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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | February 4, 2000
CUMBERLAND -- John A. Miller IV, described by prosecutors as a "highly motivated predator" who lured a Carroll County girl to her death, was convicted yesterday of murder and sexual assault, setting the stage for a death penalty hearing next week. Miller, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder, a first-degree sexual offense, robbery and false imprisonment in the strangling of 17-year-old Shen D. Poehlman in Reisterstown in July 1998. The defense had conceded that Miller killed the girl but had fought the sexual-assault and robbery allegations, knowing that prosecutors needed those convictions to pursue the death penalty.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2014
Barbara M. Santamaria, a retired Veterans Administration nurse practitioner and a past president of the Maryland Nurses Association, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at Franklin Square Medical Center. The Oak Crest Village Retirement Community resident was 83. Born Barbara Matheny in Parkersburg, W.Va., she grew up in Cumberland and was a 1949 graduate of Fort Hill High School. She moved to Baltimore and entered nurses training at Union Memorial Hospital. She earned her diploma in 1951.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2011
Three people died early Sunday in a house fire in Cumberland, according to the state fire marshal's office. A passerby spotted fire in a two-story, single-family dwelling at around 3 a.m. and called 911, officials said. Officials said that about 20 firefighters from Cumberland and Ridgely, W.Va., extinguished the one-alarm blaze within 20 minutes. The names of the victims were not released. Officials said the cause of the fire was under investigation. Tim.wheeler@baltsun.com
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By Ian Duncan and Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
An Allegany County jury has convicted an inmate at Western Correctional Institution in the fatal beating of his cellmate. Corgiss Ross, 45, was found guilty in the November 2012 murder of Malcolm Jerrod "Rod" Pridget, a prosecutor said Monday. Pridget was taken from the maximum-security Cumberland prison to a local hospital and then to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he died of his injuries. Pridget, 19, was serving concurrent 18-month sentences on a drug conviction and probation violation.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
The Orioles have signed left-hander Aaron Laffey, a Cumberland native and Allegany High graduate, to a minor league contract, the team announced Thursday. The deal does not include an automatic invitation to major league spring training camp. Laffey will report to the organization's minor league minicamp to open the spring, and from there, he would try to earn some innings in major league camp, according to a source. Ultimately, he'd be competing for a rotation spot at Triple-A Norfolk.
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May 12, 2006
On May 10, 2006, DORIS E. (nee Heiger) of Baltimore. Beloved wife of the late John G. Cumberland. Devoted mother of Joan A. Baran and John G. Cumberland, Jr. Loving grandmother of Dana Helmbright, Amy Moore, Eric and Andrea Cumberland. Dear great-grandmother of Tiffany, Beth, Katelynn, Lauren, Noel and Emily. Dear great-great grandmother of Caitlin. Family and friends may call at THE JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME P.A., 8521 Loch Raven Blvd. (beltway exit 29B) on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. All are invited to attend Graveside Services on Saturday at 10 A.M. in Lakeview Cemetery.
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By JAMES D. DILTS | November 6, 1992
Cumberland. -- The first train from Baltimore arrived in Cumberland 150 years ago this week and the residents are celebrating the event with entertainment, speeches, and excursions, much as they did originally.While the railroad's influence has grown full and waned in the intervening years, producing vast changes at either end of the line and throughout the territory in between, it is still a powerful presence in western Maryland. Fifty trains a day, on an average, pass through Cumberland.
NEWS
February 21, 1995
Gov. Parris N. Glendening may think he has quelled the rush to legalize casino gambling in Maryland, but he'd just be fooling himself.Since the governor's announcement last week that he would veto any gambling legislation that reaches his desk this year, high-priced influence-peddlers in Annapolis haven't lowered their profiles or halted their efforts to romance the General Assembly into approving casinos. On top of that, a Virginia developer says he will be submitting to the governor within a month plans for a giant Indian-run casino that would employ 2,000 workers on Will's Mountain near Cumberland.
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,Staff Writer | March 16, 1993
Teddy Ryan spent his first week as Cumberland's city administrator impressing the locals with his sure grasp of municipal matters, his eagerness to tackle the town's toughest problems and his courtly Southern manner.He spent his second week in the Allegany County jail, charged in a Florida warrant with kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated assault.Needless to say, Teddy Ryan's introduction to Cumberland was a far cry from the crowning triumph city fathers were anticipating at the end of their six-month, nationwide search for new leadership for their battered little city.
NEWS
April 17, 2004
On Wednesday, April 14, 2004, CUMBERLAND ST. JUDE DUGAN, JR., 65 of Baltimore. He was the loving father of Katherine Elizabeth Morrill, Cumberland J. B. Dugan, Thomas George R. T. Dugan and Sarah Lee Dugan; loving grandfather of Riley Quinn Dugan, Connor Andrew Cumberland Dugan, Harrison Morrill and Benjamin Morrill. Also survived by a host of family and friends. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Cathedral of Mary of Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210. Time to be announced.
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February 3, 2014
Madison Grace Mathews, 7 pounds, 12 ounces was born to Corey and Megan Mathews on Oct. 23 at the Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland. Grandparents are Marty and Cindy Kerr of White Hall; Bill and Michele Mayer of Mount Savage; and Dave and Brenda Mathews of Lavale. Great-grandparents are Ed Bartholme of White Hall and Frank and Doris Taccino of Frostburg.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
The Orioles have signed left-hander Aaron Laffey, a Cumberland native and Allegany High graduate, to a minor league contract, the team announced Thursday. The deal does not include an automatic invitation to major league spring training camp. Laffey will report to the organization's minor league minicamp to open the spring, and from there, he would try to earn some innings in major league camp, according to a source. Ultimately, he'd be competing for a rotation spot at Triple-A Norfolk.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
CSX Corp. said Thursday that it would hire more than 140 employees in Maryland this year. The new employees, who will be based primarily in Baltimore and Cumberland, will operate trains and maintain tracks, locomotives and rail cars. The company maintains nearly 1,400 miles of track in Maryland and operates facilities in Baltimore, Cumberland, Hagerstown and Jessup. Applications are available on the company's website. CSX said it recruited military veterans, with nearly one in five of its employees having served in the armed forces.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2012
A Cumberland man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to 10 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release for his part in running a child pornography website, prosecutors said. George Sell, 70, pleaded guilty in November to conspiring to transport child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland said in a statement Wednesday. From December 2006 through August 2008, Sell was the administrator of a website called the "Country Lounge" that was dedicated to trading child pornography images, the government said.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2012
A four-alarm house fire early Friday in Cumberland has claimed the lives of two young sisters, according to an afternoon statement from the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Paige M. Ford, 7, was rescued through a window on the second story of the row house. She was suffering cardiac arrest, received CPR at the scene and was taken to Western Maryland Regional Medical, where she was pronounced dead. Her 4-year-old sister, Jymera D. Ford, was missing for several hours. Firefighters located her body in a second-floor bedroom.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2011
Three people died early Sunday in a house fire in Cumberland, according to the state fire marshal's office. A passerby spotted fire in a two-story, single-family dwelling at around 3 a.m. and called 911, officials said. Officials said that about 20 firefighters from Cumberland and Ridgely, W.Va., extinguished the one-alarm blaze within 20 minutes. The names of the victims were not released. Officials said the cause of the fire was under investigation. Tim.wheeler@baltsun.com
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau of The Sun | August 17, 1994
CUMBERLAND -- A Confederate battle flag was removed from City Hall last night after officials here agreed that a museum was a more appropriate place for the controversial banner.The Allegany County chapter of the NAACP last month asked the City Council and mayor to remove the Confederate flag from display because of its association with hatred and racism."The Confederate battle flag's use by people who espouse the inferiority of others because of skin color or religion continues today," said Councilman Floyd "Pete" Elliott, reading a prepared statement.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2011
Pillar Hotels & Resorts warned state regulators Tuesday that it would lay off more than 150 employees in Frederick and Cumberland as it ends a management contract with Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express locations. The workers could be hired by the Texas company's successor, however. Pillar told the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation that it expected the new managers would ask employees to apply to stay on. Neither Pillar nor Holiday Inn's parent, InterContinental Hotels Group, returned calls seeking comment.
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