DOJ says Delaware county needs a specialized DUI court
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Department of Justice thinks the state's southernmost county needs a specialized court to deal with drunken driving cases.
School board wants member accused of child sex abuse to quit
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A Delaware school board is asking for the resignation of a member jailed on more than a dozen felony child sex assault charges, including second-degree rape.
Lawsuit alleges Delaware inmate’s suicide was preventable
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — The mother of a 23-year-old Delaware inmate who reported twice being raped in his cell and later died of self-inflicted injuries is suing prison officials and the health...
Delaware school board member charged with child sex assault
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A Delaware school board member is under arrest on more than a dozen felony child sex assault charges, including continuous sexual abuse and second-degree rape.
School board member charged with sexual abuse of youths
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — A school board member in Delaware is facing felony charges that he sexually abused at least three juvenile victims.
Delaware police: Driver tried to lure students into van
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say they're investigating reports that a suspicious driver approached high school students near a bus stop and tried to lure them into a...
Police: Dozens arrested in Delaware ‘crime blitz’
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say dozens of people have been arrested in an operation intended to target criminal activity and address "quality-of-life" issues.
Delaware authorities report 6 suspected overdose deaths
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware public health officials say six people died of suspected drug overdoses over the Labor Day weekend.
Authorities say the suspected overdose deaths happened in...
Police: Officers fatally shoot man firing shotgun
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Authorities say police officers in Delaware shot and killed a man who was armed with a shotgun.
The Wilmington Police Department said in a news release that...
New Castle prison guard charged with trafficking, misconduct
NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — A guard at the New Castle Correctional Facility faces official misconduct and trafficking charges after allegedly delivering cellphones and unknown substances to two...
No harmful chemical found at Delaware bank where 5 fell sick
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Authorities in Delaware found no evidence of hazardous chemicals or substances at a bank that was evacuated after five people complained of headaches and a strong chemical...
Prison employee smuggled wedding ring, investigators say
NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a prison food employee who was smitten with an Indiana inmate smuggled a wedding ring behind bars.
Online court records show Rebecca Landers pleaded...
Police release names of victims in Delaware plane crash
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — State police have released the names of two men who died in a small plane crash in northern Delaware.
Authorities have identified the pilot of the plane as...
Indiana man convicted in teen’s slaying takes life in prison
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A man convicted in the previously unsolved 1998 killing of an Indiana teenager has taken his life in state prison.
New Delaware law allows vehicle height monitoring systems
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Big brother wants to keep a closer eye on big rigs in Delaware.
Gov. John Carney plans to sign legislation Thursday that authorizes state and local governments to...
Delaware officials to update public on aftermath of gas leak
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware environmental officials are updating residents about actions taken by a chemical plant owner since a gas leak last year temporarily closed the Delaware Memorial...
Indiana inmate accused of attacking county jail guard
NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 40-year-old inmate at the Henry County jail has been charged for allegedly attacking a guard.
Jerome Felix Loveless of New Castle faces battery...
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania father fatally shot his teenage daughter's boyfriend because he believed he had gotten her "hooked on drugs."
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.
Dismissal affirmed in suit over prostitute’s child abuse
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.
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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.
Trucker gets his beloved dog back after 25 days on the run
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.