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Accuser testifies at trial of man charged in multiple rapes

Sep. 17, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of multiple rapes told a jury Tuesday that she was surprised when he agreed to connect with her on an online dating site. "He was a UD baseball player, and I was surprised that...

Baseball player accused of serial rapes faces first trial

Sep. 16, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a former University of Delaware athlete accused of multiple rapes was enthralled after connecting with him on an online dating site and drove to his house intending to have sex with him, defense attorneys told jurors Monday. But...

Delaware St opens with 4 straight TDs, stings Lincoln 58-12

Sep. 14, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State scored touchdowns on its first four possessions and steamed past Division-II Lincoln 58-12 on Saturday. Tylick Bethea completed 16 of 28 passes for 181 yards with two TD passes to Kwannah Kollie for 23 and 6 yards. Freshman Jabari Blake threw one pass — a 25-yard...

Lance leads North Dakota State past Delaware 47-22

Sep. 14, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Redshirt freshman quarterback Trey Lance threw three touchdown passes and Kobe Johnson rushed for 101 yards and a score as North Dakota State, ranked No. 1 in the FCS coaches' poll, cruised past No. 18 Delaware 47-22 on Saturday. Lance completed 18 of 23 passes for 195 yards and has...

Biden's 'record player' just 1 of his vintage references

Sep. 14, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

Joe Biden's suggestion that parents leave a record player on to teach their babies better vocabulary was a head-scratching (needle-scratching?) moment in Thursday's debate. But it was hardly the first time the 76-year-old Biden has busted out a vintage reference that reveals his age and leaves some in the...

Delaware inmates sentenced in guard's killing during riot

Sep. 13, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Three convicted killers already serving life terms were sentenced Friday for their roles in a deadly riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison, bringing a close to a lengthy, costly and mostly failed prosecution. The self-proclaimed mastermind of the February 2017 riot, Dwayne...

Hurricane strands nearly 300-pound turtle on Delaware beach

Sep. 11, 2019 4:04 AM EDT

LEWES, Del. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian swept through New England over the weekend, forcing a higher than average number of animals ashore and stranding about six loggerhead sea turtles along a Delaware beach. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports only one of the turtles stranded at Lewes Beach was found alive....

Delaware probes 3 possible cases of vape-related lung issues

Sep. 10, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware health officials are investigating three possible cases of severe lung disease related to the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping. News outlets report the state health department is urging residents to stop vaping as cases of lung disease possibly linked to e-cigarettes...

WV pol charged after anger over racist signs turns physical

Sep. 9, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia lawmaker has been charged for kicking a door into a statehouse staffer and elbowing a delegate because he was mad about racist signs at the Capitol, authorities said. A criminal complaint filed Friday charges Democratic Del. Mike Caputo with misdemeanor battery for...

Man, woman arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

Sep. 8, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

SEAFORD, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say they have arrested a man and a woman on drug charges and seized heroin after stopping a car for a traffic violation. Delaware State Police said in a news release Sunday that the incident happened Friday evening when a trooper stopped a Ford Taurus in Seaford....