Burglary Suspect Sentenced
Thirty-seven year old Corey Lucas Klingler has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on a conviction of second-degree burglary. He will be required to serve 7-1/2 years with the remaining term suspended. He was arrested last December, after he was seen entering a building in the Potomac Industrial Park; after his arrest, several items that were stolen from the building were found in his possession. Klingler will also have to make restitution and submit to random drug testing, following his release.
Bedford County Woman Killed in Crash
Twenty-six year old Bedford County resident Billie Heeter was killed and four people were injured in a two vehicle crash late last week. The accident occurred at Routes 30 and 1033 in Bedford Township. Injured were Joshua Eschmann, 16-yeear old Randall Nicely, along with Jennifer Eschmann, Chelsea Cinko of Schellsburg. There were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Stabbing on Linden Street Investigated
Twenty-six year old Cumberland resident Jude David Smith has been charged with both first and second degree assault, along with reckless endangerment, following an incident on Linden Street over the weekend. Smith admitted that he had stabbed another person, because they were involved in a confrontation with each other. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Man Arrested in Breaking, Entering and Theft
Forty-seven year old Randy Walker of Cumberland has been charged in connection with an incident that happened last Tuesday on Altamont Terrace. Walker is accused of breaking and entering into a home there, and taking about $5,000 worth of property. He was held on $20,000 bond at the Allegany County Detention Center. The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are pending. Along with the breaking, entering and theft charges, Walker is also charged with possession of CDS paraphernalia.
Ramp Closures Announced for This Week
The Maryland State Highway Administration is advising drivers the work to improve the I-68/U.S. Route 220 Interchange will require intermittent overnight closures this week. The work will be concentrated in the Fletcher Drive/Brown Avenue area to Interstate 68.The ramps will be closed from 8 p.m. To 6 a.m. From tonight, to no later than Thursday overnight, weather permitting. Detour signs will direct traffic onto westbound Interstate 68, the access eastbound I-68 at the LaVale interchange.
Road Work Scheduled on Midlothian Road
Beginning today through Friday, the Maryland State Highway Administration will perform maintenance on drainage pipes at the intersection of Midlothian and Shaft Road, south of Frostburg. The work will require both shoulder and single-lane closures on the two-lane road. Motorists should anticipate flagging operations on Both the Midlothian and Shaft Roads between 8:30 a.m. And 3 p.m.
Former Garrett Man Pleads Guilty to Robbery
Former Garrett, Pennsylvania resident Samuel “Sammie”McFarland has pleaded guilty to a case in which he accosted two juveniles outside a store and in a 2009 case in which he accidentally fired a gun in his vehicle. He faces a maximum of seven years in prison and nearly $16,000 in fines when he is sentenced on November 27th.
Maryland Receives Money to Help with Health Care Decisions
The Maryland Health Education and Advocacy Unit has received over $700,000 to help residents navigate insurance choice and resolve coverage disputes. The money was received through the health care act. The unit falls under the attorney general’s office, which has received nearly $1-1/2 million in grant money from the Affordable Care Act. So far, it has used the money to hire staff to handle cases and work with consumers.