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 Police Find Woman Dead in Bathtub

The Cumberland City Police say a 54-year old woman was found unresponsive in the bathtub of a residence on Maryland Avenue around 5:15 yesterday morning. Paramedics began emergency treatment while transporting her to the hospital. However, she was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. The initial investigation revealed no signs of trauma to the body or obvious cause of death. The body is being sent to the Maryland State Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The investigation is continuing by the Cumberland City Police and the C3I unit. 


Oldtown Road Business Robbed

An unknown amount of money was taken from the Circle "K" convenience store on Oldtown Road last night. Cumberland City Police say a white male, wearing a ski mask and gloves entered the business, and brandished a weapon, demanding money from the cash drawer. After receiving the money, he left the store and fled the area on foot. Officers, including the Trooper Five helicopter and two K-9 units were unable to locate the suspect. Interviews of the employees, along with several witnesses were conducted. No one was injured. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumberland City Police at (301)-777-1600.


Two Arrested in Burglary

Two people have been arrested in connection with the Sunday morning burglary of the Pit-N-Go Convenience store on Route 36. Twenty-year old Shawn Spiker of Gilmore and 33-year old Nicholas Griffith of Frostburg are being held in connection with the incident. Approximately $3,000 in cash and cigarettes were taken from the store. Further charges are pending in connection with the incident.


Man Arrested in Disorderly Conduct Incident

Forty-six year old Cumberland resident Michael Eugene Nailor was charged with three counts, following two incidents in the 200-block of Glenn Street Wednesday. In the first, a woman told police Nailor arrived at her residence intoxicated and began to create a disturbance; he initially refused to leave the residence, but later did. He returned and created a second disturbance. He was then arrested and charged with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct and failure to obey a lawful order. He was taken to District Court and released on personal recognizance.


Assault Charges Lodged Against Cumberland Man

A woman who told police she had been assaulted by her boyfriend resulted in the arrest of 57-year old Robert Wayne Burkett. The woman suffered minor injuries, which did not require medical treatment. She told officers that she was hit in the mouth and eye . Burkett was taken to District Court for an initial appearance, and released on personal recognizance by a District Court Commissioner. He was charged with second degree assault.


Chamber Sets Annual Meeting

The Allegany County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, December 6th at 12 noon. The meeting will take place at the Cumberland Country Club. The election of new board members and officers for the 2013 Board of Directors will be held during the luncheon.


Salary Study Commission Will Hold Public Meeting

The Allegany County Salary Study Commission will hold a public meeting next Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the County Office Building on Kelly Road, Room 408. The commission will meet with the Allegany County Commissioners. The purpose of the meeting will be to acquaint the Salary Study Commission with the duties and responsibilities of the Board of License Commissioners, obtain any additional information the Salary Study Commission believes would be helpful to complete its work and provide an opportunity for the current members of the Board of License Commissioners to express their opinions about appropriate compensation for incumbents.


Man Sentenced for Drug Distribution

Martinsburg resident Leslie Musgrove will spend the next 30 years in prison, for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of cocaine. He was convicted in February on the cocaine distribution charge, and for conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in 2010 and 2011. Testimony in the trial indicated he brought in cocaine from a source in the Washington, D.C. area.Pol

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