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Wilm. Fire Dept. to receive ‘largest parade the city has ever seen’ for 100th birthday

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Organizers promise ‘the largest parade the city has ever seen.’ It’s the 100th anniversary of the Wilmington Fire Department and the city plans to celebrate their century of service with the largest parade the city has ever seen. The parade, which will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, will feature more than 20 bands — including the President’s United States Marine …

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Wilmington Fire Department union leader sentenced for child porn

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

  A Wilmington firefighter and union president will go to jail for possessing child pornography. Photo by Sora Shimazaki of Pexels   A former union president of the Wilmington Fire Department has been sentenced to 60 months in prison after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography. Joseph J. Leonetti Jr. also was given five years of supervised release after he …

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New Castle County, Wilmington hit hardest by Ida rains

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

  The city of Wilmington posted this photo of the North Market Street Bridge to social media Thursday. With Kent and Sussex Counties spared the worst effects of Tropical Depression Ida, multiple areas in New Castle County suffered extensive damage and historic flooding. Forecasts in southern Delaware quickly shifted, originally predicting two long, rainy days of thunderstorms with the potential …