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Friday, May 06, 2016

Border Patrol: Heavy Drug Trafficking by Illegal Aliens in May

Border Patrol agents working in Arizona and California report that drug trafficking by illegal aliens has been very heavy in the first days before May. Yuma Sector agents arrested 43 illegal aliens and seized almost a ton of marijuana valued at approximately $1 million. Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested 58 illegal aliens and seized 1,225 pounds of marijuana. Two of these illegal aliens had been deported.

In the early hours of the weekend, Border Patrol agents patrolling the Sonoran Desert arrested seven Mexican nationals, and seized 235 pounds of marijuana. They had entered into the country illegally near Gila Bend in Maricopa County, Arizona. Agents also located more than 350 pounds of marijuana that had been abandoned.

The Sonoran Desert expands through the southwest portion of Arizona, the southeast part of California, and is in the Mexican state of Sonora.


VA Secretary says House budget plan would 'hurt veterans'

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald warned this week that House appropriators’ plan to trim $1.5 billion off his department’s annual budget request will “hurt veterans” if it becomes law.

This is the second consecutive year that House lawmakers have proposed a smaller-than-requested VA budget, albeit still a sizable increase in department spending. It’s also the second consecutive year McDonald has called the idea harmful to veterans seeking medical care and benefits.

“It will impede some critical initiatives necessary to transform VA into the high performing organization veterans deserve,” he told a crowd at a Center for Strategic and International Studies speech on Wednesday. “We’re encouraging Congress to fully fund VA at the level requested.”


McCain on tape: Trump damages my reelection hopes

'If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket,' the senator says in a recording obtained by POLITICO, 'this may be the race of my life.'

Publicly, John McCain insists Donald Trump will have a negligible effect on his campaign for reelection. But behind closed doors at a fundraiser in Arizona last month, the Republican senator and two-time presidential hopeful offered a far more dire assessment to his supporters.

“If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said, according to a recording of the event obtained by POLITICO. “If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state and in the country, you will see that it is all anti-Trump. The Hispanic community is roused and angry in a way that I've never seen in 30 years.”


Trump’s Secret Weapon: Ivanka

Call him unpredictable, a brilliant businessman, rude, refreshingly bold, or egregious, but there is one thing we should call Donald Trump: a good father. And this counts for a lot.

After hearing Ivanka talk about her father in multiple interviews, there is no question that this young woman respects and feels very close to her father.

She credits him with much of her professional success, which is quite impressive. During an interview at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women conference, Ivanka praised her father for being a good listener and leader. She said that she is the highest female executive at his business and that her professional success proves that her dad champions women.

She has a point. As a pediatrician of thirty years, I’ve studied fathers and their relationships with their children—especially their daughters. And from what Ivanka displays, it appears her father did a lot of things right.

Here’s what we know about fathers. Toddlers who have engaged fathers are better at solving puzzles. Children with fathers at home are more likely to succeed in school, are less likely to get into trouble, and endure depression or anxiety, and are more likely to have higher self-esteem. And that’s just the beginning.

More here

Paul Nehlen: Paul Ryan ‘Sold His Vote! I Absolutely Believe That’

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin primary opponent Paul Nehlen tells Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon today that he absolutely believes Paul Ryan “sold his vote” to support so called trade deals that Nehlen says are damaging to America.

Nehlen adds that 83 percent of Paul Ryan’s political fundraising comes from outside his Wisconsin district. “The vast majority comes in the form of large campaign donations from inside the D.C. Beltway…. He sold his vote. He sold his vote. The same people that are donating to his campaign want these open border initiatives. This isn’t a Free Trade deal.”

Asked if he genuinely believed Ryan sold his vote, “I absolutely believe that,” said Nehlen. “The FEC reports back me up. This isn’t my contention. This is a fact.” Nehlen also said, “Paul Ryan never won Janesville, by the way,” which is his hometown. Nehlen basically called Ryan a “good salesman” who says one thing to people at home, yet does another in Washington. He directed listeners to see his latest video at

Nehlen’s campaign launched its first ad, “Truth Resurrection” this morning.


Subject: Obama Seeks to Lower Cost of Citizenship for Lower-Income Immigrants

In a continuation of its effort to encourage eligible immigrants to become U.S. citizens, the Obama administration is proposing adjustments to the immigration benefit fee schedule that would raise the cost of some benefits but reduce naturalization fees for certain low-income immigrants.

In a rule published in the Federal Register Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security is proposing changes to the fee schedule that it says would ensure that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services — a largely fee-funded branch of DHS — can cover the cost of its immigration processing mission. The total adjustment amounts to an average 21 percent increase in the fee structure.

Largely exempt from the increases are, however, low income immigrants who wish to become U.S. citizens. Under the proposed rule, “DHS would charge a reduced fee of $320 for naturalization applicants with family income greater than 150 percent and not more than 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.”

“DHS is proposing this change to increase access to United States citizenship,” the proposed rule explains.

The allowance effectively cuts in half the current cost of naturalization — $680, including the $85 biometric fee.


Video shows undercover detectives, as they pin the 62-year-old suspect

The Federal Reserve Scam

PARENTS WIN: School Backs Off Threats Over ‘Jesus Lunches’

MIDDLETON, Wis. – The Middleton school district has voluntarily given up its daytime lease of a city park near Middleton High School, signaling its intention to stop opposing a group of local mothers who serve weekly “Jesus Lunches” at the park.

But a radical atheist organization, the Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, has vowed to continue to oppose the Jesus Lunches, because they occur close to the high school, allowing “religious messages to enter the hallways and classrooms,” according to

Middleton school Superintendent Donald Johnson sent out a mass email Tuesday, acknowledging that the school district may have no legal right to prevent the Jesus Lunches, despite the fact that it leases Fireman’s Park from the city of Middleton during school hours.

He indicated that the district was willing to end its lease of the park, so it no longer has any connection to the Jesus Lunches.

The Middleton City Council responded by accepting the cancellation of the lease at a meeting Tuesday night, according to

More here

University Pays Communist Former Black Panther $18,500 for 3-hour Appearance

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Many college and university diversity offices have sprung up in recent years, ostensibly to build stronger ties between students and faculty of different races, and help make higher education more accessible and rewarding for minority students.

But many of the people who run those offices tend to have a strong bond with the radical fringe that operates the “white privilege” movement. They are notorious for hiring radical speakers to address students and try to recruit them into their Marxist, anti-American school of thought.

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington recently provided a great example by hiring 1960s radical Angela Davis, a former member of the Black Panthers and Communist Party U.S.A., to speak to students in 2015.

Davis agreed to speak to students in a classroom setting, appear at a VIP reception, and address a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday celebration program.

For a communist who speaks openly against greed and the free enterprise system, Davis sure gets a lot of money to make a speech. UNC-Wilmington paid $18,500 for Davis to appear at the school, according to university spending records obtained through an open records request.


Snow Hill nonprofit to study medical marijuana standards

As he was authoring his application for one of the permits issued by the state to process medical marijuana last year, Barry Prichard discovered a hole in the system.

“As crucial as physicians are, they play a minor role in the process. Their job is to certify someone has a malady and is qualified for the medical marijuana program — they don’t want to run afoul of the controlled substances act,” he said. “So, if you’re a patient with chronic back pain, you take your certification to the dispensaries to see a clerk.”

The clerk, Prichard said — no matter how well trained — then works with the patient to suggest products, dosages and frequency of use.

“I find it ludicrous. It sounds fine on paper, but it’s not effective or reproducible treatment, and it might even be dangerous,” he said.


WCSO Crime Statistics April 2016

Monthly Calls

Sector 1- Salisbury, Allen, Deer Harbour, Fruitland, Fox Chase

Sector 2- Parsonsburg, Delmar

Sector 3- Delmar, Log Cabin Road, Adkins Road

Sector 4- Nanticoke, Waterview, White Haven, Tyaskin

Sector 5- Booth Street, Reservation

Sector 6- Hebron, Mardela Springs, Sharptown

Sector 7- Pittsville, Willards, Powellville

Unsure of your WCSO Sector? Click HERE to see the interactive map

Fight For $15 Group Actually Wants Minimum Wage To Go Much Higher

The leader of a group fighting to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour revealed she actually wants an increase that goes much higher, according to a video released Wednesday.

The Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC) has done a lot to advocate for the $15 minimum wage. It is one of many union-funded groups that has pushed for the policy both locally and nationally. ROC Founder Saru Jayaraman told a small group April 28 in North Carolina that $15 is not enough, and advocates should be looking to go much higher.

“If you are taking into account child care and transportation and everything that people need to live,” Jayaraman said in the video, which was provided to The Daily Caller News Foundation. “You are talking much higher $17, $21. So $15 is not a livable wage and I don’t think anyone, I hope no one is claiming that it is. I wouldn’t think that it is even here in North Carolina.” 


Judge Rejects Wicomico Student’s Excessive Force Claim

SALISBURY — In an interesting debate over excessive force and assault versus effective discipline, a federal judge last week ruled in favor of a Wicomico County Sheriff’s deputy sued by a 10-year-old elementary school student after she was briefly handcuffed following a fight on a school bus.

In January 2015, a 10-year old female East Salisbury Elementary School student assaulted another female student on a Wicomico County school bus over an incident that began when the victim stepped on the student’s foot. According to the evidence, the student first pushed the other girl and then began striking the victim with her hands several times. The incident was captured on the bus’s video surveillance and brought to the attention of the school’s administration.

As a result, each of the students was brought to the principal’s office for a review of the incident and possible discipline. The aggressor, identified in court records only as E.W., was told of the seriousness of the incident and that she was suspended from riding the bus for three days. A female Wicomico County Sheriff’s deputy, acting in her role as the school resource officer, was brought in to explain the seriousness of the attack on the school bus, but E.W. showed no remorse and appeared disinterested in any potential punishment, according to court documents.


Maryland Casinos Generate Record Revenue of $103.9 Million During April

Maryland Lottery and Gaming today announced that monthly combined revenues for the state’s casinos reached a new high of $103,891,225 in April 2016. The total surpassed the previous best month, July 2015, which saw casinos generate $98.95 million.

Maryland’s first casino opened in September 2010, and there are now five casinos operating in the state: Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in Baltimore City, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County.

“This is another great milestone for Maryland’s casinos,” said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica. “We’re looking forward to continued growth of the state’s casino industry, and of course that means more funding for important state programs.”

Casino contributions to the state go to the Maryland Education Trust Fund and also support small-, minority- and women-owned businesses, local impact grants and the state’s horse racing industry.

Hollywood Casino Perryville generated $7,010,172 from both slot machines and table games in April. Gross gaming revenue per unit per day was: $235.58 for slot machines, $2,505.23 for banking table games and $335.01 for non-banking table games. Hollywood Casino’s April 2016 revenue increased by $135,000, or 2%, from April 2015. Hollywood Casino Perryville operates 850 slot machines and 22 (12 banking and 10 non-banking) table games.


Governor Larry Hogan Holds National Day of Prayer Breakfast

“Celebrating Peace and Unity in the Community” 
Theme of the Day

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Larry Hogan today celebrated the National Day of Prayer with a prayer breakfast at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. More than 150 faith leaders from throughout the state joined him in praying for Marylanders, the state, and the country.

“Prayer is very personal, and perhaps different for each one of us. Through prayer we have the opportunity to give thanks, we can acknowledge our fears and our worries, and turn to a higher power for guidance and wisdom,” said Governor Hogan. “There are many things in life that seek to drive us apart and divide us, but today presents a special opportunity for each of us to set those things aside – and to come together in a spirit of praise and thanksgiving.”

Rev. Dr. Carletta Allen, pastor at Ashbury United Methodist Church in Annapolis, delivered the keynote address, and State Senator and Bishop C. Anthony Muse from Ark of Safety Christian Church in Upper Marlboro blessed the breakfast. Archbishop William E. Lori of the Archdiocese of Baltimore; Rabbi Batya Steinlauf, director of Social Justice and Inter-group Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington; and other religious leaders were also in attendance.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the firstThursday of May, when all faiths come together to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress that was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman

1-Month-Old Baby Dies After Being Scalded In Bath

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore police are investigating the scalding death of a one-month-old baby girl.

Detectives were called to a home in the 500 block of E. Patapsco Avenue on Wednesday for a report of a sick child.

When they arrived, police found one-month-old Elisha Watson with burns across 80 percent of her body. The newborn was taken to an hospital, where she later died.


Jeff Dunham Politically Unbalanced

Cops And Courts May 6, 2016

Wrong Way Ride Nets Drug, Weapons Bust

OCEAN CITY — A White Plains, Md. man was arrested on drug and weapons charges last week after allegedly riding a motorcycle the wrong way on Philadelphia Avenue toward a police vehicle.

Around 2:30 a.m. last Sunday, an Ocean City police officer was responding to Worcester Street for a report of two suspicious persons. The officer was heading south on Philadelphia Avenue near North Division Street when he observed a single headlight coming at him from the opposite direction. The officer slammed on his brakes to avoid a possible head-on collision with what turned out to be a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle heading north on the one-way section of Philadelphia Avenue.

The motorcycle, operated by Carl Kupniewski, 24, turned into the 7-Eleven convenience store at North Division Street and the officer observed the operator nearly fall off the bike. The officer approached Kupniewski and immediately detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage along with other evidence he was impaired.

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BREAKING: Two Seperate Shootings In Montgomery County

UPDATES  will be at the bottom of this post.

BREAKING‬: Police have confirmed two shootings in Montgomery County within a short period of time. It's unclear if they are related in any way.
3 shot at Montgomery Mall, suspect sought -->

Shooting reported outside Aspen Hill grocery store -->

BREAKING: Police have issued a wanted poster for Eulalio Tordil, the suspect in yesterday's shooting at a high school (see our post about it HERE). Police sources say they believe he is also the suspect in today's shooting at Montgomery Mall.


Montgomery County PD is seeking the public's assistance in locating a person of interest in response to multiple shootings which may or may not be related. Police have responded to a shooting at the Westfield Mall in Bethesda involving three (3) victims. Additionally, police have also responded to a shooting at the Aspen Hill Shopping Center involving one (1) victim. It is not confirmed that these two incidents and yesterday's shooting in Prince Georges County are linked.

Police are reporting that the woman shot at Giant has died.  

Police are reporting a second victim has died. 

2pm Briefing from MCP.

Montgomery County Police Department
Shootings UPDATE: Suspect IN CUSTODY in Aspen Hill area: Eulalio Tordil, age 62. Press Conference to be held. Time: To Be Determined.

Assateague Island’s Future Being Weighed As Migration Puts It At A Crossroads

ASSATEAGUE ISLAND — The harsh realities of sea level rise and climate change have forced Assateague Island National Seashore to admit that it is at a proverbial crossroads.

Yet, as the beloved local and federally owned landmark enjoys its 50th anniversary, it also faces real questions about its future. Over the course of the last 90 days, the public took the opportunity to speak out in full voice about the various alternatives outlined in the General Management Plan.

Assateague Island National Seashore Superintendent Deborah Darden sat down with The Dispatch this week to talk about a lively public comment period and how the plan for the future of Assateague could be shaped by both Mother Nature’s wrath and the general public’s wishes.

Q: There’s been much conversation over the course of the past 90 days about the future of Assateague Island. Before we get into the details of it all, was it surprising how the conversation, thanks largely to social media, went from a calm plan for the future to something that resembled a bit of mass hysteria as word spread that something so beloved like the National Seashore could allegedly be “going away?”


Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV gave life rescuing others from ISIS

Special Warfare Operator First Class Charles H Keating's IV Angel flight just arrived at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware .

When a team of less than a dozen U.S. military advisers came under attack in Iraq Tuesday from more than 100 ISIS fighters, Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV was part of the force sent in to rescue them.

All the advisers made it back. Keating, a decorated combat veteran and star athlete who decided to enlist after the 9/11 attacks, did not.

Providing new details Wednesday about the operation that took the life of the grandson of prominent financier and World War II pilot Charles Keating Jr., Coalition spokesman Col. Steve Warren said that the clash between ISIS and the Kurdish Peshmerga forces the advisers were assisting was "a big fight, one of the largest we've seen recently."

U.S.-Funded Study: Mass Immigration from Mexico Ended, Border Enforcement Has Backfired

Mass immigration from Mexico has ended, an escalation of border enforcement has backfired and the greatest need now is a path to legal status for the 11 million illegal immigrants who are already in the United States, according to a new study funded by the governments of both countries. The findings, in the midst of a border migration crisis that includes Islamic terrorists, could lead some to wonder what the taxpayer-funded researchers were smoking when they compiled this one.

It’s no joke, though. Not only has mass immigration from Mexico ended, it won’t be coming back, according to the college professor in charge of this affair. His name is Douglas S. Massey, an Ivy League sociology and public affairs teacher who co-directs the Mexican Migration Project (MMP), which is partially funded by Uncle Sam through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). With a headquarters in Guadalajara, Mexico MMP strives to further understand the complex process of Mexican migration to the United States. Massey attributes what he has determined to be the end of mass immigration from Mexico to the “decline of Mexican fertility from 6.5 children per woman in the 1960s to around 2.2 children today.” It’s time to shift from a policy of immigration suppression to one of immigration management, according to Massey and his fellow academics.

Their recent study is titled “Why Border Enforcement Backfired,” a collaborative effort between American researchers and their Mexican counterparts at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, a publicly-funded education center specializing in social science. Besides the government cash that regularly flows to the MMP, the study itself got an infusion of taxpayer dollars from the NICHD which operates under the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency which annually doles out tens of billions of dollars to hundreds of thousands of researchers at universities and institutions around the globe. Established in 1962 under President John F. Kennedy, NICHD has a monstrous budget of its own ($1.3 billion in 2015) and distributes quite a bit of money to causes that seem to follow leftist protocol.


Chinese boy born with 31 fingers and toes; parents hope for surgery

Meet Hong Hong. He's almost 4 months old, lives in China and has 31 fingers and toes.

That's not a typo. The boy was born in January with 15 fingers and 16 toes in Pingjiang County in Hunan province. He also has two palms on each hand and no thumbs.

Doctors diagnosed Hong Hong with polydactylism, a congenital condition that happens in humans, dogs and cats, giving them extra fingers and toes. Polydactyly is a pretty common condition, affecting about one in every 1,000 live births, according to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Often, the extra digits are removed surgically. Hong Hong's parents are trying to raise enough money so their son can undergo the life-changing operation.

Man arrested in Delaware on charges of making high-quality ID, Social Security cards

An Agent from the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement recently received a report that a person in the Georgetown area was manufacturing the cards at his residence.

These cards were reported to be of identical design to those being issued by the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles.

Agents later identified Pascual V. Perez-Domingo of Shady Rest Lane in Milton as a suspect after an undercover purchase of the cards.

On May 5th,, agents executed a search warrant at Perez-Domingo’s residence.


State Police Detectives Continue Investigation into Western Sussex County Homicides

Sussex County, DE - The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is continuing their investigation into two separate active homicide investigations in western Sussex County.

In the most recent case, troopers were called to the 20000 block of Conrail Road around 12:41 a.m., Thursday January 7, 2016, by a 53-year-old female resident for a report of subjects breaking into the house and shots fired. Upon their arrival, a 35-year-old male victim, who was a guest at the home, was located in the kitchen area suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Sussex County Paramedics arrived shortly thereafter and pronounced the victim, who was later identified as James F. Dickerson, deceased. After shooting Dickerson, the suspects fled the residence in an unknown direction. The female, and three other male residents who reside there, were uninjured in the incident.

An autopsy conducted by the Delaware Division of Forensic Science ruled the death a homicide by gunshot wound to the head. No further suspect information has been developed at this time and detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying any potential suspect(s).

Tow Truck Driver Shows Up to Help Stranded Motorist When He Sees Sticker on Her Car That Makes Him Drive Away: ‘Call the Government’

A North Carolina tow truck driver recently took a controversial stand after he was dispatched to pick up a woman stranded on the side of I-26 in Asheville, but there was just one problem for the tow truck driver — the car was covered in stickers supporting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

According to WHNS-TV, Kenneth Shupe, a self-described “conservative Christian” who supports presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, was sent to give the unidentified woman a ride Monday, but once he arrived at her location and saw that her car was covered with “a bunch of Bernie Sanders stuff,” Shupe politely told the woman that she was “obviously a socialist” and encouraged her to “call the government” for a tow instead.

“Every business dealing in recent history with a socialist-minded person I have not gotten paid,” Shupe told WHNS. “Every time I deal with these people I get ‘Berned’ with an ‘e’ not a ‘u.’”


SFD: Retired Deputy Chief and Life Member Lee Maczis has answerred his last alarm

It is with the deepest regrets that the members of Salisbury Fire Co #2 announce that Retired Deputy Chief and Life Member Lee Maczis answered his last alarm. 

Chief Maczis joined the department later in his life in October of 1968 as a volunteer. He then transitioned to a career member where he then proceeded to climb through the ranks to Deputy Chief before retiring in 1995. 

Lee was known for his attention to detail, a trait that could be attributed to his service in the Navy. Lee was truly dedicated to and loved the fire service. 

After his retirement he was a regular at the firehouse and you could nearly set your watch by his arrival. He loved to sit and join in the brotherhood around the coffee table. Lee will be missed and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Olney fire chief reacts to firefighter arrested for arson

ONLEY, Va. (WAVY) — A firefighter with Onley Fire-Rescue has been arrested and charged following an investigation into several suspicious fires.

Fire Chief Chris Davis and Virginia State Police confirmed to 10 On Your Side Thursday that Brandon Haynes was arrested and charged. Davis said the department responded to “an unusually high amount of fire-related incidents” during the winter of 2015/2016.

Chief Davis said he suspected the person(s) starting the fires was a member of the fire service, possibly his own.

“We made lots of responses to working fires,” said David. “And we were first to arrive, you start adding those things up, it just doesn’t line up with what would be normal.”

Virginia State Police was called in to investigate. The chief confirmed none of the fires were occupied structures; they involved abandoned homes, buildings, cars and hay.


Wicomico Utilizes Breath Test At Prom To Confirm Alcohol Use

BERLIN– Six students and one college student were thrown out of James M. Bennett High School’s annual prom in Wicomico County last week for failing breathalyzer tests after being suspected of consuming alcohol.

Five seniors, one junior and a college student, who was the guest of a current student at James M. Bennett high, were told to leave the event after failing the breathalyzer test, according to Wicomico County Board of Education Spokeswoman Tracy Sahler.

“A breath-testing device was used, and the device confirmed that alcoholic beverages had been consumed,” said Sahler. “The students were not allowed to remain at prom, and parents of the high school students were contacted to pick them up.”

In a statement released by Wicomico County’s Board of Education, it outlined the possible punishments that may be facing the students.

“The Code of Conduct prohibits alcohol use or possession by students as a violation of public health and safety, and mandates a minimum penalty of five days of suspension plus five hours of mandatory counseling and 45 days of suspension from extracurricular activities,” the statement read.


Editor's Note: This article gives a little more information than the release from Wicomico County Schools. 

Democrats attack Gov. Larry Hogan, say he's silently endorsing Trump

BALTIMORE —The national Democratic Governors Association is going after Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, accusing him of silently supporting presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The DGA is lumping Hogan in with eight other governors and dubbing them "The Silent 9."

Hogan is a man of few words regarding Trump. For example, the governor told The Associated Press in March, "I'm not a Trump fan. I don't think he should be the nominee."

But local and national Democrats say that's not enough. They said by failing to speak out and declaring Trump a danger to his party, the state and the country, Hogan is helping him.

"Absolutely, it is a silent endorsement. By doing nothing, he caused the outcome," said Patrick Murray, executive director of the Maryland state Democratic Party. "Frankly, Larry Hogan had ample opportunity to convince Maryland Republicans that Donald Trump is dangerous for our state and our country. He didn't take those opportunities."


Maryland research lab works to keep soldiers safe

ABERDEEN, Md. —Thousands of U.S. troops are serving overseas, and many are in danger every day.

A lab in Maryland is working to keep them safe.

Inside the Army Research Laboratory at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, innovation meets protection.

"We actually think of it as soldier survivability," Dr. Shawn Walsh, a team leader with Agile Manufacturing, said. "Soldiers need to be able to see, they need to be able to hear, they need to be able to run."

That often means developing protective gear for soldiers that provides extra support for heavier impact.


Obama Commutes the Prison Sentences of 58 Federal Convicts, Including 18 Who Were Given Life Sentences

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Thursday commuted the prison sentences of 58 federal convicts, including 18 who were given life sentences.

The action is part of a broader effort to overhaul the criminal justice system and ease punishments for nonviolent drug offenders.

Most whose sentences were cut short are now due out on Sept. 2, though some will be released over the next two years.


Trump Hits Back, Responds to Paul Ryan With Blunt Statement

Donald Trump returned fire to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) Thursday afternoon, responding to the Wisconsin Republican announcement that he was not yet ready to back the billionaire’s candidacy.

“I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan’s agenda,” Trump said in a statement. “Perhaps in the future we can work together and come to an agreement about what is best for the American people.”

“They have been treated so badly for so long that it is about time for politicians to put them first!” the real estate mogul added.


Donald Trump Draws 12,000 at Campaign Rally in West Virginia, Talks Coal and General Election

Presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of more than 12,000 people in West Virginia at the Charleston Civic Center on Thursday night.

It was his first campaign rally since being declared the presumed Republican nominee after winning the Indiana primary on Tuesday.

“I want the primaries to keep going,” Trump told the crowd, saying it’s no fun this way as the only one. “Save your vote, you know you don’t have to vote anymore. Save your vote for the general election in November.”

“We’re going to put the miners back to work. We’re going to get those mines open!” Trump promised, pumping up the crowd.

“Over the past six-and-a-half years of the Obama Administration, West Virginia’s coal industry has seen production decline by 29 percent,” West Virginia Coal Association president Bill Raney noted. “Direct mining employment has dropped from 23,000 to just 14,000 and tax collections are now falling.”


2016 Hebron Fireman's Carnival Starts Wednesday May 18, 2016

The 2016 Hebron Fireman's Carnival will start on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Kitchen opens at 6:30 pm and rides open at 7:15 pm. The following is a list of dates/weeks that the 2016 Hebron Fireman's Carnival will be open (weather permitted).

May 18, 19, 20, 21
May 25, 26, 27, 28
June 23, 24, 25
June 29, 30, July 1, 2
July *4*, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (July 4th times are 5 pm - 9 pm, Fireworks at 9:30 pm)

Please visit this website for further information as it becomes available.


Salisbury, MD … Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver has announced that the County will not be holding a tax sale in 2016. “After reviewing the expenses vs. net income from last year’s tax sale plus the added financial costs to taxpayers to redeem their property once it is scheduled for sale, we have decided it is in everyone’s best interest not to hold a tax sale this year.”

State law does not require a sale each year. Section 14-808 of the Tax Property Article mandates a tax sale no later than 2 years from the date taxes are in arrears.

“Not holding a tax sale this year does not mean the taxes owed are waived,” said Culver. “Tax sales are expensive for the County and the property owner. By working with the taxpayers, we are hoping more will find a way to make their payments, saving the County money as well as ultimately themselves.”

“Taxpayers who are already struggling to pay property tax incur added expense when trying to redeem their property from scheduled sale. The additional costs depend on which point in the process the redemption occurs. Interest, penalties, advertising and attorney’s fees can be significant on top of the owed tax,” added Culver.

The Wicomico County Department of Finance is currently in the process of sending out final notices to delinquent taxpayers. The list of unpaid property tax will be published after May 6th.

“We are hoping that we receive a good response from our final mailing,” said Leslie Lewis, Finance Director. “We want struggling taxpayers to know that we are willing to work with them on payment. They can make daily or monthly payments on their tax balance if need be,” Lewis added. “The Executive’s goal is to encourage delinquent and non-delinquent taxpayers to contact the local State assessment office (410-713-3560) to inquire what credits, if any, are available”.

For more information, contact the County Executive’s Office at 410-548-4801 or the Finance Department at 410-548-4840.

WCHD offers free training classes for anti-overdose drug

Looking for new ways to address the spread of illegal opioid use, which, has contributed to an increase in heroin and other opioid overdoses, the Worcester County Health Department recently began conducting a series of classes on how to administer the life-saving drug, Naloxone.

Kim Poole, a behavioral health and addictions program worker with the Worcester County Health Department, explained the process during a training session at the Ocean Pines Library last Wednesday.

She said overdose-related fatalities have surpassed motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of “injury-related accidental death” in the U.S., averaging 105 each day.

Naloxone is used to treat those overdoses by reversing the effects of using harmful amounts of opioids.

“The opiate receptors in the body have a higher affinity [for naloxone]. They love naloxone more than they love heroin,” she said. “Basically, heroin is going to get knocked off the receptors and the naloxone is going to take hold, so it’s going to then reverse the overdose situation.”

Opioids can reattach, however, meaning repeated naloxone doses may have to be given.


FDA Brings E-Cigarettes Under Federal Authority

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday released long-awaited rules that bring the burgeoning industry under federal oversight.

The changes will limit e-cigarette sales to minors and require new health warnings. In a shift vigorously opposed by the industry, manufacturers must seek federal permission to continue marketing all e-cigarettes launched since 2007, making up the vast majority of the market.

Most companies will have to submit premarket applications that will undergo review to assess their impact on the "public health." Those that don't submit the required information or don't meet federal standards would have their products removed from the market.


First baby drop-off box for unwanted newborns installed in Indiana

WOODBURN, Ind. (AP) — A Safe Haven Baby Box where mothers can drop off unwanted newborns anonymously with emergency help moments away is now available in northeastern Indiana.

The padded, climate-controlled container was dedicated Tuesday at the Woodburn Volunteer Fire Department about 15 miles east of Fort Wayne near the Ohio state line. It’s on an exterior wall of the fire station.

The Knights of Columbus of Indiana will pay for the first 100 baby boxes, which cost $1,500 to $2,000 each, said Monica Kelsey, a volunteer with the fire department who has been advocating for baby boxes in Indiana for several years.

A second one was dedicated Thursday in Michigan City.

The boxes are equipped with a security system that notifies emergency personnel when a baby is dropped off. Emergency responders can get to the child within minutes.


Police: Federal employee shot estranged wife outside Md. high school

BELTSVILLE, MD (WUSA9) – Prince George's County police have identified the man they say shot and killed a woman outside High Point High School in Beltsville as a federal employee.

According to Prince George's County police, Eulalio Tordil shot and killed his estranged wife Gladys Tordil while she was picking up her children at the high school.

An investigation found that Eulalio Tordil, 62, followed his estranged wife onto school property. Once they both arrived at the school, police say Eulalio Tordil got out of his car and confronted Gladys Tordil, 44, while she was still in her SUV.

A male bystander noticed the confrontation and walked to investigate what was happening. Eventually, Eulalio Tordil shot the bystander before shooting his estranged wife multiple times while she sat in her SUV, police say.


Update: Berlin Fire EMS Dispatched To Frontier Town

Child is expected to make a full recovery. He was released from Johns Hopkins Pediatric Center Monday and is home doing what 4 year olds do. The skin is healing great. He is responding to treatment better than expected. No airway or ocular issues occurred. No surgery was necessary.

Due to the amazing efforts of the pediatric burn team at Hopkins, he is expected to heal with little to no scaring. The quick actions of his parents, the Berlin Fire Department, and the crew on MSP Trooper 4, helped stabilize the patient quickly. Surgery wasn’t necessary.

Btw, He was taken to Johns Hopkins Pediatric, not Bayview.

His Dad.

$90,000 Impacts Lower Shore Nonprofits

$90,000 will be disbursed amongst 25 nonprofit programs in the Lower Shore region. The programs funded will cover a broad range of community needs ranging from youth projects, to the arts, therapeutic services, conservation, and much more.

“Responding to the changing needs in our community is a key strength of the Community Foundation,” states Community Foundation President Erica Joseph. “Our local nonprofit partners are tackling a variety of issues in our region and we are proud to support their efforts.”

The semi-annual Community Needs Grant Program benefits organizations serving the Lower Shore, with a $5,000 maximum award per nonprofit. Applicants must be 501c3 nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations providing non-sectarian programs, or eligible programs within government agencies serving citizens on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. The next deadline for CNG grant applications is August 1st.

Grants were awarded to the following nonprofit programs:


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Grandpa The Gambler

The IRS decides to audit Grandpa, and summons him to the IRS office. The auditor was not surprised when Grandpa showed up with his attorney.

The auditor said, "Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no full-time employment, which you explain by saying that you win money gambling. I'm not sure the IRS finds that believable."

"I'm a great gambler, and I can prove it," says Grandpa. "How about a demonstration?"

The auditor thinks for a moment and said, "Okay. Go ahead."

Grandpa says, "I'll bet you a thousand dollars that I can bite my own eye."

The auditor thinks a moment and says, "It's a bet."

Worcester County Encourages CodeRED Signups

SNOW HILL – County officials are encouraging residents to be better prepared for potential disasters with participation in a new emergency notification system.

Worcester County officials would like to see more residents sign up for CodeRED, the mass notification system now being used by the county. The program delivers messages to participants via telephone, text or email in the event of an emergency.

“It will help them be better prepared and ready to respond in an emergency situation,” said Fred Webster, Worcester County’s director of emergency services.

According to Webster, the county began using the CodeRED system in August. It replaced the notification system the county had used for the past seven years, for which just 1,000 of the county’s 55,000 residents registered.


Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Press Release

On Saturday May 7th members of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office along with many other Law Enforcement agencies from the eastern shore of Maryland, will travel to Camp E.S.P.A. in Eldorado Maryland to honor the sacrifices of officers who have died in the line of duty.

The camp which is owned and operated by the Eastern Shore Police Association. The camp helps to assure that many of the underprivileged and at risk children of the Eastern Shore have an opportunity to spend part of their summer learning new things, while at the same time having a good time.

The camp is home to the Eastern Shore Police Officer Memorial.

A ceremony will take place at approximately 1200 at the memorial.

The Worcester County Sheriff’s office has lost two Deputies in the line of duty. The first was William Outten shot and killed while trying to serve a warrant in 1759. The second was Brian Heller who was killed in a traffic crash while responding to assist a fellow Deputy who was dealing with a person who was exhibiting signs of a mental illness.

A new memorial will be unveiled at Camp E.S.P.A. honoring Law Enforcement K-9s that have perished while performing their law enforcement duties.

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office lost K-9 Ike in 2014.

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Judicial Watch Uncovers More Hillary Clinton Emails Withheld from State Department

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch has released new State Department emails (one batch of 103 pages, the second of 138 pages) that again appear to contradict statements by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department and that she did not use her system until March 18, 2009.

Judicial Watch recently released Clinton State Department emails dating from February 2009 that also call into question her statements about her emails.

The documents were obtained by Judicial Watch in response a court order in a May 5,2015, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the State Department, after it failed to respond to a March 18 FOIA request (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00684)). The lawsuit seeks:
Emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013 using a non-“” email address.

Many of the documents predate March 18, 2009, go back as far as January, and were not turned over by Clinton to the State Department from her non-government server. The emails cover topics such as: her schedule and travel plans; criticisms of Clinton by Richard Gere; Afghanistan; U.S. financial aid and security concerns for several Pacific Islands; the recommendation for a health care system overhaul; and food security.

Other previously unreleased emails are dated March 18, 2009, despite suggestions by Clinton that she had turned over emails with that date.

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The Republican Horse Race Is Over, and Journalism Lost

Wrong, wrong, wrong — to the very end, we got it wrong.

Just a couple of weeks ago, political prognosticators in television and print media were describing Indiana as the “most important test” for Donald J. Trump and a “firewall” where Ted Cruzshould do well.” It was one of those states Mr. Cruz could have used to force the likely — if not “guaranteed” — prospect of a contested convention in Cleveland, where, boy, were we in for a spectacular show.

Still more recently — as in Tuesday — the data journalist Nate Silver, who founded the FiveThirtyEight website, gave Hillary Clinton a 90 percent chance of beating Bernie Sanders in Indiana. Mr. Sanders won by a comfortable margin of about five percentage points.

You can continue to blame all the wrong calls this year on new challenges in telephone polling when so many Americans — especially the young — do not have landlines and are therefore hard to track down. Or you can blame the unpredictability of an angry and politically peripatetic electorate.

But in the end, you have to point the finger at national political journalism..

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