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Dr. Frank LaParle Has Passed Away

According to the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Dr. Frank A. LaParle passed away peacefully on February 25, 2020.

He came to Cumberland in July of... Read Full Story

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Winter Weather Advisory Posted for Garrett County WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST THURSDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to... Read Full Story
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BW Boys Post Season Shifts

The Bishop Walsh Boys Basketball Nike Elite Team will play in the Maryland Private Schools Championships beginning tomorrow... Read Full Story

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AAA Mid Atlantic Reviews Maryland Proposals

As the House Judiciary Committee hears testimony today at 1 p.m. for proposed legislation related to vehicle laws and traffic safety, AAA... Read Full Story

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Hogan Looks For Bay Support

Governor Larry Hogan, chairman of the Chesapeake Executive Council, wrote to congressional leaders today calling for a reversal of proposed cuts... Read Full Story

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Cardin Marks Black History Month

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), issued the following statement to commemorate Black History Month 2020.

“Voting is the cornerstone... Read Full Story

Cumberland Police Serve Circuit Court Body Attachment

On Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 the Cumberland Police Department served a Circuit Court body attachment on Stephanie S. Leatherman for child... Read Full Story

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Lt. Governor Rutherford Visits State Parks In Garrett County

In continuing towards a goal of visiting every state park in Maryland, Lt Governor Boyd Rutherford visited Garrett County on Friday with a stop at... Read Full Story

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Poll: Bernie Sanders Leads Poll Two Months Ahead Of MD Democratic Primary

Two months ahead of Maryland's Democratic primary, Senator Bernie Sanders is a potential leading vote-getter, with former Vice President Joe... Read Full Story

Franchot Opposed To Tax Increases To Pay For Kirwan Reforms

Count state Comptroller Peter Franchot among Marylanders who support the education reforms floated by the Kirwan Commission but have little... Read Full Story

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Proposal Made At Hearing To Appoint Committee To Rename Negro Mountain

Baltimore City Delegate Nick Mosby speaking during a hearing in Annapolis this week on his proposal to appoint a committee to rename Negro... Read Full Story

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Four Arrested after Tuesday Drug Raids

On Tuesday, oOfficers assigned to the Patrol Division of the Cumberland Police Department with assistance from the Maryland State Police, Allegany... Read Full Story

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Fatal crash in Garrett County

Maryland State Police are continuing their investigation into a fatal two-vehicle crash today in Garrett County. The victim has been identified,... Read Full Story

Month long investigation results in drug arrest

A month-long, multi-agency investigation led to the arrest Monday of a man on drug charges in Allegany County.


Gregory Allen... Read Full Story

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WV AG Applauds Senate Vote to Ensure Health Care for Preexisting Conditions

— West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey applauded Tuesday’s vote by the West Virginia Senate to maintain protections for... Read Full Story

Maryland Retains AAA Bond Rating

Maryland State Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp announced today that the three major bond rating agencies have reaffirmed the State's AAA bond rating,... Read Full Story

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Stolen Cumberland Gun Used in Aberdeen Shooting

WMAR TV is reporting that a gun reported stolen from Cumberland was used in a shooting downstate recently.

The Aberdeen Police Department... Read Full Story

ALERT: PSC Cancels March 4th Wind Hearing, Will Schedule Local Hearing

WCBC News has learned the Maryland Public Service Commission has canceled a downstate hearing on the Dan's Mountain wind proiject scheduled... Read Full Story

Bishop Walsh Cancels BWGIT

CUMBERLAND – Bob Boyle, the director of BWGIT, has announced that the girls’ tournament for this year has been canceled. As of Friday... Read Full Story

House Fire On Goethe St. Overnight

A house fire on Goethe St. in Cumberland displaced one resident and injured a fire fighter early Tuesday morning. The fire was reported after... Read Full Story

CPD Makes CDS Arrest & Serves Criminal Summons

On Monday, February 24th, 2020 a Cumberland Police Officer stopped a vehicle in the area of E. Second Street for displaying two different licenses... Read Full Story

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Hidden Predator Act of 2020 Gets Heard Before MD House Judiciary Committee

The Hidden Predator Act of 2020 received a hearing in the Maryland House Judiciary Committee recently.

The act addresses the sexual abuse... Read Full Story

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Frostburg Man Discusses His Run For President

Yesterday, the national write in presidential candidacy of Frostburg’s Albert Raley came up on the WCBC Morning Show.

Raley heard... Read Full Story

UPMC Western Maryland President Talks About Financial Relationship Between Hospitals

Last month, Western Maryland Health System changed its name to UPMC Western Maryland, reflecting its involvement with the Pittsburgh based... Read Full Story

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Infrastructure Investment Discussed in Bedford County

Monday, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Senior Director of Corporate Relations Sheri Collins... Read Full Story

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Maryland First Lady Joins Effort to Feed Homeless

First Lady Yumi Hogan today joined “Happy... Read Full Story

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ACM Employees Saluted for Innovation

Allegany College of Maryland President Dr. Cynthia Bambara is pleased to announce that Jaime Striplin, Rebecca “Becky” Ruppert and... Read Full Story

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Mount Savage Man Displaced by Saturday Fire

A Mount Savage man was displaced as the result of a Friday morning fire on Rollesville Road.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's office... Read Full Story

City Police Seeking Information Related To Grand Ave Burglary

The Cumberland Police are seeking information related to a burglary that occurred in the 400 block of Grand Avenue on February 21, 2020. Officers... Read Full Story

Cumberland Man Arrested On Burglary & Other Charges

On February 23, 2020, the Cumberland Police were dispatched to Gulf Memorial Drive for a burglary and disturbance.  When officers arrived... Read Full Story

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Commissioner President Shade Says County Wants To Retain Scholarship Program

There has been no shortage of finger- pointing in the past few weeks with news surfacing that there has been consideration of phasing out the... Read Full Story

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Sen. Edwards Sponsoring Firearms Sales Measure

District 1 Senator George Edwards is sponsoring a measure which would allow local law enforcement to sell firearms to federally licensed dealers... Read Full Story

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CEDC Executive Directors Says Elimination Of “Special Mall Tax” Is Essential To The Bottom Line

The executive director of the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation says that the taxes levied on shops and properties in the downtown mall... Read Full Story

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Progress Slowly Being Made With Carver Community Center

Beginning in December, questions arose from a number of citizens concerning past financial appropriations and the current state of Carver... Read Full Story

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