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Two-part storm could dump 10 inches of snow on Cumberland region

CUMBERLAND - When spring arrives Tuesday, with it may come a two-part storm system that could dump up to 10 inches of snow on the region by Wednesday. "It's a pretty fluid situation ...," AccuWeather meteorologist Evan Dussey said Monday morning. The National Weather Service forecast says two to fou

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-19 20:40:00

Shaffer Found Guilty Of Second Degree Murder

The Cumberland Times News is reporting 21 year old Megan Shaffer has been found guilty of Second Degree Murder in the death of 24 year old Alexander Stevens. Garrett County Circuit Court Judge Ray Strubin revoked bond after the jury verdict, and Shaffer will be sentenced at a later date. The jury to

WCBC RADIO - 2018-03-19 23:59:59

Megan Shaffer's quotes from police interviews

OAKLAND - Closing arguments, followed by jury deliberation, are expected Monday in the Megan Shaffer murder trial at Garrett County Circuit Court. Shaffer, 21, of Ridgeley, West Virginia, is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and assisting another to commit or attempt to commit suicide

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-18 22:29:00

Cumberland Man Arrested On Burglary Charges

On March 13, 2018, the Cumberland Police Department received a complaint that homeless subjects were sleeping inside of a vacant property on Maryland Avenue. The owner of the residence explained to officers that no one has been given permission to be on the property or inside the residence. Officers

WCBC RADIO - 2018-03-19 08:56:31

Frostburg home destroyed by morning fire

FROSTBURG - State fire investigators are attempting to determine the cause of a blaze that destroyed a Frostburg home Sunday morning. Firefighters were called to 269 E. Main St. about 10 a.m. First-responding units from the Frostburg Volunteer Fire Department found the two-story home consumed by fir

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-19 10:00:00

Piedmont man arrested on drug, traffic charges

FROSTBURG - A West Virginia man was arrested late Friday after an Allegany County deputy on patrol observed him operating a vehicle without a registration plate. The incident occurred at about 10:15 p.m., after the deputy observed an Oldsmobile Alero being operated on Interstate 68 west of the Frost

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-19 10:35:00

Saturday accident closes Industrial Blvd. for two hours

CUMBERLAND - Two vehicles were involved in an accident late Saturday on Industrial Boulevard, resulting in charges of driving under the influence for one driver. According to the Cumberland Police Department, at approximately 11 p.m., a motorist pulled out from Thomas Street attempting to cross the

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-18 22:49:00

City Police Arrest Two For Disorderly Conduct

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, just after 9:00 PM, officers from the Cumberland Police Department responded to a Thomas Street business in reference to a subject refusing to leave the property. Upon their arrival, they contacted staff who directed them to the subject who was refusing to leave. Officer

WCBC RADIO - 2018-03-18 11:09:39

BREAKING: Frostburg House Fire: "Fully Involved"

Allegany County 911 has dispatched fire and EMS to a two story structure fire on at a house at 269 East Main Street in Frostburg. The call came in around 10 AM and initial information indicates the structure is "fully involved." Allegany County 911 has dispatched fire and EMS to a two story structur

WCBC RADIO - 2018-03-18 15:30:14

A look at public executions in Allegany County

In 1809, the Maryland legislature enacted laws that provided for execution of murderers in varying degrees. A review of vintage newspapers showed two articles published in the Cumberland Times on Aug. 30, 1889, and the other on Jan. 11, 1907. The second article was of public hangings in Cumberland f

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-18 10:00:00

Piedmont Man Held On Drug Charges

On Friday at approximately 10:17pm, a deputy with the Allegany County Sheriff's Office was on routine patrol in the area of Interstate 68 west at the Frostburg exit when he observed an Oldsmobile Alero that had no visible registration plate. The deputy followed the vehicle onto south bound Route 36

WCBC RADIO - 2018-03-18 23:59:59

School threats impact entire community

CUMBERLAND - Allegany County has been the recipient of numerous threats to schools in recent weeks, resulting in lost classroom time, strains on law enforcement and anxiety for parents and students. The threats, often bomb threats, come from various sources and sometimes come in the form of written


Ridgeley man jailed on warrant

CUMBERLAND - A West Virginia man was jailed Thursday after he was served an arrest warrant, Cumberland Police said. Matthew Norris, 45, of Ridgeley, was taken into custody on the warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on a charge of fourth-degree burglary. Norris remained jailed Friday


Shaffer testifies at her murder trial, says she was 'deathly afraid' of Alexander Stevens

OAKLAND - Megan Shaffer said fear of her former boyfriend led her to follow him, in her car, to High Rock, hold his hand while he jumped from a cliff, and hold a knife he used to kill himself. Shaffer testified on the fourth day - giving what some folks said was her fourth rendition of events - of h


Somerset man charged with rape of child

A 20-year-old Somerset man has been charged with rape in relation to the alleged abuse of two children. State police charged Dennis Morgan II, South Center Avenue, Friday with several felony and misdemeanor counts for interactions he allegedly had with 7- and 8-year-old girls. According to a probabl


Cumberland man sentenced to 20-year prison term in officer-involved shooting

CUMBERLAND - A Cumberland man was sentenced to a 20-year prison term Thursday in connection with the attack of two Allegany County sheriff's deputies at the Rodeway Inn on Winchester Road last September. Kenneth Earl Wright, 41, who was shot three times during the incident, pleaded guilty to two cou


Two people killed in single-vehicle accident early Saturday

MT. WILLIAMS - Two young people were killed in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning in western Frederick County. Thompson Sage Smith, 21, and his passenger Delaney Morgan Rosenberger, 18, died at 2:05 this morning, when the 2004 Jeep SUV Smith was driving ran off the right side of the road,


Keyser businesses offering discounts to PSC students

KEYSER, W.Va. - Twenty Main Street businesses, including two slated to open this spring, will offer discounts to Potomac State College of West Virginia University students. "I think you would be really encouraged to see the Main Street businesses are really supporting the college in a nice way," Joh


HBCU settlement pending, but lawmakers say it's not enough

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Historically Black colleges and universities in Maryland would receive up to $56.9 million annually under legislation, sponsors say, that would restore years of underfunding and program duplication by the state but is unlikely to pass. Proponents of the measure have rejected, a


Three Cumberland residents arrested on warrants

CUMBERLAND - A city man was arrested on two warrants charging him with violating the terms of his probation, Cumberland Police said. Trey J. Blowe, 24, was one of three people taken into custody on arrest warrants served Tuesday by Cumberland Police officers. Blowe was processed for arrest on two ch