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Delaware lawmakers eye trust fund for clean water projects

Jan. 21, 2020 4:43 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers are proposing to establish a state trust fund to coordinate and manage financial resources for clean water initiatives. Democratic Gov. John Carney signaled his support for the initiative Tuesday by announcing that he would propose $50 million in next year's capital...

Delaware officer convicted of misconduct as Maryland chief

Jan. 21, 2020 10:09 AM EST

CAMDEN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware police officer has been convicted of misdemeanor misconduct in office, reportedly after failing to properly document use of force reports involving a potential hire at his previous job running a Maryland police department. Camden Police Lt. Michael Petyo pleaded guilty to the...

Advocates for struggling college want more state funding

Jan. 19, 2020 1:22 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Advocates for a private college in Delaware that has already received millions of taxpayer dollars say the institution's request for another $3.2 million is urgently needed. Last week, both the Dover City Council and Kent County Levy Court passed resolutions urging the General Assembly...

Delaware temple welcomes massive statue of Hindu god

Jan. 19, 2020 12:04 PM EST

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware temple is now home to a statue of a Hindu god said to be the tallest in the country. Hundreds of people celebrated the arrival of the 25-foot granite statue of the Hindu god Hanuman Saturday morning at a temple in Hockessin, The News Journal reported. A welcome ceremony...

Delaware street renamed to honor slain trooper

Jan. 19, 2020 9:00 AM EST

GLASGOW, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police Cpl. Stephen Ballard loved Halloween. It was fitting, then, that on Oct. 31, officials voted to rename the road leading to Troop 2 in Glasgow from LaGrange Avenue to Cpl/1 Stephen J. Ballard Way. "I chuckled when I (heard) that," Ballard's widow, Louise...

Delaware animal shelter will receive dogs from Puerto Rico

Jan. 18, 2020 5:22 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware animal shelter is scheduled to receive several dozen dogs that have been evacuated from earthquake-ravaged Puerto Rico. A group of rescue organizations are partnering to fly more than 110 at-risk shelter pets from Puerto Rico to Delaware, New Jersey and Florida, the...

Cushing's 3-pointer lifts Delaware over Elon 79-78

Jan. 18, 2020 4:42 PM EST

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Reserve Jacob Cushing sank a 3-pointer with 2 seconds remaining and Delaware slipped past Elon 79-78 on Saturday. The Blue Hens and Phoenix played the whole second half within four points of each other and after Marcus Sheffield II made 1 of 2 free throws with 17 seconds remaining Elon...

Community workday planned to get new shelter open

Jan. 18, 2020 4:14 PM EST

LEWES, Del. (AP) — A community workday is planned to help make sure a new homeless shelter opens in a Delaware community that lacked one. The Delaware State News reports donations can be dropped off and prospective volunteers can register Monday at the former State Police building in Lewes that's being...

Delaware man gets life sentence for murder

Jan. 18, 2020 3:11 PM EST

BRIDGEVILLE, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison in a fatal 2018 shooting. The Delaware Department of Justice announced McArthur Risper's sentence Friday. The 30-year-old from Bridgeville was convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy and a firearms charge in...

Delaware police union wants negotiations over body cameras

Jan. 18, 2020 3:04 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Long-proposed plans to outfit police in Delaware's largest city with body cameras may now hinge on negotiations with Wilmington's police union later this year. The union that represents Wilmington officers has told the mayor's administration any disciplinary procedures or...