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Rebranding Initiative of Maryland’s First Heritage Area is Honored at State Awards

Allegany County Tourism and Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority (CPPDA) were honored at Rocky Gap Casino Resort on November 8,... Read Full Story

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Drug raid leads to arrest of Connecticut man in Frostburg

On Thursday, members of the Allegany County Narcotics Task Force, with the assistance of the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland... Read Full Story

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Two Arrested on Drugs, Firearms Charges After Traffic Stop

On November 13th, 2019 an officer of the Cumberland Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle on Interstate 68 East Bound.... Read Full Story

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Traffic Stop Leads to CDS Arrest

On November 13th, 2019 an officer of the Cumberland conducted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle on Maryland Avenue. The officer spoke with the... Read Full Story

UPDATED: Caporale Comments on Wind, Valentine Responds

The citizens group opposed to wind turbines on Dan’s Mountain has held a series of informational public meetings in recent weeks having held... Read Full Story

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Downtown Redevelopment Project Price Tag Continues to Rise

When discussion heated up several years ago about a proposal to  re-open  the downtown mall to vehicular traffic and limited parking-... Read Full Story

Cummings’ Widow Calls Hogan a Racist in Campaign Kickoff

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who announced on Monday she will run for the seat held by her late husband, stood by earlier statements suggesting... Read Full Story

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County Scholarship Program Providing Economic Impact

The Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship program, created by the Allegany County commissioners to lift more residents into higher... Read Full Story

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MPT series Maryland Farm & Harvest visits locations in Allegany and Garrett counties during Nov. 19 episode

Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) popular original series Maryland Farm & Harvest, now in its seventh season, will feature farms and... Read Full Story

Local law enforcement teaming up for kids

Volunteers from Garrett County Law Enforcement agencies along with the Garrett County Department of Social Services and members of AmeriCorps... Read Full Story

Governor Hogan Names Senior Advisor Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr. as Chief Legislative Officer

Governor Larry Hogan today announced Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr. as his new chief legislative officer, succeeding Christopher Shank, who has served... Read Full Story

Snow Plans Lifted Wednesday Morning

The Maryland State Police Barrack in Cumberland lifted the Allegany County Snow Emergency Plan at 7:45 AM today.

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Mountain Ridge Boys Soccer Championship Arrangements Announced

The Mountain Ridge boys' soccer team will play Francis Scott Key in the 1A Maryland State Finals soccer game on Friday, November 15th at... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Fire Under Investigation A minor Veterans Day fire at the rear of James Day Drive in Cumberland is being investigated by the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office, which... Read Full Story
CPD Makes Breaking & Entering And Warrant Arrests

On November 12th, 2019, The Cumberland City Police Department responded to a vacant home in the 300 block of Harrison St for the report of a... Read Full Story

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Baltimore St. Bridge To Be Inspected Today

The Baltimore Street bridge will be reduced... Read Full Story

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Pair Arrested At LaVale Walmart Carrying Handguns And CDS

On 11.13.2019 at approximately 1:00 AM, Deputies of the Allegany County Sheriff's Office responded to the LaVale Walmart for a report of a... Read Full Story

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BoE Action To Hire Additional School Security & Mental Health Professionals Made Official

The Allegany County Board of Education last month voted to add four school security employees and four mental health professionals to the school... Read Full Story

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William Kirwan Says He’ll Continue Fight For School Funding

William Kirwan, the state educator picked to lead the Kirwan Commission, said he'll continue to fight for school funding. Kirwan talked... Read Full Story

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Status Report On County & CEDC Merger Discussed In Closed Session

Although discussions between the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation and Allegany County began in July on a proposal to merge... Read Full Story

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MD & VA Governors Agree On Plan To Expand Capital Beltway’s American Legion Bridge

Maryland and Virginia have reached a significant funding agreement on a plan to speed up clogged commutes by renovating and expanding the Capital... Read Full Story

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Route 51 Shutdown Overnight Due To Rollover

Maryland Route 51 near Purslane Rd in Oldtown was shutdown for nearly 2 1/2 hours early Wednesday morning due to a vehicle rollover. Reports... Read Full Story

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UPDATED: Possible House Fire on Industrial Boulevard


5:00 AM – UPDATE – According to emergency management it was not a house fire but a malfunctioning furnace.

9:45... Read Full Story

Westbound 68 Bridge Closed at Exit 44

Allegany County 911 reports that westbound Interstate 68 has been closed at the bridge at Exit 44 due to icy road conditions.

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Snow Emergency Plan Activated in Allegany County

Maryland State Police activated the Snow Emergency Plan in Allegany County at 5:30 PM.

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Interstate 68 Reopened After Weather Shutdown

Allegany County 911 reports that Interstate 68 had to be shutdown east of Cumberland due to accidents and weather conditions.

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Animal Shelter reminds pet owners to prepare for winter weather

With the cold weather upon us and temperatures expected to be significantly lower in the coming the weeks, the Allegany County Animal Shelter... Read Full Story

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BREAKING: EMS Responds to Multiple Stabbings at WCI


Units have been called back a third time for another incident, details of which are not known at this time.

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Baltimore Street Bridge Inspection Wednesday

The City of Cumberland Engineering Department would like to notify the public that on Wednesday, November 13 the Baltimore Street Bridge will be... Read Full Story

Cumberland Man Arrested For Probation Violation

On November 12, 2019, the Cumberland Police served a Circuit Court Arrest Warrant on Dustin Youngblood, age 27 of Cumberland, Maryland.  The... Read Full Story

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Veterans Day Programs Held Yesterday

Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery hosted its annual Veterans Day Program yesterday, and we covered it live on WCBC.

District 1A Delegate Wendell... Read Full Story

Sen. Capito Reacts To Impeachment Inquiry

The Impeachment Inquiry led by House Democrats heads to television this week, with hearings scheduled for gavel to gavel coverage on many news... Read Full Story

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City Considering Ordinance To Govern Protocols For Special Events & Parades

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council are considering an ordinance to govern protocols and procedures regarding special events and... Read Full Story

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Bill Valentine Still A Candidate For School Board

Former Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine tells WCBC that he has not withdrawn as a candidate... Read Full Story

Group Opposed To Wind Mill Project To Hold Information Session Tonight

The group opposed to the Dan's Mountain wind project will hold another informational session tonight at Midland Fire Hall beginning at 7:00... Read Full Story

Westernport Man Busted by Narcotics Task Force

On Thursday, November 7, members of the Allegany County Narcotics Task Force, with the assistance of the Allegany County Sheriff’s... Read Full Story

CPD Serves Criminal Summons

On November 10th , 2019 the Cumberland Police Department served a Criminal Summons on Robert Michael Stangle II, age 62, of Cumberland MD. The... Read Full Story

Cumberland Man Arrested On Gun Related Charges

On November 10th, 2019, the Cumberland Police Department responded to a residence in the 300 block of Grand Ave for the report of a breaking and... Read Full Story

Erich Bean Sworn In As Judge For The Allegany County District Court

Veteran prosecutor Erich Michael Bean was officially sworn in as judge for the Allegany County District Court in ceremonies Friday afternoon. Bean... Read Full Story

UPDATED: Former BoE Member Wayne Foote Has Decided Not To Seek Another Term

Former Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine says he has filed the paperwork and NOT withdrawn his name from... Read Full Story

Franchot Talks To WCBC About State Of Local Tourism Industry

After delivering remarks last week during the annual Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit at Rocky Gap- Comptroller Peter Franchot talked with WCBC... Read Full Story

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Breakthrough In Investigation Into Cause Of Vaping Illness

U.S. health officials are reporting a breakthrough in their investigation into the cause of an outbreak of vaping illnesses. A government lab... Read Full Story

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Both Parties Charged After Domestic Disturbance On Saturday, Cumberland Police responded to a Gay Street residence for the report of a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived, contact was made... Read Full Story
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Man Held After Heroin Charge On Saturday, Cumberland Police served an arrest warrant on 31 year old Rodricus Marquees Wilkes, of the city. The warrant was issued by... Read Full Story
Hogan Attends Marine Sanctuary Designation Ceremony

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WV CHIP Reports 97% Enrollment

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Justice Speaks To Highways Leaders Governor Jim Justice addressed dozens of transportation professionals, including engineers and state highways leaders, at the American Council... Read Full Story

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