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DRUG STORE PAYS SETTLEMENT TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Judy's Drug Store in Petersburg has paid $2 million to end a federal investigation into its operation. The drug store was accused of repeatedly filling prescriptions for such drugs as oxycodone and hydromorphone, not written for legitimate purposes. The investigation was prompted after a Hardy County physician wrote many of the illegitimate prescriptions, which were, according to the investigation, improperly filled by Judy's Drug Store.

 

ELLERSLIE MAN DIES IN BEDFORD COUNTY JAIL

Ellerslie resident Mark Cook died Tuesday in the Bedford County Jail, and Pennsylvania State Police are investigating. Cook, who had been arrested in April for charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, was in the recreation yard with other inmates. He experienced breathing difficulties, and asked for medical help. He was later pronounced dead at the jail, by the Bedford County Coroner.

 

KEYSER BOOSTER GROUP TO BE AUDITED

The Mineral County Board of Education wants to make sure that the money being given to the Keyser High School Athletic Boosters is "going into the right direction." The board is requesting documentation that of every fundraiser held, that 25 per cent goes to Keyser High principal Charles Wimer, 15 per cent to the athletic complex, and 10 per cent goes to the boosters. Since the board approved a loan agreement for the athletic facility in 2008, it hasn't been able to meet the annual payment of about $270,000.

 

THREE FROM BEDFORD COUNTY FACE DRUG COUNTS

Three residents of Bedford County have been implicated in a drug dealing operation in an around Blair County, Pennsylvania. Authorities say Kelsi Bergmann of Saxton, along with Chelsi Frye and Felicia Risbon are among 20 people arrested for allegedly selling, heroin, cocaine, and prescription drugs. The arrests followed a year-long investigation, with information gathered from the alleged street-level dealers used to target mid-to-upper level drug dealers.

 

BEDFORD MAN HURT IN CRASH

Bedford County resident Nick Ketterman was taken to the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, following a single-vehicle crash on Route 144 near the Allegany Aggregates quarry. His car traveled out of control, overturned, and came to rest in the middle of the Roadway.  The crash happened about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, and he was taken to the hospital by Flintstone Volunteer Fire Department ambulance.

 

MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN PURSUIT

A man on a motorcycle, suffered injuries, and was taken to Conemaugh Hospital, following a police pursuit in Bedford County. John Mowry was trying to flee from police on Route 30 in West Provident Township, when he lost control, and crashed on French Creek Road. He will face charges such as fleeing or attempting to elude police.

 

POLICE INVESTIGATE BREAKING AND ENTERING

Cumberland City Police are investigating a breaking and entering incident in the 1600-block of Ford Avenue, which was reported Tuesday morning. An employee discovered someone had forced entry into the business, stole cash, along with various hand and power tools. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumberland City Police or CrimeSolvers.

 

COUNTY SCHEDULES HYDRANT FLUSHING

Allegany County has scheduled fire hydrant flushing this month. Next week, the Public Works Division will be in the Bowling Green, Cash Valley, Corriganville and Ellerslie areas. The week of June 16th will see work being done in Bowman's Addition, Mexico Farms, and the North Branch Industrial Park. For the rest of June, hydrant flushing will take place in the Cresaptown, Messick Road, Shade's Lane and Williams Road areas. Residents are reminded to run water for several minutes until it is clear, before using it.

 

PARK POOL OPENING SATURDAY

The Constitution Park Pool will open Saturday, for its 75th year of operation. The pool will close next Monday and Tuesday, and will reopen on June 11th, the final day of school for the 2013-2014 year. It will continue then to be open through Labor Day.

 

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY INVESTIGATED

The McHenry detachment of the Maryland State Police is investigating a destruction of property incident in the 500-block of Beckman's Peninsula. A person or persons caused damage to the grinder pump of the Dalrymple residence, ultimately causing damage to the home. The incident happened sometime between early April and May 30th. Anyone with information is asked to contact the McHenry barrack at (301)-387-1101.

 

EQUIPMENT DAMAGED AT SOMERSET BUSINESS

 Shaffer Block and Concrete Products in Somerset County  sustained damage to several high tech computer screens, since March 30th. A person or persons allegedly shot pullets at the screens; and, the window of a front-end loader was also shot. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

 

GARRETT SCHEDULES RABIES CLINICS

The Garrett County Health Department has scheduled the second in a series of low cost rabies clinics, set for next week. On Monday, a clinic will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Deer Park Fire Hall. The Bittinger Fire Hall will hold a clinic on Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. And, on Wednesday, Garrett College will host a clinic from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Maintenance Bay of the garage.

 

FLINTSTONE PARENT RECOGNIZED

A Flintsone parent and volunteer has been recognized by the Parent Involvement Matters Program. Dr. Matthew Crawford was the top award winner in the 2014 Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Program. Ms. Cross says Crawford was selected from a group of five state finalists.

 

OAKLAND RESIDENT COMMEMORATES D-DAY

Tomorrow is the 70th anniversary of the invasion of France, or D-Day. Oakland resident George Perrine was one of thirty men selected from over 1200 applicants to return for the celebrations commemorating the liberation of France. He and his group is traveling with The Greatest Generation Foundation, based in Denver, Colorado. Brian Williams, of NBC News and a film crew are traveling with the veterans, and will be airing a one-hour special tomorrow evening.

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