Woman shot in Wilmington Easter Sunday
By Ruth Bryna

A woman is sent to the hospital in a shooting that took place Easter Sunday.

Wilmington police say they were called to a residence in the 500 block of Clayton Street around 7 p.m., where they found a 50 year-old woman shot in the lower extremities.

The victim was transported to Christiana hospital. Her condition is unknown, say police.

The shooting is under investigation, and no suspects have been named.



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Boston Marathon security seriously stepped up
By Amy Cherry

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VIDEO: WDEL's Sean Greene talks with the operations director of the Delaware Marathon about stepped up security.

"Boston will be the safest place on the planet," that's what the longtime race director of the Boston Marathon tells Boston.com.

Security will be tighter than it's ever been at the 118th Boston Marathon following last year's bomb blasts near the finish line.

"I've heard that there's going to be three times as many police officers on the course providing security, and decisions that were routine that I could make myself, as a race director, now have to go through several layers of scrutiny: what types of bags are we going to allow? What types of clear bags are we going to have for runners to put their stuff in?" said Joel Schiller, operations director of the Delaware Marathon.

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Schiller also points to a higher level of scrutiny of volunteers and vehicles near the course as well.

This year NO bags will be allowed at the Boston Marathon. Competitors can check a change of clothing in a clear, plastic bag to be retrieved after the race.

36,000 runners are expected to participate in the 26.2 mile course. 73 of the runners are from Delaware.



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Flyers rally to beat Rangers 4-2, even series
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Flyers celebrate after Jason Akeson, center, in scrum, as scored a second period goal to tie the game against the Rangers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Luke Schenn scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and backup Ray Emery made 31 saves for the Philadelphia Flyers, who rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Sunday to even the first-round playoff series.

Schenn put Philadelphia in front after Game 1 goat Jason Akeson tied it 2-2 earlier in the period. That was enough for the Flyers to snap a nine-game losing streak at Madison Square Garden and send the series to Philadelphia tied at 1.

Game 3 is Tuesday night.

Jakub Voracek brought the Flyers within 2-1 in the first after Martin St. Louis and Benoit Pouliot staked New York to the early two-goal lead. Emery did the rest, looking especially sharp in the second and third periods while subbing for injured No. 1 goalie Steve Mason.




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Phillies beat Rockies 10-9
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Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, front, calls for a review of a play as the Rockies' Corey Dickerson looks on from second base. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Jimmy Rollins homered early, then hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning that sent the Philadelphia Phillies past the Colorado Rockies 10-9 Sunday.

Rollins finished with three hits as the Phillies averted a series sweep. Ryan Howard added four hits, including a homer and triple while driving in three runs.

Rockies star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez exited early because of a sore left knee. He appeared to tweak it running out a high chopper to end the sixth inning.

Justin Morneau homered and drove in five runs for the Rockies. The teams combined for 30 hits, 15 for extra bases.

Jake Diekman (2-1) got the win despite allowing two runs in 1 1-3 innings. Jonathan Papelbon earned his fifth save in six chances.

Matt Belisle (0-2) gave up Rollins' single that broke an 8-all tie.



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Woman killed, 3 injured in car crash
By Michelle Provencher

State Police are still investigating why a 21-year-old Laurel man would drive his minivan through a field, causing a fatal car crash when he returned to the roadway.

Troopers say 21-year-old Dakota Price was driving westbound on Phillips Hill Road west of Millsboro, approaching the intersection with Conaway Road, around 3:30 Friday afternoon.

For unknown reasons, investigators say Price drove his car off the road into an open field.

Price allegedly drove about 250 feet through the field, before entering Conaway Road and slamming into the driver's side door of another vehicle.

It is reported the impact killed the driver of the second vehicle, 59-year-old Janice Adams, of Pittsville, Maryland.

Both of the victim's two passengers were also injured, one of them seriously.

16-year-old Madelyn Riekert, was admitted to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland, with serious injuries. She was then transferred to a trauma center in Baltimore.

Adams's other passenger, 64-year-old Patrick Adams, was treated and released for minor injuries.

Police say Price was treated and released for minor injuries.

The accident is still under investigation and State Police say no charges have been filed yet.



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House fire in Laurel leaves $200K in damages
By Ruth Bryna

An early-morning house fire Sunday has severely damaged a home in Laurel.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office says the fire was reported around 3 a.m. in the Shiloh Farms area. The residents were home, officials say, and no one was injured.

The fire damage was estimated at around $200,000. The fire remains under investigation.

The Laurel Fire Department was assisted by fire companies from Blades, Georgetown and Millsboro.



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Newark-area home destroyed by fire
By Chris Carl

Updated Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 9:26am

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VIDEO: WDEL's Amy Cherry reports with video shot by Tom Mitten.

No injures are reported from a house fire late Friday night outside Newark.

Several fire companies were called to the home on Hudson Drive in Sycamore Gardens around 11:45pm - finding fire coming from the second-floor.

It took about an hour to bring the fire under control. At one point, firefighters were forced to withdraw from the home as conditions worsened.

The home's occupants were able to get out safely.

The state fire marshal's office is looking for the cause.



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Witnesses thwart purse snatchers
By Michelle Provencher

Updated Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 9:10pm

Good Samaritans snag two suspects in what State Police are calling an attempted purse snatching.

Troopers say a 35-year-old woman was walking toward her car in the Wal-Mart parking lot on Centerville Road in Wilmington at 3:20 Friday afternoon, when a suspect grabbed her purse and ran off.

The suspect allegedly dropped the purse while he was running and the victim screamed, providing clues to onlookers who intervened.

Police say several witnesses subdued the suspect as he tried to open the passenger door of his getaway car. The witnesses held him for the cops, while the vehicle took off.

The suspect was identified as 20-year-old Stephen Dunfee III, of Wilmington.

Police say a witness took down the license plate number of the getaway car, and they used it to track down a second suspect, identified as 19-year-old Devin Holt.

Dunfee and Holt were both charged with Robbery 2nd Degree and Conspiracy Second Degree and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution.

Police say two bags of heroin were also discovered on Dunfee during processing.



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Delaware's red-light cameras yielded $4 million in fines in 2013
By Associated Press

Updated Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 9:56pm

The News-Journal reports the Delaware Department of Transportation's red-light camera program generated more than 39,000 tickets last year.

At $112.50 each in fines, that brought in about $4 million in fines last year, a decline from prior years. The program earned the state just under $1 million after expenses.

However, DelDOT says its red light cameras are reducing the frequency of dangerous crashes at 30 intersections.

DelDOT says the state has averaged a 29% decline in red light-running crashes since the program began.

However, the total number of crashes at intersections remains unchanged, due to an increase in rear-end collisions.







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Pizza man robbed at gunpoint
By Michelle Provencher

Newark Police are investigating the armed robbery of a pizza deliveryman in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Investigators say the 20-year-old victim was at 500 Stamford Drive, searching for "apartment D," as per the delivery instructions, around 1:50 a.m. However, he reportedly realized the apartments were numbered, not lettered, and returned to his car in the parking lot.

Police say an unknown suspect then approached the victim's driver's side window.

The suspect allegedly presented a small handgun and said, "Give me what you got."

Police say the Domino's deliveryman gave up his cash and cell phone, then the suspect took off on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male, between five-foot-six and five-foot-nine, with a thin build, and was allegedly covering his face with a black bandana at the time of the robbery.



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Man robs a bank, tries to rob another
By Associated Press

State Police are looking for a man who tried to rob one bank and robbed a second bank within 15 minutes.

Troopers say a man walked into the PNC Bank on Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington about 11:20 a.m. Friday. Officers say the man gave a teller a note demanding cash, but ran away before getting any money.

Police say the same man went into the Delaware First Federal Credit Union on Newport Gap Pike in Wilmington about 11:35 a.m. The man gave a note demanding money to two tellers.

Officers say the tellers gave the robber cash and he ran away.




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Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast
By Associated Press

A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.

Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states. Rhode Island is the latest to join the list which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Jersey and New York.

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the flu season started in December and peaked by mid-January, and most of the illnesses were swine flu.

But, as happens some years, there's a second wave of a milder flu strain.



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Bethany Beach Streetscape not ready
By Walt Barcus

DelDOT says The Bethany Beach Streetscape Project will not be finished before Memorial Day, and work will be stopped during the summer tourist season.

The harsh winter kept crews from finishing the project on Garfield Parkway near the boardwalk.

Work will resume in October and should be completed in the fall.

When finished the sidewalks will be wider, pedestrian crosswalks will be added, curb ramps will be installed as well as new signs for bikes.



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