LOCAL NEWS

FIRE DAMAGES LAVALE HOME

National Highway was closed for more than an hour Saturday, as a fire broke out at a home, located at the corner of National Highway and Park Avenue. LaVale volunteer firefighters say flames were coming from the third floor of the structure. At least a dozen fire and rescue companies from Allegany and Mineral Counties…

CUMBERLAND MAN HELD WITHOUT BOND

Cumberland resident Defone Maurice Davis is being held without bond, following an incident at a Frederick Street convenience store Saturday. Davis, armed with a knife, assaulted a person in the store; the victim fled the scene. Davis demanded to use another person’s cellphone. They refused, and he allegedly assaulted them as well. Police detained and…

STATE POLICE INVESTIGATE GARRETT COUNTY BURGLARIES

The McHenry Barrack of the Maryland State Police is investigating two burglaries in the Garrett County area. In the first, a person or persons entered a home, between November 11th and November 24th,  on Friendsville Road and removed collectible coins from a safe in the bedroom. In the second, between Labor Day weekend an November…

FIRST ENERGY SEEKS APPROVAL FOR SOLAR FIELD IN W.VA.

First Energy subsidiaries, Mon Power and Potomac Edison are seeking approval from the West Virginia Public Service Commission to build five, utility scale, solar energy projects. The project would generate 50 megawatts of clean, renewable energy in their service area. The plan calls for solar fields to be constructed on a 26-acre ash disposal site…

SUIT FILED AGAINST TIFFANY ROBINSON

A group of Maryland residents is suing Secretary of Labor Tiffany Robinson.  The lawsuit deals with a backlog of unemployment claims and benefits.  It alleges Maryland is not paying its claimants in a timely fashion. The court dismissed a similar lawsuit earlier this month, citing a state law that does not allow private citizens to…

MARYLAND GAS PRICES CLIMB CLOSE TO NATIONAL AVERAGE

Paying for gas across Maryland continues to be more costly as the end of the year approaches.  Maryland’s gas average sits at three-dollars-and-36-cents per gallon. It’s up slightly from this time last week but the same from the end of October.  Most Marylanders are paying more than a-dollar this year compared to around this time…

FOOD BANK FUNDS IN WEST VIRGINIA  

Two food banks in West Virginia are cashing large checks in time for the holiday season.  Governor Justice awarded 500-thousand dollar checks to the Facing Hunger Food Bank and the Mountaineer Food Bank. This is the second years the food banks received funding approved through the state legislature.

BUSY SHOPPING SEASON EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAIN STATE

The president of the West Virginia Retailers Association is suggesting get your holiday shopping done early.  Bridget Lambert is offering that opinion because of the uncertainty of the supply chain issues. Shop owners are expecting this year to a be a busy season despite inflation numbers and the challenges of keeping store shelves stocked. 

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CORONA RELATED NEWS

CORRECTED DATA LOWERS NUMBER OF FULLY VAXED ADULTS IN PENNSYLVANIA

The Centers for Disease Control has corrected some COVID figures for the state of Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, the CDC reported that nearly 74 percent of commonwealth residents who were 18 or older had been fully vaccinated. On Wednesday of last week, the day before the holiday weekend, that number was adjusted to just under 69…

EDUCATION OFFICIALS TO HOLD SCHOOL MASK REVIEW WEDNESDAY

Maryland education leaders will review school masking regulations during a virtual meeting on December 1.  The Board of Education and Department of Education will discuss public input from stakeholders, community members and health experts to determine the next steps regarding mask mandates in schools. Officials are expected to consider public testimony and current health metrics…

NEW AT-HOME COVID TESTING KITS

More Marylanders will soon be able to get tested for COVID-19 from the comfort of their own homes.  It’s all thanks to a new program developed by Maryland Health that’ll supply around 500-thousand Abbott Binax-NOW Ag At-Home COVID-19 tests for Maryland residents. These kits are self-administered and include two tests in each kit.  The tests…

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