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Monday, January 04, 2016

Lawsuit settled; ‘old wounds’ remain

The two-year-old, $8 million lawsuit filed by Zackery Tyndall against the Berlin Fire Company was settled this year, although the relationship between the town and the BFC remains on unsteady ground.

In March, the Gazette reported that a major new housing development had reopened old wounds. The town and county both gave preliminary support to the project, located on Seahawk Road and being developed by Rinnier Properties, but the fire company wrote a letter to the county commissioners criticizing the town for not consulting them on the matter.

“Our concern is the continued development within the town and no planning for the fire company’s future,” Fire Company President David Fitzgerald said. “Anybody with any bit of common sense would understand that those people are going to get sick, people are going to fall down, they’re going to need an ambulance, the fire alarms are going to go off – either by accident or by a real fire – and we’re going to be busier.”

Fitzgerald said several fire company facilities and vehicles were in disrepair, notably Station Three near the annexation site.

“You can stand inside the building and look outside through the holes in the wall,” Fitzgerald said. “We never know what we’re getting from the town anymore, and at some point we’re going to run out of resources.”

Fitzgerald said he had no idea what caused the rift between the town and the fire company, and lamented that it was not invited to participate in Town Council meetings.

Berlin Mayor Gee Williams, however, said he found it ironic that the only organization the town consistently seems to have trouble with is its fire department.


The other trucks surround the alpha truck in protection so that it can get a drink of water

Can You Fix Stupid? (Part 4)

What I See Happening In a Trump Presidency By Bill Bennett

They will kill him before they let him be president. It could be a Republican or a Democrat that instigates the shutting up of Trump.

Don’t be surprised if Trump has an accident. Some people are getting very nervous: Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Jon Corzine, to name just a few.

It’s about the unholy dynamics between big government, big business, and big media. They all benefit by the billions of dollars from this partnership, and it’s in all of their interests to protect one another. It’s one for all and all for one.

It’s a heck of a filthy relationship that makes everyone filthy rich, everyone except the American people. We get ripped off. We’re the patsies. But for once, the powerful socialist cabal and the corrupt crony capitalists are scared. The over-the-top reaction to Trump by politicians of both parties, the media, and the biggest corporations of America has been so swift and insanely angry that it suggests they are all threatened and frightened.

Donald Trump can self-fund. No matter how much they say to the contrary, the media, business, and political elite understand that Trump is no joke. He could actually win and upset their nice cozy apple cart.

OCPD Reminding Citizens of New Unmanned Aircraft Regulations

OCEAN CITY, MD – (January 4, 2016): Last month, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) made it mandatory to register all Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and drones weighing over .55 pounds. UAS purchased on or after December 21, 2015 must be registered with the FAA prior to operation in national air space. UAS that were purchased prior to December 21, 2015 must be registered by February 19, 2016.

The FAA’s current approach is to educate operators who fail to comply with registration requirements. If officers feel as if a UAS is being operated in an unsafe or reckless manner, the Ocean City Police Department will take the appropriate legal action when warranted.

Additional information can be found at the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems website,, where citizens may also register their Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

ISIS Sharia Leaders Issue Detailed Rules For Sex Slaves

Islamic State Sharia leaders issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, setting out several guidelines detailing how and when an owner can have sex with his female sex slaves.

The fatwa was released in January by the ISIL (ISIS) Committee of Research and Fatwas and was translated by a U.S. government source, according to a Tuesday Reuters report.

The transcript goes into intricate detail as to the rules regarding what slave owners can and cannot do with their sex slaves, ranging from when it is acceptable for owners to have sex with the slaves and to whom the slaves can be sold. The fatwa was issued because “some of the brothers [ISIS fighters] committed violations in the matter of treatment of the female slaves,” according to a translation.

According to the fatwa, there are several rules regarding sexual intercourse with sex slaves. For example, a slave owner cannot have sex with his slave if she is pregnant or menstruating. Additionally, anal sex is forbidden.


Del. Mom Charged In Son’s Death Has Nurses License Suspended

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A nurse charged in the death of her 3-month-old son in Maryland has had her nursing license suspended in Delaware.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that 26-year-old Aja Terry had her nursing license temporarily suspended as of Dec. 31. The order granting the suspension says she was employed at a psychiatric and addiction treatment facility in Delaware and that the crimes she is charged with are “substantially related to the practice of nursing.”

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office had previously reported that on Dec. 16, paramedics were called to Terry’s home for a report of a child in cardiac arrest. The infant, Aaman Perez, was later pronounced dead at a hospital. A medical examiner said that the infant died from head trauma and ruled the death a homicide.


Female WWII pilots barred from Arlington National Cemetery

McLEAN, Va. — The ashes of World War II veteran Elaine Harmon are sitting in a closet in her daughter's home, where they will remain until they can go to what her family says is her rightful resting place: Arlington National Cemetery.

Harmon piloted aircraft in World War II under a special program, Women Airforce Service Pilots, that flew noncombat missions to free up male pilots for combat. Granted veteran status in 1977, the WASPs have been eligible to have their ashes placed at Arlington with military honors since 2002.

But earlier this year, then-Secretary of the Army John McHugh reversed course and ruled WASPs ineligible.

After Harmon died in April at age 95, her daughter, Terry Harmon, 69, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was dismayed to learn that the Army had moved to exclude WASPs. She said her mother had helped lead the effort to gain recognition for WASPs.

"These women have been fighting this battle, off and on, for over 50 years now," she said.


Petition calls for pardon for subject of Netflix series 'Making a Murderer'

An online petition is calling for President Obama to pardon a convicted murderer who is the subject of the popular Netflix series "Making a Murderer."

The petition, which has more than 160,000 signatures and counting, is seeking to free Steven Avery who was convicted by a jury in Calumet County, Wisconsin in 2007 of murdering photographer Teresa Halbach. He is currently serving a life sentence.

The petition's creator Michael Seyedian writes: "There is a documentary series on Netflix called 'Making a Murderer.' After viewing it, I am outraged with the injustices which have been allowed to compound and left unchecked in the case of Steven Avery of Manitowoc County in Wisconsin, U.S.A. Avery's unconstitutional mistreatment at the hands of corrupt local law enforcement is completely unacceptable and is an abomination of due process. Steven Avery should be exonerated at once by presidential pardon, and the Manitowoc County officials complicit in his two false imprisonments should be held accountable to the highest extent of the U.S. criminal and civil justice systems."


Which Are Death Spiral States?

Does your state have more takers than makers? Check it out.

California has a powerful economy, with 14 million private-sector jobs. It also has burdens: welfare recipients (12.6 million), generously paid government employees (2.1 million) and people collecting government pensions (1.3 million).

Add up the numbers. There are 114 clients drawing from the government for every 100 people chipping in by working outside the government and paying taxes. We’re calling this the Feedme Ratio. Six states have a number over 100.

These states are at risk of going into a downward spiral in the next recession. The burdens will remain but too many of the providers—employers in the private sector—might shrink or decamp. Why add jobs in a state that asks each productive worker to carry not just his or her own weight but also the weight of one other person?


Key Things to Know About the Militia Standoff in Oregon

Armed protesters are occupying a building at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon and asking militia members around the country to join them. The protesters went to Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday following a peaceful rally in support of two Oregon ranchers facing additional prison time for arson.


Tension has been building for weeks in the Burns, Oregon, area over the case of Dwight and Steven Hammond. Dwight Hammond, 73, and Steven Hammond, 46, said they lit fires on federal land in 2001 and 2006 to reduce the growth of invasive plants and protect their property from wildfires. The two were convicted three years ago and served time - the father three months, the son one year. But in October, a federal judge in Oregon ruled their terms were too short under U.S. law and ordered them back to prison for about four years each.


The Hammonds have received support from local residents, but the most vocal groups are from outside the area. Ammon Bundy, the son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who was involved in a standoff with the government over grazing rights, is among those organizing the opposition at the wildlife refuge. Ammon Bundy and militiamen from other states arrived last month in Burns, some 60 miles from the Hammond ranch. Ammon Bundy has criticized the U.S. government for what he called a failed legal process.


Nancy B. Brown, 75, of Salisbury, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2016

Tom Brown's Rookie League 
We are sad to announce that Nancy B. Brown, 75, of Salisbury, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2016 at her residence in Salisbury. Born in Portsmouth, VA, November 25, 1940, she was the daughter of the late James and Julia Burroughs.

Nancy was a former President of the Potomac Chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Clubs Inc, and a founding member of Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin, Maryland. For the last 41 years she was the CEO/CFO/CAO of Tom Brown's Rookie League. She enjoyed crabbing, boating, water skiing, playing tennis, living on the Eastern Shore and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Brown; daughters, Jessie (Kate) Brown and Michele (Stan) Canady; sons, Jimmy (Megan) Brown and Troy (Lauralee) Purnell; sisters, Laura Wilson, Marion Martin; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by James Augustus Burroughs, Thomas Franklin Burroughs, and Barbara Burroughs Bennett.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Officiating will be Rev. Howard Travers.

Donations may be made in her memory to Tom Brown's Rookie League ( P.O. Box 522 Salisbury, MD 21803). Flowers are also welcome.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit to express condolences to the family.

Ryan's leadership team meeting in Annapolis to plot 2016 plans

Speaker Paul Ryan’s leadership team will hold a series of private meetings Monday and Tuesday in Annapolis, Maryland, ahead of Congress reconvening for the 2016 session.

The Elected Leadership Committee’s retreat, which will be held Monday afternoon into Tuesday in Maryland’s capital city, comes at the beginning of a critical month for the House GOP. President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address next Tuesday, and, on Wednesday, congressional Republicans will decamp for Baltimore for their annual legislative retreat.

With the biggest battles over spending and the debt limit already resolved, Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, has signaled two main goals for 2016: He wants the House to serve as a breeding ground for conservative policies that can shape the 2016 election, and he wants to normalize the appropriations process in the chamber. The meeting in Annapolis, followed by the larger gathering in Baltimore, will be critical moments in those quests.

The so-called Elected Leadership Committee is the most important power center in House Republican politics. While Ryan has said he wants to decentralize power, the ELC is critical in executing the House agenda.


Hassidic Girl Rock Band Makes Waves Across US

Something new just began in the United States. Something that until yesterday, this reporter had never fathomed would come to be.

A Hassidic alternative girls rock band, which goes by the name of “Bullet Proof Stockings,” just finished their first US national tour, which came complete with sold out performances across the country and even some home concerts in people’s living rooms.

This new trend of Hassidic Jewish women who wish to create a safe space for other women to be able to “rock out”, whether they are Jewish or not, has been picking up steam across the nation.

The morning after finishing their first national tour, ‘Bullet Proof Stockings’ shared their story with Arutz Sheva.

“What we are trying to do is create places for women to feel safe to have fun,” said Perl Wolfe, who plays the keyboard, sings leads vocals and writes for the band.

The rest of the band is comprised of Dana Pestun on the violin, Dalia Shusterman on drums and backup vocal, and Elisheva Maister on the cello.

“One woman shouted at us during a gig, “What is this? Goyishye rock music?”

We of course answered yes!” said an excited Wolfe.

More here

State Police Detectives Arrest Georgetown Man in Connection with Robbery

Dagsboro, DE – State Police detectives have arrested a Georgetown man in connection with a home invasion style robbery at a Dagsboro area residence.

The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Saturday January 2, 2016 at a residence in the 30000 block of Parsons Road when a two male subjects arrived at the house and knocked on the door. A 60-year-old male answered the door and allowed the two men to enter since he knew one of them. While the three were talking in the kitchen area, the men suddenly began punching the victim to the point where he was knocked unconscious. The two then removed a cell phone from the counter and ran out of the house before entering into a unknown type vehicle and driving away.

The following morning, the 60-year-old victim and his roommates located a small backpack in the front lawn near the porch which contained the identification of one of the suspects. The victim then contacted the Delaware State Police to report the incident and the turn over the backpack. Troopers were able to locate Charles E. Daisey Jr., 40 of Georgetown, at the Sea Esta Motel in Long Neck and took him into custody without incident. A second suspect, who was only described as a black male, has not been located or identified.

Charles Daisey was transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with Robbery 1st, Home Invasion, Conspiracy 2nd, Assault 3rd, and Theft. He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $90,000.00 cash bond.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident or the identity of the second suspect, they are asked to contact Detective D. Cathell at 302-752-3793. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Route 413 Shut Down Due To Accident Involving School Bus

Attention:Route 413 has been shut down due to an accident with a bus. There are no injuries to the students but there will be delays. Students on bus 19 can be picked up at the Crisfield Clinic.

Posted by Crisfield-Somerset County Times on Monday, January 4, 2016

How Baltimore City police dealt with speeding bikers

WASHINGTON — When ATV, sportbike and motorcycle riders swarmed across the Inner Loop of the Beltway last Sunday, weaving between cars and clocking in at speeds of more than 110 mph, plenty of drivers wondered where the police were.

Since Sunday’s ride, Maryland State Police have said often by the time they are called out, speeding bikers are long gone, and that engaging in chases can make things more dangerous on the roads.

But that still left many motorists wondering if the highways would just be left to riders who felt they could do what they want—including blocking traffic.

Maryland State Police Spokeswoman Elena Russo said on Thursday that they have been getting lots of calls and emails about bikers on the Inner Loop, U.S. Route 50 and Interstate 295—and that some of the social media postings and videos are proving very helpful. Russo says they will seek to prosecute.


Germany To Tighten Checks On Syrian Refugees

Germany will reinstate individual interviews for Syrian asylum seekers from Friday, the interior ministry said on Thursday, essentially tightening an official procedure that had been relaxed for citizens of the war-torn country.

In a bid to swiftly process a million migrants who have arrived in Germany this year alone, Berlin had earlier simplified the asylum seeking procedure for those from war-torn countries like Syria and Iraq.

But the government subsequently decided to reverse the decision due to security concerns, although it had until now not said when the individual interviews would begin again.

Confirming a report in Bild newspaper Thursday, a spokeswoman from the Interior Ministry said that the procedure would be reinstated from January 1, 2016.

During the interviews, officials would seek to determine the asylum applicant's identity, country of origin, education as well as whether his or her claim for refuge was plausible.

German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, citing Western intelligence sources, reported this month that the Islamic State organization may have stolen "tens of thousands" of blank passports.


SPD Press Release 1-4-16 (Shoplifting)

How a 'sexist' quote from 16th-century pope became Maryland's state motto

The Italian words "Fatti maschii, parole femine" are displayed on a yellow ribbon on Maryland's state seal. The state has long considered the phrase its motto and has translated it as, "Manly deeds, womanly words."

That translation doesn't sit well with state Sen. Bryan W. Simonaire, R-Anne Arundel. He has filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would adopt a more gender-neutral translation, "Strong deeds, gentle words," and codify the motto into law.

The current translation "just struck me as sexist," Simonaire said. "I have five daughters, and I'm very concerned that Maryland is holding onto outdated references. . . . I don't believe Maryland is a sexist state."

A spokesman at the Italian Embassy in Washington said the phrase is derived from a comment made by Pope Clement VII in the 16th century, when he was returning to Italy after a trip to France.


Pentagon: Hundreds of military kids sexually abused annually

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cpl. Aaron C. Masa became fast friends with a fellow Marine during field training in North Carolina. But behind his buddy’s back, Masa was sexually abusing his friend’s 3-year-old stepdaughter. He also took sexually explicit photos of the girl and the Marine’s infant daughter.

A military judge convicted Masa last year of sexual abuse of a child and production of child pornography, according to court records and other documents detailing the case. Under the terms of a pretrial agreement, he pleaded guilty and received 30 years in prison.

In total, incidents involving sexual assault in which the children of service members are victims occur hundreds of times each year, data the Defense Department provided exclusively to The Associated Press show. The abuse is committed most often by male enlisted troops, according to the data, followed by family members.

The figures offer greater insight into the sexual abuse of children committed by service members, a problem of uncertain scale due to a lack of transparency into the military’s legal proceedings. With more than 1 million military dependents, the number of cases appears statistically small. But for a profession that prides itself on honor and discipline, any episodes of abuse cast a pall.



The enemedia strikes again

The media’s latest stunt in their desperate and unhinged campaign to save their Muslim victimhood narrative and blame-America-for-jihad is their headlines blaring that Trump is featured in a newly released Islamic savage video. The not-so-subtle implication is that criticism of jihad and/or sharia causes jihad terror. The not-so-subtle accusation is that jihad-terror is our fault.

But the fact is that Hillary is in this video as well. This is more of the media’s self-enforcing sharia. In Islam, lying is permissible to advance Islam, otherwise known astaqiyya. Lying by omission iskitman. In Islamic jurisprudence kitmān (كتمان “secrecy, concealment”) is a subfield of Ḥiyal (the practice of deception or legal trickery).

Here’s a sampling:



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Two Weeks After Release, Arab Girl Tries to Stab Again

An indictment was filed Monday against a 15-year-old Arab girl for two counts of attempted murder and two counts of possession of a knife, after she tried twice to carry out deadly stabbing attacks against Jews in Jerusalem.

According to the indictment, on December 6 the terrorist minor decided to carry out a deadly stabbing attack against Jews and die during the attack, in order to become a “martyr."

The girl left her home in the morning with a Koran and a cutting board in her backpack, and headed to Damascus Gate in the Old City. Upon her arrival, she entered a store on Sultan Suleiman Street and bought a set of five knives in various sizes. Afterwards, she proceeded to the City of David compound to carry out the attack.

When she reached the compound she entered the bathroom and opened the knife kit, pulled out the biggest knife and put it in her backpack. She then sat down on a bench and looked for a suitable victim to stab to death. However, a tourist who suspected her behavior alerted security forces and they arrested her and prevented the attack.

The minor lied to police during the interrogation and claimed that she bought the knives for her home kitchen. The next day, the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court ordered her release to house arrest for two days under the supervision of her parents.

Two weeks later, the minor decided to try again.

More here

Troopers Investigating Motor Vehicle Crash

Rehoboth, DE - The Delaware State Police are currently investigating multiple motor vehicle crashes which occurred today in the area of Rehoboth, De.

The initial investigation has determined the crash occurred at 11:32 p.m. today, Monday, January 4, 2016, on SR 24 (John J. Williams Highway) in the area of the Delaware Eye Institute involving a box truck, mail truck and four other vehicles. The injuries are unknown at this time.

SR 24 westbound in the area of the crash is closed to only one lane at this time. Commuters are asked to use caution and find alternate means of travel around the scene.

Mississippi Councilman Calls for Resident to Attack Police

A Mississippi city councilman is under fire for calling for residents to throw things at police from neighboring jurisdictions entering neighborhoods in his district.

Jackson City Councilman Kenneth Stokes told multiple news outlets recently that he is tired of police from neighboring areas chasing low-level suspects into Jackson and putting children in danger.

"Let's get rocks; let's get bricks, and let's get bottles," the black Councilman told local station WJTV. "And we'll start throwing them, and then they won't come in here anymore."

He repeated the warning in an interview with The Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Jackson.

"When you have these police officers coming from other jurisdictions and they will not respect human life, then I said we should use rocks, bricks or bottles to try to get the message over: stop endangering our children," he said.

In addition to social media outrage, public officials also have taken Stokes on.

"Law Enforcement will not be intimidated by you," Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker posted on Facebook. "Any Madison county law enforcement that is attacked because of your ignorant statements, I will hold you responsible. I fully intend to contact the (Mississippi) Attorney General and inquire if your statements constitute assaults on officers by threat."


SDSU Muslim Student Assoc. Demands Ban on ‘Anti-Islamic Rhetoric’

Muslim students at the publicly funded San Diego State University are demanding that school officials create a speech code to stamp out anything that they consider Islamophobic.

The College Fix reported on Monday that the school’s Muslim Student Association created a list of demands including speech codes to stem out offensive speech, similar to the demands created by the #BlackLivesMatter movement on college campuses.

“We the Muslim Student Association at San Diego State University” called for a ban on “Islamophobic speech,” and demanded the school enact “bystander training,” “increased course work on Islam,” and granted additional funds for The Center for Intercultural Relations.


Hey, What About SBYNews? The Hill, Breitbart See Big Web Traffic Growth

Web traffic at news sites overall has declined over the past year, but political site The Hill and conservative-leaning Breitbart bucked the trend, seeing big gains in viewers.

The Hill led with a 72 percent increase, according to digital analytics firm SimilarWeb, while Breitbart showed a strong 55 percent gain.

SimilarWeb studied 114 leading publishers, who increased their visits from 9.2 million to 15.9 million, based on mobile and desktop visits.

"U.S. audiences now spend more than a tenth of their time while online reading and sharing news stories," said SimilarWeb Digital Insights Manager Joel Zand. "However the ability to generate year-over-year growth for publishers is extremely difficult in a challenging market with constant innovation and new players."

Local bike business: Beltway ride wasn’t meant to stop traffic

WASHINGTON — A vendor of T-shirts, hoodies and other merchandise promoting sport motorcycling is defending a Dec. 27 biker ride on the Beltway in Prince George’s County, Maryland that stopped traffic and alarmed motorists.

On the warm, sunny Sunday afternoon about 100 motorcycles, sport bikes and ATVs took to the road for the ride. Some of them weaved between cars, popped wheelies, burned rubber, drove in the opposite direction of traffic — temporarily bringing motorists to a halt.

Maryland State police received numerous complaints but say the bikers dispersed by the time they arrived.

Suitland-based company BikeLife did not plan the event but said the company has faced backlash ever since. In an Instagram post, the company said that a group of bikers had intended to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather.


Lot 11 B Village Down River For Sale

Somerset County Sheriff's Office Press Release 1-4-16

Natasha Lashay Collins of Painter Virginia, arrested 12-20-15 for driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving while impaired by alcohol. Collins was later released on citations pending court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by Deputies in the area of Vessey’s Orchard Rd.

Adam Christopher Earhart, Matthew Ryan Norris of Princess Anne, and a male juvenile arrested 12-20-15 for underage possession of alcohol. Deputies investigated a unoccupied truck in the area of the Mt. Vernon Fire Department, and later recovered a cooler filled with beer.

Clarence Antonio Nicholson of Crisfield, arrested 12-23-15 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Nicholson was later held on a $500.00 bond.

Donald Garry Ballard Jr. of Salisbury, arrested 12-23-15 on a warrant for a Circuit Court bench warrant.  Ballard was later held without bond.

Dawn Lynn Beauchamp of Princess Anne, criminal summons served for theft less than $1,000, and bad check charges. Beauchamp was later released on signatures pending court actions.

Rekesha Marie Austin of Princess Anne, arrested 12-29-15 for failing to comply with a peace order. Austin was later released on personal recognizance.

Kevin Lamont Tyler of Crisfield, criminal summons served 12-20-15 for theft less than $100.00. Tyler was later released on signature pending court actions.

Treyvon D’Angelo Marshall of Baltimore, arrested 1-1-16 on warrants for violation of probation, and littering. Marshall was later held on a $10,000 bond.

Alexander Darryl Dejarnette of Marion Station, arrested 1-1-16 on a warrants for violation of probation. Dejarnette was later held without bond.

What Can You Tell Me About This Old Tray?

WCSO Press Release 1-4-16

Tingle, Joseph
Incident: Flee and Elude
Date of Incident: 27 December 2015
Location: Beaglin Park Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Joseph Lamar Tingle, 31, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 27 December 2015 at 10:47 AM a deputy observed a subject later identified as Joseph Tingle, operating an off road dirt bike in the roadway near the intersection of Glen Avenue and Beaglin Park Drive in Salisbury. The deputy attempted to stop Tingle but instead of stopping, Tingle increased speed in an apparent attempt to elude the deputy. Tingle at one point ran a red light in an attempt to get away from the deputy. The deputy followed Tingle before he lost sight of him. The deputy remained in the area of Cedar Drive where he had last seen Tingle and he was ultimately found hiding behind a residence.
The deputy took Tingle into custody and transported him to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed ad taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner released Tingle on $5,000.00 unsecured bond.
Charges: Attempt to Flee and Elude, Failure to Stop at a Red Signal, Speeding, Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle and Negligent Driving

Farlow, Latrell
Incident: Assault
Date of Incident: 27 December 2015
Location: 300 block of Autumn Grove Court, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Latrell Lavon Farlow, 31, Hebron, MD
Narrative: On 27 December 2015 at 3:24 PM a deputy arrested Latrell Farlow in connection with a domestic related assault. Upon the arrival of the deputy, a female subject stated that she was embroiled in a verbal altercation with Farlow that turned physical when Farlow pushed her into the wall.
The deputy transported Farlow 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 Farlow in the Detention Center in lieu of $10,000.00 bond.
Charges: Assault 2nd Degree.


Scalia Dismisses Concept of Religious Neutrality in Speech

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the idea of religious neutrality is not grounded in the country's Constitutional traditions and that God has been good to the U.S. exactly because Americans honor him.

Scalia was speaking Saturday at Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, Louisiana.

He told the audience at the Catholic school that there is "no place" in the country's Constitutional traditions for the idea that the state must be neutral between religion and its absence.


Are You A Believer?

Women Supporting Women Welcomes New Director

For the first time in 23 years, Women Supporting Women has a new Executive Director. Alaina Van Gelder, who was born and raised in Salisbury, started in her new position with the local breast cancer organization on January 4th. Alaina graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Master’s of Science degree at Wilmington University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has worked nationally with Wells Fargo Insurance Services, among other major corporations, and brings over 15 years of business experience and knowledge to the Executive Director position at Women Supporting Women. Alaina has most recently held the position of Community Business Development Manager at Barnes & Noble in Salisbury, covering the Delmarva area.

“I thank Sue, the Board of Directors, our survivors and their loved ones for granting me the opportunity to serve our community in this way. I look forward to continuing with our mission of offering free services and support to anyone affected by breast cancer and hoping to expand by offering new programs. Women Supporting Women has helped my family tremendously and we will continue to do the great work on which the organization was founded.” Alaina said.

Her predecessor, Sue Revelle began the organization in 1993, with two other local women. Sue will remain an intricate part of the organization by working part-time at the Salisbury office as the mentoring coordinator and working closely with women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.

Women Supporting Women is a local, grass-roots non-profit organization dedicated to providing awareness, education and support to all those who are affected by breast cancer. With no national ties or funding, they rely completely on our community to help provide free services to our neighbors, friends and families right here on Delmarva. 

To learn more about WSW, visit,, or stop by one of the offices. The Salisbury office is located at 1320 Belmont Avenue, next to the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and the Ocean City office is located at 12216 Ocean Gtwy, Unit 1500 Ocean City, MD 21842.


Executive Bob Culver and Martin Fisher, President of the Wicomico County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #111, are pleased to announce that a new Agreement has been agreed upon. 

The new Agreement, which would take effect on July 01, 2016, is subject to Wicomico County Council approval. Executive Culver will submit the Agreement to the Council today.

Vacation Over, Obama Looking At Ways To Reduce Gun Violence

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hawaiian vacation over, President Barack Obama says he is energized for his final year in office and ready to tackle unfinished business, turning immediate attention to the issue of gun violence.

Obama scheduled a meeting Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss a three-month review of what steps he could take to help reduce gun violence. The president is expected to use executive action to strengthen background checks required for gun purchases.

Republicans strongly oppose any moves Obama may make, and legal fights seem likely over what critics would view as infringing on their Second Amendment rights. But Obama is committed to an aggressive agenda in 2016 even as public attention shifts to the presidential election.


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Who Had A Bigger New Years Eve Turn Out, Salisbury or Berlin?

Today's Poll Question 1-4-16

What was your New Years Resolution?

New religious sect in Montana

MSP DUI Press Release 12-28-15 Thru 1-4-16 (Berlin Barrack)

Too Late! It's Snowing In Wicomico County Right Now

Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

Boarding a plane in Israel

What a simple and brilliant idea! I particularly like the 'spare' seat announcement!!

It's hard to beat Israeli technology.... 

TEL AVIV, Israel - The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners It's an armored booth you step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on your person.

Israel sees this as a win-win situation for everyone, with none of this crap about racial profiling.

It will also eliminate the costs of long and expensive trials.

Just imagine. You're in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Shortly thereafter, an announcement:

“Attention to all standby passengers, El Al is pleased to announce a seat available on flight 670 to London.


A Viewer Writes: My Old NAVY RANT

Today has been one of the worst I have had in some time. I received an email from the daughter of probably one of my best NAVY buddies saying that he had passed away.
Thinking about him and our time together in our last command (VA-35) as well as the rest of our squadron is really breaking me up.
In the attached photo you see three of our aircraft doing a fly by of NIMITZ. We usually went to sea with 10 bombers (as in the picture) and four configured as tankers (to refuel other aircraft).Notice the Black Panther!!
The origins of VA –35 go way back before the squadron was designated VA-35. They were designated as Bombing Squadron 2 during WWII. In 2-15-50 they were officially designated ATKRON35 (VA-35).
In 1985 we had a reunion at NAS Oceans celebrating 50 years . Our patch said 1934-1984, 50 years of Naval Attack Aviation.
Look at the Black Panther again. On 1-31-1995 the Department of the Navy by direction of the Department of Defense “disestablished” VA-35 after 60 Years???? The oldest Attack Squadron in the NAVY!!!  DISESTABLISHED??? NOT DECOMMISSIONED!!???
Could it be political correctness?? BLACK PANTHERS????????????????
I know what I think!!
What a put down for all those that served VA-35 and crews lost in NAM and WWII. I remember many of the guys getting tattoos of the Black Panther!!

A Viewer Writes: Breaking News Tutti Frutti Also Closed For Business In Salisbury

Tutti Frutti, also at Seagull Shopping Center have shut the doors. 

The same owner Scott Palmer is connection to Roly Poly but 2 different businesses. Over 4 people have also lost their jobs right on New Years Day. With both business as I have stated, there are over 10 people out of work as the new year begins. What a shame and two face not to tell us in person. 

I don't think it was handled right as business owners to do this to us. 

Joe please post this so people will know both businesses closed.

Busch To Push For Expanded Voter Registration

House Speaker Michael Busch says he would push for legislation this year allowing for automatic voter registration for anyone turning 18.

Busch tells Maryland's News This Week says that the measure wouldn't necessarily increase voter participation on Election Day, but he says this would make it easier for people, particularly in minority communities to register.

On the same broadcast, Senate Minority Leader J,.B. Jennings dismissed the idea, noting it increases the possibility of fraud.

He also noted Maryland's early voting program, which doesn't necessarily increases voter participation, but just spreads it out over ten days.


Guess What Day This Year We'll See Our First Snowfall

I Don't Wanna Go Back To School!

Spot The Baby. No, The Other One.

The Good Old Days

Poor Kid

Do You Think It Would Work Here?

All My Friends Know This Too Well

Well, The Guy Is Right

Now That's Handicap Access