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No bad (hair) days at middle school's salon

Jan. 28, 2023 09:02 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Tucked away in the back of a small gym at Central Middle School, there is some magic happening. It is a spot where students can gain self-confidence by getting free haircuts from volunteer barbers and hairstylists each Monday. The roots for the...

Carney proposes operating budget increase of more than 7%

Jan. 26, 2023 11:52 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is proposing to boost Delaware’s government operating budget by more than 7% over the current year’s budget, with hundreds of millions of dollars in new spending for state employee pay raises, health care and affordable housing. ...

Aircraft moves to Dover for Polytech training program

Dec. 18, 2022 09:05 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The last leg of the journey was indeed a challenging one. First, a crane hoisted the 13,000-pound aircraft over two 10-foot high fences at Dover Air Force Base. The Westwind 1124 was raised up about 25 to 30 feet at one point to clear light poles...

3 frat members acquitted of hazing, others agreed to service

Dec. 16, 2022 15:26 PM EST

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Three fraternity members at the University of New Hampshire have been acquitted of hazing charges stemming from an event in April that resulted in dozens of student arrests. The three were acquitted by a district court judge in Dover earlier this week, who said...

Driver dies in multi-vehicle crash on New Hampshire highway

Dec. 13, 2022 07:16 AM EST

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The driver of a car died in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and another car on Route 16 in Dover, New Hampshire State Police said. The southbound tractor-trailer went off the road, over a guardrail and into the northbound lane on Monday afternoon, police...

Wade's 21 help Longwood beat Delaware State 75-49

Dec. 03, 2022 19:06 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — DeShaun Wade had 21 points in Longwood's 75-49 win over Delaware State on Saturday. Wade had six rebounds for the Lancers (5-4). Jesper Granlund scored 12 points while going 5 of 8 (2 for 4 from distance), and added six rebounds. Michael Christmas shot 3 of 4...

Appeals panel rules in favor of former Delaware inmate

Nov. 28, 2022 19:10 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has ruled in favor of a former Delaware prison inmate who claimed he was deprived of his constitutional rights by being placed into solitary confinement for a long period despite his mental illness. A three-judge panel ruled Monday...

Arbitrator will referee Dr. J's suit against brand developer

Nov. 28, 2022 17:00 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Monday halted a lawsuit filed by basketball legend Julius Erving against a brand-development and marketing company, ruling that the dispute must go to arbitration. The lawsuit by the Hall of Fame player known as “Dr. J” stems from a 2016...

2 pairs of sisters meet for the first time

Nov. 27, 2022 09:07 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Forty-five-year-old twins Shannon Dasch and Shawna Wanner were wary when they received Facebook messages from Samantha Riddle in early 2021. “She asked if our father’s name was Paul Riddle, who passed away in December ’96,” Dasch said. “She knew we were...

Campbell ends 4-game skid, beats Delaware State 34-7

Nov. 19, 2022 18:20 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Hajj-Malik Williams threw for 211 yards and a touchdown and Campbell beat Delaware State 34-7 on Saturday. Campbell (5-6, 2-3 Big South Conference) snapped a four-game losing streak while Delaware State (5-6, 2-3) ends its season losing four of its last five. ...