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2 Wilmington men plead guilty in botched robbery that left Newark man dead

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2 Wilmington men plead guilty in botched robbery that left Newark man dead


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Wilmington and its rank-and-file officers agree on new contract

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Wilmington and its rank-and-file officers agree on new contract


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Roof rescue accompanies firefight at another Wilmington 3-story apartment building

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Roof rescue accompanies firefight at another Wilmington 3-story apartment building


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State, looking to recreate Wilmington's success, launches Grow Delaware Fund for small businesses

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State, looking to recreate Wilmington's success, launches Grow Delaware Fund for small businesses


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Investigators probe cause of New Castle house fire that hospitalized 2

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Investigators probe cause of New Castle house fire that hospitalized 2


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Newark woman charged with punching victim in Kohls parking lot during road rage incident

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Newark woman charged with punching victim in Kohls parking lot during road rage incident


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Charges pending against 2 men after Wilmington gunfight
One man is hospitalized and another is in custody after a Thanksgiving Eve shootout in Wilmington. City police said officers patrolling in the area of 7th and West streets shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday saw the men firing at each other. One of the men was wounded in the upper body and is hospitalized at Christiana. Officers nabbed the other man in a nearby backyard--he was treated and released for a neck wound, and is in custody   Read More ...
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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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New Castle County Police ID man arrested following barricade situation in Newark area
Police on Wednesday released the name of the man arrested in connection to a barricade situation in the Newark-area Tuesday. "Initial reports by a local media outlet of an active shooter and officers exchanging gun fire with David P. Ashby during the incident were unfounded," said New Castle County in their release. Authorities identified the man they arrested for firing his gun off inside his home as 57-year-old David P   Read More ...
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Wilmington Police investigating shooting at the edge of downtown
Wilmington Police said they're investigating an incident which occurred just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. According to authorities, a shooting took place at West 7th and North Tatnall streets They did not say whether there were any victims. Police note that a suspect is being sought, but that the suspect may already be in custody. A perimeter has been set up and police urge civilians to avoid the area   Read More ...
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3 of 5 sentenced for Collins Park home invasion where they killed one victim, shot another in the legs
Three suspects who killed a 29-year-old man during a New Castle-area home invasion were sentenced for their role in the incident, Delaware Department of Justice officials announced Wednesday. According to the DOJ, Miguel Taylor, 26, Dameir Walker, 25, and Ziesha Watters, 26, all of Wilmington, were three of five individuals who broke into the garage of a home in the 300 block of Martin Drive, shot and killed Isaias Gonzalez and shot another man in the legs   Read More ...
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INTERACTIVE MAPS | Wilmington Jaycees' Christmas Parade, Thanksgiving Day MS Race routes, road closures
On Thanksgiving Day, 3,000 people will gather at Rodney Square to kick off the 39th annual Thanksgiving Day MS Run. On Thursday, November 23, 2017, the crowd will amass at 10th and Orange at Rodney Square for the 5K/10K marathon. The 54th annual Wilmington Jaycee's Christmas Parade will take place over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend as well. On Saturday, November 25, 2017--and for the 9th consecutive year--Jaycees are hosting the parade downtown in conjunction with Small Business Saturday   Read More ...
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A few photos from the 1968 riots and occupation of Wilmington
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook A few photos from the 1968 riots and occupation of Wilmington High school students flow up Market Street to attend a memorial service for Martin Luther King Jr. in Rodney Square in April 1968. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
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Suspected shooting in Wilmington actually happened in Chester
Wilmington Police were called to the corner of Delaware Avenue and North Broom Street for an alleged shooting Tuesday afternoon. When officials arrived on-scene on November 21, 2017, they found that the shooting hadn't occurred in Wilmington at all, but instead, happened across the state line in Chester, Pennsylvania. The victim of the shooting took a gunshot wound to his torso and was being taken to a local hospital in a private car, Wilmington Police said   Read More ...
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Suspect In Custody Following Police Standoff In New Castle County
NEWARK, Del. (CBS) — A suspect has been taken into custody following a police standoff in New Castle County on Tuesday afternoon. New Castle County police were called to a home on the unit block of Lawrence Avenue in Newark for a welfare check around 1 p.m. Tuesday. Police say when they arrived, a shot was fired and they immediately called for backup   Read More ...
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Man in custody after shots fired at police in Newark, Delaware
A man in now in police custody after shots were fired at officers from a home in Newark, Delaware Tuesday afternoon.   Read More ...
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New Castle County Police: Woman caught on video abusing children in her at home daycare
Angela Flewelling, owner of Primary Colors Family Daycare near St. Georges, has been charged with abusing children at her in-home daycare. New Castle County said video surveillance uncovered in their investigation showed Frewelling physically kicking and dragging children in her care. The 46-year-old's at home daycare was located on the block of Margaretta Drive. Agents from the Delaware Division of Family Services closed the daycare center and notified all of the parents of the children enrolled there   Read More ...
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Middletown Police release images of suspects' vehicles in shooting that caused crash into parked car, porch
On Monday, Middletown Police released more information--including images of the suspects' vehicles--in regards to a shooting which caused the victim to crash his own vehicle into a parked car, then a porch. On Saturday, November 18, 2017, around 3:30 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot multiple times while operating his 1993 Grand Marquis in the area of West Harvest Lane and Fields Way in Middletown Village, according to authorities   Read More ...
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Wilmington's police chief believes city is going in the 'right direction'
Months after he was recruited to become Wilmington's Police Chief, Robert Tracy Monday said law enforcement in the city is going in the right direction, and that there's more to policing than simply looking at the numbers. Tracy was officially sworn in Monday, November 20, 2017, by Mayor Mike Purzycki during a ceremony that also included promotions for several police officers and recognition of new K-9 officers on the force   Read More ...
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1 in custody following Newark-area barricade situation
Reports of an active shooter in the Newark area aren't true. "There's no active shooter," said New Castle County Police Master Corporal Mike Eckerd. No one was struck by a bullet, officers said. Kirkwood Highway remains closed in both directions between Meadowood Drive and Harmony Road with heavy police presence at the scene. A barricade situation is unfolding at a home on Lawrence Drive, where a crisis negotiation team and medics are in place   Read More ...
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T-bone wreck near New Castle chars two cars
Two drivers suffered only minor injuries following a crash on Route 13 near Hares Corner in which both of their cars were engulfed in flames. The wreck happened around 6:45 Tuesday morning, November 21, 2017 in the southbound lanes of Route 13 south of Route 273. One of the cars T-boned the other at the entrance to the Wawa. Both cars ended up tangled together and caught fire, but both drivers were able to escape before flames consumed the vehicles   Read More ...
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VIDEO | 1 in custody following Newark-area barricade situation
Reports of an active shooter in the Newark area aren't true. "There's no active shooter," said New Castle County Police Master Corporal Mike Eckerd. No one was struck by a bullet, officers said. Kirkwood Highway remains closed in both directions between Meadowood Drive and Harmony Road with heavy police presence at the scene. A barricade situation is unfolding at a home on Lawrence Drive, where a crisis negotiation team and medics are in place   Read More ...
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Man, shot killed in Wilmington's 30th murder of 2017
A man has been shot and killed in Wilmington. City police were called to West 3rd and North Franklin streets at 7:25 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017, after Shot Spotter detected gunfire. Upon arrival, officers said they found a 25-year-old man with unconscious and unresponsive. Police said he'd been shot in the neck. Officers at the scene conducted CPR on the victim, who died while en route via ambulance to Christiana Hospital   Read More ...
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Wilmington police working shooting with multiple victims
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Wilmington police working shooting with multiple victims Wilmington police are currently investigating a shooting with multiple victims. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   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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Middletown shooting is under investigation
A 24-year-old man has been shot at the intersection of West Harvest Lane and Fields Way in Middletown just after 3:30 P.M. The man was shot while operating a motor vehicle and in turn crashed into an unoccupied parked vehicle followed by residential porch. The victim has been taken to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition. No other injuries have been reported in connection with the shooting and resulting collisions   Read More ...
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Woman shot multiple times in Middletown, police searching for information
A woman was shot multiple times in Middletown Wednesday, city authorities announced Friday. According to Middletown Police, the woman was shot in the area of East Lake Street on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, around 11:30 p.m. The victim, a black female, was transported to an area hospital for treatment, and was released the next day. Authorities didn't release any information regarding a suspect, but said someone will face charges of first-degree assault and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony   Read More ...
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Police charge Wilmington man hanging around Brandywine High School in Concord Mall weed sale armed robbery
An 18-year-old Wilmington man was charged with the armed robbery of a man during a marijuana sale in the rear lot of a Talleyville mall, Delaware State Police. According to police, Riquan Mack agreed to sell a 22-year-old New Castle man marijuana, and they met in the rear parking lot of the Concord Mall at 4737 Concord Pike around 7:20 p   Read More ...
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Dark-clothed pedestrian killed near Bear, crossing against walk signal
A pedestrian lost her life on Thursday evening near Wilton, the victim of a dangerous choice to cross a busy highway. The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit determined that 67-year-old Rosa Martinez, of New Castle, had attempted to cross the westbound lanes of Pulaski Highway from the median, in the area of Wilton Boulevard, around 5:30 p.m., on November 16, 2017   Read More ...
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Wilmington City Council votes against gun offender registry
A registry to track gun offenders in Wilmington fails in city council. "The tail is wagging the dog in this city, and you have to look no further than the people in these chairs," Councilman Bob Williams taking his fellow council members to task for voting against the gun offender registry act. The gun offender registry would have required any gun offender living in Wilmington to check in with the police department every six months, with failure to register resulting in a fine of between $250 and $1,000   Read More ...
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Police ID August Claymont burglary suspect, ask for public's help locating him
In August, a man broke into a Claymont mall and committed a pair of burglaries. Now, police are hoping the public can help located who they identified as the suspect in the case. According to Delaware State Police, Keith B. Gibson, 37, broke into the Tri-State Mall at 333 Naamans Road. Gibson, who is currently homeless, has ties to New Castle and Chester, Pennsylvania, and uses a bicycle as his primary means of travel   Read More ...
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Cecil County wreck kills Wilmington man
A Wilmington man is dead after his car ran off a Cecil County road early Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The Cecil County Sheriff's Office says 28-year old Erasmo Tranquilino-Canteria was driving eastbound on Brewster Bridge Road in Elkton when the car left the roadway, hit an embankment and a tree. Deputies arriving at the scene just after midnight found the car back in the middle of the road   Read More ...
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Newark VP of financial services company gets 4 years for embezzling $6M over 6 years, 500 fraudulent transactions
The vice president of a financial services company was sentenced to four years in federal prison in an embezzlement case, officials with the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday. Roberta Czap, of Newark, admitted to embezzling over $6 million from her job and funneling the money into her own personal bank accounts. Federal prosecutors said the 67-year-old made 497 fraudulent ACH transactions between 2011 and 2017   Read More ...
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Freidly celebrates 30 years as Newark football public address announcer
One of the most familiar voices in the Newark area belongs to a face that many wouldn’t recognize on the street. That is until Mark Freidly says, “Hello.” Freidly just finished his 30th season as the public address announcer for football games at Newark High School. His distinguished voice has told generations of fans how far a run was, who made the tackle, or the name of the drum major leading the band   Read More ...
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Patients, staff prepare for closing of Westside Family Healthcare Middletown center
A nonprofit community health center which operates in one of Delaware's fastest-growing areas is closing its doors this month. Westside Family Healthcare's Middletown site was opened in 2012. Although it was Westside's smallest facility, it served 2,800 people during calendar year 2016. Uncertainty about federal and state funding as well as a five-year requirement for a new lease led to the decision, according to Westside Family Healthcare President and CEO Lolita Lopez   Read More ...
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Police in Delaware warn of hoax calls to Newark, Middletown day care centers
Police in Delaware issued warnings about hoax phone calls made to day care centers in which the caller tries to obtain personal information, claiming he's trying to identify a lost child. Delaware State Police and Newark Police said in a statement Tuesday that a man called two day care facilities in Newark and Middletown on Monday. Authorities say the calls came from a block number, and a man said he had found a lost child   Read More ...
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Buzz from the Hive: Newark football program improves on and off the field
Newark’s 20-12 win over St. Elizabeth on Thursday night to complete the 2017 football season might not have seemed like a big deal to most. But to a Yellowjacket team that has struggled all year, it was an emotional ending to a long season. “We celebrated a lot in the locker room after the game,” head coach Barry Zehnder said. “Players and coaches were dancing, laughing, and having a great time enjoying a great program   Read More ...
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Newark Police looking for man who dragged victim, drove off with his money during marijuana sale
Newark Police said Monday they were searching for a 19-year-old man who attempted to drive off with a teen's cash during a marijuana transaction and ended up dragging the teen alongside a moving vehicle. According to authorities, the 17-year-old victim met Kyle Mace, of Newark, at 11:45 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017, in the 700 block of Chrysler Avenue to conduct a marijuana transaction   Read More ...
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Rally for jobs draws hundreds of workers to Delaware City refinery
Eight years after a buyer reopened the Delaware City refinery, there are concerns that jobs could be in jeopardy again. This time, the issue is a complicated federal renewable fuels standard. Hundreds of refinery employees from several states joined industry leaders and elected officials Monday outside the refinery for a rally to highlight their concerns about the Renewable Fuel Standard. The requirement is years old and mandates that refineries demonstrate that they are blending renewable fuels into the gasoline supply   Read More ...
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Ohio man arrives at Newark hotel to meet internet liaison, is instead robbed
According to authorities, the victim, from Barnesville, arrived at the Embassy Suites at 654 South College Avenue and responded to a pre-arranged room at 6:18 p.m. on November 11, 2017, but was met at the door by the two suspects, who police identified as Kevin Bullock, 20, and Gerard Stanfield, 18, both of Baltimore. The men forced the victim into the room and removed an undisclosed amount of cash from his pockets by force, police said   Read More ...
Hockessin teen goes missing in Wilmington
A boy from Hockessin was announced as missing by Wilmington Police on Monday, a little more than twelve hours after he was last seen. Authorities asked for help from the media, and the public at large, with locating 16-year-old Alan Chi, of New Country Road, in Hockessin, following his curious disappearance on Sunday, November 12, 2017. According to police, Chi's mother dropped him off for choir practice at First Central Presbyterian Church, located at 1101 North Market Street, around 2:30 p   Read More ...
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fireplace ashes spark Newark-area house fire
Discarded fireplace ashes sparked a Newark-area house fire Sunday afternoon. The blaze was reported shortly after 12 p.m. on Hawthorne Avenue in Stafford, Delaware State Fire Marshal's investigators said. The ashes also touched off some items stored outside the garage, and the flames spread up to the roof. No one was hurt. damage to the two-story house is estimated at $35,000   Read More ...
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Programs announced for Wilmington youths throughout the fall and winter months
Nine locations in Wilmington will host recreational programs through April. Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and Department of Parks and Recreation Director Kevin F. Kelly, Sr., announced the free recreational, educational and cultural activities for youths aged 8-to-17. The programs will be at nine sites throughout the city, mostly at elementary and middle schools. Activities include tutoring, homework assistance, aerobics, basketball, tennis and board games among others   Read More ...
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2 Wilmington men plead guilty in botched robbery that left Newark man dead
Two Wilmington men pled guilty to killing a Newark man during a botched robbery attempt in March 2016, Delaware Department of Justice officials announced Thursday. According to the DOJ, Joseph Hunt, 33, and Durrion Morrison, 29, pled guilty to their roles in the death of Jason Hicks, 39, after setting him up to be robbed, as they'd previously conducted a drug transaction with him   Read More ...
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Wilmington man who got out of prison for assaulting girlfriend, then stabbed her to death with screwdriver gets life+41 years
A 50-year-old Wilmington man is going to prison for the rest of his life, plus 41 years, for the 2016 stabbing death of his girlfriend, the Delaware Department of Justice announced Thursday. According to the DOJ, In February 2016, Robert Smith stabbed Inga Coffee to death with a screwdriver in a relative's home in the 2300 block of Tatnall Street, then led police on a high-speed pursuit while driving the victim's car from Newark to Wilmington along I-95   Read More ...
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N.J. woman stabbed to death at Delaware apartment complex
A New Jersey woman has been stabbed to death at a northern Delaware apartment complex, authorities say. Anastasia Gear, 29, of Penns Grove was attacked in the parking lot of the Castlebrook Apartments in New Castle on Monday night, according to New Castle County Police. Authorities say they arrested Ricardo Mendez, 25, and have charged him with first-degree murder and other offenses in the case   Read More ...
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