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NEWS
February 27, 2016
A Delaware man known as "Fatboy" has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 22-year-old man earlier this month in Camden. Tajmir Wyles, 21, of Middletown, Del., is accused of fatally shooting Nicholas Rowser, of Camden, on the 1100 block of Morton Street about 4 p.m. on Feb. 7. Wyles surrendered Wednesday night at Camden County Police headquarters after being pursued by the U.S. Marshals Service, authorities said. On Thursday afternoon, Superior Court Judge Edward J. McBride Jr. set bail at $750,000 full cash.
SPORTS
February 26, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
DREXEL CAN'T shoot. The numbers don't fib. Going into Thursday night's game against Delaware at the Daskalakis Center, the Dragons were converting 38.7 percent from anywhere, 32.3 from three. So it wasn't anything that unusual when they were 11-for-32 in the first half, 1-for-12 from deep. But it was a really big deal when they went 14-for-21, 4-for-6 in the final 20 minutes. And maybe not coincidentally, they were able to turn a two-point intermission deficit into a 74-64 win, which gave them their first winning streak since last season.
SPORTS
February 25, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
EIREANN ANASTASI grew up in a soccer household. Her three brothers, one older, all played. As had her mom, at Villanova, and she had five brothers who were all "into it," too. Ditto Anastasi's "pop pop. " So Eireann got into it as well. But at some point, she wanted to do her "own thing. " Which, in her case, turned out to be basketball. "They understood," Anastasi said, "even though none of them really played it. They all were athletic, competitive and stuff, so they eventually picked it up from watching me for so long.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2016
Battered by years of corporate departures, Delaware elected officials bragged as if they'd won the lottery when DuPont Co. and Dow Chemical Co. said the new corporation they are forming to sell pesticides and seeds will have world headquarters not at its Iowa-based crop seeds group, nor at Dow's Indianapolis pesticides business, but at DuPont's Chestnut Run office complex near Wilmington. Yet it's not clear this will add any Delaware jobs. DuPont and Dow plan more cost cuts in advance of their merger later this year.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
In what Gov. Jack Markell called "a win for Delaware," the DuPont Co. and Dow Chemical Co. said Friday that they had picked DuPont's Chestnut Run office complex outside Wilmington as the headquarters for top officials of their planned new combined pesticide and seed company, which will bear the DuPont name. Delaware promised income-tax rebates for workers earning above $70,000 a year, $6 million in construction capital expenditure grants, and $3.6 million "to support employment" to keep the headquarters, state officials said in a statement.
NEWS
February 20, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Delaware Valley University, founded 120 years ago as a farm school that catered to Jewish men, took another leap from its past Thursday with the hiring of its first female president, an agronomist currently working as a dean at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Maria Gallo, 53, a Cornell University graduate who grew up in Port Chester, N.Y., will take the helm July 1. She replaces Joseph S. Brosnan, who announced last year that he planned to retire at the end of this school year. Gallo, dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, said she was attracted by the university's mission, history, and core values, as well as its proximity to family in New York and New Jersey.
NEWS
February 19, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Liberty Property Trust of Malvern has sold eight properties in three different states, including an industrial building in Delaware, for $131.1 million, the company said in a release Wednesday. Newark, Del.'s 183,235-square-foot 220 Lake Drive building sold for $10.1 million, Liberty said. Other sales included five office properties and about four acres of land in Tampa, Fla.; an industrial building in Deerfield Beach, Fla.; and an office building in Minnetonka, Minn. The properties were sold to four separate buyers, whom Liberty spokeswoman Jeanne Leonard declined to identify.
BUSINESS
February 15, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
Like every millennial in college, Mac Nagaswami was immersed in high tech, his world a digital swirl of cellphones, social media, and Internet portals. That's what made his approach to business seem so last century. His market research in summer 2012, as he prepared to start his junior year at the University of Delaware, involved going door-to-door in neighborhoods around campus, recording answers to his questions on a clipboard. Chief among them: Would you be willing to drive around with an ad affixed to the outside of your car for money?
BUSINESS
February 11, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
The project to deepen the Delaware River navigation channel will receive $22 million in the Army Corps of Engineers' current fiscal year work plan and $33 million in President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2017, which begins Oct. 1, according to Sen. Robert P. Casey (D., Pa.). About 80 percent of the channel is now at or deeper than 45 feet, and the dredging work that began in March 2010 should be completed next year, said Ed Voigt, public affairs chief for the Army Corps' Philadelphia District.
NEWS
January 29, 2016
The Chester County SPCA has changed its name to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, to reflect its expanding geographic reach. The animal-welfare group has served Chester and Delaware counties for years but expanded to serve the state of Delaware this month. It aims to bring its no-kill philosophy to more areas, executive director Adam Lamb said. A shelter is considered "no-kill" if it saves at least 90 percent of animals left in its care. In 2013, the Chester County SPCA euthanized 37 percent of its animals; by last year, its euthanization rate dropped to 6 percent, Lamb said.
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