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PRINCESS ANNE — Carlos Kelly, a law enforcement officer with 27 years of experience in policing and public safety, is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s new chief of the campus … more
MILTON — A woman was charged with two misdemeanors in March after she allegedly struck an 8-year-old student with Down syndrome on the head while she was working as a bus aide for the Cape Henlopen School District on Jan. 21. more
DOVER — Some were injurious. Others damaged homes. And they add up to nine shootings in the capital city in 26 days, the latest Wednesday when a 23-year-old man was struck by gunfire in the arm. more
DOVER — At first glance, deputies seemingly handled the April 20 stop of a charter bus transporting the Delaware State University women’s lacrosse team in Liberty County, Georgia, properly, Sheriff William Bowman said Tuesday. more
DOVER — The April 20 traffic stop in Georgia lasted about 30-45 minutes. But the emotions associated with it continue to run deep. So says Delaware State University women’s lacrosse coach Pamella Jenkins of an incident involving her team, as its players were traveling home from road games in Florida and Georgia and their charter bus was stopped by police. more
DOVER — More than $2.1 million in grants was utilized to clear a backlog of approximately 1,250 untested Sexual Assault Kits according to findings in a state audit released earlier this … more
DOVER — With each name read aloud, followed by the ring of a bell, a family was attached. Delaware’s law enforcement community saluted those members who lost their lives in the line of … more
WILMINGTON — A felony act-of-intimidation charge against State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness remained in place following a Superior Court judge’s ruling Monday. more
LEWES — Sen. Ernie López, a Lewes Republican, lauded investigators Thursday for their pursuit of a man who allegedly attempted to extort him in 2016. more
DOVER — Downtown business owners and residents gathered at City Hall on Tuesday to offer opinions on a proposal for a police substation in the Loockerman Street area to deter panhandling and other crimes. more
GEORGETOWN — Sussex County leaders were beaming with delight Tuesday as a significant milestone in a multimillion-dollar project was achieved. Namely, putting the county Emergency Medical Services department and its Emergency Operations Center under one roof. more
There’s nothing trivial about mental illness, but some cases are clearly more dire than others are. According to behavioral health clinician Jenna Haines, every couple weeks or so, Milford … more
WILMINGTON — Rebecca Walker was found not guilty Thursday of three misdemeanor charges regarding her time spent as deputy director of the state Division of Forensic Science. more
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons said he “strongly” supports Gov. John Carney’s push to equip every officer in the First State with a body-worn camera by the end of the year. more
CAMBRIDGE — Former Mayor Andrew Bradshaw pleaded guilty to five counts of distributing intimate/sex images of a former girlfriend in Dorchester County Circuit Court on Monday. more
DOVER — Many city officials have heard the stories: Individuals telling of uncomfortable situations they faced when visiting downtown. And just two weeks ago, Dover City Council President Roy Sudler Jr. got to experience one of them firsthand after leaving a Downtown Dover Partnership safety meeting at the CenDel Foundation Community Building on Loockerman Street. more
DEWEY BEACH—The Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that took place in Dewey Beach on Saturday morning. The fire, which was reported just after 3 a.m., occurred … more
WILMINGTON — In the recent superseding indictment of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness, her lawyer argues the allegations against her are inadequately defined and that a possible trial delay could hurt her political aspirations. more
CAMBRIDGE – Maryland State Police are investigating the killing of a man found shot in Dorchester County early Sunday morning. The victim was identified as A’Corie Young, 20, of … more
WILMINGTON — With an uptick of vehicular crashes in work zones in 2021, the Delaware Department of Transportation is attempting to shore up roadway safety. In collaboration with the Delaware … more
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