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Heroin-packing Iowa man headed to prison for 10 years for leading police on a chase along I-95

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Heroin-packing Iowa man headed to prison for 10 years for leading police on a chase along I-95


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Vehicle stop leads to drug, gun charges for Wilmington man

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NFL intends to 'vigorously' contest lawsuit from Aaron Hernandez's family

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Dover Police track down knife-wielding robber to McDonald's near his home

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North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'

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Florida family looks forward after losing home to sinkhole

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St. Mark's scores early and often on visiting Indian River
St. Mark's High hosted Indian River coming off of a hefty loss to Caravel Academy. The Spartans put the pedal to the floor early and never let go. Quarterbacks Jelani Bryant and Anthony Poppiti team up with runningbacks Ian Noonan, Andrew Watkins and wideout Matthew Tynes to put up 51 points in a remarkable effort. Indian River showed promise in some moments   Read More ...
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Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth pushing each other again at The Tour Championship
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Carmelo Anthony adds Cavaliers, Thunder to list of teams he's willing to get traded to
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The Latest: In AP tally, 21 states confirmed hacking targets
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the federal government's notification to 21 states about election hacking (all times local): A 50-state tally by The Associated Press shows election officials in 21 states confirm their election systems were targeted by hackers last year. The states are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin   Read More ...
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The Latest: In AP poll, 19 states confirm being hack targets
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the federal government's notification to 21 states about election hacking (all times local): A 50-state tally by The Associated Press shows election officials in 19 states confirm their election systems were targeted by hackers last year. The states are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin   Read More ...
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The Latest: In AP poll, 19 states confirm being hack targets
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the federal government's notification to 21 states about election hacking (all times local): A 50-state tally by The Associated Press shows election officials in 19 states confirm their election systems were targeted by hackers last year. The states are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin   Read More ...
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Car hits Newark barber shop, causes gas leak
One person was injured when a car struck the side of a Newark barbershop on Friday afternoon, hitting a gas line and forcing the evacuation of the building. The crash happened shortly after 3 p.m. at the Ace of Fades Barbershop on Old Barksdale Road, behind the 7-Eleven on South Main Street, according to Lt. Fred Nelson, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department   Read More ...
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Correctional officer indicted in Elkton Road fatal hit-and-run
A 29-year-old correctional officer has been indicted in the hit-and-run death of a man on Elkton Road in July. According to the indictment, Todd A. Stillman, of Newark, was behind the wheel of a black Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck when he struck 44-year-old Kelvin Dottin and fled the scene. Dottin, who went by his middle name, Darnell, was walking on the southbound shoulder of Elkton Road near the intersection of Otts Chapel Road at 11:49 p   Read More ...
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Glasgow High soccer team optimistic despite low numbers
The dawn of a new season always brings with it changes — some expected, others not. Veteran coach Brian Grant has seen it all during his 15 years as a head varsity soccer coach at Glasgow High School. But never has he seen anything like this year. Grant watched one veteran player suddenly move to Wisconsin with his family and another move into a different feeder pattern in the district   Read More ...
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Heroin-packing Iowa man headed to prison for 10 years for leading police on a chase along I-95
An Iowa man is headed to prison for 10 years after being convicted for leading police on a chase along I-95 north of Wilmington, which ended with officers discovering heroin and ammo in his vehicle, the Delaware Department of Justice announced Friday. According to DOJ officials, Eric Simmons, 42, of Des Moinesm refused to pull over for a Delaware State Trooper while traveling on I-95 in the area of the Marsh Road exit in April 2015   Read More ...
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Newark man turns self in, charged in fatal July hit-and-run
A 29-year-old Newark man was charged in connection to a hit-and-run that killed a man in July, city authorities announced Friday. According to Newark Police, Todd A. Stillman was identified as the driver of a black Dodge Ram 1500 pickup involved in a July 6, 2017 crash along Elkton Road at 11:49 p.m. Kelvin Dottin had been walking along the road there, in the area of Otts Chapel Road when Stillman struck him, then continued on driving   Read More ...
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Transit hub, other transportation improvements coming to Wilmington
Various transportation-related projects are either already underway or are being proposed in Wilmington, with the goal of making the city more competitive and to make it easier for commuters, residents and visitors to get around. Announced Friday at the the Joseph R. Biden Jr. Train Station was a public-private partnership to build a transit center nearby on Walnut Street. A contract of nearly $20-million has been awarded to Transit Center, LLC   Read More ...
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Wilmington man facing minimum 15-year sentence for having gun as habitual offender
A 27-year-old Wilmington man pled guilty to possession of a firearm by a person prohibited in court Friday, Delaware Department of Justice officials announced. According to the DOJ, Brandon Gibson, 27, pled guilty to the charges stemming from a March 2017 incident where Wilmington Police observed him in the 400 block of West 7th Street talking to individuals inside a parked car   Read More ...
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GOP health bill all but dead; Carper thanks McCain for dealing the blow
Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. "I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal," McCain said in a statement, referring to the bill by Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana   Read More ...
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Facebook trial over Class C stock canceled: Delaware court
WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc’s trial over a shareholder lawsuit opposing the company’s stock reclassification has been canceled, according to a clerk in Delaware’s Court of Chancery. The reason for the cancellation was not known. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was scheduled to testify at the trial, which was to kick off on Tuesday. Reporting by Tom Hals in Wilmington, Delaware; Editing by Leslie Adler   Read More ...
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Vehicle stop leads to drug, gun charges for Wilmington man
A traffic stop led to drug and firearm charges for a Wilmington man Tuesday, New Castle County Police announced Friday. According to authorities, Gregory Wright, 27, of the 1100 block of North Heald Street, was pulled over while operating a Buick in the Four Seasons community for a traffic violation. Police said a search of the vehicle was conducted as part of an investigation, and authorities located suboxone strips and a Glock handgun   Read More ...
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NFL intends to 'vigorously' contest lawsuit from Aaron Hernandez's family
SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Peter Barzilai discusses the ramifications of the findings that Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE. USA TODAY Sports. Just one day after a federal lawsuit was filed against the NFL and the New England Patriots on behalf of the family of former tight end Aaron Hernandez, the league responded strongly against the claims made in the complaint. “We are reviewing the lawsuit now,” NFL executive vice president of communications Joe Lockhart said Friday in a conference call   Read More ...
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Ohio State backup QB Joe Burrow takes shot at NCAA
In response to a Wall Street Journal report that valued Ohio State's football program at $1.5 billion — alongside Texas and Oklahoma — Buckeyes backup quarterback Joe Burrow was critical of the fact that the football players in the program aren't allowed to be paid. "Our team is worth 1.5 BILLION dollars but it wouldn't be fair to other students if we get a free hamburger," Burrow d on Thursday nigh   Read More ...
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Jimmy Kimmel transforms health care debate, and shows comedy's new role
If the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare doesn't work, it may become known as the Jimmy Kimmel Non-Law. The comic's withering attacks this week have transformed the debate over the bill (sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy) and, in the process, illustrated how thoroughly late-night talk shows have changed and become homes for potent points of view. "Late-night has really become an important part of the civic conversation," said Robert Thompson, director of Syracuse University's Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, on Thursday   Read More ...
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Dover Police track down knife-wielding robber to McDonald's near his home
A 37-year-old Dover man was charged with robbing a city dollar store at knifepoint, authorities announced Friday. According to Dover Police, Justus Ramos entered the Dollar General in the Hamlet Shopping Center at 1059 Walker Road at 2:18 p.m. on September 21, 2017, pulled a knife on the clerk at the register, and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash   Read More ...
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North Korean leader Kim called Trump a what? A 'dotard'
Famous for using bombastic, derogatory and often-awkward English slams against enemies, North Korean state media sent people scrambling for dictionaries Friday with a dispatch that quotes leader Kim Jong Un calling President Donald Trump "the mentally deranged U.S. dotard." The what? Dotard means a person in a feeble or childish state due to old age. It's a translation of a Korean word, "neukdari," which is a derogatory reference to an old person   Read More ...
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Florida family looks forward after losing home to sinkhole
A Florida family will soon be searching for a new place to gather after their home of nearly five decades was lost to a sinkhole. Elena Hale said cracks began appearing in the wall of her grandparents' Apopka home Monday night, and the wall was separating from the ceiling when they woke early Tuesday morning. A hole in the yard grew larger as the morning went on, and the bottom of the house was starting to sag by 11 a   Read More ...
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Cardboard box touches off Christiana hotel blaze
A fire inside a guest room at a Christiana hotel on Thursday was ruled accidental by officials later that day. The Delaware State Fire Marshal determined the cause of the blaze---which was reported around 4:30 p.m., on the fourth floor of the TownePlace Suites by Marriott, located at 410 Eagle Run Road---was a cardboard box that had been placed on top of a working stove   Read More ...
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Federal employees ordered to attend anti-leaking classes
In this June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce federal laws and rules against leaking government information. Training materials from the hour-long class were obtained by The Associated Press   Read More ...
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Wilmington Fire Department tragedy, one year later
September 24th, 2016 is a date that anyone connected with the fire service in Delaware will never forget. It's the day a Canby Park row home fire took the lives of three Wilmington firefighters: Jerry Fickes, Ardythe Hope and Christopher Leach. The three, along with firefighter Brad Speakman, were caught in a pair of collapses of the first floor. "To have a catastrophic collapse like that within the first minute of being inside of a structure after we had just put out all of the fire on the first floor is almost unheard of in the fire service   Read More ...
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Woman chokes boyfriend in his sleep then pulls gun on him in Rehoboth
A Middletown woman was arrested in Rehoboth after police reported she choked her boyfriend in his sleep and then pulled a gun on him. According to the Delaware State Police Department, around 3 a.m. Wednesday, state troopers were called to a home on the 21000 block of Catalina Circle in the Sawgrass Development in Rehoboth Beach for a domestic situation that involved a firearm   Read More ...
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Ex-death row inmate from Delaware defends man charged in Hawaii shooting
A former Delaware death-row inmate said an 18-year-old Delaware man he brought to Hawaii to get a fresh start has been falsely accused of a deadly shooting because he's black. Isaiah McCoy told Hawaii News Now in a story Tuesday that 18-year-old Jordan Smith is not the triggerman police alleged fired about 10 rounds from an assault rifle at a group of people standing outside a Waikiki club on Saturday   Read More ...
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Wilmington Airport to get upgrades; operators explore return of commercial flights
Wilmington Airport on Route 13 in New Castle is getting several upgrades. Mainly they are for safety, but some are for visitor convenience. Operators are also exploring the possibility of the return of commercial flights for the first time since 2013-14. The Federal Aviation Administration and members of Delaware's Congressional delegation visited the airport Thursday to announce a grant of $5   Read More ...
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After coming under fire for spending, Wilmington City Council's new website lets you track every dollar
In an effort to be more open and transparent after coming under fire for misuse of discretionary spending, Wilmington City Council launches its . "[It allows you] to have easy access to legislation and other initiatives we do here on council," said Wilmington City Council President Hanifa Shabazz. Shabazz said the website is user-friendly for city residents and allows residents to stay on top of council's actions, especially when it comes to money spent   Read More ...
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Intruder arrested after fleeing random Newark-area home invasion
A woman was picked up on Wednesday, not long after she had been reported as the intruder in a home invasion south of Newark. New Castle County Police advised of the arrest of 32-year-old Elizabeth Noone, on September 21, 2017, reporting that she was inside a home on the first block of Cobble Creek Curve---in the Stones Throw Townhouses---around 8:30 a   Read More ...
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VIDEO | While GOP unsure health care repeal will even pass, Carney assures 'this bill would be a disaster'
Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst isn't sure the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal Barack Obama's health care law has the votes to pass in the Republican-led Senate. The GOP senator said after a public meeting in Iowa Thursday, "If it fails, it fails." In leaning toward supporting the bill, which Ernst said would repeal much of the Affordable Care Act and limit funding for Medicaid, she noted it would also end insurance subsidies and distribute money to states   Read More ...
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Middletown woman pushes baby in crib to the ground, threatens victim with scissors while demanding money
A woman who showed up demanding money from an employee of a store who wasn't even there pushed over a crib containing a baby and threatened to stab another employee with a pair of scissors, Middletown Police announced Thursday. According to authorities, Dalma Melero, 54, of Middletown, showed up at the La Costena Market at 14 East Main Street on Wednesday, September 21, 2017, demanding money she said she was owed from a store employee who wasn't present   Read More ...
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3 days, 3 break-ins in Dover: Woman, 78, has purse ripped from hands; suspect chases victim from room in chapel
Three burglaries over the course of three days were reported in Dover, including two incidents where the suspect was confronted by a victim being present, city authorities announced Thursday. The first reported occurrence happened Tuesday, September 19, 2017, sometime while the home was vacant between 6 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. in the 100 block of Upland Avenue. A homeowner there found a rear window screen cut open, and cash stolen from the bedroom   Read More ...
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Grim reminder remains as Canby Park neighborhood honors firefighters who died
A gap in a row of homes on Lakeview Road in Canby Park remains as a poignant reminder of the tragic events that took place one year ago, when a fire that was deliberately set resulted in the deaths of three Wilmington firefighters. The fenced-off lot is decorated with flowers, flags and mementos that pay tribute to Christopher Leach, Jerry Fickes and Ardy Hope   Read More ...
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Wilmington woman desperate for information about family in Mexico following deadly earthquake
When the news came in about a devastating earthquake in Mexico, Miriam Olvera's thoughts turned directly to her family back home. She is from Iguala, about two hours south of Mexico City. Miriam's mother, sister and other relatives still live there. With support from the Latin American Community Center, the Wilmington woman has been doing her best to track down family members and get information   Read More ...
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Wilmington community gets a gift from the county
The county steps in and helps a local community in its effort to keep neighborhood kids off of the streets. Vandals destroyed a basketball hoop at S.U.N. Park on East 22nd and Lamotte where it was used mainly by the nonprofit Safe United Neighborhoods led by Pastor Sandra Ben of the Praying Ground Community Church. They didn't have the money to replace it, and County Executive Matt Meyer bought a replacement   Read More ...
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Hero Sports calls Virginia Tech ‘college football’s best-kept secret’
In a Thursday story, Amaar Abdul-Nasir of Hero Sports called this year’s Virginia Tech football team “underrated” and “college football’s best-kept secret.” In their second season under head coach Justin Fuente, the Hokies are off to a 3-0 start with wins over West Virginia, Delaware and East Carolina. Last season, Fuente led the team to an 8-4 record and a win over Arkansas in the Belk Bowl   Read More ...
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Ezekiel Elliott said he wasn't himself in Sunday's game vs. Broncos
If you're planning to bet on any NFL games this weekend, USA TODAY Sports' Lorenzo Reyes says these three are the way to go. USA TODAY Sports. Ezekiel Elliott talked to reporters Thursday for the first time since former NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson said Elliott quit on the Dallas Cowboys Sunday. Elliott had eight yards rushing on nine carries in the Cowboys 42-17 loss to the Denver Broncos   Read More ...
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'Stronger': Loss and triumph after the Boston bombing
'Stronger,' starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal ('Brokeback Mountain'), is the story of a man who lost his legs during the Boston Marathon bombing and later turns his injury into triumph.   Read More ...
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Trailer: Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' collars Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson
Wes Anderson's new animated film due in March 2018, looks like 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' meets 'Team America: World Police.' Joining the Wes Anderson players: Bryan Cranston and Scarlett Johansson. Fox Searchlight Pictures. Prepare yourselves, dog lovers — this movie is filled with canine companions (and the voices of your favorite stars). Directed by Wes Anderson, the stop-motion comedy is set in Japan and centers around a young boy (Koyu Rankin) on the quest to find his lost dog after all the canine pets of the city are exiled to a garbage dump   Read More ...
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