Man injured in shooting outside Dover night club

DOVER — A 38-year-old man was injured when he was shot early Sunday morning in the parking lot of Allure Night Club in Dover. Dover Police were notified by staff at a nearby hospital that a gunshot victim had arrived by private vehicle to the emergency room, said M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman of the Dover Police […]

Gunfire exchanged during altercation at Dover salon

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DOVER — Dover Police are searching for a shooter who injured a man after an exchange of gun fire inside Janaid’s Salon in Dover on Saturday. M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman said at approximately 3:10 p.m., officers responded to the salon on West Loockerman Street for a shooting and located a 31-year-old male with a single gunshot […]

Virginia Beach attacker notified boss of plans to leave job

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The gunman who attacked his colleagues at a Virginia Beach government office building resigned by email hours before the shooting, a city official said Sunday as authorities sought a motive in the assault that killed 12 people. Officials gave no indication why 40-year-old DeWayne Craddock had notified a superior of […]

Police: 8 shot, 1 fatally, in latest Baltimore shooting

BALTIMORE (AP) — A gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd that had gathered for Sunday afternoon cookouts along a west Baltimore street, killing a man and wounding seven other people, authorities and reports said. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the gunfire erupted after 5 p.m. on a block in the city’s western district of brick […]

Letter to the Editor: The right to defend yourself

First, kudos to George Roof for his wise DSN letter of April 9. (“Gun bill turns lawful citizens into criminals”) Now, I’ll set the stage for my diatribe. I am a senior/senior living alone in a single home on acreage in a rural area of Kent County. At 1:15 a.m., April 8 I was awakened […]

Speak Out: New Zealand gun ban

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last week. • Knee-jerk reaction by progressive snowflakes. — Gene Hansen • Making good people defenseless doesn’t make bad people harmless. — Delaware 2nd Amendment Rally • What […]

Letter to the Editor: Make people responsible

Regarding HB 63, I personally know of a couple living in Dover who were concerned that their teenage sons might get control of the pistol they had for home protection. Their decision was to take the pistol apart and hide the parts. Fast forward one night, they were awakened by somebody trying to get in […]

Speak Out: Gun storage

A House committee on Wednesday released to the full chamber legislation that would make unsafe storage of a firearm a crime. Currently, state law contains a Class B misdemeanor called unlawfully permitting a minor access to a firearm, applicable when an individual under age 18 obtains a loaded gun that was “intentionally or recklessly” stored […]

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in late March. The devices will be banned under a federal law that prohibits machine guns, according to a senior Justice Department official. Bump stocks […]

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 […]