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Two taken to hospital after crash on I-81 near Williamsport

Two people were taken to Meritus Medical Center after they were injured in a three-vehicle crash early Saturday on Interstate 81 near Williamsport. The crash happened at about 5:35 a.m in the southbound lanes at the 1-mile marker, according to a news release from Maryland State Police.


Hagerstown's Break Away II Sports Lounge charged with multiple violations

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Hagerstown’s Break Away II Sports Lounge was charged by Deputy Fire Marshals with multiple code violations after hosting their “Rock Me, Don’t Shake Me” fundraiser for abused kids Saturday night.


Philadelphia man accused of running credit card scheme in Washington County

A Philadelphia man is charged in connection with trying to steal multiple credit cards from residents in Washington County. During a hearing Friday in Washington County District Court, Judge Mark D. Thomas ordered that Johnny Levine Brown, 21, continue to be held without bond.


Possible tornado reported in southcentral Pa.; roof blown off; wires, trees down

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — The roof of a house was blown off Friday night near McConnellsburg, possibly by a tornado, authorities said. The house was in the 200 block off Friendship Lane. It was not immediately known if anyone was injured. There was no confirmation that there was a tornado.


Another tornado in central Pa.? National Weather Service is investigating

Officials with the National Weather Service will be investigating to determine if a tornado caused damage in parts of southcentral Pennsylvania Friday night. Mike Dangelo, meteorologist with National Weather Service in State College, said an official would be inspecting damage in Huntingdon, Frankli


Heroin, cocaine seized in Hagerstown raid

A Narcotics Task Force raid in Hagerstown on Wednesday resulted in one arrest, plus the seizure of about two ounces of a heroin and fentanyl mix and nearly four ounces of cocaine.


2019 Hurricane Season Forecasts: Potential Maryland Impact

MARYLAND — While the 2018 hurricane season was a lively one with storms that slammed the Carolinas and the Florida Panhandle, two early forecasts for this year call for fewer storms — good news for Maryland residents and beach-goers. The 2018 hurricane season's activity was about 120 percent of an a


Route 30 to remain closed in St. Thomas Township

The closure is caused by downed power poles. Crews will be onsite Saturday making repairs. Franklin County — The National Weather Service will be out in Franklin and Huntingdon Counties this afternoon after storms tore through the area Friday evening.


Crash in Manchester kills Salisbury woman, 23, Maryland State Police say

A crash in Manchester killed a 23-year-old Salisbury woman early Saturday morning, Maryland State Police say. Troopers responded to a report at about 1:20 a.m. of a single-vehicle collision on Hanover Pike south of Cape Horn Road, according to a state police news release. Taylor L. Smith was pronoun


A Maryland Judge Is Under Fire After She Denied Tyrique Hudson A Peace Order; He Was Later Killed

GLEN BURNIE, Md, (WJZ) — A district court judge is under the microscope this week after a decision to reject a peace order. More than 5,000 people have signed a petition to remove the judge who denied Tyrique Hudson a protective order against his neighbor in February. That neighbor was charged in Hu


Around South Hagerstown for April 22

The Valley Art Association will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Mansion House in City Park. The program will be a demonstration by Lynn Ferris. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 301-797-2867 or e-mail valleyartinfo@gmail.com.


Hagerstown’s Diaz takes a chance, earns spot with Chilean soccer team

For 13-year-old Kevin Diaz of Hagerstown, playing the sport of soccer seemed to come naturally. When he first kicked a ball at age 4, he instantly fell in love with the sport. Since then, Diaz has worked his way up the soccer ladder, following in the footsteps of his older brother Jonathan, who play


Maryland court won't reconsider denial of new 'Serial' trial

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's highest court won't reconsider its rejection of a new trial for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial" and an HBO documentary series.


Building in Franklin County collapses due to storm

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. — Reports of damage, flash flooding and power outages came in due to Friday night’s storm. WGAL News 8's Tosin Fakile was in St. Thomas Township, Franklin County with the latest on the situation there.


Hoffman's hot dogs to make Camden Yards debut

Jason and Mike Trippett are hoping their company's newest hot dog is a hit at the ballpark and at home. The Camden Frank, specially produced by Hoffman's Quality Meats of Washington County, was scheduled to make its debut Friday as the official hot dog of the Baltimore Orioles, but the game was rain


Local woman charged with impersonating public servant

LEWISTOWN — A Lewistown woman awaits two preliminary hearings next month, regarding misdemeanor charges of impersonating a public servant, reporting a false alarm to police and making false reports, court documents state.


Franklin Co fire company responds to Friday night storm damage

Shade Gap — A Franklin County fire company was out for hours on Friday night, helping to clean up more damage from the night's storms. The Shade Gap Area Volunteer Company was sent to the 25000 block of Croghan Pike for a call for trees blocking the road, just before 7:30 pm Friday night.


Firefighters investigating natural gas leak on Wesel Blvd.

Firefighters are investigating at natural gas leak that was reported at about 9:15 a.m. Friday in the 1400 block of Wesel Boulevard in Hagerstown. A Washington County 911 supervisor said Columbia Gas has been called to assist.


Money order given to man in need by the New Light Metropolitan Community Church

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - At the New Light Metropolitan Community Church, an act of kindness brought a man named Hulon Rowe to tears. He received a money order check that he desperately needed because he was behind on his rent. This money order came from a churchgoer named Jarvis Brooks who did a fundraiser


Man sentenced in child rape case

CHAMBERSBURG — A Waynesboro man could spend the rest of his life in jail after being sentenced in a child rape case earlier this week. According to court documents, Kristopher L. Rebo, 35, was sentenced to 47 to 107 years in prison by Franklin County Judge Angela Krom on Wednesday.