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Hall Asked to Resign

Piedmont council member Ray Hall has been asked to resign by other members of the Mayor and City Council. Hall has been sentenced to a year in jail, following a conviction of attempted extortion. Hall refused to do so, saying he had “unfinished business.” Town attorney Jim Carskadon is in possession of a petition, calling for his ouster; however, Hall claimed that some of the signatures were not valid. Speaking for the Mayor and Council, Finance Commissioner Freda Fisher said that a vote to dismiss Hall from the Council would be taken at the next meeting.


Baltimore Man Arrested in Traffic Stop

Baltimore resident Jarrett Antonio McBurroughs was arrested Saturday afternoon, following a brief foot chase near Henderson Avenue. McBurroughs was stopped for a traffic violation; after he stepped out of his vehicle, he shoved the officer and ran. It was discovered that he was wanted on two warrants from Baltimore. He was taken to District Court and later held at the Allegany County Detention Center on those warrants.  


Man Jailed on Second-Degree Assault Charge

Eighteen year old Dylan Michael Werner has been jailed on $8500 bond, pending trial, on a second-degree assault charge. Werner is accused of assaulting his live-in girlfriend, grabbing her by the hair, throwing her to the ground and hitting her in the face. He left the Columbia Street residence, but was found a short time later at a residence on Bedford Street.


Garrett County Theft Reported

A suspect in the theft of items from a Jay Road Home in Finzel is being sought by the McHenry detachment of the Maryland State Police. The suspect entered the side door of the residence, and stole a black, 9-MM handgun and a black Nikon camera. He then ran from the residence and getting into a car on West Finzel Road. The car was running on a spare donut tire on the left front. Anyone with information is asked to contact TFC Nelson at (301)-387-1101.


New York Man Sentenced for Somerset Murder

Calvin Mallory, of Brooklyn, New York, has been found guilty of the first degree murder of Bryant Adderly in Somerset. The shooting was related to an illegal drug-distribution organization, of which both Mallory and Adderly were members. Adderly died of 22 gunshots to his head and chest. Others involved in the shooting will be sentenced on May 3rd.


Kitzmiller School Wins $5,000 in National Photo Contest

Kitzmiller Elementary School has earned a $5,000 gift from the “Box Tops for Education” photo contest. Former teacher Bridget Corbin snapped a photo of a rainbow over the school, and it was placed in competition with other photo finalists. Judges and the public voted on their favorite, and the Kitzmiller school photo received nearly 16,000 votes-the most of any of the submissions. It was selected from hundreds of  submissions from across the country.


Maryland State Police Investigate Rock Throwing Incident

The Maryland State Police are investigating an incident last night around 10 p.m., where several calls were received in reference to rocks being thrown at the Sandy Mile overpass on Interstate 68 Westbound. One car was damaged, but there were no injuries. The Maryland State Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Washington County Barracks at (301)-739-2102. The case is being investigated by Senior Trooper Faith.


O’Malley Accepts Partial Responsibility for Budget Meltdown

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is accepting some responsibility for the failure to replace $512 million in spending cuts with a package that included tax hikes and alternate savings. The Governor also was uncertain about when, or if, he will call a special session, adding that Republicans have prevailed by default so far in the budget debate, due to a lack of Democratic leadership, including his own.

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