LAVALE — Two Allegany County Department of Emergency Services first responders were taken to the hospital Saturday after reportedly being exposed to an unidentified substance while on an emergency call at a LaVale residence, authorities said.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats propelled President Donald Trump’s impeachment toward a historic vote by the full U.S. House as the Judiciary Committee on Friday approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It's the latest major step in the constitutional and political storm t…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese imports Sunday as part of a modest interim agreement that de-escalates a 17-month trade war between the world's two biggest economies.

FROSTBURG — Linda Harris Sitting will be available to meet residents and sign copies of her newly published book, “Counting Crows,” at Main Street Books on Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

BEDFORD, Pa. — The Off Pitt Street Theater Company, 110 W. Pitt St., will give the final performances of its family Christmas show, “‘Twas the Opening Night Before Christmas,” on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.

UPDATE, 8:30 a.m. All Allegany County Public Schools are closed as well as West Virginia school systems in Mineral, Hampshire, Grant and Hardy counties.

OAKLAND — The Strategic Facilities Committee, established and appointed in March by the Garrett County Board of Education, detailed its final report during a public meeting Tuesday with recommendations to address enrollment, demographic data and the community’s concerns and preferences.

KEYSER, W.Va. — Upon recommendation by Mayor Damon Tillman, Sgt. Paul Sabin was chosen from three possible appointees for Keyser’s new police chief Wednesday during the regular meeting of the mayor and City Council.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee pressed toward a historic vote Thursday to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Split sharply along party lines, the panel was expected to send the charges to the full House for pre-Christmas action next week.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier to seek help and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.

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SMOCK, Pa. - Thomas Gordon Cope, 78, of Smock, formerly of Cumberland, died Thursday at home. Visitation at Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m.

RIDGELEY, W.Va. - Mary Jo (Mulligan) Metzger, 81, of Ridgeley, died Friday at home. Visitation at Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, on Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. service to follow at 1 p.m. Interment MSVC Rocky Gap.

ROMNEY, W.Va. - Betty L. Flanagan, 92, Romney, died Dec. 11, 2019. Visitation at Smith Funeral Home, Burlington, Monday, Dec. 16 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral service on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

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