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Dover Police charge 2 following traffic stop: 1 with a gun, the other a fugitive

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Shots fired near large group in Dover-area Jazzy Jay's Soul Food Café parking lot

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Shots fired near large group in Dover-area Jazzy Jay's Soul Food Café parking lot


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Weinstein's ex-company wants sworn testimony from producer

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Dover Police charge man with selling heroin in local community

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Suspect tries to rob Dover store at knifepoint, pushes down 64-year-old woman when she refuses to turn over money

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Suspect tries to rob Dover store at knifepoint, pushes down 64-year-old woman when she refuses to turn over money


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Man, 24, arrested for shoplifting, dies while in Dover Police custody

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Man, 24, arrested for shoplifting, dies while in Dover Police custody


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Dover Police charge 76-year-old man in convenience store robbery

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Brandywine Valley SPCA will offer free pet adoptions this Friday through Sunday
There are thousands of deals you can find on Black Friday, but one special offer may appeal to you if you are interested in adopting a dog or a cat. Adoption fees are being waived for several days at Brandywine Valley SPCA locations in New Castle, West Chester and Georgetown, as well as at the Dover PetSmart Adoption Center. Zappos and North Shore Animal League are sponsoring Home for the Pawlidayz, and BVSPCA is the regional participant   Read More ...
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Dover man's body recovered from Silver Lake
Dover Police are investigating after a body was found in Silver Lake. Police said the body has been identified as 39-year-old Anthony McDonald; officers said he was found waters off of Silver Lake Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. McDonald had went kayaking in the lake earlier in the day and was pronounced dead, by officials, at 1 p.m. on November 21, 2017. There were no apparent signs of foul play involved in the man's death, police said; the exact cause of death will be determined in an autopsy by the Delaware Division of Forensic Science   Read More ...
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Former Dover charter school principal pleads guilty to embezzlement
The former principal of a Dover charter school, who stood accused of embezzlement of school funds for purposes of personal expenses, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday. David C. Weiss, acting United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced on November 20, 2017, that 56-year-old Noel Rodriguez, who once was head of the Academy of Dover, entered the guilty plea to one count of federal program theft before U   Read More ...
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Survey: Wilmington, Dover not the place to be if you're single
Finding your soulmate in Wilmington or Dover could be tough, according to a new survey. WalletHub ranked the best and worst cities to live in as a single person with factors varying from population of singles and families to economics and how expensive it was to go out let alone live in a specific city. Wilmington outdid Dover as both made the list, but Wilmington ranked 91st and the state's capital came in at 164   Read More ...
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Dover Police chase down dealer loaded up with variety of drugs, find $11k in his trailer
A 48-year-old man led police on a foot chase before he was apprehended and found to be in possession of a variety of illicit drug offerings, Dover Police said Friday. According to authorities, Brian Hunter was stopped Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 1:04 p.m. in the area of East Division Street near North DuPont Highway when he fled. After being stopped a short time later, he was found to be in possession of 97 grams of cocaine, 61 bags of heroin, 1   Read More ...
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Camden-Wyoming man charged in Dover with 3rd DUI
A 28-year-old Camden-Wyoming man involved in a crash in Dover was charged with his 3rd DUI, city authorities announced Friday. According to Dover Police, Kyle Hertz was driving a vehicle involved in a collision in the area of Webbs Lane and South DuPont Highway on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 5:49 p.m. Authorities said they determined Hertz was under the influence of drugs at the time of the collision   Read More ...
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Dover Police charge pair of disgruntled customers throwing rocks at service provider's windows
Two men were charged with harassment when they were found throwing rocks at the windows of a victim's residence, upset over professional services rendered by the victim, Dover Police said Friday. Police said they arrived to the unit block of Laurel Road around 6:40 pm. on Thursday, November 16, 2017, to find Stanley Charles, 22, and Emilio Charleron, 23, attempting to confront the victim   Read More ...
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Lawyers for Delaware ask to delay prison siege hearing
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Lawyers Delaware has asked to delay a hearing in which they were to argue that a federal lawsuit filed against the state in a deadly prison siege. The Wilmington News Journal reports that lawyers for former Gov. Jack Markell asked a judge this week to postpone the hearing, which is scheduled for Monday. The letter seeking the postponement said lawyers are considering amending the complaint   Read More ...
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Two Delaware businesses are recognized for support of military and veterans
Two Delaware business have been recognized for their support of the military and veterans through their hiring practices and engagement in the community. During a ceremony Tuesday, the Warrior Friendly Business Plaque was dedicated to JP Morgan Chase in the large business category and Mission BBQ of Dover in the small business division. "We know that we can't do what we do without the help of the civilian community that employs our people," Delaware National Guard Colonel Joseph Bartel said during the ceremony at Governor John Carney's Wilmington office   Read More ...
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Delaware county rebrands itself to attract more tourists
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A marketing campaign to give a Delaware county a more distinct identity seems to be working. The News Journal reports that since the "Quaint Villages" branding effort began last year, Kent County has seen a $4.5 million windfall in tourism spending since Jan. 1. Tourism officials say the county is well on its way to reaching its $12   Read More ...
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Careless driving led to crash with horse and buggy
HARTLY, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say a woman drove her SUV into a horse-driven carriage. State Police said in a statement Monday that the crash occurred in Hartly, Delaware, which is west of Dover. The 51-year-old man who was driving the buggy went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The horse was uninjured. It had fled the scene but was located later on a nearby farm   Read More ...
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Victim shot with BB gun, jumped by 4 when he refuses suspects' demands during robbery in Dover
When a victim refused to turn over his property to four suspects who pulled a gun on him, the suspects began shooting him with what turned out to be a BB gun, then tackled him to the ground and physically assaulted him, Dover Police said Monday. According to authorities, the 28-year-old victim was jumped Saturday, November 11, 2017, around 7 p   Read More ...
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Wesley to open NCAA playoffs at home vs. RPI
Wesley's 13th-straight NCAA Tournament will begin at Miller Stadium, as the 13th-ranked Wolverines host Liberty League Champion RPI at Noon on Saturday in Dover. Wesley punched their ticket to the tournament by winning the New Jersey Athletic Conference in a clean sweep, ending with a victory over Christopher Newport on Saturday. The Wolverines have won their first-round game in each of the 12 years of their NCAA streak, but must contend with an 8-2 RPI team that claimed its conference title by winning their last five games of the year, including a 20-14 win at Union in the Dutchman Shoes Trophy Game   Read More ...
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Delaware Coastal Cleanup Nets 3.8 Tons Of Trash This Year
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Environmental officials say Delaware’s annual coastal cleanup netted almost 4 tons of trash from the state’s waterways and coastline this year. The cleanup effort involved almost 1,600 volunteers who picked up 3.8 tons of trash from 47 sites along 75 miles of shoreline stretching from Wilmington to Fenwick Island. Officials say about one-quarter of the trash consisted of recyclables — mostly aluminum cans, and glass and plastic beverage bottles   Read More ...
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Delaware coastal cleanup nets 3.8 tons of trash this year
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Environmental officials say Delaware's annual coastal cleanup netted almost 4 tons of trash from the state's waterways and coastline this year. The cleanup effort involved almost 1,600 volunteers who picked up 3.8 tons of trash from 47 sites along 75 miles of shoreline stretching from Wilmington to Fenwick Island. Officials say about one-quarter of the trash consisted of recyclables — mostly aluminum cans, and glass and plastic beverage bottles   Read More ...
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Attorney dispute raises questions about ethics oversight
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Superior Court judge has been asked to decide whether the public agency that oversees government ethics and the code of conduct for state officials has jurisdiction over employees of Delaware's court system. The judge is weighing a decision after hearing arguments this week in a case pitting a Hockessin lawyer against Delaware's Public Integrity Commission. Attorney Rich Abbott is challenging the commission's ruling last year that it had no jurisdiction to consider a complaint he filed against the head of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, an arm of the Supreme Court that investigates and prosecutes allegations of lawyer misconduct   Read More ...
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Dover Police charge 2 following traffic stop: 1 with a gun, the other a fugitive
Two men were arrested following a traffic stop in Dover Wednesday, one on drug and gun charges, the other for being a wanted fugitive, city authorities said Friday. According to Dover Police, officer from the Street Crimes Unit and Delaware Probation and Parole were in the 800 block of Paul Street at 3:35 p.m. on November 8, 2017, when they pulled over Godfrey Webb, 24, and his passenger Christian Cole, 23, for an alleged traffic violation   Read More ...
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Commission urged to reject Delmarva Power rate increase
DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials are urging Delaware's Public Service Commission to reject Delmarva Power's latest request to raise electricity rates. The Delaware Public Advocate and Public Service Commission staff is urging commission members to deny the rate increase at their meeting Thursday. Delmarva Power submitted a rate request in August seeking approval for an increase in electric base rates of $24   Read More ...
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Court nixes grandparents' visitation over parents' objection
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Supreme Court has reversed a judge's ruling allowing a couple supervised visits with their grandchildren, despite the objections of the children's parents. The court on Tuesday said that the Family Court ruling issued earlier this year amounted to an abuse of discretion. The Family Court acknowledged that the parents' objections to visitation by the grandparents were not unreasonable, given clear evidence of the grandparents' meddling in the children's lives and their hostility toward the parents   Read More ...
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Officials want almost $1M to renovate fire school bathrooms
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Officials are asking for almost $1 million to renovate the bathrooms at Delaware's state fire school. A capital budget request submitted Tuesday by the state fire prevention commission includes $859,000 to remodel the restrooms at the Kent County facility. Officials say the restrooms have been the same since the fire school's inception in 1964 and are not compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act   Read More ...
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Shots fired near large group in Dover-area Jazzy Jay's Soul Food Café parking lot
Authorities are investigating a shooting early Sunday at the Jazzy Jay's Soul Food Café outside Dover, Delaware State Police announced Monday. According to authorities, troopers were dispatched to the café at 5409 North DuPont Highway at 12:18 a.m. on November 5, 2017, for reports of a large group with shots fired in the area. A majority of the crowd had dispersed by the time police arrived, they said, but witnesses confirmed for authorities that shots had been head coming from the parking lot of the business, though no suspect information was available   Read More ...
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Suspect opens fire on moving vehicle in front of Dover's Delaware State University
A driver crashed into a traffic light in Dover Sunday when another vehicle's occupant opened fire as they drove down the road, city authorities announced Monday. According to Dover Police, a 29-year-old operator and 17-year-old passenger were driving southbound in the right lane of North DuPont Highway, near Delaware State University around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017, when the occupant of a vehicle traveling in the same direction in the center lane opened fire on the victims' vehicle   Read More ...
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Recent 'Best Small City' survey shows three Delaware cities love
WalletHub's recent survey ranked cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 based on 33 key livability indicators. Affordability, quality of life, education, health, economic growth and crime rates all played a part as Dover, Newark and Wilmington all made the list of just over 1,200 cities. "Affordability in tandem with economic health i think were the two things that really boosted a lot of places," said WalletHub's own Jill Gonzalez   Read More ...
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Man charged with PCP possession following traffic stop in Dover
A 36-year-old man was charged with PCP possession following a traffic stop in Dover Thursday night, authorities announced Friday. According to Dover Police, Lavarr Archer was stopped on November 2, 2017, at 11:34 p.m. while operating a black GMC Yukon in the area of North DuPont Highway and Kings Highway. A glass bottle was located during a search of the vehicle, which police said was found to contain 45 grams of PCP, a Tier V quantity   Read More ...
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Weinstein's ex-company wants sworn testimony from producer
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for the company co-founded by film mogul Harvey Weinstein told a judge Thursday they want to depose him in a lawsuit he filed seeking his employment file and emails. Weinstein says he needs the records from The Weinstein Co. Holdings to defend himself in potential civil and criminal cases, and to help the company respond to a civil rights investigation by New York's attorney general   Read More ...
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Weinstein's ex-company wants sworn testimony from producer
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Attorneys for the company co-founded by film mogul Harvey Weinstein told a judge Thursday they want to depose him in a lawsuit he filed seeking his employment file and emails. Weinstein says he needs the records from The Weinstein Co. Holdings to defend himself in potential civil and criminal cases, and to help the company respond to a civil rights investigation by New York's attorney general   Read More ...
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Dover Police announce 59 arrests in gang-focused blitz to stymie gun violence
Dover Police arrested 59 gang members at the end of September following a 7-week investigative initiative assisted by state and federal authorities. According to city authorities, Dover Police Chief Marvin Mailey and Mayor Robin Christiansen decided on May 26, 2017, that the gun violence issue needed to be addressed in the city, ad 23 had occurred within the year by that date, well ahead of the pace set by the previous year's total, when Dover would see a total of 40 shootings   Read More ...
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Delaware's top cops discuss bias, policing in communities of color
As the Delaware Federal Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights examines implicit bias and policing in communities of color, Delaware's police agencies are confident in their abilities to fight crime without bias. The top cops in Dover, Wilmington, New Castle County and the Delaware State Police all spoke before the commission to discuss their efforts and the work that lies ahead to ensure bias stays out of policing   Read More ...
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Judge assigned to handle cases stemming from prison riot
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A trial judge who previously served as U.S. Attorney for Delaware has been assigned to handle the cases of 18 inmates charged in a deadly prison riot and hostage-taking. Superior Court Judge William C. Carpenter Jr. was assigned the cases on Monday. Carpenter is no stranger to high-profile cases, having presided over the bench trial of former pediatrician Earl Bradley   Read More ...
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Judge assigned to handle cases stemming from prison riot
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A trial judge who previously served as U.S. Attorney for Delaware has been assigned to handle the cases of 18 inmates charged in a deadly prison riot and hostage-taking. Superior Court Judge William C. Carpenter Jr. was assigned the cases on Monday. Carpenter is no stranger to high-profile cases, having presided over the bench trial of former pediatrician Earl Bradley   Read More ...
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Dover Police charge man with selling heroin in local community
A 27-year-old man was charged by Dover Police Monday with selling heroin. According to authorities, they were investigating illegal drug sales in the 400 block of Charring Cross Drive and conducted a search of the residence of Trenton Holmes Jr., 27, who lives in the Village of Westover. Police said they discovered 702 bags of heroin in his residence, and he was arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession with intent to deliver heroin, drug paraphernalia, and violation of probation   Read More ...
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Company returns $1.5M to state after missing hiring goal
DOVER, Del. (AP) - A California company given millions of dollars in taxpayer dollars to build fuel cells in Delaware has returned $1.5 million to the state after failing to meet its job creation goal. The payment received this week from Bloom Energy is a fraction of the grant money it was offered in 2012 in exchange for promising to create 900 jobs in Delaware by this year   Read More ...
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Woman says she slipped on sandwich leftovers, sues store
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge says a woman who says she slipped on the remnants of a sandwich can continue her lawsuit against a popular convenience store chain. Lisa Donovan says she slipped and fell on "hoagie guts," or discarded sandwich pieces, in the parking lot of a Wawa store in 2014. Defense attorneys asked for summary judgment in their favor, arguing that Donovan had failed to identify a liability expert on the issue of whether the store was negligent   Read More ...
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Suspect tries to rob Dover store at knifepoint, pushes down 64-year-old woman when she refuses to turn over money
A dollar store employee was pushed to the ground and robbed of her cellphone when she refused to turn over money from the register to a knife-wielding robber, Dover Police announced Tuesday. According to authorities, a 64-year-old female employee at the Dollar Tree at 261 North DuPont Highway was attempting to usher out straggling customers around 8:57 p.m. so she could close the store   Read More ...
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Supreme Court overturns life sentence in child rape case
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Supreme Court has overturned the life sentence of a man who was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl. Eric Curry of Dover was arrested in November 2015 after the sister of his victim witnessed the crime. Curry was given a life term earlier this year after prosecutors asked a judge to declare him a habitual offender because of previous convictions for aggravated menacing and second-degree robbery   Read More ...
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Delaware man strikes 2 people with gun; fires gun
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police say a Delaware man struck two people in the head with a gun and then fired it. Delaware State News reports 23-year-old Khalil-Mahl T. Hanzer of Magnolia was arrested Tuesday in connection with the Sept. 1 assault at a Dover apartment complex. Delaware State Police spokesman Gary E. Fournier said Thursday that Hanzer was taken into custody while leaving that same complex   Read More ...
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Delaware indicts 18 inmates in deadly prison riot
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Eighteen inmates have been indicted in a deadly riot and hostage-taking at a Delaware prison. The Delaware Department of Justice announced the indictments Tuesday, charging 16 of the inmates with first-degree murder, assault and kidnapping. Two others are charged with kidnapping, riot and conspiracy. In February, inmates seized four hostages and took control of a building at the James T   Read More ...
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Delaware indicts 18 inmates in deadly prison riot
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware has indicted eighteen inmates in a deadly riot and hostage-taking at the state's maximum-security prison, most of them on murder charges. The Delaware Department of Justice announced the indictments Tuesday, charging 16 of the inmates with first-degree murder, assault and kidnapping. Two others are charged with kidnapping, riot and conspiracy. In February, inmates seized four hostages and took control of a building at the James T   Read More ...
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Delaware indicts 18 inmates in deadly prison riot
DOVER, Del. – Delaware has indicted eighteen inmates in a deadly riot and hostage-taking at the state's maximum-security prison, most of them on murder charges. The Delaware Department of Justice announced the indictments Tuesday, charging 16 of the inmates with first-degree murder, assault and kidnapping. Two others are charged with kidnapping, riot and conspiracy. In February, inmates seized four hostages and took control of a building at the James T   Read More ...
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Two hospitalized with gunshot wounds from Dover night club
An investigation is ongoing as two men suffer gunshot wounds at Allure night club. Officers responded to a call of shots fired at the Dover club early Sunday morning. The two victims had already gotten private transportation to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where they were in stable condition. Despite hundreds in attendance, no witnesses have come forward in the incident. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact Dover Police at 302   Read More ...
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