A 43-year-old was arrested Tuesday morning, after a two-month investigation into suspected drug activity led to drugs and suspected drug money. Police searched two homes and two cars registered to Raul P. Stark, of Wilmington and found illegal drugs and suspected drug money, said Delaware State Police. In their raid, officers discovered 506 grams powder cocaine, 129 grams crack cocaine, 54.2 grams (7,748 bags) heroin, 753 grams marijuana, a stolen Glock 40 caliber handgun with extended clip, various drug paraphernalia, and $16,546 in suspected drug money. Of the two residences, one at 300 block of Shipley Road and the other 900 block of N. Spruce Street, Stark was taken into custody at the former.
Police are searching for missing student Sahid Kondos in New Castle County, with alerts in place for surrounding counties. The 17-year old honors student is graduating valedictorian of Glasgow High School and went missing May 10th. Authorities are imploring anyone with information to come forward. Family members are deeply worried and hope for his safe return.
The city of New Castle has a new pier to show off and to highlight the achievement, their annual event ‘A Day in Old New Castle’, will showcase the Kalmar Nyckel, Delaware's tall ship. A reproduction of the ship that brought Swedish settlers to this region, the Kalmar Nyckel will sit at the end of the pier, visible into the center of the historic town. It is expected to arrive Friday for the weekend. Historic New Castle is a picturesque area still filled with homes dating back to Colonial and Revolutionary days and even some cobblestone streets.
First proposed as a Superfund site in January, the aquifer under central Hockessin has been formally added to the federal program that provides taxpayer dollars for the cleanup of the country's most contaminated sites. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made the announcement on Tuesday for six sites throughout the country, after required 60-day comment periods had elapsed. The 32-acre impacted area straddles Lancaster Pike through the core of the Hockessin business district.
A special weather statement sent out Tuesday night warned of a weather-generated tsunami, ranging from the north New Jersey coast to Fenwick Island. "We had a pressure rise," said Trevor Pencader, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Per the weather service, a meteotsunami has characteristics similar to an earthquake-generated tsunami, but a meteotsunami is caused by air movement from weather events such as fast-moving squall lines.
Taxpayers have criticized the number of school districts in the state of Delaware, arguing it leads to excessive spending on administration and other expenses outside the classroom. Fewer districts could mean fewer high-paid administrative staff like superintendents, financial officers and personnel officers, the argument goes. On Tuesday, a legislative task force said in its final report that consolidating Delaware's 19 school districts into three would not save the state a significant amount of money and is not recommended.
After the recent theft of the Judy Johnson statue outside Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, a placard detailing the legacy of the iconic baseball player has stood in its place while a replacement is commissioned. Early Friday morning, reports a statue was returned to the location made local news, but the statue was removed by stadium officials before camera crews could arrive. Eye-witness reports the returned statue wasn’t of Judy Johnson, but instead of a dead woman.