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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Breaking News: Hurricane Irma, now a Category 3 storm

Hurricane Irma, now a Category 3 storm, has made a second landfall in the United States, hitting Marco Island on Florida's west coast

After wreaking devastation through the Caribbean and forcing one of the largest evacuations in American history, Hurricane Irma ripped away from the Florida Keys on Sunday afternoon and moved toward southwest Florida, where residents were bracing after days of frantic preparation.
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Flag Status Alert: United States Flag and Maryland Flag For 9-11-17

President Donald J. Trump has ordered the United States Flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Monday, September 11, 2017 in honor of Patriot Day.

This commemorates the individuals that lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff as well, no flag may be higher than the United States flag.

Irma Sucks The Ocean Away

Long Island, Bahamas ! There is no more ocean ! As far as the eye can see . And they don't know where it went ! Wow .... Irma is more powerful than people think ! Be safe guys . 🏼 P.S. This is not me filming ..... Update: Long Island has the all clear .. The sea is gradually coming back!

Breaking News: With 130-m.p.h. winds and deadly force, the eye of Hurricane Irma has begun passing over the Florida Keys

Packing winds of 130 miles per hour, Hurricane Irma’s eye began passing over the Florida Keys on Sunday morning after leaving a path of destruction across the Caribbean.
The storm’s northern eye wall hit the Lower Keys about 7:20 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said, and the eye itself was 15 miles southeast of Key West.
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BREAKING NEWS: Maryland State Highway Administration Demands Salisbury Fire Department To Immediately Remove Reflectors

The Maryland State Highway Administration made several formal contacts with Assistant Chief Darren Scott AFTER the recent incident with the Firefighter who was run over by a Fire Truck. 

Based on the fact that it was only SBYNews that broke the news on that matter, a quick Google search lead the SHA to the information on the reflectors that were ultimately installed ILLEGALLY! The SFD did not file any paperwork or garnish permission from the state to install the reflectors.

Aside from it being illegal, the SFD did not follow standard rules by placing these reflectors within 12" of the center line. Ultimately, after the state did their inspection they learned that not one of the reflectors were even within the 12"  rule and they were in fact directly in the path of normal tire traffic.

Considering the blatant violation the state has demanded the Salisbury Fire Department remove all reflectors within two weeks or the state will have their own people remove them and fine the City of Salisbury. 

Finally, the SHA suggested to Mr. Scott to use reflective tape at the top of each fire hydrant. Mr. Scott said the reflective tape doesn't work. Gee Mr. Scott, why do they place it on turn out gear then? What an Idiot. 

Salisbury City Council Agenda & Packet for 9-11-17

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BREAKING NEWS: A Viewer Writes......SFD member injured: UPDATE 9-3-17

Joe. That call for trooper 4 is for a firefighter in sleepy hallow. 16-1 backed over their own guy putting down blue reflectors.

SBYNEWS can confirm that there is Fire/EMS activity in the area of the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood.  Trooper 4 did land and is transporting a patient to the hospital. 

UPDATE: The road is still closed off and roped off. The Maryland State Police Lab is now on the scene. 1:10 PM. 

UPDATE #2: We're told the injured person is Sharee Sample Hughes Son. Now get this, a witness saw him sitting on the front bumper as the truck sped up from one reflector to the next. You only need to guess what happened from that point forward. 

Salisbury Mayor & Police Chief Ticket Firefighters/Trucks At Council Meeting

Talk about unprofessional! Salisbury Mayor Jake Day and Police Chief Barbara Duncan ticketed two Fire Departments for parking and attending the Council Meeting tonight. 

This is County property and Day is really pushing buttons to no end. I have personally witnessed the Salisbury Fire Department parking in front of the GOB numerous times without ever getting a ticket. Officer Aaron Hudson, (Bull) was the Officer instructed to ticket the vehicles.

I'd say, bring on the nuclear option Jake. It's high time Executive Culver throw the City, (who hasn't paid rent or their fair share of expenses in 20 years) out of the building and put them on notice. 

Day Slashes Police & Fire Dept Budget to Fund Folk Festival

While crime skyrockets in Salisbury, Maryland, Mayor Jake Day is proposing to remove $61,128.00 from the Salisbury Police and Fire Departments. The reason, he needs to hire a Director/Manager for his National Folk Festival. 

I have been told by someone who used to be in the business of what Jake is looking for and they said, there's no way he's going to hire someone who knows what they are doing for that little money. I replied, you know Jake, he'll just hire another  recent graduate from SU and give them the title, (once again) without any experience. 

I wonder when Jake will hire a motocross professional from SU to chase after the people riding throughout the City illegally. Maybe I shouldn't give him any ideas. 

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Can You ID These Children Who Vandalized Salisbury Business?

Kitty's Flowers, Inc. 

Last night after we were closed, these children decided it would be fun to destroy our pond while capturing and killing our fish. Please share in hopes that this will find their parents. 😓

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We Are Family

Jake originally published HE was heading to Shock Trauma without ANY details. Maybe the next time he will be smart enough to put out a press release letting people know WHY he was heading there as it had nothing to do with Jake. 

Salisbury Maryland Mayor Jake Day LIES To Public Once Again

"Jake Day has got my collar steaming he said those tickets are false an this is fake news.

He stated show me the writing show me the citation #

I know the Chief of Allen Dave Barry he called Dave a lair.

Maybe we can prove they were real!"

Publishers Notes: Here's exactly what happened. Aaron (Bull) Hudson wrote TWO tickets that evening. One for Station 1-13 and the other for Allen FD. When the Fireman found out they had been ticketed they went downstairs from the Council Meeting to investigate, pulled the ticket off the fire truck and saw it was for real. 

At the time Sheriff Mike Lewis pulled into the parking lot in which the firefighter showed Mike the ticket and Mike CONFIRMED it was real and stated they would have to pay the $35.00 fine as instructed on the ticket. The firefighter then said to Mike that he was afraid of his vehicle getting towed and Mike told them that wouldn't happen, you just need to pay the fine but leave the ticket on the windshield, in which the firefighter placed it back on the window. 

They then sent one firefighter down to keep an eye on the fire truck just to make sure it didn't get towed. At that time Aaron (Bull) Hudson returned to the fire trucks, removed both tickets and placed his finger to his mouth suggesting HUSH, don't say anything.

Clearly the Mayor caught a boat load of crap once it was published on SBYNews and instructed the tickets be removed, hence his now claiming to one of our viewers to show him the citation. 

Jake Day is simply a child in a man's job. He will say and do whatever it takes to cover up his spitefulness towards the County and VOLUNTEER Firefighters. Now you have the facts and the truth. Sheriff Mike Lewis, (if asked) can confirm the truth on this matter. 

Question Of The Day 9-6-17

Mayor Day & 16 Of His Cohorts Are In Greensboro North Carolina

While there's a ton of things going on in the City of Salisbury right now, Jake Day and 16 of his people, (at City taxpayers expense) are in Greensboro North Carolina visiting the Folk Festival.

Now ANY good businessman would've traveled to the event FIRST before committing millions of dollar to bring it to Salisbury, but not Jake Day. 

Put your seat belts on Folks because Monday will bring you one of the most damning posts we've ever done and ALL of it has to do with the City of Salisbury and what Jake Day is about to do to you taxpayers. Let me put it to you this was, someone needs to remove this kid from office. Whomever gets in there next is going to have to do just what Trump is now doing to clean up Obama's BS. The Council needs to stop Day and Monday we'll expose everything so you people know what you are up against. 

Man, more then ever, "it was your election to lose" and I'm not kidding. 

A Comment Worthy Of A Post 9-6-17

Anonymous said...

Joe this reminds me of the council meeting I was at last night. I could not believe all the racist white people at that meeting demanding that the county take down the General Winder plaque. These white people were racist against their own race. They have been indoctrinated with white guilt.

One girl(40) from NJ moved here to go to college at SU and stayed. She said she had no idea how racist white people were and how blacks felt about white people. She actually said she was embarrassed to be white?

I am serious Joe you need to watch that part of the video and do a story on how these people are such misfits in society. They yelled and argued with anyone that didn't have the same view as them. I was there for the firefighters and they really made me feel uncomfortable. Please do a story on those clowns. That white guy from Showing Up For Racial Justice said they were teaming up with a group from Alabama and Phoenix that they were going to force a lynching statue on the county property.

I just can't understand how a white person can hate their own race.


JOE- This morning I was awakened by two shots fired @ 5:50 am, 30 min later was proceeded by flash lights being shined in our windows and back yard this was real close to the 300 block of Washington Street. I did not see the SPD myself but a neighbor called them having heard the shots as well. We still have never heard any update on the shots fired on Jackson St 8/13/17 just wanted you to know as once again nothing on the news at all. We are afraid at some point someone around here is going to be shot, and you will not hear it on the news or from Jake Day. You are the only real news so we thought we'd update you for the record.

Publishers Notes: I had an incredible discussion last night with a source who confirmed 13 overdoses in one day and three murders in Salisbury in one week. Funny how none of this is mentioned in the SPD reports. Before some of you start attacking me in comments, I'm confident this person knows what they're talking about. I asked about stabbings and they said, "every single day". 

I've also been told by another source that local businesses are now hiring private security guards to protect their businesses, costing some $1,200.00 A DAY! 

We are also working on yet another BIG story referencing the Boy Mayor. Wait till you hear what he's up to next!

Question Of The Day 9-4-17

If you could go back in time and change one event that would alter the course of history what event would you changed and why.

Oh "Brother"

Salisbury Fire Department, Inc Sta 16

23 hours ago our family was rocked by an unfortunate accident while 3 members were working on a service project. We want to thank God for the brother from Annapolis Fire Department that was placed there at the right time to assist our injured brother. We thank our fellow brothers who responded to this call and performed their duties with precision. We thank the MSP Trooper 4 crew who quickly arrived and transported our injured brother to the best hospital in the State for his injuries. When we reviewed the times from on scene to in the air, it may have felt like forever but in reality it was as fast as a transport to PRMC. We thank the leaders of the Department, City, Sheriff's, SPD, and Board of Ed for your support and strength.

As of about 12 hours ago our brother has come out of his surgery doing well and with positive results from the great team of surgeons at Shock Trauma. He still has a long road to follow home, but he will travel it with his loving family by his side. We are supporting the family with any and all needs that they have at this time and in the future. Their one request is for privacy and prayers at this time. We will keep you updated with what the family wishes to be shared in the future. Just know that every little prayer carries large power of healing and comfort to them all.

As we move forward we will be supporting all those involved in this incident who were deeply impacted by this event physically and mentally. We have a Critical incident management team ready to assist any member who needs help. They were a great help yesterday as we released from the scene and could start the healing process. To all those involved we pray together for you, "May God's healing hands and loving heart, hold you and fill you with peace." For our injured brother and his family we pray, " Almighty God, Wonderful Counselor and Healer, may your grace and presence be known in the coming days. May You be with the doctors and nurses caring for him and that he will see You in their eyes, Amen."

A Comment Worthy Of A Post 9-8-17

"Salisbury Police Officer"

September 1 at 11:33pm ·
Many think I've lost my mind... Who "attacks" firefighters?? Please understand there is no attack. There is however, an information campaign going on that many resent. I have nothing against firefighters, and frankly, I admire their work very much. The volunteers in particular are people and citizens of the highest caliber. 

My information campaign has been strictly in a public service and tax payer vein. Fire departments across the country have used September 11, 2001 to strong arm communities into overpaying for unnecessary equipment and services. I know this is an unpopular sentiment and one that many powerful people don't want you to hear; but, it is the TRUTH.

I recall going through the police academy and being warned that the career would be life-changing in the worst ways - anyone who was not a cop could never understand. And that was before Ferguson and Freddy Gray and the rest.

I recall locking up vampire crack dealers who poisoned entire communities only to watch them be pardoned by a racially righteous president who did irreparable harm to the very people he claimed to represent.

I still have visions of police officer friends and colleagues being attacked and injured mentally and physically to the point that they lost a career or even became addicts of the poison that they fought so hard against.

I remember vividly being in a gunfight on 2/6/07 with a gang leader in my home town. I saw true bravery that night and it was in the sworn police officers.

The list goes on. You want body cameras, less than lethal options in lethal situations, Monday morning hindsight judgments and the rest, but somehow you equate that with a profession far less liable, far less responsible and far less necessary and busy?

I'm not anti-firefighter... I'm a realist, pragmatic tax payer who is trying to inform my fellow citizens about a scam being perpetrated with your tax dollars. There is no hate. There is a call to responsible government. Wake up and think about it. Do your own research. 

The stats are clear no matter how they try to sell them. Let your appropriate representative know that you will no longer fund the inefficient bill of goods being pushed on you as a foregone conclusion. 


JUST IN: Obama releases statement on Trump's call to end DACA

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — Former President Barack Obama released a statement Tuesday on President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action against Childhood Arrivals program, which protects young immigrants from deportation.

"To target these young people is wrong – because they have done nothing wrong," Obama wrote. "It is self-defeating – because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military, and otherwise contribute to the country we love.

"And it is cruel."

Trump's administration plans to "wind down" the Obama-era program protecting hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday.

The government will stop processing new applications under DACA, which has provided nearly 800,000 so-called "Dreamers" with work permits and the ability to reside legally in the United States.

Here is Obama's full statement:


Question Of The Day 9-5-17

What was the name of the last movie you saw in a movie theater?

Are you ready for War?

By Thornton Crowe

We may think it's all about North Korea but our real war is internal and very personal.

As our local inner squabbling continues a bigger threat looms in the background that receives almost no attention locally, yet the Eastern Shore would be gravely affected should Kim Yong-Un were to decided New York or DC would be his first US target for one of his ICBM toys. 

All of our extremist groups like ANTIFA, Black Lives Matters and the Klu Klux Klan  along with our local squabbles filled with conflict and unrest have gone to weaken us. They serve as petty distractions while our foes like NK look on and see we've lost our collective mind. This fragmentation within our fiber makes us easy to defeat because we lack the thread that used to hold us together - patriotism.

In short, our inner turmoils on all levels - governmental and societal - have given way to our outer turmoil as we are at an ideological crossroads.  As Americans, we are now tasked to either defend what this country was founded on and has survived on for over 240 years or move towards ideologies that historically, have failed in other countries.

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People In Texas Are Not Happy With The Red Cross

My sister says I can use her FB page to get something off my chest if I identify myself lol. This is Lindsey Scott, and I'm astonished at the behavior of the Red Cross husband/wife team at the mid-county Jack Brooks airport yesterday. Who together accosted me and took turns berating me because I was trying to bring 400 warm hamburgers to our hungry evacuees, who according to them did not need the food because they had "already had a sandwhich." Yes, they had 1 sandwhich in 24 hours. They were desperate for a hot meal! The Red Cross proceeded to try and load the warm, ready to eat burgers into an ice chest. The pilot, who had donated his time, fuel, money, plane and arranged the delivery of the burgers was horrified at not being able to serve them (he actually came to volunteer as well). I confess I just stood there with my mouth gaping open, fighting back tears while they told me that I did not know what I was doing and they had not even seen me volunteering. This is not a normal reaction for me but either exhaustion or pregnancy hormones got the best of me because I simply couldn't find the words to fight back...
The Red Cross was not there at 6:30 am when we got there to find we had no food to serve the 100s of evacuees who had sat on a bus all night and some who had not eaten in 24 hours. They were not there when the sun came up and they woke up hungry, angry, tired, scared, and frustrated. They did not see them fighting over donuts that OUR friends and family answered the call to bring at 7:00 am. They did not see the tears over dehydrated babies while we worked to arrange the delivery of pedialite and formula. They showed up HOURS later....when we had already coordinated the delivery of food and supplies with our LOCAL community members (who came out in droves) and The Sky Hope Network through our wonderful State Representative Dade Phelan after just a single phone call. And the reason they didn't see me (sweating and sunburned) is because I spent most of the day on the aviation side of the airport on the tarmac coordinating the landing, unloading, and transport of supplies the Sky Hope Network was flying in all day. (which was no easy feat considering the insane, chaotic state of the Jerry Ware terminal). I do not care they weren't there (I understand the vast, severe, damage that ranges from Corpus, Rockport, Houston all the way to Louisiana). I do, however, care how they treated the people of our community when they arrived!

Cher offers "Dreamers" a place to take refuge

Cher says she's ready to provide "sanctuary" after the Trump administration announced the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects roughly 800,000 young immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. The singer tweeted that she will protect young "Dreamers" and let them stay at her home.

She wrote that people who can should take "Dreamers" into their homes and "protect them." She added that she was ready to do so herself.

Cher, who has been a vocal critic of President Trump, is known for being very outspoken about politics: she has even called into C-SPAN several times in the past.


10,000 Marylanders Set To Lose Protection After DACA Dismantled

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Heartbreak and worry as Marylanders march on Washington after President Donald Trump dismantles DACA.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday the president’s decision to rescind the program that grants work permits to people who came to the U.S. as children of undocumented immigrants.

“The Department of Homeland Security should begin an orderly, lawful wind-down, including the cancellation of the memo that authorize this program,” Sessions said. “If we are to further our goal of strengthening the constitutional order and the rule of law in America, the Department of Justice cannot defend this overreach.”

“Dreamers” have been protected by an Obama-era executive order implemented in 2012.


Salisbury Fire Department Incident Was No Accident 9-5-17

As most of you are aware of the incident involving a Salisbury Firefighter being run over by a Fire Truck, I'm sick and tired of Firefighters calling this an "accident". It was no accident, it was negligence, period.

There isn't a person on earth with a drivers license that believes someone can ride on the front bumper of a motor vehicle. In my opinion, this could be considered criminal as this is a clear violation of the law. 

While it was a horrific situation, while we all hope and pray for the Firefighters recovery, this cannot be called an accident and the public should NOT allow this incident to slip under the rug as a so called accident. The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, Salisbury Police and Maryland State Police should file charges against all parties involved. OSHA should also be on top of this matter. 

A Viewer Writes: What a real weather forecaster should be like. WBOC should take note.

100% Evidence Mayor Jake Day Has A Team Of Idiots Working For Him

"aww your doubts will change come festival time - too many on this blog are sooo so negative - think positive and dreams come true - . this event could be the disney, for a few days, some dream of or maybe a vacation destination others wish for salisbury - or the little city where good memories are made - Stop being a negative Nellie when you have the choice of being a Manny Memories. Don't waste time spewing & "it'll never happen" or "it will fail" - jump in and help make it a fantastic festival - Hey Salisbury turn those frowns upside down!!!!"

Publishers Notes: Now each and every one of you know I could blast the crap out of this Snowflake but I'll simply leave it up to all of you in comments instead

Martin O'Malley: 'I just might' run for president in 2020

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley didn't shy away from rumors that he might attempt another run for the presidency in 2020.

Asked about it on Saturday during an interview on MSNBC, O'Malley said, "Sure, I just might."

O'Malley ran a longshot campaign in 2016 for the Democratic nomination. He dropped out eight days before the New Hampshire's second-in-the-nation primary after a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses against Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

O'Malley said Saturday that he is "focused" now on travelling the country providing a boost to Democratic candidates who are running in more immediate races as the 2018 midterms approach, including stops in Virginia and New Jersey.


Salisbury Fire Department Is Losing One Of The Good Guys, Dave Insley 9-3-17

I found this avery sad. 27 years and that is all that showed up for his retirement? Where is the Mayor? Where are the rest of the employees of the SFD? MORE showed up for the selfie that the Boy Mayor took a few weeks ago. What about the "brotherhood" or family we always hear about?

Wicomico County Council Legislative Session, Don't Miss The Fire Service Agreement Video From Last Night

Nurses’ Scrubs Carry Bacteria Through Hospitals, Study Says

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Hospitals are known for their strict rules on cleanliness and sterile environments. A new report is shining a troubling light on one source of contamination inside medical facilities: the nurses and their scrubs.

Researchers at Duke University Hospital say that they studied the amount of bacterial contamination on nurses’ clothing during their work shifts. Of the 40 nurses the study followed, new bacteria was found on their scrubs 19 times out of 120 shifts tested.

“There is no such thing as a sterile environment,” said lead author Dr. Deverick Anderson. “Bacteria and pathogens will always be in the environment. Hospitals need to create and use protocols for improved cleaning of the healthcare environment,” the director of the Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention added.


Jesse Jackson: Trump ‘Would Not Qualify to Get Into Jesus’ Kingdom’

President Donald Trump may want to tighten requirements on who can immigrate to the United States, but Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks he should instead worry about his own citizenship in heaven.

"Trump says you must be able to speak the language of English, [be] qualified, and have a job skill," Jackson said Monday. "Jesus would not qualify to come in Trump's country—he would not qualify to get into Jesus' kingdom."

Jackson made the comment Monday at the "Ministers March for Justice," which was spearheaded by Rev. Al Sharpton and featured ministers from various traditions united in opposing the Trump administration. The event took place on the 54th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington, and Jackson did not shy away from using religious language to judge the president.

After judging Trump's ability to enter heaven, he quoted part of a passage from the Gospel of Matthew, in which Jesus says what he will tell his followers at the Final Judgment..

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40 Percent Of Americans Now "Prefer Socialism To Capitalism"

Americans are increasingly embracing socialism, and this is particularly true for young adults under the age of 30. As you will see below, four out of every ten Americans now prefer socialism to capitalism, and if current trends continue it is just a matter of time before those that prefer socialism are in the majority. Of course our society has already been very heavily socialized. We have been trained to believe that if a problem exists, then it is the job of government to fix it, and over time government on all levels of our system has just gotten bigger and bigger. But what most Americans don’t realize is that the United States never would have become an economic powerhouse without free market capitalism, and the further that we drift away from our roots the deeper that our economic problems will become. We need leaders that are willing to stand up and proudly declare that free market capitalism works incredibly well when the shackles are taken off, and that is precisely what I intend to do.

Not too long ago, a survey of U.S. adults was conducted by the American Culture and Faith Institute, and the most disturbing thing that was discovered was that 40 percent of all Americans now “prefer socialism to capitalism”…

“The most alarming result, according to [George] Barna, was that four out of every ten adults say they prefer socialism to capitalism,” the ACFI noted in its commentary on the poll.

“That is a large minority,” Barna said, “and it includes a majority of the liberals — who will be pushing for a completely different economic model to dominate our nation. That is the stuff of civil wars. It ought to set off alarm bells among more traditionally-oriented leaders across the nation.’” That 40 percent of Americans now prefer socialism to capitalism could spell major change to the policies advanced by legislators and political leaders and to the interpretations of judges ruling on the application of new and pre-existing laws.

So what happens when that figure rises above 50 percent?


Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings Set To Return To Work Following Heart Procedure

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings is set to return to Capitol Hill.

Cummings told our media partner, the Baltimore Sun, he plans to return to D.C. on September 11.

He’s been recovering from a heart procedure he had in May.

The 66-year-old is the ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.


Alabama man charged in the killing deaconess grandmother

The grandson of an 88-year-old woman found murdered in her Alabama home has been charged with her death.

Sean Delong WIlson, 48, was booked at the Jefferson County Jail on Thursday and held on $150,000 bond for the death of Doris Gooden at her Engsley, Alabama home.

The already convicted felon reportedly found his grandmother deaconess midday Wednesday and police then said on Thursday that Gooden had been stabbed and beaten to death.