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The suspect who barricaded himself in his family home  after reportedly killing a Delaware State Trooper is dead.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that its sources say the man was Burgon Sealy Jr. who had been firing at police throughout the night form his family home north of Middletown.

Sealy reportedly shot and killed state trooper Stephen Ballard after his car was stopped by the officer in the parking lot of a convenience store.

According to police one man got out of the car and shot Ballard several time before fleeing.

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MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say officers have come under fire again at a home where the suspect in the fatal shooting of a state trooper is holed up.

Police said in a statement that officers came under fire at the home in Middletown about 4 a.m. Thursday. Police say they blew off windows with explosives, but have not entered the home. On Wednesday night, they blew the front door off its hinges, but did not enter.

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Fellow firefighters from Laurel and Ocean City held a memorial service for Howard Schweitzer yesterday.. after he was killed in a motorcycle accident.

It was held at the St. Phillips Episcopal Church with a later gathering at the Laurel Fire Hall where many shared their memories of Schweitzer.  

Sherry Williamson, an honor guard at the Church the Salisbury Daily Times, that the 62-year old firefighter was a “lively, happy person.

In attendance outside the church were members from the motor cycle group Hogs & Heroes Foundation.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan plans to eulogize his father at a funeral this weekend.

Lawrence Hogan Sr.'s funeral will take place Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Annapolis. Interment will be private in the city of Frederick.

The former Maryland congressman died last week following a stroke. He was 88.

The elder Hogan served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1975. He represented Maryland's 5th congressional district, which included Prince George's and Charles counties near Washington.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A Baltimore police officer who was acquitted in the high-profile death of a 25-year-old black man recently told his supervisors that he witnessed officers from a neighboring county kicking and punching a suspect.

Edward Nero was the first of six officers charged in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray to be tried and acquitted. The Baltimore Sun reports that Nero notified supervisors in January that he saw two Baltimore County officers abusing a suspect.

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United Airlines is increasing the amount it will pay passengers who get bumped from overbooked flights to as much as $10,000. That announcement comes after its CEO, Oscar Munoz, called a now-infamous video showing police violently dragging a seated passenger off a full flight earlier this month "horrifying."

"When we read that story, our reaction was, 'Dang, I wish we'd been on that flight,' " says Fay Fishman, a veteran traveler with a love of getting bumped off overbooked flights.

United Airlines is making changes after a man was forcibly removed from one of its flights earlier this month, promising to cut down on overbooking and raise the maximum incentive for passengers to skip a flight to $10,000.

On the flight that became a public relations nightmare for the company, compensation for being voluntarily bumped had topped out at $1,000.

If you're one of the many who text, read email or view Facebook on your phone while driving, be warned: Police in your community may soon have a tool for catching you red-handed.

The new "textalyzer" technology is modeled after the Breathalyzer, and would determine if you had been using your phone illegally on the road.

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