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Megan Shaffer's lawyer: Murder conviction appeal 'an option'

CUMBERLAND - An attorney, whose client Megan Shaffer was convicted of second-degree murder by a 12-member jury in Garrett County Circuit Court on Monday, said an appeal in the case is "certainly an option." On Tuesday, Stephen R. Tully, of Towson-based Seigel, Tully, Rouhana & Tully, said an appeal

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-20 20:57:00

Tree falls across Green Street

Green Street is closed from Thompson to Fayette after a tree fell across the roadway. (CTN photo by Steve Bittner.) CUMBERLAND - Greene Street in Cumberland was closed Tuesday afternoon from Thompson to Fayette after a tree fell across the road, taking power lines with it. It happened about 1:30 p.m

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-20 17:48:00

Winter storm complicating schedules, travel on first day of spring

CUMBERLAND - Snow began falling at about 6 a.m. Tuesday at Frostburg - part one of a two-pronged winter storm on the first day of spring that was expected to continue into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The snow emergency plan was placed in effect in Allegany County at 7:15 a.

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-20 13:29:00

Cumberland Man Arrested On Burglary Charges

On March 13, 2018, the Cumberland Police Department received a complaint that homeless subjects were sleeping inside of a vacant property on Maryland Avenue. The owner of the residence explained to officers that no one has been given permission to be on the property or inside the residence. Officers

WCBC RADIO - 2018-03-19 08:56:31

Storm begins assault on region

CUMBERLAND - Maybe Mother Nature forgot to check the calendar. The first day of spring Tuesday felt more like the heart of winter, as a two-part storm began its assault on the region, dropping several inches of snow and sending emergency crews scrambling to a series of fender bender accidents around

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-20 19:30:00

Dozens injured, 20 vehicles involved in crash after tractor trailer lost load on I-270

GERMANTOWN, Md. - Dozens are injured after a tractor trailer carrying stones and gravel lost its load in a crash early Monday in Montgomery County causing a multi-vehicle collision involving at least 20 vehicles. (525a) SB I270 near Middlebrook Road, multi-car collision, lanes closed pic.twitter.com

FOX5DC.COM - 2018-03-19 13:02:00

Shaffer Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder

The Cumberland Times News is reporting 21 year old Megan Shaffer has been found guilty of Second Degree Murder in the death of 24 year old Alexander Stevens. Garrett County Circuit Court Judge Ray Strubin revoked bond after the jury verdict, and Shaffer will be sentenced at a later date. The jury to

WCBC RADIO - 2018-03-19 23:59:59

City Police Arrest Two For Disorderly Conduct

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, just after 9:00 PM, officers from the Cumberland Police Department responded to a Thomas Street business in reference to a subject refusing to leave the property. Upon their arrival, they contacted staff who directed them to the subject who was refusing to leave. Officer


County to continue budgeting process

CUMBERLAND - Allegany County government will continue its fiscal 2019 budgeting process when 10 outside agencies make their funding requests Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. at the Kelly Road office complex. "We are still gathering budget requests from outside agencies," County Commissioner Bill Valenti

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-20 19:41:00

Two-part storm could dump 10 inches of snow on Cumberland region

CUMBERLAND - When spring arrives Tuesday, with it may come a two-part storm system that could dump up to 10 inches of snow on the region by Wednesday. "It's a pretty fluid situation ...," AccuWeather meteorologist Evan Dussey said Monday morning. The National Weather Service forecast says two to fou

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-19 20:40:00

Mineral chase car to be operational by summer

KEYSER, W.Va. - A paramedic-staffed chase car is expected to be fully operational in Mineral County by early summer. "The purpose in this program is to reduce wait times and provide the highest level of care to the citizens of Mineral County in an efficient and cost effective manner," said Luke McK

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-19 20:41:35

Frostburg home destroyed by morning fire

FROSTBURG - State fire investigators are attempting to determine the cause of a blaze that destroyed a Frostburg home Sunday morning. Firefighters were called to 269 E. Main St. about 10 a.m. First-responding units from the Frostburg Volunteer Fire Department found the two-story home consumed by fir

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-19 10:00:00

Megan Shaffer's quotes from police interviews

OAKLAND - Closing arguments, followed by jury deliberation, are expected Monday in the Megan Shaffer murder trial at Garrett County Circuit Court. Shaffer, 21, of Ridgeley, West Virginia, is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and assisting another to commit or attempt to commit suicide


Cumberland man sentenced to 20-year prison term in officer-involved shooting

CUMBERLAND - A Cumberland man was sentenced to a 20-year prison term Thursday in connection with the attack of two Allegany County sheriff's deputies at the Rodeway Inn on Winchester Road last September. Kenneth Earl Wright, 41, who was shot three times during the incident, pleaded guilty to two cou


School threats impact entire community

CUMBERLAND - Allegany County has been the recipient of numerous threats to schools in recent weeks, resulting in lost classroom time, strains on law enforcement and anxiety for parents and students. The threats, often bomb threats, come from various sources and sometimes come in the form of written


Shaffer testifies at her murder trial, says she was 'deathly afraid' of Alexander Stevens

OAKLAND - Megan Shaffer said fear of her former boyfriend led her to follow him, in her car, to High Rock, hold his hand while he jumped from a cliff, and hold a knife he used to kill himself. Shaffer testified on the fourth day - giving what some folks said was her fourth rendition of events - of h


Somerset man charged with rape of child

A 20-year-old Somerset man has been charged with rape in relation to the alleged abuse of two children. State police charged Dennis Morgan II, South Center Avenue, Friday with several felony and misdemeanor counts for interactions he allegedly had with 7- and 8-year-old girls. According to a probabl


Ridgeley man jailed on warrant

CUMBERLAND - A West Virginia man was jailed Thursday after he was served an arrest warrant, Cumberland Police said. Matthew Norris, 45, of Ridgeley, was taken into custody on the warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on a charge of fourth-degree burglary. Norris remained jailed Friday


Three Cumberland residents arrested on warrants

CUMBERLAND - A city man was arrested on two warrants charging him with violating the terms of his probation, Cumberland Police said. Trey J. Blowe, 24, was one of three people taken into custody on arrest warrants served Tuesday by Cumberland Police officers. Blowe was processed for arrest on two ch


Cumberland Police Serve Multiple Warrants

The Cumberland Police served multiple Arrest Warrants on March 13, 2018. Kenneth P. Rushing, age 48 of Cumberland was served with an arrest Warrant for Failing to Appear in the District Court for driving uninsured. He was taken before a District Court Commissioner and released on own recognizance pe