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3 dead in courthouse shooting over custody dispute

Motivated by a yearslong custody dispute, a gunman opened fire Monday morning in a Delaware courthouse lobby just as the building was opening to the public for the day, exchanging shots with police and leaving three people — including the shooter — dead, authorities said.read more

 

Six girls beat mentally disabled woman, tape attack

A group of teenage girls beat up a mentally disabled woman in Delaware County, Pa., videotaped the attack and posted the clip to Facebook, according to Chester police.

 

Doctor in waterboarding case: State overreacting

A Delaware physician accused of waterboarding his 11-year-old stepdaughter says he is being persecuted by authorities because of a 2009 doctor abuse scandal in the state. Dr. Melvin Morse tells The Associated Press that he is the victim of what he called hysteria following the prosecution of pediatrician Earl Bradley. Bradley is serving 14 life sentences for abusing scores of his young patients over more than a decade.

 

Doctor arrested after 11-year-old daughter accuses him of waterboarding her

A Delaware doctor and his wife were arrested this week after their daughter told authorities that she was punished by "waterboarding," police said. The 11-year-old girl told police that her father, pediatrician Melvin Morse, would hold her face under a running faucet causing the water to shoot up her nose, the Delaware State Police said. The punishments happened at least four times over a two-year period and the girl's mother, Pauline Morse, witnessed some of them and did nothing, police said.

 

Gingrich hints he may drop from race

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich hinted he may withdraw from the presidential race if he has a poor showing in the Delaware primary Tuesday – a state where he has been actively campaigning for several weeks. "I think we need to take a deep look at what we are doing," Gingrich told NBC News in an exclusive interview on Monday. "We will be in North Carolina tomorrow night and we will look and see what the results are."

 

Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich Make Last-Ditch Effort to Hold Off Mitt Romney

Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul

After a three-week lull, the Republican presidential primaries resume on Tuesday when five Northeastern states -- Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island -- have their say.

 

Pediatrician gets life for abusing patients

Former Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley will spend the rest of his life in prison for committing horrific acts of sexual abuse against scores of young patients over more than a decade, a judge ruled Friday.

 

Convicted ax murderer is executed in Delaware

Convicted ax murderer is executed in Delaware

A convicted ax murderer, on Delaware's death row for some 18 years, was executed on Friday at the state prison in Smyrna.

 

Los Angeles Dodgers file for bankruptcy protection

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Dodgers says the National League club has filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware, according to the Associated ...

 

Weiner says online contact with teen not indecent

U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who has been under fire after admitting to sending graphic photos to women online, acknowledged Friday that he had online contact with a 17-year-old girl in Delaware but said the communications were "neither explicit nor indecent."...

 

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