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Monday, July 24, 2017

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Lindsey Graham: Vote Me Out If You Oppose Amnesty and Outsourcing

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is urging South Carolinians to vote against him when they disagree with his support for a national amnesty plus a greater inflow of foreign workers to take Americans’ jobs.

“To the people who object to this, I don’t want you to vote for me because I cannot serve you well,” he said in a Capitol Hill press conference July 20. He continued:

"The key here is to be fair to the 11 million [illegal immigrants], starting with the [2 million younger illegals] ‘Dreamers,’ but convince people we’re going to do what our great friend [President] Ronald Reagan was not able to do, [that] we’re going to actually secure the border, control who gets a job, [and] increase legal immigration so [foreign] people don’t have to cheat [by illegally immigrating]…

"I’ve stopped letting 30 percent of the people who are mad about immigration determine how I behave. To those who feel like you should deport [younger illegals], boy, I couldn’t disagree with you more…"


Allen Historical Society events

Allen Historical Society will present a series of lectures beginning Sunday, Sept. 17th 2017 at 4:00 with additional lectures on Jan 7th, and April 8, 2018. Publicity will be forthcoming on Jan. and April events.

Our first event on Sept. 17th will feature our own Allen Historian and author or 2 books about the history and people of Allen, Dr. George Shivers. He will take us on a historical journey of the history of religion in Allen prior to there being any churches, through the arrival on horseback of Francis Asbury, establishment of Asbury and then Friendship Church after the Civil War.

There will be light refreshments served and the event is free to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted and will be used toward the restoration of the Huffington/Pollitt house. We hope to see you there! For more information, contact Aggie Culp, 410 546 2043


Give yourself a treat and come to the Allen Bazaar Sat, Oct. 21, 9-2 am. Vendors are welcome with crafts or yard sale items. Outside table is $10.00, inside $20.00, but inside space is limited. Event will be held at the Community Hall in Allen just past the Asbury Church on Collins Wharf Road. There will be fresh fall produce for sale as well as Oyster sandwiches, various homemade soups, chicken salad, dumplings and beaten biscuits. Baked goodies will also be for sale. Take a day off from cooking and enjoy a visit to the Village of Allen. Proceeds from sales will benefit the Asbury Church and Christian shelter. For more information contact Aggie Culp at 410 546 2043. 

Driving too much is bad for your brain: study

Spending a lot of time driving may actually put your brain in reverse.

A new British study found that spending more than two hours a day behind the wheel steadily lowers IQ, especially in middle-aged drivers, according to the Sunday Times of London.

Driving is physically and mentally sedentary and can cause stress and fatigue, all factors in brain decline, experts told the newspaper.

“Staying mentally and physically active helps keep our brains healthy, so it is not surprising,” researcher Rosa Sancho said.


Sick Of Waiting For Band, 65,000 Fans Start Singing "Queen" Classic In Chilling Unison

House Unveils Budget That Balances, Achieves $9 Billion Surplus, Increases GDP to 2.6%

The House Budget Committee unveiled its Building A Better America 2018 budgetTuesday, which is balanced and achieves a $9 billion surplus in 10 years and increases GDP growth to 2.6 percent.

"Our budget is one of sustainability, smaller government, stronger national security, and greater freedom for individuals," the committee states. "The status quo is unsustainable spending, higher deficits and debt, higher taxes, bigger government, and more federal control over the lives of Americans."

The budget not only balances within a decade, but aims to increase economic growth by implementing tax reform and reducing government regulations, as well as reforming several government programs to ensure taxpayer dollars are used efficiently and appropriately.


Police/Courts July 24, 2017

Ocean City police charged Andre Dennis, 42, of Princess Anne, with panhandling and hindering traffic in a public conveyance on July 13.

Sleeping drunk
Kurtis Singleton, 27, of Manchester, New Hampshire was arrested after he allegedly broke into a 60th Street hotel room and passed out in someone else’s bed on July 14.

Domestic disturbance
Police charged Jose Rosado, 25, of York, Pennsylvania with assault after he allegedly struck his girlfriend in the face on July 15.

Parking lot arrests
Police arrested three visitors in the parking lot of a convenience store on North Division Street on July 15, after their vehicle allegedly smelled like marijuana.

Three women were arrested after an eviction from a rental unit on July 16 turned confrontational.

Bus disorderly
Ocean City police arrested a brother and sister after they caused a disturbance on a city bus around 2 a.m. on July 17.

Boat ride
Shane A. Engelhardt, 24, of West Grove, Pennsylvania was arrested after he was removed from the Ocean Princess tour boat around 9 p.m. on July 18.

Drunk driving with gun
John V. Hindmarch III, 33, of Pittsburg was arrested for driving under the influence but later charged with possession of a gun after Ocean City police found a .40 caliber Glock handgun in his car on July 19.


Medical Marijuana Users Cannot Be Fired for Positive Drug Tests in Massachusetts

Medical marijuana users are now a protected class in Massachusetts after the state's highest court declared that workers dismissed for positive drug tests can launch anti-discrimination suits against their former employers.

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled on Monday that workers who have been fired from their jobs because of failed drug tests "may seek a remedy through claims of handicap discrimination," though it stopped short of holding that such firings qualify as "wrongful termination." The court ruled that granting exemptions to drug testing for medical marijuana patients represented a "reasonable accommodation" for employers to make.

"The use and possession of medically prescribed marijuana by a qualifying patient is as lawful as the use and possession of any other prescribed medication," Chief Justice Ralph Gants said in theruling. "The company's policy prohibiting any use of marijuana is applied against a handicapped employee who is being treated with marijuana by a licensed physician for her medical condition, the termination of the employee for violating that policy effectively denies a handicapped employee the opportunity of a reasonable accommodation, and therefore is appropriately recognized as handicap discrimination."


Crab Pot By-Catch Reminders Issued After Dead Otter Found

OCEAN CITY — The Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) this week is again reminding recreational crabbers to utilize by-catch reduction devices on their traps after a dead river otter was recovered from a crab pot last weekend.

An abandoned crab pot found near a marsh last weekend did include a few crabs, but also contained a grim surprise. The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) last weekend received a call from a concerned resident who noticed an abandoned crab pot that appeared to contain something suspicious. An OCPD Animal Control officer responded to the call, pulled the crab pot from the marsh and discovered a young river otter had apparently entered the pot seeking food, could not get back out and drowned.

The grim discovery led to the MCBP this week re-issuing a reminder to recreational crabbers to include by-catch reduction devices (BRDs), sometimes called turtle excluder devices (TEDs) on their crab pots. The device is a simple metal or plastic piece that is installed at each entrance of the crab pot that allows crabs to enter and be retained, while preventing larger animals such as river otters and terrapins, for example, from entering the traps. Last summer, a single abandoned crab pot pulled from Assawoman Bay contained over 20 dead terrapins.


As an open-air heroin camp is closed, options narrow

At the top end of Gurney Street in Fairhill, Philadelphia, there's a dirt path that forks through some trees and winds behind an old car repair shop, down to the rail tracks below.

Follow the path and you'll find a makeshift shooting gallery under a bridge, where heroin addicts gather out of sight and the ground is a sea of used syringes, cookers and needle caps. Users stand around a wooden table to fix, tying on tourniquets and tapping in the crooks of their arms to bring up their veins. One man leans into a mirror to find a spot on his neck, carefully pushing a needle through the skin and rolling back into a chair, his eyes glazing over. Others line up along a long steel beam that forms part of the bridge, unwrapping fresh syringes and preparing to inject. For anyone too nervous, or too far gone, to find a vein, there's a man in a wooden shack a few metres away known as "the doctor", who will stick you for a dollar.

This is "El Campamento", the busiest and most built-up of a handful of hidden-away injection sites along a half-mile stretch of freight track between 2nd Street and Kensington Avenue. For more than 20 years homeless people and drug users have sought refuge in this gulch, and today there are about 70 people living along the tracks and up to 200 passing through every day to shoot up. As nightmarish as it feels, users here say it's a safe place, away from the police and the rest of the public, where people look out for each other and outreach workers visit regularly. Narcan - a nasal spray that reverses overdoses - is never far away.

But next week the city will begin to clear this stretch of track and force the users out. After months of negotiations between officials and rail company Conrail, contractors, guarded by police, will enter at the Kensington Avenue end and work their way up, disposing of an estimated 500,000 used needles, tearing down structures, and eventually paving over El Campamento and installing concrete rubble under the bridges to ward off new camps.


Roadkill on Maryland highways is put to work … as compost

FREDERICK, Md. — It’s a sad, but unavoidable fact: Many deer don’t make it to the other side when trying to cross busy roads and highways.

But those deer that don’t make it to the other side can help Maryland’s roadside plant life — as compost.

“I [saw] it Saturday, so it might be a little bit stinky,” said Jim Fogle, a team leader with Maryland’s State Highway Administration, as he drove to the location of a deer carcass near an Interstate 70 off-ramp near Frederick, Maryland.

As part of his job, Fogle retrieves dead deer and takes them to an SHA site near Mt. Airy, where the carcasses will be composted into wood chips.


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There a very sweet blond no tail cat in my neighbors yard. On Chestnut Way Salisbury if you live in that area and are missing your baby please contact me at 443-365-0092.

"Everything Will Collapse" German Judge Warns As Refugees Flood System With Appeals

Hundreds of thousands of migrants who’ve appealed decisions by Germany’s immigration courts have brought the country’s legal system to the brink of collapse, a German judge warned on Friday.

More than 1.3 million migrants have arrived in Germany since the beginning of 2015. Since then, the sheer number of cases filed has overwhelmed the civil courts of the country, said Robert Seegmuller, chairman of the Association of German Administrative Law Judges, speaking to the publishing house Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland.
“The situation is dramatic for administrative courts,” Seegmuller told RND. “We are now completely stretched to our limits.”
Seegmuller had been complaining since spring about the number of lawsuits being filed against the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. Thousands of applicants have challenged decisions delivered on their cases by the office, including deportation orders back to potentially unsafe countries such as Afghanistan. RND estimates there are approximately 250,000 asylum-related cases waiting to be brought before the courts.


WCSO Press Releases - July 24, 2017

Incident: “Most Wanted” Arrest
Date of Incident: 21 July 2017
Location: Wicomico County
Suspect: Terrance D. Hayman, 47, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 21 July 2017 at 4:40 PM, a deputy arrested Terrance Hayman on a District Court Bench Warrant after Hayman surrendered at the Sheriff’s Office. The Bench Warrant was issued after Hayman failed to appear for a DUI case.
The bench warrant has been outstanding since 2015 and Hayman had been featured on local media outlets as one of Wicomico County’s “Most Wanted” after he was unable to be located.
Hayman was transported 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 Hayman in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond.
Charges: Failure to Appear 

Incident: Warrant Arrest
Date of Incident: 22 July 2017
Location: 800 block of Miami Avenue, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Dexter Alphonso Kess Sr., 61, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 22 July 2017 at 1:45 PM, a deputy placed Dexter Kess under arrest for a Circuit Court Bench Warrant. The warrant was issued after Kess violated the terms of his probation in a Threat of Arson case.
The deputy transported Kess to the Detention Center where he was detained without bond pending an initial appearance in front of a Circuit Court Judge.
Charges: Violation of Probation 

Incident: Violation of a Protective Order
Date of Incident: 22 July 2017
Location: 200 block of Chestnut Way, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Shawn Conrad Wallop, 43, Smyrna, DE
Narrative: On 22 July 2017 at 1:46 PM, a deputy responded to a reported violation of a protective order at a residence in the 200 block of Chestnut Way in Salisbury. Upon arrival, the deputy observed Shawn Wallop on the property collecting his property. Wallop had been previously served with a protective order that barred him from being on the property or inside the residence.
The deputy placed Wallop 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 Wallop on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Violation of a Protective Order 

Incident: Possession of Cocaine
Date of Incident: 22 July 2017
Location: 1700 block of Riverside Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Alana L. Taylor, 21, Delmar, MD
Narrative: On 22 July 2017 at 3:30 PM a deputy stopped a vehicle operated by Alana Taylor after clocking Taylor driving 47 MPH in a 30 MPH zone on Riverside Drive. Upon making contact with Taylor, the deputy detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from within her vehicle. During a subsequent search the deputy located marijuana along with marijuana related paraphernalia.
Also during the search, the deputy located a small bag with what the deputy identified as Cocaine inside it. The deputy also observed that this bag had a card that stated that this bag was to be returned to Alana Taylor if found.
The deputy placed Taylor under arrest for the Possession of Cocaine 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 Taylor on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Possession of Cocaine

Incident: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Date of Incident: 22 July 2017
Location: North Salisbury Boulevard, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Lemuel Raymond Spence, 30, Delmar, DE
Narrative: On 22 July 2017 at 12:45 AM a deputy stopped a vehicle found to be operated by Lemuel Spence of Delmar, DE after observing Spence having trouble keeping his vehicle within the travel lane. Upon pulling to the side of the road, Spence slowed and also struck the curb. The deputy detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from inside the vehicle upon making contact with Spence and also observed he had trouble maintain his balance when he exited the vehicle which promoted the deputy to commence sobriety testing.
The deputy placed Spence under arrest for DUI and transported him to the Sheriff’s Office. During subsequent processing Spence refused to submit to a breath test.
Spence was released to a sober driver upon the issuance of citations.
Charges: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

Breaking News Alert

A woman accused of killing her fiancé on a 2015 kayaking trip in New York pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide

A woman accused of killing her fiancé by tampering with his kayak, and then leaving him to drown in the cold and choppy waters of the Hudson River, pleaded guilty on Monday to criminally negligent homicide in a case that drew headlines across the country.

The woman, Angelika Graswald, had been charged with second-degree murder in April 2015, after her fiancé, Vincent Viafore, 46, disappeared when his kayak capsized during a trip on the Hudson that month.

Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has Mental Illness or Drug Problem

(HealthDay News) -- Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deals with a mental illness or substance abuse problem each year, a U.S. government study says.

Oregon has the highest rate, and New Jersey the lowest, according to 2012-2014 data analyzed by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Overall, almost 44 million Americans 18 or older had a diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder in the past year, researchers said. They reviewed national surveys on drug use and health.

"The figures in SAMHSA's report remind us how important it is to take mental health as seriously as any other health condition," Kana Enomoto, SAMHSA acting deputy assistant secretary, said in an agency news release.


Court rules man must pay $65k for child that's not his

A Texas court has ruled that a Houston man who is not the father must pay $65,000 in child support to the mother of a teenage girl he's only met once.

Gabriel Cornejo, of Cypress, Texas, a father-of-three who is also raising two of his brother's children, says he only found out his ex claimed he was the father of her 16-year-old girl, last year.

But even after a paternity test proved he wasn't the father, Cornejo is still being held liable for unpaid child support because a court says he did not contest the paternity suit when his former girlfriend first submitted it in 2003.

Cornejo, originally from Panama, insists he was never notified about his ex's claims at the time and is hoping to overturn the ruling when the case goes to court next month.


CONFIRMED: Tornado with 125 mph winds touched down in Queen Anne's County

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-2 tornado touched down in Queen Anne's County. Maximum winds were estimated at 125 mph. The width was 150 yards.

The waterspout moved ashore at 1:29 a.m. in the Bay City area and then traveled northeast toward Stevensville, where it lifted at 1:33 a.m. after being on the ground for about 2 miles, the NWS said.

The Bay City area in Stevensville has the most significant damage, officials said during a news conference early Monday morning.

"We've had several reports of roofs off. We had one house that was blown off of its foundation. We've had one total collapse of the house," said Scott Haas, emergency director in Queen Anne's County.


Trump won’t support new plan to save ‘Dreamers’ from deportation

WASHINGTON =The White House signaled on Wednesday that President Donald Trump will not support a new bipartisan plan to protect young undocumented immigrants — so-called “Dreamers” — from being placed back in line for deportation.

A White House official told McClatchy that Trump would not sign a new DREAM Act being crafted by a bipartisan team led by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. and Dick Durbin, D-Ill. Another official, legislative affairs director Marc Short, also said the administration will likely oppose the Dream Act as it has in the past.

“It’s enforcement first. Then we can get to all these other things,” said the first White House official, who would not speak publicly because of the sensitivity of the discussions.


Leaders Push Senate to Pass Bill to Protect Mid-East Christians

Statesmen and policy heavyweights called upon the Senate to vote on House-passed bill H.R. 390 to protect persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria, at a reception honoring former Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA).

The Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017 directs the State Department to provide assistance to entities that criminally prosecute those suspected of committing genocide, wars against humanity, or war crimes in Iraq over the past six years, or in Syria during its civil war. The bill’s primary focus is to stop the genocide of Christians in those countries.

Tom Farr, president of the Religious Freedom Institute, which hosted Wednesday’s reception, called Wolf “the father of international religious liberty policy” for the United States.

Wolf was the author and primary sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. That law created a U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, established the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and assigned a Special Adviser on International Religious Freedom in the White House’s National Security Council.

Without this new law, “We are ready to see the end of Christianity in the cradle of Christendom,” Wolf warned the audience at the reception.

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Montgomery Co. lawmaker pushes again for $15 minimum wage

WASHINGTON — A Montgomery County Council member is moving ahead with a revised proposal to boost hourly wages after a push for a $15 minimum wage failed earlier this year.

Councilmember Marc Elrich plans to introduce the new legislation on Tuesday.

“It’s not the same bill,” Elrich said. “We’ve listened to major concerns that people have.”

The Council passed Elrich’s first minimum wage bill in January, but it did not garner enough votes to override a subsequent veto from County Executive Ike Leggett.


The 20 diseases 'refugees' bring into the West

Since 2005, Americans have been warned about microscopic border crossers carried in with refugees and illegal immigrants, bringing diseases previously eradicated or rarely seen here. When not simply ignored by media and health officials, physicians and others sounding the alarm have been attacked as xenophobes.

Now we’re seeing these prescient predictions come true, most prominently in Germany, since 2015 when Angela Merkel began allowing more than 2 million migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to flood into her country.

U.S. and German citizens are put at significant risk by the politically correct acceptance of unscreened immigrants from countries with a high prevalence of infectious diseases, many difficult or impossible to treat. Yet authorities in both countries have failed to fully inform the public of the dangers.

According to the July 2017 Infectious Disease Epidemiology Annual Report by the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany has seen a surge in chicken pox, cholera, dengue fever, tuberculosis, leprosy, measles, malaria, meningococcal diseases, hemorrhagic fevers, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, paratyphoid, rubella, shigellosis, syphilis, typhus, toxoplasmosis, tularemia, trichinellosis, whooping cough, and many fungal and parasitic infections. Here are a few striking examples:


Longtime Washington News Anchor Jim Vance Dies At Age 75

For 48 years at NBC4, Jim Vance’s smooth voice and calm presence made viewers feel that, no matter how bad the news was, it would be OK.

Vance died July 22 at age 75 after a brief battle with cancer.

Before becoming a journalist, Vance was a teacher in his hometown of Philadelphia. He started reporting at WRC-TV in Washington in 1969. He was an only child, but Vance always contended he never knew that. His grandparents had 16 kids, so there were always young people around Vance’s early life.

Vance made a name for himself covering stories all over the world, including Vietnam, El Salvador and South Africa. But he didn’t have to go far for some of his best work: reporting on the people in his beloved adopted hometown of Washington.



Get it while you can! If you’re 62 or older — and you love visiting national parks — you need to buy your lifetime parks pass while it’s still only $10.

Since 1994, the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass has allowed senior citizens to visit more than 2,000 recreation sites (as many as you want, as many times as you want) for a flat one-time-only fee of $10. But that’s all about to change. The lifetime parks pass for seniors will increase to $80 on August 28.

With the pass, U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 62 and older (and their traveling companions) can receive free entry and discounted amenities at parks and spaces operated by the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Even though the price is increasing, the benefits of all the senior lifetime parks passes will remain the same.


Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Wanted Subject – Laurel

Michael K. Washington
Laurel - State Police are requesting assistance in locating Michael K. Washington, 24 of Seaford, who is wanted for Burglary 1st, Assault 3rd, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Criminal Mischief. He is also wanted out of Seaford Police Department and three capiases out of Sussex County courts.

Washington is wanted in connection with an alleged incident that occurred on Thursday July 20, 2017 when he broke into his sister's residence and assaulted her in front of her child.

If anyone has any information in reference to Michael Washington's whereabouts, they are asked to contact Troop 5 at 302-337-1090. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at

Wicomico County GOP Open Forum Event

Monday, July 31 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce / Salisbury, MD
144 E Main St, Salisbury, Maryland 21801

Come out and attend this special open forum event with our elected County Council! Be ready to ask questions and become informed on Wicomico County issues that concern us all!
To those not already members, we are prepared to recruit you!

Parents end legal fight to treat Charlie Gard in the US

Charlie Gard's parents have withdrawn their application to take their terminally ill son to the US for treatment.

At the High Court, a lawyer representing Chris Gard and Connie Yates told Mr Justice Francis that "time had run out" for the 11-month-old.

Barrister Grant Armstrong said the experimental treatment the family had been pursuing cannot now offer any chance of improving Charlie's condition.

He explained that Charlie's parents had made the decision to withdraw their application after reviewing the latest medical reports and scans from Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition which causes progressive muscle weakness. He also has brain damage.

Mr Armstrong told the court that the damage to Charlie's muscle and tissue was now irreversible, adding: "The parents' worst fears have been confirmed. It is now too late to treat Charlie."



A new study examined how patriotic Marylanders’ are and ranked the state just 17th out of 50.

When you envision the “most patriotic state in the country,” does Maryland come to mind? If you responded “no,” the data agrees with you. A new study recently published by WalletHub ranks Maryland as the 17th most patriotic state in the country.

The researchers developed a “patriotism score” by looking at two specific factors: military and civic engagement. A Military engagement score was created by measuring the number of residents on active duty and how many veterans live in the state. Civic engagement was a little more complicated, looking at variables such as voter participation rates, charity involvement, and even how often residents use Google to search for “American flags.” Both scores were equally measured and added together to arrive at a cumulative patriotism score.

Maryland’s aggregate patriotism score is 54.40, positioning the state at 17th in the country (wedged in between Nebraska and Utah). Maryland ranks above average on civic engagement, coming in at 12th in the country. By comparison, Virginia was ranked the most patriotic state was ranked 10th in terms of civics with a patriotism score of 70.55.


Trump: Mueller and Sessions should investigate Clinton ties to Russia

"Why isn't the A.G. or Special Council looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes"

President Trump on Saturday tried to redirect the Russia investigation to his former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Several Trump officials and members of his campaign are under investigation for alleged collusion with Russia during Moscow’s attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election.

According to Trump, there are just as many questions about Clinton’s Russia ties, deleted emails and business connections.

In the same series of tweets, the president also brought up former FBI director James Comey, who Trump fired earlier this year. Trump has suggested Comey has suspicious allegiances.

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Obama-Era Emails May Point To DHS Coordination On Pro-Amnesty Lawsuit

Department of Homeland Security emails obtained by an investigative watchdog group reveal possible collusion between Obama-era DHS appointees and a Soros-funded open-borders group involving a series of lawsuits from 2016 that sought to overturn an injunction against the former president’s DAPA amnesty program. The email-communications, going back to May 11th, 2015, took place just days after it was revealed DHS had been mailing out thousands of work-permits to illegal aliens in direct violation of the DAPA-injunction issued by Texas district court judge Andrew Hanen in February of that year.

The emails focus on DHS’s mass recall of the work-permits, a move open-borders attorneys would later claim in a mass lawsuit against the agency was a violation of administrative law. The organization that obtained the emails, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), says the contact the Soros group made with the Obama-appointees was likely key to the eventual lawsuit. IRLI is calling on Congress and the DHS Inspector General to fully investigate the matter.

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Jeff Sessions' appointment of special prosecutor bites Trump

A lot of snakes and scorpions live with the alligators in the swamp, and there are even more dangerous monsters there. No swamp creature is deadlier than a Washington lawyer.

The president is beginning to understand why he should never have agreed to his attorney general appointing a special prosecutor. We’re supposed to call him a “special counsel,” which may sound more upright, more punctilious and less fearsome, but words don’t fool anyone who lives in the swamp. A special counsel is hired to destroy the prey, like the gunfighter hired in Cheyenne to chase the sodbusters out of the valley.

The difference between a Cheyenne gunfighter and a special prosecutor is that the Cheyenne gunfighter is assigned to provoke a specific sodbuster to draw on him. A special prosecutor can choose an alternate target, just so he hits somebody. Kenneth Starr was hired to investigate Bill Clinton’s investments in White River waterfront property and wound up in Bubba’s underwear, and everything went downhill from there.

Robert Mueller was hired to investigate Donald Trump’s Russian connections, to get an indictment for something. “The Russian scandal” is recognized now to be a dry hole. So Mr. Mueller and his crack team of previously unemployed swamp lawyers are moving on to play the voyeur among the president’s business ventures. Maybe there’s something there. If not in the president’s ventures, maybe something nefarious in the business of his children or other associates.


Late Distance Amendment Could Derail Offshore Wind Project

OCEAN CITY — Less than 24 hours after Ocean City officials voted to send another letter to potential offshore wind farm developers over the distance from shore issue, Congressman Andy Harris was successful in getting an amendment passed that could derail the project altogether.

Harris, who represents Maryland’s first congressional district, on Tuesday was able to attach an amendment on a Department of the Interior appropriations bill that will prohibit the use of federal funds to conduct reviews of site assessments or construction and operation plans for wind turbines less than 24 nautical miles from the state’s shoreline. The amendment adopted could effectively put an end to the state’s two offshore wind farm projects approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC).

The US Wind project calls for 62 turbines as close as 12-17 miles off the coast of Ocean City in its first phase. During a presentation of the proposed project this spring, Ocean City officials pressed US Wind to push the front line of turbines further back in the designated Wind Energy Area (WEA) and the company agreed to move the turbines to 17 miles offshore. The second approved project, Deepwater Wind’s Skipjack project, calls for 15 turbines as close as 19 miles off the coast of the resort.


A Viewer Writes: Report Animals in Distress

Your Name Is Not Given When You Do!

Joe, On your Site a couple of days ago I read two comments that
were upsetting to me about animals needing to be reported to Animal Control. Examples of comments are as follows:

The person was Not Reporting because they didn't want to give their name to Animal Control, thinking it would be given to the animals' owner and thought there might be repercussions

Another was --- There was a dog tied or chained in the heat 1/2 way down Nanticoke Rd. with what appeared to be only a lean-to type shelter . I responded asking if they would give me the address I would report it. There was no response. (This was on 7-21st post)

I've reported to Animal Control many times and was told by them my name would not be given out. I called the Humane Society Saturday to ask them and the lady told me that to her understanding names of those who report abuse are not given out! (Animal Control wasn't in the office at this time for reply.)

I 'm hopeful this information gets " passed around" so people will report animals in distress & abusive situations.

Dog Laws for our County can be found on line at
Related subject is ------Article 1V # 133-17 Please take the time to read them.

Aerial Video Of Damage In Queen Anne's County

Culver Conserves Taxpayers' Money with New Election Board Building Purchase

Breaking ground on Thursday, July 13th, the old Shinn's Paint building located at 345 Snow Hill Road will be transformed into the new location for the Wicomico County Board of Elections.

Before Bob Culver's time as the County Executive, Wicomico County government rented buildings throughout the area to house the Election Board's administrative and election equipment. However, now that this building has been purchased, they will no longer be renters.

This multiple-location consolidation is a huge push by Executive Culver towards a more fiscally sound plan for the County's monetary management while providing tangible assets. If you think about the MILLIONS of dollars in rent being paid for the WCBOE's digs, which is dollars being thrown away (literally), this holds a sizable cost benefit to the County and better use of taxpayer money!

The project is slated for completion in four months and a total relocation of all facilities will be completed long before the next election cycle. This will give the staff plenty of time to get reacclimated so they can better service the area's voters!

SPECIAL: Watch an 11 News update, surveying the storm damage on the Eastern Shore

Schumer Comes Clean: Democrats - Not Russia - Are To Blame For Hillary's Loss

In a somewhat shockingly frank interview with The Washington Post, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says that Democrats, not Russia, are to blame for Hillary Clinton’s loss to President Trump.

"When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things - [James] Comey, Russia - you blame yourself."

"So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that."

The reason for Schumer's sudden bout of honesty appears to be a rebranding effort for The Democrats. As The Hill reports,

The Democratic party is planning to unveil a new agenda which includes the slogan, “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future,” and Schumer vows that it’s an expression “that everyone will use - a better deal for workers, a better deal for women, a better deal for prescription-drug buyers.”

Schumer said the new agenda “is not about moving the party left or right, and it’s not about appealing to one coalition or another. A strong, sharp-edged, populist, bold economic message appeals to the Obama coalition and the people who voted for Trump - former Democrats who voted for Trump.”

Of course, this is not the narrative that Hillary Clinton has spewed for the last 8 months. As we detailed in June, Hillary Clinton has put forth a formidable list of culprits for why she lost the 2016 presidential election. The Fox News Research team totaled up the excuses and found a whopping 24 items!


Governor Signs Law Rising Smoking age to 21

New Jersey became the third state to raise the age for buying cigarettes and tobacco products to 21 under a law signed Friday by Gov. Chris Christie.

The law takes effect Nov. 1.

The law raises the minimum age for buying and selling both tobacco and electronic smoking devices from 19 to 21. More teenagers have "vaped" or smoked e-cigs than regular tobacco products in recent years, and the measure is intended to prevent both.

Only California and Hawaii have similar age restrictions.

Young people don't "fully comprehend the potential for addiction, as well as the devastating long-term effects smoking can have on their health," said Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, an Englewood Democrat and co-sponsor of the bill. Raising the purchasing age, she said, will enable them to "mature more before making this potentially life-altering decision."


Beware: How to avoid rare flesh-eating bacteria in Chesapeake Bay

SOLOMONS, Md. — As summer kicks off, here’s what you need to know about certain bacteria that live in waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay.

Infections from Vibrio vulnificus are relatively rare, but you have a higher risk of infection or serious complications if you have a health problem such as diabetes, cancer or cirrhosis of the liver, or if you’ve recently had stomach surgery.

“If you have any of those illnesses, please stay away from oysters and raw fish,” infectious disease expert Dr. Rita Colwell said during a lecture on the topic last week at the Calvert Marine Museum.

Colwell, a former director of the National Science Foundation, is currently a distinguished university professor at the University of Maryland College Park and the Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Man Behind Trump "Dossier" Subpoenaed After Refusing To Testify, Will Plead The Fifth

For all the talk of obstruction and interference by the Trump camp, it's neither Donald Trump Jr. nor Paul Manafort who are challenging their scheduled testimony in the Senate next Wednesday, but rather the man who according to many started the whole "Trump Russia collusion" narrative, who is doing everything in his power to avoid testifying next week.
FUSION GPS head Glenn Simpson won't testify before Senate Judiciary next week, his rep attacks "partisan" hearing and vows to plead Fifth

On Friday, attorneys for Glenn Simpson, a former WSJ reporter who now runs the infamous Washington political intelligence firm Fusion GPS - best known for compiling the salacious "dossier" of unverified research about President Trump - told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a letter that their client was on vacation through July 31 and traveling abroad through August 3, and would be unavailable for next week’s hearing. Perhaps for writers of opposition research fiction, vacations take precedence over being summoned to Congress.


Mueller Tries To Turn Manafort In Trump Russia Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s full-court press on anyone and everyone involved with the Trump campaign has finally begun – and the first target in his sights is, of course, former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort, by far the easiest mark. According to Reuters,Mueller and his team are trying to recruit Manafort as a cooperating witness in the Russia investigation in exchange for immunity for possible money laundering charges.

The focus on Manafort isn't a surprise. Not only did Manafort attend the now-infamous June 2016 Russia meeting organized by Donald Trump Jr., but investigators have already been scrutinizing his ties to deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, along with several shady real-estate deals.

“U.S. investigators examining money laundering accusations against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort hope to push him to cooperate with their probe into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia, two sources with direct knowledge of the investigation said.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is examining Manafort's financial and real estate records in New York as well as his involvement in Ukrainian politics, the officials said.”

Specifically, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is investigating several New York City real estate deals involving Manafort for evidence that the properties might have been paid for with money funneled to Manafort by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. The former Ukrainian leader hired Manafort’s firm to do political consulting work. Last summer, ledgers found by Ukrainian investigators surfaced purporting to show millions of dollars in undisclosed payments to Manafort’s firm, though they haven’t been proved genuine.


How Will The Empire End?

It was back in the early 1800's that the Brits left the sodden, miserable shores of their murky island, grabbed their trumpets, tucked their trousers into the socks, and began conquering the world with the cunning use of flags.

Like all good conquerors, they had a backup plan in the event flags didn't work - guns, which - as it turned out - work bloody well.

From about 1815 to 1915, our tea-drinking friends were so successful in this endeavour that the soggy little island in the North Atlantic had turned nearly a quarter of the globe red at its peak.

They were, of course, not the first to embark on empire building.

Ahead of them is a long list: the Babur Empire, lasting from the 17th to 18th century and spanning Europe and Asia. Then there was the "Golden Horde"... the Mongols, who at the height of their reign, incorporated over a quarter of the worlds land mass.

Let's not forget Pax Romana. The empire lasted 500 years and at its height extended into Africa, Europe, and the Middle East and bullied about a quarter of the world's population. All impressive in its own right.


Baltimore City Police Investigate Killing Of 97-Year-Old Man

Baltimore City Police homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 97-year-old man, who was found in his home Friday night.

At around 6:45 Friday night, family members of 97-year-old Waddell Tate called police after they arrived at his home in the 1700-block of Darley Avenue, to find the man unresponsive.

When officers arrived on the scene they observed obvious signs of trauma to the victim's body.

Tate was pronounced dead at the scene.


GM may kill Chevy Volt, Sonic and 4 Other Cars

DETROIT -- General Motors has put six of its cars under review, including its once breakthrough Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, and is evaluating whether to cancel them in the coming years, according to a report from Reuters.

The news comes as sales of cars continue to plummet in the U.S. and as consumers increasingly turn to SUVs and pickups.

Besides the Chevrolet Volt hybrid, other vehicles believed to be under consideration for elimination iinclude the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Sonic, according to Reuters.

GM spokesman Jim Cain declined to comment on the report.

UAW President Dennis Williams said Thursday the union is in ongoing discussions with GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler about falling car sales and how to keep the automaker's U.S. plants operating at full capacity.


What I learned from seeing Detroit go up in flames 50 years ago this week

Fifty years ago this weekend, a deadly urban riot began in Detroit. It started around 3:30 a.m., when police arrested 85 patrons of a “blind pig” — an illegal after-hours bar — in the midst of an all-black neighborhood that had been all-white 15 or 20 years before.

Rioting went on for six nights, with some 2,500 stores looted and burned, some 400 families displaced and property damage estimated at around $300 million in 2017 dollars. Forty-three people, many of them innocent bystanders, were killed. More than 1,000 people were wounded.


Dismantling McCain’s Distastrous Legacy

McCain's absence will create a unique opportunity for President Trump to alter the course of our foreign and domestic policy

It is hard to estimate how much influence over U.S. domestic and foreign policy John McCain had. With his illness upgraded to a glioblastoma in his head, the likelihood of his return to a policy position is unlikely.

As I predicted earlier this week, the severity of McCain’s health problems will inevitably usher in a major power shuffle in Washington.

The Arizona senator’s absence creates a unique opportunity for President Trump to alter the course of our foreign and domestic policy. From Iraq to Libya, Syria to Afghanistan and right up to Russia’s borders in Ukraine, McCain’s bloody paw prints are all over more than a decade of American foreign policy blunders.

Most of these foreign policy nightmares have served, directly or indirectly, to weaken Russia’s western and southern flanks and prevent Eurasian integration. And of all the excrement that has exited McCain’s mouth, his hatred for Russia has always seemed most sincere. Everything else is politically fungible.


Watters' Words: Overplaying the race card

Two N.Y. men get probation for assaulting Ravens fan at M&T Bank Stadium

Two New York men charged with assaulting a 55-year-old man at a Ravens game last year, leaving him with a critical brain injury, will not serve jail time.

Scott Smith, 30, of Mount Vernon and Andrew Nappi, 32, of Eastchester each entered an Alford plea Friday in Baltimore City Circuit Court on one count of misdemeanor second-degree assault.

An Alford plea allows a defendant to maintain innocence while acknowledging that prosecutors have enough evidence to win a conviction.

The two men will each serve 18 months probation.

Prosecutors said Joseph Bauer was at an Oct. 2 game between the Ravens and Raiders with his wife and friends when they decided to leave early.


David Stockman Has Had Enough: "Brennan, Rice, Power - Lock Them All Up!"

We frequently hear people say they have nothing to hide - so surrendering privacy and constitutional rights to the Surveillance State may not be such a big deal if it helps catch a terrorist or two. But with each passing day in the RussiaGate drama we are learning that this superficial exoneration is dangerously beside the point.

We are referring here to the unrelenting witch hunt that has been unleashed by Imperial Washington against the legitimately elected President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. This campaign of lies, leaks and Russophobia is the handiwork of Obama’s top national security advisors, who blatantly misused Washington’s surveillance apparatus to discredit Trump and to effectively nullify America’s democratic process.

That is, constitutional protections and liberties were systematically breached, but not simply to intimidate, hush or lock up citizens one by one as per the standard totalitarian modus operandi. Instead, what has happened is that the entire public debate has been hijacked by the shadowy forces of the Deep State and their partisan and media collaborators.


Harvard Law Professor: ‘White Liberal College Graduates’ Are ‘the Least Tolerant’

Commenting on a recent finding that many Democrats would have trouble continuing a friendship with anyone who is pro-President Trump, Harvard Law Professor Adrian Vermeule remarked that the least tolerant among us are “white liberal college graduates.”

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that 35 percent of Democrats believed that a friend’s vote for Donald Trump would “strain” their relationship. Among white Democrats, the figure is even higher, with 40 percent saying that they would have trouble maintaining a friendship with someone who supported Trump. Nearly half (47 percent) of those who described themselves as “liberal” Democrats said their friendship would suffer with someone who favored Trump.

By contrast, the share of Republicans who say that a friend’s vote for Hillary Clinton would strain their relationship was a mere 13 percent, just over a third the number of Democrats who say that a friend’s vote for Trump would do the same..

With these data in hand, Vermeule, who is the Ralph S. Tyler professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School, tweeted that, indeed, white liberal college graduates are “the least tolerant” in society, highlighting the three categories most radically affected by a person’s contrary political ideas:

Kredo: State Department Has Gone Rogue on Israel

Washington Free Beacon reporter Adam Kredo discussed his story on State Department hostility toward Israel Friday with radio host Mark Levin, saying the agency had gone "rogue" on the issue.

Kredo reported last week on a criticized State Department report on global terrorism that placed blame on Israel for Palestinian terrorist attacks and being an impasse in peace talks. State Department officials stood by the report when Kredo followed up:

Officials in the Trump administration's State Department are standing by a recent report criticized by Congress that blamed Israel for terror attacks and claimed Palestinians rarely incite violence, telling the Washington Free Beacon that it remains unclear why terrorists engage in violent acts.

Rep. Peter Roskam (R., Ill.), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, criticized the State Department Thursday for releasing a report portraying Israel as the culprit in terrorism and downplaying Palestinian incitement of violent acts against the Jewish state, the Free Beacon first reported.

Roskam demanded the State Department alter its report to bring it more in line with what he believes are the facts on the ground—that Palestinian leaders routinely incite violence against Israel, which has been forced to defend itself against a growing wave of terror attacks on Jewish citizens.

A State Department official, speaking on background, defended the report's conclusions and said that it cannot precisely pinpoint the motivations behind Palestinian terror attacks on Israel.


Study: Nearly Half of Liberals Feel Disdain for Trump Supporters, Conservatives Far More Tolerant

Nearly half of self-identifying liberals feel their relationship with a friend would be strained if they voted for Donald Trump, while conservatives remain far more tolerant of their liberal counterparts, a study from the Pew Research Center has found.

The national survey of 2,505 adults, conducted by the Pew Research Center from June 27 to July 9, found that 47 percent of self-identifying liberals claimed their relationship with a friend would be strained if they found out they supported Donald Trump, while among Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters, the figure is 35 percent.

White or well-educated Democrats find it even tougher, with 40 percent of white Democrats, and 44 percent of college graduates, saying they would also feel strain over a friend’s support for the president.

Meanwhile, right-wingers tend to be far more tolerant of their liberal or Democratic counterparts, with just 13 percent of Republican or Republican leaning voters claiming a friend’s support for Hillary Clinton would put a strain on their relationship.


Democrats Fear This Gay Trump Supporter

Long Work Hours Tied to Irregular Heart Rhythm

People who typically work much more than 35 to 40 hours a week may be at heightened risk of developing atrial fibrillation, an irregular rapid heartbeat that can lead to strokes, heart failure and chronic fatigue, a recent study suggests.

For the study, researchers followed more than 85,000 working men and women without an atrial fibrillation diagnosis for a decade, starting when they were typically around 43 years old. During the study period, people who worked at least 55 hours a week were 40 percent more likely to develop atrial fibrillation than those who worked 35 to 40 hours.

“This study is important because it suggests a potential mechanism that could link long working hours to stroke,” said lead study author Dr. Mika Kivimaki of University College London in the UK.


Romney and Clinton Campaign Staff Team Up to Stop 'Election Fraud'

Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager, Robert Mook, is teaming up with the equally unsuccessful Matt Rhoades of Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential bid to protect the integrity of elections, it was announced Tuesday.

Their “Defending Digital Democracy” (DDD) project, however, will not be focusing on fraudulent voter roles or illegal alien voting like President Donald Trump’s own Advisory Committee on Election Integrity. Instead, the project, hosted by Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, will focus on the mainstream media’s favorite supposed font of election problems: Russia.

According to a press release announcing the project:

Co-led by the former campaign managers for Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney and experts from the national security and technology communities, including Facebook and Google, the project aims to identify and recommend strategies, tools, and technology to protect democratic processes and systems from cyber and information attacks.

While the official release does not mention the Russian bear, both the Washington Post and the Hill were quick to pick up on the Muscovite subtext.

“Americans across the political spectrum agree that political contests should be decided by the power of ideas, not the skill of foreign hackers,” DDD Project Director Eric Rosenbach said.

More here

[So.. Clintonistas armed with comprehensive knowledge of current defenses against election hacking.. what could go wrong there? --Editor]

The Imperial City's Fiscal Waterloo

It’s all over now except the shouting about Obamacare repeal and replace, but that’s not the half of it.

The stand by Senators Lee and Moran was much bigger than putting the latest iteration of McConnell-Care out of its misery. The move rang the bell loud and clear that the Imperial City has become fiscally ungovernable.

That means there is a chamber of horrors coming. With it, an endless political and fiscal crisis that will dominate Washington for years to come. Its cause is deep and structural.
Found Fathers, Fiscal Crisis and the Washington of Today

The founders, in fact, were small government de-centralists and non-interventionists. That’s why they agreed to Madison’s contraption of redundant checks and balances.

Aside from ruthlessly ambitious Alexander Hamilton, the founders wanted a national government that was hobbled by levels of hurdles and vetoes. They wanted a government that could act sparingly and only after thorough deliberation and consensus building.

And that made sense. After all, most believed that the 10th amendment was the cornerstone of the Constitution. Neither Washington or Jefferson envisioned the political and fiscal burdens of running an empire.

“It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world.” That was George Washington’s Farewell Address to us.

The inaugural pledge of Thomas Jefferson was no less clear in stating, “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations-entangling alliances with none.”


Wisconsin robbers facing murder charges after heist death

Two men accused of robbing a Wisconsin fast-food restaurant are facing murder charges after a bystander suffered a fatal heart attack during the incident.

The charges against the alleged robbers, Xavier Fleming, 25, and Nicholas Ivy, 32, were included in court documents filed in Dane County Circuit Court, Wisconsin, on Monday.

Documents claim the two men continued with the heist after 56-year-old contractor Christ Kneubuehl collapsed as a result of a 'medical emergency' after being forced to help them open the safe inside a Madison Culver's store in the early hours of June 27, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.

Kneubuehl was in the restaurant with his crew at the time. Members of his crew told police Kneubuehl agreed to help the men break into the safe to ensure everyone's safety, but he then suffered a heart attack.


Man Jumps From Rt. 50 Ocean City Bridge

Around 2:30 AM this morning a man jumped from the Rt. 50 Bridge in Ocean City, Maryland.

We're told the Fire Department, Coast Guard, Police and DNR were called in to rescue the man. A ladder was needed to get the man into the rescue boat. 

Three arrested after young Alabama mom is found murdered

Two males and one female have been arrested in connection with the murder of a young mother who was found dead on the side of a road.

Jennifer Raven Nevin, 23, was found dead around noon on Monday in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, spurring investigators to swiftly arrest and charge the three suspects, including one teen, in the murder.

Charged with murder are Koran Rashad Lewis, 23, Vida Milagros Confetti Duena, 20, and Kendrick Ky'Andre Marshall, 16, who can be charged as an adult under Alabama law.


Damage In Stevensville After Possible Tornado

STEVENSVILLE, Md. —Crews in Queen Anne's County are investigating a number of reports of damage in Stevensville after severe weather swept through the area Sunday night into Monday morning, including reports of a tornado touching down.

Much of the reported damage is focused in the "Bay City" area of Stevensville, just across the Bay Bridge.

Some viewers called 11 News reporting damage to homes, including roofs blown-off.