Investigation Continues; Possible Suspect
The investigation into the Sunday morning shooting in Ridgeley is continuing, and progress is being made in the incident. The shooting killed New Jersey resident Ryan Henry, and seriously wounded his brother, Richard. Police say that a possible suspect has been identified in the case, although no arrest warrants have been issued. It is possible the incident was the result of a domestic situation, and that residents shouldn’t have to take more security precautions than usual.
Tractor Trailer Accident Snarls Interstate 68 Westbound Traffic
A crash involving a tractor trailer on Interstate 68 westbound yesterday around noon was caused, in part, by the rainy weather we have been experiencing. A rig, operated by Barulio Burgos of Orlando, Florida, hydroplaned on the wet pavement in the vicinity of the curve at Beall Street. Burgos lost control of the truck, and traveled across all lanes of traffic and struck the concrete median. No charges were filed against the driver. Burgos was treated at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center as a precaution.
Woman Sentenced in Three Cases
Frostburg resident Nyoka Lambert has been sentenced in three separate cases. She was sentenced in connection with a cocaine possession case, along with one involving burglary, and assault. Ms. Lambert was sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison with four years suspended in the burglary case. The assault sentence will be served concurrently with all other sentences. Judge Gary Leasure heard the case in Allegany County Circuit Court.
Westernport Man To Serve Six Years in Prison
Fifty-eight year old Westernport resident Joseph Leroy Miles has been sentenced to six year in prison on a charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He was sentenced by Judge W. Timothy Finan; upon release, he will be placed on five years of supervised probation.
Commissioners Schedule Public Meeting on Cresaptown Water Project
The Allegany County Commissioners have scheduled a public meeting on the Cresaptown Water Project. Community members and interested individuals are invited and encouraged to attend on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Center for Career and Technical Education on McMullen Highway. Topics will include the water meter replacement project, the tank replacement project, the Route 220 water line project, and the effect on water and sewer rates.
FSU to Host Law Enforcment Day
The Frostburg State University Police will host the fifth annual Law Enforcement Awareness Day on Wednesday, September 14th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held on the Lower Quad of the FSU Campus, near the Chesapeake Dining Hall. The event is free and ope to the public. In the event of rain, it will be held on Wednesday, September 21st.
Maryland Ends Fiscal Year With Surplus
The state of Maryland ended Fiscal Year 2011 with a general fund surplus of $344 million over previous budget estimates. The previous estimates projected the state would finish the fiscal year with a balance of $646 million. The additional money means it has a fund balance of $990 million. The surplus is attributed to strong performance in individual income tax collections.
Obama To Lay Wreath at Flight 93 Site
President Barack Obama will be present at this Sunday’s 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in Somerset County, but it is not known whether he will make a speech. He and First Lady Michelle Obama will lay a wreath at the site. On Saturday, Vice-President Joe Biden will give the keynote address at the dedication of the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Security will be high this weekend, with people going through metal detectors. Thousands are expected to attend, and it is advised the public arrive at least two hours before each day’s event.