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Monday, July 31, 2017

Delmar National Night Out FRIDAY August 4, 2017


Don't Forget. National Night Out in Delmar. Friday August 4th 2017 State Street Park 5 to 8. A Great Time for Family and Friends and Community. "FREE" Come out and have a Great Time.

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National Night Out Events Planned Across Lower Shore

BERLIN – Local residents will have the opportunity to get out in their neighborhoods next week for the annual National Night Out campaign.

On Aug. 1, several communities across the Eastern Shore, including Berlin, Ocean City, Snow Hill and Salisbury, will come together with local law enforcement agencies to promote awareness, partnership and neighborhood spirit.

National Night Out, a decades-old campaign, is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention and awareness, support local anticrime efforts and strengthen police-community partnership.

What started out as a small celebration across 400 communities now consists of 38 million participants in 16,000 communities, according to the organization.

Similar to community events across the nation, local law enforcement agencies and residents on Tuesday will come together to converse about local issues and build neighborhood comradery.

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Wasserman-Schultz And The Pakistani IT Scammers: "There's More Than Just Bank Fraud Going On Here"

In Washington, it’s never about what they tell you it’s about. So take this to the bank: The case of Imran Awan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s mysterious Pakistani IT guy, is not about bank fraud.

Yet bank fraud was the stated charge on which Awan was arrested at Dulles Airport this week, just as he was trying to flee the United States for Pakistan, via Qatar. That is the same route taken by Awan’s wife, Hina Alvi, in March, when she suddenly fled the country, with three young daughters she yanked out of school, mega-luggage, and $12,400 in cash.

By then, the proceeds of the fraudulent $165,000 loan they’d gotten from the Congressional Federal Credit Union had been sent ahead. It was part of a $283,000 transfer that Awan managed to wire from Capitol Hill. He pulled it off — hilariously, if infuriatingly — by pretending to be his wife in a phone call with the credit union. Told that his proffered reason for the transfer (“funeral arrangements”) wouldn’t fly, “Mrs.” Awan promptly repurposed: Now “she” was “buying property.” Asking no more questions, the credit union wired the money . . . to Pakistan.

As you let all that sink in, consider this: Awan and his family cabal of fraudsters had access for years to the e-mails and other electronic files of members of the House’s Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees. It turns out they were accessing members’ computers without their knowledge, transferring files to remote servers, and stealing computer equipment — including hard drives that Awan & Co. smashed to bits of bytes before making tracks.

They were fired in February. All except Awan, that is. He continued in the employ of Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat, former DNC chairwoman, and Clinton crony. She kept him in place at the United States Congress right up until he was nabbed at the airport on Monday.

This is not about bank fraud. The Awan family swindles are plentiful, but they are just window-dressing. This appears to be a real conspiracy, aimed at undermining American national security.

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This grilling hazard is sending people to the hospital

Grilling in the summertime likely evokes fond memories. Parents standing by the grill in aprons, children playing in the grass alongside them — all laughing and having a pleasant afternoon.

But not all grilling experiences end with such joy. In fact, some incidents result in visits to the hospital as a result of wire bristle barbecue brushes.

Yes, adults and children alike are ingesting the pesky bristles that break off from these brushes when they’re used to clean grills. These bristles are evidently embedding themselves into food and in turn, people’s bodies. One study found U.S. emergency rooms reported more than 1,600 wire bristle grill brush injuries between 2002 and 2014.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention morbidity and mortality report from 2012 highlights the issue, citing cases from March 2011 to June 2012. “The severity of injury ranged from puncture of the soft tissues of the neck, causing severe pain on swallowing, to perforation of the gastrointestinal tract requiring emergent surgery,” according to the report.

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Homicides In Baltimore Top 200, Expected To Break Record

A 23-year old man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a double shooting on Baltimore’s 1200 block of Greenmount Avenue topping the city’s 200th homicide. So far, 30 homicides have been reported for the month of July with the expectation of further acceleration into the latter summer months.

The Economist seems to think Baltimore “may see more than 400 murders this year”. This is based on their figures from Jan’17 through May’17 homicides extrapolated by summer seasonal trends. Nevertheless, this would indicate Baltimore is headed for a record breaking year in terms of homicide count

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The Beach Yesterday In Hatteras

Illegal immigrant freed by sanctuary law charged with rape

An illegal immigrant with a long history of deportations to Mexico, and who was released by local jail officials in defiance of a federal immigration hold, is now accused of raping one woman and assaulting another in a sickening crime spree.

Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, is charged with 13 counts - including burglary, kidnapping, sodomy and sex abuse - in the knife-point attacks on two women in Portland on Monday.

Six months ago, on December 7, jail officials in Portland had Martinez in custody when they received a request from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, asking the jail to notify ICE before his release.

Yet the local officials released him the next day in defiance of the federal immigration detainer, an agency spokeswoman told the Oregonian.

Oregon has a state law forbidding local law enforcement from using any resources to enforce federal immigration law.

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White House Has Plan To Withhold Federal Funding From Sanctuary Cities

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The White House has outlined a plan to withhold critical federal funding from any jurisdiction that refuses to assist in illegal immigration cases.

Some local leaders remain defiant.

The president has slammed cities and counties that pledge to shield illegal immigrants from Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Now, the administration has a plan to penalize those jurisdictions.

As ICE agents arrest illegal immigrants around the country, a showdown has surfaced.

Some localities have defiantly refused to assist. Leaders say that’s the federal government’s job.

But now the Trump administration says it will cut off some federal funding for sanctuary cities and counties that refuse to help.

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Establishment Media Refuse To Cover House IT Scandal Rocking Democrats

Leading members of the establishment media are ignoring the months-long House IT scandal rocking congressional Democrats, even after the FBI’s investigation into the matter became public, and even after Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s top IT aide was arrested trying to flee to Pakistan after wiring almost $300,000 to the country.

As of Thursday morning, both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have yet to report on the growing scandal surrounding several IT staffers employed by House Democrats, including Wasserman Schultz’s top IT aide, Imran Awan.

Other establishment media outlets are similarly refusing to tell the public about the growing scandal. MSNBC has given zero on-air coverage to the scandal. ABC News and NBC News’ national broadcasts have similarly given zero coverage to the scandal. CNN’s only on-air coverage of the scandal so far was a brief mention during the 6 a.m. ET hour Thursday.

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Sharks of Maryland: Coexisting with the kings of the ocean


Sharks are an important component of Maryland’s marine and estuarine ecosystems, and some are highly sought-after as gamefish. There are four main areas where anglers actively pursue sharks in Maryland: the Atlantic coast surf, nearshore Atlantic waters, offshore Atlantic waters and the Coastal Bays. This article provides a primer on how to responsibly fish for sharks and strategies for staying safe when sharing the water with them.

Finding fish to bite
Sharks are found year-round in the Atlantic off the Maryland coast. Atlantic sharp-nose, blacktip, dusky, sandbar, spinner, scalloped hammerhead, smooth hammerhead, tiger, sand tiger and smooth dogfish sharks may be found nearshore from May/June through September/October.

Many of those species are caught surf fishing too. Spiny dogfish are available to surf, nearshore and offshore anglers from November to May. Offshore anglers mostly catch blue, short-fin mako and thresher sharks in May and June, although they can be caught into October and November. Sandbar sharks and smooth dogfish are available in Chincoteague Bay from May to October.

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Death Investigation Ongoing in Ocean City Victim Identified

OCEAN CITY, MD – (July 31, 2017): Ocean City police are continuing to investigate a death at 2nd Street and the beach. Officers arrived in the area of 2nd Street at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Monday, July 31, after learning of a body on the beach in the sand.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that victim is identified as Ashley O’Connor, 30, of Plano, Texas. The Ocean City Police Forensics Services Unit has recovered the body from the sand with assistance from Maryland State Police crime scene technicians. The body was removed at approximately 4:15 p.m. and will be evaluated by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner who will determine a cause and manner of death.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

20-Time Deportee Moves to Sanctuary City, Allegedly Rapes 65-Year-Old Woman

A Mexican national, deported by immigration authorities 20 times, moved to a sanctuary city and allegedly raped a 65-year-old woman.

Police officers in the sanctuary city of Portland arrested Sergio Jose Martinez, 31, after he allegedly broke into the home of a 65-year-old woman, tied her up, held her at knifepoint and raped her, KOIN CBS6 reported. Court records revealed Martinez has a long criminal history that includes burglary, battery, and multiple deportations.

“Defendant has entry/removal from [the] United States to/from Mexico 20 times with at least [five] probation violations from re-entry,” the local CBS affiliate reported from court documents filed in March 2017.

Following his alleged attack on the 65-year-old woman in her home where she gave him her Prius to get him to leave, police responded to a call about a man attacking a woman in the basement of a parking garage below a building. There, police discovered Martinez allegedly sexually assaulting another woman and holding her at knifepoint.

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Restoring power to Hatteras, Ocracoke could take 1 to 2 weeks

CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. (WVEC) -- The Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative said Sunday that power restoration to Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island could take one to two weeks as it considers two options to get electricity back to customers.

The co-op determined all cables transmitting power to the islands were compromised when a contractor accidentally drove a steel casing through the underground cables on July 27.

PCL Construction, CHEC, and New River Construction, the cooperative’s transmission contractor, excavated the site of the damaged cables that are part of CHEC's transmission system under the south side of the Bonner Bridge.

Crews exposed one of the cables and saw that it was completely severed. The cooperative ran ran tests Saturday to check the integrity of the other two cables and found issues with them.

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THIS IS CNN: MS-13 gang members attack Trump immigration policy

The Clinton News Network is apparently opposed to President Trump’s war on MS-13, the vicious Latin American gang that infiltrated the United States during Barack Obama’s time in office.

CNN featured two allegedly members of the gang, and they used their time on screen to attack Trump, and claim his efforts are actually helping MS-13.

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Voices From Their Readers

Bishopville Residents Need Consideration
(The following letter was addressed to Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan with a copy forwarded to this newspaper for publication.)

I have just finished reading in the July 21 issue of The Dispatch your and Public Works Director Hal Adkins’s comments on improving the flow of traffic off the island. I was both alarmed and amused by comments made by Mr. Adkins concerning the traffic light at Route 90 and St. Martin’s Neck Rd. Alarmed that he obviously hadn’t researched his ridiculous contention that “if one person comes out of Bishopville and signals (?) the light, it ties up everybody leaving,” and amused that on any one weekend day from July to September between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. traffic is backed up on St. Martin’s Neck Road from said traffic light one to two miles trying to get in to OC.



Naxolone Vote Shortsighted
Editor:
There are at least two sides to a topic or issue, including whether or not to provide inmates being released from prison with Naxolone. I understand policy makers being wary of doing something that, on the surface, appears to be a “pass” for addicts to return to their addictions. But after reviewing and witnessing stories and results of various perceptions, tactics, and programs surrounding addiction recovery, I believe providing inmates with Naxolone upon release is worth a five-year trial.


Wind Farm Support
Editor:
As a supporter of offshore wind due to all the potential jobs and economic benefit it will bring to not only Eastern Maryland but Baltimore as well, I’m frustrated by Ocean City’s intractability on the siting of these wind farms.

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Trump Is Different, and Different Scares People

"You think that if you don't fight back then maybe they'll like you, stop picking on you, calling you a freak. Well, here's what it is. They don't like you. They don't dislike you. They're afraid of you. You're different. Sooner or later different scares people. Victim or not; make a decision." The Accountant, 2016

The above words are from the film, The Accountant, spoken by the father of the main character, a brilliant man who as a child was diagnosed with Asperger's, a high-functioning form of autism. The father is a career military man, a Colonel who, rather than treat the boy as disabled, trains him to confront his social demons and to deal with the world as it is. The boy is bullied at school, of course, and the quote launches a flashback to when the boy is about twelve. The father takes him and his younger brother to a meet where a group of other boys are planning to beat him, and gives the little speech at top before his son gets out of the car to confront the bullies. But the boy is prepared. His father has trained him well; the training has been brutal and effective.

The father’s admonition perfectly describes President Trump's place in the DC establishment since winning the election. They don't like him. They are afraid of him. He's different and different scares them. He does not think like them, operate like them, or play by their rules. So they want to take him out. They are the bullies, our beltway politicos and the media. Trump is not afraid of bullies. The quote is also a prescription for and an explanation of how Trump is dealing with his place in that world. Somewhere along the way he learned, or someone trained him, to never be a victim.

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South Carolina student escapes racially motivated rape

The cops who responded to a call about a woman screaming for help in the middle of the road gave her an instant nickname after hearing her story of survival: 'James Bond'.

College student Jordan Dinsmore, 20, has spoken out about the horrifying ordeal she went through early Wednesday, when three attackers abducted her at gunpoint in Columbia, South Carolina.

The kidnapping was the culmination of an escalating crime spree specifically targeting whites for armed robbery and assault, said Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott.

'They made a statement that they did not like white people and they were only going to rob white people,' said Lott, according to WYFF.

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Breaking News: President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, as requested by the new chief of staff, John Kelly

President Trump has decided to remove Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, three people close to the decision said Monday, relieving him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff.

Mr. Scaramucci’s abrupt removal came just 10 days after the wealthy New York financier was brought on to the West Wing staff, a move that convulsed an already chaotic White House and led to the departures of Sean Spicer, the former press secretary, and Reince Priebus, the president’s first chief of staff.

First West Nile Virus-Positive Mosquito Pool of 2017 Confirmed

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture has announced the first detection of a West Nile virus mosquito pool in Maryland in 2017. On July 28, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes collected by department personnel in the New Carrollton area (Prince George’s County) on July 18. Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) truck-based spraying to control adult mosquitoes is scheduled for the evening of July 31 in New Carrollton and the evening of August 1 for the communities of Lanham Woods, Oakwood Knolls, Wildercroft, Kingswood/Good Luck Estates, Dresden Green, Martins Woods, and Chestnut Ridge. The department’s mosquito control personnel continue to work aggressively to reduce mosquito populations in these communities and across the state.

“We know that West Nile virus may be present throughout Maryland. It typically appears at this time in the summer, so we are not surprised with this positive finding,” said Secretary of Agriculture Joe Bartenfelder. “The confirmation of virus-positive mosquitoes serves as a reminder to all residents to continue protecting themselves against mosquito bites and to conduct backyard mosquito control activities in addition to the department’s routine surveillance and spray activities.”

Justice Department Argues Congress, Not Courts, Makes Sexual Orientation Laws

Justice Department lawyers told a federal appeals court on Wednesday that only Congress can decide to make sexual orientation and gender identity protected classes under federal civil rights laws, reversing the Obama administration’s position that courts can reinterpret previous laws to include these new social categories.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has decided to rehear en banc the case Zarda v. Altitude Express, where a plaintiff claims that when Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids employers from discriminating on the basis of sex, the word “sex” includes sexual orientation. (Parallel cases also argue that “sex” includes gender identity and transgender issues.)

In recent years, lawyers for liberal activist groups shifted from their perennial efforts to amend federal civil rights laws to declare sexual orientation and gender identity to be specially protected categories like race, arguing now that legislative changes are not needed, because current laws against sex discrimination already cover those newer social disputes. Under President Barack Obama and Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) adopted those positions over the past several years.

On July 26, the Trump-Sessions DOJ reversed course, arguing that the words of Title VII have the same dictionary meanings today that they had in 1964, and thus that homosexuality and transgenderism are not specially protected legal categories.

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Ocean City Beach Patrol: Rescue At The Inlet Yesterday

Sharptown Firemen's Carnival Starts This Thursday

 

Sharptown Carnival - Introducing the Himalaya

 

Wicomico County Detention Facility Death


Wicomico County can confirm that the identity of the Detention Center inmate who died on Saturday is Erland Edward Roessler, III.

Mr. Roessler had been working at the County Roads Department as part of the Poplar Hill pre-release work program and had performed well. For that reason, upon his release, Wicomico County hired him on a probationary basis to continue working at our Roads Division.

Mr. Roessler was arrested Friday, July 28, 2017, and charged with the robbery of the PNC Bank located at 1019 West Isabella Street, Salisbury, Maryland 21801.

His intake into the Detention facility followed standard protocol and he was being held over for a hearing. There was nothing unusual about his intake or his behavior and demeanor.

He was later discovered unresponsive during regular officer rounds. He was transferred to Peninsula Regional Medical Center by ambulance and later pronounced dead. Mr. Roessler had hung himself.

NOI 7/30/17 Under Investigation Carroll 2106 Leroy Drive

NOTICE OF INVESTIGATION

Date: 7-30-17
Time: 2:34 PM
Location / Address:  2106 Leroy Drive, Woodbine, Carroll County
Type of Incident:  Bus Fire
Description of Structure / Property:  4 School Buses
Owner / Occupants:  Kabler Ashwell Jr.
Injuries or Deaths:  None reported
Estimated $ Loss: Structure: $ 65,000 Contents: $0
Smoke Alarm Status: N/A
Fire Alarm / Sprinkler Status:  N/A
Arrests(s): None 
Primary Responding Fire Department: Mt Airy VFC
# of Alarms: 1    # Of Firefighters:  40
Time to Control:  40 minutes
Discovered By: neighbor
Area of Origin: Buses 
Preliminary Cause: Under Investigation
Additional Information:   Call was originally dispatched as an investigation of smoke and later determined to be Buses on fire. The buses were parked and were not operating at the time of the fire.

Obama’s eco-friendly light bulbs likely the source causing reported health problems


A professor in the United Kingdom is claiming that LED light bulbs, made popular under policies that pushed consumers away from incandescent light bulbs in 2007, are causing headaches and creating feelings of dizziness.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Professor Arnold Wilkins of Essex University’s psychology department said that the manner in which LED lightbulbs save energy also causes onlookers irritation, and even headaches and dizziness.

In order to reduce total energy output, LED lightbulbs dim by 100 percent, turning on and off imperceptibly hundreds of times a second. But this “flickering” could be responsible for a disorienting effect.

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Joe Biden called John McCain before the healthcare vote

Joe Biden called John McCain ahead of the Senate's vote on the healthcare repeal and lobbied for the lawmaker to go against it, according to reports.

Senator McCain's shocking vote was reportedly influenced by Biden during a phone call from the former vice president in which they talked about McCain's brain cancer.

In an emotional talk with the Arizona Republican, Biden is said to have discussed McCain's glioblastoma diagnosis, the same tumor that killed his son Beau in 2015.

After the reported phone call, McCain went into the Senate and stunned fellow lawmakers when he voted against his party's 'skinny' repeal of Obamacare on Friday.

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WCSO Press Releases 7-31-17




Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 29 July 2017
Location: 900 Block of Booth Street, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Daris Deshaw Nichols, 35, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 29 July 2017 at 10:48 PM, a deputy responded to a reported altercation at a residence in the 900 block of Booth Street. Upon arrival, the deputy met with a female victim who advised that she had been assaulted by Daris Nichols. During the investigation, the deputy observed signs of injury to the victim that corroborated her account.
The deputy attempted to interview Nichols regarding this incident but Nichols declined to even identify himself to the deputy.
The deputy placed Nichols under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Nichols on a bond of $2,000.00 in the Detention Center.
Charges: Assault 2nd Degree and Obstruct and Hinder




Incident: Reckless Endangerment / Vandalism
Date of Incident: 30 July 2017
Location: 9000 block of Riverton Road, Mardela Springs, MD
Suspect: Samantha Stewart Mitchell, 29. Hebron, MD
Narrative: On 30 July 2017 at 4:45 PM a deputy responded to a reported incident involving a knife at a residence in the 9000 block of Riverton Road in Mardela Springs. Upon arrival, the deputy met with the resident who stated that a female subject identified as Samantha Mitchell arrived at his residence and accosted him with a knife. The make victim told the deputy that he retreated from Mitchell back towards his residence as Mitchell attempted to chase him. The deputy further learned that after the victim returned inside, Mitchell removed a golf club from her vehicle and smashed out two windows on the victim’s vehicle.
The victim was still on scene as another family member of the victim had removed Mitchell’s keys from her vehicle which prevented her from leaving. The deputy placed Mitchell under arrest and transported her to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Mitchell without bond pending a bond review.
Charges: Reckless Endangerment and Malicious Destruction of Property over $1,000.00

PCR: "The New Russian Sanctions Bill Is Washington's Monument To Its Criminality"

The Congress of the United States by almost unanimous votes in both House and Senate has made it clear that Congress would rather destroy the President of the United States and to increase the risk of nuclear war than to avoid conflict with Russia by normalizing relations.

The vote on the new sanctions makes it pointless for President Trump to veto the bill, because it passed both houses by far more than the two-thirds vote required to over-ride the president’s veto. The only thing Trump can achieve with a veto is to prove the false charge that he is in league with Vladimir Putin

The new sanctions bill forecloses the possibility of reducing the rising tensions between the two major nuclear powers. It also shows that whatever interest Congress has, if any, in reducing the threat of war and in avoiding a break with Europe over the sanctions,Congress has a much greater interest in continuing to collect campaign contributions from the powerful and rich military/security complex and in playing to the growing hatred of Russia that is encouraged by the US media.

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Mayor's Office Full Of Crap

Last week the Mayor's Office got into a pissing match with a social media site calling them out for a lie in reporting an incident. So the Mayor's Office fought back making the announcement that IF you want to get real and honest information, go to their site and get "up-to-the-minute, verified information".

Here's the funny part Folks. Their site hasn't updated ANY information since the 28th. Yet there's been two murders, a home invasion and Lord knows what else is out there they haven't published. I take that back, yesterday at 4 PM the SPD did provide a link to the MSP on a murder investigation. 

Our point here is, there is NO up to the minute information being published, ever. This is a very misleading statement from the Mayor's Office.

While I'm on this topic, whenever a child goes missing in the City or County, they NEVER put that information out for the public to be on the lookout. 

Berlin Police Station On Track For January 2018 Completion

BERLIN – As work continues on the town’s new police station, the project remains on schedule for completion in early 2018.

Passersby can now see the shape of the new Berlin Police Department as construction proceeds at the Decatur Street site.

“It looks really different today even than it did a couple of weeks ago,” Town Administrator Laura Allen said. “We think it looks great but to hear people tell us it looks great is even more rewarding.”

Officials say construction, which began in early January, is going well. According to Lt. Robert Fisher, drywall will be installed within the next two weeks and the outside is nearly weatherproofed. Preparation for paving and the installation of curbing around the building is set to begin in mid-August.

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Democrat Who Claims Trump ‘Militarizing’ White House Has Deep Links to Communism

Democrat Congresswoman Rep. Barbara Lee, who accused President Donald Trump of “militarizing” the White House following his appointment of General John Kelly to White House Chief of Staff, has longstanding ties to communism.

On Friday, Lee claimed, “By putting [General] John Kelly in charge, [President] Trump is militarizing the White House [and] putting our executive branch in the hands of an extremist.”

Communist magazine People’s Weekly World reportedly listed Lee as a co-sponsor for a Communist Party USA (CPUSA) event in 1999.

In 2002, Lee also received the endorsement of the CPUSA for her Congressional race, alongside former Rep. Mike Honda.

At a 2003 People’s Weekly World fundraising luncheon, “Each honoree received a special congressional certificate from Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee, in whose district the banquet was held.”

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Today Is The Last Grace Period Day For Landfill Stickers

After today you must have an up to date landfill sticker. Their office is open until 4 PM today if you need to update your sticker.

Gov. Greg Abbott: How George Soros is helping Obama Democrats buy their way back to power

Liberals are trying to mess with Texas. And they don't plan on stopping there.

Still reeling from nearly a decade of devastating losses in statehouses across the nation as well as in the 2016 presidential election, Democrats in Washington, D.C. are plotting to pour hundreds of millions of dollars in state and local elections across the country.

With the help of hedge fund billionaire George Soros, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee hopes to wrest control from voters of congressional re-districting in 2021 when booming conservative states such as Texas will gain seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. All for the benefit of their special-interest donors.

That the first fundraisers for this self-described "super group" were held in San Francisco and Los Angeles reveals one of their goals: to reinstate Rep. Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. But they aren't stopping there.

Headed by former Attorney General Eric Holder, the tax-exempt 527 political action committee plans a three-pronged attack to flood state-level races with outside money, to leverage activist courts to wrest control of state redistricting plans, and finally, with the formidable community organizing prowess of former President Barack Obama, to fund astroturfed ballot initiatives in the guise of "fairness."

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U.S. targets spying threat on campus with proposed research clampdown

[Originally published May 20, 2016]

Leading U.S. universities are pushing back against a proposed State Department rule that would bar foreign students from more research projects and classes involving information seen as vital to national security.

The proposal by the administration of President Barack Obama reflects growing worries in Washington over a rise in intellectual property theft from foreign adversaries such as China.

Research related to defense technology such as munitions, nuclear engineering and satellite technology would be particularly affected by the rule, which is still in the proposal process and has not been widely reported.

The new rule, which largely applies to company-sponsored research, threatens to shrink the pool of research opportunities available for U.S. colleges, which have grown strongly in popularity among high-paying foreign students in recent years.

Some top U.S. schools do not accept any research grants that restrict participation by foreign citizens because it runs counter to their policies of academic freedom and non-discrimination.

In a letter to the State Department, Stanford University said it joined The Association of American Universities (AAU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Pennsylvania in criticizing the rule, citing "disastrous consequences." The AAU represents 62 leading research institutions, including Harvard, Duke University, and the University of Chicago.

"We wouldn't be able to perform the same basic foundational research that we do," said Stanford's director of export compliance Steve Eisner. "Stanford has a policy of conducting research openly regardless of citizenship. We're not going to tell our Chinese students that they can't participate."

A 2011 FBI report said "foreign adversaries and competitors take advantage" of the openness of information on college campuses and a small percentage of students, researchers and foreign professors are "working at the behest of another government."

There were just under 1 million foreign students at U.S. colleges in the 2014-2015 school year, 31 percent of whom were Chinese, according to the Institute of International Education.

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Psychologists say more and more young people feel entitled

Research has discovered that large numbers of young people are developing an entitlement complex.

The psychological trend comes from the belief that you are superior to others and are more deserving of certain things.

This form of narcissism has some significant consequences, such as disappointment and a tendency to lash out.

Psychology Today reports that some examples of entitlement range from disregarding of rules, freeloading, causing inconveniences, and the desire to assume the role of leader when working in groups.

So-called Millennials, who were born roughly between 1988 and 1994, tend to have this characteristic, as a 2016 study found.

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ICE chief wants to slap smuggling charges on leaders of sanctuary cities


The country’s top immigration enforcement officer says he is looking into charging sanctuary city leaders with violating federal anti-smuggling laws because he is fed up with local officials putting their communities and his officers at risk by releasing illegal immigrants from jail.

Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also told Americans to expect more work site enforcement targeting unscrupulous employers and more 287(g) agreements with willing police and sheriff’s departments that want to help get illegal immigrants off their streets. Eventually, he said, ICE will break the deportation records of 409,849 migrants set in 2012 under President Obama.

“I think 409,000 is a stretch this year, but if [the Justice Department] keeps going in the direction they’re going in, if we continue to expand our operational footprint, I think we’re going to get there,” he told The Washington Times. “Our interior arrests will go up. They’re going to top last year’s for sure.”

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Detention Facility Death

Wicomico County can confirm that the identity of the Detention Center inmate who died on Saturday is Erland Edward Roessler, III.

Mr. Roessler had been working at the County Roads Department as part of the Poplar Hill pre-release work program and had performed well. For that reason, upon his release, Wicomico County hired him on a probationary basis to continue working at our Roads Division.

Mr. Roessler was arrested Friday, July 28, 2017, and charged with the robbery of the PNC Bank located at 1019 West Isabella Street, Salisbury, Maryland 21801.

His intake into the Detention facility followed standard protocol and he was being held over for a hearing. There was nothing unusual about his intake or his behavior and demeanor.

He was later discovered unresponsive during regular officer rounds. He was transferred to Peninsula Regional Medical Center by ambulance and later pronounced dead. Mr. Roessler had hung himself.

Many Americans are too drugged-out to work

A slew of reports finds a fresh reason for the chronic inability of American companies to fill skilled jobs: not a lack of skills, and hence a training-and-education crisis, but a surfeit of drug abuse. Simply put, prime-working age Americans without a college diploma are often too drugged-out to get the best jobs. Opioids remain at high levels, but the surge in drug use is now heroin and the powerful contaminant fentanyl.

The reports suggest a circularity to the crisis in America's rust and manufacturing belts: the loss of jobs and wage stagnation has led to widespread disaffection, alienation and drug abuse; and drug abuse has led to joblessness, hopelessness and disaffection.

But the numbers are all over the map. Some employers and economists say up to half of job applicants do not clear drug tests; others say it is 25%. Indeed economist Jed Kolko, using data from the U.S. Current Population Survey, found that 5.6% to 5.7% of working-age adults didn't work last year because of illness or disability, an unknown percentage of which were because of drug use.

What was evident, Kolko told Axios: A "clear, steady upward trend in illness/disability as reason for not working among prime-age adults. And even more striking, the level and trend are very similar for men and women, even though most of the attention on this issue is going to men."

But the anecdotal and economic evidence is compelling.

LinkedIn's Chris Cutter found a West Virginia company where "up to half of applicants either fail or refuse to take mandatory pre-employment drug screens." The executive of another company called the drugs epidemic "probably the biggest threat in manufacturing, period."

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Trump threatens to axe Congressional health care payments

President Trump hinted on Monday that he's prepared to end federal government subsidy payments to medical insurers this week, hastening the implosion of the Obamacare system and forcing congressional action.

And he suggested that members of Congress and their staffs should no longer have a sweetheart deal that gives them taxpayer dollars to offset the cost of enrolling in insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

'If ObamaCare is hurting people, & it is, why shouldn't it hurt the insurance companies & why should Congress not be paying what public pays?' the president tweeted.

Trump warned over the weekend that he would end the federal subsidies for medical insurance for Congress and the rest of the country if the Senate didn't act soon.

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Chesapeake Bay To Be Drained, Cleaned, Refilled On Thursday


NORFOLK, Va. — Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Chesapeake Bay Office announced this morning their plans to drain, clean, and refill the Bay this Thursday.

This operation marks the first effort to clean the Bay since its construction was completed 35.5 million years ago. “The Chesapeake Bay is an incredible natural wonder,” commented Martin Randalls, NOAA Director, “But she’s way overdue for a scrub.”

The 64,299-square-mile drainage basin has been the focus of organized cleanup efforts since the 1980s to combat industrial pollution, toxic waste, algae blooms, and some minor staining. “We want a bay for future generations to enjoy, for wildlife to continue to thrive in, and, ultimately, we also want to protect the resale value,” commented Alison Masters of Beach and Bay Realty, a sponsor of the project. “God forbid Virginia needs to sell one day, but a good cleaning every once in awhile is a great way to protect your investment, just in case.”

Officials have asked recreational boaters, commercial fishermen, and all plant and wildlife to avoid the estuary between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Friday.

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This Happened Last Night In Salisbury


Two knife assaults within an hour of each other.

Gingrich on John Kelly: White House 'Game Changer'

President Donald Trump's decision to appoint Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as White House chief of staff on Friday will be a "game changer" and will allow the White House to "become more orderly and disciplined," former Speaker Newt Gingrich. R-Ga., wrote in a Fox News op-ed.

"I predict the White House will become more orderly and disciplined — with clear lines of authority, serious planning and strong teamwork," Gingrich wrote Friday evening.

"The person who may benefit most from this change is President Trump. He has worked with many smart, successful people in his remarkable career, but he has never worked this closely with someone as used to command, organization and dignified insistence on teamwork as Secretary Kelly." Ginrich said.

Gingrich recalled first meeting the four-star Marine general when he was speaker of the House and said, "he was the best liaison officer I have worked with in any service.

"Even then, Kelly was smart, diplomatic, personable, a good listener — and knew how to get things done. I found him short on words and long on wisdom.

"If these two powerful leaders truly become a team, the Trump presidency will become one of the most effective in our history," Gingrich said.

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PBS CEO Warns That Federal Cuts Will Sink Some Stations

The chief executive for PBS is sounding the alarm about public broadcasting's future if federal funding is axed as called for by President Donald Trump.

"PBS will not go away, but a number of our stations will," CEO Paula Kerger said Saturday. "There is no Plan B for that."

PBS' share of the roughly $450 million in federal funds allocated for public TV and radio goes largely to support public TV stations nationwide, a number of which rely on it for up to 50 percent of their budgets and can't survive without it, Kerger told a TV critics' meeting.

At the end of the day, "what legislators most care about is impact on their own communities," Kerger said, encouraging people nationwide who care about public broadcasting to let their representatives know.

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China Bets Trump Won't Resort to Strike Against North Korea

China is betting that U.S. President Donald Trump won’t make good on his threats of a military strike against North Korea, with Beijing continuing to provide a lifeline to Kim Jong Un’s regime.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson singled out China and Russia as “economic enablers” of North Korea after Kim on Friday test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile for the second time in a matter of weeks. While Tillerson said the U.S. wants a peaceful resolution to the tensions, the top American general called his South Korean counterpart after the launch to discuss a potential military response.

China on Saturday condemned the latest test while calling for restraint from all parties, a muted reaction to Pyongyang’s progress on an ICBM capable of hitting the U.S. mainland.

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Seven Ways Trump Is Taking Back America’s Culture

Andrew Breitbart famously said, “Politics is downstream of culture,” and while establishment Republicans seem unwilling to defend America’s culture and values on many fronts, President Donald Trump is already changing the country’s politics by taking back its culture from progressives.

Here’s how he is doing it:

1. Trump announces ban on transgenders in military:

Trump’s decision to ban transgender individuals from the military sends a clear message that the U.S. military should be focused on defending the nation and winning decisive battles, not participating in social justice engineering or experimentation.

Trump’s decision is a clear rejection of politically correct, forced gender ideology, which attempts to eliminate the natural social and civic order that recognizes only two sexes – male and female.

The Pentagon now awaits the White House’s guidance on the implementation of Trump’s ban on transgender individuals in the military.

2. Trump reinstates and expands the “Mexico City Policy”:

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Six charged for assaulting students

Six Washington D.C. area residents were arrested on first-degree assault, weapons violations and other charges on Monday after an argument turned physical downtown Monday morning.

Around 2:40 a.m., Ocean City police were dispatched to a condominium in the 300 block of St. Louis Avenue for a reported strong-arm robbery. Witnesses told police that a group of J-1 visa students had reportedly argued with a group of five men and two women.

The altercation began when glass bottles were reportedly thrown from the condominium across the street to the ground near the group and their pick-up truck, according to the report. The group then demanded to be let inside the J-1 student’s condominium.

One student told police that during the argument, his phone rang so he answered it. The group reportedly thought the J-1 visa student was calling the police, so one of the suspects punched him in the face and stole his phone. Another student told police he was punched in the side of the head.

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New Focus of USCIS Immigrant Citizenship Training: Assimilation

The Trump administration has changed the focus of a Department of Homeland Security immigrant citizenship training program managed by USCIS to “assimilation,” a significant shift from the Obama era focus on “integration.”

The change of focus was made official in the announcement on Tuesday that “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for two competitive funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program.”

“Both funding opportunities aim to prepare lawful permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic assimilation through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history, and civics. Through these two funding opportunities, USCIS will offer up to $10 million in competitive funding for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country,” the announcement said.

The program, which began in 2009, President Obama’s first year in office, was previously called the “Citizenship and Integration Grant Program” and “has awarded $63 million through 308 competitive grants to immigrant-serving organizations in 37 states and the District of Columbia. The program has helped more than 170,000 permanent residents prepare for citizenship.”

The name change appears to have taken place this month.

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Elizabeth Warren Again Calls for ‘Equal Pay,’ Ignores Pay Gap in Own Office

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) spoke out on the issue of gender pay equality in a speech on Thursday without noting the equal pay shortcomings in her own senate office, where women earned a fraction of what was earned by men in 2016.

In an address to liberal activists of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Warren said that she is continually reminded on Capitol Hill that she needs to push equal pay.

"Boy, do they keep reminding me about this on Capitol Hill the need to say this," Warren said on Thursday. "We believe in equal pay for equal work."

Warren fell silent on the issue of equal pay after the Washington Free Beacon reported in April that women earned just 71 cents for each dollar earned by men. She notably failed to acknowledge Equal Pay Day this year, separating herself from every other female Democratic senator and most males as well.

Equal Pay Day was used by the Massachusetts senator in previous years to give strong statements demanding legislation to help alleviate the gender pay gap. In 2016, she called Equal Pay Day a "national day of embarrassment" and pledged to continue her "fight" until the pay gap was erased.

The significant pay gap in Warren's office—the median female salary was more than $20,000 less than the median male salary—was due largely to the fact that the top salaries went to men.

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Murders Up 82% In Salisbury Maryland

Let's all take note that the 82% number is through the end of June. That doesn't take into account the last 2 murders in the past 24 hours, (or for the month of July). 

Let's also take note that Rape is also up 44%. It's time for some real, honest and mature leadership in Salisbury.

WCSO Press Releases - July 31, 2017



Incident: Wanted Subject
Date of Incident: 26 July 2017
Location: 800 block of E. East Street, Delmar, MD
Suspect: Christopher Eugene Simmons, 26, Delmar, MD
Narrative: On 26 July 2017 at 9:20 AM, a deputy took Christopher Simmons into custody in the 800 block of E. East Street in Delmar on an outstanding District Court Bench Warrant. The warrant was issued after Simmons violated the terms of his probation in a Forgery and Theft case.
Simmons was processed at the Central Booking Unit and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Simmons in the Detention Center in lieu of $20,000.00 bond.
Charges: Violation of Probation 


Incident: Possession of Cocaine
Date of Incident: 26 July 2017
Location: 7000 block of Main Street, Willards, MD
Suspect: Tasia R. Jones, 25, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 26 July 2017 at 3:39 PM, a deputy made contact with a vehicle in the 7000 block of Main Street in Willards whose occupants were the subject of an investigation the deputy was conducting. During the encounter the deputy observed what was recognized as a CDS Smoking device in plain view. Further search of the vehicle’s owner, Tasia Jones, revealed a baggie with cocaine in it inside Jones’ wallet.
The deputy placed Jones under arrest and transported her to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Jones on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 27 July 2017
Location: 300 block of Brookview Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Chandrae Cornelia Rivers, 19, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 27 July 2017 at 1:16 PM, a deputy responded to a residence in the 300 block of Brookview Drive in Salisbury for a reported assault. Upon arrival, the deputy learned that a subject identified as Chandrae Rivers, drove recklessly into the front yard of this location forcing the individuals standing there to jump out of the way as River’s vehicle slid to a stop in a flower garden, while Rivers was yelling out the window that she wanted to kill a woman there. The deputy learned that Rivers had come to this location to confront another female over a male subject. One of the individuals in the front yard was not able to jump out of the way in time and was struck by Rivers’ vehicle. After making additional threatening statements, Rivers drove away.
Rivers returned to the scene while the deputy was present, but quickly drive away following the deputy’s indication for her to stop. The deputy then pursued Rivers on several adjacent streets before she pulled into a driveway and made an unsuccessful attempt to elude the deputy on foot.
Rivers told the deputy that she didn’t have a license and that she was scared which along with the three outstanding failure to appear bench warrants for her arrest was the reason she tried to flee.
The deputy placed Rivers under arrest and transported her to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained Rivers in the Detention Center without bond.
Charges: Attempted Murder, Assault 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment, Driving Without a License, Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving, Attempt to Flee and Elude, Failure to Remain at the Scene of an Accident 


Incident: Possession of Cocaine
Date of Incident: 27 July 2017
Location: Eastern Shore Drive at Vine Street, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Quinton Marcellous Milbourne, 24, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 27 July 2017 at 9:03 PM at 9:03 PM a deputy stopped a vehicle after observing that it appeared the operator had an obstructed view through his windshield. During the encounter, the deputy detected an odor of marijuana emanating from the passenger, Quinton Milbourne. Upon Milbourne exiting the vehicle, the deputy observed a baggie that would be recovered that held what was identified as marijuana. Further search of Milbourne revealed additional separately wrapped baggies with marijuana and a set of digital scales. Additionally, the deputy located a baggie of what would be identified as cocaine in Milbourne’s possession.
The deputy placed Milbourne under arrest and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Milbourne on $10,000.00 unsecured bond.
Charges: Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana greater than 10 gm , Possession of Cocaine

WCSO CID Press Release - July 31, 2017


 


Incident: Possession with intent to distribute heroin
Date of Incident: July 24, 2017
Location: Eastern Shore Drive@ Clemwood Street
Suspect: Richard Lemuel Kelly, 42 of Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On July 24, 2017 a Deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team (CAT) conducted a traffic stop in the area of Eastern Shore Drive and Clemwood Street in Salisbury, Maryland. During the course of the traffic stop, a K-9 scan was conducted around the outside of the vehicle, which resulted in a positive alert on the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle and Richard Kelly, a total of 5.5 grams of heroin along with 7 individually wrapped folds containing more heroin were located. The driver, Richard Kelly of Salisbury, MD, was arrested and released to the Wicomico County Detention Center. Kelly is currently being held on $15,000 bail.
Charges: Possession with the intent to deliver Narcotic, and possession of heroin.

Unionized workers call out Atlantic Theaters

Says business is taking advantage of Delaware’s economic opportunities 

Members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 173 are protesting the labor being used to build Atlantic Theater’s new addition The Cube, a 6,300-square-foot, 200-seat theater.

According to a flyer being handed out by the group, Atlantic Theaters is using workers who are paid substandard wages.


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Unusual Activity In Ocean City This Morning: UPDATE, Body Found On Beach


Morning Joe.. FYI... several police cars on the boardwalk at ocean gallery. All personnel out on the beach by the tractors.

Update... nine police cars at the scene and police tape now out on the beach plus boardwalk police on the scene as well.

UPDATE: This is now a death investigation as they did in fact find a body at around 6:30 AM. The body was found by beach-goers.