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Man who tried to breach FBI office killed after standoff

Aug. 11, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — An armed man clad in body armor who tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati office on Thursday was shot and killed by police after he fled the scene and engaged in an hourslong standoff in a rural part of the state, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. The...

80s Burger King found behind Delaware mall's false wall

Aug. 07, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Most spaces left open in shopping malls across the country are empty boxes, a few light fixtures and maybe shelves left for its next proprietor to reimagine. But to step in one vacancy at the Concord Mall in Brandywine Hundred is to step back in time....

Delaware man arrested after ramming police vehicles

Aug. 06, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say they arrested a 27-year-old Wilmington man on gun and drug charges after he allegedly rammed his vehicle into police vehicles as he tried to flee. Delaware State News reported that the arrest was made Friday in the parking lot of Bally’s...

DOJ: Buffett company discriminated against Black homebuyers

Jul. 27, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pennsylvania mortgage company owned by billionaire businessman Warren Buffett's company discriminated against potential Black and Latino homebuyers in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware, the Department of Justice said Wednesday, in what is being called the second-largest...

Ohioan charged in US Capitol siege gets 2 years probation

Jul. 27, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man who admitted threatening a witness after posting videos from the U.S. Capitol riots was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation. Justin Stoll, of Wilmington, had pleaded guilty in January in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati to transmitting a...

How Bald Head Island’s first school was born

Jul. 23, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

BALD HEAD ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — About 3 miles off the coast of Southeastern North Carolina, perched at the end of the Cape Fear River, lies Bald Head Island. Home to over 10,000 acres of preserved land, encompassing marshes, beaches and maritime forests, the island is an ecological...

Pizza delivery box leads to prison for North Carolina man

Jul. 22, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — An accused methamphetamine dealer in North Carolina has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after federal prosecutors say investigators used a pizza delivery box with his address on it to track him down. Jerrell Taylor, 36, of Kinston was sentenced on...

Operator of Delaware port settles Norfolk Southern lawsuit

Jul. 12, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The private company that operates Delaware’s state-owned marine port has settled a lawsuit filed by Norfolk Southern Railway Co. over unpaid rail car storage bills. Attorneys notified a federal judge in a court filing Monday that they have resolved the dispute,...

Federal judge rules against inmate injured in escape attempt

Jul. 07, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal magistrate has ruled in favor of a former Delaware prison guard who was accused of assaulting and using excessive force against an inmate following a failed escape attempt. The judge ruled Thursday that Cary Green had failed to prove claims of excessive...

Damage reports, power outages reported after Ohio storm

Jul. 06, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

Authorities say tens of thousands of customers were without power and damage reports were coming in after severe weather including a tornado was reported east of Cincinnati. The National Weather Service office in Wilmington said it was receiving “reports of damage throughout our...