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Man who brought weapons to school sentenced to 5 years

Feb. 21, 2020 4:45 PM EST

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A Delaware man who brought a loaded gun and extra ammunition to a New Jersey elementary school was sentenced Friday to five years in state prison. Thomas Wilkie, 46, of Bear, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a weapon. He was charged after Westfield police responded last June...

Jury deliberates case for officer charged with manslaughter

Feb. 21, 2020 1:16 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Deliberations were expected to continue Friday in the trial of a Delaware officer charged with manslaughter in a deadly 5-car pileup. Frederick Pierce, a Dover police officer, decided not to testify Thursday, WBOC-TV reported. Lawyers on both sides of the case had acknowledged in court...

Darling stays hot, Delaware rolls past Northeastern 70-48

Feb. 20, 2020 9:57 PM EST

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Nate Darling hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points and Delaware romped past Northeastern 70-48 on Wednesday night to reach 20 wins for the eighth time in school history. Justyn Mutts added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Blue Hens (20-8, 10-5 Colonial Athletic Association), who...

Police: 3 shot, including 16-year-old, in Wilmington

Feb. 20, 2020 9:46 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say that a 16-year-old male is in critical condition after being shot. The News Journal reports that the shooting occurred late Wednesday afternoon in Wilmington. Two other men were also shot during the incident. They are a 19-year-old male and a 23-year-old...

Police: Man charged with 6th DUI after crash into yard

Feb. 20, 2020 9:33 AM EST

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say they've charged a man with his sixth DUI. Delaware State Police said in a statement Wednesday that they charged David L. Brower of Hockessin after he crashed his car. Police said he struck an embankment in the yard of a residence. Brower was taken to a...

FILE - This July 22, 2013, file photo shows one of the twenty-three original, Boy Scout-themed Norman Rockwell paintings during an exhibition at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces a barrage of new sex-abuse lawsuits. The filing Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Wilmington, Del., is an attempt to work out a potentially mammoth compensation plan for abuse victims that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Plaintiffs' attorneys take aim at Boy Scouts' `dark history'

Feb. 19, 2020 5:59 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Like millions of other Americans in the 1950s and '60s, Duane Ruth-Heffelbower spent his formative years learning to tie knots, build campfires and pitch tents with the Boy Scouts, whose wholesome, God-fearing reputation was burnished by Normal Rockwell's magazine-cover paintings of...

Delivery driver charged with raping teen he met along route

Feb. 19, 2020 9:57 AM EST

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — A package delivery driver in Delaware has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl who authorities said he met along his work route. Robert Peal, 27, of Townsend, was arrested Monday and charged with multiple counts each of third-degree rape and sexual solicitation of a child under...

Delaware State Police: 4 found dead in tent at homeless camp

Feb. 19, 2020 7:49 AM EST

STANTON, Del. (AP) — Four people were found dead at a homeless camp in Delaware on Tuesday, possibly from carbon monoxide poisoning linked to a heater discovered inside their tent, according to a family member and authorities. An autopsy will determine the four adults' causes of death, but no foul play was...

Trial continues for officer charged with manslaughter

Feb. 19, 2020 4:10 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Testimony is set to continue in the trial of a Delaware police officer charged with manslaughter in a deadly car crash. Jurors were to return to court Wednesday for the third day of trial in the prosecution of Dover police officer Frederick Pierce. Pierce was indicted last year on...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, photo, a statue stands outside the Boys Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces a barrage of new sex-abuse lawsuits. The filing Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Wilmington, Delaware, is an attempt to work out a potentially mammoth compensation plan for abuse victims that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy, urge victims to step forward

Feb. 18, 2020 7:28 PM EST

The Boy Scouts of America urged victims to come forward Tuesday as the historic, 110-year-old organization filed for bankruptcy protection in the first step toward creating a huge compensation fund for potentially thousands of men who were molested as youngsters decades ago by scoutmasters or other leaders. The...