BEDFORD RESIDENT KILLED ON ROUTE 30
Bedford resident Herbert Alvin Kisamore was killed Friday, when his vehicle was struck by a pickup truck on Route 30 in Bedford County, when its driver fell asleep. Kisamore was pronounced dead at UPMC/Altoona hospital early Friday morning. The pickup truck driver, 24-year old Breezewood resident Allen Leroy Carl, was not injured.
DEER CAUSES FATAL ACCIDENT
Connellsville resident Ralph Striner was killed Friday, when a deer went through his windshield. Striner was driving on Route 30 in Bedford County, when the deer was struck by Lynda Gregg of Arnold, Maryland. The deer bounced off of her car, and into Striner's windshield, killing him. The Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate.
BABY DIES 20 DAYS AFTER MOTHER IS SHOT
A Somerset County baby, who was delivered by emergency caesarian section after her mother was shot, has died. Twenty-day old Abrianna Lyric Kovalcik died early Friday morning at Pittsburgh Children's hospital. Her mother, Caressa Kovalcik was shot and later died at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Kovalcik's boyfriend and Abrianna's father, 25-year old Denver Blough, is charged with the murder of Caressa Kovalcik. It is unclear whether he'll be charged with his daughter's death. He has a preliminary hearing on July 31st.
TWO ARRESTED IN JANE FRAZIER INCIDENT
Two people were arrested early yesterday morning in an incident at Jane Frazier Village. Twenty-four year old Dominique Dante Weedon was reported to have had a gun. When police arrived, he threw an open container of liquor into a yard there. He resisted arrest and was held on $2500 bond. Also arrested was Marion Rose Bowie of Cumberland, who had allegedly interfered with the arrest. She too was held on $2500 bond, and taken to the Detention Center.
JUVENILES CHARGED WITH ARSON
Two juveniles have been charged with arson, in connection with a Saturday morning fire at a detached garage at 14 Grant Street in Frostburg. Frostburg Police assisted fire investigators in charging the juveniles with second-degree arson, destruction of property, malicious burning, and fourth-degree burglary. The fire was brought under control in about 10 minutes, and damages were estimated at $35,000.
FOUR RESIDENTS CHARGED IN FATAL OVERDOSE
Four West Virginia residents have been charged in connection with the fatal overdose death of Keyser resident, Bobbie Jean Blacka, whose body was found in early May in the Keyser House apartment building where she lived. Keyser residents Melissa May Stewart, John Henry Davis, and Daisy Marie Stewart and Maysville resident Christian Nicole Pierce have all been charged with first-degree murder, and are being held without bond. Autopsy results showed Ms. Blacka's death was caused by a heroin overdose. Her body was found in Daisy Stewart's apartment.
BALTIMORE MEN SENTENCED ON DRUG CONVICTIONS
Two Baltimore men have been sentenced on drug charges in Allegany County Circuit Court. Twenty-seven year old Eddison Pegus was sentenced to a total of seven years, after having been found guilty of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Karl Stovall Chambers was sentenced to a total of four years on the same charge; he was additionally sentenced on a single, unrelated count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, for which he received an additional eight years, four which will run consecutive to the previous count.
DUI CHECKPOINT SET
The McHenry Barrack of the Maryland State Police will conduct a DUI checkpoint this Saturday, preceded by an operational briefing at 8 p.m. During the checkpoint, troopers will be attempting to detect and apprehend violators of the Maryland imparied driving laws. The goal is to reduce the number of alcohol related collisions occurring in Garrett County.
FRANKFORT RECEIVES $300,000 FOR STADIUM REPAIRS
The Mineral County Board of Education has voted to give Frankfort High School up to $300,000 to upgrade their track, restrooms and bleachers at Falcon Stadium. Frankfort Principal Joe Riley made the request, noting the bleachers were in need of repair, as were the bathrooms there. The six-lane track needs to be widened to eight lanes. Any cost overruns would be handled by the Frankfort Athletic Boosters.
CUMBERLAND RECYCLING BEGINS JULY 1ST
If you live in Cumberland, you should know curbside recycling begins on July 1st. Mayor Brian Grim says, that by now, you should have received your burgundy recycling bin, provided by Burgmeier Hauling, the city's new trash collector. Mayor Grim says this will be curbside, single-stream recycling. Included with the recycling bins are directions on what is being accepted, including paper. Glossy paper and magazines can be placed in the bins, as well as newspaper.
POLICE IDENTIFY MOTHER, DAUGHTERS FOUND DEAD IN HAGERSTOWN
Hagerstown Police have identified the mother and her two daughters who were found dead inside a parked vehicle at the Western Heights Middle School last week. They say Allison Keyonda Puck and her two daughters-Shania Unique Gill, 18 months, and Shameka Allison Gill, six months-were also found dead in the car. Allison Puck was an illegal immigrant from Guyana, but had a passport to come to the United States. Police are looking to establish a cause of death for all three.
UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISES IN MAY
The unemployment rate in Maryland for May inched back up to 5.6 per cent, with employers shedding 1300 jobs. The biggest gains in May came from the education and health services sector, which added 3,000 jobs, and the leisure and hospitality sector, which added 2800 jobs.
SMOKING BAN TO GO INTO EFFECT
Berkeley County's "Clean Air Regulation of 2014" goes into effect on July 1st, and will ban smoking in all work and public places. There are 26 counties in West Virginia that now have comprehensive ordinances for not smoking in work and public places. There is, however a concern from business owners that they may lose some of their customers.
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY CUTS $20 MILLION
West Virginia University is hoping to achieve about $20 million in budget cuts, through job cuts or the outright elimination of several departments. More than a hundred positions have been eliminated, including positions that had been vacant.