Squirrel blamed for power outage
About 1,000 Hagerstown Light Department customers lost power Monday morning when a squirrel got into a substation and knocked out power, said Karl Kohler, manager of the Hagerstown Light Department.
The outage occurred at about 6:30 a.m. when the squirrel got into the Fairgrounds Substation and knocked out power to customers north of the 100 block of North Potomac Street and east of Pennsylvania Avenue, he said.
He said there were probably some customers affected outside that scope, but power was restored at about 7:30 a.m. after crews switched the load to other stations to restore power.
The Fairgrounds Substation was offline and being repaired at about 9 a.m.
Man with weapon robs Burger King
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man wielding a weapon robbed Burger King in Martinsburg Sunday night, according to a news release from the Martinsburg Police Department.