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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

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-22 21:01:00

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

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-22 17:31:00

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

WGAL - 2018-03-21 14:34:00

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

Guilford Township says it should have issued boil-water notice three months ago

GUILFORD TOWNSHIP - Residents in Guilford Township were notified recently that they may have been briefly exposed to potentially contaminated water three months ago. Between 12:30 p.m and 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, "the chlorine feed was interrupted at the Orebank treatment facility in order to perform m

PUBLIC OPINION - 2018-03-22 15:26:43

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.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

LOCALDVM.COM - 2018-03-22 12:37:59

Nursing scholarships offered in Franklin County

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The 2018 Franklin County Nursing Scholarship is open to all high school seniors living and attending high school, for at least one year, in Franklin County and who have been accepted into an accredited four-year nursing program. Applicants are required to include essays briefly i

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-22 11:00:00

Weather conditions close PennDOT Driver License and Photo License Centers

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that, due to weather conditions, the Driver License and Photo License Centers in the following counties are now closed: Adams County - Gettysburg Driver License Center (37 N. 4th, Gettysburg) Cumberland County - Car

FOX43.COM - 2018-03-21 19:46:18

Families registering children for Waynesboro's new comprehensive kindergarten

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Area School District's kindergarten registration this week is the first for its new comprehensive program that will keep nearly all kindergartners in school for a full day in the 2018-19 school year. The full-day program will feature not only academics to meet state

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-21 22:07:00

Waynesboro man charged with armed robbery

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro man was arrested for an armed robbery on Main Street in Washington Township. Charles Waters faces one felony count of robbery and one misdemeanor count of simple assault. Washington Township Police say on March 17, the victim was walking to her car and saw Waters stand


Weather-related delays, closings and cancellations for Thursday, March 22

Washington County Public Schools will be closed Thursday. Frederick County Public Schools will be closed Thursday. Grace Academy is closed Thursday St. Maria Goretti High School is closed Thursday Hagerstown Community College will open at 10 a.m. Thursday Discovery Station at Hagerstown Inc. is clos

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-22 09:00:00

Classes will be canceled if Greencastle teachers strike

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - School will be canceled for Greencastle-Antrim (Pa.) School District students and graduation would be in limbo if teachers go on strike April 4, but athletics and other extracurricular activities would continue. Superintendent Kendra Trail informed parents and guardians Tuesday ni

HERALDMAILMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-22 00:46:00

Man behind bars after he threatens Chambersburg police with butcher knife

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Police say a man is behind bars after threatening to kill police with a butcher knife. Police say they arrested 58-year-old James Moreland and charged him with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and public drunkenness. On Tuesday, police responded to 76 West L


Forecast shifts, calls for 9 inches of snow or more for Cumberland County

Cumberland County remains under a winter storm warning through 8 p.m. Wednesday as snow begins to cover roads in the Carlisle area. Waynesboro is reporting more than 3 inches of snow in Franklin County as of 3 p.m., with road conditions on Interstate 81 getting worse the further south travelers go f


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


'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


Weather-related delays, closings and cancellations for Wednesday, March 21

Washington County Public Schools are closed Wednesday St. Maria Goretti High School will be closed Wednesday Opening Wednesday at 10 a.m.: Meritus Urgent Care Meritus Women's Health Specialists at Professional Court and Robinwood Meritus Pain Specialists Meritus Endocrinology Specialists Meritus He


Man dies after being pinned under Jeep

A Morgan County, W.Va., man died when he was pinned beneath his Jeep last week on Featherbed Lane, the Morgan County Sheriff's Office said. James T. Edwards Jr., 48, of 369 Featherbed Lane near Hedgesville was found dead under the running Jeep in the driveway of his home at about 7:30 a.m. Friday, a


Scenes from snowfall in downtown Hagerstown

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Weather-related closings and cancellations for Tuesday, March 20

Weather-related cancellations, closings and delays for Tuesday, March 20, include:Maryland Due to inclement weather conditions, Mount St. Mary's University's campuses in Emmitsburg and Frederick, as well as the ARCC and the National Shrine of the Grotto of Lourdes will be delayed until 10 am on Tue