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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Cumberland, Maryland Fourth ranked miners defeat no. 1 Allegany see sports in Cumberland new rules announced to boost safety of Oil trains see Page two it i h in be Idland times news a vol. 76 no. 121 serving Western Maryland and the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia Cumberland Maryland i saturday May 2, 2015 daily single copy $1 of i sunday $2.00six Baltimore officers charged in Deathrage turns to Relief As state s attorney offers up details with announcement of felonies Juliet Linderman Amanda Lee Myers n i at press Baltimore rage turned to Relief in Baltimore on Friday when the City Stop prosecutor charged six police officers with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. States attorney Marilyn Mosby said Gray a arrest was illegal and unjustified and that his neck was broken because he was handcuffed shackled and placed head first into a police Van where his pleas for medical attention were repeatedly ignored As he bounced around inside the Small Metal Box. The swiftness of her announcement less than a Day after receiving the police departments criminal investigation and official autopsy results took the City by Surprise. So too did her detailed description based in part on her offices Independent investigation of the evidence sup porting probable cause to charge All six officers with felonies. The police had no reason to Stop or Chase after Gray Mosby said. They falsely accused him of having an illegal switchblade when in fact it was a Legal pocketknife. The Van Driver and the other officers failed to strap him Down with a seat Belt a direct violation of department policy and they ignored Gray a repeated Days earlier when Gray s funeral led to riots and looting a we Are satisfied with today a charges a Gray a Stepfather Richard Shipley told a news conference. A these charges Are an important step in getting Justice for but a lawyer hired by the police Union insisted the officers did nothing wrong. Attorney Michael Davey said Friday that Mosby has committed a an egregious Rush to a we have grave concerns about the fairness and integrity of the prosecution of our officers a Davey said. Mosby rejected a police Union request to step aside see six a 3a associated press Marilyn Mosby Baltimore states attorney Speaks to the Media Friday to announce criminal charges against All six officers suspended after Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody pleas for medical attention even rerouting the Van to pick up another passenger. Mosby did not say whether there was any indication the Driver deliberately drove erratically causing Gray s body to strike the Van s Interior. In 2005, a Man died of a fractured spine after he was transported in a Baltimore police Van in Handcuffs and without a seat Belt. At a civil trial an attorney for his family successfully argued police had Given him a a rough the officers missed five opportunities to help an injured and falsely imprisoned Detainee before he arrived at the police station no longer breathing she said. Along the Way a emr Gray suffered a severe and critical neck injury As a result of being handcuffed shackled by his feet and unrestrained inside of the Bim she concluded her announcement triggered celebrations across the same West Baltimore streets that were soldering just four Bedford county Man arrested for alleged terroristic threats suspect jailed for reportedly saying he would kill a blow up courthouse Rig rollover on 1-68 or it a Stapf Kun Iris Bedford a. A a Bedford county Man was arrested thursday for allegedly threatening to shoot Bedford county District attorney William Higgins and threatening to blow up the Bedford county courthouse. Wayne Clark 42. Of Alum Bank was taken into custody on charges of retaliation against prosecutor or judicial official terroristic threats and harassment. Clark remained jailed Friday on $100,000 Bond at the Bedford county jail following arraignment bi11 Ore a Bedford county District Justice magistrate. Police said Clark a made threats that he was going to blow up District attorney Bill Higgins residence with him and his family it was also reported that Clark had threatened to shoot Higgins and blow up the courthouse. Higgins said Early Friday afternoon that Clark is pending trial in a diving under the influence Case and that he had made the threats in conversations with two people a one of whom was Clarks wife. A fortunately she came Forward and made us aware of the threats. She took them seriously and so do we a said Higgins. Steve Bittner times nes the Driver of this toppled Rig was taken to the Western Maryland regional medical Center following this Accident on westbound interstate 68 at 4 42 . Friday. Maryland state police investigated the crash that also brought Frostburg Shaft and Eastern Garrett Volunteer firefighters to the scene along with Frostburg area ambulance service. Units were on the scene until 5 30 . The crash occurred just West of the Midlothian Road exit one Lane of traffic remained open despite the Accident outside a 74 a 47 Sun some Clouds warmer acc weather forecast on a deaths Adams a Mary e., 97, of Frostburg Bridges a Clarence d. A Doug Quot 58. Of Clearville. A. King a Anna m a Marianna Quot 96, of Cumberland Lawson a Dorothy a., 57, of Augusta w a. Simmons Terry a48. Of Maysville w a. Solomon a Joann m80, of Shaft obituaries on Page 5a times news sports editor Mike Burke earns recognition column wins second place in regional editorial contest Fri a staff i it girls Cumberland a times news sports editor Mike Burke won second place for Best daily sports column in the i 2014 Mary land Delaware do press association Mke Bur a editorial awards contest. Burke earned the recognition for his aug. 8 column a handsome Jim Day a which was a tribute to his former co worker and Friend whom he called one of America s greatest sports writers. A luncheon program Hon ored excellence in journal ism by recognizing the winners of the editorial contest. Which celebrates print and online work completed in 2014. The contest governed by the associations editorial committee admitted nearly 2.000 entries from member publications among 50 Cate Gories. Burke competed in the division of daily newspapers with circulation of 20.000 to 75.000 copies. The press association rep resents 114 member newspapers. The awards program was held at the twi Westin in Linthicum. Former Romney loan officer convicted of Bank fraud Fri in staff Riis it a is Romney Viva a rim Berly has Lacker 39. Of Romney was convicted of Bank fraud in Federal court in Martinsburg on Friday after she admitted to using her position As a Bank loan officer to obtain fraudulent Loans . Attorney William j. Ihlenfeld ii announced Haslacker was formerly employed As a loan officer at the Bank of Romney. She used her position to submit false and fraudulent loan applications in her own name and in the names of friends and rela fives. Using this scheme she obtained nearly $ i 70, in unlawful loan proceeds. Haslacker pleaded guilty to Bank fraud and faces up to 30 years in prison and a Fine of up to $1 million. Assistant . Attorney Paul Caminetti prosecuted the Case. The Fri led the inquiry . Magistrate judge Robert w thimble presided police tax City Man nabbed on drug charges Cumberland a bag Gies of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia lying in Plain View led to the arrest of a Cumberland Street Man late thursday. Cumberland police responding to the 500 Block of see police log a 3a Cocos ready for a a fac. 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