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Coons, US Senator from Delaware, will face primary challenge

Nov. 19, 2019 11:59 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s junior U.S. senator will face a primary challenge next year. The Delaware State News reported Monday that Jessica Scarane plans to run against U.S. Sen. Chris Coons in the state’s Democratic primary. Scarane is a Wilmington-based digital strategist who serves as...

2 women injured in rowhouse fire

Nov. 18, 2019 6:19 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Authorities in Delaware say two women were injured when a fire broke out in a rowhouse. The Delaware News Journal reports that the women escaped Monday afternoon’s fire by jumping from a second-floor window at the rear of the Wilmington home. Battalion Chief John Looney of...

Push cart business grows into healthy food restaurant

Nov. 17, 2019 9:01 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — What started as a mobile push cart in Eastside and Southbridge, then grew into a kiosk on Market Street, Wilmington Green Box has opened its first brick-and-mortar store in the city. The opening of the shop at Fourth and Market streets comes as downtown Wilmington is changing...

Police say death of woman pulled from river was homicide

Nov. 14, 2019 1:06 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say the death of a woman whose body was pulled from a river in Wilmington this summer has been ruled a homicide. Authorities said Thursday that the Division of Forensic Science has officially classified the death of 50-year-old Susan M. Ledyard as a homicide...

Family resolves claims in suit over fatal school fight

Nov. 13, 2019 4:24 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Relatives of a 16-year-old Delaware girl who died after being attacked in a school bathroom in 2016 have resolved a lawsuit against the school district. An attorney for the mother of Amy Joyner-Francis informed a federal judge Wednesday that all claims against the New Castle County...

A missing Korean War soldier honored with Delaware monument

Nov. 3, 2019 8:01 AM EST

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — In 1950, 17-year-old Samuel Crawford enlisted in the Army. Despite just finishing his junior year of high school, he was sent from Wilmington to the front lines of the Korean War. Five months later, he was declared missing in action. His family never saw or heard from him again. His...

Attorneys for ex-bank execs seek to dismiss SEC complaint

Nov. 1, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two former executives for the only financial institution criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program are asking a judge to dismiss a civil enforcement action filed against them by federal securities regulators. The Securities and Exchange Commission...

Replacement unveiled for Delaware's stolen lynching memorial

Oct. 21, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A new memorial plaque has been erected in Delaware to mark the 1903 mob lynching of a black man accused of raping and killing a white woman. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the plaque dedicated to laborer George White was unveiled Sunday, replacing one stolen over the summer....

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...