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Board of Education member upset with legislators

KEYSER - Tuesday’s 53-45 vote by the House of Delegates to table the education bill indefinitely had at least one Mineral County Board of Education member fired up about how the county’s delegates voted.


West Virginia teachers end strike after opposed charter school bill was killed

Public school teachers in West Virginia returned to school Thursday after an education bill they opposed was effectively killed in the state House. Teachers in 54 of the state’s 55 counties walked out Tuesday over SB 451, which would have used public funding to introduce charter schools to the state


West Virginia lawmakers introduce Medicaid work requirements bill

CHARLESTON – A West Virginia committee introduced and passed a bill Wednesday in an attempt to require that low-income people who receive Medicaid funding are working or volunteering.


Maryland Caregiver Gets 7 Years for Abusing Autistic Patient

A Montgomery County, Maryland, man was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for abusing an autistic patient in his care. Fabrice Yantou, 22, was an employee of Community Support Services, which runs halfway houses for adults with developmental disabilities.


Public invited to meeting on Jennings Randolph Lake plan

JENNINGS RANDOLPH LAKE, W.Va. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the surrounding communities to attend a public meeting on Feb. 19 to review, submit feedback and comments on the draft Jennings Randolph Lake Master Plan and draft Environmental Assessment (EA).


Mineral teachers voice frustration over education bill

KEYSER, W.Va. — Mineral County teachers voiced frustration Tuesday as they joined educators from across the state in a strike over an education bill killed later in the day by the House of Delegates.


West Virginia man allegedly sets fire to ex-girlfriend's garage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WTRF) - A West Virginia man was arrested after authorities say he set fire to a garage owned by his ex-girlfriend. Investigators with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office allege that Randy Allen Bartram, 41 of Smithville, damaged a two car garage in January, police say.


Keyser contracts with former employee as grant writer

KEYSER - After turning down his first proposal in November, the Keyser City Council voted Feb. 13 to enter into a contract with former city employee Ralph Rice to serve as a grant writer for the city.


Maryland Doctor Accused Of Sex Misconduct Loses License

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland allergy doctor has lost his license over what the state Board of Physicians determined was immoral and sexual misconduct with three teenage girls.


Braddock Middle School names honor students

CUMBERLAND — The following students from Braddock Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second marking period of the school year. Grade six — Landyn Ansel, Lauryn Becker, Anika Bokil, Mylee Duckworth, Evin Eisenhour, Charlie Fairley, Aiden Farley, Jude Gibson Thoele, Anna Hilderbrand, E


Mineral County officials consider tracking false security alarms

KEYSER, W.Va. — The Mineral County Commission is considering keeping record of false commercial and residential security alarms that require response by police, and may eventually seek reimbursement for their response.


Allegany County and Cumberland to explore consolidation of services

CUMBERLAND — A long-held desire of some local leaders to explore ways to combine services rendered by Allegany County and the city of Cumberland is finally becoming a reality.


Champion storyteller to present programs at county schools

KEYSER - Highland Arts Unlimited is opening its 2019 schedule with a special performance by Bil Lepp, The Story Teller. Lepp will be visiting Keyser and Frankfort middle schools March 5-6 and presenting an evening program at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Indie on Main.


Police: Missing Maryland teen girl last seen by family members 5 days ago in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. (ABC7) — A 16-year-old girl is missing after she was last seen by relatives nearly a week ago in Frederick, Maryland. Paola Sandra Barrientos-Meledndrez, of Frederick, was last seen on Feb. 16.


Manchin discusses economic opportunities in southern West Virginia

In a room full of business leaders, entrepreneurs, regional and local government officials, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., opened by talking about banana bread. Telling a story of his grandfather who ran a grocery store, the senator said his grandparents would get creative when unsold bananas would


Victim recorded Hampshire shooting, suspect arrested

ROMNEY, W.Va. — A Hampshire County man has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a Green Spring home last week. The Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office said Paul David Puffinburger II, 48, of Springfield was charged with attempted murder. He was being held at the Potomac Highlands Regional Ja


Maryland Weather: Snow Totals Across Maryland

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Some areas of Maryland has already seen a significant amount of snow. As of 1:30 p.m., Allegany County already has more than 7.5 inches of snow. Here’s what other areas are seeing.


Talk of proper conduct ignites fight among school board members

CUMBERLAND — A presentation that outlined how school board members should — and shouldn’t — behave was followed by a heated discussion with terms including character assassination and “wishy-washy.” Allegany County school board member Deb Frank at Tuesday’s meeting discussed the Maryland Association


Unions call end to work stoppage at West Virginia schools

CHARLESTON — After two days of rallies at the state Capitol and schools across West Virginia, the big three teachers and school service personnel unions told their members to get back to work.


Court papers detail alleged child abuse

CUMBERLAND — Alleged victims of child abuse by a Michigan Avenue couple were beaten repeatedly with a large wooden board, according to Allegany County District Court documents.