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Barton man charged withfelony marijuana possession

Shane Alexander Beeman, 29, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana more than 10 grams and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-04-22 10:00:00

Police: Man Fires 121 Rounds Into Hunting Cabin, Later Dies

MEYERSDALE, Pa. - State police say a man believed to have fired scores of rounds into a Pennsylvania hunting cabin before fleeing has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police in Somerset County say Donald Smodic, of Apollo, was drinking in the Larimer Township cabin with a friend bu

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-04-22 19:55:37

West Virginia county declares state of emergency over roads

KINGWOOD, WV (AP) - A West Virginia county has declared a state of emergency over "deplorable" road conditions. The Dominion Post cites a release from the Preston County Commission that says Thursday's proclamation asks the state to address several roads that "pose a danger for motorists, commercial


Cumberland police say woman assaulted her sister and father

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland police officers who responded to a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Lafayette Avenue on Thursday determined that a 30-year-old woman was the aggressor in a physical confrontation with two relatives. Jessica Nicole Porter was arrested and charged with assault and destr


Man arrested who won't leave Social Services office

CUMBERLAND - A 46-year-old Cumberland man was arrested by city police Thursday when he refused to leave the Department of Social Services office at 1 Frederick St., officers report. An agency employee told officers that Butler entered the office without signing in and began a disturbance. Police sai


Cumberland Couple arrested on active warrants

On Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 3:30pm, The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit received information that Brianna Lynn Goetz, 24, Cumberland and Jasmond Jaquan Metheny, 27, Cumberland, were at an address on Furnace Street in Cumberland. Goetz had 7 Active Arrest Warrants: 5 for Failure to A


City Man Charged In Chase, B&E

Barry Wayne Booth, 35, crashed a vehicle into a residence in the 100 block of Thomas Street in Staunton while being pursued by Augusta County sheriff’s deputies at about 11 a.m., according to a press release from the Staunton Police Department.


Mylan to layoff more than 400 people in Morgantown, 15 percent of workforce

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WOWK) - Mylan has announced that they will be laying off more than 400 people, which around 15 percent of their workforce in Morgantown.


State police blotter: April 17

Anthony Collins, 20, Berlin, was taken to Somerset Hospital by Somerset ambulance with suspected minor injuries after his vehicle slid across ice-covered North Plaza Drive and hit an embankment with its front bumper at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to state police.


More Layoffs Occur At Cumberland Times News

The upheaval continues at The Cumberland Times News. WCBC News has learned that approximately 15 employees involved with the mailroom at the newspaper have been let go, with the group getting the word on Monday of this week. Earlier, about 10 pressman had lost positions as the company made the decis


Preston Commissioner on road conditions: "Enough is enough"

KINGWOOD, W.Va (WDTV) -In a news release, Preston County Commission President Craig Jennings wrote that the following roads need to be addressed immediately:-Route 92 North from Route 50 to Newburg-Route 50 Laurel Mountain to the intersection of Route 72-Route 72 from Rowlesburg to the bottom of Cad


Preston County declares countywide State of Emergency due to road conditions

PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV) --The Preston County Commission has declared a countywide State of Emergency due to "deplorable road conditions," effective Thursday morning.The proclamation states that the State of Emergency will last a year, unless extended.In a press release, officials say they are a


If a child says 'I'm scared,' believe them

KEYSER, W.Va. — When people think of child abuse, what comes to mind first? Bruises? Broken arms? Or worse?


Cumberland Police Make CDS Arrest At Traffic Stop

On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 a Cumberland Police officer was on patrol in the area of Valley and N. Centre Street when he observed a driver commit a traffic violation that almost caused a collision at the intersection. The officer stopped the vehicle and upon making contact with the occupants, he d


Monongalia deputies arrest Morgantown man for malicious wounding, burglary

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Monongalia County deputies arrested a Morgantown man Tuesday after deputies said he enter a residence and maliciously wounded a victim. John Easter, 47, was arrested after deputies responded at approximately 6:25 a.m. to a burglary in progress on Aarons Creek Road, according to


Cumberland man arrested on burglary, assault charges

CUMBERLAND - A city man was taken into custody Monday on a warrant charging him with assaulting a woman at a city residence, Cumberland police said. The alleged incident occurred April 1. Police said the victim reported that Timothy Walter King broke into her residence, argued with her, grabbed her


One hurt in interstate crash near Flintstone

The driver was transported to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center following the 8:17 a.m. crash, which resulted in the westbound lanes of the interstate being closed for a short period of time, according to the Allegany County Department of Emergency Services.


Several area residents charged in insurance fraud sweep

Several area residents were among more than three dozen recently charged with insurance fraud by state prosecutors.Charges were filed against 42 people across the state, with 16 of them in the western region. Those charged locally were:n Gail Vagni, 53, of Harding Street, Vestaburg, Fayette County,


Body found in March is that of missing Somerset County man, says coroner

A Somerset County man who had been missing since December has been identified as the man found in Fayette County near the Ohiopyle in March. URSINA, Pa. - A Somerset County man who had been missing since December has been identified as the man found in Fayette County at Ohiopyle State Park in March


Somerset County man jailed in overdose death

State police at the Somerset barracks charged Mark Boden Jr., 23, of Quecreek, with drug delivery resulting in death on Monday, April 9, 2018. A Quecreek man was jailed on Monday, charged in connection with the overdose death of another Somerset County man. State police at the Somerset barracks char