Latest Delaware News

Judge questions secrecy in Chemours lawsuit against DuPont

May. 23, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has ordered the unsealing of a complaint filed by chemical manufacturer Chemours against the DuPont Co., which spun off Chemours in 2015, and chastised attorneys for the secrecy surrounding the dispute. Attorneys for Chemours filed the complaint under seal on May...

Inmate acquitted of guard's slaying in Delaware prison riot

May. 23, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — An inmate accused of leading a riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison during which a guard was killed and other staffers taken hostage was acquitted of all charges Thursday and will soon be freed. A jury deliberated about nine hours over two days before declaring Roman...

The Latest: Inmate's wife says she knew he'd be acquitted

May. 23, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the acquittal of an inmate accused of leading a fatal riot at Delaware's maximum security prison (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The wife of an inmate accused of leading a riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison during which a guard was killed and other staffers taken...

Jury acquits inmate accused of leading Delaware prison riot that left guard dead; charges included murder, kidnapping

May. 23, 2019 2:55 PM EDT
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jury acquits inmate accused of leading Delaware prison riot that left guard dead; charges included murder, kidnapping.

Jury set to deliberate in fatal Delaware prison riot

May. 21, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jury deliberations are set to begin in the trial of an inmate accused of leading a riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison during which a guard was killed and other staffers taken hostage. Jurors were scheduled to start deliberating the fate of Roman Shankaras on Wednesday...

In Pennsylvania, Trump touts 2020 chances, swipes at Biden

May. 21, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win a repeat victory in Pennsylvania in 2020 and took a fresh swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals, telling rallygoers that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the Senate. In...

Joe Biden chooses Philadelphia as campaign headquarters

May. 16, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

Former Vice President Joe Biden is choosing Philadelphia to base his 2020 presidential campaign, opting for his native Pennsylvania over the state of Delaware that sent him to the Senate for 36 years. The choice is both practical and symbolic for Biden. Philadelphia is convenient to his homes in Wilmington,...

Delaware AG investigating prison medical contractor

May. 14, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's attorney general is investigating the state's prison system medical contractor amid allegations that staffers were ordered to forge documents to falsely state that inmates were getting mental health treatment they never received. Officials confirmed the investigation this week...

Sam Adams' Boston Beer buys Dogfish Head for $300 million

May. 10, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

MILTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware-based craft beer company Dogfish Head Brewery is being acquired by the Boston-based brewer of Sam Adams beer in a $300 million cash and stock deal. The Boston Beer Company announced Thursday that it had entered into definitive agreements to acquire all of the equity interests...

Delaware doc accused of trading drugs for sex loses license

May. 10, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware has permanently revoked the license of a doctor accused of prescribing opioids in exchange for sexual favors from a female patient undergoing treatment for long-term drug addiction. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the state Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline...