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Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Woman calls police over drug dealer’s ‘outrageous’ price hike

A woman called police in Australia on Sunday to complain about an “outrageous” price hike on marijuana in her community.

The Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services said in a Facebook post it was one of the most “unusual” calls authorities have received.

According to police, the woman said she was compelled to call after her drug dealer demanded more money than usual for her marijuana purchase.


Feds Still In Coverup Over Fort Lauderdale Shooting

Fort Lauderdale Airport shooter indicted on murder charges, faces death penalty

Fort Lauderdale airport shooter Esteban Santiago told federal agents after carrying out his deadly rampage that he was “hearing voices,” under “government mind control” and “participating in jihadi chat rooms online” — but, at least for now, he’s not being charged with a terrorist act.

A federal grand jury on Thursday returned an indictment that includes no accusation that he was supporting a foreign terrorist group like the Islamic State, as he had suggested to FBI agents in Alaska and after the shooting. They have found no evidence on his computer, smart phone or elsewhere to support the claims he made in a confession-like statement.

Instead, the grand jury charged the 26-year-old military veteran with killing five people and injuring six others during the Jan. 6 shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The 22-count indictment is similar to the complaint filed along with his arrest three weeks ago.

The grand jury also adopted “special findings” to seek the death penalty for Santiago’s multiple murders, but that decision will ultimately rest with the U.S. attorney general. If capital punishment were dropped as an option, the New Jersey-born and Puerto Rico-raised Santiago would still face a life prison sentence.

His arraignment is scheduled for Monday in Fort Lauderdale federal court.

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‘Go Red’ Event To Spotlight Women’s Heart Health

SNOW HILL — Health departments and two hospitals in the tri-county area are partnering together next month for an event that focuses on women’s heart health.

Kat Gunby, prevention coordinator with the Worcester County Health Department, said the annual event, entitled “Go Red for Women” is part of a national campaign to raise awareness of heart disease.

“More and more people are becoming aware of heart disease and hypertension,” she said. “It truly is a silent killer, especially in women.”

Heart disease accounted for more than 27 percent of fatalities in Worcester County from 2012 to 2014 and is the leading cause of death among residents, according to Gunby.

During that same time period, the average prevalence rate among Worcester County residents was 16.7 percent, double the state average of 7.5 percent.


Pelosi Accuses Republicans of 'Exploiting' Religion, the American Flag

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) accused Republicans of "exploiting" religion on MSNBC's Morning Joe on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration.

Pelosi sat down with hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough to discuss President Trump's inauguration, and the conversation turned to Democrats feeling culturally disconnected with the American people.

"There is a feeling that there's a disconnect between today's Democratic party and white working class voters," Scarborough said, referring to religion as the disconnect.

"How do they reconnect with a Middle America who feels like sometimes they're looked down upon because of their faith or their values?" Scarborough asked.

Pelosi explained that Democrats are in fact people of faith and claimed Republicans "prey" on the American people.

"I say they pray on church on Sunday and prey on people the rest of the week," Pelosi said.


HIGH COURT PICK: Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

President Trump has announced federal Judge Neil Gorsuch as his choice for the Supreme Court, in his highest-profile nomination to date – and one sure to touch off a fierce Senate debate in the weeks ahead.

Gorsuch, 49, serves on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

Trump’s choice, if confirmed, would take the seat that has remained vacant since Justice Antonin Scalia died nearly a year ago. The nominee was among Trump’s original list of 21 potential choices circulated during the presidential campaign.


Justice Sotomayor says universities need more diversity

ANN ARBOR, Mich. —U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday said future diversity on college campuses is a key to diversifying society at large, noting that the number of black students at the University of Michigan is a "real problem."

Sotomayor received an honorary degree and participated in a forum about the future of university communities as part of a series of events this year celebrating the University of Michigan's bicentennial.

Sotomayor, the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court and daughter of Puerto Rican-born parents, was asked by a moderator what a university will need to look like in the years ahead to be inclusive and innovative.

"It's going to look a lot like Michigan," she said to applause, "but with even greater diversity."


Perdue Associates Raise $22,337 For Wicomico County March of Dimes

SALISBURY, MD — Perdue Farms’ associates from the Salisbury, Md., processing plant and the corporate office raised a combined $22,337 for the 2016 Wicomico County March of Dimes campaign to support the March of Dimes’ fight against premature birth and birth defects. Since 2001, Perdue associates have contributed more than $380,000 to support March of Dimes of Wicomico County.

“It is my pleasure to announce that Perdue Farms has taken on the charge of improving the health of babies here on the Eastern Shore as a top team for 2016 March for Babies,” said Wendy Jarrett, March of Dimes Development Specialist. “These funds are used for research, community grants, programming materials and furthering education to our hospitals, health departments and the families they serve. We could not be happier to have a partner such as Perdue that continues to support our mission of giving every baby a fighting chance.”

The Wicomico County March for Babies was held in April 2016 at the Salisbury Moose Family Center in Salisbury. The 2017 Wicomico March for Babies will be held on Sunday, April 23.

“Perdue’s March of Dimes teams have worked hard all year raising much-needed funds to support their mission to end premature birth and birth defects,” said Megan Moore, Perdue Corporate March of Dimes campaign coordinator. “Perdue has a long history of supporting this organization in the communities where we live and work and the support we receive from our associates and the community each year is amazing.”

“The Salisbury plant has a long history of supporting the March of Dimes in their effort for healthier babies,” said Jack Trader, 2016 Salisbury plant March of Dimes campaign coordinator. “We are proud to be part of that effort.”

Perdue associates support March of Dimes through simple payroll deduction and also through various fundraisers held throughout the year, such as March of Dimes’ signature fundraiser, Blue Jeans for Babies®, a fundraiser where associates donate money to wear jeans and dress casual for work. The teams also raise money holding various raffles.
Perdue Farms’ Salisbury, Md. associates raised $22,337 for the 2016 Wicomico County March of Dimes campaign. From left to right are Jim Perdue, chairman, Jack Trader, Salisbury plant 2016 March of Dimes campaign coordinator, Megan Moore, corporate March of Dimes campaign coordinator, and Wendy Jarrett, community specialist with March of Dimes.

WCSO Press Releases Jan. 31, 2017

White, Kevin L.
Incident: Possession of a Stolen Handgun
Date of Incident: 29 January 2017
Location: 600 block of Cook Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Kevin L. White, 41, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 29 January 2016 at 10:40 PM, a deputy responded to a reported disturbance at a residence in the 600 block of Cook Drive in Salisbury. Upon arrival, the deputy met the individuals involved including Kevin White. While on scene the deputy observed that White was shouting and acting in a disorderly manner. The deputy would observe White in possession of a small zip up bag that was open and furthermore observed what the deputy recognized as a handgun in this bag
Upon inspection of the handgun the deputy discovered that not only was it loaded, but that it had been reported stolen in Delaware. A subsequent check of White’s background revealed that he was prohibited from possession of a firearm due to a previous criminal conviction.
The deputy placed White under arrest and he was transported to the Central Booking Unit where he was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, the Commissioner detained White in the Detention Center without bond
Charges: Possession of a concealed deadly weapon, Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Disorderly Conduct.

Wixon, Kendall
Incident: Wanted Subject
Date of Incident: 28 January 2017
Location: 1600 block of Waconia Drive, Salisbury, MD
Suspect: Kendall Chloe Wixon, 28, Salisbury, MD
Narrative: On 28 January 2016 at 12:16 PM a deputy responded to an address in the 1600 block of Waconia Drive and located a wanted subject, Kendall Wixon, there. Wixon was being sought on a District Court Bench Warrant that was issued after she failed to appear for a Driving Suspended case.
The deputy placed Wixon under arrest and transported her to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, Wixon was released by the Commissioner on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Failure to Appear

Briddelle, Spencer
Incident: Wanted Subject
Date of Incident: 27 January 2017
Location: Regnault Street and Richardson Avenue, Willards, MD
Suspect: Spencer Jean Briddelle, 26, Delmar, DE
Narrative: On 27 January 2016 at 3:23 PM a deputy was conducting traffic enforcement in the town of Willards when he stopped a vehicle operated by Spencer Briddelle. Upon stopping the vehicle, the deputy discovered that Briddelle was wanted on a District Court Bench Warrant that was issued back in 2014 after Briddelle failed to appear for a theft case.
The deputy placed Briddelle under arrest and transported her to the Central Booking Unit where she was processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. Following an initial appearance, Briddelle was released by the Commissioner on Personal Recognizance.
Charges: Failure to Appear

Meltdown at the EPA

And not the nuclear kind: The agency’s junk-science promoters are flipping out. 

In his recently released and timely book, Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA, author Steve Milloy says this about the Environmental Protection Agency: 

The EPA has over the course of the last 20 years marshaled its vast and virtually unchallenged power into an echo chamber of deceptive science, runaway regulations and fatally flawed research derived from unethical human experiments. The EPA’s conduct runs the gamut from subtle statistical shenanigans to withholding key scientific data, from seeking to rubberstamp baseless research data to illegally spraying diesel exhaust up the noses of unsuspecting children and other vulnerable populations.

Milloy, who runs the website, has chronicled the scientific and bureaucratic abuse at the EPA for two decades, and he is thrilled by President Trump’s plans to finally reform the EPA. “I can think of no agency that has done more pointless harm to the U.S. economy than the EPA — all based on junk science, if not out-and-out science fraud,” Milloy told me. “I am looking forward to President Trump’s dramatically shrinking the EPA by entirely overhauling how the remaining federal EPA uses science.”


Suspects Sought in Wicomico County Homicide – Up To $2,000 Reward Offered

January 31, 2017

(Salisbury, MD) – As Maryland State Police continue to investigate a homicide in Wicomico County on the night of December 26, 2016 that claimed the life of a 31 year old man, a reward of up to $2,000 is offered for any information that may lead to the arrest of a suspect involved.

The victim, identified as James Edward Joyce, 31, of Salisbury, was pronounced dead while in route to Peninsula Regional Medical Center the night of the incident. The autopsy report ruled his death as homicide by gunshot wound. Investigators remain uncertain whether the victim was the intended target during the home invasion.

The second victim, identified as Joyce’s mother, Hilda Barkley, 56, of Salisbury, sustained two gunshot wounds. She was treated for her injuries at Peninsula Regional Medical Center and later released.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Monday, December 26, 2016, police officers from the Salisbury City Police Department were flagged down in the area of the 700 block of Baker Street in Salisbury by an individual who reported the shooting inside a nearby two-story apartment on Baker Street in Salisbury. The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was called by the Salisbury City Police Department to lead the investigation.

Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit and the Salisbury City Police Department continue to obtain additional information. Police believe there may be more than one suspect involved in this incident.

Anyone with information about this shooting is urged to contact Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at 410-548-1776. A reward of up to $2,000 is offered for information that leads investigators to the arrest of those responsible for this murder. Callers may remain confidential.

The investigation continues…

Gas price decline continues as US production increases

Gas prices on the East Coast continued to fall over the past week as U.S. oil production increases, Wilmington-based AAA Mid-Atlantic reported.

The average gas price in Delaware dropped to $2.22 a gallon, a drop of eight cents below the previous week, but well above the dirt-cheap, $1.76 figure of a year ago.

The Capitol Trail-Kirkwood Highway area east of Newark continued to have the lowest prices at the pump with one station coming in at $2.10 a gallon.

The national average price of $2.28 per gallon represents a decrease of three cents per gallon on the week, two cents per gallon on the month, and an increase of 47 cents per gallon as compared to one year ago. The downward trend in pump prices is typical for winter months.


Somerset County Sheriff's Office reports most recent arrests

Douglas Alan Vanbenthuysen of Sayre Pennsylvania, arrested 1-8-17 for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, driving an unregistered vehicle, and failure to control speed to avoid a collision. Vanbenthuysen was later released on signature pending court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic accident investigation on College Backbone Rd, and Mosely Briggs Rd.

Nathaniel Dewayne Merrill of Crisfield, arrested 1-13-17 for disorderly conduct, failure to obey a lawful order, and disturbing the peace. Merrill was later released on citations pending court actions. The arrest was the result of a disturbance call in the area of Nutters Apartment Complex, Princess Anne.

Wendy Hope Firebaugh of Marion, arrested 1-15-17 for driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol, and consuming alcohol while operating a vehicle. Firebaugh was later released on signature pending court actions. The arrest was the result of a disabled vehicle in a ditch call, in the area of William Maddox Rd, Crisfield.

Gregory Lamont Cottman of Princess Anne, arrested 1-18-17 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Cottman was later held on a $500.00 bond.

Rashi Ammond Washington of Fruitland, arrested 1-18-17 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Washington was later held on a $500.00 bond.

Tiffany Dawn Wilson of Princess Anne, arrested 1-27-17 on warrants for CDS possession, not marijuana, altering physical evidence, and possession of CDS equipment. Wilson was later released on a unsecured bond.

Walter John Meck Jr. of Westover, arrested 1-28-17 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Meck was later held on a $500.00 bond.

Aurora Lopez Cardenas of Marion arrested 1-29-17 on a warrant regarding stalking. Lopez was later released on personal recognizance.

Tracey Whittington Colbert of Crisfield, arrested 1-29-17 on a warrant through the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. Colbert was later released to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Sara Ann Gordon of Princess Anne, arrested 1-29-17 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Gordon was later held on bond.

Google Engineer Starts Viral Conspiracy Theory That Trump Is Planning Secret Coup

Leftists celebrities and activists are spreading a conspiracy theory from a Google engineer that President Trump is planning a secret coup against the United States, causing the topic to trend on Twitter Monday.

“The administration is testing the extent to which the DHS (and other executive agencies) can act and ignore orders from the other branches of government,” claims Yonatan Zunger, a “Distinguished Engineer at Google, working on the Privacy team” according to his LinkedIn profile, in a blog post titled “Trial Balloon for a Coup?” published to Medium. “This is as serious as it can possibly get: all of the arguments about whether order X or Y is unconstitutional mean nothing if elements of the government are executing them and the courts are being ignored.”
“Yesterday was the trial balloon for a coup d’état against the United States,” he continued. “It gave them useful information.”

Verizon and AT&T are losing face with customers, experts say

Customers are losing faith in Verizon and AT&T, according to Brand Index, an analytics and intelligence firm based in London. Consumer surveys and interviews conducted by the company found that both telecommunications giants experienced "significant value perception" declines during the past 30 to 60 days.

"Since Christmas, Verizon Wireless’ consumer value perception moved to its lowest point in at least six years, while AT&T has been declining steadily since early December to fall behind the other three in this key consumer metric," Brand Index CEO Ted Marzilli said last week.

One possible reason - Verizon recently announced that unlimited data customers who use more than 200GB per month will be required to switch to limited data plans by February. If they don't, they'll lose their service.


Dem Congresswoman Forced To Face Her Own Voting History After Calling Trump’s Travel Ban ‘Horrifying’

Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty from Connecticut launched a tweetstorm Monday afternoon against President Donald Trump’s travel ban, but quickly backtracked after followers confronted her on her visa-related voting history.

Esty co-sponsored H.B. 158 on Dec. 3 2015, a bi-partisan bill that enabled the executive branch led by the the Department of Homeland Security to severely limit or curtail visas from countries like Iran and Iraq.

Trump’s list of seven countries came primarily from the text of H.B. 158, but the executive order allows Trump to place a travel ban from any resident of those countries, excluding those with current green cards or legal residents of the United States.


Sucks to be Starbucks

Not only are they looking at a massive boycott, Starbucks is not fairing well in the stock market today. Guess we'll see how they do the rest of the week, but this is far from a grand start.

Why CEOs don't seem to understand talking politics comes with a steep price? Might be a good rule to just keep personal politics to self when you depend on the public to put a roof over your head.

For a company that's been around as long as Starbucks, that's a pretty low yield considering their stores are international. Just saying...

Interesting read for investors:

3 Risks for Starbucks Investors - Motley Fool.

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) shares are roughly flat over the past 12 months, but have gained roughly 147% over the last five years and handily outperformed the broader market over that stretch. As of this writing, the stock trades at roughly 27 times forward earnings estimates -- representing a 50% premium on the S&P 500 average forward earnings multiple of 18 and indicating that the coffee chain is priced for strong growth. There's a lot to like about the company and its story, but with Starbucks' big gains over the last decade and stall in stock-price momentum recently, it's worth examining factors that could send shares tumbling.
Every company faces risks, and the premium coffee chain might still meet or exceed expectations for substantial growth ahead, but these three factors pose threats to Starbucks stock.

ISIS finds success infiltrating its terrorists into refugee flows

The Islamic State has planned to infect refugee flows to the West with mass killers, and it has had some violent successes.

The CIA said last year that the terrorist group’s official strategy is to hide its operatives among refugees entering Europe and the United States via human flows out of the Middle East and North Africa.

The Islamic State, also known as ISIL and ISIS, has inspired followers to commit atrocities in San Bernardino, California; Orlando, Florida; and the Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida. Scores of U.S. residents have been charged with or suspected of providing material support to the Islamic State. Some have left the U.S. to commit war crimes in Syria and Iraq.

As President Trump places a 120-day ban on immigration from what he considers high-risk Muslim-majority countries, the history of the mass migration shows that some took part in the Nov. 13, 2015, massacre in Paris — two posed as refugees from Syria — and the Christmastime truck carnage in Berlin.

Two of the airport and Metro attacks in Brussels last year had fought in Syria and gained entry back into Belgium.

The German press has reported refugee knife and ax attacks on innocents.


COMMENTARY: Numbers don’t add up for Delaware Compensation Commission

Bill Bowden
The Legislature has made the right call by rejecting the Delaware Compensation Commission recommendations.

Given the current budget crisis in Delaware, the possibility of a $20,000-a-year raise for Delaware’s Supreme Court justices, plus significant raises for many other leaders, rightfully caused concern.

According to the National Center For State Courts, over the last eight years, Delaware’s justices have fallen from being the fourth-highest-paid out of all the states, to the ninth-highest, placing them higher than 42 other states. This fall in ranking was, in part, caused by the lack of substantial pay raises over this period of time. To be fair, this was the same for all state employees.


Prosecutors Weigh Child-Pornography Charges Against Anthony Weiner

Former congressman is being investigated for sexually explicit exchanges he allegedly had with a 15-year-old girl

Federal prosecutors are weighing bringing child-pornography charges against former congressman Anthony Weiner over sexually explicit exchanges he allegedly had with a 15-year-old girl, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mr. Weiner, a New York Democrat, is being investigated by the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which seized his electronic devices, including a laptop and a cellphone, as part of the probe.

Officials initiated the investigation last fall, after the Daily Mail in the U.K. reported that Mr. Weiner had exchanged sexually explicit messages and photos with the girl.


Donald Trump Mocks Chuck Schumer’s Tears; Vows to 'Make America Safe Again'

President Donald Trump answered critics of his immigration restrictions from seven high-risk countries in the Middle East, sending a message out on Twitter.

“Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning,” he wrote. “Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage, protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer teared up during a press conference on Sunday, calling Trump’s executive order “mean spirited and un-American.” On Monday, he stated his intent to ask for a vote in the Senate to repeal Trump’s order.

Trump did not signal any intention of backing down.

“Secretary Kelly said that all is going well with very few problems,” he wrote. “MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN!”


Trump Strikes Deal With Lockheed, Asks "Where Was The Outrage When Jobs Were Fleeing"

President Trump is not done with his morning tweet-storm...
Where was all the outrage from Democrats and the opposition party (the media) when our jobs were fleeing our country?
Additionally, Trump is dropping headline bombs during a discussion with a press pool at a small business leaders' meeting:


Nearly 200 Maryland National Guardsmen leave for Middle East

BALTIMORE, Md - Nearly 200 members of the Maryland National Guard have parted with their families to serve in the Middle East.

Media outlets report that the members of the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade received a send-off on Sunday at the base in Edgewood. The Guardsmen will receive a month's training in Fort Hood, Texas before leaving to serve nine months in Kuwait.

The unit will coordinate Army aircraft - helicopters, airplanes, drones - for soldiers on the front lines.


Obama Bombed 5 of 7 Countries Trump Banned - Media Didn't Care

Hypocrisy of media, leftists on full display

While the lying media is freaking out over President Trump’s travel ban for seven Middle Eastern countries deemed security risks, they didn’t give a damn about Obama bombing them.

Though the media is currently in a tizzy because Trump’s executive order held up around 300 people at airports, Obama’s bombings were reported as completely reasonable to bring about peace.

Out of the seven countries that were banned by President Trump last Friday, five were bombed by the Obama administration: Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Somalia.


Under Armour releases first line of American-made apparel

Under Armour Inc. on Monday released its first collection of apparel made in the U.S., products designed and manufactured at the sportswear maker's new UA Lighthouse facility in South Baltimore.

The first items are a women's sports bra and legging set, called Arris Project. The initial run of 2,000 units cost $120 for the leggings and $50 for the bra. The clothes are available starting today on Under Armour's website.

Under Armour (NYSE: UAA) says the collection features innovative material that cuts dry time in half.

Under Armour and its CEO Kevin Plank debuted the UA Lighthouse in June, a 35,000-square-foot manufacturing and design center located inside City Garage, the former Port Covington bus garage converted by Plank’s development firm into a maker space for entrepreneurs.


Probationary Visit Leads to Illegal Drugs and a Gun

Selbyville – The Delaware State Police Sussex County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) have arrested three people after a probationary visit uncovers heroin and a rifle.
On Monday January 30, 2017 at approximately 10:55 a.m., the Sussex County Governor’s Task Force, were alerted by Probation and Parole Officers from the Georgetown Office, to respond to the 31000 block of Lighthouse Road after an administrative probation check on Brad A. Fosque, 38, a Level 3 probationer, uncovered a rifle and drugs.  When probation officers arrived at the home, Fosque and Phillip M. Smith II, 28 of Frankford, who is also on probation, were contacted inside the residence.  An initial search of the home revealed a gun case in the living room.  Upon inspecting the case, an AR-15 rifle was found inside with two fully loaded magazines containing 63 rounds of .223 ammunition.  Probation Officers continued to search and located 655 bags (9.825 grams) of heroin hidden in a trash bag.  The homeowner, William Hudson, 26, returned to the residence while the troopers and probation officers were conducting the search and was also taken into custody.
All three were transported back to Troop 4 where William Hudson was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity (Heroin), Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited Who Also Possesses a Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Drug Property, Conspiracy 2nd, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was arraigned at JP2 and released on $38,100.00 unsecured bond.
Brad Fosque was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 5 Quantity (Heroin), Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin, Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Person Prohibited Who Also Possesses a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy 2nd, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $50,100.00 cash bond.
Phillip Smith was charged with two counts of Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited.  He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to SCI on $7,500.00 secured

Larry Hogan Is Having a Grand Old Time as Maryland’s Governor

He navigated an urban crisis, beat cancer, and became America’s second-most popular governor—as a Republican in a blue state. And Democrats have no idea how to respond.

Governor Larry Hogan first noticed the lump while shaving. One day it wasn’t there, the next you couldn’t miss it: a golf-ball-size mass bulging from his neck, just above his Adam’s apple.

“Honey,” the governor called to the first lady. “Take a look at this.”

It was Saturday, June 6, 2015, the final day of a trade mission to Asia, and the Hogans were in their hotel room in Tokyo preparing for the 14-hour flight home.

“Does it hurt?” the first lady asked.

It didn’t. But its size and sudden appearance were troubling, so the governor had it checked out Monday morning on his return to Annapolis. Doctors initially thought it might be only a cyst, but—just to be sure—a physician ordered an MRI. Hogan was alone in the doctor’s office, waiting for the results, when a radiologist, a general surgeon, and an ear-nose-and-throat specialist filed into the room together. “We have some bad news,” one of them said.


Rising pension costs a growing problem in budget-weary Fairfax County

Washington Post - there is an article about how Fairfax County Virginia officials are very concerned over their run-a-way pension costs - as it 's consuming a larger and larger portion of their fiscal budgets. Now - expecting a budget crisis being manifested by rising pension cost - they are looking for ways to dramatically cut pension costs.

This is a much bigger national concern than one can imagine because - if Fairfax County is in financial trouble and can't make it - (located right inside or along the 495 Washington cooridor) - can you imagine the financial implications for other America districts - like Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Talbot etc?

Plus - it is being reported by a very liberal run newspaper organization - the Washington Post. Quite frankly - I am surprised they even ran the story, so it must have them really alarmed.

Excerpt from the article:

'Yet with tax revenue failing to keep up with increasing demand for government services and Fairfax supervisors unwilling to raise property taxes after increasing them last year by an average $304 per household, the county is faced with hard spending choices.'

Electrical Union Workers Display Big Pro-Trump Banner in Philadelphia

Union electrical workers at a Philadelphia job site hung a huge banner welcoming President Donald Trump to the city, highlighting his high support among rank and file members of skilled unions.

The union members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers unfurled their banner, which said “Buy American” and “Welcome to Philly Mr. President.”

Fox News contributor and pollster Frank Luntz caught the Thursday display and tweeted about it.


NBC confesses: Media knew voters ‘hated’ Hillary

Host blames failure to report on political correctness, fear of appearing 'sexist'

(WASHINGTON TIMES) NBC’s Chuck Todd confessed that he and others in the mainstream news media played down just how despised Hillary Clinton was in the heartland due to the fear of appearing “sexist.”

What’s more, he admitted, the mainstream media failed to “tell the stories of all Americans.”

“Where I think political correctness got in the way of what we all knew as reporters and didn’t fully deliver was how hated the Clintons were in the heartland,” the “Meet the Press” host admitted Thursday to former Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer in a interview for the “1947” podcast.

CRA: The "Regulatory Game Changer" That Could Wipe Out 8 Years Of Obama Regs In An Hour

After a pompous, liberal agenda was crammed down the throats of the American people during his first two years in office, President Obama suffered staggering losses in Congress for the next six years that cost Democrats control of both houses. But, heavy Democrat losses, courtesy of an electorate that vehemently rejected a far-left agenda, didn't stop Obama from continuing to push through countless new rules and regulations from the White House all while pushing his authority to the brink of every Constitutional boundary known to man.

Of course, the problem with "legislating from the White House" is that all those rules and regulations can be undone by the next administration. And, as Kimberley Strassel points out in a Wall Street Journal Opinion piece today, a little know tool within the Congressional Review Act could allow Republicans to wipe out 8 full years of Obama's liberal agenda, with a simple majority vote, all while preventing similar rules from every being recreated by future administrations.

Todd Gaziano on Wednesday stepped into a meeting of free-market attorneys, think tankers and Republican congressional staff to unveil a big idea. By the time he stepped out, he had reset Washington’s regulatory battle lines.

These days Mr. Gaziano is a senior fellow in constitutional law at the Pacific Legal Foundation. But in 1996 he was counsel to then-Republican Rep. David McIntosh. He was intimately involved in drafting and passing a bill Mr. McIntosh sponsored: theCongressional Review Act. No one knows the law better.

Everyone right now is talking about the CRA, which gives Congress the ability, with simple majorities, to overrule regulations from the executive branch. Republicans are eager to use the law, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy this week unveiled the first five Obama rules that his chamber intends to nix.

So, here's how it works:


Trump Attacks "Failing, Dishonest" NY Times, Washington Post In Series Of Angry Tweets

While it is unclear what sparked Donald Trump's latest anger-filled tweetstorm, it is likely that the president read something in either the NYT or the WaPo which he violently disagreed with, and as a result on Saturday morning, Trump took to Twitter to attack two of the nation’s most prominent liberal newspapers, the New York Times and Washington Post, calling them "Fake News" and "Dishonest." Furthermore, considering the abnormally high ratio of (so far uncorrected) spelling mistakes to words, Trump must have been particularly agitated.

“The failing @nytimes has been wrong about me from the very beginning. Said I would lose the primaries, then the general election. FAKE NEWS!” Trump tweeted just after 8 a.m. Eastern on Saturday.

“Thr coverage about me in the @nytimes and the @washingtonpost gas been so false and angry that the times actually apologized to its … dwindling subscribers and readers.They got me wrong right from the beginning and still have not changed course, and never will. DISHONEST,”


Remember The Time Bill Clinton Got A Standing Ovation For "Cracking Down On Illegal Aliens"

Before Trump, there was President Obama's Iraqi refugee ban and seven nations of terror proclamation.

But before Obama there was Bill Clinton who received a standing ovation for demanding stronger border defenses, and deporting criminal illegal immigrants.

"We are a nation of immigrants.. but we are a nation of laws"

"Our nation is rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country...

Illegal immigrants take jobs from citizens or legal immigrants, they impose burdens on our taxpayers...

That is why we are doubling the number of border guards, deporting more illegal immigrants than ever before, cracking down on illegal hiring, barring benefits to illegal aliens, and we will do more to speed the deportation of illegal immigrants arrest for crimes...

It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws that has occurred in the last few years.. and we must do more to stop it."


Establishment in full meltdown over Trump refugee orders

'We will fight this Islamophobic and dangerous proposal'

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that will pause the resettlement of Third World refugees in the United States for 120 days while a system of “extreme vetting” is put in place.

With the stroke of a pen, Trump set off a firestorm of criticism from the media, the religious establishment, business leaders and especially those in the business of resettling refugees. The volunteer agencies, or VOLAGs, which get paid by the government to resettle refugees, stand to lose millions of dollars in federal grants during the 120 days they sit idle.

The executive order itself seemed relatively mild to those who have been watching the refugee program for years with a critical eye.

Watchdogs such as Ann Corcoran at Refugee Resettlement Watch said she is concerned that after the 120-day pause expires, things will go back to business as usual.

“If it’s just a four-month moratorium that is nowhere near adequate,” Corcoran told WND. “This four months has to be used as an opportunity for Congress to reform the law, the Refugee Act of 1980, otherwise we’ll just be back to square one and they will all claim they did something when in fact they didn’t.”


What's Holding the Arab World Back?

BREAKING NEWS: Suspect Barricaded With A Gun In Ocean City

Ocean City Police on the scene in the area of 16th St. & St. Louis Ave. Subject barricaded in a residence with a gun threatening suicide. St.louis Ave is closed in the area.

Trump will 'definitely' pull out of Paris climate deal, ex-aide says

"Trump has made it clear he will withdraw from the Paris Agreement"

President Trump will “definitely” pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, with some action possible within days, according to a former top aide.

Myron Ebell, who led Trump’s transition efforts for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), told reporters in London Monday that the president would stick to his campaign promises, including to stopping the country’s participation in the Paris accord.

“I expect Donald Trump to be very assiduous in keeping his promises, despite all of the flack he is going to get from his opponents,” Ebell said, according to the Independent.

“The U.S. will clearly change its course on climate policy. Trump has made it clear he will withdraw from the Paris Agreement. He could do it by executive order tomorrow or he could do it as part of a larger package,” he said, according to Reuters. “There are multiple ways, and I have no idea of the timing.”


Group to Learn Number of Non-Citizens Registered to Vote in Two VA Locales

A public interest legal group and two Virginia jurisdictions have agreed mutually to dismiss lawsuits stemming from the jurisdictions' refusal to allow the inspection of voter rolls for non-citizens.

The agreement was announced Monday by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an Indiana-based organization that litigates to protect election integrity. The group filed two lawsuits against the city of Manassas and Chesterfield County, Virginia, demanding the jurisdictions release the total number of non-citizens registered to vote in the area.

PILF will receive lists with the total number of non-citizens registered to vote in both Manassas and Chesterfield County.

"These are positive steps toward quantifying the true extent of non-citizen voter registration in Virginia," PILF president and general counsel J. Christian Adams said in a statement. "Washington and Richmond alike are positioned to consider various election integrity reforms and are right to do so. Those discussions deserve precise data like we’ve obtained."

The group said it is preparing new measures for Virginia jurisdictions that still do not allow it to inspect their voter rolls for potential non-citizen voting activity.

More here

China Tests Missile With 10 Warheads

China flight tested a new variant of a long-range missile with 10 warheads in what defense officials say represents a dramatic shift in Beijing's strategic nuclear posture.

The flight test of the DF-5C missile was carried out earlier this month using 10 multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs. The test of the inert warheads was monitored closely by U.S. intelligence agencies, said two officials familiar with reports of the missile test.

The missile was fired from the Taiyuan Space Launch Center in central China and flew to an impact range in the western Chinese desert.

Upgrading Chinese missiles from single or triple warhead configurations to up to 10 warheads means the number of warheads stockpiled is orders of magnitude larger than the 250 estimate.


Anti-Trump Protest In Seattle: 'We Need To Start Killing People'

During an anti-Trump protest in Seattle this weekend, an activist associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement took to the megaphone to voice her support for, among other things, “killing people,” and “killing the White House.”

While she said that, another protester can be heard saying, “Burn it!”

She also says, “White people, give your fucking money, your fucking house, your fucking property, we need it fucking all,” as another protester responds “reparations!”


Liberal Still On The Warpath On SBYNews

So now we're receiving multiple comments on each article that simply says, "Fake News"

Really, is this all you've got. Your comments, (as you very well know) are all being rejected. Please, start your own Blog and see who actually visits it. In the mean time you will not use Salisbury News to push your fake agenda. 

Cowboy Says- Pull your damn pants UP!

Thank You Mr. President

You promised me you would never forget. 
You promised.

GW Law Professor: ‘This Is Not a Muslim Ban’

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley stated that while he thinks President Donald Trump’s order on immigration from some Middle Eastern countries isn’t a good idea, legally, “the odds are in his favor.” And “This is not a Muslim ban.”

Turley said that the order was a “terrible mistake.” But that this doesn’t factor into the legal dynamic. He continued, “And president’s power is at its zenith at the border. The courts have historically given great deference to the president. He has the advantage here, putting aside all these objections, historically, presidents have been allowed to do very similar things. In fact, President Obama, just last year, told the Supreme Court, courts should not second-guess presidents on immigration, national security –.”

He further stated that the Trump administration has “a lot to use. People, I think, have been underestimating the precedent here that can be marshalled by the Trump administration. He has the advantage on the law, because the Supreme Court has recognized this kind of plenary authority in a president to control these borders.

And a court will not view this as a Muslim ban, at least I don’t expect them to.”


Trump leaves intact LGBTQ work protections

WASHINGTON - The White House says President Donald Trump will leave intact a 2014 executive order that protects federal workers from anti-LGBTQ discrimination.

In a statement released early Tuesday, the White House says Trump "is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community" and that he "continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election."


Local attorneys general ready to fight Trump’s immigration order

WASHINGTON — The attorneys general from D.C., Maryland and Virginia are prepared to fight President Donald Trump’s executive order that suspends all immigration for citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries for 90 days.

The region’s top legal minds said the democratic attorneys general nationwide are ready to file or add their weight to a lawsuit against the executive order. Signed Friday, the order also suspends the United States’ refugee program.

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine said he feels confident after the rulings of four federal judges that the ban will not hold up in court.

“As far as we see, it fails three legal tests. No. 1, it’s unconstitutional. No. 2, it’s unlawful in that it contradicts a law passed in 1965 that bans the federal government from making distinctions as a result of where someone is born, their origin of birth. And thirdly, of course, it’s anti-American,” Racine said.


When You Hear Mention Of Clinton’s Popular Vote Total, Just Point Out This Fact

You’ve heard it a million times since Nov. 8: It’s unfair that Hillary Clinton lost the election, because she beat Donald Trump in the popular count by 3 million votes. She would be president, the argument goes, if it weren’t for an outdated, outmoded electoral college system that just thwarted the will of the majority 66 million voters who backed her.

But none of that is true. In fact, the electoral college worked exactly as it was intended. The Founders set up the system specifically to prevent a few population centers from ruling the entire country, similar to the way they set up the House and Senate so that populous states wouldn’t have outsized power over less-populated states.

One set of numbers in particular really drives this point home. Trump won the vote in 2,626 counties nationwide, while Clinton won the vote in just 487 counties. That’s a stunningly low number, even for a Democrat. When former President Barack Obama won 689 counties nationwide in 2009, he set a record for the lowest number of counties won by a winning presidential candidate.

Half of Clinton’s popular vote lead over Trump came from 1.5 million voters in the five counties that make up New York City.







Prayers Needed For Brooke

There have been several updates since last night on Brooke.  The top post is the latest update.  The posts under "READ MORE" below are from earlier this morning and late last night.

A Viewer Writes: Jobs at Starbucks

Mr. Joe,

Below is the email response from Starbucks to my email. Their feedback doesn't really say anything except the regular Corporate blah, blah, blah...

Hi xxxx

Thank you for contacting Starbucks Coffee Company. I just finished reading your email and appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns with us.

Thank you for reaching out in regards to the letter that Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO, sent to our partners (employees) around the globe to give his perspective on recent Executive Orders by the U.S. Administration. Naturally, there is much that is still unknown, but we have confidence that we will stay true to our values and do everything we can possibly do to support and invest in every partner’s well-being while taking the actions that are squarely within our ability to control. Please know your feedback has been sent to the appropriate parties and we appreciate you contacting us.

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Paul Craig Roberts: "Bannon Is 100% Right - The Media Is Now The Opposition"

Bannon is correct that the US media - indeed, the entire Western print and TV media - is nothing but a propaganda machine for the ruling elite. The presstitutes are devoid of integrity, moral conscience, and respect for truth.

.@jaketapper: Reminder that the president's top aide just told NYT that the press should keep its mouth shut. No.
@TheLeadCNN @jaketapper

You're not the press, you're fake news!!!
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Who else but the despicable Western media justified the enormous war crimes committed against millions of peoples by the Clinton, Bush, and Obama regimes in nine countries—Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Palestine, and the Russian areas of Ukraine?
Who else but the despicable Western media justified the domestic police states that have been erected in the Western world in the name of the “war on terror”?