Union Educational Complex in Grant County will be closed on Mon. Feb. 23, 2015.
West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind will be closed tomorrow
All schools in Preston County will be on a 2-hour delay on Mon. Feb. 23, 2015 due to winter weather conditions. Custodians, mechanics,& maintenance employees report on a regular schedule; Bus drivers are to inspect buses on a regular schedule & report any issues to the transportation supervisor; central office staff reports on a 1-hour delay, & all other faculty and staff report on a 2-hour delay.
District Court in Allegany County will be closed today due to a water main break causing a loss of water. Any cases scheduled will be rescheduled for a later date.
Two people face charges in connection with a breaking and entering. According to Allegany County Sheriff's officials Sunday at about 1230hrs the Allegany County Sheriff's Office responded to a Breaking and Entering to a residence in the Barton area that was in progress. Initial reports indicated that the home owner had both suspects detained and was waiting for law enforcement to arrive. Deputies arrived on scene and secured both suspects and after completing the initial investigation, the Sheriff’s Office determined that the two suspects detained, were the suspects that broke into the residence. Deputies determined that the home owners returned home from church and observed that the rear basement door to their residence had been kicked in. While the owner of the residence entered the basement, a family member went around the house to check the remaining doors. The son of the victim was walking around front of the residence, when two younger male suspects fled from inside the residence and out across the front lawn. The family member gave chase on foot and was able to detain one of the male subjects while the other male initially got away but he did recognize the suspect and knew where he lived. Other family members arrived at the victim’s residence and located the other male suspect a short distance away. The second male suspect was detained by the victims family and they waited for law enforcement to arrive. Both male suspects were arrested, Trent Lee Muir, 20 yr old was charged with 1st Degree Burglary, Theft less than $1000.00, malicious destruction of property, contributing to a delinquency of a minor, and transported to a District Court commissioner where he was held on $25,000.00 bond. The second male suspect, a 15yrs old male was charged through Juvenile Services and released to a legal guardian.
The fire at 233 Henderson Avenue has been ruled accidental. The blaze broke out at 5:30 Sunday evening. According to Cumberland Fire Marshal Shannon Adams no injuries or deaths reported. The single alarm fire brought units from Cumberland Fire Department with a total of 13 firefighters on the scene.Cumberl and Police assisted at the scene. The fire has been ruled accidental. The cause was determined to be sparks from a torch that was being used to thaw out frozen water lines that ignited the wood ceiling in the basement. Damages are estimated to be about $5,000 to the structure and $1,000 to the contents.First arriving units found smoke throughout the first floor and basement. The fire was found in the basement ceiling. The fire was under control in about 15 minutes with extensive overhaul of the basement ceiling. There were no operating smoke alarms at the time of the fire. The fire was discovered by the occupants as the house filled up with smoke and they called 911. Fire operations were under the direction of Captain Sam Wilson. Investigation was conducted by Fire Marshal Shannon Adams for the Cumberland Fire Department.
A McHenry man is charged with stealing from his employer. According to the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office a month long investigation into employee theft at the Oakland 7-11 resulted in the arrest of 25 year old Christopher Lynch. From October 2014 through January 2015 Lynch allegedly stole food, beverages, gas cards, cash, cigarettes and other items from the store totaling more than $3,300. He was arrested and charged with theft and he is being held at the Garrett County Jail.
An emergency evacuation plan is what the Miller’s claim helped saved their lives after a fire destroyed their home. Last Wednesday the accidental electrical fire began upstairs in the family’s house on West Third Street. Jeanne Miller was working when she says her husband called and said their home was burning down. When Miller arrived she says she was relieved to see her husband and her children safe in the meeting place they had discussed. Miller says she began talking about an emergency evacuation plan with her family following a fatal fire in Cumberland just a few years ago and she wants to remind families to make sure they have a plan. “They need to talk about it because nobody wants it to happen. Had we not talked about it and had the kids panicked run different directions it could have been very different. From the time the fire broke out until they got out of the house it was four minutes and there was already debris falling out of the house and the entire upper floor was engulfed that fast. People just need to talk about it and say what is our plan, what is our meeting place and what would we do if this were to happen.” Emily Miller age 11 was able to escape with one of the family’s three dogs. She has some advice for kids. “Get out of the house don’t be trying to get your favorite toys worry about yourself getting out of the house.” Jeanne Miller says she and her family are extremely grateful to the firefighters and first responders at the scene and everyone from the community who has been extremely generous and supportive. To find out how you can help the Millers log on to http://www.longingforeden.com/help-the-millers/