Cumberland Processing Center to Remain Open
Maryland U.S. Senator Ben Cardin has been told by the Postmaster General that the Cumberland mail processing center will remain open to meet overnight delivery standards. Senator Cardin says the overnight delivery standards will be incorporated in the 21st Century Postal Service Act, or Senate Bill 1789. The Cumberland facility employs 72 workers and handles approximately 77 million pieces of mail a year.
Tractor-Trailer Accident in Hampshire County
A Winchester, Virginia tractor-trailer driver was taken to Winchester Medical Center after crashing his truck on Route 29 Tuesday morning. The vehicle traveled off the east edge of the roadway and approximately 150 feet over an embankment. The driver was identified as 62-year old Gary P. Moore of Winchester, Virginia. The accident happened north of Pin Oak in Hampshire County, West Virginia.
C3I Celebrates 20th Anniversary
The Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigations Unit is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The C3I agencies signed an updated agreement yesterday at City Hall, which will serve as a memorandum of understanding among the agencies involved. Since its inception in September of 1992, the agency has investigated over 20,600 cases, and has made over 6,000 arrests. The unit has successfully closed over 94 per cent of the cases it has investigated.
Chamber Hosts Legislative Breakfast
The 2012 session of the Maryland General Assembly is over…for now. During yesterday’s legislative breakfast, hosted by the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, Maryland State Senator George Edwards says there may be, in fact, two special sessions-one to deal with the budget and the other on table games. And, because of a number of factors, Delegate Kevin Kelly believes the same-sex marriage referendum will be defeated in November.
Man Charged With Robbery and Assault
Thirty-four year old Cumberland resident Anthony Cooper has been charged with robbery and assault. Cooper allegedly assaulted a person in the area of Pear Street, and took both a cell phone and a sum of money. The victim was treated at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for minor injuries; Cooper, however, was held without bail, after being taken to a District Court Commissioner.
Customer Bill of Rights for Tax Riders
The Maryland Public Service Commission has put in place a Customer Bill of Rights for taxi passengers, with documents now placed in taxis that serve Cumberland, Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Cumberland. The posted rules inform passengers of their rights and responsibilities and facilitate communications with the PSC; for drivers, it will help in dealing with disorderly customers inside or outside of the cab. The rules were developed through a series of meetings among the Public Service Commission’s Transportation Division, Taxicab Advisory Committee and industry representatives.
Murder Suspect To Seek Bond
A Shinnston, West Virginia man who is charged with shooting and killing his daughter-in-law at the Hornbeck Road Walmart Saturday has waived his preliminary hearing and will request a bond hearing instead. Fifty-four year old Larry Mitchell, who is currently being held at the North Central Regional jail, is accused of shooting and killing Shannon Stafford last Saturday morning.