State loses bid for reargument in opioid lawsuit

DOVER — A judge who granted Walgreens’ motion to dismiss in Delaware’s lawsuit against the drug industry over the opioid crisis has denied the state’s request for reargument. The judge said Wednesday that she did not overlook a controlling legal principle or misapprehend the law in dismissing Walgreens. State officials have accused pharmaceutical companies of […]

Defense makes its case for ex-UD athlete accused of multiple rapes

GEORGETOWN — A woman who says she was raped by an ex-university of Delaware baseball player accused of multiple sexual assaults has told conflicting accounts of their encounter and may have regretted being physically intimate with him, a defense attorney told jurors in closing arguments Thursday. Texts the woman exchanged with friends before she drove […]

Prosecution rests in trial of ex-UD athlete accused of rapes

GEORGETOWN— Prosecutors have rested their case in the first-degree rape trial of an ex-University of Delaware baseball player accused of multiple sexual assaults. A state police detective who interviewed 23-year-old Clay Conaway after his arrest last year was the final witness to testify for the prosecution. Under defense cross-examination Tuesday, the detective said Conaway waived […]

Woman who reported rape testifies that she didn’t protest

GEORGETOWN — A woman who says she was raped by an ex-University of Delaware baseball player accused of multiple sexual assaults testified under cross-examination Thursday that she did not protest when he removed all her clothes as they lay in his bed. The woman also acknowledged that she told friends in the days leading up […]

Woman testifies about alleged rape by university athlete

GEORGETOWN — A woman who says she was raped by an ex-University of Delaware baseball player accused of multiple sexual assaults testified Wednesday that she was surprised, then anxious and afraid, when her first meeting with him quickly escalated from consensual kissing to physical force and violence. The woman testified that soon after she arrived […]

Accuser testifies at trial of ex-UD baseball player charged in multiple rapes

GEORGETOWN— A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a former University of Delaware baseball player accused of multiple rapes told a jury Tuesday that she was surprised when he agreed to connect with her on an online dating site. “He was a UD baseball player, and I was surprised that he would match […]

Former UD baseball player accused of serial rapes faces first trial

GEORGETOWN— A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a former University of Delaware athlete accused of multiple rapes was enthralled after connecting with him on an online dating site and drove to his house intending to have sex with him, defense attorneys told jurors Monday. But prosecutors told the jury of nine men […]

Trial begins in lawsuit over school funding in Delaware

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WILMINGTON — A Delaware judge is hearing testimony in a lawsuit alleging that officials are failing to provide adequate educational opportunities for disadvantaged students, partly because local school property tax collections are based on assessments that are decades old. A two-day trial began Wednesday in Chancery Court, pitting attorneys for the NAACP and a group […]

Delaware bill requires DNA submission before conviction

DOVER, Del.— Delaware lawmakers are eyeing legislation requiring people who have been arrested for, but not convicted of, certain crimes to submit to DNA testing. Under current law, a person convicted of a felony, sexual offense, or offense involving a child or vulnerable adult must submit to DNA testing. Results are stored in a database […]

Former Wilmington Trust official sentenced for conspiracy

WILMINGTON, Del. — A former Delaware bank official who cooperated with authorities in an investigation that led to the convictions of four top executives for Wilmington Trust, the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program, was sentenced Tuesday to almost two years in prison. Joseph Terranova, 51, […]