HOME INVASION SUSPECT STILL BEING SOUGHT
The suspect in yesterday morning's home invasion robbery in the 1,000-block of Frederick Street is still being sought by police. The suspect, believed to be a black male, entered the home displaying a knife, and stole jewelry, prescription medication, about $400 in cash, a television, and a 2010 Nissan Sentra. The vehicle has Maryland registration 03267HT. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who sees the vehicle is asked to contact the nearest police department.
INFORMATION SOUGHT IN STABBING INCIDENT
Cumberland City Police are looking for information on a stabbing that happened early last Saturday morning. A 29-year old patient was taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center with a stab wound. He told police he was assaulted while trying to break up an argument between a man and woman at Jane Frazier Village. He described the couple as a black male and white female with dark hair. There were no other eyewitnesses to the incident and police are asking, that if you have information, to contact them at (301)-777-1600, the C3I unit, or CrimeSolvers.
ALLIANCE, CEO NAMED FOR HOSPITALS
The Western Maryland Health System, Meritus Health, and the Frederick Regional Health System have announced Trivergent Health Alliance as the name of their regional health care alliance. The group has also announced that, following a national executive search, Raymond Grahe, senior vice-president and chief financial officer for Meritus Health from Hagerstown, has been named chief executive officer of Trivergent Health Alliance MSO, the management services organization that is a subsidiary of the alliance.
UNIVERSITIES UPDATING SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY
The University System of Maryland is updating its policies on sexual misconduct, as the issue receives more scrutiny from the federal government. Frostburg State University was the only Maryland School that was recently named among 55 colleges and universities that are being investigated for their handling of sexual abuse complaints under Title IX. Each university in the USM will be required to develop its own policy by December 31st.
GARRETT RESIDENT PLACED ON PROBATION IN SEX OFFENSE CASE
Garrett County resident William Russell Lyons has been placed on probation, and must register as a sex offender, as the result of a 2007 case. Lyons pleaded guilty to several charges then, and was sentenced to a total of 30 years in prison; of that, all but seven years were suspended, and Lyons has served that time. He was accused of committing the rape and sodomy of his girlfriend, and had also assaulted a child at a residence on White Rock Road.
MAN AWAITING SENTENCING IN METH CASE
Thirty-four year old Friendsville resident Dana Russell Stallard will be sentenced next month on a number of meth-related charges. Stallard was acquitted of some of the charges; however, his bond is revoked and he remains in jail. He'll be sentenced on charges which include the manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of the drug, and possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana.
THREE ARRESTED IN ASSAULT INCIDENT
Three women were arrested following an incident Sunday afternoon in the 200-block of Pennsylvania Avenue. The three were actively fighting over property, which then turned into a physical altercation. Arrested were Kisha Johnette O'Haver, 32-year old Virginia Lynn Welsh, and 18-year old Marcia Lee York. All were released on personal recognizance, following an initial appearance in District Court.
2014 GRADS HEADED TO 53 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Students in the graduating class of 2014 have been accepted to 53 different colleges, universities and technical schools across the country. Mia Perlozzo-Cross, of the Board of Education, says there was a total of 619 graduates in the class of 2014. Two-hundred seventy-six graduates received almost $7 million in merit, academic, athletic, or senatorial scholarships. One Mountain Ridge graduate will be traveling to New Jersey to attend school in the fall, according to Ms. Cross.
P.E. COMPLETING INSPECTIONS, MAINTENANCE
First Energy Corporation is completing inspections and conducting equipment maintenance across its Potomac Edison area in western Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia that are intended to enhance service reliability. Helicopters are completing inspections on nearly 1400 miles of transmission line circuits, located in the P.E. area. Crews are also inspecting distribution circuits, including transformers, capacitors, reclosures and lightning arrestors to ensure the equipment is operational, and the lines are ready to perform efficiently when an increased demand arises.
DELEGATE VOWS CONTINUED FIGHT AGAINST TRANSGENDER BILL
Delegate Neil Parrott is vowing to continue the fight to repeal the recently signed bill that would end discrimination against transgender people. Parrott says that although his group, MDPetitions.com came up short in its effort to place the issue on the ballot, Parrott is hoping to get the bill repealed in the next session of the General Assembly. The bill takes effect October 1st.
ARSON FIRE AT POTOMAC HEIGHTS MANSION
The Maryland State Fire Marshal has determined a fire at a mansion, overlooking the cliffs in Potomac Heights, Maryland, was arson-related. The fire began in the three car garage of the home, which was at one time, valued at $1.75 million. It was formerly owned by Robert J. Freeman, who had been sentenced to 27 months for obstructing bankruptcy proceedings in 2012. The last known owners of the property is Seed Faith International Church.
SEARCH FOR W. VA. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT IS ON
The search for a new Superintendent of Schools in West Virginia is continuing. An educational executive leadership search committee says it has had contact with 248 individuals regarding the position; after that, 64 candidates, representing 43 different states submitted completed applications. Current State Superintendent James Phares is retiring on June 30th.