Friday, March 6, 2009

Celebrating a workforce

Today state and business leaders recognized the need for job training as they welcomed recent graduates of Goodwill's Partners in Training program. The graduates will work in the new ShopRite at Christina Crossing in Wilmington. Click here to hear from Delaware's Economic Development Secretary, Alan Levin. Levin says there it talk about replicating a similar program downstate.

Special Olympics of Delaware

Watch athletes compete in the 2009 Basketball Tournament which kicked off today at the University of Delaware. Hundreds of athletes went head to head in games throughout the day. The three-day event wraps up Saturday when 28 teams from around the state compete.

The Ballroom Blitz

Do you like Dancing with the Stars? You'll love The Ballroom Blitz.

The Ballroom Blitz supports Variety, The Children's Charity, with local personalities participating in an ongoing dance competition and a final elegant dance on April 25, 2009 at The Blue Ballroom.

Click here to watch the videos & vote for your favorite dancers!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Helping homeless families

There is a new local effort to help families falling through the cracks of today's crippling economy. More and more Delaware families cannot afford to live in their homes. Churches in Delaware are teaming up to provide food and shelter to people in need, but they need financial help and more church congregations to step forward before it can launch. The charity is part of a national effort called Family Promise Network. Listen to one pastor describe the need.
You can read more in Saturday's News Journal.

Bank robber sought

Do you recognize this man? Police say he was caught on tape robbing the Wilmington Trust bank located at 1007 North Market Street in Wilmington, Monday afternoon.
Crime Stoppers: (800) TIP-3333

A three vehicle crash in New Castle sent one person to the hospital yesterday. Watch emergency crews on the scene on Airport Road. Police say a paramedic supervisor rear ended a car sending the car into the back of a third vehicle. One of the drivers, a 35-year-old driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fire investigation turns up suicide

The state medical examiner has ruled one of two deaths a suicide in last week's deadly house fire near Dover. Watch investigators on the scene in the 400 block of David Hall Road in the Rodney Village community.

Folks in Dover celebrate unknown Powerball winner

A Dover liquor store sold one of two winning Powerball tickets worth $87.2 million each. Hear from the store owners who are also celebrating - Ben's Bow's Package Store will receive $10,000 for selling a winning ticket.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fire rips through Glasgow home

A blaze tore through a Glasgow home today, killing a pet cat. The homeowners were not home at the time of the fire. Watch as firefighters battled the blaze. The fire destroyed the single family home located in the 900 block of Howell School Road.

Woman rescued from icy crash

An 80-year-old Pennsylvania woman had to be rescued by firefighters today after her car skidded on ice and ran off the road in Yorklyn and was teetering on rocks above a creek bed. Watch rescuers on the scene.

Guard hosts annual Prayer Breakfast

The Delaware National Guard hosted its 26th annual Prayer Breakfast this morning in Newark. Watch troops and local dignitaries reflect on their freedom and fellow troops overseas. This year's guest speaker ws Father Robert Marciano, the Chief of the Air National Guard Chaplain Corps.

Monday, March 2, 2009

4 sought in motel shooting

Delaware State Police are looking for four people connected to a weekend shooting that injured an 18-year-old man. Watch investigators on the scene of where they found the victim, the Gold Club on South Market Street near Wilmington. Police say the man was shot at the Fairview Inn Saturday night before running to the Gold Club for help.

More than 250 accidents reported in storm

The number of crashes blamed on the today's winter storm is now 250. We found a couple of drivers who lost control and ended up off the roadway. Parts of Delaware received nearly 10 inches of snow today.

Snow blankets Delaware, more on the way

A snow storm has blasted the First State, blanketing much of the region with several inches of snow, and more is on the way this afternoon. Click Here to see folks braving the elements. As of 8 a.m. the National Weather Service reported parts of New Castle County with 6.1 inches of snow, Houston, Kent County, 9 inches and parts of Sussex County measured 6.6 inches. A winter storm warning remains in effect until 2 p.m.


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