Delawarean among war dead in dignified transfer

DOVER — Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, a Newark resident, was among the war dead being transferred back to their families at Dover Air Force Base on Thursday night according to the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations. Marine Corps Reservists Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks and Sgt. Slutman were killed by a roadside bomb Monday along […]

Advocates question state’s autopsy reporting policy for prisoners

DOVER — Over the course of 2018, 14 inmates died in the Delaware Department of Correction’s care. With a prison population of over 5,000 inmates — many serving life sentences — this is an expected outcome. In 2016, the DOC reported 14 inmate deaths and in 2017, 10 more. However, beyond the names of the […]

Dover missing persons case turns to homicide probe

DOVER — A missing Dover woman was found shot along with her boyfriend Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide. Ahyanna Baker-Griffin, 20, was last seen by family on Nov. 8 as she left her South Queen Street home with her boyfriend, Dover Police said. She and Dishiem Johnson, 21, reportedly left in a dark colored Nissan […]

Police identify victim in Cheswold fatal crash

CHESWOLD — Police identified John E. Lowman III, 42, of Kenton as the victim killed in a Tuesday crash on U.S. 13 North DuPont Highway at Jerome Drive south of Cheswold. Delaware State Police said the crash remained under investigation by the Collision Reconstruction Unit. The crash occurred at approximately 11:20 p.m. when a Ford […]

Man pleads guilty to 2017 Dover motel murder

DOVER — A man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Thursday morning regarding the 2017 shooting death of a Dover-area woman at a city motel, according to the Delaware Department of Justice. Darren Weiford, 21 years old at the time of the incident on June 1, 2017, also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm […]

Synagogue suspect pleads not guilty as funerals continue

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The anti-Semitic truck driver accused of gunning down 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that could put him on death row, as funerals for the victims of the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history continued for a third day. Robert Bowers, 46, was arraigned one […]

Man identified in fatal moped crash in Lewes

LEWES — The Delaware State Police have identified the name of the individual who was killed in a crash on Tuesday, Oct. 23 as 28-year-old Christopher F. Keech of Georgetown. Authorities said the injured man was not wearing a helmet during the crash at approximately 6:38 p.m. on John J. Williams Highway (Del. 24) approaching […]

Police release name in fatal Harrington crash

HARRINGTON — On Wednesday, Delaware State Police identified Philip Caliendo, 86, of Harrington as the man killed in a crash early Thursday morning. The incident took place on Whiteleysburg Road at the intersection of Ingram Branch Road. Investigation by the DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit continues.

Death investigation underway near Laurel

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PORTSVILLE — Delaware State Police are conducting a death investigation after an adult male was discovered deceased in the area of Portsville Mill Pond Wednesday, authorities said. According to spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz, preliminary investigation found that at approximately 9:22 a.m. troopers responded to the area of Portsville Road and Dogwood Lane, west of Laurel […]

Fatal vehicle crash reported in Harrington

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  HARRINGTON — The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating a Tuesday morning crash that left an 86-year-old Harrington man dead. According to authorities, the incident occurred at approximately 7:58 a.m. when a blue Dodge Dakota was traveling northbound on Ingram Branch Road approaching a posted stop sign at the intersection of Whiteleysburg […]