DELAWARE NEIGHBORHOOD LOSES BASKETBALL HOOPS: An army of Department of Transportation workers “ambushed” a Delaware neighborhood Friday, tearing several basketball hoops out of the ground that were found to be in violation of the “right of way” laws for being too close to the street. When what John McCafferty described as about five or six dump trucks holding two to three workers each stopped by his house to rip out his hoop, his wife, Melissa, climbed up the pole to try to save it, which had apparently been there for 60 years. The trucks left, but her heroic effort didn’t last. The DOT soon returned with police, who threatened to arrest the McCaffertys if they got in the way.... The McCaffertys blame an 86-year-old neighbor who complained about the hoops for their removal.