Latest Wilmington News

Police link skull found in woods to woman missing since 2013

Apr. 10, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A human skull found in a wooded area behind a Delaware shopping center belonged to a woman who had been reported missing eight years ago, police said. The Delaware News Journal reported Friday that officials identified the remains as those of...

4 remain hospitalized after Wilmington house party shooting

Apr. 07, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Four people are still hospitalized after a shooting at a party in Wilmington, North Carolina, that also left three dead. Wilmington Police spokeswoman Jessica Williams told the StarNews on Monday that the injured are still at New Hanover Regional...

Chief: 3 dead, 4 hurt in North Carolina house party shooting

Apr. 03, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — At least seven people were shot, including three fatally, at a house party early Saturday in the coastal North Carolina city of Wilmington, police said. Wilmington police said in a statement that officers arrived at the home shortly after...

Transgender athletes begin fight against sports limits bill

Apr. 03, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — For Asher, being a member of his school’s track & field team was a year in the making. After previously being discouraged from taking part, he found more support in 2021 and joined the team in time for competition this spring. One problem,...

More Raleigh-to-Richmond Amtrak runs proposed in Biden plan

Apr. 02, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More direct train service between Raleigh and Richmond and passenger service to Asheville and Wilmington are included in Amtrak’s plan for $80 billion in federal funds, proposed as part of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan announced this week. ...

Company fined $200K over water treatment problems

Apr. 01, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators have fined a company nearly $200,000 over problems with water treatment systems designed to stop contaminated wastewater from reaching the Cape Fear River, the primary drinking water source for an estimated 350,000 downstream residents. ...

Delaware Senate ready to vote on additional gun restrictions

Mar. 31, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democrat-led Senate committee on Wednesday released two bills outlawing high-capacity magazines and requiring anyone wanting to buy a handgun to first obtain a permit from the state. The move came despite concerns by critics that the bills are...

A month after tornado, some families remain in limbo

Mar. 27, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — It’s been over a month since a tornado tore through southeastern Brunswick County. In Ocean Ridge Plantation, the neighborhood that bore the brunt of the storm damage, some homeowners remain in limbo. Carol Phillips and her...

Former officer charged with tampering, lying after shooting

Mar. 23, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware police officer has been charged with evidence tampering and lying to investigators in connection with his shooting and wounding of a carjacking suspect. A New Castle County grand jury on Monday indicted former Wilmington police...

Crashes have increased since work began on portion of I-95

Mar. 22, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Car crashes have dramatically increased on a portion of I-95 in Delaware since the beginning of a construction project near Wilmington. WPVI-TV reported last week that the project is called Restore the Corridor Wilmington. It is expected to last...