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Man enters insanity plea in ax slaying of brother

CUMBERLAND — An Allegany County man has pleaded not criminally responsible to charges he killed his brother with an ax. Forty-two-year-old Mark Collins of Cumberland is charged with first-degree murder and assault. His 46-year-old brother William was found dead in ...

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Hikers, bikers boost business along Maryland trail

CUMBERLAND — Bikers and hikers trekking the Great Allegheny Passage trail are providing a boon to businesses catering to their needs. “My first year I did three tours, this year I probably had 50,” said Gail Shofer Hall. Hall owns ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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