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New Castle County Police: Banning Park death not suspicious

New Castle County Police said they don't believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the dead body found Thursday in Banning Park outside Newport. The body has been turned over to the state Division of Forensic Science for further investigation.


Troopers seek would-be thief who stabbed dollar store clerk

A man who stabbed a clerk during a robbery attempt at a Newark-area store is still at large, and Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help finding him. The would-be thief loaded a cart with items from the Dollar General store in the 11 hundred block of Route 40 Thursday night and tried


‘She Is Not Sick, Just Hungry And Very Friendly’: Dog Abandoned At Delaware Shelter With Heartbreaking Note Finds Forever Home

WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – A dog who was found abandoned outside an animal shelter in Wilmington, Delaware has found a forever home. Sky, a terrier mix, was left at the Delaware Humane Association last month with a heartbreaking note from her owner, who had become homeless and could no longer care for


Police looking for woman in connection with identity theft; believed to be in Kennett Square

West Whiteland police are looking for Abby Carrigan, 27, in connection with identity theft, theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception and receiving stolen property. She is believed to be in the Kennett Square area. If anyone knows of her whereabouts, call the West Whiteland Police tipline at 610-


Delaware National Guard shows governor efforts to combat illegal drugs

DELAWARE CITY, DE (KYW Newsradio) -- You may not be aware of how far America is going to fight the war on opioid addiction. The National Guard is taking part, and Delaware Governor John Carney got a look at what troops under his control are doing.


Body found in Banning Park in New Castle County

NEW CASTLE CO., Del. (WPVI) -- New Castle County police say a body was discovered in Banning Park Thursday afternoon. Police responded around 2 p.m. after a report of a body found.


Three facing up to life in prison for sex trafficking 15-year-old in Newark

Two Delaware men and a Pennsylvania woman pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges after forcing a 15-year-old girl to engage in prostitution at motels in Newark and Elkton, Md.


Wilmington, New Castle County spar over city assessments

As litigation over Delaware’s school funding system proceeds in the state’s Court of Chancery, an interesting side battle has emerged – between the City of Wilmington and New Castle County.


Woman jumps into Schuylkill River while fleeing scene of crash in Conshohocken

CONSHOHOCKEN (WPVI) -- A Pennsylvania State Police trooper was hurt while investigating a bizarre crash that ended with one person jumping into the Schuylkill River. The accident happened just before midnight at Matsons Ford Road and Fayette Street in Conshohocken.


Delaware Tech funding mechanism - widely criticized as a statewide property tax - is withdrawn

A bill that would have set up an infrastructure fund for Delaware Technical College to help it address deferred maintenance needs has been withdrawn from further consideration.


Delawareans receive food at mobile pantry during "SNAP gap"

The Food Bank of Delaware held a mobile food pantry in New Castle Friday to address the “SNAP gap” caused by the recent partial government shutdown. February SNAP benefits were issued early because of the shutdown, creating a span of more than six weeks before the next set of benefits are loaded to


A large-scale Wilmington heroin dealer will spend over 24 years in prison

Kiyare Braxton, 29, pled guilty to several charges related to a criminal enterprise involving drugs and guns. Braxton pled guilty to conspiracy to commit criminal racketeering, drug dealing heroin (Tier 4 or higher), and three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.


Queen Latifah to Build Affordable Housing in New Jersey, Report Says

Actress and hip hop artist Queen Latifah is headed back to her New Jersey roots, according to a published report. The artist plans to build a new affordable housing complex in Newark, but the project comes with a pricey cost.


Five DUI convictions, then a fatal crash. Now, a Delco mother is left to grieve - and rage.

As she prepares to bury her daughter on Tuesday, Roseann DeRosa has one burning question: Why?. “I can’t believe how he slipped through the system like this,” she said of David Strowhouer, the five-time DUI offender accused of drunkenly crashing into a car in which Deana Eckman was riding last weeke


Woman attacks family member with axe in Newark home

A woman is facing charges for allegedly swinging an axe at a family member inside a Newark home earlier this month, the Newark Police Department said. The incident happened Feb. 11 on Madison Drive in the College Park neighborhood.


Police identify the driver who traveled off of Route 1 and into a pond in Townsend

According to Delaware State Police, Jamie Powell, 35, of Dagsboro was the driver killed in the accident on Wednesday 20, 2019. Police say the 2016 Hyundai Sonata driven by Powell lost control on the snow covered Route 1 northbound in the area of New Discovery Road around 1:06 p.m., slid off of the e


Newark man charged with stealing more than $100k from Amazon

A Newark man was charged with stealing more than $100,000 from Amazon while employed there, Middletown Police announced Thursday. According to authorities, John Montoro, of the unit block of Lafayette Place, had been falsifying business records while employed at the online shopping destination's Mid


Middletown Police charge Philadelphia man with attempted murder for 2018 shooting

A Philadelphia man has been charged with attempted murder for firing into a victim's vehicle while the victim was driving in Middletown, authorities announced Thursday. According to Middletown Police, Marquis James, 20, of the 6000 block of Washington Avenue, shot at the victim several times in the


Three Marydel Suspects Arrested for Spree of Delaware Thefts

HARTLY/MARYDEL, Del. – Three suspects were arrested in connection with a spree of thefts from motor vehicles in the Hartly and Marydel areas. Police say the investigation began on Dec. 5, 2018, when troopers were made aware of three theft incidents in which unsecured vehicles on Proctors Purchase Rd


"In A Fight For His Life”: Singer R. Kelly's Bond Set for $1 Million for Sex Abuse Charges

R. Kelly, the R&B star who has been trailed for decades by allegations that he violated underage girls and women and held some as virtual slaves, appeared in court Saturday after being charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving four victims, including at least three between the ages of 13 and 17