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Ex-Delaware teacher gets 12 years for child sex crimes

Jun. 19, 2018 9:15 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware teacher accused of seeking sex with a child has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. The News Journal of Wilmington reports 38-year-old Joshua Rutherford was sentenced Tuesday. Court records say the former Smyrna High School track coach answered an ad seeking "family...

The Latest: Trump taunts SC Rep. Sanford in GOP meeting

Jun. 19, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times EDT): 7:05 p.m. President Donald Trump worked in a verbal jab at Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican from South Carolina, as he spoke to House Republicans Tuesday evening on Capitol Hill. "I want to congratulate Mark on a great race," Trump...

Domino's on streets, not for pizzas but to fix potholes

Jun. 12, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — The saying goes that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but what if the road was paved with pizza? News outlets report national delivery-based pizza chain Domino's is aiming to make commutes around the country a little less hellish, by helping to repair potholes. The...

Delaware man fined $1.2M for withholding tax contributions

Jun. 11, 2018 8:29 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware business owner who pleaded guilty in March to withholding employee tax contributions has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. News outlets cite a Monday announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice that says 55-year-old Jeffrey Minner also was ordered to pay $1.2...

Waffle House in Delaware closed for rodent infestation

Jun. 7, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Another Delaware eatery has been shut down within a week because of a rodent infestation. News outlets report a health inspector found mouse droppings, expired milk and mold in the ice machine at a Waffle House in Smyrna, resulting in its immediate closure Tuesday. Last Thursday, a...

500-year-old Columbus letter returned to Spain from Delaware

Jun. 7, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A 500-year-old copy of a letter from Christopher Columbus describing his exploits in the Americas has been returned to Spain from Delaware. WDEL-FM cites a release from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that says the 1493 letter was stolen from the National Library of Catalonia...

Place your bets: Delaware takes sports wagers, others close

Jun. 5, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The market for legal sports gambling in the United States widened significantly on Tuesday with expanded betting in Delaware, putting legal wagering within driving distance of three major East Coast cities less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to...

Delaware casinos to begin sports betting next week

May. 31, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware will begin full-scale sports betting next week, wasting no time after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes. Full-scale sports betting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Delaware's three casinos, officials said Thursday. The...

Woman gives birth to surprise baby outside Delaware hotel

May. 30, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) — A wild Memorial Day weekend had a happy ending in this beach town after a 19-year-old who apparently didn't know she was pregnant gave birth outside a hotel. Dewey Beach Police Sgt. Cliff Dempsey tells the News Journal that he got the call about a woman about to ride her bicycle...

CBS controlling shareholder fires back over board vote

May. 29, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — CBS Corp.'s controlling shareholder fired back Tuesday over a board attempt to dilute the shareholder's stock voting power, the latest move in an escalating legal battle for control of the media company. In complaint filed in Delaware's Chancery Court, National Amusements Inc. argues...