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Driver Injured as Truck Overturns

The driver of a logging truck that turned over on National Highway yesterday morning was injured, and traffic was closed in both directions for several hours. The driver, 62-year old Michael Hartell of Pennsylvania, was taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for treatment.  The incident happened around 8:33 a.m. on the turn near Bunnie's Tavern. Traffic was detoured from Route 40 at Long Drive, and at Routes 40 and 36 in the Narrows. The accident is under investigation by the Allegany County Sheriff's Office.


America's 9/11 Ride Set Coming Through Town Tomorrow

America's 9/11 Ride will be coming though the city tomorrow morning. The ride is held annually to remembering those who died during the September 11th attacks, and raises scholarship money for the families of police, fire and EMS workers. The ride begins in Shanksville, through Cumberland, and on to Washington, D.C., and "Ground Zero" in New York. The riders should be in Cumberland between 8:45 a.m. and 9:15. They will travel down Route 36, to Mechanic Street, and left on to Frederick Street. They will make a stop at Rocky Gap, before going to Hagerstown, and onto Washington, D.C.


City To Demolish Former East Side School

Developers of the former East Side School property have not been successful in transforming it into loft apartments, nor medical facilities, as had been hoped. The city of Cumberland has adopted a resolution to acquire the property, and Mayor Brian Grim says it will be demolished.

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Man Charged Following Lake Crash

A 20-year old Fallston man was charged after a wrecked and abandoned boat was found near the dam at Deep Creek Lake. Michael Shannon will face charges of operating while under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation and underage possession of alcohol. The accident happened around midnight yesterday in a very dark area of the lake. Shannon was found at his parents' home around 9:30 yesterday morning.


Pair Waive Rights To Preliminary Hearing

Two men who led police on a chase through several Somerset municipalities will both stand trial, as they have waived their rights to a preliminary hearing in Somerset County District Court. New Market, Maryland resident Gregory Wills and 26-year old Wayne Jarvis of Boswell were traveling in a stolen truck in Somerset, when a police officer on a motorcycle tried to stop them for speeding. The two are also accused of trying to run down the officer. The vehicle Wills was operating was stolen in Maryland. Wills' bond was set at $100,000 while Jarvis' $15,000 bond was changed to non-monetary and he is free at the moment.


Woman Released Following Domestic Incident

Thirty-nine year old Jennifer Beals was arrested, but subsequently released following an alleged domestic assault incident on Ridgewood Avenue. She is accused of causing minor injuries to another person during the assault incident. She will stand trial on a count of second-degree assault.


Assault Results in Arrest

A man, who alleged threatened others in the Fort Cumberland Homes area, was released on a $25,000 unsecured bond. thirty-year old Charles Joseph Trabing IV is accused of initially getting into a verbal altercation with several other people. As the argument escalated, he is accused of walking toward the victims with the knife, threatening to stab them. He was charged with two counts each of attempted assault, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.


Man Enters Guilty Plea to Possession of Firearm

A Moorefield man has pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, but will be evaluated before any sentence is imposed. Twenty-nine year old Frederick Kern had been convicted in 2010 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and was prohibited from having a gun. Kern had tried to sell a gun he claimed belonged to his father,  at a pawn shop. It was discovered the gun had been stolen, despite the fact Kern had a receipt for it. Kern was found guilty, and will undergo evaluation; if favorable, Kern will be sentenced to continued probation and will also be required to serve 120 days in jail.


Portion of American Woodmark Plant in Moorefield Being Demolished

Part of the former American Woodmark Plant in Moorefield is being demolished and sold for scrap. Hubscrap, Incorporated of Hagerstown is doing the work on demolishing the north section of the 117,000-square foot complex. A four person crew is working at the South Fork Road site.


West Virginia Lottery Looking for Winner

A person who purchased a West Virginia lottery ticket may or may not know that he or she is a winner. The commission says someone bought a $10,000 mega millions winning ticket at Capon Valley market last week. The lottery commission has verified the ticket was purchased there, but don't yet know the identity of the winner.


Campaign Calls on Gansler to Apologize

In one of the first salvos of the Maryland gubernatorial campaign, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown's campaign manager is calling on Attorney General Doug Gansler to apologize for remarks, in which Gansler said Brown was relying on his race to get elected. Gansler made the remarks at a meeting for potential campaign volunteers last month. For their part, Gansler's campaign did not dispute the comments, but accused Brown's campaign of recording the comments illegally.


Vice President To Speak at Democratic Dinner

Vice-President Joe Biden will be the keynote speaker at the West Virginia Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner in October. The dinner will be held at the Charleston Civic Center. The vice-president accepted an invitation from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. The event will also celebrate U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller's 50 years of public service to the Mountain State. Rockefeller announced earlier this year that he will not seek a sixth term in 2014.


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