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Cumberland Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Twenty-four year old Duston Mathew Detrick of Link Avenue was killed in a motorcycle crash Monday evening, after crashing into a culvert near Barton Park Drive in Rawlings. He left his residence Sunday morning and failed to return home. The crash scene was discovered around 6:50 p.m. Monday. Detrick was pronounced dead at the scene. The fatal crash occurred as the bike traveled off the roadway and struck a culvert. The LaVale barrack of the Maryland State Police is continuing its investigation.  


Man Killed by CSX Train

A 21-year old Cumberland man was killed by an oncoming train last night, while running along the CSX tracks in Hyndman. Just after 6 p.m., the Pennsylvania State Police responded to the incident. The victim tripped while running along the trucks and was struck by an oncoming train; he was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bedford County Coroner. The investigation is continuing and it is now known if alcohol played a factor in the incident, as toxicology reports are pending.


Board Adopts FY ’13 Budget

The Allegany County Board of Education has adopted a smaller budget for the fiscal year, $2 million lower than 2012. There are several cuts in the budget, including the elimination of 28 positions, including teachers. One big chunk of the budget is $1.5 million for the cost of teacher pensions, which state law now requires the counties to provide.


Judge Reverses Fine, Upholds MDE Permit Denial for Fibred

Allegany County Circuit Court Judge Gary Leasure has upheld Maryland Department of the Environment Actions against a local wastewater processing company, but reversed a $50,000 fine against the company. Mexico Farms, LLC processes wastewater for Fibred, Incorporated. In his opinion, Judge Leasure says “there is substantial evidence to support MDE’s determination to deny renewal of the permit,” even though Fibred was not targeted in the MDE action against Mexico Farms, which remains in bankruptcy proceedings.


Man Released on Personal Recognizance

A twenty-year old Cumberland man was released on personal recognizance, after being arrested on drug charges. Benton Wayne Bradford was initially stopped on Industrial Boulevard for a traffic violation, and was allegedly acting in a suspicious manner. He then allegedly handed over some marijuana to the officer. Bradford was charged with possession of CDS (marijuana) and possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was taken to District Court for an initial appearance.


Fair Kicks Off Saturday

The 116th Allegany County Fair and Ag Expo gets underway Saturday at the Fairgrounds. The fair has grandstand entertainment, animals and exhibits, rides, fireworks and lots of great food. Allegany County Government has sponsored the fair for 27 years. For more information, visit the website,


Man Charged With Animal Cruelty

A Falling Waters, West Virginia man is faces 141 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Fifty-four year old Rocky Del Trolio is accused of 130 dogs and several cats. Berkeley County officials removed the animals in mid-June from Trolio’s home, after hearing testimony from a Berkeley County Animal Control officer. Trolio was released on an over $42,000 bond, including the a bond of over $11,000 that was set earlier, to cover the cost of the animals’ care for 30 days.


Berkeley County Murder Trial Begins

The trial of Antonio Prophet began yesterday in Berkeley County Circuit Court. Prophet is accused of the murder of 22-year old Angela Devonshire and her 3-year old son, before setting their home on fire on June 6, 2010. He has been in jail since his June, 2010 arrest. He was found in a North Carolina homeless shelter.


Two Arrested Following Carjacking

Forty-year old James Odans and 25-year old Megan Marie Sweeney of Hagerstown, have been arrested in connection with a carjacking incident in Frederick County. The two were being given a ride from Wiliamsport to Frederick by 67-year old William Newton of Frederick. While stopped along Route 40, the two drove off with Newton’s Plymouth van. It was located a short time later on Easterday Road in Frederick County. Both Odans and Sweeney have been charged with the theft of a motor vehicle, theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.


Death Toll Now at 18 From Maryland Heat

A total of 18 people have now died of heat-related causes in the state, and that number may still grow. Eight deaths were reported Saturday through Monday, including two out-of-state residents who died in Harford and Prince George’s counties. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is applauding efforts of people for following the advice of the health department.


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