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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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Dover Police charge man with selling heroin in local community

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Dover Police charge man with selling heroin in local community


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Delaware health officials announce the first official flu cases of the 2017-18 season

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Delaware health officials announce the first official flu cases of the 2017-18 season


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Dover man charged with heroin possession following investigation

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Dover man charged with heroin possession following investigation


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The Las Vegas shooting will impact Dover Police's preparations for Firefly and other major events

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The Las Vegas shooting will impact Dover Police's preparations for Firefly and other major events


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Dover pair arrested on drug charges

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Dover: Daytona 500 winner, Newman, Dillon, Kahne out of NASCAR playoffs

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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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Milford nips Woodbridge in D-II football thriller
MILFORD – In a game filled with huge offensive plays, the biggest may have come from Milford offensive lineman Zyair Toledo. The sophomore fell on his team’s fumble at the Buccaneers 34 with just more than two minutes to play Saturday night. That allowed Milford to punt, hold Woodbridge for a final time and squeak out a 24-23 victory in the opening round of the DIAA Division II football playoffs at Briggs Stadium   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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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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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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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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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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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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Fire destroys historic house and barn in Townsend
Fire has destroyed an historic house and barn on Vandyke Greenspring Road in Townsend. The blaze at the Vandyke-Heath House was reported around 8:30 Thursday morning, November 2, 2017. Arriving units found both the house and barn fully engulfed in flames. A third alarm was called for manpower and water tankers, bringing fire crews not only from New Castle and Kent counties in Delaware, but also from Maryland   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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Delaware health officials announce the first official flu cases of the 2017-18 season
Delaware health officials on Thursday announced the first lab-confirmed flu cases for the 2017-2018 season. According to members of the Delaware Division of Public Health, six individuals were diagnosed in October, with three ultimately being hospitalized due to illness. A 66-year-old male and 81-year-old female from New Castle County were hospitalized, as was a 73-year-old woman from Kent County. Each had underlying health conditions   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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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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Dover man charged with heroin possession following investigation
A Dover man has been charged with heroin possession at the culmination of a drug investigation, city authorities announced Thursday. According to Dover Police, officers were conducting an investigation on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, along with members of Delaware Probation and Parole, when they made contact with Quaheem Hall, 29, of Dover, in the 200 block of South Saulsbury Road around 2:20 p   Read More ...
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Man found shot in apartment compex south of Dover
A shooting was reported in the Capitol Park development south of Dover Wednesday, Delaware State Police announced that morning. According to police, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Presidents Drive around 10 a.m. on October 11, 2017, where they discovered a man who had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital in unknown condition. An investigation is in its early stages, and anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit at 302   Read More ...
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The Las Vegas shooting will impact Dover Police's preparations for Firefly and other major events
The mass shooting in Las Vegas last week will factor into preparations for Firefly and other events in the city. "Those things get brought up in the media and how we can prepare for that, how can we prevent those things from happening and what can we do here to make sure our people are safe," said Master Corporal Mark Hoffman, the Public Information Officer at Dover Police   Read More ...
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St. Georges escapes with home win against Dover
A windy Saturday morning in Middletown, where the St. Georges Tech Hawks hosted the Dover High School Senators. The opening kickoff put Dover all the way up to the Hawk's 10-yard line, compliments of sophomore Gabriel Evans. Later in the first stanza, Hawks running back Brian Benson strikes around the corner for six. Kicker Mason Fitzgerald puts one up and St   Read More ...
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Dover pair arrested on drug charges
A Dover couple was arrested on drug charges. Police with the Street Crimes Unit and the Delaware Probation and Parole department were called to an apartment on the unit block of Par Haven Drive in Dover on Monday, October 2, 2017. A search of the residence allegedly turned up 21.4 grams of crack cocaine, 1.1 grams of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia   Read More ...
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Man, 24, arrested for shoplifting, dies while in Dover Police custody
A 24-year-old man taken into custody died while at the Dover Police holding facility, authorities announced Wednesday. According to Dover Police, John T. Manning III was taken into custody just after 11:30 a.m. on September 20, 2017, in connection to a shoplifting investigation at a Sam's Club at 1572 North DuPont Highway. At 2:03 p.m., Manning was found during a check of the holding cells unresponsive and not breathing, police said   Read More ...
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Traffic stop uncovers drug runner passing through Dover
A driver, who was stopped at the Dover Toll Plaza on State Route 1 for failing to heed the posted speed limit, was arrested on Tuesday after police found he was shuttling a significant amount of heroin inside. Delaware State Police notched the arrest of 37-year-old Vincent Clark, of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, on October 3, 2017, upon finding 11,115 bags of the controlled substance, totaling 77   Read More ...
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Dover Police charge 76-year-old man in convenience store robbery
A 76-year-old man was charged in connection to a convenience store robbery Saturday morning, Dover Police announced Tuesday. According to authorities, Roce Barlow was identified by detectives through surveillance footage, and was contacted during a loitering complaint in the downtown Dover area. He was arrested without incident and charged with first-degree robbery, then committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $10,000 secured bond   Read More ...
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Dover traffic stop leads to charges when K-9 officer alerts to drugs
A 27-year-old man is facing drug and weapons charges following a traffic stop in Dover, authorities announced Tuesday. According to authorities, Phillip Wooten was stopped by officers with Dover Police Street Crimes Unit and Delaware Probation and Parole in the area of Division and South West streets for an expired registration at 10:51 a.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017. During the stop, authorities said a K-9 unit detected during an "open air sniff" of the vehicle's exterior, and a search of the vehicle turned up 10   Read More ...
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Dover: Daytona 500 winner, Newman, Dillon, Kahne out of NASCAR playoffs
A group of NASCAR drivers reveal the tracks they believe provide themselves the biggest advantage during the playoffs. USA TODAY Sports. DOVER, Del. -- As has historically been the case, there were some surprises as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series reached its first playoff cutoff race, at Dover International Speedway on Sunday. A Jeffrey Earnhardt spin during pit stops led to a long red-flag cleanup during the opening stage and shuffled the restart order   Read More ...
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Airplane crashes into roadway in Dover
State police are investigating after a small plane overshot a runway in Dover. Police say the pilot of a 1971 Fixed Wing Single-Engine Cessna reported that the plane had overshot the runway at Chandelle Estates Airport located at 114 Kruser Boulevard just before 10:30 a.m. State troopers and DelDOT personnel responded to the scene and found the airplane in the middle of Bayside Drive between Silver Leaf Lane and White Oak Road   Read More ...
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Dover probationer driving while suspended with weed in the car also had gun at home
A 32-year-old active probationer was charged after being found in possession of a handgun, Dover Police announced Wednesday. Authorities said officers were assisting Delaware Probation and Parole officials with an administrative warrant on Tuesday afternoon when they pulled over Jerome Miller in the area of US 13 and State Street for driving while suspended. When officers discovered a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle, they executed an administrative warrant at Miller's house in the 400 block of Kent Avenue, where they discovered a   Read More ...
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Man tries to flee Dover Police on bike, is found with drugs and gun
A 44-year-old man stopped as part of a drug investigation attempted to flee from police on a bicycle but was ultimately apprehended and found with drugs and a handgun, Dover Police said Wednesday. According to authorities, officers attempted to stop 44-year-old Rodney Morris in the area of Fulton and New streets at 9:46 p.m.on Tuesday, September 27, 2017, but he fled on a bike   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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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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Arrest made in Dover connected to shooting victim that delivered himself to Kent General
Dover Police have made an arrest in connection with a Thursday morning shooting. 25-year old Jahmelle Taylor has been charged in the shooting of a 32 year old man in Dover. The victim drove himself to Kent General Hospital's emergency room. After a brief pursuit on foot Friday by Dover Police and a U.S. Marshal's task force, Taylor was arrested without incident   Read More ...
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Kent mother charged in baby's death lay on top of infant, police say
KENT, Ohio -- A Kent mother is charged with child endangering after her 3-month-old daughter died. Police were called to Samantha Knisley's Walter Street home shortly before 6 p.m. after she called to report that her daughter was not breathing, according to a statement from Kent police. A complaint filed in Portage County Municipal Court says that Knisley, 22, lay on top of the child   Read More ...
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Man shot twice in the stomach in Dover, drives self to hospital
A 32-year-old man drove himself to the hospital after being shot twice in the abdomen early Thursday morning, Dover Police announced that afternoon. According to authorities, officers were dispatched to the first block of North New Street at 3:42 a.m. for reports of shots fired, and were notified a short time later of the victim's arrival to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital under his own accord   Read More ...
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Dover airmen take flight to hurricane-weary Florida to coordinate relief efforts
A few good men, and Delawareans, have been flown out from Dover Air Force Base to Florida, in support of the Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief efforts. More than ten members of the Air Force Reserve's 512th Airlift Wing (AFRC) were deployed on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, where they would manage and coordinate the various resources needed to help victims recover from the once-powerful tropical cyclone   Read More ...
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Traffic stop uncovers prescription drugs, handgun in Dover
A 31-year-old man is facing drug and weapons charges following a vehicle stop in Dover, police announced Wednesday. According to Dover Police, Earl Marsh was stopped in the area of North DuPont Highway near Lepore Road at 2:15 a.m. on September 13, 2017, when officers observed him unable to remain in a single lane. Police said they discovered Marsh was wanted on warrants and had a suspended license, so they stopped him and, while removing him from the car, discovered a handgun and a variety of prescription pills inside the vehicle   Read More ...
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Smyrna man who shot up cars, fought police alongside family members out on bail
A man who allegedly shot a number of cars in Smyrna, led police on a pursuit, and physically fought with the arresting officers was released on bond, authorities announced Wednesday. According to Smyrna Police, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Barley Court at 2:13 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017, where they found a number of vehicles shot up, and a victim who reported fighting with one of the shooters, later identified as Calvin Boyd Jr   Read More ...
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Woman wanted in connection with fatal hit-and-run in Kent arrested in Colorado
Police say a woman will be extradited to Washington state from Colorado in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Kent over the weekend. The 20-year-old woman suspected of being the driver in the crash that killed D’maine Dugar, 29, was arrested in Glendale, Colo., on an unrelated crime Tuesday, according to the Kent Police Department. Dugar had been walking along the roadway near the 20800 block of 132 Street Southeast in Kent early Saturday when he was hit   Read More ...
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Dover Air Force staging active shooter exercise
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Officials at Dover Air Force Base are advising local residents of an active shooter exercise. Officials say that because of Tuesday's exercise, access to the base and facilities will be limited during the day. Officials say personnel can expect significant delays at the gates, but that access to base housing will not be affected. Military officials are partnering with Delaware State Police in the exercise, and multiple police vehicles will be responding to the base   Read More ...
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