Officials say a letter carrier attacked by dogs in Stanton has died.
Major Brian Whipple of the Kent County SPCA and state police said Thursday that 55-year-old Robert Rochester of New Castle died Wednesday night. Whipple said Rochester had been bitten in the attack by two dogs on Friday, and was treated and released at a hospital.
U.S. Postal Service spokesman Ray Daiutolo Sr. confirmed Rochester's death, but did not provide more details, saying an investigation was continuing.
Troopers were called about 4:15 p.m. Friday and told that two dogs had attacked a mail carrier. When the trooper arrived on the scene, he saw two dogs attacking a smaller dog that was being walked by its owner.
The trooper fired his service weapon, injuring one of the dogs.
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Thursday (83/68): Sun
Lower Humidity, Not as Hot
Thursday is going to feature mostly sunny skies and lower humidity. There will be a pleasant NW breeze around 10 mph. High 83. Enjoy.
The holiday weekend is looking warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increaselate Sunday and Labor Day.