Frankford: Bicyclist struck on US 113 dies from injuries

FRANKFORD – A 62-year-old Frankford man on a bicycle on DuPont Boulevard Friday night died from injuries sustained when he was ejected from the bike, which was struck by a vehicle. The crash occurred at about 8:55 p.m. Sept. 20, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Col. Melissa Jaffe said. State police investigation determined the cyclist […]

Speak Out: Weighing in on expanded background checks

The following conversation was taken from U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester’s post on Facebook about the bipartisan legislation passed by the House to expand background checks. • Let’s find a way to enforce the background checks already in place before we insist we need new ones. — Jake SnyderJ • Please explain where background checks […]

Local roundup: Senators dominate North East (Md.) 57-0 for first victory

Dover High’s football team had been through a couple frustrating games to start the season. But on Friday the Senators took out some of that frustration on North East, Md. Vonnie Peace reeled off four first-half touchdowns and Dover’s defense scored twice as the Senators dumped North East, 57-0, for their first win of the […]

Maj. Gen. Berry to keynote Friends of Del. Veterans Dinner

DOVER – Maj. Gen. Michael Berry, Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Military Affairs, will keynote the sixth annual Friends of Delaware Veterans Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Rollins Center in the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. The annual black-tie optional fundraising dinner, hosted by the Friends of Delaware Veterans, is the primary […]

Week 3 Pigskin Picks

After a couple weeks of non-conference contests, the Henlopen Conference Northern Division teams start squaring off with each other tonight. Here are our predictions for all this weekends Henlopen Conference and local college football games, which includes three North matchups. Andy Walter, Delaware State News: 19-10 Tim Mastro, Delaware State News: 19-10 Ben Heck, Delaware […]

Smyrna woman sentenced to prison for decade-long Social Security fraud

WILMINGTON — A 63-year-old Smyrna woman was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison for defrauding the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) of more than $175,000. According to court documents, Deborah Vaughn spent more than a decade collecting fraudulent Social Security funds intended for her deceased mother-in-law. Each month for 12 years, the SSA deposited […]

Speak Out: Bernie Sander’s politics

Bernie Sanders acknowledges that many of his top proposals, which were dismissed as radical four years ago, have been adopted by much of the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary field: “Medicare for All,” tuition-free college, spending trillions to combat climate change and a national $15 per hour minimum wage. But he’s out to prove that […]

Jessica Bergold, Smyrna High School

Smyrna High’s Jessica Bergold has been voted by readers as the Delaware State News Athlete of the Week for her performance on the field last week. The senior forward scored a hat trick (three goals) with one assist in Smyrna’s 8-1 season-opening win over Appoquinimink High Sept. 10. She followed it up with one goal […]

Local roundup: Delle Donne wins WNBA MVP

Washington Mystics forward and University of Delaware graduate Elena Delle Donne has been named 2019 WNBA MVP in a near-unanimous vote. Delle Donne received 41 of 43 first-place votes after leading Washington to a league-best 26-8 record. She is the first player in WNBA history to win MVP honors with two different teams after doing […]

New York man charged with Macy’s robbery

DOVER — A 20-year-old New York man was charged after he and another unknown suspect allegedly attempted to steal $2,825 in clothing items from Macy’s at the Dover Mall on Tuesday, authorities said. At approximately 4:38 p.m., Joel Cordero and another male suspect were confronted by store security after exiting the store with the merchandise, […]

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