Students at Beginnings Montessori School, Seimoon Sadiq, Guy Witt and Ruby Higson work on a Thanksgiving play at the school in Cumberland on Tuesday. According to school officials, pre-K and kindergarten made a friendship soup, while students in the elementary school worked on the play. Carlton Troutman, left, and Anthony King, kindergarten students at Georges Creek Elementary School, make a toast dressed in Thanksgiving-themed costumes during lunch on Monday. Homemade cornbread was part of the day’s menu.
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Sobriety check set in Hampshire County
ROMNEY, W.Va. — A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted Friday night and early Saturday along U.S. Route 50 near Romney, according to West Virginia State Police.
Solemn tributes mark one-year anniversary of marathon attack
Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the face of a terror attack.
Two offers for former Footer Dye Works site
Canal Place Preservation and Development Authority officials announced Tuesday that two proposals have been received for the development of the Footer Dye Works building.
Legislation strengthens prison guard investigations
Legislative efforts to improve prison security were overshadowed this year by marijuana and minimum wage bills, but supporters say they will help prevent another high-profile scandal like the Black Guerrilla Family case at the Baltimore City Detention Center.
Maryland simplifies rules for domestic violence victims seeking issuance of protective orders
People seeking protective orders for domestic violence should have an easier time proving the case for issuing an order after Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law that changes the standard of proof used in court.
Mineral County students return to class Aug. 14
The first bell of Mineral County’s 2014-2015 school year will ring on Aug. 14. That’s if the West Virginia Department of Education approves a calendar voted on by school system employees and approved unanimously by the Board of Education on Tuesday night.
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PSC investigating five energy suppliers over high bill claims
Winter electric bills hit many consumers hard, but most complaints to the Maryland Public Service Commission involved so-called variable rate contracts. While the contracts can result in savings, they can also hit consumers hard during times of high electrical demand.
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Latest warrant sweep results in 33 arrests
The Cumberland Police Department’s Safe Streets latest warrant initiative resulted in 33 arrests last week with 36 warrants served.
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