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Judge delivers guilty verdicts for two girls in Joyner-Francis death

Two of three girls charged in the attack on 16-year-old Howard High student Amy Joyner-Francis last April were found guilty Thursday.

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New Wilmington top cop comes from Chicago PD

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki announced his pick for the city’s new police chief. He’s handing the reins to Robert Tracy after considering 35 candidates; only 10 including Tracy were interviewed.

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A decade after the housing bubble burst, home sales are buoyant with some parts of the First State experiencing the most exuberant spring in 40 years.


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Newark Charter Junior/Senior High School student Vyshnavi Kosigishroff grew up in a family of scientists. When she was eight years old, she began to take an interest in Delaware’s factories, emitting plumes of toxic chemicals into the air every day. 

 

One day, she turned to her dad and asked him what the toxic chemicals were, and he told her about air quality and ozone.

 

 

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Forgeries are a part of the art world. For every classic master work, there’s money to be made and prestige to be had in passing a fake off as the real thing.

In our latest Arts Playlist, Mark Arehart talked with Curator Linda Eaton at Winterthur about the museum's newest exhibit that explores the world of forged art, Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes.


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In April 1993,  the Wilmington Blue Rocks brought minor league baseball back to Delaware.  Since then, the club has consistently drawn fans to its Frawley Stadium home on the Wilmington Riverfront.  An along the way, there’s been a handful of Carolina League Championships and early glimpses at Major League stars like Johnny Damon, Carlos Beltran, Mike Sweeney, Eric Hosmer, and Salvador Perez.

This week – The Rocks opened their 25th anniversary season and in this week’s Enlighten Me we offer a look back and ahead.


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State health officials say Delaware has seen three new flu-related deaths.

The Division of Public Health reports all three deaths linked to the flu came in the final week of March.

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Wilmington will have a new chief of police next week.

The city’s current police chief Bobby Cummings announced Thursday he is retiring after 32 years on the force.

The Blue Rocks will try again to open their 25th anniversary season Friday.

Thursday night’s scheduled 2017 season opener against Potomac Nationals was postponed after heavy rains  left field conditions too poor to play.

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A quarter of the U.S. population is either starving or malnourished – including many Delawareans.


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The 8th annual Lewes Tulip Celebration starts this week, honoring the city's Dutch heritage.


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The insurance industry scored a win after lawmakers tabled a bill in a House committee that would’ve limited how they can calculate someone’s auto premiums.


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