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Firefighters Respond To AES/Warrior Run

Numerous companies responded to AES/Warrior Run at Mexico Farms in Cumberland late yesterday morning for a fire. A Rapid Intervention Team was called in, but the fire was contained to the area of a coal feeder on the fifth floor of the plant. No injuries were reported, but several firefighters and at least one worker were checked as a precaution.Units cleared the scene around 2 p.m.


Multiple Buildings On Fire in Piedmont

Volunteer firefighters from around the area were on the scene of a fire, that was originally reported around 9 p.m. last night on Second Street in Piedmont. The fire involves several buildings, and was threatening the Piedmont Public Library. Firefighters were still on the scene today.


Fatal Garrett County Accident

An Accident resident, 48-year old Raymond D. Piper,  was killed in a single-vehicle accident yesterday afternoon along Route 219, south of Aiken Miller Road. Piper's vehicle went off the road, struck an embankment and overturned. He was ejected from the vehicle. Route 219 was closed for about 2 hours. Investigators say weather was not a factor in the crash.


Two Sought in Burglary

A Keyser man and a Westernport woman are being sought in connection with the June burglary of a residence on South Water Street in Keyser. Forty-six year old Robert Casto and 44-year old Angela Lloyd are considered fugitives and are being sought in connection with the burgarly. Jewelry and silver and gold coins were taken from a residence in the 100-block of South Water Street. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Keyser City Police at (304)-788-1311.


Woman Served with Warrant

Forty-seven year old Nita Miller was placed under arrest, following an incident in the 500-block of Fairview Avenue early yesterday morning. She had been involved in a domestic incident there, and police discovered she had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear in District Court in November. She was held on a $250.00 pre-set bond, after a hearing.


Mineral Receives Block Grant Funding

Mineral County has received $1.3 million in Small Cities Block Grant Funding, to be used for the Fountain Water Project, which will extend water service and increase capacity to nearly 413 households in the Fountain Public Service District.  Nearly $13 million in funding was presented by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, which will be used with more than $40 million more in federal, state, and local funding to serve over 11,000 low and moderate-income individuals.


Rocky Gap Lands Comedy Club

Rocky Gap Casino Resort has announced it will become home to the newest location of "Bonkerz" Comedy Club, which has been hosting stand-up shows around the country for 30 years. A preview of the club will be held on Thursday, January 23rd with comedians Carmen Vallone and L.A. Lycan. The grand opening will take place on Thursday, February 6th with Sally Brooks and James Yon, who is the host of Dish Network's "Viral Breakdown." For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301)-784-8573, beginning on Monday.


Woman Appointed District Court Judge

A 1995 graduate of Keyser High School has been appointed as a District Court Judge in Fallston, North Carolina. Jeannette (Brooks) Reeves is now presiding over cases involving family law, abuse and neglect cases, juvenile law, and child support. Judge Reeves is a 1999 graduate of West Virginia University, and graduated from law school in 2002. She was appointed to replace Judge Anna F. Foster, who moved to Florida in August of last year.


Task Force Formed to Investigate Shooting

A multi-state task force has been formed to aid in the hunt for a suspect, who shot and killed a man on Interstate 81 last weekend. Authorities warn the violence may not be over, and have announced the formation of a task force with the Maryland State Police, the Carroll Township, Pennsylvania police department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Another incident was reported last Friday, when someone shot at a vehicle in that area. The driver was uninjured. Callers can report information to 1-800-4PA-TIPS.


Top Democrats Want Website Abandoned

Maryland may set a precedent if it decides to abandon the state-run health care website, as other states may follow. is reporting that Governor Martin O'Malley has shifted his tone, and appears open to a solution to the problem, if only temporarily, until the state website improves. Congressman John Delaney first proposed the idea of switching to the federal site, and several other Democrats, including Attorney General Doug Gansler-who is running in the primary against Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown-who said that "all options for a potential fix" should be on the table.


O'Malley Comments on Marijuana Legislation, Minimum Wage

Governor Martin O'Malley says he is "not much in favor" of legislation to legalize recreational marijuana, but says the state can afford to make strides with the regulation and use of medicinal marijuana. Governor O'Malley, in explaining his position, says he has seen so many people, whose lives were ruined by drug abuse. The Governor says that raising the minimum wage is his top priority during this General Assembly session. He points out that although 21 states have a higher minimum wage than Maryland, none has a higher median income.Governor O'Malley points out that there are several different economies at play in Maryland-a different consumer price index, cost of doing business, and cost of living.



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