Our important stories from the previous week included two examples of community coming together to make a positive impact, the death of a man 10 years after a brutal assault, a souped-up tortoise, and a new warning from health officials amid the opioid crisis:

A community pulled together to build a home addition for a grandfather who had to help carry his grandson to the bus, from coverage by Mark Fowser

Joe Irizarry fills us in on the success of the 9th annual Help Our Kids Radiothon benefiting Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children: 

An update on the death of a victim who'd been in a coma for 10 years since an assault by two Newark men in West Virginia from Mike Phillips:

Amy Cherry brings us the story of Helix, a tortoise born with some challenges, who got some new wheels from a creative caregiver:

There's a new warning issued by Delaware public health officials after a deadly holiday weekend with connections to the opioid crisis, from DJ McAneny:

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