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Cops, community activities set for Aug. 1 National Night Out

Jarek RutzCulture, Headlines

The camaraderie between Delaware’s police and communities in the First State will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 1. For the eighth straight year, the First State will participate in National Night Out where citizens throughout the state and across the nation are asked to turn on their front porch lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and law enforcement.  The …


New worry: ‘Crime tourists’ who target expensive homes for thefts

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Leaving home? Keep it to yourself. In the modern turmoil of daily life, there’s another worry: South American Theft Groups who target upscale homes. The New Castle County Division of Police and other law enforcement partners are warning Delaware residents about a nationwide trend of residential burglaries by groups known as “South American Theft Groups” or “Crime Tourists,” according to …


House Committee approves two bills adding police oversight

Sam HautHeadlines, Government

Despite opposition from police reform advocates and one vocal Democrat, two bills that add accountability and transparency for Delaware police officers easily passed the House Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee Wednesday. House Bill 206, sponsored by Rep. Kendra Johnson, D-Bear, would change the Council on Police Training to the Police Officer Standards and Training Commission, and would expand it …

Unused prescription meds? Here’s how to safely trash them

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Health

First Staters looking to dispose of their prescription drugs in a safe, responsible and convenient way can do so on Saturday, April 22 at 22 different locations throughout the state. Along with proper disposal, the National Drug Enforcement Administration Prescription Drug Take Back Day is meant to educate the public about the potential for abuse of medications. The country is …

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Delaware State Police investigating anonymous threats to schools

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

  Delaware police and schools apparently are among the targets of nationwide calls of false active shooters at the schools. Delaware State Police issued a statement later in the afternoon that said the calls have been determined to be a hoax and a form of “swatting.” Swatting occurs when a prank call is made to emergency services in an attempt …

Wilmington Police Chief Wilfredo Campos

Wilmington’s new police chief is 26-year department veteran

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

Wilmington has a new police chief: Wilfredo Campos, a person of color and a captain who has been with the department for 26 years. Campos, 50, grew up in Wilmington and will become the city’s 33rd police chief and the first person of Hispanic descent to be named to that post. He will be paid $200,000 and begin his job …