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State officials have released a cause of death for the correctional officer killed during a standoff at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center earlier this week.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science completed its autopsy of Sgt. Steven Floyd Friday and are calling his death a homicide by trauma.

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Recently some students at Generation Voice have been working on interviewing skills and as part of that effort were asked to sit down with their parents and dig deeper into their stories and their relationships.  

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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.

Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

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.