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February 21, 2013 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
February 18, 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.
NEWS
February 13, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Jessica Parks, and Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
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.
NEWS
February 12, 2013 | By Frank Kummer, Emily Babay, Mari Schaefer and Jessica Parks, Breaking News Desk
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.
SPORTS
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
BUSINESS
January 17, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
"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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 1, 2013 | By Martha Waggoner, Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2012 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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