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Bear truck driver found guilty in plot to kidnap Michigan governor

A Bear resident was one of two men found guilty in Michigan federal court in connection wth a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, media outlets reported. Barry Croft and Michigan resident Adam Fox were convicted in a second trial, after the jury became deadlocked. Croft was also convicted of an explosives charge. Two other men accused in...

Amtrak hiring in Delaware and other locations

Amtrak is seeking candidates for jobs in Delaware and throughout its system. Northern Delaware has a wide range of Amtrak operations and, in the past, employed 1,000 people. The carrier made sharp cuts in service during the pandemic, but has been restoring its schedule as demand increased. Amtrak has about 20 jobs posted at locations in both Bear and Wilmington Amtrak has been the...

Bear-Glasgow a hot spot for credit unions with Del-One the latest to open branch

The Bear-Glasgow area has become a  hotspot for member-owned credit unions. Del-One Federal Credit Union late last month, held an opening ceremony for its new Fox Run branch in the shopping center of the same name at Route 72 and Route 40 (Pulaski Highway). The branch is located at 100 Fox Hunt Drive in Bear. Earlier, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union...

Couple from Bear convicted in drug money laundering case that included the discovery of a hidden bunker

A  federal jury convicted a couple from Bear on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering and  related offenses. In one instance the money was used to construct an underground bunker at their home. Prosecutors said the activity came in connection with an eight-year scheme to launder drug proceeds.  The jury separately found that thirteen properties were involved in the money...

Analysis – House passes bill that nixes 5-mile limit for Newark Charter

A bill eliminating the controversial five-mile boundary for Newark Charter and other schools passed the Delaware House. The vote was 22-16. Republicans and some moderate Democrats voted to keep the boundary, with progressive Democrats pushing for a change. The boundary has long drawn fire from parents in Bear-Glasgow and other areas, who say the five miles exclude more diverse communities outside...

Sparrow Run landlords agree to $430,000 settlement over claim of inflated rent for subsidized housing

Goodfish Enterprises, LLC; Reliant Property Management Company; and Christopher Lukacs have agreed to pay $430,000 to resolve allegations during their participation in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), commonly known as “Section 8.”  the settlement came with no admission of liability. Sparrow Run, formerly Brookmont Farms, is located off of Route 40. Section 8...

AstraZeneca plant near Newark one of the most-energy efficient in U.S.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the AstraZeneca pharmaceutical facility near Newark as one of 93 U.S. manufacturing plants that earned the agency’s Energy Star certification in 2021.  The site off Old Baltimore is a manufacturing and logistics site for the company. Energy Star certified plants are verified to be among the most energy-efficient plants within their industries. Together, they prevented...

Eastern Shore water testing equipment company gets OK for nearly $1.2 million in state grants for Glasgow expansipon

 LaMotte Company, a  producer of water-quality testing instrumentation and reagents headquartered in Chestertown,  MD, has chosen Glasgow as an expansion site.  The Delaware  Council on Development Finance recommended a state grant package totaling nearly $1.2 million for the company. The company plans to invest $3.3 million to build out lab space at its new location in Pencader Corporate Center. The 79,000-square-foot...

PNC closing branch in Bear in May

PNC Bank will close its Eden Square branch at 100 Eden Circle in Bear on May 20. The Eden Square branch will be consolidated with the Fox Run, a short distance away on Route 40. The Eden Square branch is also a short drive from the bank's University Plaza location. "There are more ways to bank with PNC than ever before,...

Bear resident gets 3 years in connection with bank fraud scheme

David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that a resident of Bear was sentenced this week to 36 months in prison on charges of wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering involving banks, the Social Security Administration, and Sutter, a northern California hospital system. Losses from the defendant’s schemes totaled about $225,000,...

Maryland man charged after Bear-area chase injures two troopers, damages patrol vehicles

John Collins, 30, of Perryville, MD, faces multiple charges, including Attempted First Degree Murder, after an early morning chase in Bear damaged patrol vehicles and injured two troopers According to a release, on Monday at about  2:44 a.m., troopers were dispatched when an alarm went off  at the Hertrich Collision Center at 100 Buckley Boulevard, Bear, near the Texas Roadhouse restaurant. An...

DuPont gains access to electric-hybrid vehicle tech space with $5.2 billion purchase of Rogers Corp.

Rogers Corporation entered into a definitive agreement with DuPont in an all-cash transaction valued at  $5.2 billion. Rogers has a production site in DuPont's backyard in Bear, DE. The transaction represents a 33% premium over Rogers’ closing share price on November 1. Despite the high multiple paid for Rogers, investors appeared to like the deal with DuPont shares up nearly 9%...

Hologic to add 250 jobs in $20 million expansion

State finance council approves nearly $2.2 million in grants Hologic Inc., a Fortune 1000 medical technology company,  has chosen its Glasgow site for an expansion of its breast and skeletal health business that will add more than 200 jobs. On Monday, the Delaware Council on Development Finance approved a Jobs Performance Grant of up to  $1.48 million and a Capital Expenditure...

Bear resident convicted of running elaborate cocaine transport scheme with cartel ties

A federal jury convicted a Bear man on Monday in connection with an elaborate drug transport scheme that included oxygen tanks and an underground bunker accessed by a fake fireplace. Convicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana was Omar Morales Colon. 44. Morales Colon has been linked to...

Siemens plans expansion at Glasgow site, with the help of state grants totaling nearly $2 million

Siemens Healthineers has chosen its Glasgow site for a planned expansion and an increase in internal production. The company plans to expand its current location in Building 100 of Glasgow Business Community by 29,000 square feet to add more capacity to manufacture up to 20 new in vitro diagnostic assays as well as additional associated calibrator products. Siemens Healthineers is the...