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Wilmington: Justin Stoll charged with online threats
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Wilmington: Justin Stoll charged with online threats

Wilmington man, Justin Stoll charged with online threats, witness tampering regarding his participation in protests at U.S. Capitol CINCINNATI (STL.News) A Wilmington man has been charged federally with making interstate threats and threatening a witness.  The crimes arise from the man’s alleged communications online related to his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021 riots at the United States Capitol. Justin Stoll, 40, was arrested this morning by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and appeared in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, at which time his case was unsealed. According to an affidavit written in support of the criminal complaint pending against Stoll, he used the username “Th3RealHuckleberry” on the app Clapper and on YouTube to post videos related to his participation in ...
New Hanover County: Aaron Bell sentenced for Multiple Crimes
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New Hanover County: Aaron Bell sentenced for Multiple Crimes

Wilmington Gang Member, Aaron Bell Receives 4 Years in Federal Prison WILMINGTON, N.C (STL.News) Aaron Bell, 25, of New Hanover County, was sentenced on January 6, 2021, to 48 months imprisonment for: (1) Distribution of a quantity of heroin; and (2) possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The evidence presented in court and other information revealed that on August 8, 2019, the Wilmington Police Department conducted a controlled purchase of heroin from Bell in the area of Voltaire Place.  On May 15, 2020, Bell was arrested on an outstanding warrant for pending state court charges.  At the time of that arrest he was found in possession of a loaded handgun.  Bell informed officers that he had the handgun because he was concerned that he was a target and going to be shot by a rival...
Wilmington: Crystal Denise James Sentenced for Drug Distribution and Firearm Offense
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Wilmington: Crystal Denise James Sentenced for Drug Distribution and Firearm Offense

Wilmington Woman, Crystal Denise James Receives 14 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Distribution and Firearm Offense WILMINGTON, N.C (STL.News) A Wilmington, NC woman was sentenced yesterday to a total of 168 months in prison for distribution of a quantity of a mixture and substance containing heroin, acetyl fentanyl and fentanyl, possession with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing heroin, acetyl fentanyl and fentanyl and felon in possession of a firearm. According to court documents, Crystal Denise James, 30, was stopped by Wilmington Police Department officers on August 13, 2018 in a vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit.  Officers searched James and found several bindles of heroin in her front pocket.  James reached into her back pocke...
Wilmington, Del: Ibrahim Sesay Sentenced To 108 Months In Prison For Federal Drug Charge
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Wilmington, Del: Ibrahim Sesay Sentenced To 108 Months In Prison For Federal Drug Charge

Wilmington, Del: Ibrahim Sesay Sentenced To 108 Months In Prison For Federal Drug Charge (STL.News) –David C. Weiss, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced today that Ibrahim Sesay, 45, of Wilmington, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark to 9 years in federal prison for possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it. According to court documents, Sesay sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant on a number of separate occasions.  Based on that conduct, law enforcement obtained a warrant to search Sesay’s apartment.  When executing that search warrant, law enforcement ultimately recovered over 159 grams of crack cocaine and over $12,000 in drug proceeds.  This was Sesay’s tenth drug-related conviction, including his second feder...
Delaware Governor Carney: Delawareans for Educational Opportunity Agreement
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Delaware Governor Carney: Delawareans for Educational Opportunity Agreement

Gov. Carney: Delawareans for Educational Opportunity, DE NAACP Agreement Makes Significant Investment in DE Schools Settlement agreement in Chancery Court case would make Opportunity Funding permanent and expand funding for high-needs schools WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) Governor John Carney on Monday announced an agreement with Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the Delaware NAACP to make significant new investments in Delaware public schools and dedicate additional funding for Delaware’s most disadvantaged students to help close achievement gaps. The settlement agreement announced on Monday suspends litigation currently pending in Delaware’s Court of Chancery and creates a path forward to provide substantial additional support for Delaware schools, high-needs students and educator...
Delaware Governor Carney Announces School Testing Locations
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Delaware Governor Carney Announces School Testing Locations

Pop-up testing locations at schools to prepare for in-person learning WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) Governor John Carney on Friday announced pop-up school testing locations as many schools prepare to return to school for in-person learning as part of their hybrid return-to-school plan. View calendar of pop-up testing locations for students and families. View calendar of current pop-up, permanent and other available testing locations. “Our goal is to get more Delaware children into school for in-person learning – especially our youngest learners and disadvantaged children who need in-person instruction the most,” said Governor Carney.  “These pop-up testing locations will help us safely bring back students and educators into the classroom.  Delawareans can help students and educators return ...
Delaware: Second Application Round for DE Relief Grants to Open October 1
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Delaware: Second Application Round for DE Relief Grants to Open October 1

WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) Eligible Delaware small businesses and nonprofits will be able to apply for the $30 million available from second round of DE Relief Grants starting Thursday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m. on delbiz.com/relief. “Delaware small businesses are the backbone of our economy and they have made considerable sacrifices during the COVID-19 crisis.  We owe them our gratitude and support,” said Governor Carney.  “These relief grants will help Delaware small businesses begin the process of recovering and will help make investments necessary to create safer spaces for their customers and staff.” The first application round was open for 36 hours. During that time DSB received 1,645 applications, eligible for $54.4 million in grants. “We expected high demand for the grants as this ...
Delaware Governor Carney Announces Appointments to State Board of Education
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Delaware Governor Carney Announces Appointments to State Board of Education

WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) Governor John Carney has appointed former State Teacher of the Year Wendy Turner and high school student Elise Sampson to serve on the State Board of Education.  Turner was Delaware’s 2017 State Teacher of the Year and Sampson is a current Smyrna High School student. Each will be only the second person to serve in their respective roles since the General Assembly passed House Bill 455 in 2018.  The legislation allowed the Governor to annually appoint to the board an 11th or 12th grade student and former State Teacher of the Year who also is a current educator to serve as non-voting members. “Students and educators always deserve a seat at the table when we’re making decisions about Delaware schools,” said Governor Carney.  “I appreciate the willingness of Wendy ...
IFF & DuPont Announce Pricing of $6.25 Billion Senior Notes Offering by Nutrition & Biosciences, Inc.
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IFF & DuPont Announce Pricing of $6.25 Billion Senior Notes Offering by Nutrition & Biosciences, Inc.

NEW YORK & WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) IFF (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris:IFF) (TASE:IFF) and DuPont (NYSE:DD) announced Wednesday that Nutrition & Biosciences, Inc. (“N&B”) has priced an offering of $6.25 billion of senior unsecured notes, comprised of the following tranches (collectively, the “Notes”): $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of 0.697% Senior Notes due 2022; $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.230% Senior Notes due 2025; $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.832% Senior Notes due 2027; $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.300% Senior Notes due 2030; $750.0 million aggregate principal amount of 3.268% Senior Notes due 2040; and $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.468% Senior Notes due 2050. The Notes are to be issued in a private o...
Delaware Governor Carney Formally Extends State of Emergency
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Delaware Governor Carney Formally Extends State of Emergency

WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) Governor John Carney on Thursday formally extended the State of Emergency declaration another 30 days to confront community spread of COVID-19, and issued the following statement: “Delawareans have made real sacrifices to flatten the COVID-19 curve, and keep their families, friends and neighbors healthy.  But if we hope to get more children in school, and more Delawareans back to work, we need to stay vigilant, especially this Labor Day weekend.  Wear a face covering and avoid large gatherings.  Wash or sanitize your hands frequently.  Keep your distance from others outside your household.  We’re beating COVID-19 but this fight isn’t over.” Governor Carney’s State of Emergency declaration – including each of its modifications – carries the full force and effect ...
Delaware Man Cornelius Riley Who Sold Heroin Laced With Furanyl Fentanyl Sentenced
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Delaware Man Cornelius Riley Who Sold Heroin Laced With Furanyl Fentanyl Sentenced

Delaware Man Cornelius Riley Who Sold Heroin Laced With Furanyl Fentanyl Sentenced To Over 8 Years In Federal Prison (STL.News) – Cornelius Riley, 44, of Dover, was sentenced on August 26 to 100 months in federal prison for distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute heroin, after being convicted by a jury in May of 2019. In January of 2018, Defendant sold an ounce of heroin to an undercover officer.  The Defendant then made arrangements to sell an additional 4.5 ounces of heroin to the same undercover officer later that week.  On the day of the sale, Defendant was arrested at the agreed-upon place, at the agreed-upon time, and with the agreed-upon amount of heroin in the back of his car.  Forensic chemical analysis of the substance showed that the heroin was mixed with a de...
Delaware Governor Carney Signs 25th Modification to State of Emergency Declaration
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Delaware Governor Carney Signs 25th Modification to State of Emergency Declaration

(STL.News) – Governor John Carney on Wednesday signed the 25th modification to his State of Emergency declaration, formalizing new face covering requirements for children.  The modification also requires Delaware schools to notify families if they become aware of positive cases of COVID-19 in their schools. “Delawareans are beating this virus and driving our numbers down.  But if we hope to get more children and educators back in school, and more Delawareans back to work, we need to stay vigilant, ” said Governor Carney.  “Wear a face mask.  Wash your hands frequently.  Stay at least six feet away from others.  Stay home if you’re sick.  And – whether you have symptoms or you don’t – consider getting a test at de.gov/gettested.” The modification also suspends formal observations under th...
Delaware Governor Carney Announces $20M for Broadband Infrastructure
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Delaware Governor Carney Announces $20M for Broadband Infrastructure

CARES Act funds accelerate progress to connect more Delaware families to high-speed internet, support remote learning and establish statewide speed survey WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) Delaware Governor John Carney, Chief Information Officer (CIO) James Collins, and Delaware Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting announced on Monday that $20 million in CARES Act funding will be used to build out additional infrastructure across Delaware, gather strategic data through a statewide speed survey, and acquire equipment and services for families in financial need. Additionally, fifteen towers in the current phase of the Rural Wireless Broadband Initiative in Kent and Sussex counties will be completed about four months ahead of schedule.  Originally slated to be completed by the end of 2020, the p...
Delaware Governor Carney Announces $20 Million for Broadband Infrastructure
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Delaware Governor Carney Announces $20 Million for Broadband Infrastructure

Delaware  Governor Carney Announces $20 Million for Broadband Infrastructure (STL.News) – Governor John Carney, Chief Information Officer (CIO) James Collins, and Delaware Secretary of Education Dr. Susan Bunting announced on Monday that $20 million in CARES Act funding will be used to build out additional infrastructure across Delaware, gather strategic data through a statewide speed survey, and acquire equipment and services for families in financial need. Additionally, fifteen towers in the current phase of the Rural Wireless Broadband Initiative in Kent and Sussex counties will be completed about four months ahead of schedule.  Originally slated to be completed by the end of 2020, the project received a boost of $566,000 through the Delaware Department of Education’s CARES Act funds t...
Delaware Man Pengcheng Lv Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Federal Government
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Delaware Man Pengcheng Lv Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Federal Government

Delaware Man Pengcheng LvPleads Guilty To Defrauding Federal Government Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In Small Business Fraud Case (STL.News) – A Delaware man pleaded guilty today to wire fraud in connection with false representations that he made in a final report to the United States Air Force. Pengcheng Lv is a co-owner of AlphaSense, Inc. (“AlphaSense”), a small technology company located in Wilmington, Delaware. Starting as early as 2008 and continuing through at least 2016, AlphaSense, through Lv, voluntarily and intentionally made false representations in grant proposals and payment requests to United States government agencies, including the United States Department of Energy (DOE), Air Force, Navy, and Army, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Scienc...
Delaware Governor Carney Signs 24th Modification to State of Emergency Declaration
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Delaware Governor Carney Signs 24th Modification to State of Emergency Declaration

Updated order allows driver’s education services, senior centers to resume safely WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) Delaware Governor John Carney on Friday signed the 24th modification to his State of Emergency declaration, allowing driver education services to resume immediately, with safety measures in place to prevent transmission of COVID-19.  Governor Carney’s modification also allows senior centers to open with safety precautions at 30 percent capacity. “Delawareans have made real progress against this disease, but COVID-19 is still active in our communities. And we’ve seen what has happened in other states when you let your guard down,” said Governor Carney.  “Stay vigilant.  Wear a face mask.  Wash your hands frequently. Stay at least six feet away from others. And – whether you have symp...
Wilmington Man Davine Boyce Federally Indicted For Carjacking And Weapons Offenses
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Wilmington Man Davine Boyce Federally Indicted For Carjacking And Weapons Offenses

(STL.News) – A federal grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging a Wilmington man with carjacking and weapons offenses. According to the indictment, Davine Boyce, 21, committed the carjacking on December 1, 2019, and in the process he brandished a loaded Taurus Model G2C 9mm semiautomatic firearm with an extended magazine.  He was prohibited from possessing a firearm by virtue of a prior felony conviction. Boyce is charged with carjacking, brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited.  If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum of 7 years imprisonment, with a maximum of life imprisonment. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.  A federal district court judge w...
Two Nahsiem McIntosh and Derris Lloyd Indicted In Federal Court
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Two Nahsiem McIntosh and Derris Lloyd Indicted In Federal Court

Two Nahsiem McIntosh and Derris Lloyd Indicted In Federal Court For Burglary of Firearms Dealer (STL.News) – On July 7, 2020, a federal grand jury indicted Nahsiem McIntosh, 21 years old, and Derris Lloyd, 35, both of Wilmington, Delaware, for offenses related to the May 31, 2020, burglary of the American Sportsman, a federal firearms dealer in Newark, Delaware. According to the Indictment, 35 firearms were stolen.  McIntosh and Lloyd are charged with: (1) theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee and aiding and abetting the theft; (2) possession of a firearm by a prohibited person; and (3) possession of a stolen firearm. McIntosh is charged with possessing one of the stolen firearms on June 1, 2020; Lloyd is charged with possession of one of the stolen firearms on June 18, 2020....