April 24, 2016 |
Authorities Friday said they were still investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl who was brutally attacked in a Delaware high-school bathroom. No charges have yet been filed. The victim, identified by the Delaware Department of Justice as Amy Inita Joyner-Francis, was a sophomore at Howard High School of Technology on the 400 block of East 12th Street in Wilmington. In a statement released Friday, prosecutors said they were assisting the Wilmington Police Department's investigation into Joyner-Francis' death.
April 23, 2016 |
A 16-year-old Delaware high school student died Thursday morning after being assaulted in a school bathroom, authorities said. The girl, whose name was not released, was a sophomore at Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington. The attack happened in a girl's bathroom, police said. Two female students were taken to police headquarters for questioning. Gary Fullman, chief of staff to Wilmington's mayor, said the girl was airlifted in critical condition to A.I DuPont Hospital for Children, where she was pronounced dead.
April 22, 2016 |
Operating the Delaware River's ferry has been a losing proposition for the Delaware River Port Authority, but a vote Wednesday will give a Philadelphia nonprofit a shot at using the boat to improve waterfront tourism. After operating the service for 16 years, the DRPA approved a plan to hand ownership of the RiverLink Ferry (named Freedom), which travels between Penn's Landing and Camden, to the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. The decision at the authority's monthly board meeting caps four years of negotiations over the boat's ownership.
April 7, 2016
Saturday: Wyoming Democratic caucuses April 19: New York primary April 26: Connecticut primary, Delaware primary, Maryland primary, Pennsylvania primary, Rhode Island primary May 3: Indiana primary
March 31, 2016 |
Stephen E.T. Kacir, 43, of Norristown, a naturalist, researcher, and bird-watcher extraordinaire who had been president of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club since January, died Tuesday, March 22, of a heart attack at his gym. "It is with sadness beyond words that we inform you that our current president, Steve Kacir, passed away suddenly on Tuesday evening," the club said in an statement on its website, www.dvoc.org/Main.htm . Mr. Kacir...
March 29, 2016 |
DuPont Co. collected $2.5 billion in after-tax profits last year. Dow Chemical Co. collected $4 billion. They aren't guaranteeing how many of the 5,000 or so people they still employ in Delaware will still have jobs when they are done merging and then splitting into three successor companies in a couple of years. So Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and state legislators from both parties say they felt they didn't have much choice but to give these highly profitable chemical-makers millions in grants and tax concessions, in hopes they won't fire or move more people away.
March 19, 2016 |
Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization and UnitedHealthcare will make a concerted effort to coordinate care and make it easier to share health information for 17,000 people in the Philadelphia with employee-sponsored health insurance from UnitedHealthcare, the companies said. Under the program, Delaware Valley Accountable Care's hospital owners and participating physicians will share in savings generated through better coordination of care, especially for people with complex or chronic illnesses.
March 9, 2016 |
There are plenty of examples of iconic dancer/visual art collaborations - Degas' ballerinas, Jasper Johns' set for Merce Cunningham, John Sloan's Isadora Duncan - but one in particular has local resonance. David Rush's Nureyev's Eyes , at Delaware Theatre Company, examines the long friendship between Russian defector and ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and Chadds Ford painter Jamie Wyeth. The production, lifted straight from the George Street Playhouse, features the same team: William Connell as Wyeth, Bill Dawes as Nureyev (until March 16, when Jed Peterson - played Nureyev in the play's world premiere at Florida's American Stage Theatre Company - takes over the role)