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WCBC’s Charlie Harris Passes Away

Charlie Harris, who spent over a quarter of a century as one of the main cogs in the WCBC Newsroom, has died at the age of 68.

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City Police Arrest Pair In Separate Cases On Friday evening just before 11 PM, units from the Cumberland Police Department responded to the 600 blook of Brookfield Avenue for a... Read Full Story
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Cumberland Woman Held On Arson Charge Cumberland City Police Saturday served an arrest warrant on on Samatha Nicole Kesler for Arson 1st degree, Reckless... Read Full Story
NWS Confirms Friday Tornado Near Morgantown

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has confirmed that an EF 1 tornado touched down... Read Full Story

Lonaconing Girl Selected Maryland’s Outstanding Teen

Chloe Wildman, who is a student at Mountain Ridge High School, was named Maryland's Miss... Read Full Story

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UPDATED: Cumberland Water Main Break

UPDATE:  Crews completed repairs during the 5 PM hour, with streets affected by the water issue also reopened.

INITIAL REPORT:... Read Full Story

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City woman arrested on assault charges

On Friday afternoon 2:33 p.m. officers from the Cumberland police department responded to Boone Street for an assault.

Upon their... Read Full Story

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Fatal accident

     On Friday at  approximately  6:40 pm, Troopers from the McHenry Barrack responded to westbound I-68 at the 1 mile... Read Full Story

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Walkathon to raise money for Family Crisis Center

The Family Crisis Center is sponsoring the “Free to Walk”athon and vendor event June 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Keyser High School. The... Read Full Story

Mineral County Fair wraps tonight

The Mineral County Fair wraps up Saturday night at the fairgrounds in Fort Ashby. The 68th annual event features crowd favorites, including the... Read Full Story

Gas Prices Dropping

Across the country and around Maryland, gasoline prices continue their slow decline ahead of the Independence Day holiday weekend, a time when... Read Full Story

Car Show Downtown Today

Car & Truck Show sponsored by the Tri-Valley... Read Full Story

Capito says she’ll weigh Medicaid effect of health care plan

West Virginia Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said Thursday she's evaluating the Senate Republican leadership's proposed health... Read Full Story

FSU Foundation, Inc., Announces New Board Members, Officers

The Frostburg State University Foundation, Inc., recently welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors and announced... Read Full Story

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Maryland Hospital Association Urges Cardin, Van Hollen to Oppose Republican Health Care Plan

Today, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) released the... Read Full Story

Mineral County Fair fireworks moved to Saturday

Friday's scheduled fireworks display at the Mineral County Fair has been moved to Saturday at 10 p.m. Friday night's fair entertainment... Read Full Story

Golf tourney benefits Allegany County Animal Shelter

The second annual Bill Miller Equipment Golf Tournament in support of the Allegany County Animal Shelter will be held June 24 at Winnfield Golf... Read Full Story

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Hogan spokeswoman: Health care bills ‘do not work’ for state

Measures in Congress to dismantle much of the Affordable Care Act "do not work for Maryland," a spokeswoman for Gov. Larry Hogan said... Read Full Story

31st annual Coney Days activities begin June 24

In 1987, Lonaconing celebrated its 150th anniversary as a chartered town. A committee was formed to plan the celebration, which included writing a... Read Full Story

Attorney Enters Race For Governor

A fifth Democrat has entered the race for governor next year. WBAL reports Attorney Jim Shea has never held elected office, but notes that... Read Full Story

Hagerstown Store Among 20 Sears Locations Tapped For Closure

Sears is closing another 20 stores as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business. Two of the stores are in Maryland. WBAL reports real... Read Full Story

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Van Hollen schedules Health Care Forum

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen will host a forum on the Affordable Care Act on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm with Congressman Steny Hoyer... Read Full Story

Poll: House health care bill unpopular in GOP districts

The Baltimore Sun reports a majority of voters in deeply red congressional districts oppose the health care overhaul approved by the House... Read Full Story

Commercial Property Showcase set for Saturday

The Cumberland Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) is pleased to announce the Commercial Property Showcase Event this Saturday, June 24th from... Read Full Story

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New laws take effect in Maryland on July 1

New laws taking effect in Maryland include steps to provide funding for Planned Parenthood to mitigate potential federal cuts and require schools... Read Full Story

Last Baltimore Colts Coach passes

Frank Kush, the tough-minded coach who struggled to lead the last Colts teams in Baltimore to glory after a Hall of Fame career and controversial... Read Full Story

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Media leaks a problem in Washington County

WHAG TV reports in Washington County, there's a new twist in the recent drama in the county government. An internal investigation has been... Read Full Story

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Busy Day for Cumberland Police

At approx. 1700 an officer was patrolling E. Offutt Street and observed a wanted fugitive. The officer observed Keri Ann Donaldson walking in the... Read Full Story

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Fatal accident on I-70

One man is dead after a tractor trailer accident on I-70 W in Fulton County Friday morning. According to Fulton County Dispatch, the crash... Read Full Story

Mountain Maryland Plein Air Exhibition opens this evening

 The Allegany Arts Council will open its premier painting exhibition of the year, the ninth annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air... Read Full Story

Gas prices dropping

Across the country and around Maryland, gasoline prices continue their slow decline ahead of the Independence Day holiday weekend, a time when... Read Full Story

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Hogan Frustrated with Frosh’s Trump Lawsuit

Thanks to broad new powers afforded Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh by the General Assembly- earlier this month he became the first state AG... Read Full Story

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Valentine Has Confidence in Combined Emergency Service Between City and County

Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine says he has every confidence a combined city/county Emergency Medical/Ambulance service operation will... Read Full Story

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First Cumberland Pride Event scheduled in July

The first ever Cumberland Pride event has been scheduled for next month. While such festivals have been common place for years across the... Read Full Story

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Van Hollen Doesn’t Want to Rush New Health Care Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), hopes to stage a vote next week on the Senate's healthcare bill which was released Thursday.... Read Full Story

Rain from tropical storm forecast in West Virginia

The National Weather Service forecasts heavy rain across West Virginia starting late Thursday and continuing into early Saturday from Tropical... Read Full Story

Purple Line money in limbo as Md. files emergency motion

Maryland transportation leaders have filed an emergency motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, hoping for movement on... Read Full Story

WCBC Salutes Jack Gilmore

WCBC salutes Jack Gilmore, who died earlier this week at the age of 77..

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Cumberland Man Arrested on Theft Charges

On Wednesday June 21, 2017 at 9:36 pm, Cumberland City Police officers responded to a business on Virginia Avenue for a reported Theft. ... Read Full Story

New Traffic Pattern on Industrial Blvd Creating Issues

WCBC has received reports that the new traffic pattern at MD Rt. 51/Industrial Boulevard is causing issues for drivers. Eastbound Springdale... Read Full Story

City and County Continue Talks on Combining Emergency Services

The city of Cumberland and Allegany County are continuing talks about combining emergency medical/ambulance service- however nothing is imminent.... Read Full Story

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Councilmen Differ on Next Year’s Handling of Tax Increase

After voting this week to increase property taxes by nearly 10 percent- members of the Cumberland City Council have vastly different views on how... Read Full Story

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Maryland Ranks #1 in Opioid-Related Hospital Visits

A new nationwide survey on hospital ER visits and inpatient care shows Maryland ranks No. 1 in opioid-related hospital stays. As communities... Read Full Story

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Water line break on Bedford Street

The City of Cumberland Water Department had an emergency shut down due to a 12" water leak on Bedford Street. The areas affected include the... Read Full Story

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Route 36 Reopened After Vehicle Accident

Allegany County 911 dispatched units to Route 36 near Westmar Middle School for a vehicle accident at around 12:45 Wednesday afternoon.

The... Read Full Story

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Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland Commerce Hold Signing Ceremony With Midlands Engine

Governor Larry Hogan today joined the Maryland Department of Commerce and Midlands Engine for a ceremony during which a Memorandum of... Read Full Story

WV Gov. won’t sign budget, but won’t veto

Gov. Jim Justice said this morning he “can’t possibly put my name” on the budget passed last week by the state Legislature in... Read Full Story

CPD Makes Burglary & Drug Arrests

At approx. 2243hrs, officers from the Cumberland Police Department responded to a Decatur Street building for an alarm.  The officer was... Read Full Story

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City Votes 4 To 1 To Increase Property Tax Rate By Nearly 10%

By a 4-1 vote Tuesday night the Cumberland Mayor and City Council voted to approve the city’s FY 2018 budget, including a 9.7% increase in... Read Full Story

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BoE Votes To Approve 2017 Master Plan For School Facilities

In a special session that lasted less than 20 minutes, the Allegany County Board of Education unanimously approved the 2017 Master Plan for School... Read Full Story

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Register Of Wills Denies That She Plans To Resign Position

In a recent post on her Facebook page, embattled Allegany County Register of Wills Becky Drew states she has no plans to resign her position and... Read Full Story

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Caporale To Make Run For County Commissioner In 2018

Cumberland City Councilman David Caporale turned speculation to reality yesterday when he told WCBC’s “Dave Norman Show” that he... Read Full Story

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