Our important stories from the previous week included a train derailment, a correctional officers survey, Christmas tree precautions, human trafficking charges, and a prison sentence for an arsonist and murderer.
A train derailment closed down Rt. 100 for 24 hours, and WDEL's Mike Phillips was on the scene throughout to bring you updates as the situation developed:
Montchanin Road has been reopened, 24 hours after it was closed due to a train derailment.
Results from a new survey of correctional officers takes the temperature for how Delaware Department of Correction employees are feeling about the institution. WDEL's Amy Cherry breaks it down for us:
More than two years after a fatal riot at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center (JTVCC) in Smy…
WDEL's Mark Fowser shows us the dangers of not being careful with a dry Christmas tree:
VIDEO - A demonstration vividly shows how quickly a dried-out Christmas tree can become an inferno. You can minimize the risk at your home.
At the end of a years-long investigation into human trafficking in the area, a pair from Smyrna is now facing prostitution charges. WDEL's DJ McAneny details the investigative efforts:
What police called a "years-long" investigation into human trafficking and prostitution led …
Finally, some small amount of closure for the Wilmington emergency services family as Amy Cherry tells us about a prison sentence for a woman convicted of killing three firefighters in an intentionally set blaze: