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Man To Be Sentenced for Killing Friend

Bedford County resident Randy Foor will be sentenced at a later date, after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his friend, Dennis Sprigg of Manns Choice last August. Foor shoved Sprigg, who lost his balance and struck his head on a concrete sidewalk. Foor was visibly upset, apologizing to Foor as emergency workers arrived on the scene. Foor could be sentenced from a few months to five years. As part of a plea agreement, charges of aggravated assault against Foor were dropped.


Fire Damages Paca Street Apartment

Fire damages have been placed at approximately $20,000 to an apartment at 416 Paca Street yesterday morning. The apartment was occupied by Greg Foreman and Jennifer Genovesi, but they were not home at the time. No other apartments were affected, and the cause has been traced to an electrical problem with a coffee pot in the home.


Fatal Mineral County Crash Investigated

The West Virginia State Police are continuing the investigation into a single vehicle crash last weekend that killed 66-year old Dennis Cotton of Springfield. A passenger in the 1979 Corvette, Virginia Cotton, was flown to the Winchester, Virginia Medical Center. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The accident occurred as Cotton was traveling southbound on Route 28, about 2-1/2 miles south of Fort Ashby. The car left the roadway, traveled over an embankment and came to rest on its top.


Three Hurt in Cumberland Crash

Three people were hurt in two separate accidents late yesterday morning, near the Maryland Avenue exit of Interstate 68 westbound. A truck, driven by Elmer Donahoe tried to exit the Interstate, and he said he was cut off by another vehicle, causing him to lose control and strike the median "crash cushion." The truck rolled onto the passenger side. A second crash occurred when Frostburg resident Winifred Redick slowed after seeing the crash. That car was struck from behind by a vehicle, driven by Teffeny Bridges. She and her adult passenger were taken to the hospital. Elmer Donahoe was eventually charged with negligent driving, driving while impaired by alcohol and driving under the influence of alcohol.


Assault Charges Lodged Against Cumberland Man

Charges of assault, reckless endangerment and disturbing the peace have been filed against 22-year old Cumberland resident Christopher Evanhoff, following an incident at a home on Humbird Street in October. He allegedly threw a glass bottle at a woman, striking her in the head. He also allegedly assaulted two other men by pushing them during the incident. He also left the area prior to the arrival of officers. The injuries did not require medical attention. Evanhoff received a bond review, and was released on personal recognizance.


Monday Incident Results in Charges

A 31-year old Cumberland man was released on personal recognizance, following an assault incident on Goethe Street Monday night. Brandon Logan is accused of assaulting his live-in girlfriend, pushing her to the ground, where she struck her head on a heat register; he then punched her in the head several more times. The victim sustained minor injuries, but did not require medical attention. Logan was charged with second-degree assault.


Items Stolen from Somerset Church

Items, with a total value of around $2,000, were stolen from a Somerset County church, and the Pennsylvania State Police are asking for your help in recovering the items. Crosses, brass candle holders, and communion wine were taken from the Samuel's Lutheran Church, located just off New Centerville Road. The burglary occurred between Friday night and Saturday morning and there are no suspects. The brass crosses were given to the church more than 60 years ago, to honor a fallen World War II veteran.


Coalition Urges Use of 687-STOP Tip Line

The Frostburg Community Coalition is encouraging members of the Frostburg community to use the (301)-687- STOP tip line to provide anonymous information about crimes, disturbances, or other issues of concern. The line is intended for students and members of the campus and local Frostburg community to use; the coalition is also urging students and parents from Mountain Ridge High School and Mount Savage and Westmar Middle Schools to use the tip line as well. Callers should still call 911 in an emergency.


O'Malley Security Detail Costs Over $98,000

The state of Maryland spent just over $98,000 for a security detail for Governor Martin O'Malley, from January of this year, through September 18th. The total cost includes overtime, hotel bills, meals, rental cars, gas, airline and train tickets, along with other related expenses. Trips involved overnight out-of-state travel, and do not include trips that were out of state but nearby, such as the District of Columbia.

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