Wagoner, Caporale Win City Council Seats
In unofficial results from yesterday's election, David Caporale and Nicole Wagoner were elected to the Cumberland City Couuncil. Caporale received more than 5500 votes, while Ms. Wagoner received more than 4400 votes. The third candidate, John Cline, came in a distant third, with approximately 1600 tallies.
Bartlett Defeated; Manchin and Tomblin Win
Maryland's Sixth District Congressman Roscoe Bartlett lost to Democrat John Delaney in yesterday's election, and in West Virginia, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Senator Joe Manchin were re-elected to office. Seven of Maryland's eight incumbent House representatives were returned to office. Mineral County returns were unavailable, as there was an equipment malfunction. However, overall in the Mountain State, voters favored Mitt Romney over incumbent President Barack Obama, who won a second-term in yesterday's voting.
Voters Approve Same-Sex Marriage, Expanded Gambling
Maryland voters yesterday approved several ballot questions, including the so-called "Dream Act," same-sex marriage and expanded gambling in the state, despite a multi-million dollar campaign to "Vote No on 7." Allegany County voters, however, voted against same-sex marriage and the question of in-state tuition at community colleges for undocumented residents. Voter turnout was heavier than in recent years, at nearly 67 per cent. In other returns from last night, incumbent Senator Ben Cardin defeated his Republican challenger Dan Bongino and independent candidate Rob Sobhani.
Man Charged in Death of Michigan Resident
A Frostburg man, whose blood alcohol level was more than seven times greater than the legal limit, has been charged in connection with the death of a Michigan man in Somerset County on June 9th. Ronald Lee Streets lost control of a vehicle while rounding a curve on State Route 160; the car went over an embankment ejecting both Sheets and his passenger, 26-year old Michigan resident Anthony Michael Winter. While free on a $10,000 unsecured bond, Streets has a preliminary hearing on November 15th in Meyersdale.
C3I Investigating Home Invasions
The Allegany County C3I unit and Cumberland City Police are investigating three home invasions that took place yesterday morning in the Louisiana Avenue area. In the first a suspect kicked in the rear door of a home, confronting an elderly female victim. He pulled a knife on the victim and demanded money. The victim punched the suspect in the chest and she was cut by the suspect. He grabbed medication from the residence and fled the scene. Two other home invasions did not result in any thefts or injuries. The suspect is described as being about 5'11" to 6-feet tall, wearing a dark-colored trench coat, a light colored hat with a dark hood over the hat and a dark colored bandana over the lower part of the face. The investigation is continuing by the C3I unit and the Cumberland City Police Department.
Man Dies While Shoveling Snow in Garrett County
An identified Garrett County man died last week, while shoveling snow. The storm claimed a total of three lives in Maryland over the past week. Potomac Edison crews are working to restore Garrett County to full power, and that should happen sometime this week.
Bedford Man Facing Manslaughter Charge
Fifty-one year old Randy Foor is facing manslaughter charges, months after Manns Choice resident Dennis Sprigg died from a head injury. Foor and Sprigg got into a shoving match during a dispute on August 11th of this year. Sprigg fell onto a piece of pavement, and spent nearly seven weeks at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown. Despite the disagreement, the two were friends, and Foor visited Sprigg in the hospital, and attended his funeral service.
Report Cards To Be Delayed
Due to power outages and a lack of Internet access at Westmar Middle School and Westernport Elementary Schools following Hurricane Sandy, report card distribution to those schools will be delayed two days. Report cards for both will now be distributed on Thursday, November 15th.