February 12, 2013 |
A gunman opened fire in a Wilmington, Del. courthouse, this morning, leaving five people shot and three of those dead in what law enforcement described as a targeted shooting based on a child custody dispute. The gunman was among the dead. Two women were also killed. Two law enforcement officers were among those shot in the barrage. Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden said in a short press conference at 3:15 p.m. that the shooting "was not a random act of violence. " "This was the result of a custody dispute that has lasted in our court system for several years," Biden said.
January 23, 2013
St. Augustine senior Christian Adorno has signed with Wilmington University on a baseball scholarship. Adorno, a slick-fielding shortstop, has started since his sophomore season, when he helped the Hermits to the Non-Public A state championship. Adorno batted .400 as a sophomore with 10 stolen bases. He batted .396 as a junior with 36 hits, 22 RBIs, and 23 stolen bases. Wilmington is an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. - Phil Anastasia
January 17, 2013 |
"We're going to build a big company," says Michael Phelan , the Chester County native whose six-year-old, Wilmington-based software firm, SevOne Inc. , has helped Comcast, Credit Suisse, Lockheed Martin, smartphone-makers, and other giants view, fix, and manage world-circling computer systems. SevOne said Tuesday that it has landed a fat $150 million investment from backers led by Boston-based Bain Capital - presidential candidate Mitt Romney's old firm - which counts Domino's Pizza , Gartner Group , and Sports Authority among its successes.
January 5, 2013
WILMINGTON - A motorist who tried to flee to avoid a traffic stop was caught after the vehicle ran out of gas, authorities said. Police spotted a vehicle speeding about 3 p.m. Wednesday in Wilmington, said Officer Mark Ivey, a police spokesman. An officer attempted to stop the car, but it continued to speed onto I-95, Ivey said. That's where the vehicle slowed to a stop, out of gas, Ivey said. Tyree Jackson, 37, of Wilmington, was arrested and charged with numerous traffic offenses.
January 1, 2013 |
RALEIGH, N.C. - Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue issued pardons Monday to the Wilmington 10, a group wrongly convicted 40 years ago in a notorious prosecution that led to accusations that the state was holding political prisoners. Perdue issued pardons of innocence Monday for the nine black men and one white woman who received prison sentences totaling nearly 300 years for the 1971 firebombing of a Wilmington grocery store during three days of violence that included the shooting of a black teenager by police.
December 10, 2012 |
The state-owned Port of Wilmington took a step Friday toward a partnership in which Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Inc., a publicly traded energy company, would operate the terminal, expand cargoes, and invest $150 million in needed port infrastructure repairs. The Diamond State Port Corp. named Kinder, based in Houston with operations at Tioga Marine Terminal in Port Richmond and Fairless Hills, Bucks County, the "preferred" bidder to lease the port. In coming weeks, Kinder will meet with the port's customers, including Dole and Chiquita, and by the end of March, a "hard"-number proposal should be known, the port's chairman, Alan Levin, told a board meeting in New Castle.
November 29, 2012 |
Wagner came back from an eight-point second-half deficit to tie the game in regulation and outscored Princeton, 8-2, in overtime for a 48-42 victory Wednesday night in New York. Jonathon Williams had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Wagner (2-3). Ian Hummer had 11 points for Princeton (2-4). Lafayette 63, Delaware 60 - Dan Trist netted 16 points as the Leopards (2-6) handed the Blue Hens (2-5) their fourth consecutive loss in a nonconference game in Easton, Pa. Univ.
November 24, 2012
WILMINGTON - Burned out after Black Friday? Relax at a parade. The Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade will start at 3 p.m. Saturday at Fifth and Market Streets. It will include marching bands from Salesianum School and the Cab Calloway School of the Arts. Two Mummers Parade troupes, the Woodland and Duffy String Bands, will also take part. - AP
November 17, 2012
WILMINGTON - Delaware prosecutors lost a legal bid Friday to prevent relatives of a soldier accused of kidnapping, raping, and killing a Wilmington woman last year from talking about the case publicly. Superior Court Judge Fred Silverman denied the gag-order request after defense attorneys assured him that they would advise defendant Dwight Smith and members of his family about the risks of speaking to the media. Smith is charged with raping and killing Marsha Lee, 65, who was abducted while walking her dog in December.