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DE State senator accused of verbally abusing female lawmaker

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democratic lawmaker who was yanked from the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this year after being arrested on domestic violence charges has been removed from another committee after being accused of verbally abusing a female lawmaker. Darius Brown of Wilmington was removed from the legislature's joint capital budget committee on Wednesday. The move came after Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown complained that Brown verbally abused her last week […]

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Laurel man arrested for illegal gun purchases

Sussex County, DE - During the month of March 2021, the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Task Force (ATF), Delaware State Police, Wilmington Police Department, Dover Police Department, and Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement (DATE) began an investigation into a possible firearms straw purchasing suspect. Straw purchasing is the illegal purchase of a firearm by one person for another. Between August 2020 and March 2021, Task Force Officers identified Keyon Dontae […]

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Crash west of Lewes kills PA man

Lewes – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Tuesday morning west of Lewes. Around 8:53 a.m. Tuesday November 16, 2021, a 2015 Chrysler 200 operated by a 37-year-old Port Royal, Pennsylvania man was traveling westbound on John J. Williams Hwy (SR 24), approaching the intersection at Mulberry Knoll Road. At the same time, a 2005 Cadillac Escalade operated by a 42-year-old Salisbury, […]

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Two Men Arrested After Stealing Bicycles from Walmart in Rehoboth

Rehoboth Beach, DE - Delaware State Police arrested Steven L. Hickman, 55, of Frankford and Leon N. Frazier, 52, of Ellendale, early Monday morning after they stole bicycles from Walmart and fled from troopers. On November 15, 2021, at approximately 4:47 a.m., a trooper conducting traffic control on John J. Williams Hwy (SR24) west of Mulberry Knoll Road observed a gray Dodge Ram truck traveling westbound on SR24 with a […]

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Delaware State Police investigating fatal motorcycle crash in Dover

Dover, DE - Delaware State Police has identified the individual who died during a late Friday night fatal motorcycle accident as Abimael Medina-Diaz, 37, of Dover. On November 12, 2021, at approximately 11:19 p.m., a black Ford Fusion operated by a 22-year-old male was stopped at the stop sign on Maple Dale Road at Kenton Road, anticipating turning southbound onto Kenton Road. At the same time, a 2007 Harley Davidson […]

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Delaware extending school mask mandate until February

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials are extending the state's mask mandate for public and private schools into the new year. Democratic Gov. John Carney announced Wednesday that the requirement will be extended until Feb. 8. The emergency masking regulation that's currently in effect is set to expire on Dec. 10, with an option to extend the order by 60 days. Officials say the extension will be formalized later this […]

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North Dover Crash kills Georgetown Man

Dover – The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Tuesday morning. At approximately 5:47 a.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2021 a 2003 Toyota Prius was traveling southbound on Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway (SR1) just north of the Exit 104 off ramp for Scarborough Road. For unknown reasons the Prius travelled off the east edge of the roadway and partially into the center […]

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Magnolia Woman Arrested on Multiple Counts

Magnolia - The Delaware State Police arrested 25-year-old Tamia Richardson on multiple counts of reckless endangering after she fired multiple gunshots inside of her residence. The incident occurred on November 11, 2021, at approximately 3:00 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to a residence on Douglas Fir Road, Magnolia, DE for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival it was learned that Tamia had a physical altercation with a 21-year-old male […]

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Laurel Man Arrested on Criminal and Traffic Charges

Laurel, DE - Delaware State Police arrested Jerome M. Slavinskas III, 43, of Laurel, on criminal and traffic charges following a welfare check early Tuesday morning at a truck stop. On November 9, 2021, at approximately 1:02 a.m., troopers were dispatched to the Oasis Truck Stop located at 30744 Sussex Highway to check on the welfare of an unconscious male in the driver seat of a red Chevrolet S-10 pickup. […]

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