FRANKFORT DISTRICT CLOSED TODAY

All schools in the Frankfort District are closed today, following the report of three additional positive COVID-19 results. One itinerant employee and two students at Frankfort High School were confirmed positive yesterday. Staff at the Mineral County Health Department are working with the school system to identify those who may have had close contact with…

MAN ARRESTED ON ASSAULT, CHILD ABUSE CHARGES

Thirty-nine-year-old Wayne Larkin Sorrells III was charged with two counts of assault and second-degree child abuse, following an incident in late September in the 200-block of East Industrial Boulevard. A juvenile victim told police that her mother’s boyfriend, Sorrells, had assaulted them. Sorrells fled the area but police arrested him on Tuesday. He was remanded…

ACM HOSTS VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT IN DECEMBER

Allegany College of Maryland will celebrate its Fall, 2020 graduates with a virtual commencement ceremony, in light of in-person activities, because of COVID-19. Fall graduates will also be invited to participate in the next in-person commencement ceremony. The virtual ceremony will be streamed on ACM’s Facebook page at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 18th. ACM…

THIRTEEN MISSING CHILDREN FOUND IN WEST VIRGINIA

Operation Autumn Hope, a joint operation by the U.S. Marshal’s service in the southern district of West Virginia, netted the location of 45 missing children; thirteen of those children were found in West Virginia. The thirteen discovered were reported missing in San Bernadino, California, and were located in Beckley. They had been taken in a…

KEYSER MAN KILLED IN GARRETT COUNTY CRASH

Seventy-seven-year-old Keyser resident Peter Frye was killed in a two-vehicle crash, near Swanton Hill Road in Garrett County yesterday afternoon. Frye’s motorcycle collided with a Potomac Edison truck, driven by Jeffry Hixenbaugh. Frye was pronounced dead at the scene by members of the Southern Garrett Rescue Squad. The incident remains under investigation.    

GAITHERSBURG MAN ARRESTED ON ASSAULT, TRAFFIC CHARGES

Twenty-one-year old Tony Maracelo Jobe of Gaithersburg was arrested in the parking lot of a Frostburg business, after he fled a traffic stop Monday. Jobe was initially stopped for speeding, and officers also detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. He also nearly hit a deputy as he sped away.  After…

OLDTOWN MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY

Fifty-seven-year-old Donald Leo Fishel faces traffic and drug charges, after a hit and run incident in the 500-block of Rizer Avenue on Monday evening. A truck had hit a mailbox and a fence and the operator left the area. Police contacted the operator, Fishel, with the officer detecting signs of impairment. A K-9 scan alerted…

FRANCHOT URGES RESIDENTS TO SHOP MARYLAND FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot kicked off the annual Shop Maryland for the Holidays campaign earlier this week, in a virtual event on Facebook. The campaign was launched earlier than usual, due to the urgent need to support Maryland’s struggling retail and restaurant communities. During the press conference, Comptroller Franchot urged residents to “shop early,…

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CORONA RELATED NEWS

ONGOING SEARCH FOR MISSING MORGANTOWN MAN

A search is ongoing for missing Morgantown, West Virginia resident Hassan “A.J.” Aino, who went missing on October 25th. He is described as an African American man, 5-feet, 3-inches tall, weighing 135 pounds. The Maryland State Police at McHenry say a hunter reported an abandoned vehicle with a broken driver’s side window, parked in a…

ONE DEATH, 50 NEW COVID CASES IN ALLEGANY COUNTY

A community member in their 60’s has died from complications of COVID-19 in Allegany County; this is the 25th fatality in the county. Fifty new cases have been confirmed since Monday, bringing the county’s cumulative case total to 749. The latest cases include two males age 12 or under, two females and one male in…

COVID CASES INCREASE IN GARRETT COUNTY; ONE DEATH IN GRANT COUNTY

Garrett County is reporting 39 new COVID-19 cases since the last time case information was released by the Health Department. Ages of positive cases range from 10 to 19 years old, up to a female, who is in her 90’s. Contact tracers have been contacting new positive cases, as well as checking back with those…

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