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Carney launches unprecedented Wilmington mayoral campaign

Jacob OwensGovernment, Headlines

This story was originally published on Spotlight Delaware.  Gov. John Carney filed Monday to run in the September Democratic primary, but instead of seeking federal office like some of his predecessors, he’s running to be mayor of his hometown, Wilmington. With Mayor Michael Purzycki declining to run for re-election after two terms, citing a desire to spend more time with family …

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Hit-and-run hospitalizes Faithful Friends founder, kills dog

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The founder of Faithful Friends Animal Society is recovering from a hit-and-run accident that hospitalized her and killed her dog, Emma, which she was walking at the time of the accident. The incident occurred when Jane Pierantozzi was walking her dog Dec. 10 on South Clayton Street in Wilmington near the intersection of South Clayton and Maple Streets in Wilmington. …

Purses stolen from restaurants in the North Wilmington area has disturbed people hearing about them on next-door.com. (Mathias Reding photo from Pexels)

Disturbing crimes: Ransacked and stolen purses

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

Two recent social media posts about purses being stolen or ransacked offer timely warnings to avoid becoming victims of crime. Both posts on nextdoor.com were secondhand, but they resonated with dozens of people who made comments. “WARNING,” Sarah Brase-Davis began her post, noting that her aunt had her credit and debit cards stolen after shopping at the Costco in Christiana. …

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Family of Wilmington robbery, assault victim speaks out

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

Wilmington jewelry store owner Chang Suh, 68, was tending his shop on Sept. 15 when a man — he presumed a customer — appeared at the front door. Suh had installed a security system that required him to buzz each patron in. His store sold high-dollar jewelry, after all, and the area had developed a bit of a reputation for …

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Lawmaker hosts conference aimed at ending human trafficking

Charles MegginsonHeadlines, Government

Lawmakers, state employees and law enforcement officers gathered at Legislative Hall Tuesday to learn how Delaware can better address the scourge of human trafficking. Delaware is one of 39 states to receive an ‘F’ on the Shared Hope International Child and Youth Sex Trafficking Report Card, attendees learned Tuesday. Areas the state performed the worst in include identification and response …

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DOJ seeks public’s assistance in Sussex County sexual abuse case

Charles MegginsonHeadlines, Police & Fire

Major Foster The Delaware Department of Justice is asking individuals who have been victims of abuse by an Ellendale pastor to come forward and assist in his prosecution. Major Foster, a Lincoln man, is facing pending charges after allegedly inappropriately touching multiple women during his time as pastor at Ellendale’s Philadelphia Pentecostal Holiness Church. Foster was indicted in November by …

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Del. man sentenced for cyberattack on ex-employer

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines, Police & Fire

(Photo by Bermix Studio on Unsplash) A Middletown man was sentenced Wednesday to six months of home confinement and more than $13,000 in restitution in a cyberattack on his old employer’s computer network. The sentence came from Leonard P. Stark, chief U.S. District judge for Delaware and was announced by the Department of Justice. Levii Delgado, 36, of Middletown, had …