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Delaware could get more than $100M in opioid settlement

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials say Delaware could receive more than $100 million under a proposed $26 billion nationwide settlement with producers and distributors of opioid painkillers. The proposed settlement stems from efforts by state and local governments to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay the costs of opioid addiction. The deal announced earlier this week involves the nation’s three biggest drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson […]

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DE State Police investigating Harrington home invasion

Harrington, DE – Delaware State Police are investigating a home invasion that occurred Tuesday afternoon in the 6100 block of Milford Harrington Highway. On July 20, 2021, at approximately 12:54 p.m., the 84-year-old male victim was sitting in his living room when he heard a knock on his front door. He opened the door slightly, and when doing so, the male suspect forced his foot into the opening to prevent […]

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Georgetown man facing Drug and Weapon charges

Lincoln – Delaware State Police have arrested 19-year-old Isaac J. Pettit of Georgetown, DE, on drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop Monday morning in Lincoln. On July 19, 2021 at approximately 8:49 a.m., a trooper on patrol in the area of Dupont Boulevard (Route 113) and West Hudson Pond Road, Lincoln, observed a blue Nissan Altima traveling southbound on Dupont Boulevard at a high rate of speed. A […]

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Delaware Opiod Crisis

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Overdose deaths increased again in Delaware in 2020

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — New data show overdose deaths in Delaware increased in 2020 from the year before. According to the News Journal, the state reported 447 overdose deaths statewide last year – up from 431 in 2019. Fentanyl, a dangerously powerful opioid, was found as a contributor in 372 of those deaths. That's according to a report from the state Division of Forensic Science. Nationally, the U.S. government reported […]

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Police: Suspect fired into Delaware home, striking boy, 13

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware's capital city are investigating a shooting that injured a 13-year-old boy. Dover police said in a news release that the incident took place around 12:30 a.m. Sunday when an unknown suspect rang a home's doorbell. The boy's father answered the door to see the suspect walking away, then turning to fire multiple rounds before fleeing. One of the rounds entered the home through […]

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Magnolia woman arrested for DUI after crash

Rehoboth Beach - The Delaware State Police arrested 44-year-old Angela Robinson of Magnolia, DE, for vehicular assault and DUI after she was involved in a crash with a state police vehicle. The incident occurred on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at approximately 3:10 a.m., when a 2019 fully marked Delaware State Police Chevrolet Tahoe operated by an 11-year veteran trooper, was traveling northbound Coastal Highway (SR 1) in the left lane, […]

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Two MD men arrested by DSP following traffic stop in Laurel

Laurel, DE - Delaware State Police arrested Joel E. Vaughn, 25, of Salisbury, MD, and Dajahn Z. Griffin, 32, of Fruitland, MD, on multiple charges following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon. On July 14, 2021, at approximately 12:38 p.m., a trooper conducting proactive patrol in the area of Sussex Highway and Laurel Road, Laurel, observed a black Lincoln Town Car operating on the roadway with an expired Maryland registration plate. […]

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DSP investigate serious collision in Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island, DE - Delaware State Police are investigating a serious collision involving a scooter that occurred on Thursday afternoon in Fenwick Island. On July 15, 2021, at approximately 12:14 p.m., a 2007 Chevrolet Express Van operated by a 64-year-old Selbyville man, was stopped westbound on Lighthouse Road attempting to make a left turn into the parking lot of the Fenwick Hardware Store. A 2004 Yamaha Scooter operated by a […]

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Fire officials: Man burned in mobile home explosion

OCEAN VIEW, Del. (AP) — Delaware fire investigators say a man was burned in an explosion while working on a gas stove at an Ocean View mobile home. The Office of the State Fire Marshal says when firefighters arrived at the home on Pine Street on Wednesday morning, they found the mobile home damaged. The 62-year-old man who was in the home escaped and was taken to Crozer Chester Medical […]

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