Don Rush

Assoc. Program Director- Sr. Producer News and Public Affairs

Don Rush is the News Director at Public Radio Delmarva (WSCL/WSDL) in Salisbury, Maryland on the campus of Salisbury University. He has spent the last 35 years in broadcast journalism specializing in national politics. Before coming to Salisbury he spent 12 years in Washington DC with the Pacifica Network News bureau. During the 1980’s he was News Director at KFPK in his home town of Los Angeles. He also worked for the Los Angeles based wire and audio news service CNS/RNW. Locally, he has become an award winning journalist covering everything from development and environmental issues to local politics.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's police commissioner says an officer recorded while repeatedly punching a man could face a second-degree assault charge.

Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle said at a news conference Monday that investigators are considering that charge for the officer who resigned after Saturday's encounter.

Tuggle says officers are trained to act without emotion and he called the "repeated head strikes" and attempt to take the man to the ground "disturbing." He says body camera video from two officers is "relatively consistent" with video circulating online.

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(AP) The son of a powerful Republican congressman has lambasted his father on Twitter for "ruining" the career of a recently fired FBI agent.

Bobby Goodlatte targeted his father, Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, on Twitter after Monday's news that the FBI fired Peter Strzok. The agent had sent anti-Trump text messages during the Russia investigation.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - A ruling to determine the winner in a Maryland fishing tournament has cast the event president in a tough spot.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia, reports two white marlins caught at the White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Maryland, last weekend each weighed 83 pounds. But a ruling which awards the title to the fish that isn't gaffed, or on a hook, meant the difference between $2.6 million for the winner and $130,000 for the runner-up.

Tournament founder and president Jim Matsko said when a lot of money is involved, people get upset.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Virginia investigators say they've found no evidence of abuse at a detention facility after immigrant teens described being strapped to chairs with their heads covered with bags.

The investigation found the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center does use restraint chairs on "out-of-control" residents considered a safety threat, but that doesn't meet the legal threshold of abuse or neglect.

Regulators made several recommendations to improve conditions inside the facility.

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It was tie at this year’s White Marlin Open.

At least when it came to weight.

Both Gregory Giron and Pascual Jimenez both brought in white marlins weighing 83 pounds.

But in the end it was Jimenez who was set to take an award of $2.58 million while Giron will claim less than $130-thousand.

The difference in how the fish was caught that gave the edge to Jiminez.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Giron gaffed the fish meaning the boat used a sharp hook to stab the fish and lifted it in the boat.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Shop Maryland Tax-Free week is underway.

The annual week that coincides with preparation for the new school year began Sunday.

Clothing and footwear under $100 will be exempt from the state's 6 percent sales tax.

The first $40 of a backpack or book bag will be exempt as well.

Maryland's tax-free week runs through Saturday.

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he supports the University of Maryland's decision to put the football coach on administrative leave after troubling reports about the program following a player's death.

Hogan, a Republican, said Saturday he expects an investigation will be "wide-ranging and thorough." He says if reports are confirmed, "strong and permanent corrective actions should be taken immediately."

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Richard Byrne and Patricia Coluzzi have won two seats on the Rehoboth Beach commission.

Byrne received 660 votes while Colluzi picked up 583.

Gary Glass came in third with 515.

WBOC reports that there were a total of just over a thousand votes cast on Saturday – including absentee ballots.

The two will be sworn in on September 21st at a regular commission begin.

And they will serve three year terms.

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DELAWARE CITY, Del. (AP) - The Delaware City Refinery says it will tap on a new source of hydrogen late next year.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports the refinery owned by PBF Energy has long discussed plans to build a Delaware hydrogen plant.

The plant would be built just before the United Nations imposes sulfur restrictions on fuel for cargo ships.

The additional hydrogen will enable the refinery to produce larger amounts of low-sulfur fuel for ships. It also will enable the refinery to refine less expensive heavy crude.

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CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - A NASA official says there's no threat of closure for the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

The Daily Times of Salisbury, Maryland, reported Friday that concerns have grown over the facility's future. NASA recently launched a study to increase "efficiencies" between Wallops and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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