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City Man Charged with Possession, Burglary, Disorderly Conduct

On Thursday, June 24th, 2021 the Cumberland Police Department responded to the area of Valley Street for the report of an intoxicated male yelling... Read Full Story

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WCBC Exclusive: Victim of Cumberland Crime Spree Describes Encounter with Suspect

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County Honors Retiring Public Works Director

Outgoing director of public works Paul Kahl was honored by the Allegany County Commissioners during the regular public meeting. Kahl, was the... Read Full Story

Biden Cites Baltimore as Example of Need for New Gun Laws

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Justice Chides Unvaccinated WV Residents, Again

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Lt. Governor Unveils Overdose Prevention Campaign

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Trone Hosts Student Mental Health Webinar

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Police Serve Summonses

On Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021, The Cumberland City Police served a Criminal Summons on Charles Robert Bauman II, 50, of Cumberland MD. The summons... Read Full Story

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Outbuilding damaged by fire in Baltimore Pike area

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10 Local Students Earn Paid IBM Internships The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how face-to-face interactions take place, but summer student work experiences are still needed for career... Read Full Story
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CDC extends eviction moratorium a month

The Biden administration has extended the nationwide ban on evictions for a month to help tenants... Read Full Story

DelFest, Cumberland Theatre to Receive COVID Relief Funding

DelFest and the Cumberland Theatre will receive a share of funding previously announced by Governor Hogan for performance venues and... Read Full Story

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Subject in Custody After Series of Local Thefts

On Thursday, June 23rd, 2021, Officers with the Cumberland City Police Department responded to a residence in the 800 block of Highland Dr for the... Read Full Story

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Harley Legends & Lore Rally Returning to Cumberland

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Local Hospital Volunteer Receives National Spotlight

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City Police Working to Acquire Body Cams

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CEDC Director: City Still Interested in Relocating Rescue Mission if Possible

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Comptroller’s Workgroup Hears Pandemic Spending Overview

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Hogan Appoints New Leadership of Opioid Operational Command Center

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Former DNC Chair Joins Crowded Field of Candidates Running for Governor of Maryland

Tom Perez, the former chair of the Democratic National Committee and former Obama Administration official, ended speculation and... Read Full Story

Latest Local COVID Numbers

The Allegany County Health Department reports that26,295Allegany County residents have received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine against... Read Full Story

Cumberland Man Charged with Trespassing

On Tuesday morning at 10:53 am, the Cumberland Police responded to the 200 block of Baltimore Street for a trespassing complaint.  Upon... Read Full Story

Maryland’s COVID-19 Case Rate Drops Below 1 Per 100K

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Accident Delays Summer School Bus

ACPS summer school bus 161 is running approximately 15-20 minutes late this morning as a result of traffic from an accident.

Former Sheriff Passes Away

Francis DeSales 'Jake' Michaels passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 19, 2021, surrounded by his family. He worked... Read Full Story

Morriss Optimistic about Revival of Scenic RR

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WV Governor Disappointed by State Failure to Meet June 20 Vaccination Goal

Over the weekend, West... Read Full Story

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County Vaccinations Continue to Lag Behind State Percentages

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Discussions to Relocate Union Rescue Mission “dead in the water”

Talks to find a new location... Read Full Story

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City Man Charged with Assault, Kidnapping

On 06/22/2021 the Cumberland Police were contacted by the Maryland State Police about a 16 year old female victim who was reporting being... Read Full Story

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AAA Predicts Record Number of Marylanders to Travel on July 4

More than a million Maryland residents are expected to travel on the 4th of July, according to AAA.

Road trips will dominate this summer,... Read Full Story

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Cause of Oakland House Fire under Investigation The Maryland State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of a fire in Oakland 

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Active COVID Cases in WV Likely to Drop Below 2,000 this Week

Active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia are expected to drop below 2,000 before the end of the week, according to data trends released Tuesday... Read Full Story

Over a Half Million Cases of Unemployment Fraud Cases Found in Maryland

Maryland officials have detected more than a half million potentially fraudulent new... Read Full Story

Maryland COVID ICU Census at Record Low Level

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Just 5 New COVID Cases Reported in Allegany County

The Allegany County Health Department will hold a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic on the ground floor of the Willowbrook Office Complex (12501... Read Full Story

Police Serve Arrest Warrant

On June 21, 2021, the Cumberland City Police served an Arrest Warrant on Donald Ware, age 48 of Cumberland, Maryland. The Warrant was issued due... Read Full Story

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Police Make Domestic Assault Arrest

On June 21, 2021 at 6:15pm, officers from the Cumberland City Police Department responded to the 400 block of Grand Avenue for a domestic... Read Full Story

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Vehicle Strikes Gas Meter, Briefly Shuts Down Greene Street

A hit-and-run accident in which a vehicle struck a residence and a gas meter closed Greene Street in the 800 block for about 40... Read Full Story

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Another I-68 Issue Shuts Down Traffic Late

Interstate 68 was shut down Monday night due to a tractor trailer accident. Emergency crews were dispatched and the scene was cleared overnight.... Read Full Story

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Fire Damages Home on East Elder Street

No injuries were reported following a house fire on East Elder Street in Cumberland Monday afternoon. Units were dispatched to the scene at about... Read Full Story

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WV COVID Czar Discusses Long-Term Effects of Virus

It's well documented that the COVID-19 vaccination rate in our area is lagging well behind state averages. At the... Read Full Story

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Expanded Access to Mental Health Services in Maryland Begins

An event was held Monday to introduce the Thomas Bloom Raskin Act, which will expand access to mental health services... Read Full Story

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Three Maryland-Based Companies Join Fortune 500

A business milestone for the state of Maryland was announced on Monday, as Baltimore area-based Sinclair Broadcast Group, McCormick ... Read Full Story

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Morriss Encourages Greater Use of Local Entertainment Venues

With planned construction likely to severely restrict entertainment opportunities on the Downtown Cumberland Mall next year, city officials are... Read Full Story

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Region Under Severe Thunderstorm Warning Until 7:30 PM

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a *Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Western Allegany County in western... Read Full Story

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Power Outages Affect Area

Potomac Edison is reporting several outages in our area, headlined by approximatedly 1800 out in Cumberland and about 700 in Fort... Read Full Story

Zero COVID Deaths Reported in Maryland for Two Consecutive Days

On Monday, for the second day in a row, there were zero COVID-19 related deaths reported in Maryland. The state's 7-day positivity rate... Read Full Story

Bel Air Resident Becomes Latest VaxCash Winner

Western Maryland finally has a VaxCash Lottery winner. Monday's $40,000 recipient is a resident of Bel Air. The person's identity has... Read Full Story

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 10 PM

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has posted a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the entire WCBC Listening Area until 10:00 PM this... Read Full Story

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UPDATE: I-68 Fully Open after Two-Vehicle Crash at Clarysville Bridge

UPDATE (8:50AM) All lanes of 1-68 have reopened in the area of the Clarysville Bridge, following a two-vehicle accident early Monday morning.... Read Full Story

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City Man Charged after Crashing into Two Parked Vehicles

In the early morning hours of June 20th, 2021, the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 400 blk. of N. Mechanic Street for report of a... Read Full Story

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City to Purchase Additional Surveillance Equipment as Vandalism Incidents Increase

With incidents of vandalism on the rise, the Cumberland Mayor and City Council during the regular business meeting, voted to commit $74,000 toward... Read Full Story

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W Legislature in Special Session Thursday to Address Budget Surplus

Governor Jim Justice has announced that he will call the West Virginia State Legislature in for a special session on Thursday, June... Read Full Story

Hogan: End of State of Emergency does not Mean End of Threat

In less than two weeks the COVID-19 state of emergency in Maryland will officially end, with any and all emergency mandates and restrictions... Read Full Story

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UM School of Medicine: Decline in Seasonal Flu Cases Attributed to Mask Mandates

A  new study finds pandemic restrictions such as wearing masks and social distancing led to a drop in hospital admissions for other... Read Full Story

Wiley Ford Man Charged After Canal Parkway Stop  On Saturday, a Cumberland Police Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the area of the Canal Parkway. The driver of the vehicle... Read Full Story
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Pair Arrested for CDS Possession on Auburn Avenue On Saturday, Cumberland Police responded to the area of Auburn Avenue for the report of individuals sitting in a vehicle that the caller reported was... Read Full Story
DNR: Black Bears Roam Far and Wide in Seasonal Movements

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West Virginia COVID Numbers Continue to Improve

​The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) reports as of June 17, 2021, there have been 2,960,825 total confirmatory... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Man Arrested on Theft Charges

 Cumberland Police Department Friday served a Criminal Summons on Andrew Jacob Getz of Cumberland, MD.  The charges... Read Full Story

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Man Transported to Shock Trauma following ATV Accident

     On 06/19/21 at 0127 AM Troopers from the Hagerstown Barrack responded to the area of 2591 Rohrersville Road, Rohrersville... Read Full Story

COVID-19 Clinic Today at Fairfield Inn

In partnership with the organizers of the Juneteenth celebration, the Allegany County Health Department  will hold a COVID-19 walk-in... Read Full Story

Prices at the Pump Hold Steady in Cumberland

Maryland gas averages haven’t moved much for the last week with changes of only a few pennies in most areas. The gas price average in... Read Full Story