Fire in Blue Ridge Summit starts while son is cleaning wood stove
BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Firefighters contained a Thursday morning fire to the back of a two-story house at 12890 Old Pen Mar Road.
The homeowner's son was cleaning out a wood stove with a wet/dry vacuum, which started to spew fire when he stepped away, a Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue Squad spokesman said.
Firefighters were called at 9:53 a.m. and knocked down the fire in an hour.
Martinsburg woman pleads in child neglect case
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg woman charged with a felony count of child neglect after her 23-month-old boy was found shivering and poorly dressed outside in sub-freezing weather conditions in December entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor count of contributing to the neglect of a child on Thursday.
Wanda M. Murphy, 41, of 320 Twigg Drive, was placed on unsupervised probation for two years, Berkeley County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Saunders said. A 90-day jail sentence was suspended and Murphy was ordered to pay court costs, Saunders said.