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Inmate hurt after fight at NBCI

CRESAPTOWN — A 28-year-old inmate at the North Branch Correctional Institution was hospitalized with a head injury after an altercation Thursday with his cellmate. The incident occurred about 1:30 p.m. in a housing unit where the two men were being held, said a spokesman for the Department of Public


FBI raids Baltimore City Hall, home of Mayor Catherine Pugh, her attorney's office and three other locations

Federal law enforcement agents fanned out Thursday across Baltimore, raiding City Hall, the home of embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh and several other locations as the investigation into the mayor’s business dealings widened.


Baltimore man sentenced in Allegany County drug distribution case

CUMBERLAND — A Baltimore man was sentenced last week to a 15-year prison term after being convicted of a drug distribution charge in Allegany County Circuit Court. Christopher Ian Carter Jr., 28, was found guilty in a jury trial on charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possessi


Bowman's Addition family displaced by fire

CUMBERLAND — The cause of a Tuesday fire that displaced a Bowman's Addition family and killed four dogs remains under investigation, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.


Short Gap shooting stemmed from domestic incident

CUMBERLAND — West Virginia State Police consulted Thursday with Mineral County prosecutors in its investigation into a Wednesday evening shooting at Short Gap that wounded a 29-year-old man.


Joe Biden announces presidential bid, with early events planned in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia

After announcing his long-awaited presidential campaign Thursday morning with a video ricocheting around social media, former Vice President Joe Biden will be headed to the state where he was born.


'Kissing bugs' are in Maryland, but they're little cause for concern

A bug that can carry a serious parasite and has been found in Delaware also has a presence in Maryland. But entomologists say it shouldn’t spark alarm among Maryland residents.


Scenic railroad preparing for Maryland Thunder's debut

CUMBERLAND — The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad is moving forward with plans for a July debut of its massive steam locomotive Maryland Thunder. Crews have been restoring No. 1309, a 1949 Baldwin steam locomotive, for a return to the rails following Independence Day.


Carter Found Guilty – Sentenced

(Cumberland, MD) – The Office of the State’s Attorney for Allegany County, Michael O. Twigg, State’s Attorney, along with the Allegany County Narcotics Task Force, announced on Thursday, April 18, Christopher Ian Carter Jr., Baltimore, Maryland was found guilty by an Allegany County Jury of possessi


Crews Respond to Fire in Lonaconing

No injuries were reported after a fire broke out at 3 West Main Street Wednesday evening. The American Red Cross was called for one displaced adult, according to Allegany County Department of Emergency Services.


'Pretty much destroyed:' Lonaconing fire guts business on verge of opening

LONACONING — Jack Coburn summed up the damage to Lefty’s Creekside Bar and Grille on Thursday, a day after fire tore through his Main Street business, which was just weeks from opening.


Maryland Woman Amara Majeed Falsely Identified As ISIS Terrorist By Sri Lankan Government

TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — A Maryland woman was falsely identified as an ISIS terrorist by the Sri Lankan government Thursday following the Easter Sunday attacks. Amara Majeed took to her own Facebook major to defend herself.


City Police Serve Bench Warrant & Make Disturbance Arrest

On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 the Cumberland Police Department served a bench warrant on Paul David Gower Jr. The warrant was issued by District Court when Gower failed to appear for trial on April 3rd, 2019 for an assault charge. He was taken before the District Court Commissioner and was remanded t


Crash with fire truck '100 percent avoidable,' says police chief

SHORT GAP, W.Va. — No charges were filed Monday after a vehicle accident involving a fire truck and police cruiser on state Route 28 that left two firefighters and a prisoner with minor injuries.


Maryland millionaire found guilty for fiery death of man digging secret tunnels

BETHESDA, Md. (ABC7) — A Montgomery County jury finds Daniel Beckwitt guilty of second-degree murder and guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Beckwitt has been on trial for the death of a man killed in a fire while helping Beckwitt dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath his home in B


Cumberland man jailed on weapon, theft charges

CUMBERLAND — A city man was arrested Monday in connection with an April 13 theft at an Avirett Avenue home, Cumberland Police said. Marley Zaire Powell, 25, was served a warrant charging him with carrying a dangerous weapon and theft.


Maryland state employee retirees frustrated over SB 946, out-of-pocket expenses

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Many state employee retirees around Washington County gathered during the WE MATTER RXdrug Coverage Group's meeting regarding Senate Bill 946. Attorney Deborah Hill who represents retiree Ken Fitch says the bill isn't in favor for state employee retirees.


"Hairspray" an "endlessly entertaining" way to inaugurate new Allegany High performing arts facility

CUMBERLAND — The brand new Allegany High School opened this year with a brand new theater. Along with it came a brand new drama teacher — well, not exactly. Desiree Witt served in that capacity for 15 years at the old Allegany High. She later transferred to Westmar Middle School for eight years. How


Fire Shuts Down Route 36 in Lonaconing

Allegany County 911 has dispatched units to a working business fire at 3 West Main Street in Lonaconing, which is the location of Lefty's Creekside Bar. Route 36 is shut down at that location until operations permit traffic to resume.


Police pull over motorists suspected of cell phone use while driving in Maryland

BOYDS, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - Motorists in Maryland were met by officers Wednesday morning who were ticketing drivers they say were using their cell phones while operating their vehicles.