Rawlings Man Dies of Gunshot Injuries
Fifty-three year old Samuel George died Friday afternoon, from gunshot wounds sustained during a standoff with Maryland State Police Troopers Thursday night. The two officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation. State Police investigators have conducted interviews with those who witnessed the incident, and the Allegany County State's Attorney responded to the scene and has been continually updated on the active investigation. The Maryland State Police Internal Affairs unit is also conducting an investigation into the police-involved shooting, which is standard procedure.
Woman Issued Citations in Hit and Run
Twenty-seven year old Miriah Slider of Frostburg was issued two traffic citations, following a hit and run incident in the 400-block of Fayette Street Saturday morning. She allegedly hit another person's vehicle there, and fled the scene. She was issued citations for failure to stop after an unattended vehicle damage accident, and failure to locate and notify the owner of an unattended vehicle of damage. She was released, pending trial in District Court.
Cumberland Woman Arrested in Vehicle Damage Accident
Cumberland resident Meagan Booth was charged with failure to control speed to avoid a collision and DUI-related charges following an incident late Friday evening on Furnace Street. She allegedly struck several unoccupied parked vehicles, before stopping on Lena Street. She was uninjured, and placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. She was released pending trial in Allegany County District Court.
Man Arrested in Domestic Incident
Forty-seven year old Sperry Terrace resident Nicky Lee Linn was arrested, following a domestic incident. Linn was charged with second-degree assault. Linn allegedly assaulted his roommate over the cleanliness of their residence. Linn was released on personal recognizance pending trial.
Destruction of Property Reported in Grantsville
The McHenry Barrack of the Maryland State Police is investigating a malicious destruction of property incident in Grantsville that happened early yesterday morning. A group of three people were walking through the town; one of the three struck a mailbox, causing it to break into several pieces. Anyone with information is asked to contact the McHenry Barrack at (301)-387-1101.
SHA Begins Pothole Patching on Interstate 68
The Maryland State Highway Administration is planning to patch a number of potholes on the Crosstown Bridge this week, and motorists should expected single-lane closures. This is a long-term project, and motorists should plan for round-the-clock single lane closures, through Friday of each week. The eastbound exit of I-68 to Industrial Boulevard will be closed for patching next weekend, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, through 8 p.m. next Sunday.
Telephone Book Recycling Campaign Announced
The 21st annual Telephone Book Recycling program is underway, organized and managed by the Allegany County Commissioners, the Solid Waste Management Board and the Allegany County Board of Education. Students from public and private schools are participating this year. All recycled telephone books help Allegany County reach its 20 per cent recycling goal, a mandate from the state of Maryland. Last year, 17,391 out-of-date telephone books were recycled during the campaign.
Bridge Preservation Work Begins on Two Bedford County Bridges
Beginning tomorrow, PennDOT will begin preservation activities on Kennels Mill Road in Londonderry Township and on Evitts Creek Road in Cumberland Township. The Kennels Mill Road work will consist of placing new expansion damas on each end of the structure, as well as placing a new latex modified concrete wearing surface. Work on Evitts Creek Road will consist of placing the new latex modified concrete wearing surface. Work on these projects should be completed by November of this year, and will cost approximately $1.5 million.
Roadway and Bridge Work To Begin on Route 56
PennDOT has announced that roadway and bridge work will begin today on Route 56, in East St. Clair Township, Bedford County. Work will include the resurfacing of 2.6 miles of roadway, including guiderail replacement, shoulder and drainage upgrades. Also included is the replacement one structure and the rehabilitation of a structure and box culvert. All work on this project is expected to be completed by June of 2014.
HCC Basketball Court to be Named for Jim Brown
Hagerstown Community College has announced that the school’s basketball court and first-floor arena space will be named after former athletic director and men’s basketball coach Jim Brown. Once the signage for the court is completed, the school will decide on a dedication date for the naming of the court. During his 23-year career at HCC, Brown had a record of 517 wins as the men’s head basketball coach; he originated the Hawk Booster Club, which has been instrumental in raising funds in support of HCC athletes. Brown’s son, Barry, is now the men’s head basketball coach at HCC.