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Lonaconing Man Charged in Walmart Assault

On 04.10.2021 at approximately 4:00 PM Deputies of The Allegany County Sheriff's Office as well as Troopers of The Maryland State Police... Read Full Story

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Two Injured When Car Hits Pole on Henderson Avenue On Saturday, April 10th, 2021 the Cumberland Police Department and the Cumberland Fire Department responded to Henderson Avenue in the area of Polk... Read Full Story
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Cumberland Police Make CDS & Trespassing Arrests On Saturday, April 10th, 2021 Millicent Marie Dockery, age; 56 of Baltimore, Maryland was issued a citation for possession of marihuana under 10... Read Full Story
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House GOP Reacts to Dems Override of Hogan Police Bill Vetos

House Minority Leader Nic Kipke and House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga released the following statement regarding the General Assembly's... Read Full Story

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Maryland Gives Minority Vaccine Update

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Rutherford Announces State Park Celebration

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Cumberland Man Charged With Violating Protective Order On Friday, April 9th, 2021 the Cumberland Police Department served an arrest warrant on John Adam Snyder charging him with violating a protective... Read Full Story
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Man Held On Bond After Alleged Break In On Friday, Cumberland Police responded to an Arch Street residence for the report of a male that had forced open a door and entered the residence.... Read Full Story
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Union Street Incident Leads to Disorderly Charge On Friday, Cumberland Police responded to a Union Street establishment for the report of an intoxicated male refusing to leave the business. When... Read Full Story
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City Man Served Assault Summons On Friday, the Cumberland Police Department served a criminal summons on James Francis Urick charging him with assault. The summons was issued by... Read Full Story
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ACHD: 27% Have Gotten At Least First COVID Shot The Allegany County Health Department reports that 19,054 Allegany County residents have received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine against... Read Full Story
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Cumberland Officials Plan Work Session

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council will conduct a work session Tuesday afternoon.

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ACPS Issues Weekly COVID Report

During the past week, Allegany County Public Schools reported five cases of COVID-19 in staff, and 14 in students.... Read Full Story

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New COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Continue Gradual Increase in Maryland

Maryland added 1,840 new COVID-19 cases, while hospitalizations and the state positivity rate increased slightly, according to data released... Read Full Story

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Firearms Protections for Medical Cannabis Users in Maryland Blocked by House

A bill drafted to protect the firearms rights of medical cannabis users in Maryland was blocked in the House of Delegates... Read Full Story

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Former US Attorney Hur to Lead Asian-American Hate Crime Task Force in Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced the formation of an Asian-American Hate Crime Workgroup.

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Hogan: Shortage of J&J Doses in Maryland to Continue through Late April

During his Friday afternoon press conference, Maryland Governor Hogan said he was told by federal officials that the shortage of doses of... Read Full Story

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Country Club Mall Sale Official

The Country Club Mall in LaVale has been... Read Full Story

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Baltimore Police Chief Among Those Supporting Police Reform Bill

Police reform has been a big topic in Annapolis, with top Democrats pushing measures which some... Read Full Story

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Manchin Questions Biden Administration Approach to Veterans Issues

During a recent meeting of the Senate's Veterans Affairs Committee, West Virginia Senator Joe... Read Full Story

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Residents Voice Concerns about Bowling Green Eviction Controversy During Commissioners Meeting

Several residents elected to address the situation surrounding a viral video that surfaced after... Read Full Story

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City Woman Charged with Assault

On 4/8/2021 at approximately 8:00 PM the Cumberland City Police Department were dispatched to the 200 block of Bond Street for an assault. Upon... Read Full Story

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash on Mt. Savage Road

UPDATE: All lanes of Mount Savage Road have reopened

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WV Legislative Session Extended by One Day as Budget Negotiations Continue

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has extended the legislature's 60-day session by one additional day in order to pass a budget, as lawmakers... Read Full Story

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Maryland Lawmakers Approve Extensive Police Reform Measures

Lawmakers in Annapolis have approved a sweeping police reform bill... Read Full Story

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Police Arrest Local Woman After Disturbance Complaints

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Bedford Street for a disturbance.  Upon arrival, officers... Read Full Story

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Traffic Stop Leads to CDS Arrest

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021, an officer of the Cumberland Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Queen City Drive for a... Read Full Story

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Maryland to Receive 80,000 Fewer Vaccines

Maryland has received word from the federal government that it will receive 80,000 fewer doses of Johnson... Read Full Story

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One Injured After Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle

One person was injured after being struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of Sheetz on Greene Street in... Read Full Story

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Additional COVID Relief Funds Going to Downtown Businesses

Tuesday evening, the Cumberland Mayor and City Council received an update on some additional COVID relief... Read Full Story

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County Updates Latest COVID-19 Statistics

The Allegany County Health Department reports that 19,054 Allegany County residents have received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine against... Read Full Story

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Morriss Comments on Bedford Rd Fire Hydrant Use Disagreement

A recent disagreement about the legitimate use of fire hydrants along the Bedford Road area led to a letter of clarification to Bedford Road... Read Full Story

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Fans Advised to be Aware of Parking Modifications for Opening Day at Oriole Park

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Garrett County Authorities Investigating Theft of Chainsaws

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Viral Video of Eviction Generates Responses from Residents, Landlords, NAACP

After a video of a confrontation between Allegany County sheriff’s deputies and some residents of Bowling Green went viral this week,... Read Full Story

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Council Members Approve $55K in Recovery Grants for Downtown Businesses

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Maryland House Approves Expanded Public Access to Police Internal Records

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Ruppersberger Continues to Press Postal Service for Answers as Delays Continue

Maryland Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger is vowing to keep up the pressure on the US Postal Service, as delayed mail delivery continues to... Read Full Story

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US Rep Joyce Defends Dr. Suess Against Complaints of Racism

Pennsylvania 13th District Congressman John Joyce has taken up the case of Dr. Suess in Washington, defending the classic children’s author... Read Full Story

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WV COVID Czar Discusses Hazards of Mixing Science with Politics

This week has been one filled with blowback for Maryland COVID-19 advisor Robert Redfield after the former head of the CDC said he... Read Full Story

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Fatal Garrett County Fire Under Investigation

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Video Prompts Sheriff Review

A video that was circulated after an eviction in the Bowling Green area will be reviewed by Allegany County Sheriff Craig Robertson.Read Full Story

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Season Over: COVID Cancels Finale

After consulting with both schools, Allegany County Public Schools has canceled this Saturday's Allegany versus Fort Hill football game due to... Read Full Story

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Maryland Casinos Set New Record for Monthly Revenues

Maryland casinos took in record revenues last month. The Maryland Lottery reporting the state’s six casinos raised about $169 million... Read Full Story

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Mild Spike Noted in FSU COVID Count

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Police Serve Warrants

On Monday, April 5th, 2021 the Cumberland Police Department served a Circuit Court Grand Jury Indictment on Hadley Star Jenkins charging her with... Read Full Story

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DOT Begins Work on I-68/Route 219 Roundabout in Garrett County

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Justice Hosts WV Tax Reform Summit

West Virginia Governor hosted a summit meeting with lawmakers yesterday afternoon, trying to come to an agreement on cutting the state income tax... Read Full Story

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McKinley Admonishes Facebook Founder for Lack of Effort to Stop Online Drug Sales

At a recent hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, West Virginia First District Congressman David McKinley took Facebook CEO Mark... Read Full Story

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Hogan Expands Vaccine Eligibility to All Residents 16 and Older

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Monday announced the state’s mass vaccination sites will start vaccinating all residents against COVID-19... Read Full Story

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Lt. Governor Discusses Opposition to Legalized Recreational Pot as Latest Effort Fails

Count Maryland’s Lt Governor Boyd Rutherford among those who is happy to see the latest effort to legalize recreational marijuana fail in... Read Full Story

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Distracted Driving Focus During April

Each year, distracted driving contributes to more than 26,000 injuries and 180 fatalities on Maryland roads. April is Distracted Driving Awareness... Read Full Story

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Hogan Proclaims Community Development Week

Governor Larry Hogan today proclaimed the week of April 5-9, 2021 as National Community Development Week in the State of Maryland to celebrate... Read Full Story

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ACM First In Maryland With Brew Certificate Program

Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) is the first community college in the State of Maryland to offer a brewing operations certificate program.... Read Full Story

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WV Starts Vaccine Push on Younger Demo

During Monday’s briefing, Gov. Justice called upon younger West Virginians, urging them to sign up to be vaccinated as soon as possible,... Read Full Story

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UPMC Sets Friday Vaccination Clinic

In order to continue to facilitate vaccination efforts in Allegany County and to better serve the community, UPMC... Read Full Story

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Drive-Up Prayer Service Held at UPMC Western Maryland

On Sunday night, a drive-up prayer service was held at UPMC Western Maryland. Organized by Director of Pastoral Care Bruce McBride, the event was... Read Full Story

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Two Arrested for Disorderly Conduct Downtown

On 4/4/2021 at approximately 3:00 PM the Cumberland City Police Department were dispatched to Queen City Pavement for a disturbance. Upon arrival... Read Full Story

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WV Lawmakers Face Looming Deadline to Pass Tax Reform

It’s a race to the finish line at the State Capitol for three plans to eliminate the West Virginia personal income tax. The latest plan is... Read Full Story

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Growing Chorus of Maryland Democrats Demand Removal of COVID Advisor Redfield; Hogan Pushes Back

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is defending... Read Full Story

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Departments of Health, Aging to Develop Reopening Plan for Senior Centers

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County Administrator: Negotiations to Sell Luke Mill Continuing

The shuttered Luke Mill is back in the news following the announcement of a settlement with Verso Luke and its parent company, Verso... Read Full Story

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Buckel Warns Implementation of Kirwan Education Plan will Result in Tax Increases

As revisions to Maryland's controversial Kirwan education funding plan await approval on Governor Larry Hogan’s desk, local... Read Full Story

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City Man Arrested After Assault on Prince George’s Street On 4/3/2021 at approximately 10:00 PM the Cumberland City Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of Prince Georges Street for an assault... Read Full Story
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Culpeper Man Arrested on Marijuana and Weapons Charges On Saturday at approximately 10:00 AM, an officer from the Cumberland City Police Department was patrolling the area of East Industrial Blvd, when... Read Full Story
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Moorefield Stunned by Apparent Double Murder Suicide

The region is still realing from a tragedy that occurred in Moorefield late last week.

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Maryland COVID Vaccinations Average Over 60,000

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Justice To Hold Tax Summit Monday Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that on Monday next week, he will be hosting a summit with several West Virginia legislators –... Read Full Story
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Cumberland Man Arrested on Assault Charges

On Friday at approximately 8:30 PM the Cumberland City Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Polk Street for... Read Full Story

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Van Hollen, Cardin issue Statements on the Death of Capitol Police Officer William Evans

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement on the death of Capitol Police Officer William... Read Full Story

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Gas Prices Drop Slightly

Maryland saw another week of small declines at the pump, with most regions in the state seeing prices drop three to four cents.  Outliers... Read Full Story

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The Easter Bunny is Visiting the City of Cumberland Today

The City’s Downtown Development Commission (DDC), the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Downtown Cumberland... Read Full Story

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16 New COVID Cases, 2 Additional Deaths in Allegany County

April 1 holds the distinction of being the one-year anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 confirmed in Allegany County.  Now, more than a... Read Full Story

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Fire Destroys LaVale Home

A LaVale family was left... Read Full Story

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Governor Announces Milestone of More Than 75,000 Vaccinations In One Day

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, for the first time, more than 75,000 COVID-19 vaccinations have been reported in a single day in... Read Full Story

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Moorefield mother, children victims of apparent murder-suicide

The Cumberland Times News reports a mother and her two children are dead as the result of an apparent murder-suicide Thursday at a Winchester... Read Full Story

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Hogan Announces Expansion of Vaccine Registration Eligibility

Governor Larry Hogan announced Thursday that all Marylanders ages 16 and older can pre-register for the coronavirus vaccine in the state. Although... Read Full Story

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Superintendent: ACPS will Follow State Protocols if COVID Outbreaks Occur

In the days leading up to the Easter break, March 29 through April 1, the Allegany County Public School System reported one case of COVID-19 in a... Read Full Story

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Garrett County Officials Learn More about Future Solar Facility at Former Mining Site

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Maryland AG Announces Settlement with Verso Luke

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles announced a settlement with Verso Luke and its parent... Read Full Story

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Maryland Senate Approves Police Accountability Bill

The Maryland Senate has advanced a far-reaching police reform measure already passed by the House of Delegates amid strong criticism from... Read Full Story

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Three Students Test Positive for COVID-19

For the week of March 29 – April 1, 2021, ACPS reports one case of COVID-19 in a staff member, and three cases of COVID-19 in students who... Read Full Story

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Nationals-Mets Game Postponed Due To Covid-19 Protocols

Thursday’s season-opening contest between... Read Full Story

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Orioles season opener rain delayed until Friday

The Orioles season opener against the Red Sox scheduled for Thursday... Read Full Story

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Fatal Fire Ruled Accidental

A fatal house fire has been... Read Full Story

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Chromebook and HotSpots Program at South Cumberland Library

The Mayor and City Council of Cumberland awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CV-1 Cares Act funds, in the amount of $89,000, to... Read Full Story

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Hogan Touts Bipartisan COVID Recovery Budget for FY 2022

Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced a bipartisan-supported budget for fiscal year 2022 to help Maryland recover after the... Read Full Story

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BOE Student Board Member Voices Concerns about Online/In-Person Learning Structure

Students who had been going to school in split A/B groups for much of the year began attending classes together this week for full days, as the... Read Full Story

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Canal Place Preservation Director Urges City to Pursue Mitigation Credits for River Park Proposal

According to a consultant, plans for a proposed river park behind Canal Place could be eligible for mitigation credits to help finance the... Read Full Story

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Justice: Investigation Found No Intent to Undercount COVID Deaths

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice addressed the investigation of unreported coronavirus deaths during a press conference Wednesday... Read Full Story

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City Man Charged with Assault

On Wednesday, March 31st, 2021, the Cumberland City Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Decatur St for the report of an assault.... Read Full Story

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22 New COVID-19 Cases; Positivity Rate on the Rise

The Allegany County Health Department reports that 16,780 Allegany County residents have received their first dose of a... Read Full Story

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Nationals’ Opening Day Roster Will Be Impacted Following Positive Covid-19 Test

On the eve of Opening Day, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo announced to reporters that his club had a positive Covid-19 test that will impact... Read Full Story

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75% of Marylanders 65 and Over Have Received COVID-19 Vaccines

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, according to CDC data, Maryland has surpassed 75% of Marylanders 65 and older receiving at least one... Read Full Story

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Governor, Senate President, House Speaker Announce Bipartisan Agreement For American Rescue Plan Funding

Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Bill Ferguson, and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones today announced a bipartisan budget agreement to... Read Full Story

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Change to Compensation for Wrongful Imprisonment Passed by Maryland Legislature

A bill approved by Maryland lawmakers this week would change how the state compensates people who have been wrongly imprisoned for crimes... Read Full Story

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Allegany College Offers Multiple Course Delivery Methods for Summer and Fall

Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) invites new and current students to register for its summer session and fall 2021 semester. Academic advising... Read Full Story

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Maryland’s Brenda Frese is the AP women’s coach of the year

Maryland coach Brenda Frese was... Read Full Story

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Two Car Collision on Route 135

The Cumberland Times News reports a two-vehicle crash was reported just before 7 a.m. Wednesday on state Route 135 near the former Verso Finished... Read Full Story

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Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of More Than 70,000 Vaccinations In One Day

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that, for the first time, more than 70,000 COVID-19 vaccinations have been reported in a single day in... Read Full Story

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Area Reps Discuss Options for Utilization of Stimulus Money

The City of Cumberland is targeted to receive approximately $20 million in federal stimulus dollars over the next year and a half, and preliminary... Read Full Story

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Projected Baltimore Street Renovation Cost Continues to Escalate

When bids finally come in for the redesign of the downtown pedestrian mall, they are likely to exceed $10 million — double the original... Read Full Story

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Maryland Health Official Addresses Rising COVID Case Rate

Appearing before the Senate Vaccine Oversight Workgroup this week, Maryland’s acting secretary of health described the rising COVID-19... Read Full Story

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Commissioners Enter into Agreement with Railbiking Business

The Allegany County Commissioners have signed a memorandum of understanding with “Tracks and Yaks," a railbiking business founded by... Read Full Story

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President Biden Nominates Two Maryland Women to become Federal Judges

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No One Injured When Gun Discharges During Family Dispute

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ACPS Announces Graduation Dates, Times

Allegany County Public Schools will hold graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021 on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, with May 27th and 28th serving as... Read Full Story

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Maryland PTA Leadership Defiant after National Group Revokes Charter

WBAL reports the National PTA is revoking the Maryland PTA's... Read Full Story

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Allegany College, FSU to Host Allegany County’s Day of Civility

Students from Frostburg State University (FSU) and Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) will unite on Allegany County’s Day of Civility to... Read Full Story

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Maryland Administering More Than 50,000 COVID-19 Vaccines Per Day

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland is now exceeding an average of 50,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered daily.... Read Full Story

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Police, Labor Department Warning About Potential Scams

The Maryland Department of State Police and the Maryland Department of Labor are warning the public of an increase in unemployment insurance... Read Full Story

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UPMC Western Maryland Conducting Vaccine Registration for Friday Clinic

In order to continue to facilitate vaccination efforts in Allegany County and to better serve the community, UPMC Western Maryland is pleased to... Read Full Story

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BOE Awaiting Virtual Learning Stats for 2020-21

The Allegany County Board of Education has not yet received a report on the number of students who passed or failed during the past year of the... Read Full Story

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AHEC West Director Explains Changes to Insurance Under American Rescue Plan

How will the American Rescue Plan Act affect health insurance plans offered through the Maryland Health Connection.  Local Program Director... Read Full Story

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ACPS Participates in Broadband Access Roundtable with Van Hollen

Maryland US Senator Chris Van Hollen conducted a roundtable discussion on the need for better broadband internet Monday morning.  Nil... Read Full Story

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Morriss Discusses Latest COVID Metrics

On Monday, it was announced that the Fort Hill at Mountain Ridge football game scheduled for Thursday afternoon had been canceled due to a COVID... Read Full Story

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Nearly 14% of Allegany County Population Now Fully Vaccinated

The Allegany County Health Department reports that 16,683 Allegany County residents have received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine against... Read Full Story

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WV House Passes State Income Tax Elimination Bill

West Virginia’s House of Delegates has passed a bill meant to phase out the state’s personal... Read Full Story

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Positivity Rate, Hospitalizations Increasing in Maryland

There was discouraging news on the coronavirus front in Maryland on Monday, as the state health department reported increases in hospitalizations... Read Full Story

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Area Churches to Hold Easter Prayer Vigil at UPMC Western Maryland

On the evening of Easter Sunday, community churches will offer support for staff and patients at UPMC Western Maryland by coming together outside... Read Full Story

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BREAKING: Fort Hill at Mountain Ridge Football Game Cancelled

The varsity football game scheduled for Thursday, April 1, 2021, between Fort Hill High School and Mountain Ridge HIgh School has been cancelled... Read Full Story

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Police Serve Bench Warrant

On Sunday, March 28th, 2021 the Cumberland Police Department served a bench warrant on Crystal Nicole Rymer.  The warrant was issued by... Read Full Story

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Maryland Avenue Disturbance Leads to Arrest

On Monday, March 29th, 2021 the Cumberland Police Department responded to a Maryland Avenue residence for the report of a disturbance. ... Read Full Story

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Tree Down on Ore Street

At approximately, 5:26 a.m., a tree was reported down on Ore Street in Bowman's Addition. The tree reportedly brought down live utility wires... Read Full Story

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Kitchen Fire Damages Home on Baker Street

No injuries were reported following a house fire on Baker Street in Cumberland Sunday evening. 

The fire reportedly began in an... Read Full Story

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Hogan Expects Daily COVID Vaccinations in Maryland to Continue Accelerating

It may have been one of the better weeks the state of Maryland has experienced during the entire COVID-19 pandemic, with Governor Larry... Read Full Story

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WV Health Department to Release Details of Investigation into Unreported COVID Deaths Soon

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced Friday that the investigation of COVID-19 deaths that went unreported previously has... Read Full Story

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UPMC Western Maryland President: Local Vaccination Rate Gaining Momentum

With doses of vaccines starting to become readily available, UPMC Western Maryland is continuing to schedule regular clinics including one this... Read Full Story

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County Administrator Discusses Upcoming Property Tax Sale

After opting to skip a property tax sale last year due to the pandemic, Allegany County officials are making plans for a virtual sale this spring.... Read Full Story

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Justice to Continue Statewide Campaign for WV Tax Reform Initiative

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice took a sales trip to the eastern panhandle this week, encouraging those residents who may be... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Man Held on Bond After Failing To Appear for Trial

On Friday, Cumberland City Police arrested Michael Anthony Butler Jr, 33, of Cumberland.

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City Man Cited for Failure to Appear

On Friday, Cumberland City Police arrested James Christopher Timothy Haines, 35, of... Read Full Story

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Man Arrested After Goethe Street Incidents

On Saturday, Cumberland City Police responded to Goethe St in the area of the cemetery for the... Read Full Story

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City Man Charged After Downtown Assault

On Saturday, Cumberland Police responded to the Downtown Mall area for the report of an assault in progress.

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Charges Filed in Virginia Avenue Burglary

On Friday, Cumberland City Police served a Criminal Summons on Tyrell Aaron Morris, 25, of Cumberland. The summons was... Read Full Story

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Preston Man Allegedly Murdered by Step Son & Girlfriend

On March 9, the Preston County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Park Avenue Apartments in Albright, WV for a... Read Full Story

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Frostburg City Police Make Hit & Run Arrest

On Friday, at 1:30 a.m., Frostburg City Police received two hit and run... Read Full Story

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Dead Body discovered; Crews on the Scene as Structure is Unstable

Fire and police crews are working in the area of Cresap Street in Cumberland today.  Overnight, the Cumberland Police Department responded to... Read Full Story

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Police Serve Summons’ for Burglary, Disorderly Conduct

Larry Laverne Casey, age; 51, Cumberland, Maryland.

Casey was charged with disorderly conduct and disorderly house after Cumberland Police... Read Full Story

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Bill would protect employees who refuse to get COVID-19 vaccine

WBAL Reports state lawmakers are tackling the issue of COVID-19 vaccinations and whether Marylanders should be required to get them. A proposed... Read Full Story

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Maryland Gas Average Down Three Cents From Last Friday

Maryland drivers are seeing a slow decrease at the pump as prices have dropped three cents in the last week. Growing stock levels have helped put... Read Full Story

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Changes to School Breakfast Schedule

ACPS currently serves five breakfast meals to all students who want one, with the exclusion of scheduled school closures and holidays.... Read Full Story

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Attorney General Morrisey’s Mobile Office Sets April Stops for Eastern Panhandle

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced a representative from his office will meet with Eastern Panhandle residents in April to discuss... Read Full Story

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11 New COVID Cases reported in Allegany County

The Allegany County Health Department reports that 15,555 Allegany County residents have received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine against... Read Full Story

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UPMC Western Maryland President Updates COVID and Vaccines

With COVID cases declining and vaccines increasing- UPMC Western Maryland President Michele Martz joined WCBC’s “Dave Norman... Read Full Story

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Multiple Accidents Reported on Interstate 68

UPDATE: Scene cleared. All traffic moving

Accidents are being reported in Interstate 68 and Willowbrook Road late Friday morning and early... Read Full Story

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High Winds Knock WCBC Off the Air

High winds are wreaking havoc in the region and have caused some problems at the tower sites for WCBC 1270 AM,103.1 FM WCBC and Classic Hits 107.... Read Full Story

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Maryland Health Connection extends special enrollment period through August

Maryland Health Connection will extend its current Coronavirus Special... Read Full Story

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Tractor Trailer Accident has traffic slowed on Willowbrook Road

Allegany County Emergency Services reports a tractor trailer accident eastbound on Willowbrook Road. Traffic is delayed as a result. 

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Governor Justice Pushes Tax Plan with stops in Martinsburg and Berkeley Springs

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice took a sales trip to the eastern panhandle this week- encouraging those residents who may be skeptical- to take... Read Full Story

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Investigation in to underreported COVID Cases in West Virginia Wraps Up

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced Friday that  the investigation on the COVID-19 deaths that went unreported previously has been... Read Full Story

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4 Students, 1 Staff member test COVID Positive in the past week

For the week of March 22-26 ACPS reports 1 case of COVID-19 in a staff member, and 4 cases of COVID-19 in students who were within an Allegany... Read Full Story

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UPMC Shares Insights on Operationalizing COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

As evidence mounts supporting the use of monoclonal antibody treatment to reduce hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19, UPMC and University of... Read Full Story

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Governor Hogan Announces Milestone Vaccinations Numbers

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that for the first time, more than 60,000 COVID-19 vaccinations have been reported in a single day in... Read Full Story

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Police Arrest Cumberland Man After Break-in

On Thursday March 25th, 2021 Officers responded to the 800 block of Mt Royal Avenue for a reported breaking and entering. Upon officers arrival... Read Full Story

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Frostburg Man Arrested on CDS After Traffic Stop

On 3/25/21, Deputies with the Allegany County Sheriff's Office, and the Frostburg Police City Department undertook a joint operation to detect... Read Full Story

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United We Matter Organization Getting Little Attention Despite Lawsuit

United We Matter is a grassroots citizens effort began a few years ago by retired Maryland state employee Ken Fitch. Fitch organized the campaign... Read Full Story

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Nancy Adams Retiring from UPMC Western Maryland

Nancy Adams, is retiring as senior vice president and COO of UPMC Western Maryland, the organization formed by the merger of... Read Full Story

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County Taking Over WMSR Track Maintenance

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad officials confirmed Thursday that Allegany County is in the process of taking over track maintenance for the... Read Full Story

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Hogan Tours Hagerstown Outlet Vax Site

Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday toured the Western Maryland COVID 19 mass vaccination site at the Hagerstown Premium Outlets along with... Read Full Story

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State of Maryland Adopts CDC’s Updated Physical Distancing Guidelines for K-12 Schools

The State of Maryland is adopting new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommending that, with universal... Read Full Story

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UPMC Western Maryland to hold vaccine clinic registration

In order to continue to facilitate vaccination efforts in Allegany County and to better serve the community, UPMC Western Maryland is pleased to... Read Full Story

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Police Serve Arrest Warrant on Cumberland Man

On 3/24/2021 the Cumberland City Police Department served an arrest warrant on Rashawn Malik Younger. Mr. Younger had violated pre-sentence... Read Full Story

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WV Ending Color Map Usage; Opening All Schools Full-Time

West Virginia is ending the use of its color-coded map, as it relates to schools, Governor  Jim Justice announced during Wednesday’s... Read Full Story

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Rolling Mill Update Presented by CEDC

Just before Christmas numerous local officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at the future Cumberland Gateway commercial development-... Read Full Story

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Mass Vaccination Site Opens at Hagerstown Outlets Today

Western Maryland's COVID-19 mass vaccination site opens today in the former Wolf’s furniture store at Hagerstown Premium Outlets at... Read Full Story

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Franchot Calls for Stronger Gun Control

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has called for stronger gun control measures in the United States following this week's mass shooting in... Read Full Story

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Commissioners to Hear WMSR Budget Request Today

Over the course of the next two weeks the Allegany County Commissioners will hear budget presentations from a number of agencies as work on the... Read Full Story

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Just Four New COVID Cases Reported

The Allegany County Health Department reports that 15,185 Allegany County residents have received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine against... Read Full Story

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Attorney General Applauds Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration’s Food Assistance Cuts

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today applauded the federal Court of Appeals dismissal of an appeal of a decision striking down the Trump... Read Full Story

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Westernport Fire Remains Under Investigation

The Fire Marshal’s... Read Full Story

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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic in Fort Ashby Thursday

The Medicine Shoppe of Fort Ashby is sponsoring a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, March 25th, from 8am -12noon. It will be held at The... Read Full Story

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UPMC Western Maryland to hold vaccine clinic registration

In order to continue to facilitate vaccination efforts in Allegany County and to better serve the community, UPMC Western Maryland is pleased to... Read Full Story

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The State of Maryland is reporting 51,434 vaccinations over the past 24 hours, our highest Tuesday on record. Maryland providers have administered... Read Full Story

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Snyder to buy out other Washington owners, pending approval

Dan Snyder is buying out the... Read Full Story

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Westernport Man Arrested on CDS Charges in Barton

On Tuesday March 23, 2021 at approximately 7:30 PM deputies of the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the area of... Read Full Story

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Two Arrested on Meth Possession in Westernport

On Tuesday March 23, 2021 just before 8:00 PM deputies of the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop in the area of Rt.... Read Full Story

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Nicholas Amick Named Teacher of the Year

Nicholas Amick of Allegany High School was selected as the 2021-2022 Allegany County Teacher of the Year with the Board of Education hosting the... Read Full Story

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Baltimore Street Project Renderings Released Online

Renderings for the redesigned Baltimore Street mall were debuted to the public Tuesday morning during a virtual event that  featured ... Read Full Story

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Hogan Announces Updated Vaccination Plan

Governor Larry Hogan announced Tuesday Maryland will double its number of state-run mass vaccination sites and make some tweaks to eligibility for... Read Full Story

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Board of Education Votes to Return Students to Classrooms

The Allegany County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to begin the process that will lead to all students returning to the classrooms,... Read Full Story

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Maryland labor officials begin processing claims for federal unemployment benefits

WBAL reports Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that state labor officials have begun accepting claims for federal unemployment benefits extended... Read Full Story

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Vaccine Roll Out Continues; Western Maryland Mass Vac Site to Open Thursday

Governor Larry Hogan announced Tuesday Maryland will double its number of state-run mass vaccination sites and make some tweaks to eligibility for... Read Full Story

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Gov. Justice announces grand reopening of historic Hotel Morgan in Morgantown

Morgantown’s popular High Street now has a high-end boutique hotel open for visitors. Gov. Justice today announced the grand reopening of... Read Full Story

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Maryland Congressional Delegation Presses USPS Officials for Answers on Mail Delivery Problems

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony Brown, Jamie... Read Full Story

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Nicholas Amick of Allegany High School Crowned 2021-2022 ACPS Teacher of the Year

On Monday,  the Board of Education of Allegany County hosted the 33rd Annual Teacher of the Year Celebration. As a result of the COVID-19... Read Full Story

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Two Arrested after Harassing Woman

On Monday, March 22nd, 2021 a Cumberland Police officer on patrol in the Park Street area observed two adult males harassing and using profanity... Read Full Story

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Two Arrested on CDS Charges after Passing Out in U-Haul

On Monday, March 22nd, 2021 the Cumberland Police Department responded the area of Queen City Drive to check on wellbeing of a female driver of a... Read Full Story

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Hogan Comments on Relaxed CDC Guidelines Translating to Students in Class

Those pushing for the reopening of schools got some support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday as it issued new... Read Full Story

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UPMC VP of Med Affairs Answers Questions from Chamber

Dr. Matthew Simmons, UPMC Western Maryland’s vice president of medical staff affairs, participated in a virtual COVID-19 information session... Read Full Story

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City Council Wants Crackdown on Tax Sale Property Buyers

The city of Cumberland is looking to crack down on individuals who purchase properties at tax sales- with no plans to improve or upgrade the... Read Full Story

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WMSR’s Steam Engine 1309 Now 100% Operational

Steam engine 1309 is 100% operational with a required inspection from the Federal Railroad Administration now the lone remaining hurdle. The... Read Full Story

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West Virginia opens vaccine eligibility to all 16 and over

West Virginia will immediately open coronavirus vaccine eligibility to all residents aged 16 and older, Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday. The... Read Full Story

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WV Delegate Tests Positive, Democrats Respond

Democrat leaders in the West Virginia Legislature held a media briefing Monday following the revelation... Read Full Story

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In preparation for Phase 2, Maryland Department of Health increases vaccine allocations for local health departments

With Phase 2 of Maryland’s vaccine distribution plan set to take effect, the Maryland Department of... Read Full Story

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UPMC Western Maryland COO Retiring

UPMC Western Maryland Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Nancy Adams will retire at the end of March, capping four-decade career of... Read Full Story

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Police Serve Four Warrants on Cumberland Man

On Sunday March 21st, 2021 officers of the Cumberland Police Department served four Arrest Warrants on Arthur Tejeno Bunbasi. The Arrest Warrants... Read Full Story

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Missing Man Located Overnight

The Allegany County Sheriff's Office located Bruce Windle May, 85, with the assistance of the Wilderness  Rescue Resource Group,... Read Full Story

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CDC Relaxing Guidelines with Classrooms and Students

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday it is relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines-  saying students can safely sit just... Read Full Story

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Hogan Facing Criticism from Other Side with Reopening

After having been dubbed “Lockdown Larry” by many critics during the COVID-19  pandemic for taking an overly cautious approach to... Read Full Story

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City Continues Search for Replacement of Retiring Rhodes

When City Administrator Jeff Rhodes retires from his post in just a few months,  it will bring to a close a 23-year career with the city of... Read Full Story

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Asbestos Abatement Slowing Demolition Plans at Allegany

Allegany County announced last year plans to demolish the old Allegany High School- however before that effort can begin the arduous task of... Read Full Story

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Justice Announces Investigation into More Unreported Coronavirus Deaths

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced he is calling for an investigation after it was discovered that there had been another 20 unreported... Read Full Story

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Sheriff’s Deputies Looking for At Risk Elderly Man

The Allegany County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating Bruce Windle May, 85 years of age.

May was... Read Full Story

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Unattended Kids Left in Car Leads to Neglect Charge On Saturday, officers of the Cumberland Police Department served a criminal summons on Brittany Sue Dicks. The Criminal Summons was issued by the... Read Full Story
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Assault Charge Filed After Seymour Street Disturbance On Saturday, officers of the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 400 block of Seymour Street for a reported disturbance. Upon the officers... Read Full Story
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Units Battle Brush Fire in Bedford County

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West Virginia Issues COVID Metrics Report The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of March 19, 2021, there have been 2,341,373 total confirmatory... Read Full Story
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Bass Management Program Announced for Potomac

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Bill would prohibit charging children 13 and younger with crimes

Maryland state lawmakers are considering legislation to prohibit charging a child younger than 13 with a crime. WBAL reports the bill is the... Read Full Story

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges

On Friday officers of the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 700 block of Memorial Avenue for a reported suspicious vehicle. Upon... Read Full Story

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Gas Prices Hold Steady in Cumberland

Maryland drivers saw another week with gas price average increases as high crude prices and growing refinery utilization — which increased... Read Full Story

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Trone Leads Reintroduction of Legislation to Tackle Root Causes of Addiction

Representative David Trone (D-MD) announced that he reintroduced the bipartisan Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, along with... Read Full Story

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SBA Launches Portal to Begin Accepting Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applications

The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today in... Read Full Story

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Nearly 20% of Allegany County Population has received 1st Dose of COVID 19 Vacinne

Governor Larry Hogan released an updated and accelerated distribution schedule for COVID-19 vaccines in Maryland.  Phase 2 of the revised... Read Full Story

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No New Cases of COVID Reported In Schools

WEEKLY COVID UPDATE: For the week of March 15-19, 2021, ACPS reports no cases of COVID-19 in either students or staff within an Allegany County... Read Full Story

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Boonsboro Woman Seriously Injured in Accident

On Friday morning at 1018 AM Troopers from the Hagerstown Barrack responded to the area of 20150 National Pike in Hagerstown MD for a single... Read Full Story

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CDC changes school guidance; Could Lead to more Allegany County Students Returning to the Classroom

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Governor Hogan Announces Partnership with EPIC Pharmacies to Join Maryland’s Vaccine Distribution Network

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that EPIC Pharmacies, a group of independently-owned pharmacies headquartered in Maryland, have joined the... Read Full Story

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More COVID-19-related deaths go unreported, W.Va. Gov. calls for investigation

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced he is calling for an investigation after it was discovered that there had been another 20 unreported... Read Full Story

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Local Authorities Warn of Potential Phone Scams

The Cumberland City Police would like to warn citizens of potential phone scams that are currently affecting area residents. In recent days, the... Read Full Story

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Hogan Announces Date for Next Phase of Vaccine Distribution

Governor Larry Hogan announced Thursday that Maryland will enter Phase 2A of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan on March 23, making the... Read Full Story

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Opposition to WV Governor’s Tax Reform Proposal Mounting

West Virginia business groups are opposing key parts of Republican Governor Jim Justice’s proposal to cut the personal income tax because it... Read Full Story

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UPMC Western MD Sponsors COVID Vaccine Information Session

A COVID-19 vaccine information session for members of the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce was held Thursday morning with Dr Matthew Simmons,... Read Full Story

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Van Hollen Leads Roundtable Discussion of Pandemic-Related Child Care Costs

While many Marylanders are beginning to see bigger bank account balances due to checks received from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, they... Read Full Story

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Gov. Justice Announces Extension of State Tax Filing Deadline for Individuals to May 17

Gov. Jim Justice announced today that he has directed the West Virginia Tax Department to extend the West Virginia income tax filing and payment... Read Full Story

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Central Business District Award Applications Available for Commercial Property Owners

A new program is now available to commercial property owners, as well as business owners, within the Central Business District. The Central... Read Full Story

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Cardin “GREEN Building Jobs Act” Will Make Government Buildings More Energy Efficient

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, has introduced... Read Full Story

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UK COVID Variant Confirmed in Grant County

Grant County confirmed its... Read Full Story

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Two FSU Students Among Those Arrested in Home Invasion Case

Four men, including two Frostburg State University students, were arrested Wednesday in connection with a March 11 armed home invasion on... Read Full Story

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ACM Dean of Arts and Sciences Selected as President of Eastern West Virginia Community College

Tom Striplin, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Allegany College of Maryland is expected to be named as the president of Eastern West Virginia... Read Full Story

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Morriss Sets the Record Straight Regarding Support for Medical Marijuana

The metal roadblock placed across Allegany Medical Marijuana Dispensary’s drive-thru lane by the city of Cumberland has been... Read Full Story

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Justice Says Recent Increase in COVID Cases Troubling

On the year anniversary of West Virginia’s first case of COVID-19, Governor Jim Justice reported that the state is seeing an uptick of the... Read Full Story

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Beitzel Optimistic about Luke Mill Site Purchase

Although nothing has been finalized, indications are that the Whiskey River firm is close to a deal to purchase the former Luke Mill. The company... Read Full Story

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Hogan: Congress, President Squandered Chance for Bipartisan COVID Relief Compromise

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said this week that the latest coronavirus relief bill represented a missed opportunity for... Read Full Story

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Maryland Health Official Recommends Local Decision-Making for Social Distancing at Schools

New evidence that it may be safe for schools to seat students three feet apart — half of the previous recommended distance — could... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Woman Faces Multiple Charges Following 2-Vehicle Crash

On Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 the Cumberland Police Department served a criminal summons on Alexis Paige Livingston charging her with numerous... Read Full Story

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Governor Hogan Submits $1.08 Billion Supplemental Budget

Governor Larry Hogan today submitted a $1.08 billion supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2022 that expands critical rental assistance programs,... Read Full Story

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Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Initiative

On Wednesday, from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Cumberland Police Department partnered with Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Announces New Baltimore Street Redevelopment Website

The City of Cumberland, in partnership with the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation, will hold a special livestream event on... Read Full Story

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Hogan Touts Success of Coronavirus Emergency Special Enrollment for Health Coverage

More than 140,000 Marylanders now have health insurance since the state's Health Benefit Exchange launched its Coronavirus Emergency Special... Read Full Story

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Parks and Rec Advisory Board to Add High School Youth Seat

The Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department Advisory Board is seeking to add a local high school youth to its membership. This Board membership... Read Full Story

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Hogan: ‘Fairly Dramatic Increase’ in Vaccine Allotments Expected

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said Tuesday that federal officials have told him to expect "a fairly dramatic increase" in vaccine... Read Full Story

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City Approves Issuance of General Obligation Bonds

City officials voted Tuesday to issue a tax exempt series of general obligation bonds in order to finance or reimburse the costs of projects... Read Full Story

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ACPS Preparing for Next Phase of Reopening

Starting this Monday, Allegany County students will begin transitioning from half-day to full-day instruction as the public school system... Read Full Story

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Maryland Comptroller: 1 Million+ Tax Returns Processed

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has announced that his office has processed more than 1 million tax returns since the tax filing season began... Read Full Story

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Justice Discusses Specifics of Expanded Vaccine Eligibility

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has announced the state is expanding the list for pre-existing medical conditions to be eligible to get... Read Full Story

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Maryland Delegation to Urge Biden Administration to Support Updating and Expanding I-81 Corridor in Western Maryland

U.S. Representative David Trone, a member of the... Read Full Story

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Foot Pursuit Leads to Drug Arrest

On Tuesday at approximately 11:30 hours, Deputies with the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve three outstanding Circut... Read Full Story

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Hospitalizations, Positivity Rate in Maryland Increasing

Following several weeks of improving metrics, Maryland's health department reported an increase in both the state's coronavirus positivity... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Woman Arrested as Part of Crack, Fentanyl Distribution Operation

On Monday members of the Allegany County Narcotics Task Force, with the assistance of the Cumberland City Police Department, Allegany County... Read Full Story

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COVID Numbers at FSU Remain Strong

Aggregate testing data will be sent to campus and posted every Tuesday during the semester. Testing data is among the several key COVID-19... Read Full Story

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Maryland COVID-19 Vaccine Update

According to the CDC, 22.1% of Maryland’s population has now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Maryland providers have... Read Full Story

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Man Arrested for Assault after Flashing Victim Downtown

On Monday March 15th, 2021 officers of the Cumberland Police Department responded to a Baltimore Street address for what was originally reported... Read Full Story

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Allegany, Garrett Counties to be Included in First Round of COVID Priority Appointments

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COVID Vaccination Clinic at UPMC Western MD Thursday

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Western Maryland Delegation Meets with State Labor Secretary

The Western Maryland Legislative Delegation held its first meeting of the General Assembly session on Friday.

The delegation includes... Read Full Story

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Hogan: My Family Has Encountered Racial Hostility

After President Biden... Read Full Story

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City Dispute with Allegany Medical Marijuana Closer to Resolution

The dispute concerning a drive thru lane at Allegany Medical Marijuana on Beall Street may be headed to a resolution.

Jason Buckel, legal... Read Full Story

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Allegany County Health Department Issues COVID-19 Update

The Allegany County Health Department reports that 13,544 Allegany County residents have received at least their first dose of vaccine against... Read Full Story

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Parents Wanting to Opt Back Into In Person ACPS Learning Next Week Should Do So by Wednesday Allegany County Public Schools has issued an advisory to parents who had opted out of in person learning due to concerns about COVID-19, but have... Read Full Story
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Hogan Orders Stimulus Payments Protected from Garnishment

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Ridgeley Woman Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

On Sunday, March 14th, 2021 the Cumberland Police the Cumberland Police Department responded a Greene Street convenience store for the report of a... Read Full Story

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6-Foot Social Distancing in Maryland Schools May End Soon

The long-standing Coronavirus 6-feet social distancing rule for Maryland schools could be halved to 3 feet, part of loosened guidelines being... Read Full Story

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Monday Meeting to Resolve Dispute Between City and Allegany Medical Marijuana

It’s an issue that has already involved law enforcement, attorneys, city officials and the Army Corps of Engineers-  but the hope is it... Read Full Story

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Franchot Wants Audit of Federal, State Money Spent on COVID Relief

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is calling for a bipartisan commission to audit state and federal money spent on COVID-19 relief.... Read Full Story

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McKay Confident of Expanded MARC Service into Western Maryland

Delegate Mike McKay says there is strong regional support to see MARC commuter-rail service expand to Allegany and Washington counties.  A... Read Full Story

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Cardin Claims There Is Bipartisan Support for Federal Minimum Wage Increase

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week committed to new legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour after the wage hike provision... Read Full Story

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Details Released on Search for Missing Hiker

On Saturday, March 13, 2021, at approx. 3:00 p.m., the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office received information... Read Full Story

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Fire Danger Updated to Red Flag Warning   The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect... Read Full Story
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Arch Street Disturbance Leads to Charges On Friday, Cumberland Police responded to an Arch Street residence for the report of a disturbance. Officers had already responded to the same... Read Full Story
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We have a Fire Weather Watch in effect through this evening, meaning conditions are such that if a brush or woods fire... Read Full Story

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City Sets Council Meeting

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council will hold a pair of meetings on Tuesday, with a brief work session at 5:30 and... Read Full Story

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Vehicle Fire Disrupts Traffic on Winchester Road

Winchester Road was shut down for about a half an hour Saturday night as emergency crews tended to a vehicle fire.... Read Full Story

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Busy Friday for Police: Individuals arrested on drug; assault and burglary charges in seperate incidents

On Friday, the Cumberland City Police served a Criminal Summons on Michael Scott Guthrie, of Cumberland MD. The summons was in reference to an... Read Full Story

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Allegany County COVID-19 Update

The Allegany County Health Department reports that 12,285 Allegany County residents have received at least their first dose of vaccine against... Read Full Story

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Spring Forward in 2021: Daylight Saving Time Begins at 2 a.m. Sunday Morning

Spring is just around the corner on March 20, and to get everybody ready for some warmer weather ahead, it’s time to adjust those clocks... Read Full Story

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White House says $1,400 individual checks to begin arriving this weekend

The White House says the $1,400 direct payments for most Americans funded by the American Rescue Plan will start showing up in bank accounts as... Read Full Story

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Maryland House Passes Extensive Police Reform Measures

The Maryland House of Delegates... Read Full Story

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Garrett County Dropped from ARC Lawsuit

The Arc of Maryland, a Maryland non-profit organization supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, filed a federal... Read Full Story

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Hogan Announces COVID-19 ICU Levels Fall Below 200 For First Time Since November

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that COVID-19 ICU levels in the State of Maryland have dropped below 200 for the first time since November... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Pair Arrested on Distribution Charge On March 9, 2021, the Allegany County Narcotics Task Force arrested William Jacob Mongold, 23, of Cumberland and Brittany Nicole Wickard, 26, of... Read Full Story
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Pair Held Without Bond on Fentanyl Charge On March 7, 2021, the Allegany County Narcotics Task Force arrested Aaron Thomas Mitchell, 26, of Hagerstown and Samantha Jeanine Louden, 28, of... Read Full Story
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Parkersburg Road/Morantown Bridge Closed Due to Collision

The Joint Communications Center of Allegany County tells WCBC that the Parkersburg Road/Morantown Bridge has been closed for the time being... Read Full Story

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Garrett Among Counties Named in Arc Maryland Lawsuit for Alleged Vaccine Discrimination

The Arc Maryland filed a lawsuit Monday alleging Garrett County, the city of Baltimore and four other Maryland counties have engaged in... Read Full Story

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Hogan Lifts All Capacity Limits for Dining, Retail, Religious Venues

Governor Larry Hogan has announced that Maryland will lift all capacity limits for outdoor and indoor dining, as well as other establishments... Read Full Story

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Cardin Defends American Rescue Plan Price Tag

Regarding the COVID-19 relief bills, Senator Ben Cardin told WBAL Radio that most economists agree that the economy is not close to where it was... Read Full Story

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Parents Express Frustration with ACPS Return-to-School Plan

With members of the public in attendance at a meeting for the first time in a year, the Allegany County Board of Education heard from a number of... Read Full Story

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Two Dead After Suspected Garrett County Murder/Suicide On March 9, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Garrett County Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division... Read Full Story
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Bill Would Shrink Garrett County Memorial Hospital Board

Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel (R – District 1A) had a hearing on Tuesday for HB 1127, the “Garrett County – Memorial Hospital... Read Full Story

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Increasing Majority of Marylanders Support Recreational Cannabis Legalization

According to a new Goucher College poll, two-thirds of Marylanders support legalizing marijuana.  As Democrats in the General Assembly... Read Full Story

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Federal Stimulus Packages Positively Impact State’s Economic Outlook

The Board of Revenue Estimates voted today to... Read Full Story

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State Awards Funds to Help Demolish Old Allegany High School

Governor Larry Hogan, Tuesday, announced awardees from the Fiscal Year 2021 application round for three state revitalization programs administered... Read Full Story

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City of Cumberland Reopening City Hall on March 15

City Hall will be reopening to the general public on Monday, March 15, 2021. The public will be allowed into City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.... Read Full Story

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Bishop Walsh Closed Due to Burst Pipe

Bishop Walsh School will be closed Tuesday due to a burst pipe. There will not be virtual learning today. 

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Hogan COVID Briefing at 3:30; Live Coverage on WCBC

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The public schedule for Governor Larry Hogan for Tuesday, March 9, 2021 includes the following: 

3:30 PM: Governor... Read Full Story

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Mayor Shares Vaccination Experience

You can now count Cumberland Mayor Ray... Read Full Story

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Justice: Manchin Failing at Bipartisanship, Despite Promises

At Monday’s news briefing, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice took aim at Senator Joe Manchin, saying the Democrat is not a champion of... Read Full Story

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UPMC Official Warns of Overestimating Recent COVID Trends

Vaccinations are up, while both COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are down dramatically in Maryland, West Virginia, and in most parts of the... Read Full Story

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Maryland Lt. Governor Discourages ‘Vaccine Shopping’

Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford is bemoaning  residents who do "vaccine shopping" but said the state can't really do much to... Read Full Story

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CDC: Masks, Social Distancing Not Necessary for Vaccinated Individuals

Fully-vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a... Read Full Story

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Hogan’s Supplemental Budget Includes $1000 for State Employees

Gov. Larry Hogan is asking lawmakers for permission to give state employees a bonus.

The governor on Monday submitted a $74.1 million... Read Full Story

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WV Beverage Association Pushes Back Against Sales Tax Increase as Part of Income Tax Replacement

Not surprisingly, the West Virginia Beverage Association is expressing strong opposition to Governor Justice’s proposal to replace the... Read Full Story

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COVID Hospitalizations in Maryland Under 800; First Time Since November

There was more good news for Maryland on Monday regarding COVID-19, as hospitalizations related to the virus dropped to their... Read Full Story

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Online Payment Bill Moves in WV Legislature

State Treasurer Riley Moore today praised the Legislature’s unanimous passage of a bill proposed by his office that will make... Read Full Story

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Sham Robocalls Shutdown Via Morrisey Action

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has reached a multistate settlement to stop a massive, sham fundraising operation that relied... Read Full Story

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Altercation on Maryland Avenue Leads to Assault Charges

On March 7, 2021, at 10:46 pm, the Cumberland City Police responded to the 800 block of Maryland Avenue for an assault complaint.  Upon... Read Full Story

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Goucher Poll Shows Marylanders Unhappy with Vaccine Distribution

According to WBAL Radio, a recent Goucher College poll finds that a majority of Marylanders are willing to take one of the COVID-19 vaccines but... Read Full Story

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Phase-In of Returning ACPS Students Continues this Week

Allegany County Public Schools is continuing the transition back to school buildings for concurrent in-person/hybrid learning with students... Read Full Story

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Exclusive: McCoury Brothers Discuss Rescheduled DelFest Plans with WCBC

After a hiatus last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, DelFest organizers announced last week that the popular music festival would make... Read Full Story

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State’s Attorney Elliot Tells WCBC Opiod Crisis Continues Unimpeded During Pandemic

Allegany County’s new State’s Attorney tells WCBC News that unfortunately the Coronavirus pandemic has done nothing to slow the opioid... Read Full Story

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Justice Continues to Express Caution as WV Allows 100% Capacity at Businesses

Governor Jim Justice has restored full seating capacity to restaurants and bars in West Virginia as active COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop.... Read Full Story

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Hogan Reflects on Year of Tragedy and Loss

One year ago, Governor Larry Hogan confirmed Maryland's first three cases of COVID-19. Since then, close to 385,000 Marylanders have... Read Full Story

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UPDATED: Liberty Street Oven Fire Injures Two

10:12 AM UPDATE:  WCBC's Chris Myers reports the second patient is being transported from Cumberland Arms by ambulance to UPMC Western... Read Full Story

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Man Jailed in Alleged Baker Street Strangling On Saturday at approximately 8:30 PM,  Cumberland City Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Baker Street for an assault in progress.... Read Full Story
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City Man Accused in Decatur Street Incident  On Saturday at approximately 7:00 PM the Cumberland City Police Department was dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of Decatur... Read Full Story
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Cardin Touts COVID-19 Rescue Plan

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chair of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and a senior member of the Senate... Read Full Story

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West Virginia COVID Numbers Improve Dramatically

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Hogan Visits New Mass Vaccination Site

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Savage River Bookings Now On Line

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Cumberland Man Arrested, Awaiting Extradition to Pennsylvania

On Friday the Cumberland City Police Department served an arrest warrant on Anthony Edward Horn Jr. Mr. Horn was served a bench warrant from... Read Full Story

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Md AG Defends Age and Background Check Requirements for Semiautomatic Assault Rifle Sales

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today joined a bipartisan coalition of 19... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Zoo Appeals pro-PETA ruling to Supreme Court

Bob Candy, owner/operator of the Tri State Zoo in Cumberland zoo is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review and vacate a judge’s order... Read Full Story

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Gas Prices Soaring

The statewide gas average in Maryland rose at least four cents this week, as the national average increased by six cents. Rising crude... Read Full Story

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ACPS Announces Registration Dates for Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade

Children who will enter public school for the first time in August should be registered April 6-30,2021, by appointment only at the appropriate... Read Full Story

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Seven New COVID Cases in Allegany County, Vaccination rate at 15.5%

The Allegany County Health Department reports that 10,923 Allegany County residents have received at least their first dose of vaccine against... Read Full Story

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UDPATE: Tractor Trailer Accident has Main Street in Frostburg Shut Down

Frostburg’s Main Street was closed Friday afternoon near Broadway as authorities investigated an accident involving a suspected runaway... Read Full Story

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W.Va. governor returns bars, restaurants to full seating capacity

Restaurants and bars in West... Read Full Story

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Two Mineral County residents killed in head-on U.S. 50 crash

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Baltimore Street Bridge Work will Create Some Traffic Changes this week

The City of Cumberland Engineering Department would like to notify the public that the Baltimore Street Bridge will be reduced to a single lane at... Read Full Story

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WCBC Will Broadcast Maryland’s COVID-19 Memorial Ceremony Tonight

Maryland will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the state’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19 with a ceremony scheduled for this... Read Full Story

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Update: Rollover Accident on I-68 in Cumberland; Traffic Not Impacted

The driver of a tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries when his rig overturned while traveling on Interstate 68 eastbound near mile marker 69 at... Read Full Story

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Garrett County Government Offices Reopen to Public Monday

Effective March 8, all Garrett County government buildings will reopen to the public.

Face coverings are required and social distancing... Read Full Story

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County Government Employees Increasingly Target of Identity Fraud

A large number of Allegany County government employees have been subject to identify fraud related to unemployment claims, and the... Read Full Story

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WV Governor Softening Stance on Medical Marijuana

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice may be changing his mind about recreational use of marijuana. During Tuesday’s virtual town hall about... Read Full Story

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City to Begin Receiving Bids Soon for Baltimore Street Renovation

With bids soon to be sought for the $9.7 million Baltimore Street Access Project, Mayor Ray Morriss said that the city is focused on making sure... Read Full Story

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Hogan Announces Plans to Insure Vaccine ‘Equity’

Maryland officials Thursday announced what they called the first COVID-19 vaccine equity operations plan of any state to ensure vaccines are... Read Full Story

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Steelers, Roethlisberger Agree to New Deal for 2021 Season

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Weekly Jobless Claims in Maryland Essentially Unchanged as National Numbers Increase

New unemployment insurance claims in Maryland remained essentially flat last week, according to the state's Department of Labor. The... Read Full Story

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ACPS to Live Stream Athletic Events

Allegany County Public Schools will live stream all junior varsity and varsity football, soccer, and volleyball games through the National... Read Full Story

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Familiar Favorites to Headline September DelFest; McCoury Brothers on WCBC Friday Morning

Event organizers made it official on Wednedsay announcing that DelFest 2021 has been scheduled to return to the Allegany County Fairgrounds for... Read Full Story

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Police Arrest Shoplifter

On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 the Cumberland Police Department responded to a Cumberland pharmacy for the report of a shoplifter.  When... Read Full Story

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Arrest Warrant Served

On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 the Cumberland Police Department served an arrest warrant on Aaron Devone Manning charging him with 1st and 2nd... Read Full Story

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Allegany County Reports One New COVID Case, Zero Deaths

The Allegany County Health Department reports that 10,308 Allegany County residents have received at least their first dose of vaccine against... Read Full Story

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WV Lowers COVID Vaccine Eligibility Threshold Age to 50

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Bond Agencies Reaffirm Maryland’s AAA Rating

The nation's three major bond agencies — S&P Global Ratings, Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings —... Read Full Story

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Trone Says Western Maryland Stands to Benefit Directly from COVID Relief Bill

Congressman David Trone this week hosted a virtual press conference about how Western Marylanders stand to benefit from the newest COVID-19 relief... Read Full Story

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UPMC Western MD Rep Discusses Vaccine Choices with WCBC

With a third coronavirus vaccine approved in the U.S., what is the difference between the vaccines and should you pick one over the other?... Read Full Story

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Police Make Arrest after Report of Shots Fired on East Wilson Road

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Scattered Power Outages in Allegany County

Potomac Edison crews are responding to scattered power outages in Allegany County with more than 300 customers currently impacted in Cumberland,... Read Full Story

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Cardin, Van Hollen, Trone Announce More Than $3.5 Million for Western Maryland Community Health Center

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressman David Trone (D-Md.) today announced $3,565,694 in federal funding to support... Read Full Story

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DelFest Organizers Announce Late-September Festival Dates

Assuming COVID-19 metrics continue along the current trajectory, there will be a delayed DelFest this... Read Full Story

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Nottingham Man Arrested in Continuing Fentanyl Sweep On March 2, 2020, the Allegany County Narcotics Task Force and Cumberland City Police arrested William Edward Wright, 45, of Nottingham, MD in the... Read Full Story
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Vehicle Accident Causes Backup on I-68

Allegany County Emergency Services reported a vehicle accident just after 8 Wednesday morning on Interstate 68 West prior to the Greene Street... Read Full Story

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No Injuries Reported in Carpendale House Fire

No injuries were reported following a house fire in the Carpendale area this morning. The incident was called in at approximately 7am. The... Read Full Story

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Mineral County Schools to Resume In-Person Instruction March 22

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City Approves Overdose Follow-Up Grant

A light agenda for the Cumberland Mayor and City Council Tuesday with city officials approving a consent agenda in about 15 minutes. Among the... Read Full Story

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State, Local Officials Discussing Possible Westward Expansion of MARC Service

Add Cumberland and Hancock to the list of Western Maryland municipalities that would like to see MARC commuter-rail service run a little farther... Read Full Story

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County Officials Coordinating with ACPS as Reopening Deadlines Approach

With the Board of Education in the midst of implementing a phased-in return to school plan this month,  Allegany County Commissioners... Read Full Story

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Former CDC Director to Serve as Maryland State Health Advisor; Hagerstown Vax Site Opening this Month

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Boil Water Advisory Issued for Westernport & Luke

It seems like the heavy rainfall Sunday and Monday caused another issue.

All water customers in Westernport, Luke and connected communities... Read Full Story

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Daily COVID Cases in Maryland Lowest Since October

The number of new coronavirus cases in Maryland is plummeting. The state's health department reported just 468 new infections on... Read Full Story

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Allegany County is Home to Two of USA Today’s Best Recreational Trails in North America

The C&O Canal Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage have both earned top spots in USA Today’s 2021 10Best Readers’ Choice travel... Read Full Story

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Baltimore Man Charged With Distribution Counts On March 1, 2021, the Allegany County Narcotics Task Force arrested Edward Samuel Maxfield, IV, 31, of Baltimore, in the 200 block of Virginia... Read Full Story
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Narcotics Task Force Announces Indictments

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Allegany County, James F. Elliott, State’s Attorney, along with the... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Man Charged with Assault

On February 27th, 2021, The Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons was on Austin Garrett Sisk, 30, of Cumberland MD. The summons was in... Read Full Story

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Justice Announces COVID Milestone: Zero Deaths Reported in WV Sunday

West Virginia had a noteworthy achievement on Sunday, as zero deaths were reported due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Governor Jim Justice said... Read Full Story

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Morriss: City Making Progress on Blighted Property Reduction

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council took action at a recent meeting designed to further reduce the number of blighted or dilapidated properties... Read Full Story

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Capito Pushes for Faster Reopening of Schools Nationwide

Teacher unions remain opposed to the idea, but West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito says the Centers for Disease Control are saying it... Read Full Story

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Lengthy Debate Over Police Reform Bills Expected in Maryland Senate

A series of police reform bills are expected to be debated by the Maryland State Senate in the days ahead.  The nine reform proposals... Read Full Story

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Court Battle Continues to Restore Rx Benefit for Maryland State Retirees

The battle has been under way for several years and a case against the state of Maryland is now in court, but 63-year-old Ken Fitch is not... Read Full Story

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COVID Vaccination Count Reaches 10,000

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Hogan: Vaccinations of Older Marylanders Now Above 40% Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that more than 40% of Marylanders ages 65 and older have now received COVID-19... Read Full Story
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Rafferty Arrested

(Cumberland, MD) – On February 26, 2020, the Allegany County Narcotics Task Force arrested Bethany Marie Rafferty on Interstate 68 in the... Read Full Story

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Mother of Cal Ripken Jr. Passes Away

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ACPS Commences Next Phase of In-Person Learning

The next phase of the Allegany County Public Schools hybrid plan to return kids for in-person learning begins today with Pre-K, kindergarten,... Read Full Story

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DDC Director Discusses Plans for New Downtown District Website

Planning continues for a new website for the city’s downtown district with an expected launch date in the spring.  Downtown Development... Read Full Story

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Announcement of Western Maryland Mass Vax Site Expected Soon

Maryland opened it’s third COVID-19 mass vaccination site last week, and additional sites will be announced in the coming days for Western... Read Full Story

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County Commissioners Express Commitment to Local Opportunity Scholarship Program

The  Allegany County Board of Commissioners, during the county’s regular business meeting, voiced strong support for the... Read Full Story

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NWS Issues Flood Warning Until 3:00 AM The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a * Flood Warning for... Allegany County in western Maryland... Garrett County... Read Full Story
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Ridgeley Man Arrested For Disorderly Conduct & Drug Offense

On February 27th, 2021, Cumberland City Police Officers on routine patrol were stopped by concerned citizens who... Read Full Story

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City Man Charged in Oldtown Road Assault

On February 27th, 2021, Cumberland City Police served a criminal summons was on Austin Garrett Sisk, 30, of Cumberland.... Read Full Story

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Study projects West Virginia will have U.S.’s 5th highest per capita 2020 gun sales

A new study released by Safehome.org looks at guns in the U.S. over the past 20 years and offers... Read Full Story

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Maryland lawmakers vote to expand tax credit to immigrants

The Maryland General Assembly gave... Read Full Story

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ACPS Still Under Capacity Limitations for Athletics

In accordance with the most recent Order of the Governor of Maryland dated February 23, 2021, “Outdoor venues at which sporting events occur... Read Full Story

ACPS Begins to Welcome Students Back to Buildings Beginning March 1st

Allegany County Public Schools will begin the transition back to school buildings for concurrent in-person/hybrid learning on the following... Read Full Story

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Only 7 New COVID Cases Reported this Week in Allegany County

The Allegany County Health Department reports that, to date, 9,904 Allegany County residents (14.1% of the county population) have received at... Read Full Story

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Governor Hogan Visiting Reopening Schools

Governor Larry Hogan today joined State Superintendent Karen Salmon for a visit to Easton Elementary School in Talbot County. With funding,... Read Full Story

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City Police Respond to Theft, Shoplifting Complaints

On February 25, 2021 at 11:48 am, officers from the Cumberland Police Department responded to a business in the 700 block of Park Street for a... Read Full Story

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Mineral BOE Moving Forward with Frankfort Consolidation Proposal

The Mineral County Board of Education voted unanimously on Thursday to move forward with plans for consolidating three schools in the... Read Full Story

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McKay Supports Option to Repeat 2020-21 Grade

Delegate Mike McKay tells WCBC News that he fully backs a proposed bill that would make it possible for parents worried about learning loss... Read Full Story

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Maryland Fraternal Order of Police President Defends Officers Bill of Rights

A proposed law in the Maryland House of Delegates could roll back certain protections for law enforcement officers. HB0151would fully repeal... Read Full Story

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Franchot Addresses Unemployment Benefits Overpayment Notices

Some Marylanders who have lost their jobs as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and have been receiving unemployments benefits- are... Read Full Story

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Growing Concerns About Management of Scenic RR

Local business owner Ryan Brennamen joining the growing chorus of those in the community concerned with operations of the Western Maryland... Read Full Story

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Commissioners President Discusses Local Vaccination Progress

Allegany County should hit the 10,000 mark sometime this weekend in the number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered- a tremendous rebound for a... Read Full Story

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Maryland COVID Vaccine Update

Today’s official report shows that Maryland providers have administered 1,187,807 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 87.3% of all first... Read Full Story

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Maryland Jobless Claims Down Sharply

According to the latest report from the Maryland Department of Labor, the number of new unemployment claims in the state dropped by more than half... Read Full Story

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Governors of Maryland and Virginia Address Progress of the American Legion Bridge/I-270 to I-70 Relief Plan

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today issued the following statement: 

“The American Legion... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Woman Charged with Attempted Murder

 

On 2/25/2021 at approximately 1:30 AM the Cumberland City Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Ridgewood Avenue for... Read Full Story

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All Mineral County Students to Resume In-Person Learning Monday

Beginning Monday, Mineral County public... Read Full Story

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Hagerstown House Fire Kills Three, Injures Two

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McKay Stands Firm Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

It appears lawmakers in Annapolis once again will be debating legislation that would essentially legalize the recreational use of cannabis in... Read Full Story

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Ruppersberger Defends $1.9 Trillion Price Tag of National Recovery Proposal

Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger said this week that the perception that schools have all the resources they need to reopen is far from the... Read Full Story

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Justice Welcomes Decision to Allow 5-Day Instruction for PreK Through 8th Grade

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, during Wednesday’s virtual COVID-19 briefing, applauded the state board of education’s... Read Full Story

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Hogan Testifies Before US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan told a U.S Senate committee on Wednesday that infrastructure projects will be key to economic recovery on the... Read Full Story

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Maryland Jobless Insurance Claims to be Paid by Direct Deposit, Starting in April

Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson has announced that the state’s unemployment insurance claimants will begin receiving... Read Full Story

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PSC will Conduct Virtual Public Hearing on Jade Meadow Solar

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a second virtual public comment... Read Full Story

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COVID Vaccine Update

Today’s official report shows that Maryland providers have administered 1,149,267 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 84.1% of all first... Read Full Story

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Allegany College Offers Adult Basic Education Program Orientation Sessions

Allegany College of Maryland’s Adult Basic Education program will host virtual information and orientation sessions at 1 p.m.... Read Full Story

Averey Bridges Memorial Scholar Athlete Scholarship

In memory of Averey Bridges, a student athlete at Mountain Ridge High School, this $1,000 scholarship has been created. Averey was a well-known... Read Full Story

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False Alarm: Follow-Up COVID Tests Come Back Negative for Group of Maryland Senators

Follow-up tests for the coronavirus have turned out negative after several Maryland state senators missed a day of session as a precaution. Most... Read Full Story

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James Elliot Appointed State’s Attorney for Allegany County

James Elliot, the former District Public Defender for Allegany and Garrett Counties, has been appointed State's Attorney by the Circuit Court... Read Full Story

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CSX Investigating 47 Car Derailment in Cumberland Yard

CSX Transportation is continuing its investigation into a several car derailment in the Cumberland Yard, that could be seen from Industrial... Read Full Story

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BREAKING: Truck Fire on 68 West of Finzel

Police, fire and rescue uinits have responded to westbound Interstate 68 in Garrett County for a tractor trailer fire.

The location is near... Read Full Story