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ATV stolen from Garrett County residence

OAKLAND — Theft of a Polaris all-terrain vehicle from a George Washington Highway residence in the last few days remains under investigation by the Garrett County Sheriff's Office.


Preston County woman arrested following pursuit in Masontown

MASONTOWN, W.Va. - A Preston County woman was arrested after a pursuit in Masontown on Wednesday. Officers with the Masontown Police Department said that at 3:22 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, they were conducting routine speed enforcement on Main Street located in Masontown in Preston County. Offic


Leads sought in vandalism at Garrett County Welcome Center

FRIENDSVILLE — Information is being sought on destruction of property that occurred recently at the Maryland Welcome Center off Interstate 68. Maryland State Police investigated damage to a vending machine at the facility that reportedly occurred sometime Jan. 1 or 2. Items were then taken from the


Maryland’s ‘red flag’ law prompts more than 300 court orders

In the three months since its implementation, Maryland’s "red flag" gun safety law has prompted more than 300 protective orders across the state, law enforcement officials told state lawmakers Jan. 15.


I-270 Forecast for Friday 18 January 2019

I-270 - A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the following counties: Extreme Western Allegany, Western Grant, and Western Mineral until 6 AM EST Friday. Overnight we may see 2-4 inches of snowfall. Roads and walking surfaces may be slippery Thursday night into Friday morning.


Early morning fire destroys Garrett County home

BLOOMINGTON - Firefighters were combing through the ruins of a Garrett Highway residence Friday following a 6 a.m. blaze which destroyed the structure and left a family homeless.


House Health moves bill to repurpose, possibly replace, Hopemont Hospital

CHARLESTON – A bill to repurpose and possibly privatize Hopemont Hospital in Terra Alta is once again working its way through the Legislature. Its lead sponsor and another Preston delegate are not yet satisfied it protects the hospital’s resident patients or staff.


Southern spurt ends Frankfort's 10-game run

OAKLAND — Southern made the most of three quick minutes, which likely felt like an eternity to Frankfort Tuesday night in a packed Ram Arena. With a lead that had been double figures in the first half sliced to 43-41, Tyler Rodeheaver and Dalton Wiles began an 11-point spurt that tilted the much-ant


Felony charge dropped for Preston High student who allegedly hit assistant principal

KINGWOOD — Charges against a Preston High student accused of hitting an assistant principal have been dropped to a misdemeanor. James Delmus Metz, 18, of Tunnelton, was initially charged with felony malicious or unlawful battery after he allegedly hit Assistant Principal David Murray in the jaw.


Maryland weather: Light snow could hit during Thursday evening commute; snow, ice and rain coming Saturday

A light snowfall is forecast to begin across Maryland in time for the Thursday evening commute. Meteorologists warned it could make for treacherous travel, potentially freezing some pavement as the sun goes down.


Preston County couple arrested on drug charges after vehicle search

WESTOVER, W.Va. - A Preston County woman and Preston County man were arrested on drug charges after officers found drugs during a vehicle search. Officers with the Westover Police Department said that on Monday, January 14, they initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle that was being driven by Brenda A


Masontown woman charged with fleeing police, running over mailboxes and through yards

KINGWOOD — Police say a Masontown woman caused damage to lawns, mailboxes and a deck while fleeing from Masontown Police Wednesday afternoon. Crystal Star Strahin, 20, is charged with felony fleeing. She was in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail Thursday in lieu of $45,000 bond. According to the crimin


Man held for court in alleged shooting spree in Luzerne Township

A man was held for court Wednesday for allegedly shooting his uncle and firing shots at other relatives at two locations in Luzerne Township during a dispute that reportedly began over a missing tractor part.


State honors Frankfort as Distinguished School

KEYSER - Frankfort High School has once again been designated a “Distinguished School” by the West Virginia Department of Education and Board of Education. Kathy Hypes, senior administrator for the W.Va. Department of Education’s Office of District and School Advancement, and Nancy White, member of


English teacher dies in class after suffering a medical emergency at Maryland middle school

POTOMAC, Md. — A Montgomery County middle school teacher passed away in class Thursday morning, after school officials say she experienced a medical emergency. English Teacher Deanna Perucci was teaching class at Herbert Hoover Middle School in Potomac, Md. when students say she collapsed. Montgomer


Tucker boys best ’Jackets

MOOREFIELD – Jeffrey Snyder fired in 20 points and Cameron Wamsley turned in a double-double to power Tucker County to a 62-37 PVC win over Moorefield on Thursday night. Wamsley had 13 points and 14 rebounds, while Wyatt Betler and Gus Mullennex, starting in place of injured Corrick Ambrose, added 1


Keyser varsity, JV sweep Allegany Campers

KEYSER - As has been previously mentioned on these pages, the late WCBC Cumberland sports announcer Tom O’Rourke had a saying, “It’s good to beat the neighbors.” That saying certainly applies in Keyser’s varsity and junior varsity victories over Allegany Tuesday night.


Senator’s dream is fixing W.Va. roads, and his colleagues agree

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Senator Randy Smith was inspired by Jim’s Dream, which is Gov. Jim Justice’s vision for addiction treatment and job training. So Smith stood up during a Senate floor session and presented Randy’s Dream.


MISSING: 16-year-old from Beltsville, Maryland

BELTSVILLE, Md. — The Prince George's County Police Department needs your help locating a missing 16-year-old girl from Beltsville, Maryland. Police say Janellie Burgos was last seen around 7 a.m. Wednesday in the 3600 block of Powder Mill Road.


Meyersdale Elks Lodge student of the month of December

The Meyersdale Elks Lodge has selected Nicholas Shafer of Confluence as the student of the month of December. He is the son of Tracy and Cindy Shafer. Shafer is a senior at Turkeyfoot Valley Area High School. His extracurricular activities are varsity basketball, where he has played as the point gua