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Bidens pack carrots, apples into boxes during food bank stop

Jan. 16, 2022 16:06 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden packed carrots and apples into food boxes for the hungry and chatted with volunteers Sunday at a food bank as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The couple traveled about a half-hour from...

Suspect kills 3 including child, shoots self at Food Lion

Jan. 15, 2022 21:47 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Three people including one child are dead after a shooting outside a grocery store in North Carolina on Saturday. The shooting happened at the Food Lion grocery store in Wilmington around 4 p.m., police said. Officers found another person alive with a...

Speed cameras coming to Wilmington-area I-95 work zone

Jan. 14, 2022 11:57 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Speed cameras are coming to a construction zone along Interstate 95 in the Wilmington area that saw hundreds of crashes last year. The Department of Transportation announced that the new electronic speed monitoring program begins Monday, news outlets...

NC woman pleads guilty to healthcare fraud conspiracy

Jan. 14, 2022 08:21 AM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has pleaded guilty to conspiring with the owner of a pharmacy and others to bill fraudulent claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurers, a federal prosecutor says. Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of...

Sims scores 20 to lead UNC Wilmington past Elon 73-66

Jan. 12, 2022 21:38 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Jaylen Sims had 20 points as UNC Wilmington beat Elon 73-66 on Wednesday night. Mike Okauru had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for UNC Wilmington (8-5, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association), which earned its fifth straight victory. Shykeim Phillips...

Ex-official convicted of misconduct loses acquittal bid

Jan. 12, 2022 15:32 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge has rejected a post-trial motion for acquittal filed by a former council president in Delaware’s largest city who was convicted of official misconduct. Former Wilmington council president Theopalis Gregory was found guilty of the charge in November...

Climate change rally ends at Biden’s Wilmington home

Jan. 09, 2022 09:06 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — At least 40 climate activists assembled outside President Joe Biden’s Wilmington home on Saturday afternoon. The movement, called Occupy Biden, has been camped out round the clock at 909 Centre Road since Christmas Day and ended their week-long occupation with a rally...

Inquiry into Delaware senator to continue despite acquittal

Jan. 08, 2022 13:59 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Senate will continue its ethics inquiry into Sen. Darius Brown despite a jury's verdict acquitting him of domestic violence charges. The News Journal reports that the Senate Rules and Ethics Committee will review all allegations, including...

Friends, family reflect on Wilmington scatman Billy Norwood

Jan. 08, 2022 09:03 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Some called him “The Scatman.” Others knew him as “Billy Hipp.” With his iconic white beard, creative scat performances and love of all things music, Marion “Billy” Norwood was a cornerstone of Wilmington’s jazz scene. Whether...

Delaware lawmaker acquitted on domestic violence charges

Jan. 06, 2022 15:38 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democratic state senator who has helped lead criminal justice reform efforts in the Delaware General Assembly was acquitted on domestic violence charges Thursday. A New Castle County jury found Darius J. Brown, 40, not guilty of offensive touching and...