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Nearly 500 children went through Delaware's juvenile justice system from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Most were 16 or older, but there were some as young as 12, and many were several years behind in their education when detained. more
DOVER — To comply with state law, Delaware will fund the purchase of body-worn cameras for 17 agencies which don’t currently have them. While roughly 21 law enforcement agencies … more
DEWEY BEACH — While Dewey Beach police acknowledged the possession of one body-worn camera in its agency Tuesday, a spokesman didn’t disclose whether it was in use during a fatal … more
WILMINGTON — Though charges against Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness were unchanged, additional allegations were included in a superseding indictment returned by a grand jury Monday. more
DELMAR — Doug Marshall isn’t about to let the death of his friend, Delmar police Cpl. Keith Heacook, go unremembered. Three days after being assaulted during a call to a residence April 25, 2021, Cpl. Heacook died from the injuries he sustained, authorities said. more
Because there’s no authorization for no-knock warrant executions in Delaware Code, Delaware Association of Chiefs of Police president Patrick Ogden said they aren’t used by the state’s law enforcement agencies. more
DEWEY BEACH — The fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Milford man by a Dewey Beach police officer following a foot chase last Saturday morning has brought the use of body cameras into focus. … more
DEWEY BEACH — Authorities on Monday released the name of the 21-year-old Milford man who died after being shot by a police officer over the weekend, though no further case update was provided beyond that. more
DEWEY BEACH — An investigation into the deadly police shooting of a 21-year-old Milford man after he allegedly ran from police continued Sunday. Delaware State Police spokesman Senior Cpl. Jason Hatchell said he … more
DEWEY BEACH - A 21-year-old Milford man died after  being shot once in the upper torso by a pursuing Dewey Beach police officer early Saturday, authorities said. more
DOVER — From the beginning of the year until March 8, the number of fatal collisions on roads in Delaware totals 29, nearly twice the amount of the same time frame in 2021, which was 15, … more
DOVER — James Owens joined dozens of individuals who looked in disbelief at what was left of a building that caught fire early Wednesday morning on the northeast corner of West Loockerman and South New streets. more
CAMBRIDGE – The search for a suspect in the killing of Roderick Russ came to an end on Saturday. In the early morning hours of March 12, Ryshon Kelly, 23, of Cambridge was arrested in Dover, … more
NEW CASTLE — A 30-year-old New Castle woman has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and multiple other felonies after she allegedly committed two carjackings, was involved in multiple crashes — including one in which a pedestrian was killed — and kidnapped an individual Sunday. more
LEWES — The largest seizure of pre-packaged heroin in Delaware could be quantified in kilograms, bricks and logs. The number of firearms involved could be counted, and the $1.65 million … more
CLAYTON - Clayton Fire Co. Fire Chief John M. Pridemore died Tuesday from injuries suffered the day before while conducting station cleanup duties. more
Delaware has seen more than double the number of traffic deaths so far in 2022 than at this time last year, and state agencies are grappling with how to slow the surge. more
There’s no shortage of ideas on how to increase diversity among judges and attorneys in Delaware. Implementing programs to bolster student awareness of the field is one way to do so, according to Delaware Bar and Bench Diversity Project findings and recommendations released last week. more
DOVER — After consulting each other, Delaware Department of Justice and Office of Defense Services officials found themselves on the same side for once. Pay raises are a necessity to become more competitive in finding and retaining attorneys to prosecute and defend those in the legal system, they contend. more
GEORGETOWN — Five defendants are facing a total of 91 felony charges after illegally buying more than 60 firearms and transferring them to others, Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings … more
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