Man injured in Dover shooting

DOVER — A 41-year-old man was shot in the hip in downtown Dover on Saturday. The shooting happened at 9:25 p.m. after the victim, said he was shot when a group of subjects began to fight in the area of South New Street and Reed Street, said Cpl. Mark Hoffman of the Dover Police Department. […]

Suspect seen fleeing after burglary

DOVER — A suspect was seen fleeing from Delaware Auto Body following a burglary early Thursday morning, Dover police spokesman Mark Hoffman said. The business owner initially received a cell phone alert at approximately 12:32 a.m., authorities said. The owner drove to 1011 Bay Road and saw a person running into the Capital Park neighborhood. […]

Six police shot in Philadelphia standoff that ‘could have been far worse’

PHILADELPHIA — A gunman holed up for 7½ hours in a Philadelphia rowhouse, firing on police and wounding six in a dramatic standoff that trapped two officers inside all while the commissioner and his attorney tried to negotiate his surrender. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross expressed amazement that the standoff, which began Wednesday when officers […]

Suspect indicted on 1st degree murder charge in Dover shooting

DOVER — Earlier this month, Jermaine A. Brown was indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting of a 35-year-old man in Dover on March 30. Tyrone Sampson, 35, died two days after being shot in the head, according to police and the Superior Court indictment. He was wounded while on Weston Drive in […]

New Mexico man pleads guilty in Delaware swatting case

WILMINGTON — A New Mexico man has pleaded guilty to making interstate bomb threats against an elementary school and a Walmart in southern Delaware. Twenty-nine-year-old Stephen Scott Landes of Roswell, New Mexico, entered the plead Monday in federal court in Wilmington. He faces up to 10 years in prison at sentencing in November. Prosecutors say […]

GOP governor urges gun sale background checks after shooting

DAYTON, Ohio — Facing pressure to take action after the latest mass shooting in the U.S., Ohio’s Republican governor urged the GOP-led state Legislature Tuesday to pass laws requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales and allowing courts to restrict firearms access for people perceived as threats. Gov. Mike DeWine said Ohio needs to […]

Speak Out: Armed guard in library?

Readers recently reacted to a letter to the editor entitled “Dover library armed guard idea ‘ludicrous’” • What is ridiculous about the idea? Those police cadets are just that — cadets. And Dover and Delaware would do something to help the homeless then maybe it wouldn’t be a problem. Like the old Dover library just […]

State police searching for Dover shooting suspect

DOVER — Delaware State Police are attempting to locate a 28-year-old Dover man, who is wanted in connection with a shooting that took place at a Dover-area Royal Farms on Saturday afternoon. Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said the initial investigation determined that at approximately 1:07 p.m., Saturday, Anthony P. Taylor was […]

Seaford police dub distracted driving campaign a success

SEAFORD — The Seaford Police Department issued 247 citations and made four arrests as part of a non-traditional distracted driving operation conducted in June and July. Carried out in response to more than 80 calls involving distracted driving over a three-month period, the operation saw 114 citations for cell phone use and 89 for other […]

Official names shooter who killed 3 at California festival

GILROY, Calif. — A shooter cut through a fence and opened fire on a crowd eating and listening to music at a popular food festival in California, killing three people, including a 6-year-old boy, and wounding about 15 others before police quickly shot him dead, authorities said. A law enforcement official said the gunman was […]

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