No injuries were reported when this rig caught fire on the Crosstown Bridge on eastbound Interstate 68 at about 2:20 a.m. Thursday. Three of nine vehicles being hauled on the tractor-trailer were destroyed along with the tractor, according to the Cumberland Fire Department. The incident closed eastbound I-68 for 3 1/2 hours. Cumberland Police, State Highway Administration and the Allegany County Hazardous Incident Response Team also responded. The fire occurred after the rig apparently developed hot brakes.
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Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.
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State, MSP up efforts to combat overdose deaths
One person died of heroin-related intoxication in Allegany County and one in Garrett County from January to September 2013, according to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Hampshire co-op petitions to put recycling on ballot
Members of Hampshire County Recycling Co-Op have gathered enough signatures on their petition to put recycling on the ballot in the November election.
Deep Creek watershed district authority to be created
The Draft Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan, which was released Friday by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Garrett County commissioners, recommends that a watershed district authority be created. The authority would be staffed by an executive director, according to the plan.
Two sentenced in Garrett County Circuit Court
Michael Lynn Ware, Oakland, appeared in Garrett County Circuit Court for three cases. He first entered an Alford plea, which does not admit guilt but acknowledges that sufficient evidence exists that could result in a conviction, to theft under $1,000.
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