Prosecutors give up on more trials in Delaware prison riot

U.S. 06/12/19, 14:01

Prosecutors will press no further charges after a series of trial losses against inmates accused in deadly rioting at Delaware's maximum-security prison in 2017.The state attorney general's office said Wednesday that prosecutors have notified court officials that they will not move forward with any other pending charges in connection with ...

Attorney tapped to lead troubled Delaware corrections system

U.S. 06/04/19, 11:02

An attorney who helped lead prison reform efforts after a deadly inmate riot has been tapped by Delaware Gov. John Carney to head the state's corrections system.Carney on Tuesday announced the nomination of Claire DeMatteis to replace Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps.Phelps plans to retire July 15 following a ...

Delaware AG investigating prison medical contractor

Health 05/14/19, 19:13

Delaware's attorney general is investigating the state's prison system medical contractor amid allegations that staffers were ordered to forge documents to falsely state that inmates were getting mental health treatment they never received.Officials confirmed the investigation this week and urged anyone with information about the record-keeping practices of Connections Community ...

Warrant: Man who avoided jail for bigamy has disappeared

U.S. 05/09/19, 13:59

A New Hampshire man who avoided jail time on bigamy charges could end up behind bars after all after authorities say he lied about his whereabouts and then disappeared.Forty-three-year-old Michael Middleton pleaded guilty last month and was given a 12-month suspended sentence. A warrant was issued for his arrest Wednesday ...

Truex wins 2nd career Monday NASCAR race at Dover

Sports 05/06/19, 16:09

Martin Truex Jr. stood next to the 60-pound metallic gold Monster trophy on the victory lane stage and was uncertain about how many fingers he should flash for his celebratory photo."Two for the season or three for Dover?" Truex asked.How about one of each?Driver Martin Truex Jr. (19) celebrates with ...

Update: Truex wins NASCAR race at Dover

Sports 05/06/19, 14:27

The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Dover International Speedway (all times local):3:20 p.m.Martin Truex Jr. has won a Monday race at Dover International Speedway for the second time in his career, pulling away from the field down the stretch to reach victory lane for the second time in ...

NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover in rain delay

Sports 05/05/19, 13:01

The NASCAR Cup race at Dover International Speedway has been delayed by rain.Chase Elliott, last week's winner at Talladega, won the pole and was scheduled to lead the field to green at 2:01 p.m. Sunday. Dover hasn't held a Monday race since 2007.Elliott topped the speed chart on a blistering ...

Busch nears NASCAR milestone top-10 streak to start a season

Sports 05/04/19, 13:11

Morgan Shepherd pushed his No. 89 Chevrolet for a few feet through the garage with all the might a 77-year-old NASCAR driver could muster before yielding to his crew. Pushing 80, Shepherd just might race long enough for his age to match his car number. "Oh, yeah. That won't be nothing," Shepherd ...

Elliott takes Dover pole with track record of 165.960 mph

Sports 05/03/19, 15:37

Chase Elliott followed his first win of the season with a pole at Dover, topping the speed chart on a blistering day at the track with a record 165.960 mph.Elliott won last week at Talladega and kept the good times rolling Friday when he led a 1-2 start for Hendrick ...

Larson ‘looks tough’ after walking away from Talladega wreck

Sports 05/03/19, 15:10

Kyle Larson got his first look at his spectacular barrel roll at Talladega and felt like the star of a summer blockbuster."It makes me look like I'm really tough," Larson said, smiling.Larson was grateful to walk away unscathed last weekend from his dangerous crash on perhaps the diciest track in ...

Start your wagers: NASCAR data deal could lead to more bets

Sports 05/03/19, 08:55

NASCAR is making its first big play in the world of expanded legal sports betting, hoping a sports data partnership will lead to gamblers being able to bet during races on much more than just who gets the checkered flag.Genius Sports has become the exclusive provider of NASCAR data to ...

Restaurant name leaves bad taste with Delaware officials

U.S. 04/24/19, 17:35

Delaware officials won't allow popular Colorado-based restaurant chain Illegal Pete's to convert to a Delaware limited liability company because the company's name has "a negative connotation," according to a federal lawsuit filed this week.But state Division of Corporations records show that Delaware officials have signed off on plenty of questionable, ...

Biden’s verbal slip about campaign draws Democrats’ cheers

Politics 03/16/19, 20:50

Did Joe Biden accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House? Or was it just another slip of the tongue by the former vice president with a reputation for veering off script? In a keynote speech at a dinner for the Delaware Democratic Party, Biden boasted Saturday that he ...

Prosecutors drop most remaining cases in fatal prison riot

U.S. 03/15/19, 14:04

Delaware prosecutors dismissed all but three remaining cases Friday against inmate defendants charged in a deadly riot at the state's maximum-security prison.The decision came after earlier trials of seven inmates resulted in only one — who admitted planning the uprising knowing it could become violent — convicted of murder in ...

Update: Trump at ceremony for Americans killed in Syria

Politics 01/19/19, 13:17

The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Dover Air Force Base (all times local): 1:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for a ceremony honoring the four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in Syria this week. The president stood solemnly and saluted the remains of ...

Update: Funeral plans are pending for Utah Guard major

U.S. 11/04/18, 18:05

The Latest on a Utah city mayor killed during an attack in Afghanistan while he was serving with the state's National Guard (all times local): 2 p.m. The remains of Utah mayor who was also a major in the Utah Army National Guard and killed in Afghanistan are scheduled to arrive Monday ...

Man resentenced to 40 years in parents’ 1996 murder

U.S. 10/30/18, 14:39

A judge lifted the life sentence Tuesday for a New Hampshire man who killed his parents and stashed them in garbage bags as a teenager, making him eligible for release in 17 years. Now 40, Robert Dingman was 17 when he and his 14-year-old brother shot their parents to death as ...

Update: Harvick wins 1st stage in NASCAR race at Dover

Sports 10/07/18, 15:26

The Latest on the NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway (all times local):___3:20 p.m.Kevin Harvick has won the first stage of the NASCAR playoff race at Dover.The race winner earns an automatic berth into the round of eight of NASCAR's playoffs. Harvick was about as dominant early in his No. ...

NASCAR set to implement gambling regulations in 2019

Sports 10/07/18, 14:13

NASCAR president Steve Phelps said the series is set to implement guidelines in the rulebook on sports betting in 2019.Dover International Speedway opened its on-site betting kiosk this weekend and became the only track that allowed sports gambling on its property. NASCAR does not prohibit its drivers or team members ...

Kyle Busch, Harvick start NASCAR race at Dover on front row

Sports 10/07/18, 13:53

Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick are on the front row for Sunday's NASCAR Cup race at Dover International Speedway.Busch and Harvick lead NASCAR with seven wins as the series shifts into the second round of the playoffs.Stewart-Haas Racing holds four of the 12 playoff spots with Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Kurt ...

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