Latest Wilmington News

Police: Delaware official drove drunk at double legal limit

Jul. 19, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Test results show a Delaware fire marshal had a blood-alcohol level double the legal limit when he was arrested for driving under the influence. Maryland State Police Sgt. Ivan Barkley says officers stopped 53-year-old James Jobes, Wilmington's fire marshal and deputy chief of fire...

Wilmington fire marshal charged with DUI

Jul. 16, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware fire marshal has been charged with driving under the influence after authorities say he was pulled over for speeding in Maryland. News outlets report 53-year-old James Jobes was stopped July 3 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. Jobes is the fire marshal and deputy chief of...

Delaware man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of teen

Jul. 13, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has pleaded guilty in the death of a teenage girl who was trying to break up a fight when she was shot two years ago. The News Journal reported Friday that 25-year-old Shyheim Warren of Wilmington pleaded guilty to manslaughter and a weapons charge in Tynesia Cephas's...

Muslim students return to pool a year after told to leave

Jun. 29, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A group of Muslim students have returned to a Delaware public pool a year after they were asked to leave because of their cotton garments. The News Journal reports the group went back to the Wilmington pool Thursday. Darul-Amaanah Academy principal Tahsiyn Ismaa'eel says the place...

Insurer must cover defendant in fatal bathroom fight lawsuit

Jun. 13, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge says an insurance company must extend liability coverage to a teenager who was convicted of criminally negligent homicide after a school bathroom attack captured on cellphone video that left a 16-year-old girl dead. The judge ruled Wednesday that USAA Casualty Insurance...

Barclays moving 500 jobs from Delaware to New Jersey

Jun. 6, 2019 4:59 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Barclays says it is relocating some 500 financial services jobs in Delaware to a new business campus in New Jersey. Officials with the U.K.-based bank said Wednesday that job transitions from Wilmington to the Whippany, New Jersey, campus will begin this fall and will be completed...

Delaware troopers identify motorcyclist killed in crash

May. 26, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware troopers have identified a 25-year-old motorcyclist who was killed in a late Friday crash in Wilmington. In a Sunday statement, state police say Shavar Steer of Newark was the operator of a Suzuki GSX motorcycle that struck the right side of a Kia Sedona at an intersection...

Delaware troopers investigate deadly motorcycle crash

May. 25, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware troopers are investigating a fatal crash that has killed a 25-year-old motorcyclist. The deadly accident occurred late Friday at the intersection of Concord Pike and Fairfax Boulevard in Wilmington. Troopers say multiple witnesses report that the motorcyclist was riding...