WINNING TICKET SOLD IN ALLEGANY COUNTY

The winning ticket for last night’s Powerball jackpot was sold in Allegany County. The person who holds that ticket wins an estimated $731.1 million, the fifth largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever. It has been confirmed that the winning ticket was sold at Coney Market. Owner Richard Ravenscroft confirmed that this morning. Coney Market is now…

PAIR ARRESTED FOR VIOLATION OF PROBATION

Cumberland resident Harley Michael Higson was arrested and held on $2500 bond on a charge of violation of probation. The arrest warrant was issued by Allegany County District Court. And, 26-year-old Amber Nicole Tallman was arrested on the same charge. She received a District Court hearing and later released on her own recognizance.

LAWMAKER FORMS OVERSIGHT PANEL ON VACCINE ROLLOUT

Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson says he is forming an oversight panel to monitor the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, after criticizing “unacceptable” levels of confusion about vaccine access, administration, and distribution in the state. Ferguson adds the Senate would consider not confirming Governor Larry Hogan’s nominee to lead the state health department, Dennis Schrader, based…

HOGAN OUTLINES FISCAL ’22 SPENDING PLAN

Governor Larry Hogan highlighted some of the details of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget proposal earlier this week. He presented the spending plan to the General Assembly yesterday. Governor Hogan says he wants to make sure Marylanders keep more of their hard-earned money.

MSP HELICOPTER PERFORMS AIRLIFT IN MORGAN COUNTY

The Maryland State Police helicopter helped rescue a person who was injured by a falling tree in Morgan County, West Virginia on Monday. Because of multiple injuries, steep terrain and an extended extrication time by ground, Trooper Five was requested. Once on board, the victim was flown to UPMC-Western Maryland Medical Center for treatment. The…

STAFFING UPDATES FOR SCHOOL SYSTEM

Three new interim assistant principals have been appointed by Interim Superintendent of Schools, Jeff Blank. James Clark has been appointed to fill the vacant position at West Side; Ericka McKenney will be the interim assistant at Beall Elementary School; and, William Dwyer will assume the interim AP position at Cash Valley Elementary School. Dwyer will…

SHOPLIFTING COMPLAINT LEADS TO DRUG CHARGES

Altheatha Ameko Harrington is being held without bond, following a shoplifting complaint that led to a series of drug charges. She allegedly tried to leave a Queen City Drive business without paying for merchandise. She also had a prescription bottle, with the label altered, along with a large quantity of a controlled dangerous substance and…

HOGAN PREVIEWS FY 2022 BUDGET

Governor Larry Hogan has announced his Fiscal Year 2022 budget yesterday, which would provide more than a billion dollars in tax relief and aid to struggling Maryland residents and small businesses while maintaining essential services. The budget includes the proposals in the RELIEF Act, announced last week; the Governor also called for eliminating state income…

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CORONA RELATED NEWS

FOUR COVID DEATHS, 143 NEW CASES

The Allegany County Health Department is reporting four additional COVID-19 related deaths and a total of 143 new cases since last Friday. The cumulative count is now 5,982 cases, with 169 deaths. The positivity case has now surpassed the state’s numbers, with the local rate is now at 8.06 per cent, with the statewide average…

COVID VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE AT UPMC TOMORROW

UPMC-Western Maryland will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the hospital auditorium. Pre-registration is required, and the clinic is for those, aged 75 or older, in accordance with state guidelines. Arrangements for the second dose of the vaccine will be made at tomorrow’s event. Those interested in reserving…

STATE LEADERS RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE

Governor Larry Hogan, Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, their wives and Maryland Deputy Health Secretary Dr. Jinlene Chan received their COVID-19 vaccinations yesterday morning. The Maryland National Guard medics administered the vaccines. Maryland moved into Phase 1-B of the vaccination protocols yesterday, meaning all Marylanders, 75 and older and select others can get the vaccine.  

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