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COVID ALLEGANY COUNTY
Nearly 30% of County Residents are Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

On Friday, 83 people received COVID vaccinations at a walk-in clinic at the Allegany County Fairgrounds multipurpose building, which offered both... Read Full Story

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Allegany College of Maryland Summer Scholarships

Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) is awarding approximately $30,000 in summer scholarships on a first-come, first-serve basis to new and current... Read Full Story

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Gov. Justice announces West Virginia mask mandate will end June 20

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced Friday that he is targeting June 20 to get rid of indoor face masks.  State medical experts... Read Full Story

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ACPS Weekly COVID-19 Update

For the week of May 3-7, 2021, ACPS reports one case of COVID-19 in a staff member, and two cases of COVID-19 in students who were within an... Read Full Story

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Court hears challenge to topless ban in Ocean City

A ban on bare-chested women at the beach in Ocean City, Maryland, violates the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection and should be... Read Full Story

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$6.5 Million For 33 Strategic Industry Partnerships Through EARN Maryland Program

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that over $6.5 million in state funding has been awarded to 33 strategic industry partnerships through the... Read Full Story

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Hogan Announces Post-Pandemic Mental Health Initiative

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced a $25 million initiative aimed at helping school-age students recover from the... Read Full Story

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FSU Students/Faculty Responding Positively to On-Campus Vaccine Mandate

It was announced last month that students, faculty and staff at a dozen Maryland universities including Frostburg State will be required to get a... Read Full Story

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Funding Approved for Guardians of the 1st Amendment Memorial

Maryland’s spending panel has approved funding for a memorial honoring five people killed at the Capital Gazette newspaper in 2018. The... Read Full Story

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City Firefighters Receive Top Service Honor

On March 7th Cumberland Firefighters Brayden Pennington and Nick Miller responded to a medical call from the Cumberland Arms... Read Full Story

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Hagerstown Man Injured in Fuel Tank Explosion

Deputy State Fire Marshals are investigating an incident where a man was injured when a fuel tank... Read Full Story

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Gov. Justice announces West Virginia to host major outdoor adventure and patriotism festival

Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the Summit Bechtel Reserve in southern West Virginia will host the 2021 Adventure On! Freedom Fest – a... Read Full Story

COVID MINERAL COUNTY
85th COVID-19 Death Reported in Mineral County

The county health department reported Thursday a  92-year-old man is Mineral County's 85th resident to die from COVID-19. Health... Read Full Story

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25 Drug Indictments returned by Mineral County Grand Jury

According to the Mineral County... Read Full Story

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Rocky Gap Casino Resort Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Its Award-Winning Golf Course

Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Flintstone, Maryland will host a “20th Anniversary Week” for its award-winning Rocky Gap Golf Course... Read Full Story

COVID MARYLAND
Maryland Surpasses 5 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has officially surpassed the milestone of 5 million COVID-19 vaccines... Read Full Story

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Two Tractor Trailer Roll Overs Causing Traffic Delays

Allegany County Emergency Services reported a tractor trailer rollover on Interstate 68 East at the 70 mile marker just after midnight. The scene... Read Full Story

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Power Outage Affecting Allegany/Garrett Counties

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Potomac Edison is reporting service outages affecting parts of Allegany and Garrett Counties. About 200 customers in Allegany... Read Full Story

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Police Make Assault Arrest

On May 5th, 2021 officers of the Cumberland Police Department responded to a North Waverly Terrace address for a reported assault. Upon officers... Read Full Story

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Vehicular Crash Leads to DUI Arrest

On May 6th, 2021 officers of the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 100 Block of Greene Street for a reported multi motor vehicle... Read Full Story

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WCBC/FSU Student Scholarships Announced

Three Allegany County Public School students were recently selected as 2021 recipients of the WCBC/Frostburg State University annual High School... Read Full Story

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Grantsville Section of Rt. 219 Completed

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WV Superintendent Defends Decision to Resume In-Person Learning

Despite much debate and controversy at the time- West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Clayton Burch said Wednesday  the decision to bring... Read Full Story

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Wife of Former House Speaker Taylor in Critical Condition

“Polly” Taylor, the wife of former Maryland Speaker of the House Casper Taylor, remains in critical condition in the ICU at Mercy... Read Full Story

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Former Scenic RR Board Member Caporale Discusses Reasons for Resignation

Allegany County Commissioner David Caporale tells WCBC News that although the county still have concerns with fiscal and management operations at... Read Full Story

COVID MARYLAND
Appointments No Longer Needed at Maryland Mass Vax Sites

Maryland residents can now get vaccinated without an appointment at any of the state's 13 mass vaccination sites. Governor Larry Hogan made... Read Full Story

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Morriss: Search for New Administrator was not Optimal

In an appearance on WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show” Wednesday- Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss acknowledged that the search process for... Read Full Story

COVID ALLEGANY COUNTY
16 New Cases of COVID-19 reported

 A walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held in Mt. Savage on Thursday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mt. Savage Fire... Read Full Story

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Maryland Department of Health launches free statewide mobile COVID-19 testing program

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today launched a free mobile COVID-19 testing program to enhance testing engagement and access in... Read Full Story

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Several Medication ‘Take Back’ Events in Allegany County this Month

The Allegany County Sheriff's Dept will be conducting several medication take back events this month, including Friday, May 7th at the... Read Full Story

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Hogan Announces Creation of Nursing Homes COVID Database

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McCoury Family Eager to Resume Performances

There will not be a DelFest on Memorial Day weekend, but that does not mean we will be without the McCoury family's... Read Full Story

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City to Hire Recruiter as Search for New Administrator Continues

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council voted 4 to 1 last night to hire a recruiter to aid in the search for a... Read Full Story

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WV COVID Czar Addresses Rumors, Myths, Misinformation about Vaccines

As officials push for more people to get vaccinated, there appears to be three groups holding out. One doesn't... Read Full Story

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Maryland Police Union Leader Warns of Profession in Crisis

The president and CEO of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police says he believes his profession is dying.  Sergeant Clyde... Read Full Story