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  • Girl claims she was "waterboarded"

    February 3, 2014 7:38 PM

    GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE- A girl who claims she was "waterboarded" by her mother's boyfriend described how he held her face under a running faucet to punish her. The 12-year-old testified at the trial of Melvin Morse, a pediatrician, who pleaded not guilty to endangerment and assault charges. The girl... more »
  • More parents opting kids out of standardized tests

    September 8, 2013 12:28 PM

    DELAWARE TOWNSHIP - More and more parents are telling their kids to stay home the day of standardized tests. They're opposed to standardized tests for many reasons and don't want kids taking them. Some say they're being used to measure teacher performance and fear testing narrows the curriculum. This year,... more »
  • Prison for former soldier for smuggling heroin

    September 4, 2013 7:38 PM

    WILMINGTON, DELAWARE- A former U.S. Army Captain who smuggled heroin got ten years in prison for bringing the drugs into the U.S. while working as a private contractor in Afghanistan. Saleem Akbar Sharif of South Carolina pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute. His lawyers... more »
  • Suspected courthouse shooter, wife dead in Del.

    February 11, 2013 9:54 AM

    WILMINGTON, Del. - The mayor of Wilmington, Del., says a man suspected of killing his wife and wounding two others at the New Castle County Courthouse is dead. Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams said Monday in a telephone interview that the shooter was killed by police. Williams says he was told... more »
  • Dr.'s waterboarding possibly an experiment

    August 14, 2012 7:35 PM

    Police in Delaware say a pediatrician may have been experimenting on his 11-year-old stepdaughter by waterboarding her. Melvin Morse has researched near-death experiences involving children. Documents say morse brought the girl "to a possible near-death state from the simulation of drowning." Morse's lawyer says the idea he was experimenting is... more »
  • Obama honoring US forces killed in Afghan attack

    August 9, 2011 12:50 PM

    DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. - President Barack Obama is privately honoring the U.S. forces killed in the costliest attack of the Afghanistan war. The president is at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where fallen troops come home. His trip was unannounced in a measure of security.... more »
  • Spilled Potatoes won't be Wasted

    July 13, 2011 7:36 PM

    Needy families in Delaware can thank a crash between a train and a truck hauling potatoes for some of the food on their tables. The crash happened in Milford and the potatoes were put into a dump truck after they spilled. The state transportation department didn't want them to go... more »
  • Del. road sign hacked to read "Live nudes ahead"

    May 21, 2011 4:10 PM

    GREENVILLE, Del.- Delaware highway officials say a portable road-message sign was hacked to read "Live nudes ahead" instead of advising motorists about a coming road closure near Greenville. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Sandy Roumillat says the computerized sign is password-protected, but the contractor that owns the sign was using... more »
  • O'Donnell Claims She was Obama's Top Opponent

    February 8, 2011 7:28 PM

    Former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell, who lost her bid from Delaware, says in a fundraising letter that she was the President's top opponent in the 2010 election. She's a Republican who was making her third run for Senate when she pulled off a tea-party fueled upset in the GOP primary... more »
  • Feds probe O'donnell's spending

    December 29, 2010 1:17 PM

    BALTIMORE - A person with knowledge of a federal campaign-finance investigation says a criminal probe has been opened into whether Delaware Republican Christine O'Donnell broke the law by using campaign money to pay personal expenses. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to protect the identity of a client... more »
  • Google to invest in offshore wind power project

    October 12, 2010 1:10 PM

    A consortium of technology and investment companies including Google has devoted $1.8 billion to building a network of transmission lines to connect future offshore wind farms along the Atlantic from New Jersey to Virginia. Google Inc. has teamed up with investment firm Good Energies, Japanese industrial conglomerate Marubeni and... more »
  • Police pull 2nd body from Delaware River

    July 9, 2010 2:36 PM

    Police in Philadelphia have recovered a second boy from the Delaware River, after a tour boat was hit by a barge and flipped over. Authorities did not immediately confirm the body was that of 20-year-old Hungarian Szabolcs Prem, who has been missing since Wednesday. Police earlier pulled the... more »
  • Vice President Biden's son hospitalized

    May 11, 2010 10:35 AM

    Vice President Joe Biden's son Beau Biden is being treated at a hospital in Delaware. The White House did not provide information about what might be wrong. Beau Biden, who is the Attorney General for Delaware, is reportedly awake and communicating with his parents and his wife. At 41... more »
  • Louisiana left out of "Race To The Top"

    March 29, 2010 12:46 PM

    Louisiana was passed over by the U. S. Department of Education for "Race to the Top" money. Tennessee and Delaware were awarded $600 million to help improve student performance and transform struggling schools. Louisiana was one of 16 finalists. Federal officials will collect a second round of... more »
  • Doctor pleads not guilty to molestation

    March 24, 2010 8:24 PM

    A pediatrician in Delaware pleaded not guilty to molesting more than a hundred of his patients and remains in jail with bond set at $4.7 million. Prosecutors contend Dr. Earl Bradley videotaped the assaults on his young patients and molested some repeatedly. They also say they expect to file more... more »
  • Delaware doc accused in child sex abuse cases

    February 22, 2010 9:38 PM

    It may be one of the worst cases of child sex abuse in U.S. history. Dr. Earl Bradley was indicted today by a Delaware grand jury, accused of 471 counts of sexual crimes against 103 children. According to Attorney General Beau Biden, all the victims were caught on more than... more »

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