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DNA leads to arrest in decades-old rape of Delaware woman

Oct. 17, 2019 3:23 AM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Authorities say information from a genealogical website and DNA from a rape kit has led to an arrest in a decades-old attack on a Delaware woman. News outlets report Newark police and Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Tuesday announced the October arrest and September sexual...

2 shipping companies plead guilty to hiding oil pollution

Oct. 16, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two shipping companies incorporated in Liberia pleaded guilty in Delaware to presenting falsified documents to the U.S. Coast Guard to hide oil pollution caused by one of their cargo ships. A U.S. Department of Justice statement says Nederland Shipping Company and Chartworld...

Windsurfer unhurt, but spent a night in waters off Delaware

Oct. 13, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) — A windsurfer spent a night stranded and floating in waters off Delaware after his sail broke and no one could hear his calls for help. The Daily Times of Salisbury reported Sunday the man was found uninjured Friday morning after drifting for hours from Dewey Beach to Bay City,...

Morgan State picks up first win for coach Wheatley

Oct. 12, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Josh Chase ran for two touchdowns, DeAndre Harris passed for two scores, and Morgan State defeated Delaware State 34-3 on Saturday to give Tyrone Wheatley his first win as head coach of the Bears. Chase gained 116 yards rushing and Harris completed 11 of 19 passes for 161 yards in a...

Victims of canal car crash identified as search continues

Oct. 7, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

ST. GEORGES, Del. (AP) — A wrong turn on the way to a youth football game turned tragic when a car carrying five young people plunged into a canal in northern Delaware, according to the father of three boys who are presumed dead. Officials were still searching for the body of a 6-year-old passenger Monday....

Police: 3 dead, 1 missing after car plunges into canal

Oct. 6, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — A car with five occupants plunged into a Delaware canal on Sunday and the driver helped a teenage girl to safety before dying in a bid to rescue three other passengers, two of whom were found dead after the car was hoisted from the water, authorities said. Delaware State Police said...

Larson flashes superstar potential with playoff win at Dover

Oct. 6, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kyle Larson was the can't-miss future star who tore up the sprint car circuit and would lead a new generation of young stars into the next era of NASCAR. His promise yet unfulfilled, Larson's path toward prominence has been slow burning in six-plus years in the Cup Series. He's been...

The Latest: Police: 3 dead, 1 missing after car enters canal

Oct. 6, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the car in a Delaware canal (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Authorities say they've recovered the bodies of an 18-year-old male driver and two boys who had been riding in a car that plunged into a Delaware canal. Delaware State Police say five people in all were in the...

The Latest: Larson wins playoff to race at Dover to advance

Oct. 6, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Kyle Larson pulled away late and won the playoff race at Dover International Speedway to snap a 75-race winless streak and earn an automatic berth in the next round. Larson had nine runner-up...

Nick with 5 TDs, South Carolina St. beats Delaware St. 38-24

Oct. 5, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Tyrece Nick threw for a career-high five touchdowns as South Carolina State beat Delaware State 38-24 on Saturday night. Nick had 253 yards passing for the Bulldogs (3-1, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). He also led with 105 rushing yards. Nick threw a 37-yard touchdown to Shaquan...