COUNTY HOPES TO DEMOLISH FORMER ALLEGANY HIGH

Allegany County hopes to demolish the former Allegany High School location on Sedgwick Street sometime next year. The structure is deteriorating and is being vandalized. Ownership of the former school was transferred from the Board of Education to the county; the plan is to demolish the school and build single-family homes on the site. The…

MISSING WOMAN FOUND IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

Regina Wertz, who had been reported missing from Cumberland, has been found safe and unharmed in Washington County, Maryland. A Silver Alert had been activated for her, and there were reports of seeing her at a gas station in Uniontown; however, she was found yesterday in Washington County.

INVESTIGATION DISMANTLES DRUG OPERATION

The Maryland State Police, along with the Allegany County Narcotics Task Force, identified and arrested the leader of a drug trafficking organization comprised of Bloods street gang members and associates involved in the distribution of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine, and the trafficking of firearms from New York to Allegany County. “Operation Blood Clot” resulted in…

HIT-AND-RUN CRASH ON VALLEY ROAD

Forty-four year old Bradford Albright of Cumberland has been charged, following a hit-and-run property damage accident in the 11,000-block of Valley Road Wednesday evening. Albright, who had previously had his driving privilege suspended, lost control of the vehicle, striking several mailboxes and an electric pole. The Maryland State Police investigated; Potomac Edison crews responded to…

MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING INFANT

Twenty-five-year-old Dakota Bussard of Everett has been accused of abusing a 4-month-old child last October. Bussard had been babysitting the child, when her aunt and grandmother took her to the hospital with a bloody face. He told the relatives the child cut her lip on a chewed up pacifier. Other injuries were found. He is…

FORMER PERSONALITY PLEADS GUILTY

Former Somerset radio station owner and personality Roger Wahl has pleaded guilty to soliciting strangers to rape a female friend by setting up a fake, online dating profile. Wahl pleaded guilty yesterday to felony criminal use of a communication device, as well as misdemeanor charges of privacy invasion, tampering with evidence, unlawful dissemination of an…

SHOOTING REPORTED IN SOMERSET COUNTY

Pennsylvania State Police in Somerset County say a person was shot Wednesday night; they had received a call there was a woman along the roadway with an apparent gunshot wound. At that point, Shirley Marie Owens, of Friedens, retreated to a home on Mull Road. Ms. Owens barricaded herself in the home, refusing to come…

BARRACK INVESTIGATES DEROGATORY SIGNS INCIDENT

The McHenry barrack of the Maryland State Police is investigating a series of what they term “derogatory signs” in the 36000-block of the Garrett Highway in Accident. Five signs were placed on both sides of the road, in the vicinity of Devil’s Acre Road, and were put there sometime between Monday evening and Tuesday morning.…

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CORONA RELATED NEWS

HERITAGE DAYS CANCELLED

Another casualty of the coronavirus pandemic is the annual Heritage Days Festival. Organizers cancelled the event yesterday, due to COVID-19 concerns. The event, which is usually held in June, had been rescheduled for September 12th and 13th. The Whiskey Rebellion portion of the event will go on as scheduled September 11th and 12th at the…

HAND SANITIZER RECALLED

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning citizens about a certain type of hand sanitizer containing methanol or wood alcohol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested. The hand sanitizer is made in Mexico by several different manufacturers, and claims to contain ethanol. However, the sanitizer has tested positive for…

COVID-19 TESTING THIS WEEK IN ALLEGANY, GARRETT COUNTIES

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is scheduled for Allegany County tomorrow (7/9) from 9 am to 3 pm, and Sunday (7/12) from 1 PM to 6 PM at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. Garrett County will hold drive-thru testing from 7 am to 1 pm next Friday, July 17th, in the parking lot between the Garrett County Health…

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