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Winter Storm

Mother Nature brought disappointment to some, and relief to many others over the weekend. While some icy conditions exist this morning, the 6 to 8 inches of snow that was predicted over the weekend never materialized. Trecherous driving conditions do exist this morning and many schools are operating on a delay, or are closed.  Stay tuned to this station for updates, or click the storm center on this stations website for the latest information.

 

Fort Hill Wins!

The Fort Hill Sentinels won the Maryland Class 1A State Football Championship on Saturday, beating Frederick Douglas 25 to 0 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.  Coach Todd Appel said his players knew they were playing a team that offered a great defense…..Fort Hill won the state football championship two other times, in 1997 and 1975.

 

Central Avenue fire

Cumberland firemen were call shortly before midnight Saturday to a three-unit apartment complex on Central Avenue. Firemen say the blaze was contained to the second story unity, but the other two sustained smoke damage. The occupant of the apartment was not at home at the time of the blaze, the fire was discovered by other tenants. The fire was brought under control in about 10 minutes. Six people were displaced by the blaze.  The cause remains under investigation.

Maryland Residents Are Getting Older

Maryland's population is getting older, and the AARP thinks the state needs a better plan to deal with it. AARP Maryland state director Hank Greenberg said he hopes the 2014 Maryland General Assembly will work toward a comprehensive plan to protect the state's aging population.
"Maryland is now at a point where there are more people who are over the age of 60 than there are children in school," he said. "The resources need to match some of those needs that we know are coming."  Greenberg said some of those needs include improving caregiving, retirement planning and utility reliability.

 

Health exchange director resigns

The director of Maryland's health insurance exchange resigned Friday amid ongoing technical problems and questions about a Caribbean vacation she took while the online marketplace faltered. Rebecca Pearce was hired two years ago to build a $107 million exchange.  Her resignation was accepted during an emergency session Friday night.  Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who was tasked by the governor with overseeing the state's implementation of the federal health care reform law, said that he did not know Pearce planned to leave town until she was already gone.

2 Preston County Schools Evacuated Due to Carbon Monoxide

Students at Tunnelton-Denver Elementary School and South Preston Middle School in West Virginia were evacuated Friday afternoon after being exposed to higher than normal levels of carbon monoxide. A neighboring business' furnace apparently pushed smoke into the school, which caused the high levels of carbon monoxide. Ambulances from 7 counties were called to the school to transport 37 patients to several hospitals.  Students were complaining of nausea and dizziness. None of the illnesses seemed severe. 

 

Randolph County, WV Man Charged for Sexually Assaulting 11 Year Old

Bond was set at $150,000 cash only for the Randolph County, WV man who allegedly had sex with an 11-year-old girl twice. WV State Police arrested Jared Michael Iseli, 20, of Beverly, last week, and charged him with two counts of sexual assault. Police said Iseli told them he had met the girl at a park in Elkins and kept in contact with her through Facebook and text messages. 

 

Steeler QB Aids Hagerstown Fire Marshal

The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation awarded the Hagerstown Fire Marshal’s department with a grant, which will be used to get a dog, a trained explosives detection K-9, and also for training for the dog's handler. Officials said the grant allows the city to replace a program that was cut because of the budget a few years back.  A representative from the Steeler Quarterback’s Foundation sent a statement saying: "We are proud to be able to assist their K-9 unit's vital impact on their community."

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