FSU Student Stabbed to Death;Suspect Under Arrest
Frostburg State University student Kortneigh McCoy died in a weekend stabbing on Maple Street in Frostburg, and fellow student, 23-year old Shanee Liggins is under arrest. Ms. McCoy became involved in a verbal argument with Ms. Liggins early yesterday morning; Ms. Liggins is accused of first and second degree murder. She is from Waldorf, Maryland, while Ms. McCoy was from Baltimore. A motive for the murder has not been established and the investigation is continuing.
Romney Man Under Arrest for Wife’s Murder
Eighty-two year old William Shelley is under arrest for his wife’s murder, after an apparent murder-suicide went wrong late Friday morning. Barbara Shelley died from cuts to her wrist and chin area, and blunt force trauma to her head. The two were discovered just after 11 a.m. Friday underneath the Romney bridge, along the Potomac river. William Shelley was taken to the Potomac Highlands Regional jail in Augusta, after he was unable to carry through with a suicide attempt.
Two Robbery Suspects Apprehended in Virginia
Twenty-year old Dulin Mayhew and 25-year old Stephen Mayhew of Keyser have been apprehended in connection with the armed robbery of Steve’s Pharmacy on October 27th. The two were taken into custody in Henrico County, Virginia. Law enforcement authorities at the federal, state and county level participated in the search for the two. The Mayhew brothers will remain jailed in Henrico County, pending extradition back to the state of Maryland.
Man Charged With Trespassing
Cumberland resident Robert Lee Porter has been charged with trespassing, after he was asked to leave the Union Rescue on Friday, but refused to do so. He had been told three times to leave, but placed his belongings on the front door steps and went to sleep. He was charged with one count of trespassing on private property, and was issued a criminal citation.
Higher Gas Tax On The Way
Maryland Senate President Mike Miller acknowledges it is not a popular idea, but a gas tax is coming. Increasing the tax is likely to be a divisive issue in the upcoming legislative session. Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch spoke at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce business Policy Conference, and Busch previewed a tax increase by saying that lawmakers are looking at ways to fund a large-scale public works program, but gave no specifics. For their part, Maryland Republicans are opposed to raising taxes.
Nationwide Test To Be Held Wednesday
The first test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System will be held this coming Wednesday at 2 p.m. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission are conducting this three-minute test concurrently across all time zones in the United States. The system is designed to broadcast a nationwide message to the general public. The Allegany County Department of Emergency Services is asking the general public to assist by sharing this important information with other.
Woman Faces Child Porn Charges
A Hagerstown woman faces over three years in prison for sexually exploiting a little girl she was hired to baby sit. Patricia Tasker will also be on ten years of supervised release, after being released from prison, and will also have to register as a sex offender. She has admitted she asked the eight-year old girl to perform sexually explicit acts while she recorded a video. The child’s mother found the images, then contacted deputies at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Potomac Edison’s Energy Efficiency Incentive Workshop to be Held
Potomac Edison is planning an application assistance party on Wednesday at the downtown Cumberland Holiday Inn for Maryland business customers and contractors. Representatives of the company will be answering questions, one-on-one, and helping customers fill out applications so you can get your rebate check. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Potomac Edison is offering Maryland’s business customers valuable rebates for reducing their energy usage. Incentives for projects of up to $250,000 are available.
Flight 93 Families Travel to Washington
Families of those who died aboard United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 are asking the Obama Administration to set aside federal money to complete the 9/11 Memorial. They contend taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for the memorial. An increase in donations has been seen since about 100,000 people came to Somerset County in September for the ten-year anniversary observance. About 1.4 million people have visited the memorial.