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Police: Delaware man sexually assaulted teen at knifepoint

Aug. 21, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man is accused of sexually assaulting a teen girl at knifepoint. New Castle County police say a man called 911 last Thursday after the 17-year-old ran up to him and said she had been sexually assaulted. Investigators determined that the girl had accompanied 25-year-old...

Cocaine-using white woman sentenced in black student slaying

Aug. 21, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

BEAR, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to killing a man who was driving by her home. The News Journal reports that Cheryl Jennings's defense lawyer insisted she's innocent at Monday's sentencing. She blames her husband, Ralph, for shooting...

Low-number Delaware license plate auctioned for $410K

Aug. 21, 2018 7:56 AM EDT

REHOBOTH, Del. (AP) — Low-numbered Delaware license plates are in demand. Someone paid $410,000 for the plate bearing the number 20 when it went up for auction Sunday at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. John Wakefield, of Delaware Tag Traders, tells the Delaware News Journal the price exceeded...

Police: Man abducts estranged wife, kills self after chase

Aug. 17, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Police say a man abducted his estranged wife in Delaware, then killed himself after a chase in West Virginia. Delaware State police say troopers tried to check on a 28-year-old woman Thursday after her boyfriend reported a call for help. He believed her estranged husband, 26-year-old...

Delaware woman pleads guilty to fatally smothering grandson

Aug. 17, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A 53-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to fatally smothering her 3-year-old grandson with a washcloth. The Delaware State News reports that Angela M. Mossinger of Felton was sentenced Thursday to spend at least 15 years in prison for second-degree murder in the death of Rilan M. Everett....

Diocese: Delaware priest attacked at church out of hospital

Aug. 8, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — An elderly Catholic priest attacked at his Delaware church last week has been released from the hospital. Catholic Diocese of Wilmington spokesman Bob Krebs confirmed Wednesday by telephone that the Rev. William Graney was released and continues to recover. New Castle County police...

The Latest: Vegas shooting survivor says she lacks closure

Aug. 3, 2018 9:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the final report into the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people (all times local): 6 p.m. A survivor of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history says it was gun-wrenching that Las Vegas police didn't determine a motive for the rampage. Megan...

Investigators say John Glenn's remains not disrespected

Aug. 3, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A lengthy investigation by Air Force officials has concluded that the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn were not treated disrespectfully at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary before he was buried at Arlington National Cemetery last year. The Air Force launched a probe...

Officials: Delaware officer justified in using deadly force

Aug. 2, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Department of Justice says a police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man who had fired a gun at him. Investigators concluded in a report dated Wednesday that New Castle County police Officer Sean Sweeney-Jones acted reasonably in shooting 21-year-old Keith...

Diocese: Delaware priest beaten, doused with wine out of ICU

Aug. 2, 2018 7:55 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The elderly Catholic priest who was assaulted and doused in wine inside his church is out of the intensive care unit. News outlets report the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington released a statement Wednesday updating Rev. William Graney's condition. New Castle County police have charged...