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Remains of 3 Marines killed in Afghanistan returned to US

Apr. 11, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The remains of three Marines killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan have been returned to the U.S., arriving Thursday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware; Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania, and Cpl. Robert A....

The Latest: Pentagon IDs 3 Marines killed in Afghanistan

Apr. 9, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the Taliban attack on U.S. service members in Afghanistan (all times local): 7:15 a.m. Wednesday The Pentagon has released the identities of three Marines killed in a roadside bombing of an American convoy in Afghanistan on Monday. They are Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks,...

Nanticoke Indian Tribe asks for town marker on tribe history

Apr. 8, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — The Nanticoke Indian Tribe has asked the Delaware town of Millsboro for a historical marker detailing the tribe's history and contributions to the town. Delaware State News reported Saturday that the Millsboro council unanimously approved the proposal for the state historical marker...

Delaware troopers cleared in shooting of paraplegic man

Apr. 1, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

HARBESON, Del. (AP) — Authorities say Delaware State Police officers were justified in fatally shooting a paraplegic man while trying to execute a search warrant at his home. In a report dated Friday, the attorney general's office said two troopers who shot 50-year-old Robert Knox last year acted...

Mom left note saying system failed to protect her and baby

Mar. 26, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

NEWPORT, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman who killed her toddler and herself rather than surrender custody left a note to judges, lawyers and her family accusing the system of failing to protect them from domestic abuse. The News Journal of Wilmington delved into this month's deaths of Laura Connell and her...

Teen lacrosse player benched because his head is too big

Mar. 20, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A high school lacrosse player in Delaware can't play in games because his head is too big. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that 15-year-old Billy Boyd's head measures 25 inches around. An average grown man's head is about 21 to 23 inches in circumference. Regulation helmets...

Delaware mayor says Irish slavery retweet was mistake

Mar. 19, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware mayor says it was an "innocent mistake" when he shared a post echoing white nationalist views on Twitter. The News Journal reports the office of Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki says the post was "inadvertently retweeted" over St. Patrick's Day weekend. The screenshot of a...

Biden's verbal slip about campaign draws Democrats' cheers

Mar. 17, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Did Joe Biden accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House? Or was it just another slip of the tongue by the former vice president with a reputation for veering off script? In a keynote speech at a dinner for the Delaware Democratic Party, Biden boasted Saturday that he has...

Mayo, Jeter spark Towson women to 1st NCAA appearance, 53-49

Mar. 16, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Nukiya Mayo scored 20 points, Kionna Jeter added 10 and each drained a clutch jump shot in the final minute as Towson rallied late to defeat Drexel 53-49 Saturday in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game, earning the program's first berth in the NCAA Tournament. Bailey...

Pilgrim's Pride shareholders can pursue Moy Park deal suit

Mar. 15, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit over poultry company Pilgrim's Pride's $1.3 billion acquisition of U.K. poultry producer Moy Park, which was a wholly owned subsidiary of Pilgrim's Pride's parent company. Friday's ruling means Pilgrim's Pride stockholders can...