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Nov 12, 2010

1 defendant dropped in Cumberland coal mine death case

CUMBERLAND — A judge dismissed all claims against one of 12 defendants Friday in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of two Maryland coal miners killed when a surface mine wall collapsed near Barton in 2007. Lawyers for Tri-Star Mining Inc. employee Kerry Beener argued successfully that the families’ complaint alleges no wrongdoing […]

Nov 9, 2010

Jury picked for inmate’s murder trial in Cumberland

CUMBERLAND — Testimony has begun in the first-degree murder trial in Cumberland of a state prison inmate charged with strangling the killer of two adolescent girls. Prosecutors began calling witnesses after a jury was chosen Tuesday morning. Thirty-six-year-old Christopher White is accused of murdering cellmate Clarence Meyers Jr. in December at the North Branch Correctional […]

Oct 22, 2010

Former student pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Frostburg State slaying

CUMBERLAND — A former student who claimed self-defense in the fatal shooting of a Frostburg State University basketball player has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Twenty-one-year-old Tyrone Hall of Glen Burnie entered the plea Friday afternoon after the jury sent a note indicating it was having difficulty reaching a decision. He shot and killed Brandon […]

Oct 20, 2010

State rests in Frostburg State murder trial

CUMBERLAND — The state has rested in the first-degree murder trial of a former Frostburg State University student charged in the shotgun slaying of a school basketball player and the wounding of another. Prosecutors rested their case against 21-year-old Tyrone Hall of Glen Burnie shortly before noon Wednesday on the second day of the trial in […]

Oct 19, 2010

Jury selected for Frostburg State slaying trial

CUMBERLAND — Lawyers in Cumberland have selected a jury of seven men and five women for the first-degree murder trial of a former Frostburg State University student. Opening statements were scheduled Tuesday afternoon in the trial of 21-year-old Tyrone Hall of Glen Burnie. Hall claims self-defense in the April shotgun slaying of 20-year-old Brandon Carroll […]

Oct 11, 2010

Comptroller Franchot applauds Allegany court project

CUMBERLAND — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot sees the development of the new Allegany County District Court building through a partnership of the private and public sectors as “the wave of the future.” Franchot visited the new two-story building on South Liberty Street during an informal open house held last week by Paul Kelly, chief developer […]

Oct 6, 2010

Farmer donates entire harvest to Salvation Army

CUMBERLAND — Lou Simmons believes that if every farmer were to donate a small portion of each harvest to the poor, no one would go hungry in America. Simmons, who recently turned 84, is doing his part by donating every single apple, pear, peach and cherry from his modest orchard atop Irons Mountain to the […]

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