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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

State Senator wants to bring gun background checks under state control

State Sen. Gerald Hocker, R-Ocean View,  announced  plans to draft legislation that would bring control of firearms background checks back to the state.   The Firearm Transaction Approval Process,  located under the State Bureau of Identification...

New York man gets two years in federal prison for cyberstalking former classmate who...

Kristian James O’Hara, 25,   Bardonia,  NY, was sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison.  O’Hara pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit cyberstalking on April 3, 2019. According to court documents and statements made...

Despite uptick in shootings, crime rate in Wilmington is still on the decline

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and Police Chief Robert J. Tracy released  the official 2019 year-end report on crime in Wilmington. The statistics show a continued reduction in overall crime. According to the WPD’s 2019 year-end...

Updated: Police agencies receive reports of letter from American Express on accounts...

New Castle County police agencies have received multiple reports from residents that they have received a letter from American Express indicating that a bank account had been opened in their name. The letter goes on...

Updated: M&T Bank issues warning about account ‘phishing’

M&T, the largest full-service bank in Delaware, is warning customers about criminals "phishing" for account information. "We recently learned of a scam involving text messages advising that your M&T accounts or cards have been restricted....

Wawa found malware with ability to capture credit, debit card numbers

Wawa has reported malware that was capable of capturing credit and debit card numbers.  The malware had been in place during much of the year. Wawa, which has about 800 stores,  does not believe that...

Wilmington physician convicted of illegally distributing oxycodone

A federal jury convicted Charles Esham, a 60-year-old Wilmington physician, on charges of conspiracy to distribute and distribution of oxycodone. According to court records and evidence presented during the six-day trial, Esham issued oxycodone prescriptions...

State Police warn residents about fake check scams

The Delaware State Police are issuing a scam alert regarding fake checks. The checks drive many types of scams – including phony prize wins, fake jobs, mystery shoppers and online classified ad sales. In a fake...

Newark woman pleads guilty to stealing from mom, thanks to mandatory reporting of...

Thanks to a change in the Delaware Securities Act designed to protect the state’s vulnerable populations, a Newark woman was prosecuted for stealing from her mother. For  a year and a half beginning in July 2017,...

Elkton man indicted on charges that include operating prostitution business and sex trafficking...

A federal grand jury in Baltimore returned an indictment charging Xavier Lee, a/k/a “X,” age 40, of Elkton, MD  on federal charges of using a members-only website to promote his prostitution business. Other charges...