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Sportsmen object to Jennings’ backing of gun purchase code

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The leader of Delaware’s largest firearm advocacy group says a letter penned by the state’s attorney general Monday is just another example of her desire to go after Delawareans’ guns.  “There are certain people who just do not feel that everybody has the right to own a gun,” said Jeff Hague, president of the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association. “This is …

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AG Jennings announces abortion hotline

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision that gave individual states the power to regulate abortion, Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Monday announced a hotline Delawareans and out-of-staters can call to answer questions about abortion access in the First State. Those with questions about abortion access can call (302) 992-8096 or toll-free at (877) 312-2366. A …

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AG Jennings announces 76 felony gun charges in Dover

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Wednesday announced 77 charges against nine defendants accused of conducting straw purchases of at least 12 firearms in the Dover area. Of the 77 charges, 76 are felony charges. “There’s no question that guns — and by extension, gun trafficking — are driving violent crime in Delaware,” Jennings said during a press conference. “Straw purchases …

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Jennings: 5 charged for buying guns for others

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

  Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Wednesday announced 91 felony charges against five defendants accused of illegally purchasing more than 60 firearms for others. Two of the guns have already taken lives, Jennings said, including one in a Dover homicide and another in a New Castle County suicide.  “Several more have been recovered in search warrants executed as far away …

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AG Jennings announces formation of Human Trafficking Unit

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Monday announced the formation of a dedicated unit within the Delaware Department of Justice to investigate instances of human trafficking. The unit will be aptly named the Human Trafficking Unit, or HTU. “Human trafficking is among the direst human rights crises of this century,” Jennings said in a statement announcing the unit’s formation. “Awareness has …

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AG Jennings clears officers of wrongdoing in Lymond Moses killing

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

Photo screen-captured from the New Castle County Police Critical Incident Briefing, linked below. The New Castle County Police Officers who killed Lymond Moses in January 2021 will not face criminal charges after Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced she had found their use of deadly force to be justifiable. On Jan. 13, 2021, three officers from the New Castle County Police …

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Delaware auditor Kathy McGuiness indicted on five counts

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announces indictment of state Auditor Kathy McGuiness. Delaware Auditor Kathleen K. McGuiness has been indicted on five counts stemming from fraud and abuse in the management of her office, state Attorney General Kathleen Jennings announced Monday afternoon. Among the charges leveled at McGuiness is that she fired workers in her office to hire her own …

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Former correctional officer indicted for K9’s death in hot car

Betsy Price Headlines, Government

A former Delaware Correctional Officer has been indicted for recklessly confining and causing the death of a 4-year-old law enforcement animal named Lux. Darrel Wiley, 45, left Lux confined and unattended in an official vehicle for four hours while on duty at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in September 2022, according to a statement from the Delaware Department of Justice. …

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Wilmington crime report: Murders, shootings down in 2022

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The number of murders in Wilmington was at its lowest for 15 years in 2022, and the number of shootings was the second lowest in 17 years, according to a new report issued by Delaware’s largest city. Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and lame duck Chief of Police Robert J. Tracy on Tuesday released the Wilmington Police Department’s 2022 Year-End Crime …

Vote-by-mail ruled unconstitutional by Delaware Supreme Court

2022 Rewind: Supreme Court strikes down vote-by-mail

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

This story was originally published in October 2022. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Delaware has ruled the state’s mail-in voting and same-day voter registration statutes unconstitutional. Neither will be allowed in the Nov. 8 general election. The ruling, which came just one day after oral arguments, is a major defeat for Gov. John Carney and Delaware Democrats. …