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Hagerstown vehicle fire under investigation

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The Maryland State Fire Marshal is investigating vehicle fire that occurred in Hagerstown on Friday morning. Just before 6 a.m., the Funkstown Fire Department responded to Kuhn Avenue where a 2006 Kia Optima was engulfed in flames. No injuries were reported, but the fire caused dam

LOCALDVM.COM - 2018-03-23 23:09:54

Question remains of how drugs got into system of Greencastle 3-year-old who died

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Criminal charging documents tied to the January death of a 3-year-old Greencastle girl give no indication of how drugs ended up in her system. The child's mother, Brittany N. Higgins, 29, of Greencastle, and her boyfriend, Brian P. Bennett, 29, of Chambersburg, are charged with th

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-24 00:55:00

Waynesboro student, 18, charged for sexual rendezvous in school stairwell

WAYNESBORO - An 18-year-old woman is to appear in court Tuesday to face allegations that she met on a regular basis with two boys for sex in stairwells at Waynesboro Area Senior High School. Mariea A. Starr, Rouzerville, was charged in late February with unlawful contact with a minor, a third-degre

PUBLIC OPINION - 2018-03-24 18:51:34

Authorities investigating cause of Friday fire at former pipe organ factory in Hagerstown

Hagerstown fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that was reported early Friday inside the former M.P. Moller Pipe Organ Co. at 403 N. Prospect St. City Fire Marshal Doug DeHaven said firefighters were called at about 12:30 a.m. for a report of smoke coming from a building in the area

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-23 15:16:00

Hagerstown man defends himself against heroin, cocaine charges

There were 30 objections Thursday - just during opening statements - as a Hagerstown man acting as his own attorney defended himself against charges that he was found with heroin and other drugs last year. Anthony Leon Latimer, 37, of West Washington Street, was charged with possession with intent t

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-22 23:08:00

Fire destroys car near Hagerstown

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office is trying to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a car Friday morning near Hagerstown. The incident was reported shortly before 6 a.m. at 1200 Kuhn Ave. Firefighters found a 2006 Kia Optima on fire, according to a news release from the fire marshal's

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-23 23:27:00

Hagerstown Wells House awarded $105K grant to provide medical care

Thanks to a $105,000 state grant, the Wells House in Hagerstown will soon have the resources to provide its 107 patients with more than just behavioral and mental health services. The money comes from the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission, an agency that provides affordable health care

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-24 00:26:00

Mother and boyfriend charged in 3-year-old Greencastle girl's death

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A 3-year-old Greencastle girl died in January from a mixture of drug toxicity in her system. On Thursday, her mother and the mother's boyfriend were charged with third-degree murder. In addition to the murder count, Brittany N. Higgins, 29, of Greencastle, and Brian P. Bennett, 29


Woman found dead in burning car was stabbed more than 30 times by suspect, prosecutors say

GERMANTOWN, Md. - A man has been arrested and is facing charges in the murder of a woman whose body was found inside of a burning vehicle in Montgomery County. Officers say 29-year-old Stephan Leroy H. Lunningham, of Germantown, was charged with first-degree murder of 49-year-old Angela Fay Thomas,


Man who defended himself loses drug case

A Hagerstown man who represented himself on drug charges could face 20 or more years in prison after being convicted on all counts this week in Washington County Circuit Court. The most serious charges for which 37-year-old Anthony Leon Latimer was convicted Thursday night - possession with intent t

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-23 15:08:00

Hagerstown firefighters quickly extinguish house fire

Hagerstown firefighters quickly extinguished a house fire at 127 Buena Vista Ave. on Thursday afternoon. There was obvious damage to the outside of the home on the second level after the fire was reported at 4:17 p.m. Capt. Russell Daiello said at the scene that city fire marshals were investigating

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-23 01:36:00

Teen Girl Shot Inside Md. School Has Died: Sheriff

Submit a Complaint Jaelynn Willey, 16, was a role model to her brothers and sisters, her family said, and helped to take care of them every day The Great Mills High School community is reeling after a gunman opened fire Tuesday morning. Two students were injured and the gunman has died. News4's Ja

NBC WASHINGTON - 2018-03-23 13:57:43

Southbound I-81 traffic snarled as crews remove crashed tractor-trailer

Traffic is currently snarled on Interstate 81, in the southbound lanes, between Halfway and Williamsport, at the 3.5 mile-marker. Crews are removing a tractor-trailer, that lost control and crashed during this week's snowstorm, according to a spokesman with the Maryland State Police. Powell inducte


Hagerstown's long-simmering debate over new stadium reemerges

Talk of a new minor league baseball stadium for Hagerstown is alive again. This time, it is being debated as the city considers another facility, too - an indoor youth sports complex. Hagerstown City Councilman Kristin B. Aleshire has long supported the idea of an indoor sports complex to support lo

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-23 12:00:00

'Polite' Hagerstown bank robber gets four years

Described by his lawyer as "the most polite and gentle robber I have ever had in my career," Marvin Jerome Diggs II was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison for holding up the Virginia Avenue PNC Bank branch last year. Diggs, 23, pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court to robbery and


Crash shuts down stretch of I-81 in Cumberland County

A crash has shut down Interstate 81 in Cumberland County. All lanes of I-81 are closed between Exit 29, PA 174 King Street and Exit 37, PA 233 Newville. The crash happened in the northbound lanes. PennDOT officials expect the road to remain closed for quite a while. Stay with WGAL for updates on th


'No life left in her': 16-year-old Md. shooting victim to be taken off life support, family says

16-year-old Jaelynn Willey will be taken off life support on Thursday night after being shot in the head at Great Mills High School, her family said. "As of now Jaelynn is still on life support, but she will not make it. We will be taking her off life support this evening. She has no life left in h

WUSA - 2018-03-23 02:23:00

Road conditions for Thursday after more snowfall Wednesday

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - With more snowfall Wednesday, WDVM Meteorologist Derek Bowen was live in Hagerstown with a look at the road conditions on I-70. Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. HAGERSTOWN, Md


Here's the latest crime in Franklin Co.

Check out the latest crime happening in the area with our Franklin County crime wrap-up. Full stories: MORE: Gettysburg man forced teen to sell drugs out of Montgomery Township home, police say MORE: Police: York woman crashed into Shippensburg Police car while drunk MORE: Police: Mercersburg man


Hagerstown man gets 50 years for role in heroin dealing ring

A Hagerstown man who police called a major dealer in a regional heroin distribution ring received sentences Monday totaling 50 years in prison. Chauncey Varasse Coates' consecutive 25-year sentences come after Frederick County juries found him guilty in two February trials. A Hagerstown man who poli