Three women arrested in Wilmington following robbery and pursuit

WILMINGTON — On Friday night, the Delaware State Police arrested three women in their early twenties following a robbery and a pursuit. According to Master Corporal Heather Pepper, at around 6:30 p.m. on Friday night troopers responded to the Dick’s Sporting Goods on Brandywine Boulevard in reference to a robbery. When officers arrived, they identified […]

McKean High’s Stock named state’s Teacher of the Year

WILMINGTON — Students deserve to learn about those who look like them — and see themselves “represented in what you learn and on the walls of where you learn,” said Kim Stock as she accepted the honor of Delaware’s 2021 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Stock, an English/English learner teacher at McKean High, was surprised […]

Delaware natives capture screen in ‘Accidentally Wes Anderson’ book

When @accidentallywesanderson uploaded its first post to Instagram in 2017, it started as a travel bucket list, with pins across the globe for Delaware natives Wally and Amanda Koval to explore on their adventures. What began just for them, though, grew over the course of three years: 1.1 million followers, a blessing from filmmaker Wes […]

Ex-Wilmington officer sentenced for misconduct

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WILMINGTON — A former Wilmington police officer has been sentenced to one year of probation for official misconduct after receiving oral sex while on-duty in his patrol vehicle, the Delaware Department of Justice announced Friday. The DOJ said Thomas R. Oliver Jr. was charged in February 2019 with second-degree rape, extortion, and official misconduct following […]

Wilmington farm that trains former prisoners gets visit from US Cabinet officials Carson, Barr

WILMINGTON — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Attorney General William Barr Attorney visited Second Chances Farm on Monday morning and left Delaware impressed. The business employs persons released from prison, offering a 16-week training program covering hydroponic farming, followed by a yearlong Entrepreneur-In-Residence program. Second Chances Farm is the first commercial, […]

Delaware man all shook up over Elvis

PIKE CREEK — It’s Aug. 17, 1997, the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death and Glenn Kemske’s got a plan — which could be dangerous. He’s been playing Elvis’ music for 20 years at graduations, birthdays and church carnivals. He’s going to put on a few mini concerts to honor the King. Mr. Kemske heads […]

Biden introduces VP pick Harris in Wilmington

WILMINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his newly chosen running mate Kamala Harris campaigned together for the first time Wednesday, as the former primary rivals sought to solidify their advantage over President Donald Trump and secure their place in American history. Biden, a 77-year-old white man, embraced the significance of naming the […]

Building Bridges: Shooting victim’s sister seeks justice and systemic change

WILMINGTON — Keandra McDole had just clocked into her shift at Rite Aid when her phone started ringing. She checked Facebook and saw her brother’s name. “RIP Jeremy,” she remembers reading. ‘They didn’t have to do Bam Bam like that.’ She asked her manager if she could step out, then got a call from her […]

Ronald McDonald House holding virtual run/walk

WILMINGTON — Citing health and safety concerns, the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware announced its 5K Run/Walk for Kids and Hustle for the House 5K will be combined into a virtual event. The event runs from July 15 to Aug. 15. Participants and teams select their own course and the day they want to run […]

Longwood Foundation poses new matching grant challenge

WILMINGTON — The Longwood Foundation has posed a new $500,000 challenge grant to the Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund, giving donors the opportunity to double the impact of their gift now through Aug. 31. The Delaware COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund was launched on March 18 to address the state’s emerging and evolving needs resulting from […]