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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...

Beto O'Rourke says nothing in his past will hinder 2020 run

Mar. 18, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told supporters Sunday that he's never taken LSD and there's "nothing" he hasn't already revealed about his past that could come back to hurt his run for office. The former Texas congressman — who has become known for his...

National popular vote bill gets final approval in Delaware

Mar. 14, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Lawmakers have given final approval for Delaware to give its Electoral College presidential votes to whoever wins the national popular vote, not Delaware's vote. The House voted 24-17 on Thursday to join 11 other Democratic-leaning states in a popular-vote compact. If the Democratic...

Delaware doctor accused of trading opioids for sexual favors

Mar. 13, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware doctor is accused of prescribing opioids in exchange for sexual favors to a female patient who was undergoing treatment for long-term drug addiction. The News Journal of Wilmington reports Deputy Attorney General Zoe Plerhoples said during an administrative hearing Monday...

Delaware psychiatrist convicted of child sex loses license

Mar. 6, 2019 6:55 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware psychiatrist has lost his medical license after being accused of having sex with his patients, keeping unlicensed guns in his office and repeatedly prescribing drugs in a careless manner in the years since he sexually abused two girls. The News Journal of Wilmington reports...

Driver dies of crash injuries, hazing probe continues

Feb. 28, 2019 5:37 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a 23-year-old man has died of injuries from a crash that prompted campus officials to investigate alleged hazing at Delaware State University and suspend a campus fraternity. Police said Thursday that Marlon Jackson of Townsend has died. Jackson was driving a...

What started as death penalty case ends in 15-year sentence

Feb. 22, 2019 9:00 AM EST

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty in a case that prompted Delaware's Supreme Court to overturn a death penalty law in the state has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The News Journal reports 29-year-old Benjamin Rauf was sentenced Thursday in the 2015 drug-related killing of his former...

Police reviewing traffic stop in which officer drew gun

Feb. 21, 2019 9:09 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say they're reviewing a traffic stop in which a trooper is seen on cellphone video pulling a gun on the driver. Forty-year-old Mack Buckley of Lincoln captured the Feb. 14 encounter on video and posted it on Facebook. The trooper opened the car door after Buckley...