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BALTIMORE (AP) - More than 100 people participated in a silent protest before the start of the Baltimore Ravens game as the national anthem played inside the M&T Bank Stadium.
 
The Baltimore Sun reports that the protesters stood outside the stadium with their fists raised, then knelt down before the Ravens played the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
 

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Marc Appelbaum is no longer the Town Manager of Dewey Beach.

WBOC reports that the town council and Appelbaum came to an agreement on Saturday.

Appelbaum has been hit with controversy surround allegations of racial discrimination and sexual harassment.

A recent independent investigation recommended that Appelbaum be reprimanded but not suspended or fired.

Action on his tenure was postponed until the city council had read the full report.

There was also a delay because of a city election.

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MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AP) - The Maryland National Guard is deploying 15 soldiers to participate in relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

The soldiers are from the 729th Quartermaster Composite Supply Company, and departed from Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River on Saturday.

The soldiers are shipping off to Puerto Rico to help in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The unit will be deployed for about 30 days to help with water purification efforts on the island.

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The next Mayor of Salisbury could get a significant bump in salary which is currently set at $25-thousand.

That’s the recommendation by the Salary Review Committee in its report to the city council this evening.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the committee also recommended an 18 percent increase for City Council members from $12-thousand to just over $14-thousand a year.

The paper reports that Mayor Jake Day who is planning to run for re-election in 2019 has hinted he might veto any pay increase.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A federal judge has refused to consider a ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by a Delaware inmate over his treatment in prison, including repeatedly being fed an unpalatable food loaf given to unruly inmates.
 
The judge's ruling last week follows a federal appeals court decision in June upholding the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Kevin Dicken in 2010.
 

How are area churches responding to the increasing acceptance of same-sex marriage?

Guests:

Rev. Barbara Anne Fisher- Deacon at St. Alban's Episcopal Church

Ed Moore, a member of Asbury United Methodist Church

Note: On October 22, several panelists will discuss issues of the LGTBQ community.12:15 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Asbury Church with light refreshments served.

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Levis. They're not just for work anymore. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes, indeed, they have become a fashion statement.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Democratic Gov. John Carney says President Donald Trump's decision to end federal cost-share subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will hurt thousands of low-income Delaware residents.

Carney said in a statement Friday that low-income Delawareans rely on those taxpayer subsidies to make their health insurance and health care affordable.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A Maryland education panel has voted to rescind taxpayer-funded vouchers for a school whose handbook outlines discriminatory policies against gay, lesbian and transgender students.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the state advisory panel for Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today voted Wednesday to disqualify the school from receiving public funds.

The vote means Trinity Lutheran Christian School in Joppa will not get any more scholarship money this year.

School officials could not be reached for comment.

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BEL AIR, Md. (AP) - Seven Maryland high school students have been disciplined for creating a photo spelling out a racial slur.

A spokeswoman for Harford County Public Schools declined to say what type of discipline the students received, citing confidentiality policies.

The spokeswoman told The Baltimore Sun that six students posed for the photo and a seventh took the photo in the school library. The students spelled out the racial slur of African-Americans by pinning to their shirts or holding up oversized letters.

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BALTIMORE (AP)- Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, a policy consultant and wife of Rep. Elijah Cummings, says she'll seek the Democratic nomination for governor in Maryland.

Republican Gov. Larry Hogan is seeking a second term in next year's election.

Rockeymoore Cummings says she's concerned about economic inequality in the state.

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Amazon will be hiring around 4-thousand people in Delaware for the holiday season.

Nationwide the figure is 120-thousand.

Amazon has two fulfillment centers in the First State.

One is Middletown with over a million square feet and another in New Castle.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the jobs pay around $13 an hour.

The paper notes that many of them can turn into regular full-time positions after the holidays.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A judge has ruled that a lawsuit that could disrupt Maryland's fledgling medical marijuana industry can go to trial.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Circuit Judge Barry Williams ruled Wednesday that a trial should determine whether state regulators acted improperly when they chose certain companies to award lucrative licenses to grow the drug.

State lawyers had asked the judge to dismiss the case.

At issue are two of the state's medical marijuana licenses awarded to companies that did not rank among the top 15 applicants.

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The access ramp on southbound Route 13 near the Centre at Salisbury will reopen on Monday.

It’s been closed since July forcing travelers to detour east of Naylor Mill Road exit in order to travel south on Route 13.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the closure was required to rehabilitate the bridge on the eastbound side of the bypass that crosses Route 13.

Meanwhile, there will be a temporary median crossover for work on the southbound bridges north of Route 50 near the Norfolk Southern Railroad overpass, Old Ocean City Road and Ocean Gateway.

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CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - Health officials say about 150 people living in eight states have been sickened by salmonella after attending a chili cook-off in Virginia.

Dr. David Matson, director of the state's Eastern Shore Health District, said by phone Wednesday that half of them have sought medical treatment. Some have been hospitalized. 

More than 2,000 people attended the 18th Annual Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook-Off and Car Show on Sept. 30.

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The Mayor of Parksley James Eichelberger died suddenly on Tuesday.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Vice Mayor R. Wayne Marshall made the announcement yesterday afternoon on the town’s Facebook page.

Eichelberger has been mayor for the last nine years.

The paper reports that he worked on revitalization of Parksley’s downtown area along with getting the Eastern Shore Public Library and a Department of Motor Vehicles office.

Previously, he was the town manager of Exmore in Northampton County as well as an environmental manager for Perdue Farms.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeal from a double murderer who narrowly avoided the death penalty for crimes he committed as a juvenile.

In a one-page order dated Tuesday, the court upheld a judge's summary dismissal last year of an appeal by Michael Jones. Jones argued, among other things, that his lawyers were ineffective and his life sentence was unfair.

The 35-year-old Jones was convicted of the drug-related killings of Cedric Reinford and Maneeka Plant. Plant's late grandparents were state representatives Al and Hazel Plant.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former President Barack Obama is set to return to the campaign trail for the first time since he left office with a rally to help Democrat Ralph Northam in Virginia's closely watched race for governor.

The Northam campaign announced Wednesday that the lieutenant governor and Obama will appear together at an event in Richmond on Oct. 19.

Virginia is one of only two states electing new governors this year and the swing state's contest is viewed as a possible early referendum on President Donald Trump.

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - The lieutenant governor's race in Virginia features a Republican who is doing everything she can to differentiate herself from the rest of the party. Her opponent says she can't run away from her conservative record.

Democrat Justin Fairfax, a former federal prosecutor, and Republican Jill Vogel, a state senator from Fauquier County, are running for lieutenant governor in next month's election. The post offers few formal duties other than breaking ties in the state Senate. But it invariably serves as a launching post for future gubernatorial runs.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is in Japan trying to lure more business to the Old Dominion.

McAuliffe's office announced Wednesday the governor was traveling to Japan for a four-day trade and marketing mission where he will meet with senior business executives.

McAuliffe is one of the most well-traveled governors in the country and this is his 33rd trade mission.

Virginia is home to nearly 70 Japanese companies and is the ninth largest export market for Virginia.

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(AP) Authorities say a third person has been arrested in the beating of a black man at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Lt. Matthew Edwards is spokesman for the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office in Arkansas. He said in a phone interview that 22-year-old Jacob Scott Goodwin of Ward, Arkansas, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from Charlottesville by U.S. marshals near his hometown.

Lt. Steve Upman, a spokesman for police in Charlottesville, says Goodwin is charged with malicious wounding in the Aug. 12 beating.

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CROFTON, Md. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to committing a hate crime by hanging a noose outside a middle school has delivered a public apology, saying he didn't mean to scare or discriminate against anyone because of their race.

Nineteen-year-old Conner Prout stood before roughly 60 people at a meeting of the Caucus of African American Leaders on Tuesday and apologized for his role in a stunt that sent Crofton Middle School students running to the guidance counselor's office in tears, the Capital reports .

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The landmark Dumser’s Dairyland on the Ocean City boardwalk will be around a little bit longer

Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan says the town will not move against the establishment until there is a final decision by the Court of Special Appeals.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that means the restaurant will not have to shut down at the end of this month.

The paper adds that Meehan’s statement indicated a decision would not be forthcoming until sometime next year.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm a decision upholding the constitutionality of the state's ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

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GLOUCESTER POINT, Va. (AP) - Researchers say the total amount of oxygen-deprived dead zones in Chesapeake Bay this summer was the biggest since 2014.

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science also said Monday that the total amount of dead zones this summer increased by 10 percent over last year.

The institute has used a three-dimensional forecast model since 2014 to gauge areas of oxygen depletion - or hypoxia - in which oxygen dissolved in water falls so low it no longer supports fish, crabs, oysters and other aquatic organisms. Pollution has been blamed.

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The owners of a home where some 31 dogs were rescued in Seaford say they were unaware that the man who lived there owned so many animals.

Another 41 were found dead.

The family spoke off camera with WBOC.

They told the television station that the resident was an older man whose partner had recently died.

They said they knew he had dogs in the garage and kennel but that he refused to let anyone in to see them.

The family told WBOC that they went through 35 keys before gaining access.

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The 20th annual Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo is taking place this coming weekend at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art.

The event sponsored by the Museum and Salisbury University says it will feature both modern and antique decoy carving competitions.

There will also be an antique decoy competition called the “Old Birds”.

The old decoys can also be appraised at the event.

There will be 30 vendors ranging from folk art and collectible hunting items to antique decoys.

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A food-cook off in Chincoteague is the source of an outbreak of Salmonella.

Officials are trying to get in touch with around 2-thousand who attended the Chincoteague Chili and Chowder Cook Off on Saturday.

Some are from other states.

They are asking them to fill out surveys to help answer questions about the outbreak as well as letting them know they should contact their local physician.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that so far the Accomack County Health Department has heard from around 350 people who were at the event.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Delawareans are doing their best to lend a helping hand to the victims of the recent hurricanes in the Atlantic.

Gov. John Carney is announcing a new website, delaware.gov/relief, where Delawareans can learn about different ways to donate to disaster relief efforts, as well as volunteer their time.

U.S. Senator Chris Coons and Delaware National Guard Adjutant General Carol Timmons are among other officials who planned to join Carney on Wednesday to encourage contributions to the relief efforts.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Republican-controlled legislative commission has asked for a broad study of the office of Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring.

The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission approved a resolution Tuesday asking staff to do the study. The move comes a month before Herring faces a challenge from Republican John Adams in the election.

The study would include how the office spends proceeds from asset forfeiture and an examination of salary increases.

Herring's spokesman called it an "obvious political stunt."

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