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Camden Man Arrested for Multiple Catalytic Converter Theft

Kent and Sussex County, DE - Delaware State Police arrested Jarrad Whitaker, 33, of Camden, for multiple thefts of catalytic converters. Since September 2021, Delaware State Police in Kent and Sussex County began investigating a rash of catalytic converter thefts. During the investigation, troopers worked with multiple other police agencies and developed Jarrad Whitaker as a suspect in these incidents. On January 18, 2022, a search warrant was executed at […]

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Carney focuses on jobs, education in speech to lawmakers

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney stressed the need to expand Delaware's economy and improve its public schools during his State of the State speech to lawmakers. Carney also thanked state officials Thursday for their response to the coronavirus pandemic, and Delawareans for their "resilience." But he warned that "we aren't through it yet." Carney said expanding economic opportunities for Delaware residents needs to be a top priority. […]

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Assisted suicide bill narrowly clears Delaware House panel

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bill allowing doctor-assisted suicide in Delaware has cleared a Democrat-led House committee, paving the way for possible consideration by the full House. Committee members voted 8-7 Wednesday to release the measure. A lone Democrat joined all Republicans in voting against it. The bill is the latest iteration of legislation that has been repeatedly introduced since 2015 but which has never received a floor vote. Opponents […]

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Rehoboth Bay reopens to shellfish harvesting after spill

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials have reopened the Rehoboth Bay to shellfish harvesting after a 21-day emergency closure prompted by a spill of thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater from a residential sewer line. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced the end of the moratorium on harvesting oysters, clams and mussels on Tuesday. The News Journal reports that officials said untreated wastewater was discharged into the […]

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13-year-old girl dead in fatal Millsboro crash

Millsboro, DE – Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 1:11 p.m., Monday, January 17, 2021, on Hollyville Road south of Harmony Cemetery Road. The initial investigation has determined a 2006 Jeep Liberty operated by a 17-year-old female of Frankford, DE, was traveling northbound on Hollyville Road, approaching the intersection at Harmony Cemetery Road. At this time, a 2016 Freightliner flatbed truck was […]

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Delaware man charged with trespassing in Capitol riot

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A fifth person with ties to Delaware has been arrested on federal charges associated with the insurrectionist riot at the U.S. Capitol last year. The News Journal reports that Jeffrey Schaefer was arrested Thursday on four charges related to trespassing in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Court documents state that Schaefer is associated with an address outside of Milton. An affidavit signed by a Baltimore-based […]

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DE State Police Seek Public Assistance with Fatal Hit and Runs

Delaware – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Units (CRU) based throughout the State are seeking the assistance with Cold Case Fatal Hit and Runs. The following are cold case investigations the units have been working to solve, but have not had any leads or further information provided over the course of the years. Troopers Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash with Bicyclist - Dover (May 4, 2017) This incident occurred […]

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Lawmakers ask court for opinion on removing public officials

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Lawmakers have approved a resolution asking for guidance from Delaware’s Supreme Court as they decide how to respond to public corruption charges against State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness. The resolution was approved Thursday by a voice vote in the House after party-line passage in the Democrat-led Senate in November. It asks the justices for an advisory opinion on how to interpret a never-used provision in the state […]

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Delaware AG sues town over fetal remains ordinance

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Democratic Attorney General Kathy Jennings has filed a lawsuit challenging a small town's passage of an ordinance mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains. The Seaford Town Council passed the ordinance last month regarding the disposal of fetal remains following any abortion performed within the city limits. The move came after Planned Parenthood opened a facility in Seaford in September, its first clinic in southern […]

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