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Someone stole this guy’s car while he was asleep in the back

NEWARK, Del. — 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 someone


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.


Out of the Attic: Suburban Plaza construction - 1992

This week’s Out of the Attic item is a 1992 photo of construction workers putting the final touches on Suburban Plaza, which opened 27 years ago this month. The shopping center was built on former farmland at the corner of Elkton Road and Christina Parkway. Initial tenants included Acme, Kirk’s Flow


The week ahead: Volunteer fair, NHS play, healthy food cook-off

Hot chocolate hike: Friday, 6:30 p.m., at White Clay Creek State Park Nature Center, 1475 Creek Road. Join a naturalist for an early evening hike. The park will provide hot chocolate. Bring a travel mug with lid. Program meets at the nature center and hikes along the Creek Road trail. Pre-registrati


4 People Arrested After Allegedly Stealing 5 Cars In Delaware

NEWARK, Del. (CBS) – Four people face felony theft charges for allegedly stealing five cars in Delaware. Police arrested Malik Thompson, Mary Smart, Frank Torres and Christina Havens.


Jury deliberations to continue in prison riot trial

WILMINGTON — Three and a half days of jury deliberations have passed in the second Vaughn prison riot trial and no verdict has yet been reached. The jury of 11 women and one man adjourned for the weekend on Friday afternoon. The jury was handed the case around noon on Wednesday after hearing more th


State Police: Absecon man fatally shot in Delaware Thursday

HARRINGTON, Del. — A 24-year-old Absecon man was shot and killed in an apartment Thursday, according to a news release from State Police. At about 11:40 p.m., the man, who was not identified, was found by city police at the bottom of a staircase in the 8700 block of Park Brown Road with a gunshot wo


Fire shoots from windows, roof of New Jersey apartment building

NEWARK, N.J. -- Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a building in Newark, Delaware. The fire broke out on Sussex Avenue just before 5:30 a.m. Friday and quickly spread to all floors.


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.


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


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


'It was all very surreal': Vehicle stolen with man sleeping in back seat

For Justin Koerner, a decision to take a nap in his SUV led to a wild ride after thieves commandeered the vehicle on a quiet street in the Lumbrook neighborhood of Newark. The incident happened around 7 a.m. Sunday on Orchard Avenue, according to Koerner and police officials.


Wilmington Police: 3 teens arrested in stolen vehicle with a gun

Wilmington Police charge three teens after they were allegedly found in a stolen vehicle with a loaded gun on the city's East Side. Police pulled the boy over on the 1400 block of North Walnut Street on February 4, 2019. Officers said they saw a gun protruding from the pocket of a rear-seat passenge


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


Storage Yard Derailment Causes Delays On SEPTA Regional Rail Lines

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A storage yard derailment is causing delays on SEPTA Regional Rail Lines Friday afternoon. SEPTA’s Airport, Media/Elwyn and Wilmington/Newark lines are operating with delays of up to 15 minutes.


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.


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.


First domestic violence shelter to open in Delaware County

Tucked away behind a gate in Delaware County, Turning Point Home will soon open its doors to victims of domestic violence. "When I took this job, I don’t think I really believed in evil," said Paula Roller, executive director for the organization.


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


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.