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Primary Turnout Lowest in Over 30 Years

The turnout in Maryland for this past Tuesday’s Presidential Primary was the lowest in at least 32 years. Only about one-fifth of registered voters cast a ballot, but that does not include absentee and provisional ballots. Allegany County, however, reported the highest voter turnout in the state at nearly 27 per cent.  According to political science professor at the University of Baltimore, John Willis, says, however, the primary turnout is not a good predictor for the number of people who will go to the polls in November.


Convicted Dealer Sentenced to Prison

A convicted drug dealer was sentenced to 26-1/2 years in prison Tuesday in Circuit Court. Thirty-two year old Dwight Courtney II of Frostburg, will spend the first 25 years of his sentence without the possibility of parole or probation, since he is a repeat offender. He was found guilty in January on multiple counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin, and the manufacturing of marijuana, along with other related offenses.


Duck Stabbed in Frostburg Pond

A duck was found stabbed yesterday morning at the Glendening Recreational Complex in Frostburg. The weapon used was a National Wild Turkey Federation folding knife with a three-inch blade, making it unique. Frostburg City Administrator John Kirby is checking with the Frostburg City Police Department, to see if animal cruelty charges can be brought against whomever is responsible.


Man Arrested on 11-Year Old Warrant

A Keyser man, who had been living in New Mexico, turned himself into Keyser Police this week. Fifty-one year old Brian Grubbs had been wanted for the past 11 years on a warrant for failure-to-appear charges, based on an old DUI case.


Show to Feature Local Homicide Incident

“America’s Most Wanted” will feature a local case of a man, who has eluded police since last September. Rasshammach Roberts is wanted by both federal and local authorities for the killing of Ryan Henry and the attempted murder of his brother, Richard, last year in Ridgeley. He is considered armed and dangerous. Roberts is considered armed and dangerous. His brother and another man have been apprehended. “America’s Most Wanted” airs at 09 p.m. tonight on the Lifetime channel.


Man Arrested in Domestic Incident

A Cumberland man is being held on $10,000 bond at the Allegany County Detention Center, following a domestic incident Wednesday evening. Forty-eight year old Angelo Lopez is accused of assaulting a family member, and destroying property during the incident. The victim sustained minor injuries and did not need medical attention.


Provost Candidates to Visit Potomac State

Three candidates will be visiting Potomac State College of West Virginia University next week to interview for the position of provost. The three candidates include Cindy Kelley, dean of academic affairs at West Virginia University at Parkersburg; Leonard Colelli, dean of the Eberly College of Science and Technology at California University of Pennsylvania; and Warren Meyers, associate dean for academic affairs at WVU’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Current campus provost Kerry Odell will be leaving that position on June 30th.


County Recycling on May 5th

Allegany County is conducting a collection of electronics on Saturday, May 5th at Frostburg State University. The event will be held in the parking lot, at the corner of College and University Avenues from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. JVS Environmental, a recycling entity from Rockwood, Pennsylvania, will dispose of the electronics. More information can be obtained at the Allegany County government website,


Sobriety Checkpoint Set for Mineral County

A sobriety checkpoint will be held in Mineral County Friday evening from 8 p.m. until Saturday morning at 2 a.m. It will be conducted along Route 28. The Governor’s Highway Safety Program, in conjunction with the West Virginia State Police, will conduct events and patrols concentrating on the arrest of intoxicated drivers.

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