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Arrest made in Dover connected to shooting victim that delivered himself to Kent General

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Arrest made in Dover connected to shooting victim that delivered himself to Kent General


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Kent mother charged in baby's death lay on top of infant, police say

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Kent mother charged in baby's death lay on top of infant, police say


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Man shot twice in the stomach in Dover, drives self to hospital

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Man shot twice in the stomach in Dover, drives self to hospital


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Traffic stop uncovers prescription drugs, handgun in Dover

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Smyrna man who shot up cars, fought police alongside family members out on bail

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Smyrna man who shot up cars, fought police alongside family members out on bail


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Troopers seek men who burglarized Smyrna business

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Man pistol-whips 2, fires gun at party in Dover-area apartment complex

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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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Police ID wrong-way crash victim whose car burst into flames as Smyrna man
Authorities identified the 25-year-old Smyrna man who died when, as he was traveling into the oncoming traffic flow, his car left the roadway and struck a cement wall. According to Delaware State Police, Peter V. Bonsignore was the sole victim of the crash along State Route 1. He'd been traveling northbound in the southbound lanes when he crashed around 4 a   Read More ...
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Dreamers march to Gov. Carney's office in Dover, protesting end of DACA
Dozens of dreamers and supporters alike lined the streets of Dover to protest the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as they expressed a unison fear of deportation while marching to the office of Governor John Carney. The halt of the program was meant to put pressure on Congress to find a legislative solution, which Congresswoman Lisa Blunt-Rochester has already started working on   Read More ...
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VIDEO | Dover Police officer, who died from line-of-duty injury, memorialized
A Dover Police officer, who died from an injury he suffered in the line of duty, is being memorialized at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark. Cpl. Thomas Hannon, 42, died on September 1, 2017, from complications resulting from a leg injury he suffered while on the job in 2012. The 12-year veteran of the force joined the Dover Police Department in 2005, serving in the Patrol Unit, the Quality of Life Unit, and as a K9 officer for the Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit   Read More ...
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Wyclef Jean to serve as Grand Marshal for Dover's fall NASCAR race
Three-time Grammy winner Wyclef Jean will be the grand marshal of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover on October 1. Jean, who burst onto the music scene as a member of The Fugees, has been certified platinum six times. He's also collaborated on Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie", Whitney Houston's "My Love is Your Love", and Carlos Santana's "Maria, Maria   Read More ...
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Troopers seek men who burglarized Smyrna business
Men who broke into a Smyrna business more than a week ago are still at large, and police are asking for the public's help tracking them down. The suspects broke a window and got into Harris Manufacturing early in the morning of August 25th, Delaware State Police said. They don't appear to have stolen anything before they left. Anyone with information on the break-in can call Detective P   Read More ...
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Dover Police mourn the loss of an officer who died as a result of a line-of-duty injury
Dover Police were mourning the loss of one of their own Friday. In a statement released that afternoon, the Dover Police Department announced the death of Cpl. Thomas Hannon, 42, early on the morning of September 1, 2017, from complications resulting from a leg injury he suffered in the line of duty in 2012. Hannon 12-year veteran of the force, joining the department in 2005, and in that time, served in the Patrol Unit, Quality of Life Unit, and both in the TAC section of and as a K-9 officer for the Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit   Read More ...
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'Hamilton' costume designer, Akron native Paul Tazewell to speak at Kent State
KENT, Ohio -- Akron native and award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell will speak at Kent State University's E. Turner Stump Theatre on Monday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Tazewell has designed costumes for theater, dance, opera and film for more than 25 years. He designed costumes for "Hamilton" in 2015 and won a Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for his work   Read More ...
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Man pistol-whips 2, fires gun at party in Dover-area apartment complex
During a party at an apartment complex outside Dover, a suspect pistol-whipped two individuals then fired the gun, Delaware State Police said Friday. According to authorities, troopers and Dover Police officers were dispatched at 1:25 a.m. on September 1, 2017, to the Alder Park Apartments at 51 Webbs Lane for reports that shots had been fired in the K Building. Multiple vehicles and individuals were seen fleeing the area as police arrived, they said, and an investigation revealed two males began fighting in the living room of a residence during a party and, when a 20-year-old woman attempted to break up the fight, the suspect struck both her and a 20-year-old male in the forehead with a gun then discharged the weapon   Read More ...
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1 dead, 1 critical following hit-and-run involving horse-drawn carriage west of Dover
A man is dead and his wife in critical condition following a hit-and-run in southern Delaware Thursday night between an unknown vehicle and a horse-drawn carriage, Delaware State Police announced Friday. According to police, Ervin D. Miller, 55, of Hartly, and his wife were traveling in the carriage along Halltown Road around 8:05 p.m. on August 31, 2017, when an unknown make and model vehicle struck the carriage, ejecting both individuals   Read More ...
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Dover school can't operate until it complies with investigation into claims it's an unaccredited diploma mill
An investigation by the Department of Justice Consumer Protection Unit and a lack of response from the institution being investigated has led to a Superior Court judge holding Bright Rock Christian Academy in contempt. In 2016, the CPU began receiving complaints from former students of the school and its affiliates that potential employers or colleges were not accepting high school diplomas issued by the institution   Read More ...
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A B-2 stealth bomber flyover, and the Thunderbirds perform at Dover Air Force Base open house
A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, the "Spirit of California", flies over the Thunder Over Dover open house at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, August 26, 2017. The U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team perform in their F-16 Fighting Falcons at the end of the show, thrilling the crowd of nearly 30,000 visitors on the first day of the two-day open house   Read More ...
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Dover traffic stop leads to foot chase, charges in earlier 7-Eleven robbery
A 32-year-old man was charged in connection to a robbery that occurred earlier this month after he fled a traffic stop on foot and tried to throw a gun away during the pursuit, Dover Police said Monday. According to authorities, Marshall Rivers was pulled over in the 400 block of Old Court Street and fled the vehicle on foot when police made contact with him   Read More ...
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Dover-area thief hits same garage twice in one weekend, Delaware State Police say
Delaware State Police have arrested a man for repeatedly burglarizing a Dover-area garage. Troopers arrived at the 200 block of Rustic Lane on August 18 to find the garage window broken and assorted power tools and lawn equipment missing. The same residence was burglarized again two days later. This time, the suspect removed fishing gear in addition to more power tools and lawn equipment   Read More ...
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'Thunder Over Dover' air show brings USAFA Wings of Blue Parachute Team
Dover Air Force’s 70th Anniversary will be celebrated this weekend with a spectacular showcase that will illuminate the skies over the First State's capital as part of the '2017 Thunder Over Dover' event. Both Saturday’s and Sunday’s schedule will be packed with aerial demonstrations, including performances from the USAFA Wings of Blue Parachute Team who stopped by the Delaware 105.9 studio to discuss this weekend's event and what everyone can expect to see as part of their participation   Read More ...
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Route 1 shut down south of Milford after accident involving a chicken truck and small vehicle
An accident involving a chicken truck south of Milford closes Route 1. State police say the accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, and it also involved a small vehicle on the northbound side of the roadway near Slaughterneck Road. There are injuries in the accident, but the number and extent of them are currently unknown. The incident is still being investigated   Read More ...
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Maryland man charged while fleeing Dover bank robbery, tied to bank robberies in home state as well
A 34-year-old Riverdale, Maryland, man was charged with robbing a Dover bank Monday evening, according to city authorities. Dover Police said Micah Cosby entered the TD Bank at 758 North DuPont Highway at 5:07 p.m. on August 21, 2017, and handed a teller a note demanding cash. Cosby fled the area and, located by responding officers nearby, engaged police in a brief pursuit before he was taken into custody   Read More ...
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Pair charged after Dover traffic stop with ecstasy, marijuana, gun possession
Two individuals were charged after a traffic stop with guns and drug charges by Dover Police. Fatou Small, 37, and Ashley Bradley, 27, were pulled over in the area of Nimitz Road and Townsend Boulevard at 4:33 p.m. on , when police said Bradley admitted to concealing ecstasy and was found to be in possession of 14 doses. Small was found to be in possession of $1,211 in cash. The officers, accompanied by Delaware Probation and Parole officials, then conducted an administrative search of Small's residence in the 800 block of Bacon Avenue and discovered 497 doses of ecstasy, 432   Read More ...
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Police: Man hit woman in the mouth outside Purple Parrot
A Smyrna man was arrested early Monday for assaulting a woman outside the Purple Parrot Grill on Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth, police say. Police got a call March 6 just after midnight that a woman had been assaulted. Officers found that Jeffery A. Startt Jr., 33, who had been drinking, was in a verbal altercation with a 55-year-old woman and hit her in the mouth, lacerating her lip, according to police   Read More ...
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Carney nominates Kentco Resident Superior Court Judge for another term
Governor Carney has nominated Kent County's Resident Superior Court Judge for re-appointment to the position. Judge William Witham, Junior was nominated to serve another term as Kent County Resident Judge, a post he's held since his original appointment in 2005, Carney's office announced Saturday. The nomination is subject to approval by the state Senate.   Read More ...
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Traffic stop in Dover leads to gun, marijuana charges
A 24-year-old Magnolia man is facing drug and gun charges following a traffic stop during which the "strong odor of marijuana," led to a search of the car, Dover Police announced Friday. According to authorities, Randall Harris was stopped in the area of South Queen Street and Bark Lane at 4:02 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Police said Harris was discovered to be in possession of 3.9 grams of   Read More ...
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Man, 20, gets 30 years in prison for killing teen during Dover-area drug deal
A 20-year-old man will be incarcerated until he turns 50 following his conviction in the murder of a 19-year-old man during a Dover-area drug deal. According to Delaware Department of Justice officials, DaMier Harmon shot and killed Gary Adams in the Walker Woods neighborhood during a marijuana transaction. Harmon and Bruce Manlove attempted to rob Adams during the May 2015 deal, officials said, but when Adams fought back and a   Read More ...
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Dover man facing life in prison after gun charge conviction
A 24-year-old Dover man was convicted on a gun charge and could now be sentenced to life in prison because of previous felony convictions. According to Delaware Department of Justice officials, Shakir Swain was found in December 2015 during the execution of a search warrant at a residence in the 400 block of Barrister Place to be in possession of a .40 caliber handgun. He was out on bond when   Read More ...
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Man charged with robbing Dover bank after being found in same outfit in which he'd robbed bank
A 40-year-old man was charged with robbing a Dover bank Thursday, city authorities announced Friday. According to authorities, while donning a hat and sunglasses, Steven Smalls Jr. entered the PNC Bank at 3 Loockerman Plaza around noon on March 2, 2017, and presented a teller with a note explaining he was armed and wanted cash. Smalls allegedly had his hand in his pocket and conducted himself in a manner that   Read More ...
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HHGregg closing 88 stores nationwide, including three locations in Christiana, Wilmington, and Dover
On Thursday, electronics retailer HHGregg announced it would be closing 88 "underperforming" stores nationwide, including three Delaware locations. The Delaware locations facing closure are in Christiana, Dover, and Wilmington. The company, based in Indianapolis, is also closing three distribution centers, two of which are located in neighboring states at Brandywine, Maryland, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The third location is in Miami, Florida. The closures, expected to occur by mid-April, will result   Read More ...
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Oscar buzzed: Man with famous name charged with DUI near Dover
A man charged with DUI near Dover Wednesday night might cause some internet search-associated grief for a Hollywood star having an already rough week following the Oscars Best Picture flub. James E. Kimmel 50, of Minersville, Pennsylvania, was pulled over at about 11:20 p.m. on March 1, 2017, in Rodney Village near South Governors Avenue at Webbs Lane, when a Delaware State Police trooper said the vehicle behind a patrol   Read More ...
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Driver charged with DUI, drug possession after traffic stop
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police have charged a Pennsylvania man with driving under the influence of drugs after a traffic stop in Dover. The agency said in a news release that a patrol unit stopped a car late Wednesday that was driving without a headlight. Troopers say the odor of alcohol and marijuana was coming from the vehicle and it was searched. Authorities say 21.47 grams of marijuana   Read More ...
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Man, 50, charged with beating up 69-year-old Dover-area woman until she turned over money
A 50-year-old Smyrna man who broke into the home of a 69-year-old woman north of Dover and assaulted her after demanding money has been charged in connection to the incident, Delaware State Police said Wednesday. According to authorities, Ronald L. Keis forced his way into the victim's home, in the unit block of Hickory Dale Drive, around 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. After making his demands, he punched   Read More ...
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Dover boy facing heroin, marijuana, and loaded gun charges
A 16-year-old Dover boy was charged with possession of heroin, marijuana, and a loaded handgun, city authorities announced Wednesday. According to Dover Police, Tyrese Bailey was stopped at 10:50 a.m. on February 28, 2017, by city officers with the Street Crimes Unit and Delaware Probation and Parole officers in the area of Acorn Lane and Whiteoak Road. He was found to be in possession of 54 bags of heroin weighing   Read More ...
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Traffic stop leads to drug charges for Dover man previously shot by police
A 23-year-old Dover man is facing drug charges after city police said a traffic stop led to the discovery of heroin and crack. According to Dover Police, Terrence Fletcher was pulled over in the area of West Reed and South New streets on Monday, February 27, 2017, at 2:07 p.m. by a combined effort of Dover Police and members of the Delaware Probation and Parole. Fletcher was found to be   Read More ...
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Dover man, 18, charged with attempted murder in connection to early February shooting
An 18-year-old man was charged in connection to the shooting of a 42-year-old victim in Dover near the beginning of the month, city authorities announced Tuesday. According to Dover Police, Gregory Scott, of Dover, allegedly shot the victim in the unit block of South New Street at around 6:43 p.m. on February 7, 2017. The victim drove himself to the hospital and was treated for injuries to his torso. Scott   Read More ...
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