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A vigil for the correctional officer who was killed this week during a stand-off at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center is being held tonight.


The candlelight vigil honoring Sgt. Steven Floyd is at 6 p.m. tonight at Smyrna Municipal Park.

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Just hours after the hostage standoff at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center ended Thursday morning with one corrections officer dead, several demonstrators gathered near the facility. They say they don’t trust the police side of the story, and demand an independent investigation.

President Trump was briefly in Delaware Wednesday.

He made an unscheduled trip to Dover Air Force for the return of the remains of the U.S. service member killed in the raid in Yemen.


One correction officer is dead after a 19-hour standoff at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna.


Both Delaware and Maryland State Police and other officials broke into C building at James T. Vaughn around 5:00 a.m. Thursday using a backhoe.

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Jewish Family Services met with Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn Wednesday to discuss efforts to help refugees expected to resettle in the First State now affected by Trump’s executive order on immigration and travel.

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Hostage negotiations continue at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, with all prisons statewide still on lockdown.

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A hostage situation is unfolding at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna.

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The legal status of a Syrian family originally scheduled to arrive in the First State next week remains unknown, still in the hands of the ACLU.


Meanwhile, several federal cases have called into question the legality of Trump’s executive order barring U.S. entry for individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries, as well as refugees.

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The Delaware Museum of Natural History is sending young people back to the Jurassic period with its new dinosaur exhibit.

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Wintry weather downstate has closed some schools Monday.

Cape Henlopen, Delmar, Indian River, Laurel, Milford, Seaford, Sussex Tech  School Districts are all closed .

And Delaware Tech’s Owens campus in Georgetown will open late at 10:30 this morning due to the weather.