April 20, 2011
WILMINGTON - Police have released the name of a 23-year-old man fatally shot on a basketball court beneath I-95. Jamar Brown of Wilmington was shot several times about 6 p.m. Monday and died hours later at Christiana Hospital, police said. Investigators said that several people were at the court at the time of the shooting, but that no one reported seeing anything. - AP
February 21, 2013 |
WILMINGTON - Police charged a man Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of his brother, shot during a gun battle. Daymon Winkler, 26, of Wilmington, was arrested in the death of Raheem Winkler, 19. He was being held on $3 million bail. On Aug. 25, the Winklers and two other men were involved in a shootout on Carter Street, police said. Raheem Winkler sustained a fatal gunshot wound.
February 17, 2013 |
An 18-year-old Delaware woman was killed in Kennett Township early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash, Pennsylvania State Police said. Kristen Felkowski, of Wilmington, lost control of her 2005 BMW on a curve in the westbound lane of Old Kennett Road, east of Burnt Mill Road, and hit a tree at 6:15 a.m., police said. Felkowski was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A 16-year-old passenger from Scranton, Pa., was taken to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, police said.
September 6, 1993 |
Mike Beams drove in four runs with a double and triple yesterday to lift the New Britain Red Sox to a 5-4 victory over the Reading Phillies in the final Eastern League game of the season for both teams. The Phillies ended the season in seventh place with a 62-78 record. Beams doubled in two runs in New Britain's three-run fourth off loser Blake Doolan. He tripled in a pair of sixth-inning runs to give the Red Sox a 5-2 lead. The Phillies, who got a two-run homer from Phil Gisler in the second, closed to within one run in the eighth on Ron Lockett's two-run single, but Steve Mintz slammed the door for his seventh save.
September 10, 1994 |
The Wilmington Blue Rocks went up, 2-0, in the Carolina League championship series by defeating the Winston-Salem Spirits, 9-6, last night. The best-of-five series continues tonight in Wilmington at 7:30 p.m. The Blue Rocks went in front to stay with a six-run third inning that put them up, 6-0. Ramon Martinez and Andy Stewart had two-run doubles in the rally. After Paul Bako hit a solo homer for Winston-Salem in the bottom of the third, the Spirits closed to 6-4 with three runs in the sixth.
April 16, 1996 |
The Syracuse Chiefs scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, 4-2, yesterday in the International League. With no outs and the bases loaded, Syracuse's Shannon Stewart hit a shot back to pitcher Blake Doolan, who threw home for the force-out. But catcher Rick Wrona's throw to first sailed into right field, enabling the Chiefs to take a 3-2 lead. SALEM 2, WILMINGTON 1 WILMINGTON - Elvis Pena stole home as part of a sixth-inning double steal, snapping a 1-1 tie.
July 16, 2008 |
Josh Burrus scored the winning run on a double play in the eighth inning as the Atlantic City Surf beat the New Jersey Jackals, 5-4, in a Can-Am League game last night at Bernie Robbins Stadium. Burrus and Joe Burke hit RBI triples for the Surf. Atlantic City's Walker Whitley earned his sixth save. Lynchburg 6, Wilmington 5 WILMINGTON - Kent Sakamoto's home run lifted the Hillcats past the Blue Rocks in the Carolina League. New Jersey000021010 -492 Atlantic City01000211x -580 WP: Kyle George (4-1)
September 27, 2011
The Bancorp Inc., Wilmington, said its board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to 750,000 shares of the company's common stock, or about 2.5 percent of the total outstanding. The shares are trading at about $7.05, making the repurchase currently worth about $5.3 million. The company operates The Bancorp Bank, which has assets of $2.5 billion and offices in Philadelphia, Exton, Warminster and several southern and midwestern cities, in addition to Wilmington. -Paul Schweizer
July 9, 2012
A 52-year-old Delaware man was charged with his sixth DUI Saturday night, a series of drunken-driving offenses that began in 1994, Delaware state police said. Michael Taggert, of New Castle, was driving his car in Wilmington shortly before midnight when he was stopped by a state trooper for speeding. Inside the car the trooper found marijuana, amphetamine, and Xanax, police said. Taggert's bond was set at $34,000, and he was taken to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington, police said.