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New Castle man who opened fire on occupied car in Middletown pleads guilty

A New Castle man who fired a barrage of bullets at a car full of people last summer in Middletown pleaded guilty. Ramaj Thompson, 19, admitted to charges of first-degree attempted assault, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, two counts of reckless endangering, and second


Middletown wants to purchase property from Elwyn

MIDDLETOWN — Township officials announced their intent to purchase more than 80 acres of Sleighton Farms property from Elwyn and will seek township voters' opinion on it in the May 21 election.


'Souper Bowl' fundraiser Saturday to benefit Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s fifth annual “Souper Bowl” fundraiser in Middletown will be held at The Greene Turtle, 416 S. Ridge Avenue, off of U.S. Route 301 near Walgreens, Saturday, Feb. 16 from 12-3 p.m.


1 dead following crash on I-95 in Delaware County

TINICUM TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- Chopper 6 was above a fatal crash that brought traffic to a standstill on I-95 in Delaware County Friday night. It happened in the northbound lanes just north of Route 420 around 10 p.m.


Glasgow Court pays $44K+ delinquent sewer balance, just in time for new $200K bill to come due

After a years-long saga that included hundreds of back-and-forth emails and legal threats, Glasgow Court Mobile Home Park has paid the remaining balance of more than $44,000 in delinquent sewer bills owed to New Castle County.


Sound Off for Friday, Feb. 15

Your editorial in Tuesday’s paper was extremely dishonest. You left out the most important facts, which is what local crimes to the state police cover in Middletown and Concord and Thornbury and Chester Heights is minimal. We don’t have that much crime. Do some research. So when you come up with tho


The Mouthwatering Meat Shop In Delaware That Will Satisfy All Your Carnivorous Cravings

Delaware is an underrated foodie state, and people are often surprised when we take them to try some of the best food in America. One spot that’s hiding in the First State is a salumeria that makes some of the tastiest homemade meats you’ll ever get the chance to try.


New Castle County police launch tip and alert app

The New Castle County Police Department has released a new app to communicate with residents. Alerts — for example, regarding road closures or active shooter situations — will go out to app users. Public Information Officer M/Cpl. Michel Eckerd says the app is another tool for communication, along w


Delaware man's car stolen while he's asleep in back seat

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - A man’s nap in the back of his car in Delaware turned into a nightmare after the car he was sleeping in was stolen and crashed. Musician Justin Koerner told the News Journal he had spent a night playing music with friends, went to sleep in his vehicle and had a dream involving so


New Delaware Memorial Bridge Toll Rates to Fund Improvements, Some on Cape May-Lewes Ferry

TRENTON – On Feb. 13, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Delaware Gov. John Carney announced a resolution related to the proposed Delaware Memorial Bridge toll rate increase, to fund necessary safety and infrastructure projects.


Students and parents celebrate Valentine's Day at Sweetheart Dance in Delaware County

WAYNE, Pa. (WPVI) -- Families in Delaware County took time to celebrate Valentine's Day Friday night during a Sweetheart Dance. Students and parents from Saint David's Episcopal Day School enjoyed dancing, dinner, crafts, and even a caricature artist.


Single-vehicle crash in Warwick injures, traps driver

WARWICK – A woman was airlifted to a regional trauma hospital early Friday morning, after a single-vehicle crash on a Warwick road left her injured and trapped inside the mangled car for approximately three hours – the first of which, she went unfound, according to the Cecil County Sheriff's Office.


The Untold Story Of The Delaware City That Vanished Overnight

Delaware has always been a state for vacationers, and over the years, the only thing that’s changed is the location of tourist towns! One busy getaway town was nearly wiped off the map by two storms that devastated the town, destroying restaurants, roller coasters, and everything else in the path.


Police searching for missing 15-year-old boy in New Castle

NEW CASTLE, Del. (WTXF) - Police are searching for a 15-year-old boy in New Castle, Del. who has been missing since Thursday. According to officials, Damire Lee was last seen at 12:30 p.m. on the 700 block of East Basin Road in New Castle.


Mother wanted for refusing to turn child over to the Division of Family Services

Delaware State Police are looking for a 4-year-old girl and have issued an arrest warrant for her biological mother. Troopers said 37-year-old Andrea Brickhouse failed to relinquish custody of her little girl to the Division of Family Services per a court order dated October 16, 2018.


N.J. man gunned down in Delaware apartment

A New Jersey man was shot to death in a southern Delaware apartment on Thursday night. Officers responded to an apartment on Park Brown Road in Harrington shortly after 11:30 p.m. and found the victim, a 24-year-old Absecon resident, at the bottom of an interior staircase, according to the Delaware


Pennsylvania Drug Bust Leads to New Tenant at Delaware Zoo: Alligator

DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC) - A Pennsylvania drug bust has led to a new resident at a zoo in Delaware: an alligator. DNREC's Brandywine Zoo is caring for the 2-foot-long alligator that was discovered at a Coatesville, Pennsylvania home during the Feb. 8 drug bust. The zoo agreed to house the alligator at


Child dies at South Jersey motel, guests evacuated as authorities investigate

A child died at a Salem County motel Friday night, with some signs pointing to carbon monoxide poisoning. The Friendship Motel Inn in Carneys Point Township was evacuated Saturday morning while authorities investigated.


7-year-old writes goodbye message to her parents on arm during school lockdown

Delaware mom Shelley Harrison Reed knew something was up when she received a flurry of notifications from the Facebook page for parents at her children's New Castle County school: The school was on lockdown as the result of a bomb threat received by a school secretary.


Budget deal signed by Trump includes $6M for Delaware River protection

A recently created federal program to protect the vast Delaware River watershed will receive $6 million this year as part of a sweeping bill signed Friday by President Donald Trump to fund federal agencies and avoid a partial government shutdown.