Charges net $175K bond

CUMBERLAND - A Cumberland man re-mained jailed on $175,000 bond for allegedly abusing his 15-month-old nephew in May.

Derek Lee Winner, 18, of Valley Street, was charged with first- and second-degree child abuse, first- and second-degree assault, and obstructing and hindering, according to C3I.

Police said an investigation regarding the physical abuse of the child began May 20 after Child Protective Services filed a complaint.

A warrant was issued and Winner was arrested by C3I investigators. He was taken for a bond hearing in Allegany County District Court on Thursday and then was remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center.

Police seek armed robber

SOMERSET, Pa. - Police throughout the tri-state area are on the lookout for an armed suspect who allegedly robbed a clerk at the New Lexington Market in Middlecreek Township at gunpoint late Wednesday afternoon.

No one was injured in the incident that occurred at about 5 p.m., when an unidentified white male entered the store, displayed a silver-colored automatic handgun and then demanded money and cigarettes, according to the Pennsylvania State Police at Somerset.

After the clerk complied with the demands, the suspect fled on foot or possibly in a vehicle that was parked nearby, police said.

The suspect is described as 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing more than 200 pounds and of large build. He was dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt, orange ski mask, gloves and blue jean shorts when he entered the front door of the business.

Anyone with information may call Pennsylvania State Police at (814) 445-4104 and refer to incident number A06-1542094.

One injured in accident

FOUNTAIN, W.Va. - One person was transported to Potomac Valley Hospital for apparent minor injuries following a two-vehicle crash Thursday near Fountain School.

The Mineral County Sheriff's Department said the investigation into the 4:53 p.m. accident on state Route 46 in the area known as "the reapproach," was continuing but that the accident involved several juveniles.

Boy flown after ATV accident

ADDISON, Pa. - A 14-year-old boy was flown to Cumberland (Md.) Memorial Hospital after he was thrown from his four-wheeler in Addison Township on Wednesday afternoon.

The Maryland State Police Medevac helicopter transported the child, who is from Prosperity, following the 3:10 p.m. accident. The boy was traveling in the woods when he came onto Whites Creek Road in Addison.

The Pennsylvania State Police at Somerset said he pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by James Morgan, 39, of Buena Vista.

Morgan's Ford Ranger hit the juvenile's Honda four-wheeler, throwing the boy from it and causing the four-wheeler to go over an embankment, police said. Morgan, who was not wearing a seat belt, was not injured.

The Addison Volunteer Fire Department and Fayette EMS also assisted.

Storm downs trees, lines

SHORT GAP, W.Va. - Another storm moved through the area late Thursday afternoon bringing trees down in both the Short Gap and Patterson Creek areas.

About 4:30 p.m., the Mineral County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security received a call that a tree was down on an electric line on Knobley Road in Short Gap.

The Short Gap Volunteer Fire Department responded along with Allegheny Power. Units were on the scene until almost 6 p.m.

Another tree was reported down on Patterson Creek Road about the same time. A volunteer firefighter from Patterson Creek removed that tree.

Power outages also were reported in Pownell's Addition.

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