Delaware State of the Arts Podcast – October 9, 2021

Betsy Price Culture, Police & Fire

This week on Delaware State of the Arts Podcast, Kaitlin Ammon interviews Delaware poets Jane Miller, a 2021 Established Fellow in Literature: Poetry, and Jack Mackey, a 2021 Emerging Fellow in Literature: Poetry, about their upcoming, joint poetry reading. They also discuss ൪uartet, the online poetry journal that Miller helped to found and now co-edits, and its most recent issue. …

Arts E-News – October 2021

Betsy Price Culture, Police & Fire

  The October 2021 issue of Arts E-News features information on the Delaware Division of the Arts’ ARP Individual Artist and Organization grants and National Arts & Humanities Month. On the Mezzanine highlights October’s exhibition, Art Imitates My Life and Inspires Young Artists, by 2021 Artist Fellow in Folk Art: Visual Arts Theresa Angela Taylor. The Meet the Fellows section …

Arts Spotlight – October 2021

Betsy Price Culture, Police & Fire

  Each month we feature a handful of arts and community-based organizations and their programs and projects funded by the Delaware Division of the Arts in our Arts Spotlight which will be included on our monthly e-newsletter, Arts E-News and online. If you haven’t signed up yet for Arts E-News, please do so here. Funding for Division of the Arts …

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Shot 6 times, Milford officer says family is his motivation to recover

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Milford Cpt. T.J. Webb is still in physical therapy five days a week recovering from his wounds.   On Dec. 10, 2020, Milford Police Cpl. T.J. Webb pulled his unmarked silver Dodge Nitro behind the white SUV driven by a man accused of trying to kill his own brother in Reading, Pennsylvania. Two other police cars pulled up nearby at …

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Former Dewey Beach officer convicted for assaulting man on stretcher

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

A former Dewey Beach police officer has been convicted and sentenced to  a year of supervised probation for repeatedly punching an injured, unaggressive man laying on a stretcher and then lying about it. Gregory Lynch, who also lost his police certification and is banned from ever serving as a police officer again, was indicted in August 2019 after he climbed …

Wilmington Fire Department union leader sentenced for child porn

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

  A Wilmington firefighter and union president will go to jail for possessing child pornography. Photo by Sora Shimazaki of Pexels   A former union president of the Wilmington Fire Department has been sentenced to 60 months in prison after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography. Joseph J. Leonetti Jr. also was given five years of supervised release after he …

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Elsmere woman who kept 49 cats in house charged with animal cruelty

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Officers who entered Marybeth Stankevich’s house found 49 live cats and four dead ones. Photo by Mermek AM/Pexels.   A 64-year-old Elsmere woman was charged with 106 counts of animal cruelty after 49 cats were living in  her home. The animals were discovered Tuesday when Officers from the Office of Animal Welfare responded to an animal welfare complaint at Marybeth …

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

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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 …

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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 …