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No felony conviction in ex-athlete's sexual assault trial

Feb. 22, 2020 3:13 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The second trial of a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women has ended with a jury convicting him of misdemeanor unlawful sexual contact. A jury on Friday declined to convict Clay Conaway on felony charges of attempted second-degree...

Darling stays hot, Delaware rolls past Northeastern 70-48

Feb. 20, 2020 9:57 PM EST

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Nate Darling hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points and Delaware romped past Northeastern 70-48 on Wednesday night to reach 20 wins for the eighth time in school history. Justyn Mutts added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Blue Hens (20-8, 10-5 Colonial Athletic Association), who...

FILE - This July 22, 2013, file photo shows one of the twenty-three original, Boy Scout-themed Norman Rockwell paintings during an exhibition at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces a barrage of new sex-abuse lawsuits. The filing Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Wilmington, Del., is an attempt to work out a potentially mammoth compensation plan for abuse victims that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Plaintiffs' attorneys take aim at Boy Scouts' `dark history'

Feb. 19, 2020 5:59 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Like millions of other Americans in the 1950s and '60s, Duane Ruth-Heffelbower spent his formative years learning to tie knots, build campfires and pitch tents with the Boy Scouts, whose wholesome, God-fearing reputation was burnished by Normal Rockwell's magazine-cover paintings of...

Delaware State Police: 4 found dead in tent at homeless camp

Feb. 19, 2020 7:49 AM EST

STANTON, Del. (AP) — Four people were found dead at a homeless camp in Delaware on Tuesday, possibly from carbon monoxide poisoning linked to a heater discovered inside their tent, according to a family member and authorities. An autopsy will determine the four adults' causes of death, but no foul play was...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, photo, a statue stands outside the Boys Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces a barrage of new sex-abuse lawsuits. The filing Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Wilmington, Delaware, is an attempt to work out a potentially mammoth compensation plan for abuse victims that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy, urge victims to step forward

Feb. 18, 2020 7:28 PM EST

The Boy Scouts of America urged victims to come forward Tuesday as the historic, 110-year-old organization filed for bankruptcy protection in the first step toward creating a huge compensation fund for potentially thousands of men who were molested as youngsters decades ago by scoutmasters or other leaders. The...

Bailey's FTs lift Bethune-Cookman over Delaware St. 71-70

Feb. 17, 2020 10:56 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Cletrell Pope scored 19 points with 12 rebounds and Isaiah Bailey added 16 points, including the winning free throw with 6 seconds left, and Bethune-Cookman beat Delaware State 71-70 on Monday night. Pinky Wiley put the Hornets up 70-69 with two from the line with 13 seconds to go, but...

Knight scores 33 as William & Mary halts Delaware win streak

Feb. 15, 2020 7:01 PM EST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Nathan Knight powered William & Mary with his NCAA-leading 21st double-double, scoring 33 points and grabbing 12 rebounds as the Tribe rallied after halftime to topple Delaware 81-77 on Saturday. The Blue Hens, had entered on a seven=game win streak, longest current streak in...

Florida A&M needs 2 OTs to get past Delaware State, 97-95

Feb. 15, 2020 6:02 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Nasir Core had a career-high 29 points off the bench and Florida A&M needed two overtime periods to get past Delaware State 97-95 on Saturday. Core scored 19 of his points in the second half and Rod Melton, Jr., who finished with 23 points, hit a 3-pointer with :37 left, then knocked...

Accuser testifies in ex-college athlete's sex assault trial

Feb. 15, 2020 1:08 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — One of six women to accuse a former University of Delaware baseball player of sexually assault has testified that he choked her as she tried to free herself. "It was like fighting a wild animal," the woman said during Clay Conaway’s second trial, The News Journal reported on...

Darling guides Delaware to 81-75 victory over Elon

Feb. 13, 2020 9:45 PM EST

ELON, N.C. (AP) — Nate Darling had 24 points and Delaware defeated Elon 81-75 on Thursday night, extending its winning streak to seven games. Darling made 9 of 16 shots from the floor for the Blue Hens (19-7, 9-4 Colonial Athletic Association), including 5 of 8 from 3-point range. Ryan Allen, Dylan Painter...