Delaware - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Delaware A look at high-profile police shootings BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will not seek charges against two white police officers who were involved in a deadly encounter with a black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last summer. Alton Sterling, 37, was shot to death on July 5, 2016, as two white officers pinned him to the pavement outside a convenience stor... Wed, 03 May 2017 22:04:00 GMT 2017-05-03T22:04:00Z No motive in Delaware trooper's fatal shooting, standoff MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — About 20 hours after he fatally shot a state trooper, a Delaware man was shot to death after an overnight standoff with police, but authorities haven't given a motive for his actions. Law enforcement officers shot Burgon Sealy Jr. when he emerged from his home armed Thursday morning and "engaged police," state police Superintendent... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:28:00 GMT 2017-04-28T08:28:00Z Gunman pursued injured officer seeking cover, fired again MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — A man who killed a state trooper outside a convenience store was shot to death at his home Thursday after an all-night standoff with police who used explosives to blow open his door and windows. Burgon Sealy Jr., 26, was killed by law enforcement about 20 hours after he fatally shot the trooper, said the state police superintendent... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:06:00 GMT 2017-04-27T21:06:00Z The Latest: Fire company to serve as temporary shelter BEAR, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Authorities say a local fire company has opened its doors to serve as a temporary shelter for residents prevented from returning to their homes while police continue to try to negotiate with the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Delaware state trooper. ... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:40:00 GMT 2017-04-27T04:40:00Z Delaware trooper fatally shot outside convenience store MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — A man shot and killed a Delaware state trooper outside a convenience store Wednesday and later barricaded himself inside his house, where he continued to fire shots at officers, police said. The trooper was shot multiple times and died at a hospital, state police Superintendent Col. Nathaniel McQueen said at a news conference. "Thi... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:09:00 GMT 2017-04-27T03:09:00Z Delaware judge convicts girl in fatal school bathroom attack WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl was convicted Thursday of criminally negligent homicide in a school bathroom attack in Delaware that left a 16-year-old classmate dead. The ruling came in a nonjury trial for three girls charged in the death of Amy Joyner-Francis. All three were 16 when the fight happened last year and were tried as juveniles. The girl convicted of ... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:29:00 GMT 2017-04-13T17:29:00Z Judge set to rule in fatal school bathroom fight trial WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Was the death of a 16-year-old girl the predictable result of a school bathroom fight that amounts to homicide or a tragic, unforeseeable circumstance resulting from her undiagnosed heart condition? A Delaware judge will answer that question Thursday in deciding whether three teenage girls are culpable for the death of fellow stude... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:49:00 GMT 2017-04-13T07:49:00Z How Senate Dems have said they will vote on court pick Senate Democrats have enough votes to block Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with a filibuster, setting up a showdown with Republicans who plan to change Senate rules to confirm President Donald Trump's pick. The crucial 41st vote came from Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware who announced his decision Monday. Coons' opposition will prevent Republic... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:40:00 GMT 2017-04-03T17:40:00Z Estranged wife: Biden son wasted money on drugs, prostitutes DOVER, Del. (AP) — The estranged wife of former Vice President Joe Biden's youngest son, Hunter Biden, claims he squandered the couple's money on drugs, alcohol and prostitutes since the couple separated in 2015. In a court filing last week, Kathleen Buhle Biden asked a Washington, D.C. judge to order Hunter Biden to stop spending the couple's remaining a... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:41:00 GMT 2017-03-02T22:41:00Z Health law created winners and losers when buying insurance WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. Brett Dorsch is also self-employed and buys his own health insurance. But he gets no financial break from the Afforda... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:57:00 GMT 2017-02-22T08:57:00Z Rise in premiums lays bare 2 Americas on health care WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. Brett Dorsch is also self-employed and buys his own health insurance. But he gets no financial break from the Afforda... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:55:00 GMT 2017-02-21T22:55:00Z Water regulators for Philly, NYC mum on gas drilling talks Environmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River, whose watershed supplies Philadelphia and half the population of New York City. They may or may not have anything to worry about. The Delaware River Basin Commission, the agency that monitors... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:16:00 GMT 2017-02-20T16:16:00Z Union official blames staffing shortage for guard death SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — The killing of a guard during an inmate uprising at Delaware's largest prison this week was entirely preventable, according to a correctional officers' union leader who blamed state officials for ignoring chronic staffing shortages that put prison workers at greater risk. Sgt. Steven Floyd, 47, was found dead early Thursday after a nea... Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:30:00 GMT 2017-02-04T08:30:00Z Police storm prison, end hostage standoff; guard found dead SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Using a backhoe to smash through a barricade of footlockers, authorities stormed Delaware's largest prison early Thursday and ended a nearly 24-hour hostage standoff involving inmates armed with sharpened objects. One hostage — a guard — was found dead. A second hostage, a female counselor, was safely rescued minutes after the tactical... Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:30:00 GMT 2017-02-03T07:30:00Z Latest: Mother of Delaware prisoner: Trouble was brewing SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — The Latest on hostage situation at Delaware prison (all times local): 4 p.m. A woman whose son is incarcerated at the Delaware prison where three guards and counselor were taken hostage says he recently told her that trouble was brewing. The woman spoke on condition of anonymity to protect her son.... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 21:04:00 GMT 2017-02-02T21:04:00Z Hostage-takers at Delaware prison cite treatment, Trump SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Inmates at a Delaware prison took four corrections department workers hostage Wednesday, a move the inmates told a local newspaper was due to concerns about their treatment and the leadership of the United States. The hostage situation drew dozens of officers and law enforcement vehicles to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Sm... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 03:13:00 GMT 2017-02-02T03:13:00Z Trump honors fallen Navy SEAL during unannounced trip DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — Assuming the somber duties of commander in chief, President Donald Trump made an unannounced trip Wednesday to honor the returning remains of a U.S. Navy SEAL killed in a weekend raid in Yemen. Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens, a 36-year-old from Peoria, Illinois, was the first known U.S. combat casualt... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:31:00 GMT 2017-02-02T00:31:00Z Dylan, Muse, among headliners for Firefly Music Festival DOVER, Del. (AP) — Bob Dylan and British alt-rockers Muse are among the headliners for this year's Firefly Music Festival in Delaware. Also sharing top billing at the sixth edition of the East Coast's largest music festival are Canadian alternative R&B singer The Weeknd, hip hop artist Chance the Rapper and Twenty One Pilots. The lineup... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 18:25:00 GMT 2017-01-27T18:25:00Z APNewsBreak: Biden plans University of Delaware partnership WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is developing a partnership with the University of Delaware that will focus on economic and domestic policy, a Biden aide said Wednesday, rounding out the vice president's plans for after he leaves the White House. In addition to working with the Delaware school, Biden's alma mater, he also plans an affiliation w... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 23:10:00 GMT 2017-01-04T23:10:00Z Delaware man wounded in Istanbul attack says he played dead GREENVILLE, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man wounded in an attack at a New Year's Eve celebration in Istanbul says he survived by playing dead. William Jacob Raak told NBC News that he stayed silent and motionless during the attack at a popular nightclub, even after being struck. "When he shot me I didn't move — I just let him shoot me," he t... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 18:09:00 GMT 2017-01-02T18:09:00Z Post-election, Trump closes companies tied to Saudi Arabia WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election, including four that appeared connected to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture, according to corporate registrations in Delaware. News of the move comes days before Trump was expected to describe changes he is making to his businesses to avoi... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:30:00 GMT 2016-12-10T01:30:00Z More private college presidents top $2M in pay, study finds BOSTON (AP) — Presidents of eight private colleges in the U.S. were paid more than $2 million in 2014, the most ever to hit that mark, according to a new study. They join a total of 39 chiefs who made more than $1 million that year, passing the previous high of 32 the year before, according to new annual rankings released Sunday by the Chronicle of Higher Education. ... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:08:00 GMT 2016-12-04T23:08:00Z Pumpkin-flinging TV special canceled after explosion, injury BRIDGEVILLE, Del. (AP) — The Science Channel has canceled its planned TV special on a Delaware pumpkin-launching competition after a woman was critically injured during the event earlier this month. Science Channel spokesman Paul Schur said in a statement that the network has canceled the Saturday night three-hour "Punkin Chunkin" special. The show was also going to air on t... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:37:00 GMT 2016-11-23T15:37:00Z