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Cumberland men arrested on warrants
CUMBERLAND — Cumberland Police arrested three people Tuesday on bench warrants. Ricky Lee Bowers II, 43, was taken into custody on warrants for a sex offender registry violation and failure to appear on a resisting arrest charge.
Cumberland man guilty for cocaine distribution
ALLEGANY COUNTY, Md. - A Cumberland man was found guilty for the distribution of crack cocaine, according to the Office of the State's Attorney for Allegany County. Jarrett McBurroughs was arrested by the county's Narcotics Task Force following an investigation into the distribution and sale of coca
Bear Watch: Another one killed on the road
The number of bears to have died on Maryland roads this year has risen to 71, according to an unofficial count maintained by the Cumberland Times-News. On Nov. 29, a 295-pound male was struck and killed on Interstate 68 at mile marker 37, said Clarissa Harris, of the Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Ser
First Peoples planning Elm Street office
CUMBERLAND — First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union is having properties cleared at the corner of Elm and Spring streets adjacent to Martin's Foods for construction of a new facility.
Cumberland man arrested in Christmas decorations incident
CUMBERLAND — A city man was jailed Monday afternoon after he allegedly destroyed Christmas decorations on the downtown mall, chased a truck to the area of city hall and later assaulted Cumberland police officers who were processing him for arrest at the police station.
CEDC to close Rolling Mill sales contract this month
CUMBERLAND — Officials with the Cumberland Economic Development Corp. are expecting to close the sale of the Rolling Mill development site later this month. The CEDC signed a contract of sale in October with Frederick-based developer Ed Scott, principal for Cumberland Gateway, LLC.
Lonaconing search ended with fugitive's arrest
CUMBERLAND — A Lonaconing man remained jailed Tuesday without bond following a daytime land and air search that began in the Detmold Street area and resulted in lock-ins of the Westmar Middle School and the George's Creek Elementary School.
Barton woman charged DUI in wrong-way Interstate 68 crash
CUMBERLAND — A Barton woman was arrested in a wrong-way crash early Saturday on westbound Interstate 68 near the Seton Drive exit that injured two other drivers, according to Maryland State Police.
Firefighters 'Sound the Alarm' to raise money for smoke detectors
CUMBERLAND — A household in the United States has a 1 in 4 chance of having a fire large enough to be reported to a fire department during the occupant’s lifetime, according to the National Fire Protection Association. A separate study by the NFPA reports 3 out of every 5 home fire deaths were in pr
W.Va. man charged after police pursuit
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — A Mineral County, W.Va., man charged Tuesday night after being involved in a vehicle pursuit with police that ended shortly after a head-on crash with a Morgan County (W.Va.) Sheriff's Department cruiser in Berkeley Springs.
Public offers input for new economic plan
FROSTBURG — Numerous citizens offered input for a new economic plan for the region at a public meeting recently conducted by Allegany County. The county has contracted Thomas P. Miller & Associates, an Indianapolis-based consulting firm, to compile a strategic economic development plan for the area.
Federal grand jury indicts former sewage plant operator
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Hampshire County man was indicted last week by a federal grand jury for violating permits and discharging untreated sewage from his sewage treatment plant in Mineral County, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Powell.
Lady Campers win season debut
FROSTBURG — Kelsey O’Neal posted a double-double and Katie Stern scored 12 points as Allegany seemed to be in midseason form as it downed Mountain Ridge, 49-32, Tuesday, in Alco’s season opener.
Judge issued warning over refusal to do same-sex weddings
KEYSER, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia judge has agreed to stop presiding over marriages altogether rather than officiate for same-sex couples. The West Virginia Judicial Investigation Commission issued a warning to Mineral County Judge Lynn Nelson after receiving a complaint from Fairness West Virgin
KKK notes found on Somerset, Berlin driveways
At least two municipalities in Somerset County appear to have been targeted for recruitment over the weekend by the Ku Klux Klan. Somerset Borough police Chief Randy Cox said that since Sunday his department has been notified about two Klan-labeled notes that have been found in driveways. The notes,
City man arrested for missing court date
CUMBERLAND — A city man was arrested Friday for failing to appear for trial on charges of theft, trespassing and disorderly conduct, Cumberland Police said. Daniel Scott Wise, 45, was being held Saturday in the Allegany County Detention Center on $1,000 bond. He failed to appear for trial on Dec. 3,
Accident shuts down eastbound lanes of I-68 near Flintstone
FLINTSTONE — Three people were injured in a rollover crash on Interstate 68 eastbound just before noon Wednesday. One person was reportedly trapped in the accident that reportedly involved a tractor-trailer in the area of the 52-mile marker.
Couple facing charges in Hampshire County after bilking Times-News customers
CUMBERLAND — A West Virginia couple were apparently running afoul of the law prior to their involvement in a high-speed chase that ended with their arrest Friday afternoon on U.S. Route 220 near the Allegany County Fairgrounds.
Police: Woman arrested in attempted hedge trimmer assault
CUMBERLAND — A Cumberland woman was arrested early Sunday after police said she attempted to assault a man with a pair of hedge trimmers at an Avirett Avenue home. Taylar Avery Lee Lapinski, 26, was charged with attempted assault, destruction of property over $1,000 and disorderly conduct. She was t
Seat belt usage drops in Md.
CUMBERLAND — The 2018 seat belt survey conducted by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration showed that seat belt usage has decreased among travelers statewide. Maryland’s seat belt use rate for 2018 was 90.3 percent — a drop from the 92 percent reported in 2017. In 2017, 116 people were killed in