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Man, woman killed in Delaware nursing home shooting

Jul. 20, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a shooting at a nursing home in Wilmington has left two people dead. Police say an 82-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman were pronounced dead at the scene Saturday afternoon at ManorCare of Wilmington. A handgun was recovered at the scene. Authorities...

Man dies after motorcycle strikes deer

Jul. 19, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a Pennsylvania man has died of injuries he suffered after his motorcycle struck a deer. Authorities say 52-year-old Michael Dunlap of Temple died Wednesday at Christiana Hospital. Investigators say Dunlap was riding a 1997 Harley Davidson on State Route 17...

Police: Delaware official drove drunk at double legal limit

Jul. 19, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Test results show a Delaware fire marshal had a blood-alcohol level double the legal limit when he was arrested for driving under the influence. Maryland State Police Sgt. Ivan Barkley says officers stopped 53-year-old James Jobes, Wilmington's fire marshal and deputy chief of fire...

Wilmington fire marshal charged with DUI

Jul. 16, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware fire marshal has been charged with driving under the influence after authorities say he was pulled over for speeding in Maryland. News outlets report 53-year-old James Jobes was stopped July 3 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. Jobes is the fire marshal and deputy chief of...

Yosemite landmarks to get names back after suit is settled

Jul. 15, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A company that lost its contract to run Yosemite National Park's hotels, restaurants and outdoor activities has settled a lawsuit with the National Park Service and the park's new concession operator over rights to the names of famous park landmarks, officials...

Top state environmental official defends deal with refinery

Jul. 14, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — State environmental secretary Shawn Garvin is defending a nearly $1 million settlement agreement that will resolve years of air quality violations at a Delaware City refinery. The settlement, announced last week by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, calls for...

Elevated levels of PFAS chemicals found near Delaware base

Jul. 14, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials say high levels of a worrisome class of manmade chemicals have been detected in four private wells near Dover Air Force Base. Officials said in a news release Sunday that they had been notified about the elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalykyl substances, or PFAS,...

Clinic to offer mental health, substance abuse treatment

Jul. 13, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A new clinic offering mental health and substance abuse treatment is set to open in Delaware. Delaware State News reports the Sussex County Bridge Clinic will open Monday in Georgetown. The clinic will offer screenings and referrals for treatment Monday through Friday. It is...

Delaware man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of teen

Jul. 13, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has pleaded guilty in the death of a teenage girl who was trying to break up a fight when she was shot two years ago. The News Journal reported Friday that 25-year-old Shyheim Warren of Wilmington pleaded guilty to manslaughter and a weapons charge in Tynesia Cephas's...

Delaware man faces numerous charges stemming from standoff

Jul. 13, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man who police say fired at them during a standoff stemming from a domestic violence incident has been charged with attempted murder. State police said in a news release Friday that 38-year-old Justin M. Topolski of Dover has been arraigned and was being held in lieu of a...