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2 held after attempted sledgehammer burglary of New Castle business

Two  New Castle men were charged with multiple offenses after they were found at the scene of a burglary that used a sledgehammer.  At approximately 11:45 p.m., Tuesday, troopers were called to Aaron’s Furniture at...

Eight arrested after rash of vehicle thefts from Port of Wilmington shippers

The Delaware State Police have arrested eight Philadelphia-area teens during the investigation of  auto thefts at companies using the Port of Wilmington that kept keys in the vehicles.  Detectives assigned to the Delaware State Police...

Newark landlords to fork over $400,000 for maintenance woes and not coming through on...

The  Delaware Department of Justice announced settlements totaling $400,000  against  Newark landlords accused of not following through in maintenance and not living up to offering advertised  amenities such as air-conditioning The  Delaware Department of Justice...

Wilmington gun violence showed sharp decline in 2018

The year-end report on crime in Wilmington showed to reduce gun homicides down by 41 percent, shootings by 56 percent and overall crime by 6 percent. The rate of cleared homicides rose to  62...

Middletown man faces 15 years sentence for bank, doughnut shop holdups

A 38-year-old Middletown man faces at least 15 years in prison for robbing  two  New Castle County banks and a donut shop. Travis McNeal pleaded guilty to two counts of Robbery First Degree and one count...

Wilmington shooting rate drop deserves headlines

Good afternoon, The administration of Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki has been cautious about trumpeting a sharp drop in the city’s shooting rate. Check out here the most recent Compstat report  for more detailed data. After all,...

From WHYY: Regs now in place that aim to ferret out sketchy LLCs

New LLC regulations are now in place that aim to bar "bad actors" from using a corporate shield for questionable or illegal purposes. The change came out of legislation backed by the Secretary of State's...

Updated: 2018’s top 50 stories (based on page views)

With the  Delaware Business Now newsletter taking a break over the holidays, it ’s a fitting time to look back on the top stories of 2018.  The ranking is based on page views and typically involves stories...

State’s new sexual harassment law requires prevention training for larger employers

A new  Delaware sexual harassment law takes effect on  January 1. Sexual harassment has been illegal in Delaware workplaces for over 20 years. However, the definition has never been clearly spelled out in the law...

Update: Mall temporarily expands unaccompanied child-teen policy after fight, sharp noise led to evacuation

Christiana Mall continues to have a heavy police presence after a pre-Christmas fight apparently led shoppers to flee the mall. Delaware State Police reported an apparent fight at the mall led to reports of a...