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US, South African farmers cry fowl over Trump metal tariffs

Oct. 16, 2018 10:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Which came first, the chicken or the trade war? Well before President Donald Trump began slapping tariffs on steel, aluminum and other imported goods, there was a deal with South Africa that gave U.S. chicken producers duty-free access to a market that had effectively been shut to them...

Police seek man who threatened woman with hammer

Oct. 16, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

STANTON, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware are looking for a man who allegedly threatened a woman with a hammer for refusing to speak with him. Delaware State Police say the unidentified man followed a 31-year-old woman around the aisles at a store, prompting her to leave out of discomfort. They say he then...

100 cats airlifted from shelters hit by Hurricane Michael

Oct. 15, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

About 100 cats and kittens were airlifted out of Florida to Delaware on Monday, an effort to make room in shelters for animals displaced by Hurricane Michael. The Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals teamed up with the Jacksonville Humane Society to relocate the cats to shelters in...

Trial set for Delaware police chief in parking lot crash

Oct. 15, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware police chief accused of hitting another vehicle in the police department's parking lot and trying to cover it up is facing a January trial. A judge held a final case review Monday for Newport Police Chief Michael Capriglione, who is accused of striking another vehicle with his...

Kehoe throws 3 TD passes, leads Delaware over Elon 28-16

Oct. 13, 2018 7:41 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Pat Kehoe threw three touchdown passes to help Delaware beat Elon 28-16 on Saturday. Kani Kane ran for 124 yards and a touchdown for Delaware (4-2, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association). Charles Scarff had a pair of touchdown receptions and Vinny Papale had one. Jaylan Thomas had a...

Newton airs it out in Howard's 55-13 win over Delaware St.

Oct. 13, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Caylin Newton threw for 313 yards and five touchdowns and Howard smashed Delaware State 55-13 on Saturday. Newton only completed 10 of 24 passes, but three first quarter touchdown passes to Jordan Aley, and two to Jequez Ezzard for 20-, 78- and 47-yards respectively, were all Howard...

Jury selection complete in fatal prison riot prosecution

Oct. 12, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Jury selection is complete in the trial of four Delaware inmates charged with murder, kidnapping and other crimes following a fatal prison riot. With the process of picking jurors completed Thursday, opening statements and initial testimony are slated for Oct. 22. The four...

Sentencings near for former Wilmington Trust executives

Oct. 10, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Four former executives for the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program are facing potential prison sentences ranging from 7 to 11 years. Former Wilmington Trust president Robert Harra Jr., chief credit officer William North,...

Elliott uses Dover win to earn berth in next playoff round

Oct. 7, 2018 7:38 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott had been burdened by lofty expectations that come as the son of a Hall of Fame driver and the replacement of a four-time NASCAR champion. As the close calls and frustrating finishes mounted, and wins eluded him, the 22-year-old Elliott could feel the pressure tighten each...

The Latest: Elliott wins NASCAR playoff race at Dover

Oct. 7, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway (all times local): ___ 5:48 p.m. Chase Elliott pulled away in overtime and earned an automatic berth into the next round of NASCAR playoffs with a win Sunday at Dover International Speedway. Elliott was the surprise winner in...