Latest Delaware News

Man gets life in prison in fatal stabbing of estranged wife

Oct. 31, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A man who admitted to fatally stabbing a his estranged wife in Delaware was sentenced to life in prison. Carlos Ferrer-Vasquez was sentenced Friday in the 2019 killing of Dimary Vasquez-Rolon at an apartment complex south of Wilmington, the News Journal of Wilmington reported....

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about coronavirus at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Delaware residents have their first opportunity in the four-decade political career of home-state favorite Joe Biden to vote for him as a presidential candidate in a general election. Tuesday's balloting also includes Republican challenges to two of the three members of Delaware's all-Democrat congressional delegation and to incumbent Democratic Gov. John Carney. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

AP News Guide: Election Day 2020 in Delaware

Oct. 31, 2020 10:50 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — This year’s general election in Delaware is like none ever seen in the state before. Tens of thousands of Delawareans have taken advantage of a universal voting-by-mail law authorized under emergency powers invoked by the Democrat-controlled legislature because of the coronavirus....

Delaware school serves more than a million meals in pandemic

Oct. 31, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — From the outside, it looks like an ordinary school. But a step inside the Tarbiyah School reveals an operation that’s anything but. The small Islamic school has served 1.3 million meals since March. Serving from 5,000 to 7,000 meals a day, that’s more than even...

Delaware residents charged with illegal gathering amid COVID

Oct. 30, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Police in the city that is host to Delaware’s largest university have raided several parties and charged more than 60 people with violating a coronavirus ordinance on unlawful gatherings. The charges were filed after Newark police responded to loud music complaints at three...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2020, file photo, an election worker sorts vote-by-mail ballots at the Miami-Dade County Board of Elections, in Doral, Fla. On Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that 23% of mail-in ballots have been rejected for missing signatures in Florida’s Miami-Dade County. The correct number is about 0.5%. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 30, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Biden tax plan would not raise taxes on majority of Americans CLAIM: By...

Coast Guard still searching for Delaware oil spill's culprit

Oct. 29, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says the person or people who are behind an oil spill in Delaware will face a cleanup bill if they're ever identified. The Delaware State News reported Wednesday the Coast Guard is utilizing the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to pay for cleanup costs, which continue...

Maryland man found guilty in 2017 workplace shooting deaths

Oct. 29, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man who showed up for work at a countertop company three years ago and shot five of his co-workers, killing three, has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder and other charges. The Harford County jury of nine women and three men took about three and a half...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with Mildred Madison, 94, right, on a

The Latest: Winfrey boosts Biden at get-out-the-vote event

Oct. 28, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Joe Biden is getting a boost from Oprah Winfrey in the final days of the presidential campaign. The Democratic nominee made a surprise appearance Wednesday on a virtual get-out-the-vote event hosted by Winfrey that...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual public health briefing at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pandemic politics: Biden shuns 'false promises' of fast fix

Oct. 28, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Focused firmly on COVID-19, Joe Biden vowed Wednesday not to campaign in the election homestretch “on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch.” President Donald Trump, under attack for his handling of the worst health crisis in...

Delaware authorities clarify stance on voter intimidation

Oct. 28, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware attorney general’s office has backed away from a suggestion that anyone handing out literature at polling places that accurately cites state law regarding voter fraud could be charged with voter intimidation and has confirmed that Delawareans are not prohibited by...