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Allegany County COVID-19 Update

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new masking guidelines in the wake of the rapid rise in cases of the... Read Full Story

WV COVID Hospitalizations at Highest Levels since Mid-June

COVID-19 hospitalizations in West Virginia have increased to levels not seen since mid-June, as vaccination rates continue to be stagnant:... Read Full Story

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UPDATE: Tractor Trailer Accident at Moose Curve, One Lane Closed

The Cumberland Police Department is on the scene of a tractor trailer fire on I-68, Eastbound prior to the Johnson Street exit.  Lane #2... Read Full Story

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Maryland Labor Department Delays Phase Out of Unemployment Debit Cards

The Maryland Department of Labor has extended the use of debit cards for unemployment claimants statewide.

The department announced in the... Read Full Story

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George Washington Headquarters Disturbance

On Tuesday, July 27th, 2021, Officers with the Cumberland City Police responded to Greene St at the George Washington Headquarters for the report... Read Full Story

Former Dog Breeder Sentenced in Animal Cruelty Case

A Garrett County woman was sentenced to 15 days in jail and 18 months of probation after nine malnourished dogs were found at her breeding... Read Full Story

Judge Strubin Granted More Time to Respond to Lawsuit

 A Garrett County judge has been given more time to respond to a civil lawsuit that alleges he forcibly had sex with an employee. The civil... Read Full Story

FrostburgFirst Announces Winning Artists for Upcoming Public Art Project

FrostburgFirst is pleased to announce an artist has been selected for an upcoming public art project in downtown Frostburg. In June 2021,... Read Full Story

Delta Variant Cases Increasing in WV

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced the... Read Full Story

Scenic RR Board to Resume Operations at Western Maryland Station

More than a year after vacating the Western... Read Full Story

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Canal Place River Park Proposal Entering Next Phase

Plans for a proposed river park behind Canal Place... Read Full Story

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Health Secretary Addresses Nursing Home Staff Vaccination Lag

Two  Allegany County nursing and... Read Full Story

Hogan Dismisses Reinstating Mask Mandate

The rising number of coronavirus cases coupled... Read Full Story

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Police Make Major Drug Bust at Baltimore Pike

 Allegany County Sheriff’s Deputies on Monday were dispatched to a Baltimore Pike residence for a domestic disturbance. Upon... Read Full Story

Hogan to Convene National Cybersecurity Summit

On Thursday, July 29,... Read Full Story

Maryland #15 in US for Highest Credit Card Debt

According to WalletHub, Maryland Ranks 15th among the states with the highest credit card debts. On average, Marylanders carry a credit... Read Full Story

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City Man Arrested after Breaking into Vacant Home

On Monday, July 26th, 2021 the Cumberland Police Department received a complaint of vacant residence on Bedford Street that appeared to have been... Read Full Story

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Marsh Discusses Possible Need for COVID Booster Shot

This week, the CDC weighed evidence of whether or not a booster shot for vaccinated people was in order, but did not issue new guidance. WCBC... Read Full Story

Hogan Declares July Disability Culture and Achievements Month

At an event to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Governor Larry Hogan declared that the... Read Full Story

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Health Secretary Discusses Status of Opioid Crisis with WCBC

One of the issues that WCBC focuses on with our news programming is the continuing opioid crisis in our area. Last year, overdose deaths in... Read Full Story

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Motorcyclist Injured in Crash

One person was hospitalized following a 2-vehicle accident in the 600 block of Henderson Avenue early Monday evening.  According to police, a... Read Full Story

Man Faces Numerous Charges After Monday Spree

On Monday, beginning at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Frostburg City Police Department received multiple calls from the public reporting that a... Read Full Story

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Columbia Gas Work Slated for Virginia Avenue Area on Thursday

The City of Cumberland Engineering Department, on behalf of Columbia Gas of Maryland, would like to notify the public that on Thursday, July... Read Full Story

Allegany County Health Department Notes Six New COVID Cases The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has ranked Allegany County in the bottom five jurisdictions for COVID vaccination rates among nursing... Read Full Story
Local Nursing Facilities at Top and Bottom of Staff Vaccination Rankings

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Biden Nominates Delegate Barron to be Maryland’s Next US Attorney

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County Project Manager Discusses Tire Recycling Company Expansion Agreement

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