Smyrna man arrested following altercation

SMYRNA — Following the issuance of a Gold Alert Saturday, a 29-year-old Smyrna man was taken into custody early Sunday. Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Michael Austin said that on Saturday at approximately 11:20 p.m., Christopher Scott was involved in a verbal altercation with his father at a residence located in the 6000 block […]

Law Enforcement Torch Run begins: Statewide event benefits Special Olympics

GEORGETOWN — Raindrops kept falling on their heads. But it didn’t keep them from running. Persistent heavy rain reigned supreme Thursday morning during the start of the central link of three Sussex County legs in the 33rd annual Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. “If it ain’t raining, we ain’t training,” Millsboro Police […]

Jury rules against ex-DSU professor

WILMINGTON (AP) — A federal jury ruled Tuesday against a former Delaware State University professor who sued officials at the historically black school after he was arrested during a protest. The determined that Jahi Issa, who is black, failed to show he was discriminated against or subjected to hostile work conditions based on his race. […]

Longtime Dagsboro police chief leaving for school constable position

DAGSBORO — After more than three decades, Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey plans to leave law enforcement for a school security position with the Indian River School District. Chief Toomey announced at Dagsboro council’s May 20 meeting he would be submitting his resignation/retirement, having accepted a school safety/constable position at Phillip Showell Elementary School, not […]

Juvenile injured in Sunday robbery

DOVER – A 16-year-old male suffered minor cuts to his face, chest and arms from a knife during a downtown robbery, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. The youth left the Royal Farms convenience story and was walking to a family member’s home in the 800 block of West North Street at approximately […]

No injuries in Barrister Place shooting

DOVER – Police are looking for a suspect following shooting incident early Friday morning in the 400 block of Barrister Place, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. Officers were called to a residence at approximately 3:12 a.m. and could not locate any signs of a shooting. Police said approximately 30 minutes after the […]