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Jury begins deliberations in state auditor corruption trial

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jurors have begun deliberations in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. McGuiness is responsible as state auditor for rooting out government fraud, waste and abuse. She is being tried on felony counts of theft and witness intimidation, and some misdemeanor charges. Prosecutor Mark Denney said in closing arguments Thursday that McGuiness abused her position in hiring her daughter, structuring payments under a […]

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Delaware lawmakers wrap up this year’s legislative session

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers have wrapped up legislative session with action on secondary bills after a successful push by Democrats to enact higher-profile measures tightening gun ownership laws and expanding access to abortions. Gov. John Carney put an exclamation point on Thursday's session end, signing a package of gun control measures that fellow Democrats rammed through the General Assembly in the wake of recent mass shootings in other […]

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Judge nixes Seaford town mandate to bury or cremate fetal remains

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has struck down a small town ordinance mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains. Wednesday's ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Jennings against the town of Seaford. The town council passed the ordinance in December after Planned Parenthood opened a facility in Seaford, its first clinic in southern Delaware since a Rehoboth Beach location closed in 2011. The […]

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Investigator quizzed, prosecutors rest in State Auditor trial

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state's chief investigator endured a withering cross-examination as prosecutors rested their case in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness. Franklin Robinson was bombarded with questions Tuesday about false and misleading statements he made under oath in a sworn search warrant affidavit and again in testimony before a grand jury. McGuiness is responsible as state auditor for rooting out government fraud, waste […]

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Chief investigator questioned in auditor corruption trial

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The chief investigator in the corruption case against Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness tried under cross-examination to deflect responsibility for false statements made in a search warrant affidavit and reiterated in an indictment. Franklin Robinson told a judge in a search warrant affidavit last year that payments to a consultant hired by McGuiness were split in August 2020, and again in September 2020, to keep them […]

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Defense says auditor not to blame for contract payments

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Evidence in the corruption trial of State Auditor Kathy McGuiness suggests that McGuiness expected an employee to handle a controversial contractor payment that is at the heart of the criminal case. But the defense said Friday that McGuiness had no way of knowing the employee tasked with handling such payments wouldn't be available. That's because she decided to quit while on vacation. McGuiness is being tried […]

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18-Year-Old Lincoln Man Arrested for Assaulting DE State Trooper

Delaware State Police have arrested 18-year-old Jaliel Perry of Lincoln, DE for felony assault and other charges following a narcotics investigation that began in the Lewes area on Saturday morning. On June 25, 2022 at approximately 11:22 a.m., troopers responded to Pinetown Road after receiving a report of suspicious activity occurring in the area. Troopers observed what appeared to be illegal narcotics sales involving a male subject standing on the roadway. When […]

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DSP Conducting Death Investigation at SCI in Georgetown

Delaware State Police are investigating an inmate’s death, which occurred yesterday at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown. Delaware State Police detectives, with the assistance of the Delaware Department of Correction, are investigating the death of an inmate which occurred on June 25, 2022. The investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing with further details to be released as they become available. The victim was turned over to the Delaware […]

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Two Arrested on Drug and Theft Charges in Lewes

Delaware State Police have arrested 31-year-old Amber Kellner of Lewes, DE and 30-year-old James Fisher of Georgetown, DE on drug, theft, and other charges following a trespassing investigation that began in the Lewes area on Sunday morning. On June 26, 2022 at approximately 11:28 a.m., troopers responded to a residence on the 33000 block of Lotus Lane regarding a report of subjects living inside of the home without the homeowner’s permission. Upon their arrival, […]

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