 10:26 a.m., troopers responded to assist Smyrna Police Department with a subject shot in the parking lot at Smyrna Middle School located at 700 Duck Creek Parkway, Smyrna, DE 19977. Upon arrival it was determined that a 38-year-old female victim and a […]

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