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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Salisbury University Police Footage: Part 2

A Marine's appreciation of Obama

Somali-American who died fighting for ISIS cleaned planes for Delta Airlines at Minneapolis airport before he joined terrorist group

A Somali-American who was killed fighting for ISIS in Syria cleaned jetliners for Delta Airlines before he left the United States to fight for the Islamic terrorist group, it has been revealed.

Abdirahmaan Muhumed, 29, had security clearances that granted him special access to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in his job with Delta Global Services, KMSP-TV reports.

Muhumed left Minneapolis and his nine children late last year to fight for ISIS, which is responsible for beheading two American journalists and slaughtering thousands of innocent civilians as its brutal fighters took control of large swaths of Syria and northern Iraq.


Ebola Outbreak is "Spiraling Out of Control"

As the largest Ebola outbreak in world history rages on, more questions and concerns about containing the virus are being raised.

During a briefing yesterday, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said that the outbreak in West Africa is “spiraling out of control”. He said that the international community “can control it, if we act now, but the window of opportunity is closing.”

As of August 28, Ebola has infected 3,069 people and caused 1,552 deaths, according to the CDC.

Last Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that nearly 40% of those cases occurred within the last three weeks.

The WHO also warned that this outbreak could eventually infect more than 20,000 people.


Cost Of Educating New Class Of Illegal Immigrant Minors Estimated At Over $760M

A new report puts the price of educating the thousands of illegal immigrant children who recently crossed into the U.S. at a whopping $761 million this school year -- as some school systems push for the feds to pick up the tab.

The estimate comes from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), which issued a report on the 37,000 “unaccompanied minors” – who mainly are from Central America – after analyzing data from the Department of Health and Human Services and education funding formulas in all 50 states.

The numbers underscore the concerns critics have raised for months about the burden the surge is putting on local school systems and governments.


Gallup poll shows support for right-to-work laws — even from Democrats

Vice President Joe Biden may have delivered a fiery speech in support of unions at a Labor Day appearance in Detroit, but a Gallup poll released just days before painted a sobering picture for union backers.

When asked if they would vote for right-to-work laws, 71 percent of Americans in the national survey said they would. That number included 65 percent of Democrats.

What’s more, the national figure is 9 percent higher than in 1957, when the U.S. economy was riding a post-war wave that saw union participation at record numbers:


The Funniest Dashcam Video You'll Ever See

Cases of road rage usually no laughing matter, but an incident captured on video over the weekend in Russia is leaving millions of people howling with delight, as four people dressed as cartoon characters are seen pummeling a man.

It took place at 2:40 a.m. Saturday morning in the Siberian city of Chelyabinsk, when a vehicle suddenly pulls in front of a minivan on a highway and then stops.

When the driver gets out and approaches the other driver, that’s when the surreal scene begins.

ICE Released 169 Illegal Aliens Convicted of ‘Homicide-Related’ Crimes

( – In the midst of the summer recess, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) issued a press release on Aug. 21 concerning a letter he wrote to the Department of Homeland Security seeking details about the release of 36,007 illegal aliens last year who had been convicted of a crime and were released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) while awaiting deportation proceedings.

The June 9 inquiry, addressed to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, led to the revelation that of those thousands released, 169 had been convicted of “homicide-related” offenses.

“The public needs to know when a person is in the country illegally, and who has been convicted of a homicide, is released into their communities,” Grassley said in the press release.


Lost Dog 9-4-14 UPDATE

Lost dog! Missing from Phillips Hill Road in Millsboro 9/4/14 since approximately 9 am. He's a light brown Chesapeake, and his name is Hank. Very friendly! Please call 302-245-2030 or 302-236-6377 if found.

Gum Point Landing Boat Ramp To Be Closed For Reconstruction

The county boat ramp, located on Gum Point Road 0.6 mile off MD Rt. 589, will undergo rehabilitation work and will be closed to the public beginning September 8, 2014. It will be closed for approximately 90 days and could reopen as early as late November or early December.

This three-month project will cost approximately $148,962 for the reconstruction of the boat ramp and finger piers at Gum Point Landing. Project funding has been made available through a combination of Waterway Improvement Grants (WIG) from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and assigned designated funds from Worcester County.

“We wish to thank the County Commissioners for their continued financial support, as we have made improvements to numerous facilities throughout the County in recent years,” Worcester County Public Works Director John Tustin said. “Upon completion of this project, recreational boaters will enjoy a much improved and upgraded boat ramp for convenient access to Turville Creek.”

The Gum Point Landing boat ramp provides access to the Isle of Wight Bay via Turville Creek. It contains one boat ramp, a portable restroom, and ice and bait are available at a nearby shop. This boat ramp is utilized by numerous boaters and anglers each year.
The renovation project will assure continued access to and from Maryland’s coastal bays and the Atlantic Ocean well into the future. 

For more information about the project, contact Worcester County Maintenance Superintendent Kenneth Whited at (410) 632-3766.

Democratic Party chair slammed for comparing Republican governor to abuser - saying he gives women 'the back of his hand'

The Democratic National Committee chairwoman has found herself in hot water after making controversial statements, comparing the Republican governor of Wisconsin to an abuser.

At a round-table discussion on women's issues in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Debbie Wasserman Schultz ridiculed Gov Scott Walker's gender policies, saying he gives 'women the back of his hand'.

Walker is currently in the middle of heated re-election against Democratic candidate Mary Burke. It's unclear yet, whether these latest statements by Burke's party leader will impact the race significantly, in Walker's favor.


Carroll Cover Crops Aid In Improving Chesapeake Bay

Carroll County farmers have enrolled more than 34,000 acres of farmland this year in the state's Cover Crop Program — a grant funding initiative aimed at improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Carroll County farmers have applied to plant 34,337 acres in cover crops this year with the assistance of state funding, according to Maryland Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Julie Oberg.

Last year, Carroll County farmers enrolled 36,321 acres in the program and planted 26,171 acres of cover crops — both the highest totals for Carroll over the last five years — according to Oberg.

The acreage planted by the farmers is typically less due to weather or other issues that prevent farmers from planting cover crops, said Matt McMahon, MDA soil conversation planner.


16 Inventors Who Were Killed By Their Inventions

Inventions have been boosting economic growth and productivity since the dawn of man.

Unsurprisingly, it is the inventor who is often the early tester of those inventions. And some of those inventions pose deadly risks.

With the help of Wikipedia, we've compiled a short list of brilliant engineers, scientists, and old-fashioned daredevils who fell victim to their own ideas.

Board of Public Works Approves $506,183 in Agricultural Cost-Share Grants

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Board of Public Works today approved $506,183in Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share grants, which help farmers install best management practices that significantly reduce nutrient runoff in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and accelerate Bay restoration. The O’Malley-Brown Administration has supported more farmer pollution reduction projects cost-share program than any other administration in the nearly three decades since the program began.

The Board approved grants for 71 projects in 14 counties that will prevent soil erosion, manage nutrient pollution and safeguard water quality in streams, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. Together, these projects will prevent 3,789.54 pounds of nitrogen, 1,779.46 pounds of phosphorus, and 1,760.10 tons of soil from entering the Bay and its tributaries. These projects are funded by state general obligation bonds.

“Our farmers are true partners in protecting our natural resources, and Maryland continues to support their efforts by providing grants to install proven conservation measures and innovative, state-of-the-art practices,” said Governor Martin O’Malley. “Working together, we can ensure a smart, green and growing environment for future generations, preserve open space, and maintain the rich agricultural heritage of our State.”

The U.S. Has Lost Track of 6,000 Foreign Nationals That Are a "Heightened Concern"

Over 6,000 foreign nationals have “vanished” in the United States after entering under student visa programs — that’s the conclusion of a new report that is raising concerns about security and terrorism.

According to ABC News, around 58,000 international students overstayed their American visa in the past year. Of those, 6,000 are seen as a “heightened concern” by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Officials are trying to follow up on those six thousand and determine their whereabouts, but have had very little success.

“My greatest concern is that they could be doing anything,” Peter Edge, deputy associate director for Homeland Security Investigations, told ABC News. “Some of them could be here to do us harm.”


Berlin MSP Press Release 9-4-14 (Strong Arm Robbery)

Time:              September 3 2014 at 0130 hours
Case #:           14-MSP-028524
Location:        12909 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Crime:            Strong Arm Robbery, Theft over $1000, 2nd Deg Assault, Reckless Endangerment  
  •   Kaleah N. McMillam, 24 yoa, Washington DC
  •   Latasha Renee Tucker, 25 yoa, Washington DC
  •   John Garcia Scott, 26 yoa, Washington DC

Kaleah N. McMillam
Latasha Renee Tucker
John Garcia Scott
Narrative:    On September 3, 2014 at approximately 0130 hours the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack received a 911 call for an assault in the area of Mattress Warehouse (12909 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, Maryland 21842). Troopers arrived and made contact with the Victim who stated that she was walking home from work when a silver vehicle pulled up next to her and two African American Females exited the vehicle and assaulted her and stole her purse with a large amount of money. The suspects then fled the scene.

  Berlin Police department discovered the items stolen on the shoulder of Rt 50. Troopers were able to locate the vehicle in Wicomico County, Maryland. Upon approached the Troopers located the above subject, in addition they located in the vehicle  African American Female 6 yoa, African American Male 5 yoa, African American Male 4 yoa, and African American Male 8 months old located in the back seat of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of a large amount of money. The above suspects were arrested and charged with Strong Arm Robbery, Theft over $1000, 2nd Deg Assault, and Reckless Endangerment.

Disposition:  The above subjects were taken before the commissioner and held on bond. Social Services were contacted and placed the 4 children into protective custody.

Investigating Trooper(s):  Tpr G. Dick #6158

Assisting Agencies: Worcester County Criminal Bureau of Investigations, Worcester County Sheriff’s Department Patrol Division, and Berlin Police Department.

Duty Officer:  Cpl. Antal
Barrack Commander: Lt. E.W. Starner
Assistant Commander:  F/Sgt. Davala

Criminal Investigation Commander:  D/Sgt Sharp

Board of Public Works Approves Easement Purchases of 282 Acres of Farmland

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced that the Board of Public Works approved the purchase of an easement protecting 282 acres of prime Maryland farmland in Kent County for $705,000 in state funding. This approval brings the total farmland protected in perpetuity or approved by BPW by the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) to 297,392 acres. The Board is comprised of the Governor, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

“Maryland has one of the strongest agricultural land preservation records in the nation. Each easement purchase proves our commitment to keep farming a viable and sustainable industry in our state,” said Governor O’Malley. “Working together, we can ensure a smart, green and growing environment for future generations, preserve open space, and maintain the rich agricultural heritage of our State.”

Created by the General Assembly in 1977, MALPF purchases agricultural preservation easements that forever restrict development on prime farmland and woodland and has permanently preserved land in each of Maryland’s 23 counties, representing a public investment of more than $645 million.With county and other state preservation programs, more than 800,000 acres of farmland and resource land are protected by easements in Maryland.This is the greatest ratio of farmland preserved to total landmass of any state.

According to the last survey conducted by the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, public opinion supports this investment. A full 97 percent of respondents believe that it is important that the state preserve farmland for farming. Marylanders believe that farms and the products they produce should remain a part of the state’s culture and economy. A summary of Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Easement Purchases approved by Board of Public Works on Sept. 3 is available here.

ISIS fighter killed in Syria worked at Minneapolis International Airport

Abdirahmaan Muhumed, the second known American to die while fighting alongside Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants, was formerly an employee with a Delta Airlines subsidiary at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Muhumed had a security clearance at the airport, access to the tarmac, and access to planes, as his job was to clean aircraft, Fox 9 in Minneapolis reported. It is yet unknown what level of security clearance he had.

Two former employees confirmed to Fox 9 that they worked with Muhumed at Delta Global Services (DGS), though it is unclear how long he worked for DGS or when he left the area to fight in Syria.

The Delta Airlines subsidiary’s cleaning contract at the airport was taken over by Airserv earlier this year. The Metropolitan Airports Commission, the body in charge of airport security clearances, would not comment to Fox 9 based on the ongoing FBI investigation.


McDonnells guilty on multiple counts

Bob McDonnell convicted on 11 of 13 counts, Maureen McDonnell on 9 of 13

Bob McDonnell is the first Virginia governor convicted of a felony.

A federal jury today convicted Virginia’s 71st governor and former first lady Maureen McDonnell on multiple counts in their corruption trial in U.S. District Court.

Bob McDonnell has been convicted on 11 of 13 counts.

Maureen McDonnell has been convicted on nine of 13 counts.


BREAKING NEWS: Ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell, wife, found guilty in corruption trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been found guilty on 11 corruption charges, and his wife, Maureen, has been found guilty on nine of 13 charges.


Whirlpool Front Load Washer Total Carnage


(SALISBURY, MD) – An area fugitive who was armed with a handgun and threatened suicide led police who were attempting to arrest him on a pursuit this morning through Wicomico County before he surrendered and was taken into custody.

The suspect is identified as Deshawn D. Darling, 38, of the 300-block of Pryor Avenue, Salisbury, Md. After today’s incident, Darling is being charged with multiple crimes including first and second degree assault, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, as well as related firearm, drug and traffic charges.

Members of the Maryland State Apprehension Team and the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division were in Wicomico County this morning searching for Darling, who was wanted on a violation of probation warrant from Dorchester County and warrants from Delaware. At about 9:15 a.m., Darling was observed leaving what is believed to be his most recent residence in a Dodge van.

Police attempted to stop Darling on Rt. 13 near Carroll Street. Instead of stopping, Darling pulled quickly onto Rt. 13 and deliberately rammed an unmarked Maryland State Police vehicle that had its emergency lights activated, before accelerating away. Maryland State Police troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division and the Salisbury Barrack pursued the vehicle. Police from the Salisbury Police Department, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Fruitland Police Department, and the U.S. Marshals Service assisted in the pursuit. The pursuit continued south and north on Rt. 13 and surrounding roads.

During the pursuit, a man who identified himself as Darling called 911 and advised county emergency operators that he had a gun and was going to shoot himself. Police continued their pursuit of Darling to the parking lot of a store in the 1300-block of N. Salisbury Blvd. Darling was arrested without further incident.

Arresting troopers and police officers found Darling was wearing a bullet-proof vest. A handgun believed to be loaded is plainly visible in the van. Investigators are obtaining a search warrant for the van and will be processing it later today.

A minor crash occurred during the pursuit between a police vehicle and a civilian vehicle, but there were no injuries. Another crash occurred when stop sticks were deployed by the Fruitland Police Department and the suspect swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid them. An oncoming motorist swerved to avoid the suspect and struck a curb and parked car. The driver was not injured.

The investigation is continuing.

Joan Rivers, Comedy Legend and TV Host, Dies at 81

Joan Rivers, a pioneering female stand-up comic and the queen of "Can We Talk?" gossip, has died, her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said Thursday. She was 81.

Rivers was undergoing surgery on her vocal cords at a clinic in New York City on Aug. 28 when she stopped breathing and had to be transported to Mount Sinai Hospital. Melissa Rivers and Joan Rivers' 13-year-old grandson, Cooper, who live in Malibu, California, rushed to her bedside.

"My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh," Melissa Rivers said in a statement. "Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."


Eric Cantor to join investment bank Moelis as vice chairman

(Reuters) - Former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will join investment bank Moelis & Co MC.N as vice chairman and managing director, the company said, adding that Cantor will also be elected to its board.

Cantor, who was defeated in June by a Tea Party challenger in a Republican primary election, will provide strategic counsel to the company's corporate and institutional clients on key issues, Moelis said.

"Eric has proven himself to be a pro-business advocate and one who will enhance our boardroom discussions with CEOs and senior management as we help them navigate their most important strategic decisions," Moelis CEO Ken Moelis said in a statement.


Chihuahua VS Great Dane

Our Version Of Today's High Speed Police Chase In Fruitland

Britain’s Largest Mosques Condemn “Un-Islamic” ISIS Radicals

Britain’s 12 largest mosques announced on Wednesday they “condemn” the actions of militant group Islamic State today, telling Newsweek the group is “un-Islamic to the core”.

"Leading Islamic centres condemn the inexcusable actions of the group calling itself “Islamic State” (IS), and the indefensible murders of James Foley and Steven Sotloff. We hope that any other hostages who may be held by IS will be released unharmed," the statement reads

"We urge our youth not to contemplate going to Iraq or Syria to join IS or any similar groups that spread violence and hatred, nor to give them any kind of support whatsoever."

The statement was signed by the East London Mosque, Finsbury Park Mosque and ten other leading UK Islamic centres across the country.

“Most mosques in the country are aware of the issue of ISIS and condemn them,” Salman Farsi of the East London Mosque told Newsweek.

“Anjem Choudary’s Al Muhajiroun support ISIS but they are a fringe minority,” he added.


SFD Calls For Service 9-3-14

  • Wednesday September, 3 2014 @ 23:55 Nature: Vehicle Accident w/InjuriesAddress: 822 West Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Wednesday September, 3 2014 @ 23:55 Nature: Vehicle Accident w/InjuriesAddress: 822 West Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Wednesday September, 3 2014 @ 22:51Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Wednesday September, 3 2014 @ 20:37Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury
  • Wednesday September, 3 2014 @ 18:37Nature: Medical EmergencyCity:Salisbury

Concussion: Americas Hidden Epidemic

The NFL has recently reached a $765 settlement with former players who say that concussion they suffered playing football has caused lasting damage. (source)

Although people tend to view concussion as a minor injury it isn’t. Concussion is a traumatic brain injury and people who have had concussion can suffer from it’s affects for years.

It’s not just football though that causes traumatic brain injury. Military veterans are obviously top of the list for this type of injury. Even a blast wave can cause the brain to get shaken inside the hard vault of the skull, and it’s this that causes the trauma. More than 260,000 veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq have been diagnosed so far. There will be more.

Surprisingly after American football girls soccer is the fastest rising category of teenaged traumatic brain injury according to Dr Anand Veeravagu of Stanford University.


10-year-old shot in Dinwiddie hunting accident

DINWIDDIE, VA (WWBT) - A ten-year-old boy is recovering, after getting hit by shotgun pellets in a hunting accident Monday afternoon, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

The boy was dove hunting with his family on Courthouse Road, just north of McKenny Highway, in Dinwiddie. A gun fired and shotgun pellets somehow struck the boy's chest and shoulder.

He was rushed to Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg. His injuries aren't deadly. Family friends say the boy may even be well enough to head to school Tuesday.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is investigating. There's no word whether any charges are pending.


TV Reporter Robbed At Gunpoint While Covering I-280 Opening In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A KRON television reporter covering the reopening of Interstate 280 in San Francisco was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning.

Police say it happened around 5am near 18th and Pennsylvania Streets in the city’s Potrero District.

Police said the reporter was sitting in his van when two men opened the door and ordered him to the back before stealing his wallet as well as TV equipment before fleeing.

Police say the two were only described as African-American men, wearing dark clothing. Their faces were covered with bandanas.


Father Charged In Death Of Son Left In A Vehicle At MD Naval Station.

The father of an infant who was found dead in a vehicle at a Maryland Naval Air Station on Wednesday has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

The male infant was found in a vehicle at the Patuxent River Naval Station at about 3:30 p.m., the Naval Air Station Patuxent River reported.

The child's father found the infant in the car, the public information office of the Naval Air station said. The was pronounced dead by EMS personnel at 4:15 p.m.


Georgia Dad In Hot Car Death Charged With Murder

ATLANTA – A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours has been charged with murder in the toddler's death.

A Cobb County grand jury on Thursday indicted Justin Ross Harris on multiple charges including malice murder, felony murder and cruelty to children. Harris has been in jail since his arrest the day his son died.


Two CA Judges Censured for Having Sex in Chambers

A state judicial commission said on Tuesday that two California judges have been censured for having sex in their respective chambers. One judge had sex with his clerk, the other had sex with multiple women. The events are separate as the judges are in separate courts and are located in difference parts of the state.

One judge was from Orange County.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Scott Steiner was censured by the state Commission on Judicial Performance for engaging in sexual activity in his chambers on multiple occasions with women. The commission called it "the height of irresponsible and improper" behavior.

"It reflects an utter disrespect for the dignity and decorum of the court, and is seriously at odds with a judge’s duty to avoid conduct that tarnishes the esteem of the judicial office in the public’s eye," the commission said in a written order.


JUST IN: Tonya Bundick Sentenced For 2 Eastern Shore Arsons

ACCOMAC, Va. (WAVY/AP) — A judge sentenced Eastern Shore arsonist Tonya Bundick to 10 1/2 years in prison Thursday on charges stemming from two of the fires.

Bundick is accused of setting more than 60 fires on the Eastern Shore. A judge ruled in April that she can have separate trials on each charge.

A jury convicted her in August of setting a fire March 3, 2013, in Accomack County. In January, Bundick entered an Alford plea to arson and conspiracy stemming from an April 2013 fire in Melfa. Thursday’s sentencing was held in Accomack County Circuit Court.


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