February 3, 1997 |
"Ever since I was a boy, I've loved to watch cooking shows. These shows are soothing, like music. Now I watch the Television Food Network. " Film director Martin Scorsese Wilmington grew a tad more glamorous Saturday as filming began there for "The Broadway Brawler," Bruce Willis's next movie. The star is not due to arrive for a few more days, but the film's crew has started shooting on a local soundstage. When Willis shows up, he'll put in about 10 weeks at various locations, mostly around Maple Street, in Wilmington's rowhousey Hedgeville section.
January 14, 2012
NEW CASTLE, Del. - A Wilmington man was in custody Friday on a charge of raping a 13-year-old girl, authorities said. Marvin Banks, 20, was arrested Wednesday and charged with fourth-degree rape. He was being held on $10,000 secured bail. Police received a report Dec. 3 about the alleged rape, which authorities said involved a girl whom Banks knew who was visiting from Pennsylvania. - AP
March 20, 2013 |
The drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that it would cut or move 1,200 jobs from its facility in Wilmington by the end of 2015, with the research and development functions mainly going to Gaithersburg, Md. The British-based pharmaceutical giant has struggled in recent years as profits from key drugs plummeted because of generic competition, and it has been cutting operations in Delaware. About 650 U.S. jobs will be eliminated, with most of those coming from the Wilmington total.
March 29, 2012 |
Roosevelt Cubbage, a 6-foot-7 senior from Paul VI, has accepted a basketball scholarship to Division II Wilmington University in Delaware. Cubbage made an oral commitment to the school on Wednesday. According to NCAA rules, a basketball recruit may sign a letter of intent during the second signing period, beginning April 11. Cubbage, who averaged nearly 12 points this season, is Paul VI's second scholarship player. Point guard Ron Curry has signed with James Madison. "I chose Wilmington because I love the coach, their style of play, and felt like I could become a better person on and off the court at the school," Cubbage said.
April 30, 2012
Authorities in Delaware are investigating the shooting death late Saturday of a burglary suspect confronted by police in a vacant Wilmington store. Police said an officer on patrol spotted someone entering the store late Saturday and followed the suspect inside. Master Sgt. Paul E. Reutter said the suspect did not heed commands by the unidentified officer and fled into a basement, where he attacked the officer. Reutter said the officer shot the suspect after nonlethal attempts to stop the assault were unsuccessful.
November 11, 2011
DOVER, Del. - Lawyers for the City of Wilmington and the American Civil Liberties Union reached an agreement Thursday allowing the use of a downtown plaza by Occupy Delaware protesters. City officials announced the agreement hours after a judge ruled that the protesters could use Spencer Plaza as they saw fit pending a hearing Friday in a lawsuit claiming that the city is violating their rights of assembly and free speech. Under the agreement, which was approved by Occupy Delaware participants in a vote Thursday night, protesters could erect tents on two-thirds of the plaza and would not have to obtain a city permit or pay a fee. - AP
September 6, 2012
One of the best reasons to visit Wilmington for dinner these days? A surprise trip to Peru. Juliana's Kitchen, a cozy two-year-old bistro at the edge of Little Italy, is one of the best examples of authentic Peruvian cuisine one can find in this region, thanks to chef-owner Juliana Jimenez, whose husband and partner, Edwin, is the charming maitre d'. We enjoyed all the traditional specialties Jimenez learned from her mother growing up in Chibcha, south...
February 13, 2013 |
WILMINGTON - Emma Harding and about 100 others took cover behind the counter of the Dunkin' Donuts downstairs. Jennifer Robinson fled into a communications room. Crying, Victoria Warren, hiding in another room, phoned her brother. "I'm scared," she told him. "I heard gunshots. " About 8:15 a.m. Monday, a gunman opened fire in the New Castle County Courthouse in an incident that left the shooter and two women dead. Police said the shooting grew out of a child-custody dispute. Two law-enforcement officers were wounded but survived because of their bulletproof vests.
May 21, 2012 |
In a game-changing move for both the Port of Wilmington and the state of Delaware, officials are pursuing a partnership with a private company or investment group to operate the publicly owned terminal and to expand the port by constructing ship berths on the Delaware River that could cost as much as $500 million. The state-owned Wilmington port touts itself as the largest handler of imported perishable cargo, fruits and vegetables in the United States and as the largest banana port in North America, second only to Antwerp, Belgium, in volume of bananas in the world.