Seaford Police Officer Indicted for Off-Duty Altercation

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A Seaford Police officer has been indicted on multiple charges – including a felony for brandishing a handgun during a traffic-related altercation that occurred while he was off-duty. Delaware Department of Justice officials say 38 year old Kyle Linville experienced a mechanical issue while parking his pickup truck and attached trailer in a driveway in…

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Dover Man Sentenced for 2021 Murder and Attempted Murder

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A Dover man has been sentenced for a brutal assault and murder that happened in 2021. On October 12 32-year-old Ronald Suber of Dover was sentenced to life plus 70 years in prison for Murder 1st Degree, Attempted Murder 1st Degree, two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Tampering with a Witness, and Conspiracy 2nd Degree. The sentencing took place in…

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New Home Improvement Services Contractor Regulations in Delaware Effective Today, November 1st

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Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings’ Consumer Protection Unit promulgated final regulations that establish clear rules of the road for the Home Improvement Services industry in Delaware. The regulations are based on hundreds of complaints received by the Department of Justice, and it requires a number of disclosures and prohibits certain practices regarding home improvement transactions.  Among other requirements, the…

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Seniors in Delaware Warned About Increase in Financial Scam Reports

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In the wake of an uptick in reports of financial exploitation of seniors, Attorney General Kathy Jennings and the Delaware DOJ’s Investor Protection Unit (“IPU”) is cautioning seniors to be vigilant for scams. Kent and Sussex Counties have seen an increase in reports, however it’s unclear whether downstate seniors are being targeted because of their…

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Ground Broken For New Sussex Co. Family Court Courthouse

Ground was broken for the new Sussex County Family Court Courthouse in Georgetown Tuesday, June 28th (photo courtesy of Delaware Judiciary)
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Work is getting underway this fall on a new Sussex County Family Court Courthouse. The facility will be located at Race and Market Streets in Georgetown, across from the County Courthouse. Elected officials, members of the judiciary and local citizens gathered Tuesday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site. “This is a great day…

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Del. AG Kathy Jennings Files To Seek Re-election

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Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings has made it official: she is seeking a second term.Jennings has filed for re-election, according to her campaign Thursday. She is a Democrat.Jennings said in her first term, she and the Justice Department held opioid manufacturers accountable, combatted violent crime, and pushed for new laws to make the system more…

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Delaware DOJ warns residents of coronavirus-related scams

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In light of ongoing developments related to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its impact on financial markets, the Delaware Department of Justice’s Consumer and Investor Protection Units are reminding consumers and investors in Delaware to beware of con artists seeking to capitalize on fear and uncertainty. “Con artists see opportunity in people’s anxieties,” said…

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Delaware joins multi-state investigation into JUUL vaping

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Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced that Delaware has joined a bipartisan, multistate investigation of JUUL Labs. The 39-state coalition is investigating JUUL’s marketing and sales practices, including targeting of youth. The investigation also concerns claims regarding nicotine content, statements regarding the risks and safety of e-cigarettes, and the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as smoking cessation devices.…

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Magnolia man indicted in home improvement fraud investigation

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The Delaware Department of Justice has announced a string of home improvement indictments, one of which resulted in charges against a Magnolia man who officials say defrauded multiple homeowners. 48-year-old Andrew Masserelli was indicted earlier this month on charges of Home Improvement Fraud and Theft Greater than $1,500 related to a series of home improvement…

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Delaware DOJ Secures Student Loan Debt Relief for ITT Tech Students

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The Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice has announced over 23,000 dollars in student loan debt relief for students of ITT Tech, a failed for-profit college. Attorney General Kathy Jennings made the announcement on Monday, that would provide relief for 5 former ITT Tech Students from Delaware, as part of a 43-state…

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Dover Man Sentenced For Injuring Two Pedestrians with Car

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The Delaware Department of Justice says 52-year-old William Smith of Dover has pled guilty and been sentenced for an August 2018 incident that injured two female pedestrians in a crosswalk at the intersection of Route 13 and Denneys Road in Dover. Smith pled guilty to two counts of vehicular assault in the first degree and…

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