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Sunday, September 08, 2019

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Maryland State Police Investigating Small Plane Crash In Worcester County

(BERLIN, MD) – Maryland State Police are investigating a small plane crash that occurred Sunday afternoon in Worcester County.

Shortly after 2:40 p.m. today, troopers from the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack received notification of a place crash in a corn field off of Tall Timber Road near Makin Lane in Berlin, Maryland. According to a preliminary investigation, the pilot, Robert Bunting, 62, of Berlin, Maryland told troopers that he had engine trouble and landed his plane in the field.

When troopers arrived, the plane, a 1976 Grumman Acft Eng Cor-Schweizer crop duster was fully engulfed in flames. Bunting, who owned the aircraft, was checked by EMS personnel from the Berlin Fire Company on the scene and released. The plane was not carrying any chemicals on board at the time of the crash. The Berlin Fire Company worked to extinguish the fire. The Federal Aviation Administration also assisted at the scene.

No injuries were reported on the ground as a result of the crash. The incident remains under investigation.

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We're holding nothing back for entertainment. We're flying this guy in all the way from Las Vegas.

Don't Miss The Ravens Game Today At Caribbean Joe's

Come see our new 85" outdoor flat screen TV, 3 new TV's at the pool bar and 7 TV's at the inside bar. 

A Viewer Writes..... I smell desperation

Less than 2 days away and they are still begging for volunteers to beg for money with the Begging Brigade. If they need money to make the 'Festival possible' then why is Jake Day gambling with our tax dollars!! Now he has the media begging with them for volunteers. I smell desperation!


Purchased just this summer, the vacant lot that sits between the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Civic Avenue and the Twilley Centre is finally being redeveloped! The 80-acre site of what once was "the old mall" in Salisbury, Maryland has sat empty for over 15 years. The Developer and Fisher Architecture have been working closely to find a program that works best for the City of Salisbury. Future development plans include residential lots, plus commercial and retail components. A Nationally branded convenience store is in the works as well. The surrounding community is excited to see the transformation and the ground breaking is expected by late Spring 2020. We will keep you updated as the project progresses!

Ohio homeowner shoots dead two 17-year-old boys who were 'trespassing' inside his garage at night

An Ohio homeowner has shot dead two teenage boys who he says were 'trespassing' on his property on Wednesday night.

The homeowner has not been named but is being questioned.

He told police that on Wednesday at 9.30pm, he shot the two boys in his 'garage'. He called 911 afterwards.

The boys have been identified as 17-year-olds Devon Henderson and Javier Harrison. It remains unclear if they were trying to break into the property, or what their motive for being there was.


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Public Information Act Request for Folk Festival

Does anyone think we will get the answers from City Hall? Will they want to charge me an exorbitant amount of money to research it? They have 30 days to come up with the answers from 8/16/19.

Wayne King
Candidate for Mayor of Salisbury, MD


Sent: Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 9:51 AM
Subject: Your MPIA Request
Mr. King,

Good morning. We are in receipt of your request for:

2018 Folk Festival: What was the operational budget for the festival (line by line and abstract). Including budgeted items and actual numbers or costs (line by line). This should include costs of bands, police security, porta potties, construction, etc...
How much was the grant money that was received and who supplied the grant with contact information. How much money did the city have to spend to match grant. How much overall did the festival cost the city. How many people attended the festival - broken down day by day and grand total. Who was the organizer of the festival and how much was that person paid. Also, the cost to pay employees and their names that helped run the festival (line by line). How much (in dollars) did the city benefit from the festival (line by line and estimate of all businesses benefits). A copy of the contract between the City of Salisbury and the National Folk Festival; year by year (including costs/payment to the National Folk Festival for helping the city organize the festival). Also, line by line. In total and line by line, where did the city get the money for the Folk Festival. How much tax money was used for the Folk Festival. 
Budgeted money for the 2019 folk festival and all donors (such as the county, company donors, personal donors etc...) All line by line.

If we anticipate that any portion of your request may be denied for any reason, we will attempt to notify you within 10 days, as mandated by the Maryland Public Information Act.

Given the volume of information being requested, please be advised that it may take longer than 10 days for us to compile and provide a response. In such event, we will provide the response within the 30 days allowed by the Maryland Public Information Act.

Additionally, the Maryland Public Information Act stipulates the following:

“The custodian may charge a “reasonable fee” to search for, prepare, and reproduce a record in a customized format selected by the applicant, and may charge “the actual costs” of searching for, preparing, and producing a public record in standard format. GP § 4-206(b)(1). Fees may not be charged, however, for the first two hours of search and preparation time. GP § 4- 206(c).”


“The actual cost of a response must be calculated by prorating the salaries of the staff and attorneys involved in the response by the actual time they spent searching for and preparing the record for disclosure. GP § 4-206(b)(2).”

Please be advised that, given the amount of information being requested, it is conceivable that your request will exceed the 2 free hours mandated by the Maryland Public Information Act. In such case, we will provide you with an estimate of the total charges, and request your permission to proceed.

Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

Christopher M. Demone
Public Information Officer
City of Salisbury
125 N. Division St.
Salisbury, MD 21801

Are You A Victim Of Salisbury Mayor Jake Day's Delete Brigade?

People are growing tired of the Liberal Agenda Mayor Day continues to perform by deleting anyone who disagrees with him. The only friends he has left are employees and RINO's. When you delete friends you clearly have a lot to hide and you only leave an audience who will rubber stamp any and all decisions. It's time for new leadership.
By the way, it truly is a shame the Folk Festival will, (once again) be a wash out today but it looks like the skies will clear up for Saturday and Sunday. There's nothing worse then a wash out but hopefully things clear up, not too much flooding and the community has a great time the rest of the weekend. 

James M Bennett High School: Post on Social Media.

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Salisbury traffic circle

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University of Illinois student charged with hate crime over hanging noose in elevator

A student at the University of Illinois was charged with a felony hate crime and disorderly conduct after he allegedly hung a noose inside an elevator in a campus residence building.

Sophomore Andrew M. Smith, 19, was charged Tuesday after the noose was discovered early Sunday morning in Allen Hall.

Champaign County Assistant State’s Attorney Kristin Alferink said that Smith found the rope in the elevator and tied it into a noose on the spot, according to CBS 42. University spokeswoman Robin Kaler said that a woman who claims to have been with Smith at the time came forward to the university.


WCSO Press Release - Threat of Mass Violence - Sept. 5, 2019

Incident: Threat of Mass Violence

Date of Incident: 5 September 2019

Location: James M. Bennett High School, Salisbury, MD

Suspect: Male Juvenile, 16, Salisbury, MD

Narrative: On 5 September 2019 at 5:45 PM, it was brought to the attention of the Sheriff’s Office that a 16-year-old student who attends James M. Bennett High School had made some concerning social media posts. According to the complaints, this juvenile had posted a picture of a firearm and a tactical vest with comments that implied a desire to commit a shooting in the school.

A deputy was able to identify the author of the post and immediately responded to that juvenile’s residence. At the conclusion of this investigation, during which the juvenile was interviewed, a decision was made to transport the juvenile back to the Sheriff’s Office. Upon contacting the Department of Juvenile Services, the juvenile involved in this case was detained in the Lower Shore Children’s Center pending a future court hearing.

Charges: Threat of Mass Violence

UPDATED: Maryland State Police Searching For Suspect In Multi-State Vehicle Pursuit


Suspect Wanted For Assault On Perryville Police Officer Captured

(FRONT ROYAL, VA) – The suspect who drove a stolen vehicle at a police officer attempting to arrest him in Cecil County early today has been arrested in Virginia.

The suspect is identified as William H. Galvin, Jr., 29, of Hughesville, Md. He was arrested at a trailer in Front Royal, Va., shortly after 5:30 p.m. today by members of the Maryland State Apprehension Team and the U.S. Marshals Service. He is being charged with first degree assault, second degree assault and second degree assault on a law enforcement officer.

Galvin was wanted for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle directly at a Perryville Police Department officer at about 2:00 a.m. today, as the officer and other law enforcement personnel were attempting to arrest him following a multi-state pursuit. He will be held in Virginia pending extradition back to Maryland.

 click 'READ MORE' below to view the original release.

*UPDATE* Daycare Worker Charged with Murder of Infant – Bear

Bear – The Delaware State Police have charged 19 year old, Dejoynay M. Ferguson of New Castle, with Murder 1st Degree, in connection with the death of a 4 month old infant who was under her care at a Bear daycare facility.

On Thursday, September 5, 2019 at approximately 10:35 a.m., Troopers along with Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the Little People Child Development Center, located at 3843 Wrangle Hill Rd., in reference to an unresponsive 4 month old. The female infant was subsequently transported to the Christiana Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

The investigation, being conducted by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit, has determined that Ferguson, who was the assigned caregiver for the female victim in the Infant Room at the facility, placed her hands over the victim’s mouth and nose and intentionally restricted her breathing until she became unresponsive. Once becoming unresponsive the victim was placed back into a crib by Ferguson. After approximately 20 minutes Ferguson advised the owner of the facility that the victim was unresponsive at which time a call was made to 911.

Ferguson was charged with one count of Murder 1st Degree and arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #11 before being committed to the Dolores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $1,000,000.00 cash bail.

As a result of the incident and ongoing investigation the Office of Childcare Licensing has suspended the license of the facility indefinitely.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at

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WCSO Press Release - Sept. 3, 2019

Incident: Animal Cruelty

Date of Incident: 31 August 2019

Location: 4000 block of Jesterville Road, Tyaskin, MD

Suspect: Madison E. Schultz, 21, Tyaskin, MD

Narrative: On 31 August 2019 at 9:52 AM, a deputy responded to a residence in the 4000 block of Jesterville Road for the report of animals being neglected. Upon arrival, the deputy heard what sounded like a large number of dogs barking inside the residence, coupled with a strong odor of feces and urine emanating from inside. Upon making contact with the resident, Madison Schultz, the deputy began an inquiry of the conditions in which the animals were living.

It was discovered that fourteen dogs and three cats were inside the residence. The deputy discovered that that animals were defecating at will throughout the interior of the home and appeared to be without a proper food source. Investigation revealed that the malnourished animals had not been provided food or water in at least a week. Besides the feces, the house was also infested with fleas. During the inspection of the property, the remains of two dogs were located in the rear yard. According to Schultz, the deceased dogs were killed as the result of being attacked by another dog on the same property.

Wicomico County Animal Control responded and removed the dogs and cats, along with two reptiles, from the property. Schultz was arrested and transported 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 Schultz on an Unsecured Bond.

Charges: Aggravated Animal Cruelty, Animal Cruelty – Failure to Provide Sustenance, Animal Cruelty – Cause Unnecessary Suffering or Pain, Animal Cruelty – Failure to Provide Veterinary Care, Animal Cruelty – Failure to Provide Nutritious Food, Failure to Confine a Dangerous Dog
A Total of 79 criminal charges were brought against Schultz

Elijah Cummings opens House probe into Pence's stay at Trump Ireland property

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings sent letters to White House officials on Thursday asking for more information regarding Vice President Mike Pence's recent stay at Trump's property in Ireland.

The letters, obtained by the Washington Examiner, were sent to U.S. Secret Service Director James Murray, Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg, Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and Pence's Chief of Staff Marc Short.

"The Committee is seeking information about Vice President Mike Pence's stay earlier this week at the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Doonbeg, Ireland — 180 miles away from the Vice President's official meetings with Irish officials in Dublin," Cummings' letter states. "The Committee does not believe that U.S. taxpayer funds should be used to personally enrich President Trump, his family, and his companies."


Geraldo Rivera jokes that AR-15 owners have small genitalia

Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera accused AR-15 rifle owners of using the gun to compensate for small penis size.

Responding to comedian Sarah Silverman's tweet that mocked hunters for possessing similar insecurities, Rivera said, "AR15 are the symptom of small penises."

Claiming "their products are used for their only intended purpose: to mimic military assault weapons to kill and maim people," Rivera had said earlier that companies manufacturing AR-15 rifles should be sued for damages, much like opioid makers and tobacco companies.


Maryland Leads Coalition in Filing Amicus Brief Supporting City of Baltimore’s Efforts to Hold Fossil Fuel Companies Accountable for Climate Change

BALTIMORE, MD (September 4, 2019) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today led a coalition of attorneys general in filing an amicus brief supporting Baltimore City in its lawsuit, Mayor and City Council of Baltimore v. BP P.L.C, et al., to hold fossil fuel companies accountable under state law for actions contributing to climate change and its resulting harms. In their brief, the attorneys general argue that all levels of government have a shared interest in addressing the impacts of climate change and the district court was correct when it sent the case back to state court.

Baltimore originally filed its case in state court, and the companies removed the suit to federal court in July 2018. In June 2019, the federal district court for the District of Maryland remanded the City’s lawsuit back to state court, rejecting the companies’ argument that federal common law governed the City’s claims. The companies have appealed that decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

“The effects of climate change are being felt around the world, but also take a toll at the local level,” said Attorney General Frosh. “The Chesapeake Bay’s sea levels are rising at a rate double the global average, affecting our coastal communities from Smith Island to Baltimore City. And rising temperatures are hitting residents in our urban areas, impacting the health of the elderly, children, and people with preexisting pulmonary conditions. Our states and local government have an undeniable role in protecting our natural resources and the health of our residents from the damage being done by fossil fuel companies.”

In their brief supporting the City, the attorneys general argue that the district court was correct to reject the companies’ argument that the City’s claims are inherently federal-law claims and belong in federal court. The attorneys general also argue, among other things, that the effects of climate change often are felt at the state and local level, and that state and local efforts to address the problem are essential.

Joining Attorney General Frosh in filing the brief are the attorneys general of California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.

Baltimore schools without air conditioning closed early due to heat

Trump in a Landslide: Here's Why

How does one know what the voting public thinks?

Once upon a time, long, long ago, public opinion polls may have reflected, however faintly, some generalization of public opinion. For a multitude of reasons, that is no longer true. To demonstrate that point, compare the August 29 Rasmussen poll showing President Trump’s approval rating of 47 percent with the Quinnipiac reported approval rating of 38 percent. Even more irrational are the Quinnipiac poll result that whatever is left of Joe Biden would beat Trump 54 percent to 38 percent in a general election and the Economist poll number that asserts that 55 percent of the public thinks the country is headed in the wrong direction. It is a near certainty that none of those numbers reflects reality.

So, discarding the meaningless political polls, I went to the most accurate opinion poll I am aware of for my pre-quadrennial presidential forecast: the Washington County (Pa.) Agricultural Fair.


Trump Admin Is Considering Using Amazon Echo And Apple Watch To Determine If Citizens Should Own A Gun

The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

The proposal is part of an initiative to create a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), which would be located inside the Health and Human Services Department, the report notes, citing sources inside the administration. The new agency would have a separate budget and the president would be responsible for appointing its director.

HARPA would take after Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, which serves as the research arm for the Pentagon. The idea was first crafted in 2017 but has since gotten a renewed push after mass shootings killed 31 people in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, in August.


Dems Blame Airplanes, Meat, Business For Climate Crisis – CNN Immediately Runs Ads For Those Three Things

CNN aired advertisements for airplanes, meat and businesses during its climate crisis town hall Wednesday as candidates branded those three things as reasons for the crisis.

Ten 2020 candidates answered questions about ways to help the climate crisis during a seven-hour CNN town hall Wednesday evening. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg was one of the candidates honing in on decarbonizing fuel for air travel, while Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris called for moderation on red meat.

Amid the concerns over the three topics, CNN began a commercial break by running advertisements for a large management company, two travel-related companies and Golden Coral, a restaurant. The Golden Coral advertisement focused on its “juicy, endless sirloin and saucy St. Louis-style ribs.”


Parkside High School Football Team

At Parkside High School right now and this is how our football team rolls!

What's Happening? 9-2-19

What is happening in the area?  The good the bad and the ugly.  Let others know what is going on.

Labor Day – September 2, 2019

Summer’s final fling has arrived in the form of Labor Day. Yes, most of us get the day off, but this holiday triggers mixed emotions. While summer still has 21 calendar days left, it’s time to get serious. School’s starting and there’s a sense that summer vacation is over. So what’s behind Labor Day — and how did it earn a place as a federal holiday?

Let’s take a look.

What is the the meaning of Labor Day?

Do you get weekends off work? Lunch breaks? Paid vacation? An eight-hour work day? Social security? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, you can thank labor unions and the U.S. labor movement for it. Years of hard-fought battles (and the ensuing legislation they inspired) resulted in many of the most basic benefits we enjoy at our jobs today . On the first Monday in September, we take the day off to celebrate Labor Day and reflect on the American worker’s contributions to our country.

When is Labor Day in 2019?

Labor Day always falls on the first Monday in September, which means anywhere from September 1 through September 7. This year it’s September 2 in the U.S. and Canada — where it’s known as Labour Day. However, this is not the case for most countries — the majority of which celebrate on May 1.

Labor Day History


Slavery: What They Didn't Teach in My High School

A man I have known since grade school changed his name, years ago, to an Arabic one. He told me he rejected Christianity as “the white man’s religion that justified slavery.” He argued Africans taken out of that continent were owed reparations. “From whom?” I asked.

Arab slavers took more Africans out of Africa and transported them to the Middle East and to South America than European slavers took out of Africa and brought to North America. Arab slavers began taking slaves out of Africa beginning in the ninth century — centuries before the European slave trade — and continued well after.

In Prisons & Slavery, John Dewar Gleissner writes: “The Arabs’ treatment of black Africans can aptly be termed an African Holocaust. Arabs killed more Africans in transit, especially when crossing the Sahara Desert, than Europeans and Americans, and over more centuries, both before and after the years of the Atlantic slave trade. Arab Muslims began extracting millions of black African slaves centuries before Christian nations did. Arab slave traders removed slaves from Africa for about 13 centuries, compared to three centuries of the Atlantic slave trade. African slaves transported by Arabs across the Sahara Desert died more often than slaves making the Middle Passage to the New World by ship. Slaves invariably died within five years if they worked in the Ottoman Empire’s Sahara salt mines.”

My name-changing friend did not know that slavery occurred on every continent except Antarctica. Europeans enslaved other Europeans. Asians enslaved Asians. Africans enslaved other Africans. Arabs enslaved other Arabs. Native Americans even enslaved other Native Americans.

He accused me of “relying on white historians” who, he insisted, had a “vested interest to lie.”

What about Thomas Sowell, the brilliant economist/historian/philosopher who happens to be black? Sowell writes: “Of all the tragic facts about the history of slavery, the most astonishing to an American today is that, although slavery was a worldwide institution for thousands of years, nowhere in the world was slavery a controversial issue prior to the 18th century.

"People of every race and color were enslaved — and enslaved others. White people were still being bought and sold as slaves in the Ottoman Empire, decades after American blacks were freed.”

Sowell also wrote this: