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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
Law enforcement is a profession where danger can lurk around the next corner or traffic stop. It is also the target of debate and focus of reform, amplified by the May 2020 death of George Floyd … more
MILFORD — A new city police station is moving forward, as bids for its construction are being evaluated. more
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
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