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FY2025 Agriculture Marketing Grant Program Announced

The Garrett County Government is pleased to announce a new round of funding for the Agriculture Marketing Grant (AMG) Program. This grant program... Read Full Story

Allegany County In Severe Drought

WCBC News spoke to Cumberland native Chad Merrill who is Chief Meteorologist of WOAY Storm Watch 4 in Oak Hill, West Virginia. Merrill spoke about... Read Full Story

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Black Bear Hunt Lottery Now Open

Hunters can now enter the lottery selection process for the annual six-day black bear hunt in Western Maryland.

The cost to enter the... Read Full Story

West Virginia Court Records Get Upgrade

The West Virginia National Criminal History Improvement Program awarded over $2.4 million to two organizations.

These organizations include... Read Full Story

Zoning Hearing This Evening on Wind Turbine Project

There will be a fourth Board of Zoning Appeals hearing for Case No.975 on July 18, 2024, at the Allegany County Office Complex, 701 Kelly Road,... Read Full Story

Washington Street Library Closed Today

The Washington Street Library will be CLOSED, today, Thursday, July 18 due to malfunctioning air conditioning and heat build up over the past... Read Full Story

Arrest Warrants Served

On Wednesday July 17th, 2024, Officers of the Cumberland Police Department served an Arrest Warrant on Melvin Hairston. The Arrest Warrant was... Read Full Story

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Mountain Maryland Medical Mission

The U.S. Army Reserve and AHEC West will host the 2024 Mountain Maryland Medical Mission, a no-cost medical clinic, from July 27th through August... Read Full Story

CSX Scores For Employing People With Disabilities

CSX Corporation was named one of America’s best places to work by the Disability Equality Index for the sixth-straight year, earning a top... Read Full Story

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Butler Alley Parking Causing Problems

More people coming downtown for restaurants and entertainment opportunities should be good news, even amidst continuing construction. ... Read Full Story

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Hearing Scheduled for Water Rate Increase for Pinto/Highland Estates

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold public comment hearings on the rate increase request filed in March by Maryland Water Service,... Read Full Story

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Mayor Has Feared For His Safety

The assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump has caused a major focus on security for public officials. 

Even at the... Read Full Story

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Cautions During Summer Heat Swings

The summer of 2024 has been marked by extreme heat in recent weeks and citizens must be prepared to deal with heat-related... Read Full Story

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Commissioners Appoint Don Morin to Elected Board of Education

Pursuant to the Maryland Education Code, the Board of Garrett County Commissioners “shall appoint a qualified individual to fill any vacancy... Read Full Story

Warrant Arrests – July 11 & 12

Thursday, July 11, 2024
Andrea Dawn Bever, 40 of Westernport, was arrested on a Fredrick County District Court Bench Warrant for Failure to... Read Full Story

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ID Thefts Investigated in Bedford County

Pennsylvania law enforcement are investigating two separate cases of ID theft in Bedford County.  

In one case, a Hyndman resident was... Read Full Story

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Maryland Recognized for Medicaid Unwinding Efforts

The Kaiser Family Foundation is recognizing the Maryland Department of Health as a national leader as it completes a yearlong Medicaid... Read Full Story


On Tuesday, July 16, 2024, the Cumberland Police Department served a bench warrant on Angela Dennison.  The warrant was issued as the result... Read Full Story

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City Addressing View Along Highway

One of the goals of Cumberland’s Mayor and City Council is to make the city more attractive to residents, visitors, and motorists as they... Read Full Story

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WV Transportation Secretary Says, “Slow Down!”

In the wake of the fourth worker being struck this year in West Virginia’s highway work zones, State Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston... Read Full Story

Governor Moore Gives Remarks At NAACP Convention

Governor Wes Moore was a guest speaker at the 115th convention of the NAACP in Las Vegas this week.

Coming on the heels of the attempted... Read Full Story

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EMS Union Wants Management to Step Up

With the most recent proposal from Allegany County to the EMS union being voted down, it has sent county officials scrambling to what County... Read Full Story

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Checkers And Rally’s Set To Open In LaVale

Maryland’s 35th location of Checkers and Rally’s burger and fries restaurants is set to open in LaVale in August.

Currently,... Read Full Story

Multi-Match Lottery Winner At Bedford Road Sheetz

Lottery players in Western Maryland were big winners on July 15, as Maryland’s in-state jackpot game, Multi-Match, delivered a $560,000... Read Full Story

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Citizen’s Local Government Academy Begins in Fall

Final details around the inaugural offering of a local government academy were worked on at Tuesday’s Mayor and City Council work... Read Full Story