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Restaurant name leaves bad taste with Delaware officials

Apr. 24, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials won't allow popular Colorado-based restaurant chain Illegal Pete's to convert to a Delaware limited liability company because the company's name has "a negative connotation," according to a federal lawsuit filed this week. But state Division of Corporations records...

Firefighters honor Marine killed in Afghanistan

Apr. 22, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Firefighters in three states are honoring a U.S. Marine and firefighter who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. A police-escorted funeral procession carrying the remains of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman left Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Monday. It travelled through New...

Twin River Holdings earned $71M profit in 2018

Apr. 22, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — The parent company of Rhode Island's two casinos earned a $71 million profit in 2018, up nearly 60% from two years earlier. That's according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and reviewed by WPRI-TV . Twin River Worldwide Holdings became a publicly...

Police: Former pastor gets 4 years in prison for child porn

Apr. 19, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Police say a former pastor at a church in Maryland has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. The Daily Times of Salisbury reported Thursday that the police investigation into Cesar Rios-Martinez began in April 2018. At the time, he...

Remains of 3 Marines killed in Afghanistan returned to US

Apr. 11, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The remains of three Marines killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan have been returned to the U.S., arriving Thursday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Staff Sgt. Christopher K.A. Slutman, 43, of Newark, Delaware; Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, Pennsylvania, and Cpl. Robert A....

The Latest: Pentagon IDs 3 Marines killed in Afghanistan

Apr. 9, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the Taliban attack on U.S. service members in Afghanistan (all times local): 7:15 a.m. Wednesday The Pentagon has released the identities of three Marines killed in a roadside bombing of an American convoy in Afghanistan on Monday. They are Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks,...

Subpoena enforcement on hold in abandoned-property fight

Apr. 8, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A judge on Monday rejected a request by state officials to rule on the validity of an unprecedented subpoena they issued seeking records from a company challenging the constitutionality of Delaware's unclaimed-property laws. After a hearing, Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights III...

Nanticoke Indian Tribe asks for town marker on tribe history

Apr. 8, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — The Nanticoke Indian Tribe has asked the Delaware town of Millsboro for a historical marker detailing the tribe's history and contributions to the town. Delaware State News reported Saturday that the Millsboro council unanimously approved the proposal for the state historical marker...

Deal could move crude oil capacity to the Delaware Basin

Apr. 6, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A deal between oil companies and a Texas firm could move almost a million barrels per day of crude oil capacity to the Delaware Basin in New Mexico and Texas. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports the deal will support a planned expansion of Oryx's Permian Basin system to 900,000 barrels...

Delaware troopers cleared in shooting of paraplegic man

Apr. 1, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

HARBESON, Del. (AP) — Authorities say Delaware State Police officers were justified in fatally shooting a paraplegic man while trying to execute a search warrant at his home. In a report dated Friday, the attorney general's office said two troopers who shot 50-year-old Robert Knox last year acted...