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Fire company member killed in collision at crash site

Apr. 10, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) — A Delaware town's voluntary fire company says one of its members, a 56-year-old woman, was struck and killed by a department truck at the scene of an earlier crash. Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company member Laura Madara was standing behind the...

'Star Wars,' adoption and love brought this couple together

Apr. 10, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Tray Nichols was a family man without a family. His friends always said how kind he was and how he would make a great father. But it just never worked out for him in the traditional way. “I was a 47-year-old bachelor, for the...

Gun rights advocates sue lawmakers over virtual meetings

Apr. 09, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gun rights advocates have filed a federal lawsuit challenging continued virtual meetings of the Delaware General Assembly after Democrats rammed two controversial gun-control bills through the state Senate. The lawsuit was filed Friday against...

University expels fraternity over student's hazing death

Apr. 09, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio on Friday expelled a fraternity where a student died last month after consuming an excessive amount of alcohol during a hazing event. Bowling Green State University in a statement said the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter would...

Swept into river near dam, teen and would-be rescuer die

Mar. 31, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A fishing outing near an Ohio dam ended with the deaths of a high school student who fell into the river and a man who tried to rescue him, authorities said. Two other teenagers were hospitalized. The three teens were part of a larger group who...

'Major' pain: Biden's dog involved in 2nd biting incident

Mar. 30, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's younger dog Major this week was involved in his second biting incident of the month, the White House said Tuesday. The dog "nipped someone while on a walk" on Monday, said Michael LaRosa, press secretary to first lady Jill Biden,...

Biden's dogs back at White House after ruff start

Mar. 24, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's dogs — Champ and Major — are roaming the White House again, after having been sent to Delaware when Major, the younger dog, injured a Secret Service agent. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at the Wednesday briefing...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Feb. 24, 2021 09:04 AM EST

Erie Times-News. Feb. 17, 2021. Editorial: Pennsylvania must stop killing the Chesapeake Bay State Sen. Gene Yaw of Williamsport is correct. The pandemic-induced economic downturn and resulting $5 billion state budget deficit make it highly unlikely...

Ohio's 2 veterans homes remain closed to new admissions

Feb. 17, 2021 09:27 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Although many nursing homes continue to accept new residents, Ohio's two homes for veterans still aren't accepting additional patients nearly a year after the coronavirus pandemic first hit the state. The waiting list for the veterans home in...

Ohio teacher sentenced to prison for having sex with student

Feb. 05, 2021 05:51 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge sentenced a former central Ohio teacher to 4 years in prison for having sex with a 13-year-old student. The judge in Franklin County on Thursday also told Brooke Wright, 40, she could be released after 12 months for good behavior and will...