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Eagles’ ‘nobodies’ look like something special

delawareonline.com — Nose tackle Bennie Logan and defensive end Fletcher Cox insisted in the days leading up to the game that the Cowboys' offensive line was "nothing special" and the Eagles defensive line was underappreciated. Then they went out and proved it, holding the Cowboys to just 267 yards of offense.
Nov 27, 2014

Bennie Logan says D-line a bunch of "nobodies." they were a bunch of somebodies vs. #Cowboys. delonline.us/1rw2vv4 via @delawareonline

Delaware’s Punkin Chunkin eyes Sussex return

delawareonline.com — The Punkin Chunkin association has an agreement with Dover International Speedway for two years, but organizers could relocate for the event if they provide reasonable notice. Gourds could still fly through Sussex County skies. Organizers of the annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin are exploring moving the event back to its roots in Sussex County.

Eagles baste Cowboys on both sides of ball

delawareonline.com — The Eagles had no trouble with the Cowboys' vaunted offense, and they certainly had no trouble with the Cowboys' defense. The Eagles easily took control of the NFC East with their 33-10 win over Dallas at AT&T Field on Thursday.

Colonials' 'brigade' keeps foes' offenses starved

delawareonline.com — An average day against the William Penn defense is below average. Only one opponent - Charter of Wilmington - has come within 10 points of its season scoring average against the Colonials. And that happened when the Force, who averaged 19 points per game, punched in a late touchdown in a 43-16 loss.
Nov 28, 2014

William Penn football: Colonials' 'brigade' keeps foes' offenses starved #delhs delonline.us/1xNB38A

Dover fliers key to Afghanistan gear recovery

delawareonline.com — A combination of better load planning and the C-5M's powerful engines have allowed the Air Force to move remaining U.S. gear out of Afghanistan much faster than anticipated. Jumbo C-5M cargo jets from Dover Air Force Base are doing much of the heavy lifting as the military hustles to recover millions of pounds of useable gear out of Afghanistan prior to the scheduled Dec.

Eagles-Cowboys quick hits

delawareonline.com — Coming into the game, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy said he was ready to give "the belt" from leading the NFL in rushing last season to DeMarco Murray. After all, Murray came into the game with 1,354 yards, 405 more than his closest pursuer and 495 more than McCoy, who was third.
Nov 27, 2014

#Eagles notes on McCoy, Maclin, and revisiting Sanchez's butt-fumble, and more. delonline.us/1xOsaeZ via @delawareonline

Missing woman, overdue for Thanksgiving, found dead

delawareonline.com — A Sussex County woman, reported as missing when she was overdue to visit relatives for Thanksgiving, was found dead Thursday, state police said. One of her neighbors - joining a search begun Wednesday night and continued Thanksgiving morning - discovered the body of 68-year-old Mary "Lorraine" Lappa of Teal Drive in the Creeks End development northeast of Millsboro, Master Cpl.

Man shot in Wilmington, day’s second shooting

delawareonline.com — A man was shot Wednesday night in Wilmington, in the city's second shooting that day, city police said Thursday. Staff at the Wilmington Hospital emergency room alerted police just before 7:30 p.m. that a shooting victim had been taken there by private vehicle, Sgt. Andrea Janvier said.

Out-of-state Black Thursday shoppers scoop up electronics deals

delawareonline.com — Beverly Pigford ate Thanksgiving dinner with 20 members of her family Thursday. It took her about an hour. Then the Overbrook, Pennsylvania, resident hopped in the car with her 20-year-old daughter, Vikira, to score a 48-inch Element LED HDTV for $235. Their destination: Target at Brandywine Town Center in Wilmington, which opened at 5 p.m.

Don't let thieves spoil holiday shopping

delawareonline.com — Dorothy Walker started her day at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Target store in the Brandywine Town Center, where she picked up two large yellow containers of kitty litter, plus a "few good buys" and a snow globe for Christmas she couldn't resist.

Man shot in New Castle dies, first homicide since ’99

delawareonline.com — A man shot Wednesday in New Castle died hours later, in the city's first killing in 15 years, city police said. The name of the victim - identified only as an 18-year-old - were being withheld until his family is notified, Senior Lt. Adam P. Brams said Wednesday night.

Frontier Airlines plans limited Delaware return

delawareonline.com — Frontier Airlines plans to offer Delaware customers at least one non-stop Florida route from New Castle Airport in late 2015, a spokesman said on Wednesday. The Denver-based airline said Monday it would seasonally suspend all flights out of Delaware in April.
Nov 26, 2014

Frontier says it will offer Del. customers at least one non-stop Florida route from New Castle Airport in late '15. delonline.us/1zYA88t

Two-back attack carries Cavs to final

delawareonline.com — When coach Mark DelPercio says the ball can go either way in Middletown's split-back veer offense, he has the stats to back it up. Senior Lasanna Brew has 163 carries so far this season. Junior Frankie Datillo is all but equal with 161 carries.

Rivalry ramps up with two good teams

delawareonline.com — The essence of a rivalry is that both teams are good. That has rarely been the case in the 54 previous seasons that the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys have co-existed.
Nov 27, 2014

It's Thanksgiving, and #Eagles, #Cowboys are both 8-3, tied atop NFC East. Need I say more? delonline.us/1xIsps8 via @delawareonline

Nov 27, 2014

#Eagles WR Josh Huff on rivalry: "All of us want to go out and put a beating on the #Cowboys." delonline.us/1xIsps8 via @delawareonline

Nov 26, 2014

Rivalry heats up with two good teams. #Eagles WR Josh Huff: "All of us want to put a beating on the #Cowboys." delonline.us/1xIsps8

UD student to be laid to rest Monday

delawareonline.com — Alexis Ann DeFrancesco, a popular senior fashion merchandising major at University of Delaware who died in a car crash early Sunday in Bear, will be laid to rest Monday. At the time of her death, the 22-year-old Hartly woman was scheduled to finish her studies in December and graduate next spring.

Last chance to identify stolen jewelry

delawareonline.com — Residents whose jewelry and other goods were stolen may have a shot at getting back their belongings. Over recent years, the New Castle County Police Department has accumulated a cache of recovered stolen property without identifiable owners. They are urging theft victims who can identify items they reported stolen to step up and claim them.

Eagles-Cowboys preview: A battle for 1st in the NFC East

delawareonline.com — First, some news...WR Josh Huff became the first Eagles' rookie to win the NFC Special Teams player of the week award. He was honored for returning a kickoff 107 yards, the longest in team history ... The Eagles listed ILB Emmanuel Acho as questionable with a groin injury.

3 Teens arrested in 2 robberies

delawareonline.com — Four teenagers were arrested following two separate robberies Tuesday in Bear, police said. The first incident happened in the 500 block of Blackbird Dr. where a 14-year-old boy was walking when he was accosted by a 17-year-old boy and two 13-year-old boys who held him down and stole his cellphone, Officer Tracey Duffy said.

New Castle City police investigate shooting

delawareonline.com — New Castle City police are investigating a shooting early Wednesday afternoon in the area of West Ninth and Young streetS. Further details will be released as they become available. Read or Share this story: http://delonline.us/1rljQqD