Mack Truck workers begin strike at plants in 3 states
MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP) — Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Sunday at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades.
United Automobile Workers union members, many wearing...
Crash sends SUV into parking lot; construction worker killed
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A construction worker hit by an SUV that had been involved in a crash in Maryland has died.
News outlets report three construction workers were doing a repaving...
Maryland police: Convicted murderer hit roommate with hammer
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say a 74-year-old convicted murderer attacked his roommate with a hammer while the man was sleeping.
Maryland prison inmate indicted in death of fellow inmate
PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Maryland say a state prison inmate has been indicted in the death of a fellow inmate.
Bound for slaughter, Maryland horse instead achieves stardom
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Bound for a slaughterhouse less than a year ago, Rescued Performance Machine — RPM for short — rose to stardom earlier this month at the Horse World Expo.
Maryland woman dies in West Virginia kayaking accident
DRYFORK, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities have released the identity of a Maryland woman who died in a kayaking accident in northern West Virginia.
News outlets report the accident occurred Sunday...
Missing Maryland man found dead in West Virginia
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Police in Hagerstown, Maryland, say a missing man has been found dead in Berkeley County, West Virginia.
News outlets report Hagerstown police say the body 27-year-old Christopher Turner was found Wednesday. Police say the manner and condition of the body indicated that Turner was killed.
Police say Turner's family last heard from him in mid-January. His car was found in Hagerstown days later.
A model retirement in store for this Maryland doctor
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — When Dr. Allen Ditto retires on Jan. 31, he has plans for the fine motor and problem-solving skills he honed during his almost 40-year medical career.
He will tackle the collection of 4,000 models — mostly airplanes — he's stockpiled in the basement of his Fountain Head home in Hagerstown.
He enjoyed the hobby as a kid. Even though he doesn't love flying in planes, Ditto said he is "fascinated with the engineering of them."
No one hurt in fire at Macy’s W.Va. distribution center
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A fire official says operations have been suspended at a Macy's distribution center in West Virginia after a fire broke out. No one was hurt.
Protesters deliver signatures opposing Maryland pipeline
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Dozens of people gathered outside of a National Park Service office in Maryland in a push to stop construction of a pipeline under the Potomac River that would connect natural gas produced in Pennsylvania to industries in West Virginia.
Man accused of assault after leading ailing wife with leash
YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Maryland man is facing a simple assault charge after using a dog leash to lead his wife around a Pennsylvania fair because she has late-stage dementia.
West Manchester police say Walter Wolford yanked the 8-inch long red nylon leash, causing his wife's head to jerk back and leave red marks around her throat. But the 66-year-old Hagerstown man says he only gently tugged on the leash, which he uses to keep his wife from getting lost.
Police: Maryland sergeant charged in drug theft kills self
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say a Hagerstown police sergeant set to appear in court next week on charges of drug theft has killed himself.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland county official's wife has accused him of domestic violence.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A veteran administrator in Alabama's community college system has been named interim president at Calhoun Community College.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Forward Bryce Golden, who averaged 15 points and eight rebounds during his senior season at Saint James School in Hagerstown, Maryland, will play college basketball at Butler.
The 6-foot-9 Golden joins 6-7 forward Markeese Hastings of Wyoming, Michigan, as the second recruit in the Bulldogs' fall recruiting class. Hastings signed his national letter-of-intent in November.
Juan Soto promoted to high Single-A Potomac
Minor league outfielder Juan Soto, the No. 2 prospect in the Nationals farm system according to MLB.com, was promoted on Monday from the low Single-A Hagerstown (Maryland) Suns of the South Atlantic League to high Single-A Potomac of the Carolina League.
Soto, 19, a lefty swinger from the Dominican Republic, was tearing up the South Atlantic League. He was hitting .373 in 16 games and leading the league in RBIs (24), extra-base hits (13), slugging (.814) and on-base average (.486).
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Maryland man has been indicted in West Virginia on federal charges of transporting a 12-year-old girl across state lines for sex.
U.S. Attorney Bill Powell says in a statement a federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted 37-year-old Kenneth Earle Ewing of Hagerstown, Maryland.
ROBERT LEE CLICK III, 39, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018. Born November 16, 1978, in Huntington, W.Va., he was the son of Teresa Trogdon Click Frost of Hagerstown, Md., and Robert Lee Click Jr., of Wayne, W.Va. Robert was employed with Carolina REO of Salisbury, N.C., as a Pilot Car Driver. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his step-father, Douglas G. Frost of Hagerstown; maternal grandmother Betty Trogdon of Hagerstown; two sons, Robert Scott Click and...
ROBERT LEE CLICK III, 39, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018. Born November 16, 1978, in Huntington, W.Va., he was the son of Teresa Trogdon Click Frost of Hagerstown, Md., and Robert Lee Click Jr. of Wayne, W.Va. Robert was employed with Carolina REO of Salisbury, N.C., as a Pilot Car Driver. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepfather, Douglas G. Frost of Hagerstown; maternal grandmother, Betty Trogdon of Hagerstown; two sons, Robert Scott Click and...
Nationals organization high on prospect Juan Soto
One of the top prospects for the Washington Nationals is outfielder Juan Soto, who hit a combined .351 last season while advancing to the low Single-A Hagerstown (MD) Suns of the South Atlantic League.
He is listed as the No. 2 prospect in the Washington system by mlb.com.
Juan is a very gifted young man, Nationals director of player development Mark Scialabba told The Washington Times. He barrels the ball consistently.
Judge: Man ‘earned every minute’ of 15 years in girl’s abuse
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man who viciously abused a 2-year-old girl has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Police sergeant allegedly stole paralyzed woman’s pain pills
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A police sergeant in Maryland has been charged with stealing prescription opioids from a paralyzed woman after she and a friend caught him on video.
Man accused of seeking sex with infant to be evaluated
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A mental evaluation has been ordered for a man accused of seeking sex with children.
Police seek man just released from prison in fatal shooting
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police in western Maryland are looking for a man they say shot and killed a woman two days after he was released from prison.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Wednesday that an arrest warrant has been issued for 33-year-old Devaughn Tyrone Drew. He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Destiny Boccone.
Daughter’s addiction changed former officer’s perspective
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kevin Simmers knows the feeling of helplessness in fighting heroin addiction first hand.
For Simmers, a retired Hagerstown police officer, that helplessness developed into frustration as he and his then 18 year-old daughter Brooke ran into a series of roadblocks and administrative red tape in seeking treatment for her heroin addiction in late 2013.
Rangers investigating death at Harpers Ferry national park
SANDY HOOK, Md. (AP) — Authorities are investigating an accidental death inside Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Maryland, reported Friday that the accident was reported about 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
Charleston RiverDogs blank Hagerstown Suns to finish off sweep
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — First baseman Brandon Wagner ripped his third home run in the last eight games and the RiverDogs’ league-leading offense continued to impress as Charleston blanked the Hagerstown Suns 6-0 to complete their first series sweep of the season on Friday night at Municipal Stadium.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Maryland State Police have arrested a Los Angeles man wanted in a stabbing death in North Carolina.
Raleigh police spokeswoman Laura Hourigan said in a news release that troopers arrested 29-year-old Sean Flores of Los Angeles on Interstate 70 near Hagerstown, Maryland, early Monday. Troopers say Flores was driving 90 mph (145 kph) in a car stolen in North Carolina before he was stopped.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Troopers conducting speed enforcement in western Maryland have arrested a man who police say was wanted in relation to a North Carolina slaying.
Police said in a statement that troopers spotted a Nissan Maxima traveling around 90 mph on Interstate 70 early Monday and began pursuing the vehicle. The car eventually stopped in the Hagerstown area and troopers arrested the driver.
SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump's salary, which he promised to give away, will go toward two restoration projects at Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke made the announcement Wednesday at Antietam. He says Trump's first quarter salary donation is $78,333, and $22,000 was pledged by an anonymous donor.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tim Tebow has had hits in four of his last six games and might be developing some consistency at the plate with the Columbia Fireflies.
The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback played in seven games this week for the New York Mets' Class A South Atlantic League franchise. His best performance was on Thursday when he went 2 for 3 in a 3-2 loss at the Hagerstown (Maryland) Suns.
A look how Tebow has fared this week and this season:
BOONSBORO, Md. (AP) — A Maryland high school senior has been barred from participating in her school's graduation ceremony because she is pregnant.
Media outlets report 18-year-old Maddi Runkles was barred from the June 2 ceremony at the Heritage Academy in Hagerstown because she violated the school's code of conduct by having premarital sex. Runkles discovered she was pregnant in January.
BOONSBORO, Md. (AP) — A Maryland high school senior has been barred from participating in her school's graduation ceremony because she is pregnant.
Media outlets report 18-year-old Maddi Runkles discovered she was pregnant in January. The teen attends Heritage Academy, a small private Christian school in Hagerstown. Upon Runkles' pregnancy announcement, school officials also suspended her for two days and removed Runkles from her student council position.
Final: Hagerstown 3, Rome 2
How it happened: A 2-2 tie was broken up with a walk-off RBI single by Hagerstown’s Aldrem Corredor with two outs in the bottom of the ninth in Thursday’s game in Maryland. Rome took a 2-0 lead early after Juan Yepez scored on a sacrifice hit by Kevin Josephina in the second and Randy Ventura scored on a single by Brett Cumberland. Kurt Hoekstra hit into a double play to end the Braves’ second, and Marcus Mooney was caught stealing home for the final out of the third.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A late-season storm is dumping a messy mix of snow, sleet and rain on the mid-Atlantic, complicating travel, knocking out power and closing schools and government offices around the region.
Officials are urging people to stay home while crews clear roads Tuesday. Virginia and Maryland have declared states of emergency.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — When Devon John Eason's 4-year-old son couldn't pronounce the word "four," authorities in Maryland say the father beat the boy severely enough to send him to the hospital.
The Herald-Mail newspaper (http://bit.ly/2m3e7Um) reports court records show the 33-year-old Eason faces child abuse and assault charges.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Delaney is hosting a workshop on opioid addiction that includes health-care workers from three western Maryland counties and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Delaney's office says the event Thursday night in Hagerstown is designed to connect residents with resources and advice on how to respond to the increase in addiction cases, and how to help those who may be at risk.
Heroin addict gets life for killing his friend’s girlfriend
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge sentenced a homeless heroin addict to life imprisonment Wednesday for killing a woman who had given him shelter but then threatened to expose him for stealing several hundred dollars from two businesses.
Man pleads guilty in fatal 2015 shooting in western Maryland
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A man who fled to New York City after a fatal shooting in western Maryland has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
The Herald-Mail newspaper (http://bit.ly/2lrLlgJ ) reports that 47-year-old Demitrius Wright also pleaded guilty Monday in Hagerstown to using a handgun in a crime of violence in the August 2015 shooting of 41-year-old Antonio Mooney.
Uncle of boy killed over missing birthday cake gets 10 years
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The uncle of a 9-year-old boy who was fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for handcuffing him to a chair and watching the mother's boyfriend pummel the boy senseless after weeks of escalating discipline in the apartment they shared.
Boonsboro club founder pollinates interest in bees
BOONSBORO, Md. (AP) — For Rick Stephens, it all started in the garden.
When his mother-in-law moved into the Stephens' Boonsboro home in early 2015, Rick planted a garden for her.
In search of ideas for improving the garden, they started thinking about bees, prompting Stephens to start gathering information on beekeeping.
He started his first hive and was looking for a local bee group, only to discover it had been about five years since a Hagerstown club had disbanded.
Man who shot up Maryland hotel room gets 15 years in prison
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A man who shot up his hotel room in a hallucinatory, drug-induced panic, sending bullets through occupied rooms nearby, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison by a judge who told him, "You are a dangerous person."
Washington County school officials pick next superintendent
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Washington County school officials have chosen a new superintendent to take over when the current superintendent heads to Charlotte, North Carolina next month.
The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday approved Boyd Michael as its choice for interim superintendent and then unanimously voted to affirm its intention to appoint him to the post permanently. Boyd's official appointment is pending state approval.
Mom pleads guilty in son’s birthday cake beating death
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to first-degree child abuse in the beating death of her 9-year-old son over a missing piece of birthday cake.
Prosecutors agreed to drop a second-degree murder charge and seek a sentence of no more than 20 years for 27-year-old Oriana Garcia, who appeared Wednesday in a Hagerstown courtroom.
Man acquitted in slaying of sister of NBA’s Reggie Bullock
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore jury has acquitted a man of all charges in the 2014 slaying of the transgender sister of Detroit Pistons player Reggie Bullock.
The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/2jMcvkY ) reports that 46-year-old Shawn Oliver of Hagerstown was acquitted of all charges Thursday.
He was charged with first-degree murder in the July 2014 stabbing death of 26-year-old Mia Henderson, formerly known as Kevin Long.
Hogan pledges $7M for western Maryland city’s downtown
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan played Santa Claus on Thursday, pledging $7 million over five years to help the western Maryland city of Hagerstown with a downtown revitalization plan anchored by educational and arts institutions.
The Republican governor even sang "Jingle Bells" with scores of students from the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, a public high school that opened in 2009. It would be expanded under the $30 million plan.