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Murder suspect dies in Delaware prison medical unit

Jul. 05, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man who was charged with murder last month has died in prison, officials said Tuesday. Department of Correction officials said Michael A. Klein, 57, died at Sussex Correctional Institution on Monday. Authorities said Klein, who had a...

Kayakers spot body on shoreline of Saint Jones River

Jul. 04, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say a group of kayakers found a body on the shoreline of the Saint Jones River. The New Journal reports that Dover police said the kayakers spotted the body on Saturday and called to report it. Police responded to the area...

Another vessel joins Delaware's artificial reef system

Jul. 03, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A boat formerly used as a floating casino was recently sunk to the ocean floor off the coast of Delaware to become part of the state's artificial reef program. A Norfolk, Virginia-based marine contractor handled the sinking of the 180-foot-long Texas Star, the...

Former officer charged with tampering, lying after shooting

Jul. 01, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware police officer charged with evidence tampering and lying to investigators in connection with his shooting and wounding of a carjacking suspect has lost a bid to dismiss the case. A Superior Court judge on Friday refused to dismiss the indictment...

Delaware auditor dodges felony charges, guilty of misconduct

Jul. 01, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The jury in the corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness acquitted her on Friday of felony charges of theft and witness intimidation but found her guilty on three misdemeanor counts. Jurors deliberated for about four hours over two days before...

Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness acquitted on felony public corruption charges, found guilty of misdemeanor counts

Jul. 01, 2022 12:30 PM EDT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness acquitted on felony public corruption charges, found guilty of misdemeanor counts.

Delaware lawmakers wrap up this year's legislative session

Jun. 30, 2022 22:43 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers wrapped up the year’s legislative session with a flurry of action on secondary bills Thursday, after a successful push by majority Democrats to enact higher-profile measures tightening gun ownership laws and expanding abortion access. Gov....

Jury begins deliberations in state auditor corruption trial

Jun. 30, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jurors began deliberations Thursday in the criminal corruption trial of Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness after hearing closing arguments from attorneys. Jurors deliberated for about two hours Thursday and will reconvene Friday. McGuiness, a...

Judge nixes town mandate to bury or cremate fetal remains

Jun. 29, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Wednesday struck down a small town’s ordinance mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains. The ruling by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster came in a lawsuit filed by Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Jennings against the southern...

Defense rests in corruption trial of Delaware state auditor

Jun. 29, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness declined to testify Wednesday as the defense rested its case in her criminal corruption trial. “I am confident that my team has conveyed reasonable doubt, so no thank you, your honor,” McGuiness told Superior Court Judge...