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ACPS Still Under Capacity Limitations for Athletics

In accordance with the most recent Order of the Governor of Maryland dated February 23, 2021, “Outdoor venues at which sporting events occur... Read Full Story

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ACPS Begins to Welcome Students Back to Buildings Beginning March 1st

Allegany County Public Schools will begin the transition back to school buildings for concurrent in-person/hybrid learning on the following... Read Full Story

Only 7 New COVID Cases Reported this Week in Allegany County

The Allegany County Health Department reports that, to date, 9,904 Allegany County residents (14.1% of the county population) have received at... Read Full Story

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Governor Hogan Visiting Reopening Schools

Governor Larry Hogan today joined State Superintendent Karen Salmon for a visit to Easton Elementary School in Talbot County. With funding,... Read Full Story

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City Police Respond to Theft, Shoplifting Complaints

On February 25, 2021 at 11:48 am, officers from the Cumberland Police Department responded to a business in the 700 block of Park Street for a... Read Full Story

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Mineral BOE Moving Forward with Frankfort Consolidation Proposal

The Mineral County Board of Education voted unanimously on Thursday to move forward with plans for consolidating three schools in the... Read Full Story

McKay Supports Option to Repeat 2020-21 Grade

Delegate Mike McKay tells WCBC News that he fully backs a proposed bill that would make it possible for parents worried about learning loss... Read Full Story

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Maryland Fraternal Order of Police President Defends Officers Bill of Rights

A proposed law in the Maryland House of Delegates could roll back certain protections for law enforcement officers. HB0151would fully repeal... Read Full Story

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Franchot Addresses Unemployment Benefits Overpayment Notices

Some Marylanders who have lost their jobs as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and have been receiving unemployments benefits- are... Read Full Story

Growing Concerns About Management of Scenic RR

Local business owner Ryan Brennamen joining the growing chorus of those in the community concerned with operations of the Western Maryland... Read Full Story

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Commissioners President Discusses Local Vaccination Progress

Allegany County should hit the 10,000 mark sometime this weekend in the number of COVID-19 vaccinations administered- a tremendous rebound for a... Read Full Story

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Maryland COVID Vaccine Update

Today’s official report shows that Maryland providers have administered 1,187,807 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 87.3% of all first... Read Full Story

Maryland Jobless Claims Down Sharply

According to the latest report from the Maryland Department of Labor, the number of new unemployment claims in the state dropped by more than half... Read Full Story

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Governors of Maryland and Virginia Address Progress of the American Legion Bridge/I-270 to I-70 Relief Plan

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today issued the following statement: 

“The American Legion... Read Full Story

Cumberland Woman Charged with Attempted Murder


On 2/25/2021 at approximately 1:30 AM the Cumberland City Police Department were dispatched to the 600 block of Ridgewood Avenue for... Read Full Story

All Mineral County Students to Resume In-Person Learning Monday

Beginning Monday, Mineral County public... Read Full Story

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Hagerstown House Fire Kills Three, Injures Two

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McKay Stands Firm Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

It appears lawmakers in Annapolis once again will be debating legislation that would essentially legalize the recreational use of cannabis in... Read Full Story

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Ruppersberger Defends $1.9 Trillion Price Tag of National Recovery Proposal

Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger said this week that the perception that schools have all the resources they need to reopen is far from the... Read Full Story

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Justice Welcomes Decision to Allow 5-Day Instruction for PreK Through 8th Grade

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, during Wednesday’s virtual COVID-19 briefing, applauded the state board of education’s... Read Full Story

Hogan Testifies Before US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan told a U.S Senate committee on Wednesday that infrastructure projects will be key to economic recovery on the... Read Full Story

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Maryland Jobless Insurance Claims to be Paid by Direct Deposit, Starting in April

Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson has announced that the state’s unemployment insurance claimants will begin receiving... Read Full Story

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PSC will Conduct Virtual Public Hearing on Jade Meadow Solar

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a second virtual public comment... Read Full Story

COVID Vaccine Update

Today’s official report shows that Maryland providers have administered 1,149,267 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 84.1% of all first... Read Full Story

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Allegany College Offers Adult Basic Education Program Orientation Sessions

Allegany College of Maryland’s Adult Basic Education program will host virtual information and orientation sessions at 1 p.m.... Read Full Story

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Averey Bridges Memorial Scholar Athlete Scholarship

In memory of Averey Bridges, a student athlete at Mountain Ridge High School, this $1,000 scholarship has been created. Averey was a well-known... Read Full Story

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False Alarm: Follow-Up COVID Tests Come Back Negative for Group of Maryland Senators

Follow-up tests for the coronavirus have turned out negative after several Maryland state senators missed a day of session as a precaution. Most... Read Full Story

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James Elliot Appointed State’s Attorney for Allegany County

James Elliot, the former District Public Defender for Allegany and Garrett Counties, has been appointed State's Attorney by the Circuit Court... Read Full Story

CSX Investigating 47 Car Derailment in Cumberland Yard

CSX Transportation is continuing its investigation into a several car derailment in the Cumberland Yard, that could be seen from Industrial... Read Full Story

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BREAKING: Truck Fire on 68 West of Finzel

Police, fire and rescue uinits have responded to westbound Interstate 68 in Garrett County for a tractor trailer fire.

The location is near... Read Full Story