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BREAKING: Pedestrian Struck On US 40 In LaVale

Allegany County 911 is reporting that a pedestrian has been struck on Route 40 near 231 National Highway in LaVale.

The road has been shut... Read Full Story

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Snow Emergency Plan in effect for Garrett County

Maryland State Police activated the snow emergency plan for Garrett County at 2 p.m. Friday

Maryland and Purple Line leaders still arguing over cost

Construction of the Purple Line is now 10 percent complete, according to project leaders who provided an update Thursday before the Montgomery... Read Full Story

Hogan: Trump challenge now ‘doesn’t make any sense at all’

While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn’t completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he says that currently... Read Full Story

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Racetrack Owner: No Plan To Keep Preakness In Baltimore

The Pimlico Race Course owner says there's... Read Full Story

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Wehner Opines On Kang, Polanco, Marte In Exclusive WCBC Pirates Report

Pittsburgh Pirates Announcer John Wehner joined WCBC's Garrett Eagan this morning and talked about the closing week of Spring Training,... Read Full Story

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Power Restored & Road Reopened After Overnight Situation On US 220

At approximately 3:30 a.m. Friday morning, power lines and telephone poles were reported down on Route 220 in the area of WCI. Power crews and... Read Full Story

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Local Business Owners Respond to Raise in Minimum Wage

Earlier this week the  Maryland General Assembly voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour starting in 2025. The bill passed in the... Read Full Story

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Two Arrested in Theft Complaint

On Thursday, March 21st, 2019 the Cumberland Police Department received a complaint of two individuals who had just stolen a 30 pack of beer from... Read Full Story

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Taylor Responds to Davis’ Accusations on WCBC

During Tuesday’s public meeting of the Cumberland Mayor and City Council , Dr. Jeffrey Davis of Garrett County accused Ed Taylor and the... Read Full Story

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Recreational Cannabis Stalls in Maryland

It appears as though momentum to legalize recreational cannibas in Maryland has stalled somewhat- at least for this year.  Maryland lawmakers... Read Full Story

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Ravens sign QB Robert Griffin III

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Cardin, Van Hollen Announce over $17 Million in Funding to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced $17,314,430 in federal funding for Maryland to combat the opioid... Read Full Story

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Incidents on Westmar bus and Allegany High School investigated

Yesterday, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, a student on a Westmar Middle School bus was found to be in possession of a flashlight with the capability... Read Full Story

Third Graders take train ride courtesy of First Peoples

More than 600 third graders from all fourteen Allegany County Public Elementary Schools had the opportunity to ride the Western Maryland Scenic... Read Full Story

Mckay to take questions on Facebook

Delegate 1C Mike Mckay has invted constiuents to join him on Facebook at noon Friday to discuss the final weeks of the General Assembly session.... Read Full Story

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Former Maryland Congressman urges Governor to challenge Trump in primaries

John Delaney releases the following statement: 
“Every day Donald Trump wakes up and finds a new way to divide our... Read Full Story

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West Virginia Finalizes $3.2M Prescription Drug Settlement

The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office has finalized a $3.2 million settlement with drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and... Read Full Story

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Hagerstown man convicted for his role in fatal overdoses

U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Antoine Jamel Henderson age 35, of Hagerstown, Maryland, today to 14 years in federal prison,... Read Full Story

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CPD Make Heroin Arrest And Serve Criminal Summons On Burglary Charges

On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 a Cumberland Police Officer was on patrol in the area of Greene Street when the driver of a white-in-color vehicle... Read Full Story

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Cumberland Police Execute Search Warrant & Make Two Arrests

On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 the Cumberland Police Department executed a search and seizure warrant at 325 Williams Street.  The search... Read Full Story

Wv Gov. Justice appoints Snavely to State Board of Education

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice today appointed Daniel Snavely, M.D. to the West Virginia State Board of Education. 

Dr.... Read Full Story

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Area Officials Studying Ways To Consolidate Cumberland And County Services

Just a few weeks ago, officials from Allegany County and the city of Cumberland agreed to study ways to consolidate services, and while some of... Read Full Story

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Allegany Co. Superintendent Of Schools Salary Ranked 17th In State

In February of 2017, the Allegany County Board of Education voted to retain the services of David Cox, superintendent of schools, for another... Read Full Story

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Local Resident Calls On City To Reject Funding Request From Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization

A local resident has asked the Cumberland Mayor and City Council to reject a funding request from the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization-... Read Full Story

Maryland General Assembly Votes To Raise Minimum Wage To $15

The Maryland General Assembly voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour starting in 2025.

The bill passed in the House of Delegates... Read Full Story

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