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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Fed Cuts Rates To Near Zero As Coronavirus Rips Through Economy

The Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate to near zero, a dramatic move not seen since the depths of the 2008 financial crisis.

It was the U.S. central bank's second emergency rate cut this month in an attempt to cushion the rapidly growing economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Fed also announced plans to buy $700 billion in government securities.


***CANCELED** AMBER ALERT ISSUED for Three Missing Children from New Jersey

Delaware State Police ***Cancels*** the “AMBER ALERT” at the request of the New Jersey State Police and the Franklin Township Police Department
The Delaware State Police are activating an AMBER ALERT at the request of the New Jersey State Police and the Franklin Township Police Department 
Delaware – On Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Franklin Township Police Department 1 (856)-694-1414 contacted the New Jersey State Police 1 (609) 963-6951 for an AMBER ALERT activation for three missing children taken by suspect Travis Russell, 36 of Williamstown, New Jersey, driving a 2017 silver Nissan Altima New Jersey registration H53MCS. He is described as approximately 6’02”, 220 lbs black male. 
The last known location was Newark, Delaware on 896 northbound near the Red Roof Inn heading toward Maryland.
Detectives believe the children may be in imminent danger.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call 911 immediately. Citizens may call the Franklin Township Police Department at 1 (856)-694-1414 or contact the New Jersey State Police 1 (609) 963-6951. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

Cases Of Coronavirus


The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic poses two threats: public health and economic.
I am living in Italy, where my wife, Callista, is the ambassador to the Holy See.
I have watched first-hand as the Italian government has worked hard to contain the coronavirus by imposing strong public health measures to try to get the epidemic under control. These measures will lead to significant economic challenges.
As I write:
  • All schools are closed in all of Italy.
  • All churches are closed (including St. Peter's Basilica).
  • All weddings and funerals are postponed.
  • All restaurants are closed.
  • In fact, all stores except grocery stores and pharmacies are closed.
  • People are urged to work from home unless they work in special designated factories

Ocean Downs Cutting Back 50% On Attendance Starting Monday

St. Patrick's Day At Caribbean Joe's

Talk about a blast! I want to thank all of you for coming by and having a blast, including the band Trailer Park Romeo. Come on by today and stay warm. We open at noon.

Maryland Delegates To Move Forward With Removing Plastic Bags From Stores

 Yesterday I spoke with Delegate Carl Anderton referencing the removal of plastic bags in the state of Maryland. It has been proposed in committee and has passed. Next week the House will vote yay or nay.

Carl informed me that they thought this one out a lot better then when they removed the Styrofoam containers. In the case of the plastic bags they are proposing paper bags as a replacement with NO FEE from the state. 

If the House and Senate pass this legislation it will go into effect in July of 2021. What many people don't realize is how difficult it is to separate these bags at the landfill. It has to be done manually and it is a huge expense across the state. It also gums up very expensive equipment and needless to say millions of these bags become airborne and pollute the environment.  

One of the solutions is this recycled grocery bag and I have to say in most cases right now even I use them. They're easy to work with and they last for years. 

So what's your thoughts on the state removing plastic bags from stores?

A Viewer Writes: PRMC and Covid19 (3-12-2020)

Someone just told me that a PRMC employee told them that PRMC has no testing kits for the virus. Supposedly they are putting anyone who comes in with the symptoms in quarantine until kits are available. Have you heard this? Do any doctors/hospitals in the area have the ability to test for it?

Wicomico County Public Schools will serve free nutritious meals to SOME children and teens during the two-week mandatory closure of schools.

Wicomico County Public Schools will serve free nutritious meals to children and teens during the two-week mandatory closure of schools.

The meals are available to to all WCPS children from birth to age 18, and to individuals over 18 who are mentally or physically disabled. Meal pickup will begin on Tuesday, March 17th, and will be available each weekday through Friday, March 27th.

A lunch and a snack will be available for pickup from 12-1 p.m. on weekdays outside of the following school locations:

• East Salisbury Elementary
• Fruitland Primary
• Pemberton Elementary
• Pinehurst Elementary
• Prince Street Elementary
• Salisbury Middle

For more information, please refer to our website at, or send inquiries to

 Sorry to the children  that don't live in Salisbury. Seems that the BOE doesn't care about you.

BREAKING NEWS EXCLUSIVE: SPD Officer Has Warrant Out For His Arrest (3-10-2020)

Ronald A. Brown, indicted today in Sussex County Superior Court, there's currently a warrant for his arrest.

Ronald Brown has been with the SPD force for 11 years

He's been indicted on aggravated menacing and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony

He's been on paid suspension leave since January 29th.

SU COVID-19 UPDATE: Classes canceled Thursday-Friday and important Spring Break announcement

Members of the SU Community,

While no positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are currently known at SU or on the Eastern Shore, the University continues to make preparations to help prevent the spread of the virus to our area.

Effective immediately, we are implementing guidelines that will take effect in two steps. In the first step, starting today, we will limit meetings and large gatherings, encourage social distancing and remote learning, and prepare those who are able to telework.

In accordance with guidance from the University System of Maryland, classes are canceled this Thursday-Friday, March 12-13, so faculty may prepare for remote (online) instruction. When preparing to leave for Spring Break, students should take with them all essential belongings, including medications and other materials, in case it should become necessary to implement step two of the guidelines, which may include restricting access to campus for an extended time.

From March 23-April 3, instruction will be delivered online in courses for which this is possible. While we do not expect the campus to be closed during this period, we ask that students not return to campus until Saturday, April 4. Please check your campus email, the SU website and the University’s Facebook and Twitter pages for announcements regarding any updates.

These measures follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USM and Maryland Department of Health on controlling the spread of the virus by decreasing the potential for human-to-human transmission.

SU also is discouraging its students, faculty and staff from all international and national travel at this time. The threat of COVID-19 will not last forever at its current level. Delaying travel now may prevent you from being infected or becoming a carrier and transmitting the virus to your loved ones, including elderly family members who may be at increased risk.

As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve in Maryland, throughout the U.S. and around the world, SU officials will hold a virtual town hall meeting 1:30-3 p.m. Friday, March 13, to answer questions and provide the most up-to-date information. A live streaming link will be available on the SU COVID-19 webpage,, prior to the event.

Please monitor SU’s COVID-19 webpage for any further updates, including campus communications and event cancellations.

Troopers Arrest Delmar Man for Aggravated Menacing and Weapon Charges-Delmar

Delmar- The Delaware State Police have arrested 42-year-old Ronald A. Brown of Delmar, DE on aggravated menacing and related charges.

On December 17, 2019, the Delaware State Police were made aware of an incident involving Ronald Brown. Further investigation revealed that the incident occurred on October 23, 2019 at Brown’s residence located in the 14000 block of Whitesville Road, Delmar, DE. A 39-year-old male acquaintance of Brown’s responded to his residence to retrieve money to complete mechanical work. As the victim entered Brown’s residence, an argument over the amount of money ensued. Brown grabbed the victim and proceeded to display a handgun while threatening the victim.

On March 9, 2020 a Sussex County Grand Jury indicted Ronald Brown for Aggravated Menacing and Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a Felony.

On March 10, 2020 Brown turned himself in at Troop 4. He was arraigned before the Sussex County Superior Court and released on $20,000 unsecured bond. A no contact order was also issued with the victim in this case.

Editor's Note:
This is a press release from Delaware State Police you can view the SPD Press Release pertaining to the same subject by clicking HERE.

Md. lawmaker wants slowpokes out of left lane

Maryland State Delegate Neil Parrott (R-2A) drives on Interstate 70 enough to know “no one in Maryland knows that you should stay to the right” while driving on a multilane highway.

“[It’s] the wild, wild West when you’re on I-70,” said Parrott, of Hagerstown. “Some people are passing on the far right lane.”

Parrott is pushing a bill that would encourage drivers to stay in the right lanes unless they are passing. Parrott, who owns his own traffic consulting business, hopes his bill will, to some degree, make things a little more orderly on the roads.


Do As We Say, Not As We Do: Read The City of Salisbury's Own Guidelines

This is direct information from the City of Salisbury.

Time to go Shopping.....

Currently at Sam's Club

  • Holt has no hand sanitizer and won't get any until July.
  • Holt and Sysco cancelled their trade shows.


Salisbury, MD ... Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver announced today that Wayne Strausburg, Director of Administration, is retiring from county service effective May 29, 2020. Mr. Strausburg has been an employee of Wicomico County since February, 2012.

Mr. Culver commented, "I am appreciative of the service rendered by Wayne to the citizens of Wicomico County and wish him well in his retirement."

A Viewer Writes......Barnes and Bias is not Noble (3-12-2020)

Barnes and Bias is not Noble

Joe, my wife and I stopped into Barnes & Noble Saturday evening and I was enraged to see no less than 23 anti-President Trump books placed in the best sellers and new book showcase at the front of the store. There were 2 books that could have been classified Pro Trump . I confronted a man at the counter and told them they had sunk to a new low and this is ridiculous bias against our president in which he responded “Good and ran away to the back of the store) . I was there at least 20 more minutes and he never returned. I also noticed extreme bias for Obama and separate sections for Trevor Noah and Oprah Winfrey and of course none of president Trumps books were anywhere to be found nor any prominent authors with conservative views. Barnes and Noble should be boycotted by all Trump supporters until they at least make an effort to be fair . The Bias is extreme and sickening!

A Viewer Writes......Corona virus - stupidest idea yet

Colleges around the country (including SU) are closing classes and in some cases campuses and going online only for the remainder of the semester.

Why I think this is the STUPIDEST idea yet:

1) The students are apparently at little to no risk themselves from the virus, they either won't get it or will have mild to no symptoms (that is part of the problem) so there is no need to cancel classes to protect the students.

2) The students are not at risk BUT they pose a risk to others, however cancelling live classes does not mean the students go into hibernation or become hermits - NO - they go to the coffeehouses, libraries, public buildings and spaces. They pour out of the no-risk enclave of the college into the community. My niece reported that after live classes were cancelled at her NYC college there were huge parties on and off campus! So much for preventing gatherings where the virus could be spread!

3) Students are capable of spreading the virus to vulnerable folks -- old and/or ill folks. Those are the people who should be "cocooned", self-quarantined, in hibernation or otherwise protected.

What should happen: Folks who are not in a high-risk group should go about their normal business, wash their hands frequently, stop buying up all the toilet paper, behave rationally, and check in (by phone) on their neighbors, friends, and relatives in high-risk groups. They should send their high-risk neighbors supplies as needed and provide (by phone) moral support and comfort. They should help monitor their high- risk neighbors' health and alert medical authorities if those folks seem to become ill. They should re-assure their high-risk neighbors that they can self-quarantine safely because they will not be forgotten or abandoned.

Other Local Media Sources Trying To Convince The Public Salisbury's Downtown Construction Is A Good Thing

Oh let's cut the BS. Businesses are leaving in desperation. Yet local media sources are trying to make it sound like there's a prize at the end of the day. No there's not! Many of these businesses have mortgages and have no choice but to stick it out or lose their property. Kuhns Jewelers was Downtown for ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY YEARS! They had to pack up and get the hell out of there.

It's the INFRASTRUCTURE Mayor Jake Day is replacing. Water and sewer lines. There will be nothing better about Downtown. You'll still have parking meters and guess what, LESS PARKING when all is said and done. And they have't even made it to the Downtown Plaza. 

The media is putting lipstick on a pig. Salisbury Maryland is a crime infested dump with a corrupt police department and yes, even a states attorneys office. 

Please, do tell me how all this construction will improve business when it's complete in a couple years. What will be so interesting that people will have this undying desire to come Downtown. This should get interesting. 

Mayor Jacob Day announces City COVID-19 Plan

Olive Garden hostess, 16, resigns and plans to sue after manager granted customer's racist demands to have a white server

A 16-year-old student has resigned from her job as an Olive Garden hostess after she says she was harassed by her coworkers for calling out workplace discrimination.

Amira Donahue and an unidentified server both claim they were targeted with racial discrimination last month when a white woman at the restaurant in Evansville, Indiana, demanded 'a server that wasn't black' - and the manager granted the request.

The chain revealed that that they had fired the location's manager after learning how they handled the altercation.

But Amira says that after the manager was terminated, her co-workers began making derogatory comments about her.


SPD Press Release (Assault with a Handgun-Arrest) 3-10-2020

Editor's note: The press release from the Delaware State Police can be found HERE

A Comment About The Salisbury Zoo (3-9-2020)

So I went to the zoo this weekend and was heartbroken! The Ocelot is gone, the capabarra are gone, the spider monkeys are gone. The cotton top monkeys are gone. The wolf exhibit was empty. A lot of the owls are gone! The coati are gone! Looks like they are already removing the animals. Their exhibits now say they are being redesigned! More Lies!!!!!!!!

Coronavirus Closings: Maryland Public Schools To Close March 16-27

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Schools across Maryland are preparing for a possible outbreak as COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

At a news conference Thursday afternoon, officials announced all public schools in the state will be closed next week and through Friday, March 27. School-sanctioned travel is also canceled.

All schools and school buses will be cleaned during the two weeks without classes, officials said. Schools are being asked to use spring break days as make-up days.

“Administrators, faculty, staff and parents and guardians should begin to immediately prepare for and to put into place measures for the continuity of educational services during a prolonged period of school closure,” State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon said. “Plans regarding childcare services are being developed by the state Department of Education at this time to ensure that the children of emergency services personnel, particularly those who are working in our health care facilities, will have access to childcare through a prolonged period of school closure.”


A Viewer Writes.......(3-13-2020)

As you probably know, the University closed down at 6:30PM last night. Persons using the Fitness Center were told to leave and were not allowed to take showers. This was after having been told earlier in the evening the the Fitness Center was going to remain open. They are now indicating it will be closed indefinitely.

I have never witnessed such paranoia that I can remember, and thought you may want to let your readers know.

Thank God It's Friday

What will you be doing this weekend?

Delmarva Power Seeking Rate Increase To Cover Cost Of Modernization

Delmarva Power is asking the Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) to increase electric and gas rates to offset modernization expenses

In a statement released Monday Delmarva Power said they are requesting that the PSC update electric and natural gas delivery rates to reflect the costs associated with reliability improvements to the local energy grid, along with new technology the company has implemented to meet customer needs and growth in Delaware.

These efforts have resulted in record service reliability for customers and led to the company winning national residential and business customer satisfaction awards, according to Delmarva Spokesman Timothy Stokes.

Stokes said the requests seek to adjust the typical Delaware electric residential customer’s monthly bill by about $3.68 and the typical residential natural gas customer’s monthly winter bill by about $6.00.


Coronavirus is coming EVERYWHERE says Tony Fauci as he warns the event calls for 'all hands on deck' and says people need to prepare NOW but stops short of backing closing schools - for now

Top national disease expert Anthony Fauci is urging the nation to take an 'all hands on deck' approach to the coronavirus – and urging officials to plan for immediate measures even in states that haven't had cases show up yet.

'It doesn't matter if you're in a state that has no cases or one case,' Fauci said at a press briefing with Vice President Mike Pence Tuesday. 'You have to start taking seriously what you can do now that if and when the infections will come – and they will come – sorry to say, sad to say, they will,' he told reporters.

'Everybody should say all hands on deck, this is what we need to do,' said Fauci, a top expert on infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health who has served in the government for decades.

Fauci said coronavirus cases continue to add up globally, and said the administration was paying 'paying particular attention to the cases in Europe, Italy and France.' Italy is currently in a nation-wide lockdown for the disease, which first emerged in China.


Ocean City St. Patrick's Day Parade Cancelled

SBYNews has just learned the 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade has been cancelled. 

Caribbean Joe's Will Be OPEN St. Patrick's Day

How Can People Be So Stupid?

I keep seeing and hearing people compare the two. The coronavirus is NEW, Idiots! How can you compare the two and act as if at this point and time there's any comparison! I have never seen so many STUPID people in my entire lifetime and it's local. Anywhere I go I hear people comparing the flu to this virus, I look on line and it's everywhere. The stupidity absolutely blows my mind. 

If I hear another person comparing flu deaths to coronavirus throughout history I'm going to knock that Joe Biden hat right off their heads. 

Dick's Sporting Goods pulling hunting gear from 440 more locations

Dick’s Sporting Goods has announced plans to remove the hunting departments from “approximately” 440 additional locations, following a similar — albeit much smaller — effort last year.

In a press release issued Tuesday along with the company’s fourth-quarter earnings report, Dick’s confirmed that it would be removing the hunting departments sometime “in fiscal 2020,” though there was no specific time frame announced.

Dick’s also declined to say which stores, in particular, would be affected.

Harvey Weinstein is rushed to hospital with 'chest pains' just hours after getting 23 YEARS in prison - as his attorney says sentence means he 'won't see the light of day'

Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein has been hospitalized with chest pains hours after receiving a 23-year sentence for sexual assault and rape.

Weinstein, 67, was sentenced on Wednesday in Manhattan criminal court following his convictions last month for forcibly performing oral sex on production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and third degree rape for the attack on Jessica Mann in 2013.

He was sentenced to 23 years in prison for sex crimes in a landmark #MeToo case that ended with six of his accusers sobbing and hugging each other from the front row of the courtroom.

According to NBC News, the convicted rapist was on his way back to Bellevue Hospital within hours of his sentencing after he started having chest pains.


Cory Booker Endorses Biden Saying He'll 'Restore Honor' to Oval Office

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Senator Cory Booker took to twitter early Monday to endorse Joe Biden for President.

The New Jersey Senator said Biden would restore honor to the Oval Office and tackle the nation's most pressing challenges.

Booker said, "The answer to hatred & division is to reignite our spirit of common purpose. Joe Biden won’t only win - he’ll show there's more that unites us than divides us."


Man sentenced to 1 year in prison for threatening to "put a bullet" in Ilhan Omar's skull

The New-York man who was convicted of threatening to kill Congresswoman Ilhan Omar in a hate-filled phone call was sentenced Friday to one year and a day in prison. Patrick W. Carlineo Jr., 56, pleaded guilty in November 2019 to threatening to assault and murder a U.S. official, and to being a felon in possession of firearms. His charges carried up to 10 years in prison.

Prosecutors said Carlineo admitted to calling Omar's office in Washington, D.C., in April 2019 and telling one of her staffers "I'll put a bullet in her (expletive) skull."

"Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood?" he asked the staffer, according to prosecutors. "Why are you working for her, she's a (expletive) terrorist... Back in the day, our forefathers would have put a bullet in her (expletive)."


Tom Hanks Says He Has Coronavirus

LOS ANGELES — The actor Tom Hanks said on Wednesday that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, have the coronavirus.

Mr. Hanks and Ms. Wilson, both 63, are in Australia, where he was set to film a movie about the life of Elvis Presley. “We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches,” the Academy Award-winning actor said in a statement. “Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers, too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus, and were found to be positive.”

He added that he and Ms. Wilson “will be tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires.”


Maryland State Police Arrest Caroline County Woman On Child Sex Charges

(KENT COUNTY, MD) – Maryland State Police have arrested and charged a woman with sexual offenses involving a teenager in Kent County.

The suspect is identified as Brittney Lyles, 29, of Ridgley, Maryland. Lyles was arrested Friday following an investigation by State Police. She was charged with two counts of fourth-degree sex offense, sex abuse of a minor, contributing to certain conditions of a child, and other related offenses. She was taken before a District Court commissioner in Talbot County for a bond hearing and is being held without bond at the Talbot County Detention Center.

An investigation into Lyles was initiated March 4 by the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, Upper Shore Region. According to a preliminary investigation, the alleged offenses occurred in February 2020. Investigators have learned Lyles was working as a teacher at the Kent County Alternative School Program at the time of the alleged incidents. She is not an employee of Kent County Public Schools.

According to the investigation, none of the alleged activities between Lyles and the victim, a 17-year-old male, occurred on school property. It is believed Lyles picked up the victim in her vehicle from an off campus location before taking him to another location where the offenses occurred.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack at 410-822-3101.

Joy Behar, 77, announces break from The View amid coronavirus concerns: 'I'm in a higher risk group because of my age, but I'm perfectly healthy'

Joy Behar is taking a break from The View amid the spread of the coronavirus.

'I'm in a higher risk group because of my age, but I'm perfectly healthy,' Behar, 77, said during a taping of the show Thursday that will air Friday, according to Variety.

'I don't look my age, but I'm actually up there - the number makes me dizzy.'


Russia Has Recorded Zero Coronavirus Deaths

Even as coronavirus ravages the rest of Europe, Russia, which closed its entire border back in January, still has zero recorded deaths from COVID-19.

What a stunning coincidence.

The latest numbers out of Russia show that just 28 people are recorded to be infected with coronavirus. There have been zero fatalities.

Compare these numbers to other European countries.

  • – Italy has 15,113 recorded infections and 1,016 total deaths.
  • – Spain has 3,059 recorded infections and 86 total deaths.
  • – France has 2,281 recorded infections and 48 total deaths.
  • – Germany has 2,512 recorded infections and 5 total deaths.
  • – The UK has 590 recorded infections and 10 total deaths.


GOP Gov. Hogan: Trump Hasn’t Communicated the Way I Would Like Him to on Coronavirus

Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) said on Sunday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Meet the Press” that President Donald Trump had not communicated the way he would prefer on the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Host Chuck Todd asked, “Are you concerned the president may undermine the efforts of the federal response?”

Hogan said, “Look, I think it was a really smart move for the president to elevate Vice President Pence to work across all the different agencies and to coordinate. As a former governor, he knows the governors are on the front lines. He is doing, I think, a good job of coordinating everybody and communicating with us. I think that’s the way the messaging ought to go. Has the president been perfect in his communication? I would say he hasn’t communicated the way I would and the way I might like him to. But I think the rest of the team has been doing a pretty good job.”


Virginia bill that would allow removal of Confederate statues passes Legislature

Confederate statues in Virginia may soon be subject to removal after the Democratic-led state House and Senate passed legislation over the weekend that would undo a law that blocks the removal of public war memorials.

The bill will now go to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, who has already indicated his support for localities having a final say on the issue.

The legislation includes exceptions for cemeteries and the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, which has a statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson. The bill also contains steps a locality must take before removing a monument.


Please consider canceling mass gatherings and large events.

A Viewer Writes.....


I've had issues as many others regarding the tearing down, defacing and ultimate removal of Historical Statues; particularly those from the Civil War.

As most readers realize, the Conflict that tore at the very fabric of our country was fought for various economic reasons.

Those who survived those horrific battles, Widows and Orphans used their meager incomes to erect these monuments to remind those who walk in the future, the great conflict that once existed.

Democrats later formed the KKK and continued to destroy lives long after the war up to the 21st Century.

Now progressive Democrats attempt to continue distraction by erasing this history; to keep most folks from learning of their evil desires on men and women.

I'm in wonder why the Historic societies are not standing their ground in preserving this history.

I also find it appalling we allow lawmakers LIKE HOGAN) to tear down these monuments.
If progressive Law Makers can get away with this , than it will not be long before they disarm the population and enter your home upon their written laws.

I'm eager to read what other Patriots have to say regarding these ignorant INCIDENTS happening at a fast rate by Progressives who hate the USA.

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Update: Police ‘Not Pursuing Criminal Charges’ Against Andrew Gillum After He Was Found in Miami Hotel Room with Bags of Crystal Meth

Former Florida Democrat Gubernatorial candidate and “rising star” Andrew Gillum was found in a Miami hotel room early Friday morning along with two other men experiencing a drug overdose.

Gillum was too inebriated to speak to paramedics.

According to one of the men involved in the “party,” he entered the hotel room to find Andrew Gillum and the other man under the influence of an “unknown” substance. Gillum then collapsed on the bed in a prone position before entering the bathroom to vomit. When police were taking statements from the men, Gillum was so drunk that he was unable to speak coherently.

Bags of crystal meth were also found in the Miami hotel room, but police are not pursuing criminal charges.


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: 6 New Maryland Cases Reported; Total 18 (3-14-2020)

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- The Maryland State Health Department has confirmed 6 additional cases of Coronavirus in the state bringing the total number to 18.

Of the new cases 1 has been reported in Carroll County, 2 in Prince George's County, 1 in Charles County, 1 in Anne Arundel County, and 1 in Baltimore County.

BGE announced it's suspending service disconnections and waiving new late payment fees.


Who Married Lee Boyd Malvo? D.C. Sniper And Wife Are ‘Soul Mates’ After Prison Wedding

The famous saying that love is blind may get put to the test after it was reported that one half of the infamous two-man team of snipers who killed multiple people in the D.C. metropolitan area nearly 20 years ago has gotten married. Lee Boyd Malvo, the baby-faced literal assassin who was found guilty for his role in killing 10 people and wounding three others in targeted long distances shootings in 2002, exchanged nuptials with a woman while he is serving life sentence in prison.

Malvo, who was 17 when he and John Allen Muhammad — who was executed in 2009 — terrorized an entire region for nearly a month by using a high-powered rifle to kill people at random by shooting people from the back of their car, got married at the Red Onion State Prison in Virginia last week, the Washington Post reported. While the identity of Malvo’s bride was not revealed, one of his lawyers told the Post that she is an “educated” and “very impressive young lady.” Craig S. Cooley went on to say that he believes “they are soul mates. She sees the good and sees Lee as I’ve always seen him, and I think the world would have seen him had Muhammad not taken over his life.”

Malvo’s adviser, who the Associated Press reported has served as the now-35-year-old man’s mentor since his trial in 2003, went a bit further than Cooley did.


Biden Shouts at Plant Worker Over Guns During Campaign Stop

Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden got into a heated exchange with a plant worker during a stop at a Detroit auto plant on Tuesday morning.

Walking through the crowd of hardhat donning employees while shaking hands and smiling for photos, Biden stopped abruptly to have a brief but tense and unpleasant encounter with one worker who wanted to discuss guns. The man questioned why Biden wanted to take his Second Amendment rights away which caused him to become immediately enraged as he began to shove his finger in the auto plant worker's face.

The former vice president could be heard shouting at the man over the noise of the large crowd that he would "take the AR-14s away," before trying to move on quickly. Biden then threatened to slap the man in the face and called him a "horse's ass." A campaign worker attempted to diffuse the situation by shouting "Thank you!" repeatedly but Biden dug in.


Delmarva Irish-American Club Announcement (3-12-2020)


If you live in Maryland, I’m sure you’ve heard about of the primary challenge against MD01 Congressman Andy Harris by Jorge Delgado.

This relatively young former congressional staffer has based his entire campaign on what he calls a poor voting record by “do-nothing” Harris. Particularly, the vote against H.R. 1327, the so-called 9/11 Victims Compensation fund, is Delgado’s go-to talking point.

In actuality, H.R. 1327 was a sixty year blank check being written to 600,000 people who rented or leased an apartment in lower Manhattan up to one year and three months after 9/11, not anyone who was a first responder or involved with the post-9/11 cleanup effort.

Harris’ vote against that pork barrel drew widespread bipartisan backlash, despite its pork barrel effect and overreaching the authority of congress. Congress already passed a bill for first responders that they review and renew every five years to ensure that the money is going where it is supposed to and being spent properly. H.R. 1327 did not do that.


Governor Hogan Announces Major Actions to Protect Public Health, Limit Spread of COVID-19 Pandemic (3-12-2020)

From the Office of Governor Larry Hogan

Governor Hogan Announces Major Actions to Protect Public Health, Limit Spread of
COVID-19 Pandemic
National Guard Activated; MEMA Activation Level Raised; Mass Gatherings Prohibited; Cruise Terminal at Port of Baltimore Closed
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced a series of major actions to protect public health and safety and limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland. Earlier today, the state reported its first case of community transmission. 
“This problem continues to evolve and will escalate rapidly and dramatically,” said Governor Hogan. “For Marylanders, the actions I have announced here today will be disruptive to your everyday lives. They may seem extreme, and they may sound frightening. But they could be the difference in saving lives and keeping people safe.”
“It is impossible at this time to know how long this threat will continue,” the governor continued. “What I do know is that my first and highest priority is protecting the health, the safety, and the welfare of the people of Maryland. We are all in this together, and we cannot stop the spread of this virus without each and every one of you doing your part. But I want you all to know that we will get through this together. Our state has already faced and overcome daunting challenges before, and we will do so again.”
Below is a comprehensive list of the actions announced today:

Trump reportedly told aides he fears journalists will purposefully try to infect him with coronavirus on Air Force One

President Trump puts on a brave face when talking about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, but things are reportedly pretty different behind closed doors.

Vanity Fair reports that Trump — a self-professed germaphobe — is "melting down over this." Perhaps not shockingly, he's focused on the media, in particular, one person close to the White House said. That reportedly includes him telling aides last week that he was concerned journalists would purposefully contract COVID-19 in an attempt to infect him on Air Force One.

Another source painted an image more in line with Trump's public reaction to the virus, as well, telling Vanity Fair he reportedly wants the Justice Department to "open an investigation of the media for market manipulation" as he tries to stave off, or at least provide a more optimistic outlook for, the plummeting stock market.


Pelosi: Trump reelection puts 'civilization as we know it' at risk

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President Trump getting reelected could endanger Western civilization.

As the California Democrat was speaking at Northeastern’s Women Who Empower Summit in Boston, Massachusetts, on Monday, she emphasized to attendees that she felt the results of the upcoming 2020 election would have negative, rippling effects across the globe.

"This election is a very important election. In my view, civilization as we know it is at stake. It's about everything. It's about America," Pelosi said.


Harvey Weinstein lawyers argue his 'fall from grace' is sufficient punishment in request for light sentence

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein argued his current health issues and "fall from grace" are sufficient punishments for raping and sexually assaulting women.

After being found guilty of first-degree sexual assault and third-degree rape in February, Weinstein's lawyers filed a letter on Tuesday ahead of the former producer's Wednesday sentencing, arguing that he be shown mercy with a five-year sentence.

“He has lost his means to earn a living. Simply put, his fall from grace has been historic, perhaps unmatched in the age of social media," they argued, adding that he “cannot walk outside without being heckled."