Former Frostburg Resident Fatally Stabbed
A former Frostburg resident was stabbed to death in Durham, North Carolina and her husband is now charged with her murder. Twenty-three year old Amanda Mangum was pronounced dead, following an argument with her husband Sunday in North Carolina. She was the mother of three small children. Charged with her death is 29-year old Kenya Domon Mangum. He was taken into custody about seven hours after the incident. She is the daughter of the late Robert and Carol Magruder, who had lived in Lonaconing.
Electrical Shock at Fair Confirmed
A 17-year old girl from Mount Savage, who sustained an electrical shock at the Allegany County Fair and Ag Expo is recovering from her injuries. It has been confirmed that the daughter of Dave Turner dropped her cell phone on the “Tornado” ride; when she reached down to pick it up, she accidentally came in contact with an electrical cable. Fair officials contacted the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, which oversees ride safety. The next day, the ride was inspected and it was deemed safe.
Smith Headed for December Trial
The sexual abuse trial against Brian Smith of Keyser will take place in December. Smith is charged with first degree sexual abuse, and abuse by a guardian, custodian, or person in a position of trust, in connection with an incident that allegedly happened in June of 2009. Smith was indicted by a Mineral County Grand Jury in May. A brief, pre-trial hearing has been set for November 17th, with two days-December 14th and 15th-reserved for the trial. Seventy-five prospective jurors will be screened, in order to seat 12 for the trial.
Services Set for Judy Brown
Services have been set for Judy Brown, who died in a weekend rafting accident in West Virginia. She had been on the trip with members of her church. She was the owner/operator of “A Cut Above,” and had been involved in the Toys for Happiness program for many years. She is survived by her sister and a niece. Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., with services set for Thursday at 11 a.m., at the Calvary Bible Church in Ellerslie. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Cumberland Man Jailed in Assault
Twenty-one year old Simon Bret Mines was released on personal recognizance, following an altercation on Beall Street Sunday afternoon. Mines is accused of assaulting another man with a knife. He later turned himself in to Cumberland Police Department Officers. Charged with first and second degree assault, disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment, Mines received a hearing in Allegany County District Court, before being released.
Mother Assaults Daughter
Forty-six year old Phyliss Bennett of Cumberland was released, after she was charged with assaulting her daughter at Shooter’s Bar and Grill early Sunday morning. She was charged with one count of second-degree assault, and appeared before a District Court Commissioner.
Commissioners Schedule Public Forum
The Allegany County Commissioners have scheduled a public forum on Wednesday, the purpose of which is to discuss working collaboratively to help address challenges and solve problems. Hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education Building, Rooms 12, 13, and 14. All municipalities have been asked to take advantage of this opportunity, and to have one or more representatives at the public forum.
Changes In Med Trans System
The Allegany County Health Department has announced that, beginning August 1st, clients who have Medical Assistance should call the Allegany County Health Department at (301)-759-5123 to schedule transportation requests for medical appointments. Med Trans service will operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Requests for transportation must be received before noon, and at least one business day in advance of the appointment.
Power Interruption for West Virginia
Allegheny Power has announced a service interruption for portions of nearby West Virginia next Monday. The outage will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The location is Owl Hollow Road in Slanesville, from the intersection of Pin Oak Road to Avalon, including part of Braddock School Road and Spring Gap Mountain Road and the surrounding areas. A rain date for the interruption has yet to be determined.