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Wilmington moves 2 steps closer on police body cameras

Wilmington has made two major advances on equipping all of its uniformed police officers with body cameras. City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a contract for equipment and installation, WDEL reported. The vote was on the same day the city announced...

Stolen mail found near abandoned vehicle in Newark

Mail that had been stolen from several Newark mailboxes was found Monday morning near a vehicle that had been abandoned on a bicycle trail, police said. Newark Police were responding to a report of a vehicle in a stream along...

County police officer charged with unlawful sexual contact

A New Castle County police officer has been charged with unlawful sexual contact in the third degree,  county police said Wednesday. Multiple outlets have identified the officer as Robert Grover, 32, and said the incident occurred Saturday at Dover Downs Hotel and...

911 outages aren’t connected, state official says

Problems with 911 service on Sept. 28 and Monday aren’t connected, a state official said, and the causes are still being researched. “Our state 911 administrator is working closely with 911 network providers to determine the extent and cause of...

Former boyfriend charged in Newark teen’s homicide

Madison Sparrow’s former boyfriend has been charged with her murder, Delaware State Police said today. Noah M. Sharp, a 19-year-old from Newark, was taken into custody and charged with three felonies: murder first degree, possession of a deadly weapon during the...

Body of missing Newark teen has been discovered

Police today announced that they have found the body of Madison Elizabeth Sparrow, a17-year-old from Newark reported missing on Friday. “It is with incredible sadness that I share this,” a post on  Finding Madison Sparrow began. “Law enforcement has found Madison’s body....

Fields searched for Newark teen missing since Friday

A Gold Alert is out for Madison Elizabeth Sparrow, a 17-year-old from Newark who is missing. The Find Madison Sparrow Facebook group on Sunday afternoon conducted a search for her in fields near Farm Lane and Library Avenue, near the...

Newark officials: Mugging, arsons a spike in otherwise downward trend of crime

A spike in crime in the Newark area isn't out of the ordinary as University of Delaware students return to campus, but a recent Main Street mugging and two fires started by arson has raised some eyebrows. Even so, Mayor...

ATF offers $5,000 reward in Newark arsons

The federal government today offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for two arsons in Newark in August. “At this time, investigators do not have evidence linking the two fires...

Another Newark fire called arson; person of interest sought

  A fire two weeks ago at a townhouse being constructed in Newark was arson, the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal announced today. The fire was discovered shortly after 3 a.m. Aug. 17 in the townhouse, in the unit...
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