Baby born in convenience store restroom has died
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A baby who was born in a convenience store bathroom in western Pennsylvania has died.
Emergency responders say they found the boy's mother giving her son CPR in the...
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania say a man who was on parole for a previous homicide stabbed his girlfriend's 8-year-old son to death during a domestic dispute.
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Officials from two central Indiana counties are considering the possibility of opening a regional jail that they would share.
Daughter uses road construction career in her art
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Some family traits are said to skip a generation.
Other times, it's purely "like father, like daughter."
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has been arrested on charges he staged a robbery at the store where he worked to cover up a theft for which he was responsible.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against state officials involving a prostitute's abuse of her children.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police from around Pennsylvania are honoring four members of law enforcement who were killed or died last year from injuries sustained while on duty.
NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana man has been sentenced to 63 years in prison for using a cellphone cord to choke an acquaintance who died about eight months after the attack.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four Indiana regions have been chosen as finalists for state funding aimed at boosting community ties and economic development.
Police: Man dead in gunfire involving deputy fired first
NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 32-year-old man who died after an exchange of gunfire with a sheriff's deputy along Interstate 70 in eastern Indiana didn't have a license for the handgun...
NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 32-year-old man who allegedly pointed a gun at a sheriff's deputy along Interstate 70 in eastern Indiana has died after being shot.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped all charges against a woman in a robbery-related western Pennsylvania shooting that killed three people, including a 10-year-old girl.
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A chemical plant owner is facing nearly $250,000 in penalties after a toxic gas leak that closed the Delaware Memorial Bridge for hours in November.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — For 25 days, Ashanti eluded her rescuers.
Over a 10-mile stretch, up and down Interstate 376 and into Union and Neshannock townships, a group of 15 determined animal...
Man ordered to trial in slayings of 3, including girl, 10
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A man has been ordered to stand trial in what authorities allege was a robbery-related shooting in western Pennsylvania that killed three people, including a 10-year-old...
8 Pennsylvania teens arrested for Delaware port car thefts
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say eight Pennsylvania teenagers have been arrested for stealing cars from two companies at the Port of Wilmington.
The News Journal of Wilmington reports that police say the cars were stolen from Trans Cargo and Auto Port Inc.
8 Pennsylvania teens accused in Delaware car theft attempt
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Eight Pennsylvania teenagers have been charged with firearm, conspiracy and theft-related counts after being arrested in Delaware when police say they tried to steal a car.
Delaware State Police say Saturday's arrests come as troopers keep investigating a string of vehicle thefts since late October in New Castle. The youths — ages 15 to 18 from in and near Philadelphia — were being held on bond.
Authorities: Fast-moving house fire kills man, dog
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a fast-moving house fire in western Pennsylvania has killed a man and his dog.
The fire at the two-story home in New Castle broke out around 4:30 a.m. Saturday. The bodies were found shortly after firefighters extinguished the blaze.
The man's body was found on the first floor. His name has not been released.
Woman now faces homicide charge in triple slaying
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A woman is now charged along with two men in a robbery-related shooting that killed three people, including a 10-year-old girl.
Forty-one-year-old Jody Hammer of New Wilmington had already been charged with obstruction in the Oct. 16 triple homicide in New Castle.
New Castle police said a homicide charge was filed after investigators learned that Hammer allegedly planned the robbery with 19-year-old Steven Procopio of New Wilmington.
Delaware Memorial Bridge toll to increase in March
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — It will cost more to cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge next year.
The Delaware River and Bay Authority adopted a new toll schedule on Tuesday. The price to cross between New Jersey and Delaware will increase from $4 to $5 for cars and small trucks, beginning March 1. Commercial vehicles will pay $2 more per axle.
Motorists who participate in the agency's discount programs can save money. Discount rates are being adjusted for the second time in more than 30 years.
Man charged after gun being unloaded fires, killing teen
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say an involuntary manslaughter charge has been filed against a western Pennsylvania man who was unloading a gun that went off, killing a 15-year-old youth.
New Castle police said the youth and a friend went to a home to meet other friends at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Police said a man met them at the door with a gun and let them in, but as he removed the weapon's magazine and began to clear the chamber, it discharged, hitting 15-year-old Zach Mulford.
2-vehicle crash in construction zone kills 2, injures 2
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a two-vehicle crash in a construction zone in western Pennsylvania claimed the lives of two people and injured two others.
The New Castle News reports that a westbound vehicle on Route 422 near the New Castle city line crossed into the eastbound lanes and hit another vehicle at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Suspect in Pennsylvania triple homicide arrested in Detroit
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say one of the suspects in a triple homicide in western Pennsylvania has been arrested in Michigan.
New Castle police said Monday that 19-year-old Anthony Lavon Cooper Jr. of Harrison Township has been arrested by federal marshals in Detroit.
Cooper was wanted on homicide, conspiracy and firearms charges in the Oct. 16 deaths of 31-year-old Nichole Pumphrey, 10-year-old Amariah Emery and 31-year-old Lawrence Cannon.
2nd suspect sought in murders of man, woman, girl, 10
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A second suspect is being sought in the murders of a man, a woman and her 10-year-old daughter earlier in the week in western Pennsylvania.
New Castle police say they are seeking the whereabouts of 19-year-old Anthony Lavon Cooper of Harrison Township on homicide, conspiracy and firearms charges.
Officials: Girl witnessed triple shooting, ID’d suspect
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — The younger sister of a 10-year-old girl slain with her mother and a man inside their home witnessed the attack and identified the shooter, court documents show.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that court documents state the girl was upstairs in the New Castle home when she and her sister heard two noises from the floor below.
19-year-old man arrested in triple slaying
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A man who is facing charges in the fatal shooting of a man, a woman and her 10-year-old daughter in western Pennsylvania awaited arraignment Thursday.
Authorities arrested Stephen Procopio, 19, of New Wilmington, on Wednesday night and charged him with three counts of homicide.
"I didn't hurt her," Procopio told WPXI-TV in response to a question about the girl's death as he was taken into custody.
Man, woman, her daughter, 10, found slain in Pennsylvania
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — The deaths of a man, a woman and a 10-year-old girl found in a New Castle home as a triple homicide, police said Tuesday.
New Castle police in a statement identified the victims as Nichole Pumphrey, 31, her daughter Amariah Emery and 31-year-old Lawrence Cannon.
Chief Robert Salem, of the New Castle police department, told reporters the deaths apparently occurred overnight. Officers were called to the scene shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Inmate who confessed sentenced to 63 years in 2008 slaying
NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — A prison inmate who confessed in 2017 to a slaying years earlier in eastern Indiana has been sentenced to 63 years in prison.
Police: Delaware man sexually assaulted teen at knifepoint
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man is accused of sexually assaulting a teen girl at knifepoint.
New Castle County police say a man called 911 last Thursday after the 17-year-old ran up to him and said she had been sexually assaulted.
Investigators determined that the girl had accompanied 25-year-old Dwight Davis to a home earlier that evening but that he refused to let her leave, threatened her with a knife and sexually assaulted her.
NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a wrong-way driver from Ohio caused a crash on an interstate in eastern Indiana that left the driver of another vehicle dead.
The crash happened late Monday along Interstate 70 near New Castle. Indiana State Police say the Henry County sheriff's office was responding to a report of a wrong-way driver in the roadway's eastbound lanes when deputies came upon the crash.
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Authorities in Delaware say a New York man used a box cutter to assault an elderly woman who declined to give him a ride.
‘Mountain Dew’ robber sentenced to 10 years for heists
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who used Mountain Dew sodas as props when he robbed several convenience stores in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
Eric Barbati also pleaded guilty to two bank robberies. In addition to his prison sentence, the 33-year-old New Castle resident also must pay restitution to the stores and banks he robbed.
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who exited his car after an accident on a Delaware highway has been struck and killed.
Delaware State Police the 33-year-old man was exiting I-495 near New Castle toward I-295 when he lost control of his Toyota Avalon around 4:15 a.m. Saturday. The car hit a Jersey wall, flipped and spun out onto the grass.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Lt. Col. Andrew Morgan always dreamed about going to space. In July 2019, his dream becomes reality.
Morgan, who has always called New Castle home due to deep family ties in the community despite never having lived there, will be living and working on the International Space Station, orbiting 245 miles above the Earth's surface, as part of a seven-month mission.
UNION, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say a man who shot at a car carrying his two children during a domestic dispute has been charged.
Classes build, demonstrate gas and oil rig
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Some high school students are learning to make robots and three-dimensional items using laptop computers and other technology.
At the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center, members of one class are getting their hands dirty, learning to drill for oil and gas.
Prison inmate confesses to 2008 eastern Indiana slaying
NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — A prison inmate has confessed to a slaying nearly 10 years in eastern Indiana, saying he did so to gain "peace of mind."
The Henry County Prosecutor's Office said Thursday it had filed charges of murder and burglary against 51-year-old Dana R. Zirkel in connection with August 2008 crowbar-bludgeoning death of 49-year-old Michael Patterson of Middletown during a burglary.
A New Castle police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a viral video showed him violently subduing a man.
Police said the unnamed, intoxicated suspect had assaulted a juvenile and attempted to attack officers with a knife Monday evening. Officers used a stun gun three times without success before using violent force, according to police.
The original video has been removed from Facebook but a copy posted on another page has been viewed more than 2.4 million times.
Man, 83, dies in fire blamed on electrical malfunction
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a fire blamed on an electrical malfunction claimed the life of an elderly man in western Pennsylvania.
Fire crews in Lawrence County were called to the split-level home in Hickory Township just outside New Castle at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday after neighbors and passing motorists noticed flames coming from the living room area.
Turkey that took over New Castle killed by motor vehicle
NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — A wild turkey that had become the talk of an eastern Indiana community has died after being struck by a motor vehicle.
The New Castle mayor's office tells The (Muncie) Star Press the turkey that had strutting its stuff in the city died in a "hit-and-run" collision Friday morning.
WILMINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man who shot at police during a car chase in western Pennsylvania was killed when officers returned fire.
William Frazier II shot at and hit a New Wilmington police vehicle several times during Thursday's chase along Route 208 in Wilmington.
The 40-year-old New Castle man eventually stopped his vehicle in the middle of the road, got out and continued shooting from behind a wooden shed near the road, At one point, a shot hit a passing car.
A New Castle man is accused of distributing cocaine and heroin, federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh said Wednesday.
Michael Schmidt, 21, has been indicted on three counts of drug and weapons charges brought by a federal grand jury, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said.
On Oct. 12, officials discovered that Schmidt possessed heroin and cocaine and intended to sell it, according to the indictment.
Schmidt also had a .38-caliber pistol and ammunition.