Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – July 24, 2021

Betsy Price Culture, Police & Fire

  Paul Weagraff chats with Alex Johnson, founder of House Lights, about a summer initiative in three Delaware libraries designed to bring together community members, social services, and local leaders around a common artistic project.   Play Pause Rewind 00:00 00:00 1x Mute/Unmute Download MP3 This podcast appeared first on Delaware Division of the Arts – State of Delaware. Betsy …

Passenger abandons car as 5 teens steal it in Newark

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Police & Fire

Car thieves jumped into a car that was left running in Newark last week, only to find a passenger in the back seat.   Five brazen teenagers successfully stole an idling car in Newark late Friday evening after discovering a passenger was still inside the vehicle, according to Newark Police.  The driver parked the car on Amstel Avenue near South …

Tree worker killed by falling tree in Newark

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Newark Police said a piece of a tree fell Monday onto a man helping cut it down and killed him. Photo by Pexels A tree service worker was hit and killed by a falling tree Monday, Newark Police Department reported. The name of the dead man is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin. A police press release …

Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – July 17, 2021

Betsy Price Culture, Police & Fire

  Paul Weagraff interviews jazz musician Fostina Dixon about her training, career, and upcoming program at the Delaware Theatre Company entitled “Five Women”   Play Pause Rewind 00:00 00:00 1x Mute/Unmute Download MP3 This podcast appeared first on Delaware Division of the Arts – State of Delaware. Betsy PriceBetsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of …

Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – July 10, 2021

Betsy Price Culture, Police & Fire

  Paul Weagraff chats with Molly Giordano, executive director of the Delaware Art Museum, about the work of the museum, its expanded mission, and it recent success in receiving a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant will support a historical exhibition honoring the art produced by the 1973 Federal Comprehensive Employment and Training Act.   Play …

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9/11 charity pays off mortgage for state trooper’s family

Charlie Megginson Headlines, Police & Fire

Photo from Tunnel to Towers Delmarva On April 26, 2017, Delaware State Police Cpl. Stephen Ballard, 32, approached a suspicious vehicle at the Bear Wawa. Inside the car was Burgon Sealy Jr., armed with the gun he fired into Ballard’s torso, even after Ballard fell to the ground. Ballard died, leaving behind his daughter, Abigail, and his wife of 18 …

14 Wilmington gang members hit with 120 charges, including six murders

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

    Fourteen members of the Wlmington gang have been indicted on more than 120 criminal charges, including six counts of murder, authorities announced Monday. The indictment comes after a six-month long investigation involving the Delaware Department of Justice, Wilmington Police Department and New Castle County Police Department, and more agencies. The six murder charges relate to deaths between Nov. …

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Man gets 10 years for selling fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone

Betsy Price Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

A Claymont man was sentenced today to more than 10 years in federal prison for selling fake oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, authorities announced. Charles Crest, 29, was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration in May 2020 after he sold more than a thousand fake oxycodone pills to an undercover agent. A search of his apartment found more than 4,000 fake …

Wilmington Police Chief talks about efforts to curb gun crime

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Wilmington Police Chief Robert J. Tracy     Acknowledging that gun-related crimes have soared, Wilmington Police Chief  Robert J. Tracy issued a press release Thursday saying his department is trying to fight that in part by focusing on illegal gun possession. “The past couple of weeks have shown us just how much of a problem this remains – to include …

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Del. man sentenced for cyberattack on ex-employer

Betsy Price Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

(Photo by Bermix Studio on Unsplash) A Middletown man was sentenced Wednesday to six months of home confinement and more than $13,000 in restitution in a cyberattack on his old employer’s computer network. The sentence came from Leonard P. Stark, chief U.S. District judge for Delaware and was announced by the Department of Justice. Levii Delgado, 36, of Middletown, had …