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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - March 28, 2015, Cumberland, Maryland Inside today Miner Victory Man. Ridge trounces Bishop Walsh 17-1 1b it a i Cumberland times news vol. 76-no. 86serving Western Maryland and the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia Cumberland Maryland i saturday March 28,2015 daily single copy 75c i sunday $1.50 request to withdraw guilty plea to child abuse charge denied defendant alleges he was not properly advised by his previous attorney Matthew Bieniek times news staff writer Cumberland a the guilty plea to first degree child abuse entered by a 35-year-old Barton Man will stand circuit judge Gary g. Leasure ruled Friday in Allegany county circuit court. Chad Custer had asked the judge to allow him to with draw his guilty plea feb. 18, the same Day Leasure Chad Custer allowed Custer to discharge his then attorney Trent Thomas Cumberland. A the court. Is of satisfied that the defendants plea was made freely and voluntarily a Leasure said. Custer told Leasure last month that he believed he was a misled As to what i was pleading guilty Custer is alleged to have assaulted his Girlfriend s 11-month-old infant daughter in april 2014. Medical authorities have said the child suffered from shaken baby syndrome. The two hour hearing Fusee request a 6a Harry Reid retiring pegs Schumer As Senate dem Leader Charles Babington Erica Werner associated press writers Washington a Senate minority Leader Harry Reid a pugnacious and Glamour averse tactician who United democrats to help deliver Tough victories for president Barack Obama said Friday he s retiring next year. He immediately endorsed Brash new York sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him As Leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority. Reid 75, Rose from hard crab of my i Blo beginnings in Nevada and in brought his Amateur boxers a a Jim tenacity to the Pinnacle of con Harry Reid Gressional politics. Friends said his doggedness and indifference to popularity helped Rebuff republicans who fiercely oppose Obama on health care spending immigration and other issues. But critics say Reid added to Washington s see Harry a 2a judge finds probable cause against alleged Decatur Street shooter Elaine Blaisdell times news staff writer Cumberland a Allegany county District administrative judge Edward Malloy or. Ruled during a preliminary hearing Friday that there is probable cause to continue to charge Anthony Knowles 35, of Shamokin pa., with seven charges in connection with a dec. 17 shooting that occurred in the 200 Block of Decatur Street. Knowles allegedly fired several shots from a handgun at three males and missed. Original charges that Knowles is facing include three counts each of attempted second degree murder i a i and first and secondly degree Cir. \ assault four 11 counts 0f reckless endangerment and firearm Possession with a felony conviction along with other charges according to court documents. Knowles has a few drug related convictions from 1996 that prohibit him Anthony Knowles from owning a firearm according to c3i detective Vincent Benson. Scan Gallagher Knowles attorney asked that his Bond be lowered while assistant states attorney Joshua Kelly requested that it remain the same due to the fact that it took months to find Knowles and that he has a record in Pennsylvania. Knowles was returned to Maryland after Johnstown officers determined that he had an arrest warrant in Maryland. The officers questioned Knowles see judge �?6a Garrett county appoints director of economic development position to be vacated by resignation of Mike Koch Oakland a the Garrett county commissioners have appointed Alexander Mccoy As the director of the department m i of economic development. According to Monty Pagenhardt. County administrator. The Posi v a Alexander Mccoy Tion was left vacant following Mike Koch s resignation which is effective March 31. Koch assisted in the process and also served on the appointment committee. Koch said that after his resignation he would have time to return his focus to his business. Fire Fly farms. Mccoy was previously vice president of economic development at the Putnam county chamber of Commerce in Palatka fla., and executive director of the Worth county ga., economic development authority. He earned both his Bachelor s and masters degrees from Mercer University in Macon ga., and is a certified economic Developer by the International economic development Council. See Garrett a 2a glow egg Hunt Victoria Koerner times news above egg Hunters crowd the starting line at the second annual Grace memorial Community Church glow egg Hunt Friday night at Greenway Avenue stadium. Participants age 11 and under donated a non perishable food item to the Western Maryland food Bank As entry to the event. At left Miley Goss 6, of Cumberland makes her Way through the Field to fill her Basket with the glow in the dark goodies. Deaths Corbin a Malora j., 83, of Oakland. Fritz a Jerry w., 71. Of Grantsville. Holsinger Mary m 86, of Lavale. Lipscomb Larry a. 62, of Oakland. Miller a Perry l., 92, of Westernport. 0glebay Laverda l.,92, of North Haverhill . Shaffer a Ada j., 86. Of Hyndman a Stegmaier a Thomas w., 83, of Cumberland. Thomas a James a Jim a 71, of Cumberland obituaries on Page 5a county honors local baseball great Bobby Robertson mount Savage Strong Man played important part in pirates 1971 world series win Greg Larry times m is Mau writer Cumberland Robert Eugene a Bobby Quot Robertson the former Pittsburgh pirates slugger and mount Savage native was honoured Quot thursday by the Allegany county com missioners during an event at the county office Complex. A Power hitting first base Man Robertson played on the pirates from 1967 to 1976. He was an important part of the 1971 team that went on to win the world series by defeating the Baltimore orioles in Bobby Robertson receives a proclamation and plaque from the Allegany county commissioners thursday. The Power hitting mount Savage native played for the Pittsburgh pirates from 1967 to 1976 and played an important role in their 1971 world series win pictured from left Are commissioners Creade Brodie or. And Jake Shade. Robertson and commissioner Bill Valentine seven games. Robertson his wife car Olyn and several family members attended the event. The commissioners have also named april 6. The opening Day of the 2015 baseball sea son for most major league Dav re it a was Ewe Kalama that county a 6a 9 7 1 i 3 0 35 10 t Page finder classified ads 8-1 of crossword 6b daily break deaths. 7b 5 a for Home delivery Call circulation at 301-722-46087a 1-5b

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