LOCAL NEWS

TWO FACE DRUG, GUN CHARGES FOLLOWING INTERSTATE 68 STOP

Parkville, Maryland resident John R. Zajac and Courtney Purnell were arrested on Interstate 68 Westbound, following a traffic stop,  early yesterday morning. A probable cause search yielded a large quantity of methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl, along with a 9-mm handgun and an assault rifle-style shotgun. Packing material and paraphernalia were also recovered. Zajac faces the…

PORTION OF FAYETTE STREET TO BE CLOSED FOR NEARLY A MONTH

Beginning today, Fayette Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, from Brooke Avenue to Wills Creek Avenue as part of the water main replacement project. The closure is expected to last through July 22nd. City officials are advising residents to take alternated routes.

PRICE TAG FOR KEYSER BRIDGE SET AT $25 MILLION

A bridge to provide access to the North End of Keyser could conceivably cost upwards of $25 million, but funding could be available. City Administrator Jeff Broadwater says that he and council member Mike Ryan met with West Virginia Department of Transportation officials to stress the need for better access to the North End of…

VANDENBERG PASSES AT 75

Local basketball legend Steve Vandenberg died Tuesday at the age of 75. He excelled at Allegany High School in both basketball and baseball, and was known as an exceptional player for the Duke University Blue Devils. He is survived by his long-time partner, Monica Hast; his sister, Mary Jo Wolters, grandsons, a daughter-in-law, his dog,…

MURDER SUSPECT SPOTTED IN CHEAT LAKE AREA

A man wanted in connection with a May 7th Cheat Lake area murder, has been seen in that area. Forty-two-year-old Arlo Whiteoak Romano is wanted for the murder of Matt Moore. Recently, Cleotis Cortez Paul “Ghost” Epps, Jr., of Michigan was arrested on a drug conspiracy charge, and was also charged with first-degree murder and…

HOGAN SPEAKS ON GAS PRICES

Gas prices across Maryland are unbearable.  Governor Larry Hogan says that he’s once again calling on Democrats leaders and the Comptroller to minimize the impact of an upcoming gas tax increase.  It’s set to take place on July 1st.  Hogan said he’d also like to see another gas tax holiday which would give drivers some…

HELICOPTER CRASHES AT WEST VIRGINIA CHARITY EVENT; SIX DEAD

A helicopter that crashed Wednesday evening in West Virginia, killing six people, was part of a charity event.  Anyone making a 250-dollar donation could fly in the Vietnam War-era helicopter for 30 minutes. Others could ride along for a small donation.  The helicopter crashed on a country road outside Logan, West Virginia.  That’s about an…

MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION TO BE ADDED TO UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor & Industry says it has detected an increase in attempts to steal unemployment compensation benefits through more sophisticated schemes.  A news release from L and I says in order to try to prevent those, a two-step process will be added for claimants to offer another level of protection. The agency encourages…

TWO HURT IN MARIJUANA PLANT EXPLOSION

Fulton County medical officials say five people were injured in an explosion at a marijuana plant in Taylor township on Wednesday. A volunteer fire department chief says  it happened in an incinerator room Wednesday afternoon. He said two people were seriously hurt and flown to UPMC Altoona. The plant is located on North Hess Road…

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CORONA RELATED NEWS

COVID SHOTS FOR LITTLE ONES IN WEST VIRGINIA

A delivery of roughly 17-thousand COVID vaccines for small children, aged six months to five years old, is expected in the next week. West Virginia State InterAgency Task Force Director Jim Hoyer says the vaccines should arrive by June 29th, and he expects there to be a strong interest in having the youngest among us…

COVID VACCINE MILESTONE

It looks like more Maryland parents are vaccinating their children against COVID-19.  New data released by the Maryland Department of Health shows that 50-percent of children over the age of five have received at least one-dose of the vaccine.  This comes as the vaccine is now ready for any Marylander over the age of six-months-old. …

COVID VACCINE AVAILABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Maryland Health is ready to vaccinate young children against COVID-19.  MDH announced that anyone over the age of six-months may now get the shot.  Deputy Secretary for Public Health Dr. Jinlene Chen is encouraging parents to have a word with their child’s doctor if they have any questions.  Around 358-thousand youngsters now qualify for the…

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