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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Snow, sleet, freezing rain coat tri-state region
Tri-state area residents got a taste of an early winter Sunday when snow, sleet and freezing rain made for slippery travel.
Insurance agents feel left out of federal health plan
When insurance agent Kelly Fristoe recently spent 30 minutes helping a client pick a mid-level health plan and the federal marketplace website froze, he called the government’s hotline and tried to finish the application.
Senior housing facility manager to retire
After 27 years of employment at the Cumberland Arms, Dellann Campbell-Fultz, manager of the Liberty Street senior housing facility, will be retiring effective Dec. 31.
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Fire damages apartment complex on Central Avenue
Six people were displaced when fire broke out just before midnight Saturday in a three-unit apartment complex on Central Avenue, according to fire officials.
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Officials propose wind farm at Deep Creek Lake
Messenger Limited Partnership has requested the Garrett County Planning Commission to amend the Deep Creek watershed zoning ordinance to allow a wind farm in the rural resource zoning district.
Sewer project forcing slight rate hike
Allegany County commissioners have little choice but to consider rate increases to pay for state-mandated upgrades to the Braddock Run Sanitary District sewer plant.
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Stafford ending 37-year career in District Court
Kathy Stafford, administrative clerk for District Court of Maryland District 12 since 1986, has announced her retirement following her career of more than 37 years of service in the district court system.
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