Two injured in Dover shooting

DOVER — An early morning shooting injured two Wednesday, authorities said. According to the Dover Police Department, a 19-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were standing in front of a home in the 400 Block of Collins Drive around 1:20 a.m. when they heard gunshots. The woman was shot in the thigh, while the man’s […]

Three people killed in Oklahoma Walmart shooting

DUNCAN, Oklahoma — Two men and a woman were fatally shot Monday morning outside a Walmart store in southwestern Oklahoma, police said. Two victims were shot inside a car and the third was in the parking lot outside the store in Duncan, Police Chief Danny Ford said. It was unclear if the shooter was among […]

Speak Out: Gun lawsuit

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people. The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms that argued it should be shielded by a 2005 federal law preventing most […]

Justice Department rolls out new program to combat gun violence

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Attorney General William Barr announced a new initiative Wednesday that would better enforce the U.S. gun background check system, coordinate state and federal gun cases and ensure prosecutors quickly update databases to show when a defendant can’t possess a firearm because of mental health issues. The push, known as Project Guardian, was […]

Shots fired from vehicle in Dover

DOVER — Shots were fired from a passenger vehicle on Thursday night in the area of Saxton and Steele roads, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. No injuries were reported in the incident at approximately 8:15 p.m. Arriving troopers were told by several persons that multiple shots were heard. Police determined that […]

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 […]

Letter to the Editor: What of guns already in circulation?

Dear Gov. Carney, I applaud your efforts along with other governors to address “sensible gun safety.” But I’d like to see an answer to the overall problem which I’ve never seen addressed. What, if anything, can be done about all the guns already in circulation? Wikipedia says there are 393 million guns in the U.S. […]

Speak Out: Guns in America

Readers recently reacted to a commentary by Matt Lenzini headlined “Despite political posturing, guns are here to stay.” • Great letter. I have always maintained the lack of parenting over the last 30-40 years is a primary cause. Then toss in all the ADHD drugs and the other drugs the parents and doctors giving to […]

Letter to the Editor: Let’s all ask!

More shootings (El Paso and Dayton), tragedy in our land again! The words “domestic terrorism” are now commonly part of the news. This is a crisis in our own land. We spend $750 billion a year on our military to fight for us over there so that we should enjoy peace, safety, and have a […]

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. […]