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Woman Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Crash

A woman was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, following a motorcycle accident in Garrett County this past weekend. The crash happened on Bittinger Road, near Maple Grove Road in Grantsville. The unidentified woman is in serious condition, with two broken arms, compound fractures and hand injuries. There are no further details, but the Maryland State Police at McHenry are continuing their investigation.


Possible CDS Activity Near Washington's Headquarters

Possible CDS activity was reported Sunday evening near George Washington's Headquarters. Cumberland City Police took 20-year old Shawn Tallman into custody, following a short chase and brief struggle. He was taken to Cumberland City Police Headquarters and charged with possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He received an initial appearance in District Court, and was released on personal recognizance.


Man Held on $25,000 Bond in Furnace Street Assault

An upcoming court case sparked an argument and assault on Furnace Street this past weekend. A female victim told police that 23-year old Gerald Moore of Cumberland began arguing with her, and at one point, flipped her onto the ground. She did not require medical treatment but Moore was charged with second-degree assault and held on $25,000 bond. He is in the Allegany County Detention Center, pending his next court appearance.


Gun Removed from Grantsville Residence

The McHenry barrack of the Maryland State Police is investigating a burglary in the 1600-block of Bear Hill Road in Grantsville. A Remington 20-guage pump shotgun was removed from the home. If anyone has any information in reference to the case, they are asked to contact the Maryland State Police at McHenry, at (301)-387-1101.


ACM-Somerset Receives Remodeling Grant

Allegany College of Maryland's Somerset campus has been granted a quarter-million dollars by the Richard King Mellon Foundation of Pittsburgh for renovations to the George S. Cook Foundation Hall. The Mellon Foundation Board noted that it was impressed with the local fundraising effort. The project's goal is just over $2.6 million.

Taylor Calls Canal Place Setbacks "Unfortunate"

The Canal Place Heritage and Development Authority has been told by the state it cannot proceed with the expansion of the Heritage Area, as Maryland says it is too understaffed and underfunded to do so. Former Speaker of the House, Cas Taylor, says some of the property has been tied up in private hands for so many years. Taylor adds that certain things could not get accomplished, because of what he termed "premature commitments."


Garrett County Farm Queen Named

Oakland resident Jenny Jones was named the 69th annual Garrett County Farm Queen Sunday evening. She is the daughter of Kim and Johnny Jones and competed against two others for the title. She is a 2013 graduate of Southern High School, and will attend Garrett College in the fall. 


Tax Free Week Begins August 11th

The annual "Shop Maryland" event is set for August 11th through the 17th, which means consumers who purchase clothing and shoes, $100 or less in value, won't have to pay the state's six per cent tax. The event is scheduled every year, to coincide with Back to School shopping for parents. For more information, you can visit the website,


Five Killed in Helicopter Crash Had Maryland Connection

Five people were killed in a helicopter crash in northeastern Pennsylvania, and there is a Maryland connection. Relatives in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania are being contacted in connection with the crash which involved a father and son, father and daughter and the pilot of the chopper. The pilot told air traffic controllers he was losing altitude and would return to a nearby airfield. The helicopter had taken off from an airfield in upstate New York, bound of Lehighton, Pennsylvania. The National Transportation Board is investigating.


More Low-Income Kids Getting After School Meals

After school meals are now reaching more than triple the amount of low-income Maryland children. A report from the group, Maryland Hunger Solutions says the program is reaching more children than they did when the federally-funded Afterschool Meal Program was first implemented in the state three years ago. During the 201-2012 school year, an average of 11,433 children received meals at 440 After School programs in the state, with the largest growth in daily participation reported in Baltimore City, Prince George's and Montgomery counties.

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