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BREAKING: Hogan Orders New Nursing Home Protective Measures

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Allegany Department of Emergency Services Decontaminates Daily Daily unit checks are part of anyone's day that works in emergency services. This ensures that equipment is present and functioning. Over the... Read Full Story
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ACPS Acting Superintendent Blank on WCBC Monday

Allegany County Acting Superintendent of Schools Jeff Blank is scheduled to be a guest on the Dave Norman Program Monday at 9:30 AM to discuss... Read Full Story

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State Police Give Church Guidance

As state and local law enforcement officers are working throughout Maryland to educate citizens about the Governor's Executive Order and to... Read Full Story

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Two Injured in Garrett County Crash Saturday morning in Garrett County,Bittinger Fire and EMS along with Northern Rescue Squad responded to Route 495 at Dry Run Road for a vehicle... Read Full Story
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Man Arrested After East Second Street Disturbance On Saturday at approximately 12:00 PM the Cumberland City Police Department were dispatched to a residence on East Second Street for a disturbance.... Read Full Story
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BREAKING: Justice Expands Limitations to Morgantown, Other Areas

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced Saturday night at 9:45 p.m. that he has signed an Executive Order for Monongalia, Harrison,... Read Full Story

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BREAKING: Health Department Confirms Two More COVID-19 Cases in Allegany County The Allegany County Health Department reports that two more Allegany County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, making a total of six. The... Read Full Story
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City man being held following assault arrest

On Friday at approximately 4:00 PM the Cumberland City Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Weber Street for an assault. Upon... Read Full Story

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Gov. Hogan Halts Foreclosures, Debt Collection

Executive orders signed Friday by Gov. Larry Hogan prohibit mortgage lenders from initiating foreclosures and allow Marylanders to ask lenders for... Read Full Story

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Md. elections board recommends limited in-person voting for June 2 primary

The Maryland State Board of Elections will recommend a limited number of voting sites throughout the state for the delayed presidential primary... Read Full Story

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Cardin sees some early problems with Paycheck Protection Program

Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Ranking Member Ben Cardin... Read Full Story

COVID PENNSYLVANIA
Wolf Wants Pennsylvanians to Wear Masks When Venturing Outside

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COVID WEST VIRGINIA
Justice Announces New COVID-19 Order for Eastern Panhandle Counties

Governor Jim Justice announced today that he has signed an Executive Order to further protect West Virginians in Berkeley, Jefferson, and... Read Full Story

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Former Lt. Gov. Townsend’s Daughter, Grandson Missing In Chesapeake Bay

Former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's daughter and grandson went missing in the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced... Read Full Story

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Gov. Justice reports first community cluster of COVID-19

Gov. Jim Justice joined State health leaders and officials from his administration at the Capitol Complex in Charleston today for a virtual press... Read Full Story

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State Police urge voluntary compliance of Faith Community during State or Emergency

As state and local law enforcement officers are working throughout Maryland to educate citizens about the Governor's Executive Order and to... Read Full Story

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Governor Hogan: “virus is everywhere”

In his latest update on COVID-19 in Maryland- Governor Larry Hogan announced that five infants are among Maryland's positive cases of... Read Full Story

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UPMC details how COVID-19 testing is being handled

As positive COVID-19 cases begin to be confirmed in the communities in western Maryland and the surrounding region, more COVID-19 tests are being... Read Full Story

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Pa. freezes paychecks for 9,000 state employees amid coronavirus fallout

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Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services COVID-19 Update

As of Thursday  evening, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has 17 total confirmed positive cases of COVID-19... Read Full Story

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4th COVID Case confirmed in Allegany County

The Allegany County Health Department reports that a fourth Allegany County resident has tested positive for COVID-19.  The individual is a... Read Full Story

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Small Businesses Can Apply for Forgivable Loans Today

The Small Business Administration will begin accepting applications for the Payroll Protection Program today in response to the economic freefall... Read Full Story

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Police Make Disturbance Call Arrest

On Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 the Cumberland Police Department responded to the area of Seymour Street for the report of a disturbance.  When... Read Full Story

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Morriss Talks About Mental Health Effects from Coronavirus

The coronavirus can significantly affect mental health for everyone, but especially for those with mental illness. Both the anxiety of contracting... Read Full Story

COVID ALLEGANY COUNTY
Shade Points to County Online COVID-19 Guide

Allegany County government has released an online community resource guide for the COVID-19 state of emergency... Read Full Story

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Rutherford Comments on Indefinite Timeline for Coronavirus Restrictions

Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford said this week that state officials are not putting a timeline on when restrictions put in place in response... Read Full Story

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University of Pitt, UPMC Researchers May Have COVID-19 Vaccine

At a Thursday press conference, researchers from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh discussed a potential vaccine for COVID-19.  The... Read Full Story

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: WCBC Talks with Dr. Tom Arno About Coronavirus Issues

Dr. Tom Arno is a retired cardiologist who has also has a background in broadcasting, as a meteorologist, and as a ham radio operaor who has been... Read Full Story

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BREAKING: Third Person Tests Positive in Allegany County The Allegany County Health Department reports that a third Allegany County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is a female in... Read Full Story
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BREAKING: American Woodmark Reopens Local Facility

American Woodmark announced on its Facebook page that it would be reopening its plant on McMullen Highway in Barton this evening.

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Heritage Days moved to September

The annual Heritage Days Festival has been postponed, according to an announcement on the committee's facebook page:

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COVID MARYLAND
House Oversight Report Finds FEMA Far From Meeting Requests From Maryland

WBAL reports  Maryland has received only a fraction of the medical supplies the state has requested from the Federal Emergency Management... Read Full Story

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The George Washington Whiskey Rebellion Fest delayed until September

 The planning committee for the George Washington Whiskey Rebellion Fest has decided to postpone the Fest until September 11,... Read Full Story

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UPMC Western Maryland President discusses all things COVID-19

At a Thursday press conference, researchers from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh discussed a potential vaccine for COVID-19.  The... Read Full Story

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City trash collection will continue, residents asks to tightly secure trash bags

The City of Cumberland’s Solid Waste and Recycling Collection continues to operate as scheduled during this pandemic. For the safety of the... Read Full Story

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Mineral County resident, employed in Allegany County tests positive for COVID-19

The Mineral County Health Department has announced Mineral County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Health department administrator A.Jay... Read Full Story

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COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in First Peer-Reviewed Research

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Federal prisons start 14-day lockdown to fight virus

Federal prisons are ordering inmates confined to their cells for the next two weeks in order to fight spread of the coronavirus in the cramped... Read Full Story

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Delegate Mckay attempting to find answers about American Woodmark shutdown

With the American Woodmark facility shutdown by the Sheriff’s Department Wednesday, enforcing the latest state COVID-19 directives, some... Read Full Story

COVID MARYLAND
Maryland Hospitals Allowed To Temporarily Raise Rates Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

State regulators said Maryland hospitals will be permitted to... Read Full Story

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Over 84000 Unemployment Insurance Claims Filed In Maryland Last Week

Maryland Department of Labor officials report that over 84,000... Read Full Story

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Letters from DelFest Organization Regarding Change in Festival

Letter from Rebecca Sparks, High Sierra Music:

Dearest DelFest staff~

I apologize for the mass email, and hope to connect... Read Full Story

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Hagerstown Man Who Was Tested For Coronavirus Charged After Coughing On Deputy

WBAL reports the  Washington County Sheriff's Office reported Wednesday a Hagerstown man who was tested for the coronavirus has been... Read Full Story

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Sheetz offering free lunch to kids

Several area Sheetz stores... Read Full Story

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Police Serve Fugitive Warrant; Make Arrest After Chase

On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 the Cumberland Police Department attempted to serve a fugitive warrant out of West Virginia on Jonathon Lee... Read Full Story

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Allegany County Reports Two Coronavirus Positive Tests

The Allegany County Health Department reports that two Allegany County residents have tested positive for COVID-19.  The first individual is... Read Full Story

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Justice Moves Back Primary, Cancels Classes Until April 30

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced Wednesday morning that he is moving the West Virginia Primary Election from May 12 to June 9, and is... Read Full Story

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DelFest Postponed

As recently as last week organizers of the annual DelFest event were holding out hope that the traditional Memorial Day weekend musical festival... Read Full Story

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American Woodmark plant operations temporarily closed

Enforcing the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order issued Monday, Allegany County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the American... Read Full Story

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Gov. Wolf extends stay-at-home order to all of Pennsylvania, closes schools indefinitely

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Online Learning to begin for Allegany County Public School students on April 6

 ACPS Online learning will begin on April 6 for those students who have access to technology and Internet connectivity. Teachers will... Read Full Story

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Maryland Health Benefit Exchange announces enrollment extension

The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange today announced an extension until June 15 of the special enrollment period that began in mid-March to help... Read Full Story

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Governor Hogan Enacts Emergency Orders to Expand Telehealth, Upgrade Designation of Disabilities Services Personnel

Governor Larry Hogan today issued two emergency orders to further support Marylanders during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the expansion of... Read Full Story

COVID WEST VIRGINIA
BREAKING: Justice Closes Schools Thru April 30, Moves Primary to June

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice today announced that he was moving the West Virginia Primary Election from May 12 to June 9, and is cancelling... Read Full Story

COVID ALLEGANY COUNTY
First Comfirmed Case of COVID-19 in Allegany County

The Allegany County Health Department reports that an Allegany County resident has tested positive for COVID-19.  The individual is a male in... Read Full Story

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Woman Arrested for Assault

On March 31st, 2020 officers of the Cumberland Police Department responded to a South Cedar Street address for a reported assault. Upon officers... Read Full Story

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Medical Supplies Donation Drop-off Location Set Up in Western Maryland

Maryland Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters, Adventist Community Services and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency have... Read Full Story

COVID ALLEGANY COUNTY
Butler Clarifies Hogan’s Stay at Home Order

Allegany County Administrator Brandon Butler joined WCBC's “Dave Norman Program” Tuesday morning to discuss Governor Larry... Read Full Story

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Justice Suspends Elective Medical Procedures, Private Campgrounds

In a brief afternoon Coronavirus/COVID-19 update Tuesday- West Virginia Governor Jim Justice made a series of  new announcements-  and... Read Full Story

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City Council Holds Live-Stream Business Meeting Tuesday

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak and following directives from the governor’s office, the Cumberland Mayor and City Council conducted... Read Full Story

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Trone to host business resource webinar

On Wednesday,  Congressman David Trone (MD-06) will host a business resource webinar with a panel of experts from the U.S. Small Business... Read Full Story

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