MSP HELICOPTER PERFORMS AIRLIFT IN MORGAN COUNTY

The Maryland State Police helicopter helped rescue a person who was injured by a falling tree in Morgan County, West Virginia on Monday. Because of multiple injuries, steep terrain and an extended extrication time by ground, Trooper Five was requested. Once on board, the victim was flown to UPMC-Western Maryland Medical Center for treatment. The…

STAFFING UPDATES FOR SCHOOL SYSTEM

Three new interim assistant principals have been appointed by Interim Superintendent of Schools, Jeff Blank. James Clark has been appointed to fill the vacant position at West Side; Ericka McKenney will be the interim assistant at Beall Elementary School; and, William Dwyer will assume the interim AP position at Cash Valley Elementary School. Dwyer will…

SHOPLIFTING COMPLAINT LEADS TO DRUG CHARGES

Altheatha Ameko Harrington is being held without bond, following a shoplifting complaint that led to a series of drug charges. She allegedly tried to leave a Queen City Drive business without paying for merchandise. She also had a prescription bottle, with the label altered, along with a large quantity of a controlled dangerous substance and…

HOGAN PREVIEWS FY 2022 BUDGET

Governor Larry Hogan has announced his Fiscal Year 2022 budget yesterday, which would provide more than a billion dollars in tax relief and aid to struggling Maryland residents and small businesses while maintaining essential services. The budget includes the proposals in the RELIEF Act, announced last week; the Governor also called for eliminating state income…

BIDEN CHOOSES DR. LEVINE TO BE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF HEALTH

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health; Dr. Levine will become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Dr. Levine was appointed to her current position by Democratic Governor Tom Wolf in 2017. A graduate of Harvard and of…

STRUCTURE FIRE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

A Sunday afternoon fire on Cedarwood Drive remains under investigation. The fire, in a one-bay, detached garage caused about $50,000 in damage. The building was owned by Gary Boore, and he discovered the 3:41 p.m. blaze. About 54 firefighters from the Cresaptown Volunteer Fire Company took about 45 minutes to bring the fire under control.…

WOMAN ARRESTED IN OAKLAND DISTURBANCE

Forty-eight-year-old Beth Anne Bonebreak was arrested, following a Saturday evening incident on Tall Oaks Drive in Oakland. Police were called for a reported domestic disturbance. Ms. Bonebreak was arrested in connection with that incident, but also allegedly assaulted one of the deputies on the scene. She was charged with second degree assault.  

PAIR ARRESTED ON DRUG COUNTS

Two Oakland residents were arrested on drug counts, following a traffic stop late Friday morning on Garrett Highway near Deep Creek Lake. Twenty-eight-year-old Shane Lee Fazenbaker and 29-year-old Larissa Kay Kitzmiller were charged with possession of buprenorphine, possession of controlled drug administering equipment and possession of paraphernalia. Additionally, Fazenbaker’s driving privileges had been revoked. Both…

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CORONA RELATED NEWS

COVID VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE AT UPMC TOMORROW

UPMC-Western Maryland will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the hospital auditorium. Pre-registration is required, and the clinic is for those, aged 75 or older, in accordance with state guidelines. Arrangements for the second dose of the vaccine will be made at tomorrow’s event. Those interested in reserving…

STATE LEADERS RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE

Governor Larry Hogan, Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, their wives and Maryland Deputy Health Secretary Dr. Jinlene Chan received their COVID-19 vaccinations yesterday morning. The Maryland National Guard medics administered the vaccines. Maryland moved into Phase 1-B of the vaccination protocols yesterday, meaning all Marylanders, 75 and older and select others can get the vaccine.  

ONE DEATH, 40 NEW COVID CASES

The Allegany County Health Department reported one additional COVID-19 related death and 40 new cases on Friday. The cumulative case count is now at 5,839 with 165 deaths. The county’s case rate is significantly lower than the state average, at 38.34 cases per 100,000 population; the state average is 51.85. Allegany County’s positivity rate is…

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