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For 1st time, Milford woman describes escaping twin towers 20 years ago

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Peggy Reilly’s husband, Jim, assumed she had been killed in the South Tower collapse.   Peggy Reilly only wears shoes she can run in. It’s a lesson the Milford resident learned in 2001 on the 13th floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower when American Airlines Flight 11 slammed into the building 80 floors above. Reilly was standing in …

Color guard at a Newark 9/11 ceremony (City of Newark)

All around Delaware, ways to commemorate 9/11 attacks

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Color guard at a Newark 9/11 ceremony (City of Newark) Multiple upcoming events are giving Delawareans a chance to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Here are some highlights, in chronological order. The Wilmington VA Medical Center in Elsmere will host a virtual remembrance ceremony, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. The event will include …

9/11 charity pays off mortgage for state trooper’s family

Betsy Price Police & Fire

On April 26, 2017, Delaware State Police Cpl. Stephen Ballard, 32, approached a suspicious vehicle at the Bear Wawa. Inside the car was Burgon Sealy Jr., armed with the gun he fired into Ballard’s torso, even after Ballard fell to the ground. Ballard died, leaving behind his daughter, Abigail, and his wife of 18 months, Louise. As a mark of …