Friday, May 8, 2009

Groundbreaking artist closing studio

A long-time Delaware artist is closing his Wilmington art studio at age 93. Edward Loper Sr. taught himself how to paint by studying famous artists. Today, his paintings sell for an average of $18,000 each. Hear from Loper and see his work.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

VP Biden accepts award in Delaware

Vice President Biden accepted the Delaware Historical Society award today in Wilmington. Biden is only the third person to receive the History Makers Award. Watch Biden accept the award and hear his reaction.

Volunteerism celebrated

Today five Delawareans were recognized for their outstanding community service and volunteerism at the annual Jefferson Awards. Watch part of the ceremony and hear from one winner selected to represent Delaware at the National Awards in Washington, D.C.

Wyeth paintings to be sold

The Wilmington Library announced it will auction off 14 oil paintings by N.C. Wyeth in an effort to raise $5 million dollars needed for repairs and renovations at the library located in Rodney Square. Watch as handlers pack up the paintings and hear what the the board president and library's director have to say about the sale. The Wilmington Library has owned the paintings for 85 years. The auction is scheduled for December 2nd at Christie's in New York.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Homicide suspect sought

Wilmington police have identified a suspect wanted for killing a man last summer. Investigators have warrants out for the arrest of 36-year-old Allen Taylor. Click here to see Taylor's picture and video of the crime scene. Anyone who see Taylor or has information on his whereabouts should dial 911.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Organic recycling center being built

Today officials broke ground on what is anticipated to be the largest organic recycling facility on the east coast. Learn more about what the state-of-the-art facility will mean for Delaware.

Hate crime investigated

A New Castle County couple are the victims of a hate crime in New Castle County. James Wise and his wife woke up yesterday morning and found racial slurs and swastikas spray painted on their car. Hear what the Wise has to say.

Task force takes on graffiti vandals

Delaware law enforcement agencies have teamed up to combat tagging and graffiti blanketing many properties around the First State. Hear from officials as they announce an Anti-Graffiti Task Force. The task force is a 24-hour operation which enables law enforcement from different jurisdictions to share information and prosecute taggers.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Biden speaks in Delaware

Today Vice President Joe Biden visited the Wilmington Train Station and the University of Delaware. Hear what he has to say about using stimulus money from the Recovery Act on railroad infrastructure and renewable energy.

2 dead in 2 separate shootings

Two separate shootings, just miles apart, left two men dead. Watch investigators at both scenes. Both shootings happened Saturday, the first at 3:30 a.m. in the 2800 block of Northeast Boulevard, and the second 12 hours later Canby Park Shopping Center on Maryland Avenue.

"Probable" swine flu closes elementary school

Baltz Elementary School in Elsmere will remain closed through Wednesday as a "precautionary measure" while officials await test results on one student with "probable" swine flu. Hear from a school district spokesperson who talks about how administrators are handling the situation.


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