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State alerts residents to take precautions amid excessive heat

 The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) is alerting residents of an excessive heat watch forecast today through Sunday evening, July 21 for... Read Full Story

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Trooper 5 crew rescues Injured Accident man

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Judge Orders Gov. Justice to Provide Documents in Residency Case

A judge has ordered lawyers for the governor of West Virginia to hand over documents requested in an ongoing  lawsuit over his residency.... Read Full Story

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ICE Explores Opening New Detention Center In Maryland

U.S. immigration officials are considering opening a detention center... Read Full Story

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Gas line work will impact Greene Street traffic this weekend

The City of Cumberland would like to notify the public on behalf of Columbia Gas of Maryland and its contractor Northern Pipeline... Read Full Story

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Board members Frank, Fraley discuss education issues on WCBC’s Dave Norman Show

Allegany County Board of Education members Tammy Fraley and Deb Frank joined WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show” for a wide ranging... Read Full Story

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A Pair of Tractor Trailer Fires Slows Interstate 68 Overnight

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Allegany County Emergency Services were dispatched to I-68 near mile marker 51 on Martin's... Read Full Story

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City Police Serve Assault Arrest Warrant

On July 17, 2019, the Cumberland Police served an Arrest Warrant on Christopher Maistros, age 37, of Cumberland, Maryland.  The Warrant... Read Full Story

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Disturbance Complaint Leads to CDS Arrest

On July 17, 2019, the Cumberland Police responded to Mullen Street for a disturbance.  When officers arrived they located Kara Miller, age... Read Full Story

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City Amends Ordinance to Prohibit Large Vehicle Parking

In an effort to alleviate some parking issues downtown, the Cumberland Mayor and City Council took action Tuesday to amend the city’s... Read Full Story

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Rutherford Cautions Celebrating Drop in Overdose Deaths with Work Still to Do

U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest. The Centers for Disease... Read Full Story

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Board Appoints Blank; Frank and Fraley Call Process Tainted

Despite serious objections with the process expressed by two members of the Allegany County School Board – board president Robert Farrell... Read Full Story

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City Will Meet with CSX Today on Bridges

Cumberland city officials will meet this morning with representatives of CSX Transportation to review design options for two new West Side... Read Full Story

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Western Maryland IT Center recognized

The Western Maryland IT Center of Excellence (IT Center) was recognized with the 2019 Innovation Award at the 27th annual conference of the... Read Full Story

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Tractor trailer accident on I-68

A tractor trailer accident just after 4 Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 68 near the 43 mile marker. No injuries reported and units cleared the... Read Full Story

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School Board approves interim principal at Career Center

At the July 16th school board meeting, the Board of Education approved the appointment of Mr.... Read Full Story

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Farrell discusses superintendent process, debate

Allegany County Board of  Education President Robert Farrell joined WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show” Wednesday morning to discuss... Read Full Story

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City Recognizes Local Mibsters

During Tuesday night's Mayor and City Council meeting, four local marbles players who represented Cumberland were recognized and presented... Read Full Story

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BREAKING: Rt. 220 Closed Due to Down Trees

Rt. 220 is currently closed in Bowling Green near the Upper Potomac Industrial Park due to trees down. Traffic is being diverted into Industrial... Read Full Story

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Cohen Provides Updates on West Side Bridges

City Solicitor Michael Cohen presented the latest updates to the three west side bridges that have been closed for months with slow progress... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Man Arrested After Stealing Phone

On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 the Cumberland Police Department responded to South Street for the report of several subjects involved in a... Read Full Story

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Butler Defends County’s Economic Development Efforts

Lashing out at what he called “armchair”  experts-  Allegany County Administrator Brandon Butler took the last five minutes... Read Full Story

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Franchot Announces Milestone for Unclaimed Property

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has  announced that the Unclaimed Property section of the agency has surpassed a significant milestone... Read Full Story

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Board Names Interim Superintendent by 3-0 Vote

By  a vote of 3-0 with two members abstaining, the Allegany County Board of  Educaton on Tuesday selected Jeffrey Blank to serve as the... Read Full Story

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Maryland Black Bear Lottery Now Open

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for the 2019 black bear hunt lottery. Successful applicants will... Read Full Story

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Maryland Congressman Explains Why He Voted Against 9/11 First Responder Bill

Maryland's only Republican Congressman is offering a justification for voting against the funding bill that would pay for the health costs of... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Police Serve Arrest Warrant

On Monday, July 15th, 2019 the Cumberland Police Department served an arrest warrant on James Hugh Rossell charging him with robbery, assault, and... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Man Arrested After Shooting Air Rifle

On Monday, July 15th, 2019 the Cumberland Police Department responded to the area of Park Street for the report of a male with a gun.  When... Read Full Story

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Morriss to Meet with Appeals Board Ahead of CSX Meeting

Cumberland city officials will meet Thursday with representatives of CSX Transportation to review design options for two new West Side... Read Full Story

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Board Audit could be Submitted This Week

Barring any last minute obstacles, the Allegany County Board of Education should be able to submit it’s long overdue audit report to the... Read Full Story

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County Approves New Contracts to Improve 911 Call System

At the request of Allegany County Emergency Services Director  James Pyles, the County Commissioners have approved more than $1.3 million in... Read Full Story

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Maryland Renews Cooperative Agreement with Japanese Region

Governor Larry Hogan today joined Governor Yuji Kuroiwa of Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan to sign and renew a Memorandum of Understanding between... Read Full Story

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Former Washington County Superintendent suspended by North Carolina BOE

WDVM is reporting that a former Washington County Superintendent was suspended Monday from... Read Full Story

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2 dead, officer and woman hurt at Baltimore clinic

Two people are dead... Read Full Story

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Frostburg State University to Rededicate John Leake Hall of Fame Room

Frostburg State University will rededicate a space in the Harold J. Cordts PE Center in honor of John Leake, a coal miner who... Read Full Story

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Police Serve Arrest Warrant

On July 14, 2019, the Cumberland Police Department served an Arrest Warrant on 42 year old Jerry Lee Hemming of Meyersdale, PA.  The Arrest... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Man Arrested on Assault Complaint

On July 13, 2019, the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence on Mullen Street for a disturbance.  Upon further investigation,... Read Full Story

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Baltimore Street Bridge Area Reducing to One Lane for Crossing Repair

As a result of construction necessary to replace the railroad crossing- Baltimore Street will be reduced to one-way westbound traffic between... Read Full Story

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Reform Commission to Submit Recommendations for Growth in County

Allegany County’s Regulatory Reform Commission, appointed last summer, has completed its report and presented recommendations to the county... Read Full Story

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Farrell COmments on Foote’s Vote on Superintendent Candidates

Considering the approval of an interim superintendent is on the agenda of the Allegany County Board of Education for Tuesday’s meeting- but... Read Full Story

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Franchot Warns Against Wreckless Spending Despite MD Top-10 Economy

Just last week, a report published in USA Today ranked Maryland's economy in the top ten in the nation- but the state’s comptroller... Read Full Story

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Rutherford Echoes That Western Maryland is Not Forgotten

Last week’s two day swing through Garrett and Allegany counties by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford- according to at least a few local... Read Full Story

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