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Three injured in I-68 wrecks
CUMBERLAND — Three people were injured when a rig overturned late Monday on westbound Interstate 68 near Flintstone and a half hour later another rig slammed into five cars stopped for the first accident, according to the Allegany County 911 Center.
Rural water problems
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for 300,000 West Virginians has brought national attention to issues of water safety, but many rural West Virginians never have access to clean drinking water on a daily basis.
Hunting regulation meeting
FROSTBURG — The Maryland Wildlife & Heritage Service will conduct a public meeting Thursday, 7 p.m., Mountain Ridge High School to hear public comment about proposed hunting regulation changes for the upcoming season.
Playoff game rescheduled
FROSTBURG — Because Frederick County schools are closed Tuesday, the Oakdale at Mountain Ridge 2A girls' basketball playoff game has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 6 p.m., according to Mountain Ridge Athletic Director Gary Davis.
Dead pilot identified
LUMBERPORT, W.Va. (AP) — A pilot killed in a single-engine plane crash in Harrison County has been identified.
KEYSER, W.Va. — The Mineral County Health Department will offer a food handlers' class March 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Wiley Ford Fire Department.
CUMBERLAND — The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location this week to promote awareness and reduce the number of alcohol-imparied drivers on the roads.
Bench warrant served
CUMBERLAND — Cumberland police on Monday served a bench warrant on Matthew Jason Swick, 21, Cumberland, for violation of probation.
Panel keeps minimum wage statewide; cuts indexing
A panel of Maryland lawmakers has voted to keep a phased-in minimum wage increase statewide.
Tax credit bill would help downtowns
CUMBERLAND — The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee unanimously approved a bill by Sen. George Edwards that would create a tax credit to help redevelop downtowns across the state. The 13-0 vote bodes well for the future of the bill, which now moves to the full Senate.
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