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Dollar Bank to acquire Standard Bank in $158M deal

Downtown-based Dollar Mutual Bancorp announced it will acquire the Monroeville-based parent company of Standard Bank, bringing together two... Read Full Story

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Mountain Ridge Announces Fall Sports Ticket Information

Due to Covid-19 restrictions being placed upon the upcoming fall sports season, Mountain Ridge High School's stadium can only have a capacity... Read Full Story

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Congressman David Trone Tours Sixth District, Focuses on COVID-19 Relief

U.S. Congressman David Trone (MD-06) toured Maryland’s Sixth District Thursday to learn about COVID-19 recovery efforts and programs to... Read Full Story

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Hogan announces millions in aid for Maryland small businesses, restaurants

Governor Larry Hogan announced $250 million in additional economic relief for small businesses on Thursday.  This doubles the previous amount... Read Full Story

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Early Voting in WV on Pace to Shatter Previous Record

The number of early voters casting a ballot in West Virgina is already almost half of the total number of those who voted early during... Read Full Story

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Allegany College of Maryland Adjusts Academic Calendar, Announces Spring Plans

Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) will move the start of its spring 2021 semester full-term classes to Thursday,... Read Full Story

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Zoning board approves Knox Street cell tower

The Cumberland  Board of Zoning Appeals voted 2-1 with one abstention Wednesday to give the go ahead for construction of a 195-foot cell... Read Full Story

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Ravens trade for Bowie-native Pro Bowler Yannick Ngakoue

A Bowie-native is coming to Baltimore to play for the Ravens in a trade announced Thursday. The Ravens have agreed in principle, pending the... Read Full Story

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Tractor Trailer Brake Fire Overnite on Interstate 68

Allegany County Emergency Services reported a tractor trailer break fire just before midnight Wednesday on Interstate 68 East prior to the... Read Full Story

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Fire Damages Decatur Street Home

Firefighters battled a two-alarm house fire at 7 Decatur St. in Cumberland late Wedenesday evening  First-arriving Cumberland... Read Full Story

BOE Candidates Debate Coronavirus Protocols During WCBC Forum

The six candidates for the Allegany County Board of Education participated in a candidate forum Wednesday night on WCBC Radio.  Three seats... Read Full Story

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Morriss Discusses Rolling Mill Project Developments with WCBC

Though he admits he may be sounding like a broken record, Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss says progress is continuing on a number of... Read Full Story

Franchot Warns of 30,000 Pandemic-Related Small Business Closures in MD by 2021

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot says the Board of Public Works needs to act immediately on a $500 million rescue fund for small businesses.... Read Full Story

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Justice: COVID Surge Likely to Continue in WV for Weeks or Longer

Once again, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice began his regular COVID-19 briefing on a somber note, as the number of coronavirus deaths in the... Read Full Story

23 New COVID Cases in Allegany County Since Monday

The Allegany County Health Department reports that the total cumulative COVID-19 case count for Allegany County is now at 628.  The latest... Read Full Story

3rd and 4th Graders Set to Return to the Classroom Monday

On Monday, October 26  Allegany County Public Schools will begin the implementation of the... Read Full Story

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Pope endorses same-sex civil unions in new documentary film

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary... Read Full Story

ACPS Athletics Events Update

Governor Hogan's order issued on October 16, 2020, states that the total number of spectators permitted at an outdoor venue shall not exceed... Read Full Story

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Hogan To Update COVID-19, Economy Thursday

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has scheduled a press conference for Thursday afternoon to provide updates on the economy and COVID-19. The briefing... Read Full Story

First Day of Early Voting in WV Produces High Turnout

The 10-day early voting period in West Virginia began on Wednesday, with early reports of higher than average turnout at many locations across the... Read Full Story

Rocky Gap Casino Resort to host event benefiting the Western Maryland Food Bank

Rocky Gap Casino Resort, will host its 4th annual  food donation drive to benefit the Western Maryland Food Bank (WFMB) from Sunday, Nov. 1... Read Full Story

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Hospitals resolve complaints of clergy access amid pandemic

Hospitals in Maryland and Virginia... Read Full Story

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WCBC/Allegany Media BOE Forum at 6 PM

WCBC and Allegany Media are once again partnering to present a forum featuring Allegany County Board of Education candidates tonight at 6... Read Full Story

Fraley elected MABE President

On Wednesday, more than 100 school board members and education leaders from across the state gathered virtually for the Maryland Association... Read Full Story

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Traffic Stop Leads to CDS, Warrant Arrest

On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 a Cumberland Police Officer on patrol in the area of Industrial Blvd, observed a vehicle with front seat passengers... Read Full Story

Hogan Discusses Farm Relief Measure

A new measure will send $10 million to help Maryland farmers hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Maryland's agriculture sector has been hit... Read Full Story

McKay Urges Voters to Oppose Change to State Budget Process

One of the questions on the Maryland ballot for voters to decide November 3rd is a constitutional amendment that would change the state’s... Read Full Story

Deadline passes to request mail-in ballots in Maryland

Like most parts of the nation, Maryland is expecting a record number of mail-in/absentee ballots for the November 3rd election. As of late... Read Full Story

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Hogan Explains Write-In Vote for Reagan

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan this week offered his rationale for writing in the late former President Ronald Reagan at the top of the ticket... Read Full Story

FSU adds 28 COVID-19 cases over two-week period

Frostburg State University announced 28 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday out of 546 tests reported during the two-week period from Oct. 4-17, the most... Read Full Story

Maryland back on New York’s quarantine list as coronavirus hot spot

Maryland is back on New York's quarantine list as of... Read Full Story

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Amazon to Open Fulfillment Center in Hagerstown

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Multiple injuries in three car crash

Six people suffered minor... Read Full Story

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Virginia lawmakers vote to make Juneteenth a state holiday

Juneteenth has officially become a... Read Full Story

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Electric Vehicle Charging Station now at Allegany College

Potomac Edison, a FirstEnergy company, recently installed and commissioned an electric vehicle charging station at the... Read Full Story

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Governor Hogan Announces Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the release of the State of Maryland’s initial draft COVID-19 mass vaccination plan, which was... Read Full Story

Comptroller Accepting 2020 William Donald Schaefer Award Nominations

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today that his office is once again accepting nominations for the William Donald Schaefer Helping People... Read Full Story

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Police Make Disturbance Arrest at UPMC Western Maryland

On October 19th, 2020, the Cumberland City Police were called to respond to UPMC Western Maryland on Willowbrook Rd for... Read Full Story

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Gateway West Food Giveaway Taking Place Today

Gateway West In Cumberland has announced two addtional food giveaways this month, one of which will take place Tuesday, Oct. 20th, at the church... Read Full Story

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Residents Express Concerns About Proposed Communications Tower

A proposal that would locate a 200 foot communications tower near the intersection of Knox Street and Henderson Avenue will come before the... Read Full Story

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Justice: Legislative Business Will Move Forward, Despite Pandemic

As 2020 winds down, Maryland and West Virginia are gearing up for conducting a legislative session during a pandemic.

WCBC News asked West... Read Full Story

Weekend Trump Rally in Allegany County Largest in Decades

Back in 1948, Harry Truman’s Whistle Stop Train made a visit to Cumberland and, according to history, Harry “gave ‘em... Read Full Story

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