LOCAL NEWS

ARSON SUSPECTED IN VEHICLE FIRE

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says arson is suspected in a vehicle fire in the parking lot of the Quality Inn on New George’s Creek Road. The fire was discovered around 4:30 a.m., and the loss of the 2017 Nissa Versa was set at $17,000. The vehicle was owned by Quran Isiah Robinson. A…

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK ON ROUTE 220 SATURDAY NIGHT

Route 220, near Barton Boulevard was closed for several hours Saturday evening, after a pedestrian was hit by a car in that area. The victim was taken to UPMC-Western Maryland, following the accident, which happened just after 7 p.m. The Maryland State Police investigated the accident. Several fire and EMS units were at the scene.…

MAN ARRESTED IN YORK PLACE DISTURBANCE

Cumberland resident David Linn Riley was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order, following an incident in the 400-block of York Place. Riley was allegedly disturbing a female at the address and was told to cease his behavior. After clearing the scene, police were called back two additional times. He was…

MARYLAND COURTS POSTPONE TRIALS UNTIL MARCH

Maryland jury trials are being postponed until at least March 6th, due to the continued surge of COVID-19 cases and high rate of community transmission. The Maryland Judiciary says jury trials that have already started will continue but new dates will be set for those scheduled through March 4th. District Court and Circuit courts will…

MOSBY CLAIMS INNOCENCE, VOWS TO FIGHT CHARGES

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby says she’s innocent and vows to fight the federal charges levied against her.  Mosby was indicted last week on perjury and mortgage fraud charges.  She’s accused of claiming to have suffered a financial hardship when she withdrew money from her city retirement account, and then made false statements on…

NBCI INMATE HOSPITALIZED AFTER SLASHING INCIDENT

A 42-year-old inmate at the North Branch Correctional Institution was taken to the hospital early yesterday, after he suffered a laceration to the throat during an altercation with another inmate. The incident occurred about 8:30 a.m. in a housing unit, with the injury inflicted by a homemade weapon. No correctional officers were injured and an…

TWO CHILDREN CHARGED WITH ARSON

Two children are accused of intentionally lighting a storage shed on fire in Cumberland.  The deputy fire marshal today announced the arrests of eight and 14-year-old boys.  They’re accused of setting fire to a storage shed, located in an alley on Pulaski Street.  The boys were charged with arson and malicious burning.  They’ve been released…

TREX PLANS FOR GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS IN WINCHESTER

Trex Company, which manufactures composite decking and railings, is set to break ground on what will be the company’s new global headquarters in Winchester, Virginia. With permits approved, Trex will begin construction this month on a brand new, 64,000 square foot office facility, situated on eight acres near Crossover Boulevard and Interstate 81. The company…

MOSBY INDICTED BY FEDERAL GRAND JURY

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of perjury related to a COVID-19 financial hardship withdrawal and a false statement on a loan application. The perjury charges involve false mortgage applications, related to the purchase of two vacation homes in Florida. The indictment comes during an…

ALL-ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUSES TO BE BUILT IN WEST VIRGINIA 

All-electric school buses are going to be built in the Mountain State.  GreenPower announced Wednesday that they will be leasing a space in South Charleston manufacturing site to make the zero-emission buses.  As many as 200 new jobs are expected to be created by the end of this year, and over the next two years…

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CORONA RELATED NEWS

PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ WEEKLY UPDATE

For the period of January 7th through the 13th, there were no Allegany County schools identified with a school-wide COVID-19 outbreak. Mountain Ridge High School, Westernport Elementary School, Cash Valley Elementary School, Allegany High and Fort Hill high each had cohorts that met the definition of a cohort outbreak. ACPS had 41 staff members and…

MARYLAND ADDS NEARLY 10,000 NEW CASES OF COVID-19

The Maryland Department of Health is reporting just under ten-thousand new cases of COVID-19 and 69 additional deaths related to the virus. There are 33-hundred-63 people hospitalized with COVID including 31 children. Maryland’s positivity rate is 24-point-7-7 percent, a drop of around point-7 percent in the past 24-hours.

STATE TO DISTRIBUTE 20-MILLION MASKS  

Governor Larry Hogan is announcing plans to distribute 20-million masks across Maryland.  Residents will be able to pick up the N-95 and KN-95 masks at nursing homes, local health departments and other facilities, free of charge.  Delivery will begin next week.

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