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  • Need a tissue? School mocks 'whiners' in email to parents

    February 18, 2016 11:52 AM

    WILMINGTON, Del. - A Delaware school district has apologized after a staff member inadvertently sent parents a sarcastic "Hurt Feelings Report" that makes fun of "whiners." The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the form is structured like a bullying report and was attached to an email sent Wednesday... more »
  • Delaware House to vote on abolishing death penalty in state

    January 28, 2016 11:53 AM

    DOVER, Del. - The Delaware House is set to vote on a bill to abolish the death penalty in the state. The bill is set to be voted on Thursday. It narrowly cleared the Senate last year but had been languishing in a House committee until the chairman agreed last... more »
  • DuPont moves ahead on job cuts ahead of Dow merger

    December 29, 2015 12:26 PM

    DuPont says it will cut 1,700 jobs in its home state of Delaware and thousands more globally as it prepares for its merger with Dow Chemical. The companies announced earlier this month that they would join to create a giant chemical producer that will eventually be split into three... more »
  • A cab ride to a heist

    January 20, 2015 7:50 PM

    WILMINGTON-DELAWARE- A woman called a cab for a trip to a convenience store and loaded up her toddler to go with her at 3:30 in the morning. Turns out, the cab ride was to rob the store, according to police. State troopers say Amanda Paoletti told the cabbie to... more »
  • Two killed when bus overturns Play Video

    September 22, 2014 2:04 AM

    BEAR, DE - Authorities say a second person has died after a tour bus crash in Delaware that left 48 others injured. Delaware State Police said early Monday that a second woman had died. They said the 30-year-old woman from Istanbul, Turkey suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead... more »
  • Delaware Air Force base on lockdown

    May 8, 2014 11:31 AM

    DOVER, Del. - Dover Air Force Base in Delaware is on lockdown after a suspicious person was reported on the post. Military officials say in a news release that the lockdown was ordered as a precautionary measure after the suspicious person was reported around 11 a.m. All personnel were... more »
  • 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 »

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