Friday, April 10, 2009

Bike enthusiasts pedal through Delaware

This week bike enthusiasts pedaled from one end of the state to the other to promote the upcoming Delaware Bike Summit. The summit is scheduled for April 24th at Del Tech Community College's Dover campus. The summit is being held in an effort to bring more bicycling opportunities to the First State. The event is free and open to the public.

Great Kite Festival

Families came out for the annual Great Kite Festival today in Lewes. Watch as kites of all shapes and colors take to the sky.

Speed enforcement blitz

Delaware State Police are in the midst of a speed enforcement blitz. The enforcement campaign is throughout the month of April, and troopers are cracking down this holiday weekend. Watch officers clock speeders and issue tickets. Officials say speed is the number one factor in highway fatalities in Delaware.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Recovery and Reinvestment

Today Democratic Senators Tom Carper and Ted Kaufman outlined millions of dollars in stimulus money on its way to Delaware through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Watch as lawmakers address the media.

A lesson in hunger awareness

Dozens of students at Padua Academy sorted through trash as part of a famine project to determine how much food is wasted at school in one day. Listen to students' reactions.

Convicted killer wants new trial

The man convicted of killing a University of Delaware student wants a new trial. Watch defense attorneys go before the state Supreme Court and hear from the victim's mother. James Cooke, Junior was convicted of raping and killing Lindsey Bonistall in 2005.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Forbes accepts award at Hotel DuPont

Magazine publisher, Steve Forbes is the latest recipient of Delaware's Republican Party's Pete du Pont Individual Freedom Award given last night at the Hotel DuPont. Forbes spoke before a packed ballroom and gave an economic lesson to the crowd. Listen to Forbes blame the government for the country's financial crisis.

Caught on tape

New Castle County Police released surveillance video of a man holding up a convenience store clerk. The robber threatens the employee with a handgun and ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers (800) TIP-3333.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Blue Rocks' season opener, Thursday

Just days before their season opener, the Wilmington Blue Rocks invited the media to Frawley Stadium. Hear from the team's manager and meet their top prospect, Mike Moustakas.

Bishop visits Wilmington

The leader of nearly 2.5 Episcopalians visited Wilmington for the first time today. Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori attended a special service at the Cathedral Church of St. John where priests, deacons and laity renewed their vows.

State employees grill Gov. Markell

Governor Jack Markell hosted a town hall session in Dover before more than 250 state employees Monday night. Workers asked questions about the the governor's proposal to cut their salary by 8 percent in an effort to close in on the state's $750 million budget deficit.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Carjacker dies after crash

What began as an armed carjacking ended in a deadly crash in Ogletown. Watch emergency crews on the scene. The alleged carjacker died after the crash.

Soldier promoted

A Delaware soldier has been promoted from Major to Lieutenant Colonel. Watch as Rita Wiley of Middletown has her new rank pinned on her by Four Star General Peter Chiarelli, the U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff.

Tanker overturns

An overturned gasoline tanker brought traffic to a halt on Del. 1 Sunday in St. Georges. Watch emergency crews on the scene. The driver of the truck was trapped for more than two hours.


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