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Saturday, October 16, 2021

2 indicted in complicated scheme to conceal theft of $900,000+ from appliance store...

A federal grand jury in Baltimore has returned an indictment charging Stephen L. Franklin, 53, and Duane G. Larmore, 46, both of Salisbury, MD, in connection with a complicated international investment scheme involving theft...

One time-political candidate Protack pleads guilty to sending death threats via U.S Mail

A perennial  Delaware political candidate pleaded guilty in  U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware to two counts of mailing threatening communications in Delaware. According to court documents, Michael Protack, 63, who now resides...

Harrington woman pleads guilty to not submitting nearly $900,000 in withheld employment...

A Harrington woman pleaded guilty Tuesday  to failing to pay employment taxes on behalf of a business.  U.S. District Court Judge Leonard P. Stark accepted the plea. According to court documents, Sara Collins, 49, served...

Carney signs bill that will bring body cameras to law enforcement agencies

Gov, John Carney signed legislation requiring police officers and certain employees of the Department of Correction and the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families to wear and use a body camera. The...

Delaware to receive $100 million in opioid settlement with Johnson & Johnson and distributors

Delaware will receive more than $100 million from a $26 billion opioid settlement with pharmaceutical distributors and the manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson. The settlement comes after allegations that manufacturers and distributors knowingly produced and distributed...

Newark woman indicted for fraud in submitting applications for federal Covid-19 relief loans

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Tuesday charging a Newark woman with wire fraud, loan fraud, and money laundering in connection with 17  fraudulent loan applications under programs authorized by the Coronavirus Aid,...

Keith Gibson charged with two murders that include slaying of T-Mobile employee

Alleged serial killer Keith Gibson has been formally charged with 41 felonies, including the murders of two people and the attempted murder, assaults, and/or robbery of four other victims, among other offenses. Prosecutors allege that ...

Fireworks and weather

Good afternoon, Tuesday's piece on the explosion of fireworks over the Fourth drew a reaction from readers. No one rose to the defense of firing off ear-ringing displays in residential areas that traumatize some people and...

U.S. District Attorney won’t refile charges against former Wilmington Trust executives

The U.S. District Attorney for Delaware has decided not to retry a case involving former Wilmington Trust President Robert Harra and three associates. "In my judgment, the practical implications of the Third Circuit’s opinion and...

Man faces burglary charges after entering former Comcast offices

A Perryville, MD man faces burglary charges after he was found at the former Comast office site. Delaware State Police identified the man as Mark Porter, 58. On July 3, at about 10:30 a.m., troopers were...