Friday, February 27, 2009

Biden meets with middle-class task force

Vice President Joe Biden chaired the first official session of President Barack Obama's middle-class task force at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia today. Click here to see Biden and members of the task force gathered at Penn. The task force discussed how green jobs can stimulate the economy.

Cracking down on seat belt use

This week authorities are cracking down on seat belt use. Click here to watch police pull over drivers not wearing seat belts at a check point last night in the area of Prices Corner. The crack down is part of a nationwide initiative, Click It or Ticket.

Culinary face-off

Area high school vocational students competed in a culinary technical skills challenge Thursday at Delaware Technical and Community College in Stanton. Click here to see them at work.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

2 die in Dover area blaze

Firefighters responded to a house fire in the Rodney Village community south of Dover early this morning. There, they found a man and woman dead. Evidence found at the scene has sparked a criminal investigation. Click here to hear from police and watch investigators at the scene.

Students compete in science

About 165 students from nine area schools participated in 14th annual New Castle County Science Expo which runs through Friday. Click here to get a glimpse of the competition.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Overturned truck closes ramp off I-95

An overturned Armored truck caused traffic delays near New Castle.
Click here to see the truck that lost control on the ramp off I-95 Southbound to Delaware 141 Northbound forcing officials to close the ramp through rush hour.
Drivers were detoured to the Delaware 141 southbound ramp, toward New Castle, and forced to make a U-turn at Commons Boulevard.

Catholics attend Ash Wednesday services

Today is Ash Wednesday marking the first day of Lent. Catholics all over the world, including here in Delaware are receiving ashes on their foreheads as a sign of repentance. Click here to see high school students attend mass and receive ashes at St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington.

300 Jobs coming to NCCo.

Barclaycard, the U.S. arm of Barclays, will open a new customer call center outside Newark, the credit card company announced this morning. Click here to hear from Gov. Jack Markell as he talks about the expansion that will create 300 jobs.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Slim prospects for graduates

Times are tough, and it's no exception for upcoming college grads. I visited an engineering job fair at the University of Delaware inside the Bob Carpenter Center where employers set up exhibits to meet and talk with students. This year compared to years past, significantly less companies were represented; but eager students looking ahead to their future still swarmed over any possible opportunities. Click here to hear from students and employers.

House blessing

Watch Sussex County's Habitat for Humanity and volunteers welcome their newest homeowner. Hear from single mother, Holli Brightwell who is grateful for the home. Click here to watch.


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