LOCAL NEWS

THIRD SUSPECT IN CHASE STREET SHOOTING ARRESTED IN BALTIMORE

A third suspect has been arrested in Tuesday’s shooting on North Chase Street in Cumberland. Eighteen-year-old Aiyontae Michael Moy was arrested in Baltimore City yesterday morning. The arrest was made through a coordinated effort between the Maryland State Apprehension Team and the U.S. Marshal’s Service. He is currently being held at the Allegany County Detention…

CRASH INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

The investigation is continuing into a single-vehicle crash on Maryland Avenue yesterday morning. The street was closed for several hours, while a severed utility pole was being replaced. A Dodge van, with Maryland registration was found at the scene, near an intersection with Putnam Street, but it had been abandoned. The owner of the vehicle…

MINERAL COUNTY RECEIVES MONEY FOR LARENIM PARK PROJECT

The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History has granted Mineral County $15,000 to help in the design of a new amphitheater at Larenim Park. The total cost of the planning for the project is estimated to be about $30,000. The Commissioners there also voted to allow planning firm R.K. & K to handle…

BOSWELL ELECTS NEW AMBULANCE SERVICE

Boswell, Pennsylvania residents won’t have to go without ambulance service, as the Borough Council has unanimously voted to make the Somerset Area Ambulance Association its official EMS provider. The Boswell Volunteer Fire Department elected to eliminate their EMS program, due to financial constraints. Residents are concerned about delays in response times and care, but members…

MARYLAND JOBLESS CLAIMS FALL

Unemployment claims are down in Maryland.  The U.S. Labor Department estimates about 15-hundred first-time jobless claims were filed in Maryland during the week ending August 6th.  That’s down from around 22-hundred from the previous week.  In DC, claims increased by 50, while they jumped by more than 350 in Virginia.  Nationally, claims rose by 14-thousand,…

RUTHERFORD BACKS OFF COMMENTS ABOUT GOVERNOR

Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford is backing off comments he made this week about the possible political aspirations of his boss, Governor Larry Hogan.  Rutherford suggested during a radio interview that Hogan could abandon the Republican party and run for president as an independent in 2024.  Rutherford told Maryland Public Television he was simply offering…

FARMER’S ALMANAC PREDICTS SHIVERY, WET, SLUSHY WINTER

The Farmer’s Almanac is out with its winter forecast for Maryland.  It predicts “significant shivers” with plenty of slush, ice and snow for the northeast.  Some northern regions are forecast to get extremely cold temperatures in January 2023, with some areas dropping 40 below.  The Farmer’s Almanac has been providing long-range weather predictions since 1818.

BALTIMORE POLICE WARN PARENTS ABOUT “ORBEEZ CHALLENGE”

Baltimore police are warning parents about the so-called “Orbeez Challenge.”  The challenge urges teens to “drive-by shoot” people with gel pellets and then post the video on social media.  Depending on the gun used and injury to victims, police say perpetrators of the challenge could face felony charges.  Police are asking parents to talk with…

BRACE YOURSELF FOR HIGHER NATURAL GAS PRICES IN WV

You may want to plan now to set aside some extra cash to cover the cost to heat your home this winter.  The price of natural gas is expected to be much higher than last year, possibly three times more expensive.  The state Public Service Commission says there are assistance programs in place for those…

RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ENDING

The program to help renters cover their monthly costs is winding down in West Virginia.  The Mountaineer Rental Assistance Program started about a year and a half ago, during the height of the COVID pandemic.  Starting this week, those who have received funding in the past will no longer be able to reapply. 

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CORONA RELATED NEWS

COMMUNITY COVID-19 LEVEL REMAINS HIGH

Allegany County’s COVID-19 community level remains high, according to the Centers for Disease Control, with only 56.4 per cent of residents vaccinated. There were 191 new COVID cases this past week, and zero additional deaths. Maryland’s positivity rate is at 12.97 per cent, while the local rate is at 13. 1 per cent. Appointments to…

MARYLAND COVID UPDATE

COVID-19 cases across Maryland continue to climb.  As of Friday, the state has confirmed one-million-188-thousand-690 cases to date.  Just over 600-people are receiving hospital treatment for their symptoms.  The state’s largest county, Montgomery, has the most infections with over 211-thousand.

UPDATED COVID-19 NUMBERS IN WEST VIRGINIA

The number of patients in West Virginia hospitals still suffering from COVID symptoms is back up.  The figure now stands at 349.  Across the state there are nearly 32-hundred active cases, and nearly one-thousand new cases were reported on Wednesday.  Since the pandemic started, over 71-hundred West Virginians have died as a result of this…

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