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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Newark Police report drop in serious crimes during 2017

Newark Police reported a sharp decrease in crime in 2017. Comparing the time period of January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, to the same time period in 2017, robberies decreased by 24.4 percent, burglaries...

Delaware ranks 18th in property crime rate in region

Delaware finished 18th in a listing of property crime rates.  The ranking came from Your Local Security, which calculated information from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. Ranking first was the District of Columbia, followed by...

State Police warn about phone electric bill scam

The Delaware State Police have issued a warning  about an electric bill phone scam. Several persons  have been contacted and told they are behind on their electric bill and need to make immediate payment over...

Delaware heroin death rate in 2016 9th highest in nation

  Delaware saw a sharp increase in  drug overdose deaths, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  report. Nationwide, this  represents a 50 percent increase over five years and 225 percent increase since 1999. Delaware...

Former Middletown resident charged in connection with $6.5 million invoicing scheme

A former Middletown resident has been charged in connection with a $6.5 million invoicing scheme. The  Indictment, handed down by a federal grand jury this week,  charged  Michael Boyce, currently of Ocean City,  NJ  and...

Cecil County to pursue suits against opioid makers, wholesalers

  Cecil County Government, MD has  retained the Dallas  law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. to investigate and file litigation against wholesale distributors and manufacturers of prescription opioid medication. The county has long struggled with...

Chester County environmental firm’s chief charged with storing, dumping waste

Thomas J. McCaffrey, Jr., 68, of Hibernia Road, Coatesville, was charged with the illegal management of hazardous waste and unlawful conduct related to the illegal storage of hazardous waste at Cedar Grove Environmental. The  Downingtown...

Divided state Supreme Court rules state parks, forests gun ban unconstitutional

A divided Delaware Supreme Court declared a ban on firearms in state forests and state parks was unconstitutional, citing U.S. Supreme Court decisions and the General Assembly’s stance toward carrying guns for personal protection. The case...

Ex-charter school finance chief gets 18 months for embezzlement

Ex-charter school finance chief Sean Moore,  44, of New Castle, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Andrews to 18 months in prison, the period of incarceration requested by the government. The sentencing came...

Updated: State seeks to declare Bear-area massage parlor a ‘criminal nuisance’

<span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> A  complaint filed by the Attorney General’s Office is asking Superior Court to declare a Bear-area property housing the Rose Spa massage parlor a...