BEDFORD COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH KILLING BROTHER

A Bedford County man is charged in the shooting death of his brother.  State troopers say Larry Claar was arrested yesterday in the death of Michael Claar.  He allegedly killed his brother then tried to hide the body in a field.  He was arrested yesterday morning in Hollidaysburg.  

FOUR CHARGED IN FORT HILL VANDALISM

Four people have been arrested in connection to a July 17th vandalism incident at Fort Hill High School. Cumberland residents Steven Michael Merriman and David Linsey, along with Pasadena resident Asha Marie Bayne and a juvenile were taken into custody. Surveillance video led to their arrests. During the incident, the walls inside the school were…

EXPECT DELAYS THURSDAY ON PORTIONS OF VIRGINIA AVENUE

You can expect delays on portions of Virginia Avenue on Thursday, beginning at 5 a.m. Delays should be expected on Virginia Avenue to Elder Street to Mary Street, and residents are asked to have all cars removed from the street by that time. The work is expected to be completed by 6 p.m. Humbird Street…

PENNSYLVANIA MAN DIES AFTER BEING CRUSHED BY A TREE

A Pennsylvania man has died after being crushed by a tree.  Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees says it happened over the weekend during a logging accident.  The victim has been identified as Joel Friedline.  He was cutting trees on a family farm in Jenner Township when a 100-foot tree fell on him, crushing him.  

MARYLAND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT UPGRADES TEXT ALERTS

A new platform is being used to provide emergency information to Marylanders directly over the phone.  The Maryland Emergency Management Agency says that anyone who is already opted-in for their alerts have already been transferred to the new platform.  Residents can get alerts on things like storms, COVID-19 updates, and any other hazards that may…

FORMER LT. GOVERNOR FORMS EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE

Former Maryland Lieutenant Governor and Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele has reportedly formed an exploratory committee ahead of a possible run for governor. Maryland Secretary of Commerce Kelly Schulz, Delegate Dan Cox and Robin Ficker have already entered the race for the Republican nomination.

FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN NOMINATED TO BE MARYLAND U.S. ATTORNEY

The first African American is being nominated to become Maryland’s U.S. Attorney.  President Joe Biden named Prince George’s County Delegate Erek Barron his choice for the role today.  Biden and Barron have known each other for years after Barron was a policy adviser for Biden in the U.S. Senate.  Barron was also a prosecutor in…

GREENBRIER FINANCIAL WOES CONTINUE

The string of bad financial news for the Justice family and The Greenbrier Resort continues.  The IRS filed a lien of a little bit more than one-million dollars against the resort owned by the governor’s family.  The lien is for employment taxes as far back as 2018.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS

JULY 25 Mark Gallucci Earl Lantz Sr H/A Butch and Marylynn Rankin JULY 26 Sandy Weimer

CORONA RELATED NEWS

COUNTY RANKS IN BOTTOM FIVE FOR RATES AMONG NURSING FACILITY STAFF

The Maryland Department of Health has ranked Allegany County in the bottom five jurisdictions for COVID vaccination rates among nursing facility staff. According to the Skilled Nursing Facilities Vaccination dashboard, only 59.4 per cent of staff at Allegany County’s skilled nursing facilities were fully vaccinated against COVID-19. According to Monday’s statistics, there are six new…

MARYLAND LEADERS ENCOURAGE MASKS FOR STUDENTS

Face masks are recommended for students who are not vaccinated across the state.  Health and education leaders stopped short of making it a requirement.  Public-and-private schools as well as child care programs are allowed to make their own policies.  All of this comes as Maryland has seen a slight uptick in coronavirus infections as of…

MARYLAND ADDS 256 COVID CASES

Another 256 coronavirus cases are being reported in Maryland.  Health officials announced the new cases today saying the major concerns involve the Delta variant.  Maryland’s positivity rate is two-and-a-half-percent up from under half-a-percent from June.  The state notes around 58-percent of state residents are fully vaccinated against COVID.

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