Saturday, March 29, 2014

Man Charged With Inappropriately Touching Child & Kidnapping

In all the years my husband has been mudbog racing I have  never given a thought towards something like this happening!  I have always feared that children, because of being small in size, would go unnoticed by the driver of the truck and be run over, lost in the woods or even abducted.

These ARE family/community events and bring spectator families and racers with their families together for a day of racing.  Most of us have made close lifetime friendships with many and it would cause great devastation were something like this to occur again.

KUDOS to those who were able to intervene and rescue that child from the monster at Morgan’s Corner in Elizabeth City, N.C.

Too bad they couldn't throw the creep into the bog during the Unlimited Class or X Class races!

Man charged with inappropriately touching child, kidnapping in Pasquotank









A man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and taking indecent liberties with a child, among other charges, according to Sheriff Randy Cartwright of Pasquotank County.

On Saturday an event was being held at Morgan’s Corner Proving Ground about 8:00 p.m. Two Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Deputies were on assignment there when they observed a confrontation.

Sheriff’s Cartwright says that confrontation was a group of people stopping 43-year-old Edward Imwald Jr. from inappropriately touching a young child.

Officers say that the suspect inappropriately removed the child without permission from the parents and inappropriately touched the child behind a bus that was parked at the event.

The owner of the motocross park, Chris Smith, says while many people were watching trucks mud bogging, others saw Imwald’s every move and intervened.

“It just goes to show the people that attend these types of events are not just rednecks that don’t care about anything but to drink beers,” Smith said. “The people that were attending the event were smart enough and aware enough that they saw something they didn’t like and gave this person, I guess you would say, ‘country justice’ out here in Elizabeth City.”
Edward Imwald Jr.

People at the event intervened, which caught the attention of a deputy.

Imwald was arrested and charged with Simple Assault, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Indecent Liberties with a Minor, and Kidnapping. He is being held on a $22,000 bond.

This case is still under investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident may contact the Sheriff’s Office at 252-338-2191 or the Hotline at 252-335-5555.

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APRIL Is "National Distracted Driving Awareness Month"

FROM:  Somerset County (MD) Sheriff's Office

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office announces that April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

 Through the Maryland Department Of Highway Safety, the Sheriff’s Office has received a mini grant that will allow deputies to work overtime enforcing Distractive Driving throughout the county.

 Deputies will be patrolling the counties roadways, focusing on Distractive Driving in an attempt to lower vehicle crashes by enforcing the use of cell phones, texting, eating while driving, and any other distractions within the vehicle that would distract a driver while operating a motor vehicle.

Somerset County Sheriff’s Office

Somerset County (MD) Sheriff's Office  Most Recent Arrests

Charles Edward Collins, Princess Anne was arrested 2-28-14 for driving on a revoked driver’s license, driving on a suspended driver’s license, and driving without a license. Collins was released on signatures pending court actions.

 Leslie Lynn Benton, Wenona was arrested 3-2-14 for driving on a suspended driver’s license, and a stop lamp violation. Benton was released on signatures pending court actions.

 Shaneka Carlisa Woolridge, Glenn Dale Maryland was arrested 3-2-14 for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, and driving in violation of license restrictions. Woolridge was released on citations pending court actions. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop conducted by deputies in the area of UMES Blvd, Princess Anne.

 Everett James Williams Sr., Crisfield was arrested 3-5-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Williams was held on a $ 500.00 bond.
 
 Danyal Dnote Dashiell, Salisbury was arrested 3-6-14 on a warrant for violation of probation. Dashiell was held on a $ 35,000 bond.
 
 Keshana Shaqcanda Miller, Berlin was arrested 3-9-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Miller was released on a $ 1,000 unsecured bond.

 Two female juveniles were arrested on 3-9-14 for fighting in public. During patrols, deputies witnessed a fight in progress in the area of Antioch Ave, Princess Anne between two females. Deputies arrested and charged both females with 2nd degree assault. Both females were later released to parents pending juvenile court actions.

 Terry Alonzo Milbourne Jr., Princess Anne was arrested 3-10-14 on a warrant for violation of probation. Milbourne was held without bond.

Keshana Shaqcanda Miller,  Berlin, arrested 3-9-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Miller was released on personal recognizance.

 Richard Nathanial Armstrong,  Salisbury, arrested 3-12-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Armstrong was held on a $ 500.00 bond.

 Jeremiah Alexander Irwin,  Ocean City, arrested 3-12-14 on a warrant for violation of probation. Irwin was held without bond.

 Keshawn Lovell Wright,  Charlestown West Virginia, arrested 3-14-14 on a warrant for violation of probation. Wright was held without bond.

 Gabriele Janeen Heath, Westover, arrested 3-14-14 on a warrant for failing to appear in court. Heath was held on a $25,000 bond.

Don's Seafood ~ Deer & Beer Night

 
 
 
 
Snow Hill Area Chamber of Commerce

TIME MACINE ... This Sunday's Preview.


1939.. What's the issue? It's opposed by 34 of 35 Somerset County ministers; 2002.. Pocomoke and Crisfield facing loss of outpatient clinics; 1967.. Construction of Salisbury Mall to begin; 1975.. Spring Festival Days in Pocomoke City; 1898.. 2-hour "Quick Route" to Chincoteague Island; 1953.. Pocomoke's squab ranch.
 
Although you may not find all of these items in a history book, they are a part of our local history and you can read more about it this Sunday right here at The Pocomoke Public Eye! 
 

Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about? It can be just a line or two, or more if you wish. Send to tkforppe@yahoo.com and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!

“2014 Annual Vietnam Veterans “Welcome Home” Day

Vietnam Veterans “Welcome Home” Day

 
 
 
"Recognized around the country as a moment of reflection, a day of commemoration and a time to pay due respect to Veterans who sacrificed so much during the Vietnam War."
 
 
 
Other links you may like:
 
 
 

Presidential Proclamation -- Vietnam Veterans Day

VIETNAM VETERANS DAY
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION
 
On January 12, 1962, United States Army pilots lifted more than 1,000 South Vietnamese service members over jungle and underbrush to capture a National Liberation Front stronghold near Saigon.  Operation Chopper marked America's first combat mission against the Viet Cong, and the beginning of one of our longest and most challenging wars.  Through more than a decade of conflict that tested the fabric of our Nation, the service of our men and women in uniform stood true.  Fifty years after that fateful mission, we honor the more than 3 million Americans who served, we pay tribute to those we have laid to rest, and we reaffirm our dedication to showing a generation of veterans the respect and support of a grateful Nation.
The Vietnam War is a story of service members of different backgrounds, colors, and creeds who came together to complete a daunting mission.  It is a story of Americans from every corner of our Nation who left the warmth of family to serve the country they loved.  It is a story of patriots who braved the line of fire, who cast themselves into harm's way to save a friend, who fought hour after hour, day after day to preserve the liberties we hold dear.  From Ia Drang to Hue, they won every major battle of the war and upheld the highest traditions of our Armed Forces.
Eleven years of combat left their imprint on a generation.  Thousands returned home bearing shrapnel and scars; still more were burdened by the invisible wounds of post-traumatic stress, of Agent Orange, of memories that would never fade.  More than 58,000 laid down their lives in service to our Nation.  Now and forever, their names are etched into two faces of black granite, a lasting memorial to those who bore conflict's greatest cost.

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Worcester County Recreation & Parks ~ ZUMBA GOLD

 
Zumba Gold is the newest Fitness class offered by WCRP. This easy to follow program lets participants move to the beat at their own speed.
 
 It's an invigorating, community-oriented, dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating!
 
 Zumba Gold classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults.
 
 When: Mondays & Fridays April 7 - June 27, 10:00 - 11:00 am Who: Ages 45+
 Where: Worcester County Recreation Center
 Instructor: Lea Cataggio
 Cost: $35/participant
 
 For more information contact Lea Cataggio 410-632-2144 x109

Friday, March 28, 2014

Arrests ~ Worcester County Sheriff's Office

 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 

March 27, 2014 at 12:20 am Deputies from the Worcester County Sheriff Office were on patrol in the area of 51st Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City, when they observed a vehicle traveling with no headlights on. A traffic stop was made. Deputies met with the driver and observed her to be nervous. Deputies requested a K-9 from the Ocean City Police Department.
 

 A Ocean City K-9 Officer conducted a scan of the vehicle which lead to a positive alert. While searching the vehicle Deputies found a large amount of Marijuana, a large amount of Prescription Pills Adderall, Molly (a powder form of MDMA), and other drug related items.
 
The driver was 19 year old Jessica Lynn Gerz of Strasburg, PA, and the passenger was 20 year old Derrick Logan Scamuffa of Strasburg, PA. Both were arrested and charged with a list of drug related charges. Scamuffa was held on $25,000.00 bond at the Worcester County Jail and Gerz was released on Personal Recognizance.
 
March 27, 2014 at approximately 2345 hours, Deputies from the Worcester County Sheriff’s office responded to Elm Street in West Ocean City, Maryland to investigate a malicious destruction of property.
 
During the investigation, a vehicle driven by Selma Elizabeth Kolb (DOB 12-01-1948) of Ocean City, MD pulled into the parking lot at this location. The driver of the vehicle had been acting strangely and deputies approached the vehicle to question the driver.
 
Upon contact with the driver, Deputies detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage about the driver’s breath and person. Kolb submitted to field sobriety testing and was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

UPDATE On Downtown Pocomoke City Art Stroll

City of Pocomoke

Due to the weather, the Art Stroll will be held inside the Delmarva Discovery Center from 5-8pm this evening.

 This will still be an awesome event w/ local artists & craftsmen, live entertainment, & food, wine & beer!

 

http://downtownpocomoke.com/

Downtown Pocomoke City 4th Friday Art Stroll

Photo BW
From City of Pocomoke

4th Friday Art Stroll tonight in Downtown Pocomoke from 5-8pm.
If it rains the event will be held inside the Delmarva Discovery Center Museum Store.


 Check our facebook page or www.downtownpocomoke.com for that decision later this afternoon.

4th Friday facebook

And there's always room for music!!

“2014 Annual Vietnam Veteran’s Day" ~ March 29th”


3rd Annual Vietnam Era Veterans Welcome Home Day

Saturday March 29th will be the 3nd Annual National Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.

 An Open House will be held at the Synepuxent Post #166 American Legion located at 2308 Philadelphia Ave. Ocean City, Md. this year The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #1091 Ocean city, Md. will be a partner in this years event.

The time will be 1300hrs until 1600hrs with a lunch served to Vietnam Era Veterans. A presentation of the POW/MIA Table will be held at 1500hrs by Bill Wolf.

 In 2007 the US Congress and US Senate passed a resolution proclaiming March 29th as the National Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. Since that time the states of New Hampshire and Connecticut have passed legislation making it official in those two states.

There will be information available from the 50th United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration www.vietnamwar50th.com which is the home base for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The ground work has been laid and Post #166 is a Commemorative Partner with this National Group appointed by the Department of Defense.

 Information concerning the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) will also be available. Post #166 has over 400 members of Vietnam Veterans and they should be recognized. A Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) has been formed and Chapter President Nelson Kelly will be part of this years program.

 WELCOME HOME

 For more information please contact Sarge Garlitz firstsgt166@msn.com cell phone 443-735-1942 anytime.

American Legion Post 166 Ocean City, MD (FACEBOOK)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

VOTE For Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce

Voting continues daily through March 31st!!

Only a few days left to cast your vote for
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REVISED - ADDITIONAL CHARGES OBTAINED FOR SUSPECT

Maryland State Police Press Release 03/27/2014

REVISED - ADDITIONAL CHARGES OBTAINED FOR SUSPECT IN SALISBURY ASSAULT ON POLICE

(SALISBURY, MD) – As the search continues for the fugitive, police have obtained an additional warrant charging the suspect in connection with the assault on police in Wicomico County last night that occurred while he was fleeing an attempted arrest.

The suspect is identified as Edwin Fletcher, 31, whose last known address was in Salisbury, Md. Early today, police obtained an arrest warrant for Fletcher, charging him with multiple counts of first degree attempted murder, second degree attempted murder, first degree assault, second degree assault and related charges. This warrant is in addition to the felony drug warrant police were attempting to serve on him last night when the assaults occurred.


Further investigation has determined there were two Maryland state troopers and a Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office deputy in the car that was rammed and run over by Fletcher, who was driving a rented Dodge Ram pickup truck. All three police officers were injured. They were treated for their injuries at Peninsula Regional Medical Center and released early today. They are on leave while recovering from their injuries.

The investigation indicates three police officers fired their pistols at the suspect after the lives of the officers in the car were threatened by the actions of Fletcher. They include a state trooper assigned to the State Police Gang Enforcement Unit, a deputy assigned to the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force, and a Salisbury Police Department officer assigned to the Gang Enforcement Unit. There is no indication Fletcher or the unidentified person with him was struck by police gunfire.

The injured officers and the officers who fired their weapons will be not identified. Each of the officers works undercover. Releasing their identities will jeopardize their personal safety.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigation into the police involved shooting is continuing. Upon completion, it will be submitted to the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office for review.
 

David Craig and Jeannie Haddaway on House-Passage of State Budget

 
David Craig and Jeannie Haddaway
on House-Passage of State Budget
 
Harford County Executive David Craig and Del. Jeannie Haddaway released the following joint statement upon House-passage of the state budget today:
 
“Maryland’s budget has increased from $29 billion in actual spending in 2007 to $40 billion proposed for fiscal year 2015, a spending increase of 36% over seven years.
 
“We must re-think the proper role of government in Maryland. Are we really better off with 80 tax, fee and toll increases than we were just seven years ago? Are the schools better, are the roads better, and are we better able to obtain health care or keep neighborhoods safer in 2014 compared to 2007? How is it possible that there is still a deficit in the budget after repeated promises that taxes would be the solution? It can only be attributed to mismanagement and lack of leadership.
 
“The results of no leadership are in. Rather than grow government, we will increase people’s take home pay and spur job creation by eventually eliminating the state’s income tax. In order to do that, we need a sound plan to stop ever-increasing spending.
 
"We commend the House Republican caucus for offering an alternative budget that reduces O’Malley’s spending by 3% yet still allows for a 1% increase over last year’s budget. It is a reasonable and responsible approach – especially given the recent revenue write downs.
 
"Unfortunately, the majority party and the state's top elected officials chose pension fund raids and other accounting tricks in a never-ending quest to increase spending and taxes."

Maryland State Police - ADDITIONAL CHARGES OBTAINED FOR SUSPECT

Maryland State Police Press Release
03/27/2014


ADDITIONAL CHARGES OBTAINED FOR SUSPECT IN SALISBURY ASSAULT ON POLICE

(SALISBURY, MD) – As the search continues for the fugitive, police have obtained an additional warrant charging the suspect in connection with the assault on police in Wicomico County last night that occurred while he was fleeing an attempted arrest.

The suspect is identified as Edwin Fletcher, 31, whose last known address was in Salisbury, Md. Early today, police obtained an arrest warrant for Fletcher, charging him with multiple counts of first degree murder, second degree murder, first degree assault, second degree assault and related charges. This warrant is in addition to the felony drug warrant police were attempting to serve on him last night when the assaults occurred.

Further investigation has determined there were two Maryland state troopers and a Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office deputy in the car that was rammed and run over by Fletcher, who was driving a rented Dodge Ram pickup truck. All three police officers were injured. They were treated for their injuries at Peninsula Regional Medical Center and released early today. They are on leave while recovering from their injuries.

The investigation indicates three police officers fired their pistols at the suspect after the lives of the officers in the car were threatened by the actions of Fletcher. They include a state trooper assigned to the State Police Gang Enforcement Unit, a deputy assigned to the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force, and a Salisbury Police Department officer assigned to the Gang Enforcement Unit. There is no indication Fletcher or the unidentified person with him was struck by police gunfire.

The injured officers and the officers who fired their weapons will be not identified. Each of the officers works undercover. Releasing their identities will jeopardize their personal safety.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit investigation into the police involved shooting is continuing. Upon completion, it will be submitted to the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office for review.


Delegate McDermott Stands Up Against Bathroom Bill


'Delegate McDermott Stands Up Against Bathroom Bill'
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Today the House of Delegates will be debating SB-212 on final reading. The bill would make transgender identified people a special protected class of citizens to allow them full access to any and all public accommodations.  There is great concern that this will create a host of problems for Maryland businesses. There is no real exceptions, and those that exist require similar accommodations be provided if these folks are not allowed in certain areas of an establishment (spas, locker rooms, etc.).
 
“We have issues in Maryland that need to be addressed,” said Delegate Mike McDermott, “and insuring that a teacher can be ‘Sam’ on Monday and ‘Sally’ on Friday is what the democrats choose to make the object of their attentions in the State House. The bill is misguided at best, and destructive at its core.”
 
The Republicans are making an effort to make bathrooms excepted from this bill as well as other private accommodations where people are disrobed or partially disrobed without the need to create another space for transgenders, but no floor amendments were allowed yesterday when the bill was on Second Reader. It is doubtful that the democrats will allow any changes to the bill today.
 
The potential outfall and burdens that will be placed upon our businesses and families cannot be fully appreciated. The failure of the House democrats to allow for us to function as a deliberative body so that this legislation can be properly scrutinized is a great injustice to our citizens.
 
“The fact that we are even debating this issue on the floor of the General Assembly is disturbing; but the probable passage of this legislation should make every Marylander shake the democrats from their seats” said Delegate McDermott.

The vote will occur around noon today.
 

Old FARMER'S ALMANAC 2014

Best Fishing Days and Times For 2014
 
Here's a list of the best fishing days and times for 2014, when the Moon is between new and full (EDT).
 
2014 Best Fishing Days
  • January 1–15
  • January 30 – February 14
  • March 1–16
  • March 30 – April 15
  • April 29 – May 14
  • May 28 – June 13
  • June 27 – July 12
  • July 26 – August 10
  • August 25 – September 8
  • September 24 – October 8
  • October 23 – November 6
  • November 22 – December 6
  • December 21–31
For your customized Moon times, see our Moon Phase Calendar.

The Sun, Moon, tides, and weather all influence fish activity. For example, fish tend to feed more at sunrise and sunset. During a full moon, tides are higher than average and fish tend to feed more.

However, most of us go fishing when we can get the time off, not because it is the best time!



Best Times for Fishing
  • One hour before and one hour after high tides, and one hour before and one hour after low tides. Inland, the times for high tides correspond with the times when the Moon is due south. Low tides are halfway between high tides.
     
  • During the "morning rise" (after sunup for a spell) and the "evening rise" (just before sundown and the hour or so after).
     
  • When the barometer is steady or on the rise. (But even during stormy periods, the fish aren't going to give up feeding. The smart fisherman will find just the right bait.)
     
  • When there is a hatch of flies—caddis flies or mayflies, commonly. (The fisherman will have to match his fly with the hatching flies or go fishless.)
     
  • When the breeze is from a westerly quarter rather than from the north or east.
     
  • When the water is still or rippled, rather than during a wind.

READ MORE..

TIME MACHINE ... This Sunday's Preview


1939.. What's the issue? It's opposed by 34 of 35 Somerset County ministers; 2002.. Pocomoke and Crisfield facing loss of outpatient clinics; 1967.. Construction of Salisbury Mall to begin; 1975.. Spring Festival Days in Pocomoke City; 1898.. 2-hour "Quick Route" to Chincoteague Island; 1953.. Pocomoke's squab ranch.


Although you may not find all of these items in a history book, they are a part of our local history and you can read more about it this Sunday right here at The Pocomoke Public Eye!

Do you have a local memory to share with PPE readers.. such as a big snow storm, a favorite school teacher, a local happening, something of interest your parents or grandparents told you about? It can be just a line or two, or more if you wish. Send to tkforppe@yahoo.com and watch for it on a future TIME MACHINE posting!
4th Friday-Facebook

 
First 4th Friday
Art Stroll & Block Party
from 5-8pm in Downtown Pocomoke!
In the event of rain the Art Stroll will be held inside the
Delmarva Discovery Center.
 
Please check our facebook pages & www.downtownpocomoke.com  tomorrow for that decision.
 

Maryland State Police - SEARCH CONTINUES

Edwin L. Fletcher
Maryland State Police Press Release
03/27/2014


SEARCH CONTINUES FOR SALISBURY SUSPECT IN ASSAULT ON POLICE

(SALISBURY, MD) – A combined police search effort is continuing in Wicomico County and throughout the Lower Shore area for a felony drug fugitive who used his pickup truck last night to assault police who were trying to arrest him.

The fugitive is identified as Edwin L. Fletcher, 31, whose last known address was in the 27000-block of Riverside Drive Extended, Salisbury, Md. He is described as an African American male, 6”2”, 160 lbs. Fletcher was already wanted on a warrant for a felony drug charge. Additional charges are pending in connection with his assault on police that occurred last night.

State, county and city police continued the search for Fletcher throughout the night. The search is being coordinated by the Maryland State Apprehension Team, a combined unit of police investigators skilled in locating fugitives. While the search is continuing in the Wicomico County area, police have notified law enforcement throughout the region to be on the lookout for Fletcher.

The Maryland state trooper and Wicomico County sheriff’s deputy injured during the attempted arrest of Fletcher last night were both treated and released from the hospital overnight. They will be on leave while recovering from their injuries.

Shortly after 8:00 p.m. yesterday, a combined state, county and city team of police officers was searching for Fletcher in an attempt to serve the arrest warrant for the felony drug charge. Fletcher was observed in a parking lot off of Market Street in Salisbury in a rented Dodge Ram pickup.

When police converged on Fletcher’s vehicle, identifying themselves and ordering him to surrender, he rammed a state trooper’s vehicle head on and then drove up onto the car. In fear for the life of the trooper, police on the arrest team fired at the suspect, but there is still no indication the suspect was struck. The suspect fled the area in his truck, but the vehicle was found abandoned a short time later.

The investigation, led by the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit, is continuing. Assistance is being provided by the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, the Salisbury Police Department, the Maryland State Apprehension Team, and Maryland State Police from the Salisbury Barrack, Criminal Enforcement Division, and the Forensic Sciences Division.

NASA TV to Air Arrival of New Space Station Crew Thursday

NASA Television will broadcast the arrival of three crew members to the International Space Station beginning at 7 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 27. Their Soyuz spacecraft will dock with the station at 7:58 p.m. Coverage will resume at 10:15 p.m. for hatch opening at 10:40 p.m.

Expedition 39 Flight Engineer Steven Swanson of NASA and Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday (3:17 a.m. Wednesday in Baikonur).

Their Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft did not complete a same-day rendezvous, as originally planned. Engineers are reviewing data to determine why the third in a series of rendezvous maneuvers that were to be conducted Tuesday did not occur as scheduled, thereby delaying the space station rendezvous two days. In conversations between flight controllers in Moscow and Houston, initial information indicates the spacecraft was not at the proper attitude, or orientation, for the automated thruster burn that puts the spacecraft in perfect position to dock with the space station.

Russian flight controllers confirmed Wednesday that the Soyuz performed two rendezvous maneuvers required to put the spacecraft on the proper course for docking Thursday, and all systems on the Soyuz spacecraft appear to be functioning normally.

Once the hatches are open, the three newest crew members will be greeted by Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos.

Swanson, Skvortsov and Artemyev will remain aboard the space station until mid-September. Wakata, Mastracchio and Tyurin have been aboard the orbital outpost since November 2013 and will return to Earth May 14, at which time Swanson will take command of Expedition 40.

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:


For b-roll and other media resources, visit:


For more information on the International Space Station, visit:

Maryland State Police Press Release - Search Underway

Edwin Fletcher
03/26/2014


 SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR SUSPECT IN ASSAULT ON POLICE IN SALISBURY

(SALISBURY, MD) – State, county and city police are searching tonight for a wanted suspect who fled from police trying to arrest him and injured two police officers during his getaway.

Police are searching for Edwin Fletcher, 31. He is described as an African American male, 6’2” tall, 160 lbs. A search is underway in the Salisbury area. Police are using K-9 dogs and a State Police helicopter, in addition to police on foot and in cars.
 

Details are still preliminary. At this time, known information is that shortly after 8:00 p.m. today, a task force team of Maryland State Police, Salisbury Police and Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office personnel were working an undercover investigation attempting to locate Fletcher, who is wanted on a warrant for drug felony charges.

Police observed the suspect pulling into a parking lot off Market Street in Salisbury. The suspect was driving a Dodge Ram pickup and had another person in the truck with him. Police pulled in to surround the truck and attempt an arrest of the suspect. They activated emergency police lights and some officers got out of their cars identifying themselves verbally and with badges, while wearing jackets that said POLICE.

Instead of surrendering, the suspect driver, believed to be Fletcher, immediately accelerated the truck rammed head on into a trooper’s car. He then accelerated again and drove up onto and over the troopers car while the trooper was inside, injuring the trooper. In fear for the trooper’s life, police officers on the scene fired at the suspect driver as he was driving over the trooper’s car.

After driving over the police car, the suspect left the parking lot and fled the area. A short time later, police found the pickup truck abandoned on Camden Avenue.

A sheriff’s deputy was also injured in the incident, but how his injuries were sustained is not clear at this time. Both the trooper and deputy were transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where they are being treated.

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit is on the scene and conducting an investigation into the police involved shooting. There is no indication at this time the suspect was struck by police gunfire. No police officers were injured by gunshots.

The investigation is continuing. Additional information will be provided tomorrow after it becomes available through further investigation.
 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hogan condemns O'Malley/Brown Adminstration .....


Mar 25, 2014
Hogan condemns O'Malley/Brown Administration broken pension promise, urges restoration of full funding

Annapolis, MD - March 25 - Gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan today called upon House and Senate leaders to reject the O'Malley/Brown Administration's plan to withhold $100 million in promised payments into state worker pension funds.

Hogan said:  "The O’Malley/Brown Administration's scheme to loot $100,000,000 in promised payments into state employees' pension funds is shameful.  There are a lot of good hardworking people in state government and they should not have to pay the price for the O'Malley/Brown Administration's reckless spending and mismanagement.  State leaders need to keep their promise to these workers," Hogan concluded.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

David Craig and Jeannie Haddaway on State Budget

As the O’Malley – Brown budget is being considered in the House of the General Assembly, Harford County Executive David Craig and Jeannie Haddaway released the following joint statement:
 
“Maryland’s budget has increased from $29 billion in actual spending in 2007 to $40 billion proposed for fiscal year 2015, a spending increase of 36% over seven years.
 
“We must re-think the proper role of government in Maryland. Are we really better off with 80 tax, fee and toll increases than we were just seven years ago? Are the schools better, are the roads better, and are we better able to obtain health care or keep neighborhoods safer in 2014 compared to 2007? How is it possible that there is still a deficit in the budget after repeated promises that taxes would be the solution? It can only be attributed to mismanagement and lack of leadership.
 
“The results of no leadership are in. Rather than grow government, we will increase people’s take home pay and spur job creation by eventually eliminating the state’s income tax. In order to do that, we need a sound plan to stop ever-increasing spending.
 
"We commend the House Republican caucus for offering an alternative budget that reduces O’Malley’s spending by 3% yet still allows for a 1% increase over last year’s budget. It is a reasonable and responsible approach – especially given the recent revenue write downs.
 
"Year after year the Republican Caucus has offered viable alternatives - if these alternatives had been adopted we would not have found ourselves in this fiscal mess, and with a tax code that punishes everyone far more than the vast majority of other states in the nation."
 

From The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office

 
Worcester County Sheriff’s Office
Press Release
 
    March 22, 2014 -  at approximately 1459 hours, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the area of George Island Landing Rd and Greenbackville Road, Stockton, Worcester County, Maryland, for a report of an intoxicated driver, involving a hit and run crash.  It was reported that a white van struck a mailbox on George Island Landing Road, and continued driving.  Deputies observed the mailbox and determined that the mailbox was hit, but no damage was done to the mailbox.
 

While en-route to the scene Deputies observed a white van matching the vehicle description, at a residence on George Island Landing Road.  Deputies made contact with the driver, later identified as Jeffery Dean Hillman, 53, of Stockton Maryland, who was still seated in the driver’s seat.  Upon contact with Hillman, Deputies detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from the vehicle and on Mr. Hillman’s breath.  Mr. Hillman was then asked to perform field sobriety tests.  Based on Mr. Hillman’s performance of the field sobriety tests, Mr. Hillman was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Mr. Hillman was later released on Maryland Uniform Traffic Citations.
 
March 24, 2014 -  at approximately 1321 hours, a Deputy with the Worcester County Sheriff's Office stopped to assist a motorist who had broken down in the area of Racetrack Road and Worcester Highway in Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland.  A driver's license and wanted check on a occupant in the vehicle, who was identified as Andrew Foster Cogar, 33, of Dagsboro, Delaware revealed that he was wanted on an outstanding Bench Warrant for Failing to appear on a Driving While Suspended case. 
 
Mr. Cogar was into custody and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner where he was released on his personal recognizance.

Worcester County Sheriff's Office

From the Desk of Pocomoke City Police Chief Kelvin D. Sewell

 
POCOMOKE CITY POLICE
 PRESS RELEASE
 MARCH 15 TO MARCH 20, 2014
 
 March 15, 2014 at approximately 3:41 PM, Pocomoke Police responded to a Shoplifting complaint at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Pocomoke City. Upon arrival Pocomoke Police learned the suspect in custody exited Wal-Mart without paying for her merchandise. Further investigation revealed the suspect had an Outstanding Arrest Warrant for fail to pay a court ordered fine. Arrested was Kristy Godwin, age 24 of New Church Virginia. Godwin was charged with Theft. She was taken to the Worcester County Detention Center held on $257.50 bond.
 
March 15, 2014 at approximately 5:49 PM, Pocomoke Police responded to a Shoplifting complaint at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Pocomoke City. Upon arrival Pocomoke Police learned the suspect in custody did exit Wal-Mart without paying for his merchandise. Arrested was Jonathan Nelson, age 32 of Crisfield, MD. Nelson was charged with Theft and released on his personal recognizance.
 
 March 16, 2014 at approximately 12:14 AM, Pocomoke Police while patrolling the downtown area came in contact with a subject that possibly had an active Arrest Warrant. Further investigation revealed the subject had an active Warrant for Theft. Arrested was Terrence Gale, age 31 of Pocomoke. Gale was released on his personal recognizance.
 
March 18, 2014 at approximately 2:04 PM, Pocomoke Police received a complaint regarding a vehicle driving in the Pocomoke area with possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Upon receiving the call Pocomoke Police observed the vehicle in question. Pocomoke Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Further investigation resulted in the driver being issued a Criminal Citation for Possession of Marijuana. Arrested was Jocelyn Hurley, age 19 of Pocomoke, MD.
 
March 18, 2014 at approximately 5:23 PM, Pocomoke Police responded to a call for service in the area of Bonneville Avenue Apartments. Upon arrival Pocomoke Police observed several individuals in the area. Upon identifying all individuals, police learned one subject had an active Arrest Warrant for Violation of Probation. Arrested was Keydrick White, age 23 of Pocomoke. White was transported to the Worcester County Detention Center.
 
March 18, 2014 at approximately 5:49 PM, Pocomoke Police served an Outstanding Warrant for Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession with intent to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substance on Tyrone Nixon, age 34 of Pocomoke MD. Nixon was transported to the Worcester County Detention Center on $3,000 bond.
 
March 19, 2014 at approximately 3:29 PM, Pocomoke Police conducted a traffic stop. Upon contact with the driver Pocomoke Police recognized him to have an Outstanding Warrant for 2nd degree Assault. Arrested was Kevin Taylor, age 37 of Pocomoke MD. Taylor was released on his personal recognizance.
 
March 19, 2014 at approximately 5:50 PM, Pocomoke Police was attempting to conduct a Field Interview on a possible Wanted Subject. Pocomoke Police was then confronted by two individuals in a disorderly manner. One subject was attempting to interfere with the Officer from making an arrest. Arrested for Disturbing the Public Peace was Bryant Kellam, age 21 of Pocomoke MD. Arrested for Resisting/Interfering with Arrest was Valisceya Pugh, age 43 of Pocomoke MD. Both subjects were issued Criminal Citations and released.
 
 

TV’s Judge Joe Brown Gets Jailed

TV’s Judge Joe Brown Jailed By Real Judge

(CNN) — TV’s Judge Joe Brown was jailed on a contempt of court charge issued by a Tennessee juvenile judge Monday, according to a court spokesman.

Brown, 66, was sentenced to five days in jail after he became “pretty raucous” and “challenged the authority” of Magistrate Harold Horne, another judge told CNN.

Brown, a former Shelby County criminal judge, was in court to represent a client in a child-support case. He apparently became upset when he was told the case was not on the afternoon docket, Chief Magistrate Dan Michael said.

Horne, who “is a real laid-back guy,” gave Brown several chances to calm down before finding him in contempt, Michael said.

Horne held Brown was in contempt five times “before they were able to get him out of the courtroom, Michael said.

The court staff and judges “were all kind of floored” by Brown’s behavior, Michael said.

Brown was booked into the Shelby County jail in Memphis Monday afternoon, sheriff’s spokesman Chip Washington said.

Brown presided over a syndicated reality TV show based on court case arbitration for 15 years until it was canceled last year.

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Pocomoke Little League Has NEW Website

So that everyone interested can keep up with the information they need the Pocomoke Little League on facebook has a NEW website.

http://www.leaguelineup.com/pocomokelittleleague

 If you would like to volunteer, please contact one of our Board Members.  Board member info is listed on website. 

Also listed are special dates that any participant needs to be aware of.

Winter Weather Advisory

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
347 AM EDT TUE MAR 25 2014


...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY...


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY FOR THE EASTERN SHORE.

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE LOWER TO MID 30S DURING THE EVENING.

WINDS WILL BE FROM THE NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH...BECOMING NORTHWEST.

RAIN WILL BEGIN TO MIX WITH AND CHANGE TO SNOW LATE IN THE EVENING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW CAN GENERALLY BE EXPECTED BETWEEN 9 PM AND MIDNIGHT.

ROADS WILL QUICKLY BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. GUSTY WINDS MAY ALSO LEAD TO BLOWING SNOW AT TIMES OVERNIGHT.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

SNOW HILL VOL. FIRE DEPT. TO SPONSOR 1st MUDBOG FOR 2014

FIRST ANNUAL SNOW HILL VOL. FIRE DEPT. MUDBOG ~ 2014 ~
 
 
SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014
 
Gates OPEN @10:00 AM
 
Admission  $10
 Children under 10 free
 
Racing begins @ 12:00
 
The Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Dept. will be selling 
 BBQ chicken dinners - ticket price $7.00
 
Location:
Snow Hill Fire Dept.
Snow Hill, Maryland
 
 
Snow Hill Mud Bog - map available here

Reward for Information on Missing 8-Year-Old


FBI Washington

$25,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to the Location and Return of Relisha Tenau Rudd

The FBI has announced a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the location and return of missing 8-year-old Relisha Tenau Rudd, described as a black female, 4’0” tall, weighing approximately 70 to 80 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, and a medium complexion.

Law enforcement authorities are seeking information about Kahlil Malik Tatum, of the 2500 block of N Street in Southeast Washington, in connection with this investigation. Tatum is described as a black male, 5’7” tall, and 170 pounds.

An arrest warrant has been issued in Prince George’s County, Maryland, for 51-year-old Tatum for the murder of his wife, 51-year-old Andrea Denise Tatum, also of N Street, Southeast Washington. The victim was discovered in a motel room in the 6100 block of Oxon Hill Road on Thursday, March 20, 2014. A separate reward of up to $25,000 is offered by Prince’s George’s County Police Department to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

The investigation is being conducted jointly by the Metropolitan Police Department, Prince George’s County (Maryland) Police Department, and the FBI’s Washington Field Office. Anyone with information is asked to call their local law enforcement or the FBI.