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June 08, 2008

Police seek man accused in stabbing

The Hagerstown Police Department is looking for a man who stabbed a person early Saturday at Byers Stop-N-Go on North Burhans Boulevard, according to a department press release.

The victim of the stabbing, which was reported at 2:41 a.m., was in stable condition Saturday at Washington County Hospital, police said.

The victim's identity, age and gender were not released. The physical location of the wound also was not disclosed.

The suspect is described as a black man who is about 20 years-old, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds, police said. He was wearing a black shirt with a graphic on it, dark jeans and a black New York cap, police said.

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Anyone with information about the incident may contact the Hagerstown Police Department at 301-790-3700.

Officials: Heat cause of train derailment

POINT OF ROCKS, Md. - A derailment of four train cars Saturday afternoon in Point of Rocks shut down rail traffic on the CSX line, according to a press release from Maryland State Police in Frederick, Md.

No one was injured in the derailment, which was attributed to the intense heat of the rails, police said.

The cars that derailed about 2:30 p.m. were loaded with automobiles en route to Baltimore, said Mike Dmuchowski, spokesman for the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services. Emergency officials responded to the accident at 2:36 p.m.

Though two of the train cars overturned, Dmuchowski did not believe any hazardous spills resulted from the derailment.

CSX is investigating the accident, Maryland State Police said.

2 hurt, 1 charged in Franklin Co. crash

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two people were seriously injured and another person faces charges following an accident late Friday on U.S. 30, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

The crash occurred when a 1994 Acura Integra driven by Jelani Quintero Ghee, 21, of Chambersburg traveled into the center turn lane, then went onto the berm on the south side of U.S. 30, police said.

Ghee lost control of the vehicle just east of Sollenberger Road, and the vehicle went back across both lanes of traffic, then went up a steep embankment, police said. The vehicle then went back onto U.S. 30 and left the roadway while traveling southeast, police said.

The vehicle struck a small aluminum fence, then struck a utility pole and a post on an advertisement sign before stopping, police said.

Ghee was charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence and general DUI, police said. He was taken to Franklin County Jail, police said.

Two passengers in the vehicle - Clarence Matt Jefferson, 21, and Tyeisha Marie Spriggs, 19, both of Chambersburg - were seriously injured in the accident, police said.

None of the people in the vehicle were wearing seat belts, police said.

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