March 13, 1998 |
"Wilmington?" That was the response of most people when they heard we were writing an article about what to do in the biggest city in the second-smallest state. Many folks know it as the home of the DuPont Co., or as the dateline for the sensational murder trials of Thomas Capano, and Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson. But if you went there, other than for commerce or litigation, it was probably for a touring Broadway show at the Playhouse, or a headliner at the historic Grand Opera House - and then you skedaddled out of town.
February 27, 2014 |
MICHAEL BARNDT thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex last June when he checked into a Wilmington, Del., hotel and bought her black lace panties. But the teen he chatted with online was a federal Department of Homeland Security agent. Barndt, 40, of Sellersville, Bucks County, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Delaware to 10 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. At the time of his arrest, he was working as a chef at Lakeside School in Horsham Township.
October 10, 2014
HAL REAL, 61, of Wilmington, Del., is a former real-estate lawyer and founder of World Cafe Live, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Located in a former toilet factory on Walnut Street near 30th, the shrine to all music genres houses everything from WXPN's on-air studios to two main stages, a restaurant and recording studios, and is home to the World Cafe radio show. Q: How did you come up with the idea for World Cafe Live? A: I'm a lifelong pianist and wanted a club for grown-ups to hear live music, that was great for audiences and performers and had good food and drink.
August 8, 2011 |
WILMINGTON - Delaware state troopers are using new technology that lets them instantly check license plates to determine whether motorists owe traffic fines and even back taxes. Troopers can now process up to 900 plates per minute. Previously, officers had to run the plates through the computer system one by one, The News Journal of Wilmington reported. It's just one of the latest surveillance systems law enforcement officials across the state have begun using. Methods range from red-light cameras to facial-recognition software.
May 24, 2014 |
Developer Brian O'Neill 's King of Prussia-based O'Neill Properties Group L.P. plans what he calls "the largest luxury movie theater built in the United States in the past 30 years. " With wine bar, 60-foot lobby and other fancy touches, the theater is bound for Uptown Worthington , his long-running development project at the former National Rolling Mills site in East Whiteland Township, Chester County. The complex would be run by Atlanta-based Cobb Theaters and include a ground-floor Cobb VIP movie theater, plus an upstairs Cobb CineBistro theater-restaurant, totaling 85,000 square feet.
March 10, 2013
WILMINGTON - A lawyer from Chester County was arrested Friday on sexual-harassment charges after authorities said he offered legal services in exchange for sexual favors. Joseph A. Gabay, 55, of Kennett Square, was taken into custody at his Wilmington office. He was released on $2,000 unsecured bond. The investigation began in October when a complaint was filed against Gabay, authorities said. Two women have come forward as accusers, and the Delaware Attorney General's Office has reviewed the police investigation, authorities said.
March 26, 1997 |
A ship takes shape along the Christiana River in Wilmington. Students from a Wilmington-area technical high school watched work yesterday at a special shipyard built for replicating the Kalmar Nyckel, a 17th-century Dutch ship that brought early settlers to Wilmington. The ship landed its first settlers in 1638. The replica, being built by the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, is to be launched in the fall.
June 15, 1996 |
J.R. Phillips' solo home run in the top of the ninth gave Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a 2-1 win over Norfolk last night. READING 3, CANTON 1 CANTON, Ohio - Righthander Ryan Nye (7-2) struck out 10 in eight innings for his fifth straight win. WILMINGTON 4, PR. WILLIAM 3 WILMINGTON - Keith Rackley drove in all four Wilmington runs. NORWICH 5, TRENTON 3
July 7, 2011 |
WILMINGTON - A priest has pleaded guilty to felony theft after being charged with embezzling more than $350,000 from two parishes of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. The Rev. Cornelius Breslin, 59, entered the plea Wednesday in New Castle County Superior Court. Breslin pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft over $100,000. He is to be sentenced Sept. 23.
September 11, 2014 |
Sister Margaret Jones, 77, a teacher and chaplain, died Saturday, Sept. 6, of cancer in Assisi House in Aston Township, Delaware County. She had been a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 55 years. Originally named Margaret Jones, she became Sister Jozeta Marie soon after entering the religious order in the 1950s. She changed her name back to Margaret Jones when the Catholic Church allowed nuns to do so. Born in Detroit, she later moved to Allentown, where she graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School.