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Suspect Held Without Bond

The suspect in Sunday morning’s fatal stabbing of Kourtneigh  McCoy is being held without bail, and faces first and second-degree murder charges. Shanee Liggins is accused of the murder, following an altercation between the two at a Maple Street residence in Frostburg. Liggins claims someone else did the stabbing. Meanwhile, McCoy’s friends are planning a memorial in her honor at the school on November 26th. McCoy was a physics major, while Liggins was a Business Administration major, originally from Waldorf, Maryland.

 

Emergency Personnel Receive Death Threats

Frostburg Police Chief Royce Douty has issued a directive, following Sunday morning’s fatal stabbing of Frostburg State University student Kortneigh McCoy. Some members of the emergency response crew allegedly received death threats from some of the 100 to 150 people who were gathered on Maple Street early Sunday morning. They were upset because they believed the crews did not get the scene quickly enough. Chief Douty has now issued an order the Frostburg Police respond to calls within the off-campus college district.

 

Toys for Happiness Celebrates 30th Year

WTBO/GO-106 received a gubernatorial proclamation, as did other founding members of Toys for Happiness for its participation in the program over the last 30 years. Senator George Edwards and Delegate Kevin Kelly presented the proclamation during last night’s kickoff dinner at the Bedford Road Volunteer Fire Department. Other groups receiving recognition for initiating the program in 1981 were the Western Maryland Street Rod Association, the Country Club Mall, and the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

 

Woman Dies From Injuries Received in Car Accident

A Grantsville woman has died of injuries received last week, in a single vehicle crash on U.S. Route 40, near Green Lantern Road in the New Germany area. Twenty-seven year old Trisha Jo DeLorenzo died Saturday at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Her vehicle was traveling westbound, when it crossed the center line, struck an embankment and overturned several times. She was partially ejected from the vehicle.

 

Two Face Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

Cumberland resident Brian Keith Swope, Sr., and Steven Dorman Whealton of Keyser face drug possession charges, following a traffic stop on Interstate 68 westbound on Sunday. The two were initially stopped for a speeding violation. A consent search of the vehicle revealed about 148 capsules, containing suspected heroin. The estimated street value was $10,000. Both were taken to Allegany County District Court and held on $55,000 bond each.

 

Rocky Gap Hearing Set for Today

A hearing will be held by the Maryland Video Lottery Facility Location Commission at Rocky Gap State Park, to hear from bidders for the slots licenses there about their plans for the facility. The public is invited to attend the hearing. The two applicants for the slots licenses will begin their presentations at 3:30 p.m. The public hearing will take place at 5 p.m., in the Cumberland “A” room at the lodge. Earlier in the day, representatives of the companies bidding for the licenses will tour the proposed facility location.

 

Paving Operations Underway

The City of Cumberland Engineering Department is notifying the public that mill and paving operations are underway for Park Street, Williams Street, and their connections with intersecting streets. The work should take approximately three weeks to complete, weather permitting. Parking will be restricted as posted. If possible, motorists are advised to take alternate routes to avoid the construction work.

 

Washington County Deputy Arrested

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office Correctional deputy has been arrested on numerous drug charges in connection with the distribution of narcotics to an inmate at the county detention center. Deputy Leslie Allen Martin allegedly brought the drug Suboxone to inmate Ronnie Wilson. He was arrested last Friday as he was coming to work on the midnight shift, and two packets of the drug were found on him at the time. He has been suspended without pay, pending the outcome of the criminal charges.

 

Cardin Launches Re-Election Campaign

Maryland United States Senator Benjamin Cardin has kicked off his re-election campaign, with a speech, attended by some of Maryland’s top Democrats, including Governor Martin O’Malley, and fellow Senator Barbara Mikulski. According to the Federal Elections Commission, Cardin has a campaign “war chest” of more than $2.3 million in the bank.

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