FSU Player Who Collapsed Dies
A Frostburg State University football player, Derek Sheely, who collapsed during practice last Monday has died. Sheely was the starting fullback for the Bobcats. He was escorted from the field, and eventually taken to Baltimore’s R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. He was a senior history and political science major. Information about funeral arrangements and an on-campus memorial will be released at a later date.
Man Arrested on Numerous Charges
A Mount Savage man is being held on $5,000 bond, following an incident on Cobblestone Road Sunday evening. Eighteen year old Ronald Davis got into an argument with a neighbor, and at one point, picked up a kitten and killed it. When officers tried to arrest him, he resisted and punched one of the officers in the face. He was taken into custody, and faces charges including assault on police, animal cruelty, resisting arrest and destruction of property. He is currently lodged in the Allegany County Detention Center.
Bedford Street Fire Reported
Firefighters were on the scene of a blaze in the 1900-block of Bedford Street yesterday afternoon. The fire reportedly originated in the basement area of the two-story brick structure, which is located at the intersection with Edwards Avenue. There were no reported injuries, and firefighters remained on the scene for about three hours, following the initial report at 3:45 p.m.
Burglary at North Mechanic Street Business
Police are seeking information on a burglary that occurred Sunday in the 100-block of North Mechanic Street. A person or persons entered a business there, and broke several coin operated machines removing the change. They then entered a locked office and damaged equipment in the office, causing nearly $30,000 in damage. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumberland City Police at (301)-777-1600, C3I at (301)-777-0326, or Allegany County’s CrimeSolvers program at (301)-722-4300.
Garrett County Fire Caused by Blue Gun
Sunday’s fire along Swanton Hill Road was caused by a heat gun that ignited woodwork, when left near a wall. . The residence was home to Kevin Lipscomb, and caused a total of $45,000 in damage. The fire originated in the kitchen. It is not known who owns the property. About 40 firefighters took 20 minutes to control the blaze.
Scrap Thieves Stealing Manhole Covers
Thieves have been stealing manhole covers in Keyser, and selling them for scrap metal, and police are asking the public to report the thefts. There have been at least15 manhole covers and storm drain grates taken; the thefts create a serious safety hazard for pedestrians, motorists and others. About half of the grates and covers were found at Faulk’s scrap yard and returned to the city. They are working with others to find the rest.
O’Brien Leaving for Post in Rome
Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien has been chosen to lead a Catholic order of knights, based in Rome. This will most likely move him closer to becoming a cardinal. Pope Benedict has appointed O’Brien to the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, charged with supporting the Christian community and sacred rites of the Holy Land. He will continue as Archbishop until his successor is named.
O’Malley Plans Trip to India
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is planning an economic development trip to India, but it is unclear when it will take place. O’Malley led a trip to Asia earlier this year, and is mentioning India as another country he would like to visit to promote Maryland as a good place for countries to set up business.
WorkForce West Virginia Recovers Fraudulent Payments
WorkForce West Virginia’s Unemployment Compensation Division has recovered over $80,000 in fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits during the second quarter of this year. Fraud was found in claims filed by 257 individuals. Warrants were requested on 106 of those cases, with some residents of nearby Mineral and Preston counties affected.