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Frederick man found not guilty of murder attempt in stabbing case

A Frederick, Md., man accused of attempted murder after a Hagerstown man was stabbed 15 times last year was found not guilty in a one-day jury trial last week. David Alexander Hernandez, 36, was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment i


Frederick Douglass High Coach Recovering After Shooting Wants Armed Officers At Schools

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two weeks after he came face to face with a shooter inside a West Baltimore high school and survived two gunshots, a school employee blames failed security measures.


Grand jury hands up indictments against 11 defendants

A Frederick County grand jury handed up indictments on 11 criminal defendants Friday, according to Frederick County State's Attorney Charlie Smith's office. Rebecca Hively, 38, of Walkersvile, was indicted on charges of theft scheme of $1,000 to $10,000 in food supplement benefits; theft scheme of $


Police: Missing Maryland teen girl last seen by family members 5 days ago in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. (ABC7) — A 16-year-old girl is missing after she was last seen by relatives nearly a week ago in Frederick, Maryland. Paola Sandra Barrientos-Meledndrez, of Frederick, was last seen on Feb. 16.


Lawmakers openly debate right to carry concealed handguns

ANNAPOLIS — How concealed handgun permits are administered in Maryland could change substantially this year. Who can carry a concealed handgun, how the permit can be paid for and who gets to rule on an appeal if a permit application is denied will all be scrutinized again in the 2019 General Assembl


Some states, prosecutors bailing on cash bond system

WINCHESTER — Jailed on drug and failure to appear in court charges related to a Sept. 18 overdose, Brittany Gore asked Judge Ian R.D. Williams to free her to take care of a disabled person for whom she is the sole caregiver.


Maryland Man Sentenced to an Additional 5 Years for Assault on Correctional Officer

SOMERSET CO., Md. - A man has been sentenced to an additional five years at Eastern Correctional Institution after he assaulted a Correctional Officer during a contraband search.


Exxon in Maryland hit by multiple 'flash mob' robberies

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. — In the crystal clear store security video, they come in one at a time until they’re a crowd. They appear to be teenagers, with some still wearing high school uniforms. At first they browse, then they grab as much as they can carry, and out the door they go.


County seeks applicants for agricultural land preservation program

Frederick County is seeking applicants for the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easement program. "The MALPF program purchases agricultural preservation easements that forever restrict development on prime farmland and woodland," according to a news release.


Frederick School Board approves 2019-20 academic calendar

WINCHESTER — The Frederick County School Board has unanimously adopted a 2019-20 academic calendar that mirrors its current one, with classes starting Aug. 15 and ending June 5.


Fire officials complete investigation into barn fire that killed eight horses

UNION BRIDGE, Md. - Fire officials have completed an investigation into the cause of a barn fire that killed eight horses in. According to Frederick County Fire and Rescue, an extension cord that was not rated for proper use inside the barn, is to blame for the fire that happened earlier this month.


Traffic advisory on Hillcrest Drive lifted after water main repairs

An emergency water main repair required closing the 500 block of Hillcrest Drive between Huntinghorn and Rollinghouse courts in Frederick, according to a news release issued Friday afternoon.


WFRE donates $516,237 to St. Jude

FREDERICK, Md. - A local radio station in Frederick County, Md., has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help children beat cancer. For the past 48 hours, the phones at WFRE did not stopped ringing as listeners dialed in to help end childhood cancer.


Patriots' owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

JUPITER, Florida — The New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be charged with two counts in a human trafficking bust. According to WPEC police say Kraft visited Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter in January 2019.


Brunswick takes Academic Tournament title

How do you momentarily trip up a collection of high school academic all-stars? Ask them a question about the sitcom “M*A*S*H.” The season finals and championship rounds of the Frederick County Academic Tournament at Frederick High School on Friday evening featured fast-paced questions on a variety o


First $1M Powerball Winner Of 2019 In Maryland

HAGERSTOWN, MD — Check your Powerball tickets from the Wednesday, Feb. 20 drawing —someone in Maryland won $1 million. No one hit the jackpot, which increased to $304 million for the Saturday, Feb. 23 drawing.


Frederick Water, Stephens City settlement a 'win-win'

STEPHENS CITY — Frederick Water’s board of directors has authorized Chairman Gary Oates to execute a settlement agreement to resolve a legal dispute with Stephens City. Once the agreement is executed, the town will drop its $10 million lawsuit against Frederick Water and Frederick Water will drop it


Maryland State Police investigating armed robbery of Westminster Royal Farms store

Maryland State Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Royal Farms on Md. 140 south near Westminster on Wednesday night. Troopers from the Westminster Barrack responded to the incident, which occurred at approximately 10:25 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Maryland State Polic


House bill may help New Market boy's family afford treatment

Carol Gable’s healthy, playful infant son had a rash. The fine-grain rash made his skin feel like sandpaper. Sometimes she could see little red bumps. If she could not see it, she could still feel it.


Former 'Dancing With the Stars' pro comes to Frederick

Tony Dovolani, a world champion ballroom dancer who appeared on ABC’s hit show “Dancing With the Stars,” visited Fred Astaire Frederick to instruct private and group ballroom dance classes.