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Maryland man drowned in Cheat River on Saturday
MASONTOWN — An Oakland, Md., drowned in the Cheat River near the Jenkinsburg Bridge on Saturday, July 14.
Masontown man arrested for transferring stolen property
ROWLESBURG — Preston County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested a Rowlesburg man on Saturday, July 13, on multiple charges in three separate criminal complaints.
Police investigate Arch Street death
CUMBERLAND — Authorities are investigating an unattended death in the 100 block of Arch Street.Cumberland police and fire department personnel were called there Tuesday at 9:40 a.m.A Maryland State Police Crime Scene technician and a forensic investigator from the Maryland Medical Examiners Office w
Route 219 work nears completion
Paving work continues on the Buffalo Creek Bridge and other areas as the section of Route 219 from Somerset to Meyersdale nears completion. Officials say that the road will be open to traffic this fall. (Staff photos by Michelle Ganassi)
Lemont Furnace man charged with rape, running from police
A Lemont Furnace man was arrested after he allegedly walked into a woman's house and raped her while she was sleeping early Sunday.Dalton Jeffery Maddas, 27, of 103 Maddas St. is facing additional charges for reportedly running from police when they arrived at his home to question him.
Dead body discovered in South Cumberland
The Cumberland Police Department along with Detectives with the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit are currently on the scene of an unattended death in the 100 block of Arch Street, Cumberland, Md. A Crime Scene Technician from the Maryland State Police and a Forensic Investigator
Drowning under investigation in Preston County
The sheriff’s department, Department of Natural Resources, Preston County Dive Team, KAMP Ambulance, Masontown Swift Water Rescue, Masontown Volunteer Fire Department and Reedsville Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.
Maryland man identified in Preston County drowning
Preston Emergency Management/911 Director Duane Hamilton said the body of Derek Noah Bennett, 26, of Cresaptown, Md., was recovered Saturday. Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper 5 spotted the heat signature in the water and was able to direct rescuers to the body, Hamilton said.
Cumberland couple charged in July 4 complaint
Melissa Dawn Lillard and Matthew Wayne Lillard, both 35, were charged with second-degree assault.
Uniontown man found guilty of third-degree murder in 'love triangle' homicide
A jury found Wiley Estill Gambrel guilty of third-degree murder and all other charges filed against him after about 3 1/2 hours of deliberation in the death of James “Jay” Plance.Gambrel, 59, shot the 45-year-old man in the head July 18 in front of the victim’s girlfriend, stuffed his body into a ca
Morgantown water main break causes closure
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A water main break in Morgantown caused a road closure downtown.Around 2:30 Monday morning, Morgantown police said they were made aware of a water main break on High Street between Forest Avenue and Fayette Street.The Morgantown Utility Board is aware of the problem.Motorists sho
Keyser Man Charged With Westernport B & E
On Friday, Deputies of The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Westernport, MD. for a reported burglary.
Local organizations receive $217,850 in state grants
For the past three years, the grant total had been $3 million. However, Gov. Larry Hogan increased the total to $5 million for fiscal 2019.
String of arsons at mobile home park reaches 10
Somerset, Listie, Friedens and Rockwood volunteer fire companies responded about 2:20 a.m. to the fire in a vacant mobile home at 133 Gary Lane, in Cherry Lane Estates. Damage was limited to the rear of the trailer.
South End garage fire claims three pets
Storage items and a refrigerator were among items destroyed by the blaze. Damage was estimated at $10,000, Adams said.
Man Arrested on Public Urination
On July 15, 2018, Cumberland City Police arrested William Blacker of Cumberland MD. Blacker was observed by officers on the property at a Liberty St address acting in a suspicious manner. Officers then observed Blacker urinate in the doorway of the property, which was in view of the public. Officers
Hail, Alco! A fond farewell to the 'new gym'
The tradition was well underway when the “new gymnasium” opened at Allegany High School on Dec. 12, 1959. Allegany High defeated Frederick High 51-48 in the inaugural game at Campobello. I was not in attendance that night, as I was only 20 months old, but soon I would be a regular in the “new gymnas
Annual Friendsville Days Festival set Aug. 10 and 11
Brandon Wilt, who has been involved in Special Olympics since 2005, competing in basketball, bowling and track, will serve as grand marshal for Friendsville Days.Submitted Photo
Cumberland Pride a celebration of diversity, acceptance
The festival, which began on Wednesday, culminated in Sunday’s celebration featuring numerous speakers and entertainers.
City Police Make Drug Bust On Maryland Avenue
Tischicca Rashawn Brown, age 38 of Frostburg, MDCharges: Possession of controlled paraphernalia and Possession of drug paraphernalia