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Fires set at 2 unoccupied Millsboro homes

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Fire officials in Delaware are investigating fires they say were set at two unoccupied homes in Sussex County. News outlets report that the Office of the State Fire Marshal announced that fires broke out at two homes next to each other on Oak Orchard Road in Millsboro this week. The first fire was reported Wednesday afternoon and the other was reported the next day. The Indian […]

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Bill mandating police body cameras clears House committee

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bill requiring the use of body cameras by police officers and certain other government employees working in a law enforcement capacity has cleared a state House committee. Members of the Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to release the bill to the full House despite questions as to how the body camera requirement might interfere with police collective bargaining agreements. The legislation applies to police officers, […]

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Delaware State University to cancel 730K in student debt

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware university has announced plans to cancel more than $700,000 in student debt for recent graduates who struggled financially during the coronavirus pandemic. Delaware State University pledged Wednesday to use funds made available through the Biden administration's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan for waiving eligible students' debt. The historically Black college said in a statement that more than 200 students are eligible for the aid, […]

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Bill requiring state permit to buy handgun clears committee

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bill requiring anyone in Delaware who wants to buy a handgun to first be fingerprinted, undergo training and obtain permission from the state has cleared a Democrat-led House committee. The Judiciary Committee voted along party lines Tuesday to send the legislation to the full House while acknowledging that amendments are likely. Supporters say the bill will help reduce gun homicides and suicides and make it […]

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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 […]

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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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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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