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DOJ says Delaware county needs a specialized DUI court

Oct. 20, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Department of Justice thinks the state's southernmost county needs a specialized court to deal with drunken driving cases. The Delaware State News reported Sunday that while DUI cases in Kent and New Castle counties have dropped by more than half in the past 10 years, Sussex...

Family of woman found dead in river appeals for help

Oct. 20, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Del. (AP) — The family of a woman whose body was found in a Delaware river earlier this year is asking anyone with information about her case to contact police. The News Journal reports friends and family of Susan Ledyard gathered this weekend in Greenville to discuss the investigation into her...

Kent County Theatre Guild unveils historical marker

Oct. 20, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Kent County Theatre Guild has been staging award-winning productions for the Central Delaware community for more than 50 years. On Thursday (Oct. 10), that history was formally recognized as dignitaries, members and local theater fans attended a ceremony in which an historical marker...

Carter, Resendes lead Merrimack's comeback win

Oct. 19, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Christian Carter threw for one touchdown and passed for another, Corey Resendes kicked three second-half field goals and Merrimack defeated Delaware State 30-21 on Saturday. The win marks Merrimack's first of the season against an FCS opponent in its inaugural FCS campaign. The Warriors...

Second-half shutout, Roth FGs lift Delaware to 16-10 win

Oct. 19, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Jake Roth kicked two second-half field goals and Delaware held New Hampshire scoreless after the break for a 16-10 victory on Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association clash between ranked teams in the FCS. Delaware (4-3, 2-1), the 24th-ranked team in the STATS FCS poll, snapped the...

Delaware woman sentenced for crash that killed NC man

Oct. 19, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware woman who was driving under the influence when she caused a head-on collision that killed a North Carolina man has been sentenced to nine years in prison. The Delaware Department of Justice announced 25-year-old Melanie Heath's sentence Friday. The department said in a...

Child care aide charged in additional sex assaults

Oct. 19, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — Court documents say an early childhood education aide in Delaware already charged with sexually assaulting two girls has been accused in two more cases. The News Journal reports the new allegations against 28-year-old Head Start aide Timothy K. McCrary are contained in an indictment...

Hundreds mourn 3 brothers killed in Delaware canal crash

Oct. 19, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered to mourn three young brothers who died after their car plunged into a canal in Delaware. The News Journal reports a funeral was held Friday in Wilmington for 18-year-old Willis Lindsey Jr., 16-year-old Kyree Lindsey and 6-year-old Ethan Lindsey. The...

'We're not just 911:' Police renovate room for girls

Oct. 19, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — When 11-year-old Laquairia Womack usually thinks of police, she pictures men and women with badges and guns, out catching criminals. "Their job is to protect us, so you wouldn't think they'd go and decorate a room," Womack said. "That's not something that seems like a cop would do."...

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...