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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Wicomico County Schaefer Award Presentation Scheduled for Friday Evening

Wicomico County Schaefer  Presentation Set for Friday Evening

Helping People Award Posthumously given to Officer Aaron "Bull" Hudson

Comptroller Peter Franchot
Mr. Franchot will travel Friday to Salisbury where he will present the 2018 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award to Heather Hudson, widow of Aaron "Bull" Hudson, and his mother Bonita. Officer Hudson was well known in Salisbury, not only for his stature, but his but his unlimited capacity for giving love to others.  
He gave of himself through initiatives like, "Hug-A-Bull' in which he set up a station to give free hugs to children and adults on National Night Out. He was an outstanding father, husband, son, friend, officer and mentor. 
Friday, May 17, 20194:45 p.m.
Downtown Salisbury Plaza
100 N. Division St.
Salisbury, MD 21801

TCM Remembers: Doris Day (1922 - 2019)

Weekly Downtown Fireworks Displays Questioned

OCEAN CITY — Resort tourism officials this week waffled somewhat on the idea of weekly fireworks in the future, instead agreeing to explore other special events that will enhance the summer visitor experience.

During Monday’s meeting, the Ocean City Tourism Commission continued its piecemeal section-by-section review of the town’s tourism strategic plan with a focus on enhancing the visitor experience. The town offers many free, value-added special events throughout the season including weekly fireworks shows downtown at the Boardwalk and uptown at Northside Park during the Sundaes in the Park events.

The latter has been highly successful in enhancing Sundaes in the Park, which has reached record numbers in recent years. However, tourism commission members questioned if weekly fireworks on the Boardwalk downtown have grown stale and wondered if there could be other events to increase the “wow” factor for visitors.


Romney casts lone GOP vote against Trump judicial pick because of a ‘disparaging’ comment about Obama

On Tuesday, the Senate voted to confirm Michael J. Truncale of Texas as the United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas by a vote of 49-46.

The vote was mostly along party lines in the upper chamber, with Sens. Cassidy, R-La., Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Hirono, D-Hawaii, Kennedy, R-La., Rounds, R-S.D., not voting; there was, however, one party defection, as Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, voted with Democrats against the nominee.

For Romney, it wasn’t a matter of jurisprudence or legal qualifications, but remarks made about former Democratic President Obama Truncale made in 2011, calling him an “un-American imposter.”


America Deserves Spygate Answers

Attorney General William Barr has appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe. That’s a good thing, as is the inclusion of the heads of both the CIA (Gina Haspel) and FBI (Christopher Wray), along with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. Given that Robert Mueller’s report cleared President Donald Trump of collusion, investigating the investigators is also a very necessary thing. No wonder Democrats are panicking.

Why? Because the considerable resources of the United States intelligence community and federal law-enforcement agencies were turned on the political opponents of those in power before the 2016 election. As Barr put it last month, “Yes, I think spying did occur.” This is the sort of thing we’d expect from the likes of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey, and, of course, Vladimir Putin in Russia. In America, such abuse should raise grave concerns … even if the administration had a good reason for doing so, which it clearly didn’t.

Case in point: In 2007, Charles Stimson, a DOD official in George W. Bush’s administration, criticized the Gitmo Bar — a name for the attorneys representing the terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay — and suggested that clients of those firms should make them choose between representing al-Qaida or corporate retainers. He was run out of office for that “offense,” even though the Gitmo Bar provided al-Qaida with far more than Jane Fonda gave the North Vietnamese.


Poll: Sanders support among young voters drops sharply

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has seen his support drop sharply among the young voters that have powered his rise in Democratic politics, according to a new poll.

The survey from Morning Consult finds that Sanders’s support among people between the ages of 18 and 29 has dropped from 45 percent in March to 33 percent in May.

Sanders’s support with the youngest voters, who propelled his surprising challenge to then-Democratic contender Hillary Clinton in 2016, has steadily declined in the poll since topping out at 46 percent in late February.


Nadler’s latest admission shows the House Democrats’ subpoena fight is all about the headlines

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., has admitted something that really ought to make the American people reconsider what last few weeks’ drama about the Mueller report was really supposed to be about.

Nadler now says that it was never really his intention to demand that the Department of Justice hand over secret grand jury information when his committee subpoenaed the full, unredacted Mueller report and its underlying evidence.

When asked why there was nothing in the subpoena to clarify that it didn’t demand the federally protected information, Nadler told the Washington Times, “The subpoena doesn’t have to say it,” and added that concern is “a red herring that the Republicans are raising.”


Maryland Coastal Bays Seeks Volunteers for Annual Terrapin Turtle Count

Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) is looking for volunteers to participate in the Annual Diamondback Terrapin count from May 28 through June 1.

The diamondback terrapin is Maryland’s state reptile and the mascot for the University of Maryland, but its current population status in the Coastal Bays is poorly understood. In an effort to better understand its status, both organizations coordinate annual counts.

Trained volunteers will conduct these surveys throughout the week of May 28 through June 1. Those who are interested in becoming a trained volunteer to conduct surveys should attend training classes, which will be held at the MCBP office on Monday, May 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, May 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Katherine Phillips at if you would like to attend. The class will take place at the Maryland Coastal Bays Program office, located at 8219 Stephen Decatur Highway Berlin, Maryland.


Berlin Council Officially Approves 18% Tax Hike In 4-1 Vote

BERLIN – After months of discussion, town officials approved an 18% property tax increase.

On Monday, the Berlin Town Council voted 4-1, with Councilman Zack Tyndall opposed, to approve a tax rate of $.80 per $100 of assessed value. The approved increase is lower than the 34% tax hike initially discussed but citizens continued to express frustration this week.

“The compromise you’ve reached is probably unacceptable to a majority of us, but we understand that at some point something has to be done and you guys have a hard decision to make,” resident Jeff Smith said. “Make what decisions you feel you need to make and know that we’re still watching.”

Resident Tracey Albrecht said that council members were supposed to be stewards of the town. She questioned their decision to purchase “a $3 million dog park” as well as the need for a multi-million-dollar police station. She said many of her neighbors felt the same way.


Barr Trolls Pelosi at the Capitol: ‘Madam Speaker, Did You Bring Your Handcuffs?’

Attorney General William Barr asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) if she brought "handcuffs" for him Wednesday at the Capitol, following her accusing him of lying to Congress earlier this month.

According to multiple reporters, Barr approached Pelosi following the National Peace Officers Memorial Service in Washington, shook her hand, and asked, "Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?" Pelosi smiled and said the House Sergeant at Arms was present if an arrest was necessary, to which Barr laughed and walked away.

Some congressional Democrats have called for Barr to be jailed after the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold him in contempt when he ignored a subpoena for the unredacted Russia report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.


Junior's Journey

In Loving Memory of Tim Conway (1933 - 2019)

Prevent a worm by updating Microsoft Remote Desktop Services

Microsoft has released fixes for a critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability, CVE-2019-0708, in Remote Desktop Services – formerly known as Terminal Services – that affects some older versions of Windows. The Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) itself is not vulnerable. This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction. In other words, the vulnerability is ‘wormable’, meaning that any future malware that exploits this vulnerability could propagate from vulnerable computer to vulnerable computer in a similar way as the WannaCry malware spread across the globe in 2017. While we have observed no exploitation of this vulnerability, it is highly likely that malicious actors will write an exploit for this vulnerability and incorporate it into their malware.

Now that I have your attention, it is important that affected systems are patched as quickly as possible to prevent such a scenario from happening. In response, we are taking the unusual step of providing a security update for all customers to protect Windows platforms, including some out-of-support versions of Windows.

Vulnerable in-support systems include Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008. Downloads for in-support versions of Windows can be found in the Microsoft Security Update Guide. Customers who use an in-support version of Windows and have automatic updates enabled are automatically protected. 

Out-of-support systems include Windows 2003 and Windows XP. If you are on an out-of-support version, the best way to address this vulnerability is to upgrade to the latest version of Windows. Even so, we are making fixes available for these out-of-support versions of Windows in KB4500705.

Customers running Windows 8 and Windows 10 are not affected by this vulnerability.


Aaron Howell & The Band Will Be Playing Sunday May 19th At Caribbean Joe's @ 2 PM

Come see what everyone on the Shore is talking about, the new Pool Bar. 

As promised, we'll continue to provide Live Music and Arron Howell is one of the very best.

A customer just told me that the pool and this whole area looks a lot nicer in person then is does on the Internet pictures. 

He knew how hard Michael had to fight to get to this moment.

Call for Charter Review

The Wicomico County Charter states "The County Council shall, at least once every ten (10) years appoint a Charter Review Committee for the purpose of reviewing the Charter in full and submitting recommendations to the County Council".

Considering all the amendments that the County Council has put forward the last two elections, we believe it is now time to review the Charter as a whole.

We have sent a request to the County Council for them to appoint a Charter Review Committee at this time.

Eric Trump blasts New York mayor: ‘Our great city has gone to s--t under your leadership’

Eric Trump, the son of President Trump, traded barbs with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Tuesday, telling him the “city has gone to shit.”

“Spare me? First you have never created a job in your life. Second, our great city has gone to shit under your leadership. Crime is up, the men & women of the NYPD detest you, homelessness is rampant, our streets are dirty and people are leaving our city in record numbers,” Trump said on Twitter.

The son of the president and executive vice president of the Trump Organization had earlier criticized de Blasio for targeting his father’s business in New York City.


Councilman Says Recovery From Ransomware Attack Could Take Up To Three Months

A Baltimore City councilman said Wednesday he's been told recovery from the ransomware attack on city government could take anywhere from three weeks to three months.

"It's been, I would say, frustrating--from the government side, it's been very frustrating," 4th district Councilman Bill Henry said. "I'm sure it's just as if not more frustrating from the side of constituents who are trying to reach us."

Hackers demanded 13 Bitcoin. At the start of the hack, that was equivalent to around $75,000. However, the same amount of Bitcoin ran more than $100,000 on Wednesday.



Joining 2020 Presidential Race, Montana Governor Becomes 23rd Democratic Candidate

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock just became the 23rd Democratic candidate to enter the presidential race Tuesday, seeking to distinguish himself from the crowded field by highlighting his record as a Democratic governor in a state that voted overwhelmingly for President Trump in 2016.

"We need to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 and defeat the corrupt system that lets campaign money drown out the people's voice, so we can finally make good on the promise of a fair shot for everyone," Bullock said in a video announcement.

The Montana Democrat joins the largest and most diverse Democratic primary field in modern history. Relatively unknown at the national level, Bullock must now compete with candidates like former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont; Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; and Kamala Harris of California.


Study: Escaped Pet Parrots Now Breeding, Thriving In Wild Across 23 States

When a pet parrot flies away, many owners fear their escape will spell the end for the beloved bird, believing it won’t be able to make it in the wild. But it turns out not only are parrots surviving, they’re thriving. A new study by researchers at the University of Chicago found that 56 species of parrot — none of which are native to the United States — have been spotted in the wild in 43 states. And incredibly, of those species, nearly half have reportedly been breeding in 23 states.

Reports of parrot species spotted living free of captivity and breeding in the U.S. have been occurring for years. Monk parakeets were known to live and breed in a colony in Chicago’s own Hyde Park neighborhood in the 1960s, after a pet bird craze led to the import of thousands from South America. Many escaped their homes or were released by their owners into the concrete jungle, eventually breeding in at least 10 states by 1968.

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Survey says half of Americans use swimming pools as communal bathtubs


A new survey finds more than half of Americans (51 percent) use swimming pools as a communal bathtub-- either swimming as a substitute for showering or using the pool to rinse off after exercise or yardwork. And, still, Americans knowingly make pools dirty despite nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of respondents saying pool chemicals do not eliminate the need to shower before swimming.

“When dirt, sweat, personal care products, and other things on our bodies react with chlorine, there is less chlorine available to kill germs,” said Dr. Chris Wiant, chair of the Water Quality & Health Council. “Rinsing off for just 1 minute removes most of the dirt, sweat, or anything else on your body.”

The survey revealed 40 percent of Americans admit they have peed in the pool as an adult. Peeing in the pool reacts with chlorine and reduces the amount of chlorine available to kill germs.


Former Police Commissioner reports to Federal Prison; Set to be released in March

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa has begun serving his ten month prison sentence after pleading guilty to tax violations.

Baltimore's former top cop turned himself in Monday.

He is being housed at a Federal Correctional Institution in New Jersey.

According the Federal Bureau of Prisons, De Sousa is set to be released in March of next year.


Dennis Prager vs CNN Panel on Abortion

Deep State Brennan Tosses Corrupt FBI Director Comey Under the Bus but Evidence Shows They Conspired Together

The Deep State is starting to eat each other. Former Obama CIA Director John Brennan is attacking former fired FBI Director James Comey. But evidence shows these crooks worked together in their Deep State coup.

Yesterday the former US Attorney for Washington DC, Joe diGenova, told Laura Ingraham on her show Ingraham Angle that Comey and Brennan are in serious trouble and better be lawyered up.
Joe diGenova: This is very serious business. For the first time I believe some of these guys are going to prison… Let me tell you something, Horowitz has already concluded that the final three FISAs were completely illegal. He’s now on the brink of finding that the first FISA was completely illegal. Durham has already used a grand jury in Connecticut. They’ve already gotten documents. He’s already talked to the intel people.

Laura Ingraham: How long has this been going on?

Joe diGenova: Durham’s been working for a couple months. The bottom line is this. This is now – big time! This is where Brennan needs five lawyers. Comey needs five lawyers.

Smart Ways to Make College Cheaper and Better

Distinguished professor emeritus of economics at Ohio University Richard Vedder’s new book “Restoring the Promise,” published by the Independent Institute based in Oakland, California, is about the crisis in higher education.

He summarizes the three major problems faced by America’s colleges and universities.

First, our universities “are vastly too expensive, often costing twice as much per student compared with institutions in other industrialized democracies.”

Second, though there are some important exceptions, students “on average are learning relatively little, spend little time in academic preparation and in some disciplines are indoctrinated by highly subjective ideology.”


Expert Psychologist Blocked on Twitter for Expressing Clinical Opinion on Transgenderism

In the early hours of Sunday morning, an expert Ph.D. psychologist who helped write the official psychological position on transgender identity was blocked on Twitter for expressing his opinion informed by clinical experience. His well-reasoned position was flagged for "hateful conduct."

On Saturday, Ray Blanchard — the Ph.D. psychologist and adjunct professor at the University of Toronto who served on the working group for gender dysphoria (the persistent condition of identifying with the gender opposite your biological sex) for the DSM V, the gold standard of definitions helping psychologists diagnose disorders for patients — tweeted out his clinically-informed opinion on transgender identity.

He still affirmed the controversial idea that sex-change surgery is the "best treatment" for "carefully screened, adult patients, whose gender dysphoria has proven resistant to other forms of treatment," but he opposed "treating" children who may change their minds. (Even this position is debatable, as people who have undergone sex-change surgery after persistent gender dysphoria have later rejected their transgender identity and lamented the mutilation of their bodies.)


Blowhard Democrats Are Green Phonies

Listening to politicians expound on the imminent dangers of that neologism "climate change" you wonder if any of these people could even pass a high school physics test. Maybe Rand Paul — he's an ophthalmologist. He had to take some chemistry. But most of them?

Nevertheless, the Democratic Party at the moment seems to be in a knockdown, drag-out fight for who can be the greenest of the green and push us forward to a brave new world propelled exclusively by solar and wind energy. Only the strongest (i. e. most slavishly devoted to renewable energy at all costs) will survive.

Bernie and AOC are currently beating Joe Biden over the head about this. Poor Joe is frantically shoring up his "environmental" credentials.

If you don't have a dog in this fight, it's kind of funny, but the least these scientific illiterates might do is read a recent Forbes article (it doesn't take a Ph.D.): "The Reason Renewables Can't Power Modern Civilization Is Because They Were Never Meant To." (I know, many of them don't care about "modern civilization," at least until they have to catch a plane. But hear me out.) Michael Shellenberger writes:


Corrupt and Wicked Obama-Appointed Judge Amy Berman Jackson Forbids Roger Stone to Speak to His Best Friend

We reported months ago and again in May 2018, that Obama appointed liberal activist Judge, Amy Berman Jackson, was assigned to the most important court case in US history, the Manafort case in the Trump-Russia hoax investigation.

Sadly, Judge Jackson has a horrible far left record on the bench. In 2013 Judge Jackson rejected arguments from the Catholic Church that Obamacare’s requirements that employers provide cost free coverage of contraceptive services in spite of being contrary to their religious beliefs. This was overturned by the Supreme Court.

In 2017 Judge Jackson dismissed the wrongful death suit against Hillary Clinton filed by two of the families who lost loved ones in Benghazi. The families argued that Clinton had done little to help their sons and then lied to cover it up.

Then on January 19, 2018, Paul Manafort’s case was reassigned to Judge Jackson on January 19th, a few weeks after being filed.


Report: Obama White House Orchestrated Clinton Email Cover Up

According to newly released emails obtained by Judicial Watch, the Obama White House was tracking a December 2012 Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) records request concerning Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, private email server. These new emails prove that the Obama White House knew about the scandal earlier than previously admitted, and attempted to cover it up.

Months after the Obama White House got involved, “the State Department responded to the FOIA requestor, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), falsely stating that no such records existed.”
Our discovery is centered upon whether Clinton intentionally attempted to evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by using a non-government email system and whether the State Department acted in bad faith in processing our FOIA request for communications from Clinton’s office. U.S District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ordered Obama administration senior State Department officials, lawyers, and Clinton aides, as well as E.W. Priestap, to be deposed or answer written questions under oath. The court ruled that the Clinton email system was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”



Former Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy claimed Tuesday the FBI cited articles and information from longtime Clinton fixer Sidney Blumenthal as corroboration for claims made in the Steele dossier, a scenario the former congressman called “a problem.”

In an interview with Fox News’ Martha Maccallum, Gowdy said when he was still in Congress, he saw an FBI spreadsheet that laid out all of the specific claims in the dossier, which former British spy Christopher Steele authored. The spreadsheet also cited information the FBI believed corroborated Steele’s salacious report, he said.

“I’ve seen the spreadsheet, Martha, I have seen each factual assertion listed in that dossier, and then I’ve seen the FBI’s justification. And when you’re citing newspaper articles as corroboration for a factual assertion that you have made, you don’t need an FBI agent to go do a Google search,” said Gowdy, who served on the House Intelligence Committee and is a Fox News contributor.


'My family supports him': Family of slain police Cpl. Ronil Singh thanks Trump during speech

As President Trump was speaking at Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service on Capitol Hill, he invited the family of Newman, Calif., police Cpl. Ronil Singh to say a few words. Singh was killed in the line of duty by a man who was in the country illegally in December 2018.

"I am the brother of Cpl. Ronil Singh. I’d like to thank every single law enforcement officer over here. What you guys go through, I heard stories from my brother. This man over here, the Singh family supports him. Whatever he’s doing for the law enforcement, we support him," his brother Reggie told the crowd.

"His team at the White House has reached out to us multiple times, multiple times. I don’t think that has ever happened before, ever. This man is amazing, and my family supports him," he said.


Ex-ICE Chief on 3 Things Trump Can Do Now to Secure the Border

Thomas Homan, who served as acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement under President Donald Trump, is an outspoken advocate for stronger border security. Homan spoke to The Daily Signal about the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and solutions for fixing it. A lightly edited transcript is below.

Rob Bluey: Why do we need to secure the border?

Tom Homan: We need to secure the border because we’re a sovereign nation. We have to protect our border. We are not a country without borders. This is not just about enforcing the law, it’s about saving lives. What’s happening on the border is not only a humanitarian crisis, it’s a national security crisis.

When the cartels move people across the border, even if they’re family units, they are tying up border control assets. A lot of the border is uncontrolled. It’s not being manned, which means the cartels are pushing drugs and bad people to areas that are unprotected. Not only that, people are dying. We already had two children die trying to cross this border.

If we had true border security, if we had a wall, if we enforce our laws the way they are written, enforcement to the fullest extent, you’ll not only save lives, you’ll secure this nation against harm.

Bluey: What are the three things the Trump administration can do right now to help fix this problem?

Homan: The three things we can do right now to address the border crisis is [first,] change the asylum laws. The threshold to pass your first interview on the border is too low.


Survey: Only 2-in-15 Americans Aware of Soaring Illegal Immigration to U.S.

Less than two-in-15 American voters are aware of the soaring levels of illegal immigration across the United States-Mexico border, a new survey finds.

The latest Harvard/Harris Poll reveals that when Americans are asked how many illegal aliens are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, only about 13 percent answer correctly. Meanwhile, about 76 percent of Americans believe illegal immigration levels are vastly lower than they actually are.

For example, there were nearly 100,000 border apprehensions in April alone. This puts illegal immigration at the southern border on track to outpace every year of illegal immigration under former President Obama and take the U.S. back to Bush era levels. At current rates, experts project there to be 863,000 border apprehensions this Fiscal Year, though this only counts illegal aliens who are caught at the border and does not include those who successfully cross.

Since Fiscal Year 2010, the number of border crossers and illegal aliens apprehended trying to enter the U.S. has been anywhere between 300,000 to 500,000.

In the Harvard/Harris Poll, though, less than two-in-15 American voters correctly said there are between 250,000 to 500,000 border apprehensions each year. Meanwhile, more than three-in-four Americans incorrectly said there are between zero to 250,000 border apprehensions a year.


MSP: APRIL 2019 DUI Arrests at Salisbury Barrack "E"

The following subject were arrested for DUI related offenses in April by MSP Troopers of the Salisbury Barrack:

Reginald Eugene Cornish 56yoa Salisbury, MD

Marcus L. Marshall 47yoa Salisbury, MD

Matthew C. Guldan 30yoa Salisbury, MD

Latoya Y. Bailey 33yoa Salisbury

Brian Joseph Bracken 65yoa Salisbury, MD

David Allen Chandler 45yoa Hebron, MD

Jasmine S. Tucker 29yoa Salisbury, MD

Tu Anh Hoang 35yoa Salisbury, MD

Eduardo Dolacruz Ramos 26yoa Salisbury, MD

Paulo Moises DeOliveira 32yoa Delmar, MD

Pablo Guadolupe Linares 48yoa Salisbury, MD

Richard W. Huntington 37yoa unk.

Terkesha Shanta Fisher 44yoa Salisbury, MD

Mark Henderson Hammond 48yoa unk.

Deborah Ruth Geissler 58yoa Delmar, MD

Angel Miguel Valderas 26yoa Quantico, MD

Jose David Francisco Mateo 33yoa Salisbury, MD

Sherron Oblee Williams 40yoa Salisbury, MD

Constance Amy Raynora Mack unk. Milford, DE

Robert Jose Strang Mayo 25yoa Berlin, MD

Paul Everette Duthoy 33yoa Baltimore, MD

Teanna Tasha Turner 39yoa Fruitland, MD

Justin Archer Campbell 32yoa Delmar, MD

Alan Adale Herdy Sr. 58yoa Salisbury, MD

Carl Ryan White 29yoa Salisbury, MD

Michael J. Petrizzo 25yoa Salisbury, MD

Casey Michael Thrush 26yoa Easton, MD

"NYC Mayor should clean up his backyard first"

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to announce 2020 White House bid on Thursday: source

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, widely known to have been pondering a White House run, is expected to announce his official entry into the crowded candidate field on Thursday, a source familiar with the situation told Fox News on Wednesday.

De Blasio will make the announcement in a Thursday morning video followed by an appearance on ABC News' "Good Morning America," said the source, who requested anonymity.

The mayor would be the 23rd Democrat vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, following Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who announced his own candidacy on Tuesday.


Is This A Real Cold?

Thursday Morning Funnies

Maryland State Police To Join Multi-State Kick Off To ‘Click It Or Ticket’ Seat Belt Mobilization Enforcement Effort

As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, Maryland State Police will join forces with law enforcement agencies locally, along with those in Delaware, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. to remind drivers and passengers of the importance of seat belt use, while also highlighting their “Move Over” laws.

New to the region’s Click it or Ticket campaign this year, which runs from May 20 to June 2, is a reminder of the dangers first responders and roadway workers face while stopped on the roadways. All 50 States have enacted “Move Over” laws, but very few Americans know they exist. According to a national poll by Mason Dixon Polling & Research, sponsored by the National Safety Commission, 71 percent of Americans have not heard of move over laws. So far in 2019, 14 law enforcement officers have been killed nationally in traffic-related crashes. Law enforcement will be emphasizing move over law enforcement efforts on May 16.

Maryland’s “Move Over” laws require drivers approaching from the rear of an emergency vehicle using visual signals while stopped on a highway to, if possible, make a lane change into an available lane not immediately adjacent to the emergency vehicle.