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Cumberland Man Charged with Disorderly Conduct

On Tuesday, January 26th, 2021the Cumberland Police Department served a criminal summons on Jeffrey Wayne Yutzy charging him with assault,... Read Full Story

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Baltimore Street Redevelopment Funding Gap Continues to Narrow; CEDC Awarded 500K State Grant

The Cumberland Economic Development Corporation announced Tuesday that the funding gap for the proposed Baltimore Street Redevelopment project is... Read Full Story

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Hogan Announces Plans for Statewide Vaccination Hubs

Governor Larry Hogan, at a Tuesday press conference, addressed the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Maryland, announcing that the state is... Read Full Story

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Interest in River Park Project Waning, According to Development Authority

With no clearly defined roll moving forward, the Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority is concerned that the proposed River Park... Read Full Story

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Farrell Discusses BOE’s Approach to Resumption of In-Person Learning

Following Governor Larry Hogan’s latest directive for local board’s of education to return students and teachers to the classroom no... Read Full Story

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PETA Again Voices Objections to Local Groundhog Day Event

With the Tri-State Zoological Park slated to provide a groundhog for the Groundhog Day event downtown, the People for the Ethical Treatment... Read Full Story

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Allegany County Tourism Announces Winners for 2020 Mountain Maryland Photo Contest

In April 2020, Allegany County Tourism launched its third annual Mountain Maryland Photo Contest as a way to collect photos that tell the... Read Full Story

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Maryland Delegation Members Urge State to Ramp Up COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Efforts

Today, members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation, including U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer,... Read Full Story

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FSU COVID Positivity Rate at 0.36%

The following information was shared with the FSU campus community: 

 

Frostburg State University's initial COVID-19... Read Full Story

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MD Jobless Rate Drops to Lowest Since Pandemic Began

The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday announced that Maryland's unemployment rate dropped to 6.3% in December, which is the lowest it... Read Full Story

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Accident Briefly Disrupts Traffic on I-68

No injuries were reported following a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 68 eastbound in Allegany County Tuesday morning. The incident occurred at... Read Full Story

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BOE Members Elaborate on Decision to Resume Hybrid Learning

The Allegany County Board of Education voted Monday to return children to the classroom, acquiescing to Governor Larry Hogan’s request that... Read Full Story

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80 New COVID Cases, 2 Deaths in Allegany County; Vaccine Shortage Keeps Region in Phase 1B

The Allegany County Health Department reported 80 new COVID cases in Allegany County and two additional deaths, bringing the county’s... Read Full Story

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Clearway Energy to Construct Wind Farm in Mineral/Grant Region

Clearway Energy Group is proceeding with plans to install another wind farm in the area, this one between Grant and Mineral... Read Full Story

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Scenic Railroad Member Flanigan: Engine 1309 Poised for Summer Resumption

Although financial questions remain and the years-long effort to restore its historic steam engine is not yet complete, Westerm Maryland Scenic... Read Full Story

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House Sub-Committee Appointments for Trone Announced

On Monday, Congressman David Trone announced the three subcommittees that he will serve on in the powerful House Appropriations Committee... Read Full Story

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WV Unveils New Online COVID Vaccination Sign-Up Portal

West Virginia’s new online hub to register for COVID-19 vaccination went live at 8 a.m. on Monday.

According to Department of Health... Read Full Story

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MD Positivity Rate Now Below 7%

The statewide coronavirus positivity rate in Maryland continues to drop and is now below 7% for the first time in several weeks. The latest... Read Full Story

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What’s Coming Weatherwise? Finckle Forecaster Brandon Sweetlen Has The Details

Click for the latest on the Winter Storm Warning:

https://www.wcbcradio.com/audio/archive/012521/FWX.mp3

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Justice to Make Economic Announcement for Mineral, Grant Counties

WHO: Gov. Jim Justice, other officials. 

WHAT: Gov. Justice will announce a major milestone for the Black Rock Wind Farm... Read Full Story

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Hogan: ‘Almost No One Disagrees’ Schools Should Reopen

The day after calling for schools to reopen for in-person learning by March 1, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan acknowledged he can't exactly force... Read Full Story

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Justice Warns Against NY Governor’s Proposal to Make Direct Purchases of COVID Vaccine

With demand high and supplies low, New York Goveror Andrew Cuomo said this week he wants to go straight to the source. He wants to... Read Full Story

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ACPS Suspends Fort Hill Meal Pickups

Beginning on Monday, January 25, 2021, and until further notice, breakfast and lunch distribution at Fort Hill High School will not be available.... Read Full Story

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Head of MD Teachers Union Takes Issue with Hogan’s Approach to Reopening Schools

The head of Maryland's teachers union says Governor Larry Hogan's demand that all school districts reopen buildings by March 1 for some... Read Full Story

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Allegany BOE Members to Discuss Back-to-School Options During Monday Session

In response to Governor Larry Hogan's press conference Friday, calling for a return to in-person learning by March 1st, the Allegany... Read Full Story

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Morriss Says Young Entrepreneurs a Promising Sign of City’s Future

A number of new businesses have opened in the Cumberland area in recent years, many of those owned and operated by younger people choosing to... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Man Charged with Theft

On 1/24/2021 at approximately 3:00 PM the Cumberland City Police Department responded to a business on Queen City Drive for a theft complaint.... Read Full Story

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One Dead in Hampshire County Fire One person was killed early Saturday in a fire that broke out in Hampshire County.
The Romney Fire Company issued the following release: On... Read Full Story
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Maryland pays tribute to longtime Senate president Miller

Maryland officials remembered... Read Full Story

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Investigation underway after Maryland Congressman found armed at House metal detectors

WBAL reports Capitol police are reportedly investigating a report of Rep. Andy Harris trying to bring a gun onto the House floor Thursday... Read Full Story