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News | by JENNIFER FITCH | June 20, 2006
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A man who pleaded guilty to the March 1995 murder of his wife has been sentenced to eight to 14 years in a state prison, Fulton County (Pa.) District Attorney Dwight Harvey said Monday. Judge Carol Van Horn in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas last week sentenced Stephen Alfred Vanderbeek in accordance with a plea agreement and sentencing guidelines for the third-degree murder and abuse-of-a-corpse charges Vanderbeek faced, Harvey said. The judge also told Vanderbeek she would stay informed of any of his requests for parole, which could begin in seven years, Harvey said.
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By DON AINES | August 19, 2010
A Greencastle, Pa., man who is charged with possessing more than 35 pounds of marijuana, along with weapons and other drugs, has had his case moved from Washington County Circuit Court to federal court, according to Robert Veil, the supervising attorney for the Washington County Narcotics Task Force. Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. on Thursday granted a motion by Veil to dismiss the Maryland charges against Derick C. Wollaston. Earlier in the day, Veil said Wollaston, 23, has been indicted on federal charges.
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December 28, 1999
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Truckers at the Travel Port truck stop in Greencastle showed little concern Tuesday over a Pennsylvania law that took effect last week making it illegal to stay in the left lane on major roads. The law forces drivers to use the lane "nearest the right-hand edge of the roadway," except to pass or to make a left turn - and then for only two miles before making the turn.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | February 24, 2012
As the first African-American woman to achieve the rank of major general in the U.S. Army, Marcia M. Anderson helped inspire Letterkenny Army Depot employees Friday as they observed Black History Month. In a keynote speech focusing on “Black Women in American Culture and History,” the 30-year career soldier spoke of her personal philosophy for success. “It's not your ZIP code or your family history that determines where you end up in life so much as what's in your heart and what's in your brain,” Anderson told Letterkenny employees.
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January 13, 2001
New Suns owner has passion for baseball By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer Just call Andrew Rayburn a sports junkie. Taking into account pro baseball, basketball, football and ice hockey, he estimates he attends about 100 games a year. He had a basketball court, a 60-yard football field and a baseball diamond built at the 90-acre headquarters campus for the family company he sold almost two years ago. He gave the company's 365 employees tickets so they could take their families to pro games.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | February 28, 2011
Accolades streamed in Monday for Frank Buckles, America’s last surviving World War I veteran, who died shortly after midnight Sunday. He was 110. Several area residents who knew or befriended Buckles offered remembrances.   There was no word at press time Monday whether a resolution sponsored by 13 U.S. senators passed the Senate to allow Buckles’ body to lie in state in the Rotunda in the U.S. Capitol. According to the resolution, the ceremony would serve “as a tribute and recognition of all United States military members who served in the First World War.” The leading condolence honoring Buckles and remembering his surviving daughter, Susannah Buckles Flanagan, came from President Obama.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | February 7, 2013
A Martinsburg man faces a maximum of 35 to 75 years in prison after he was found guilty of sexually abusing two boys and assaulting one of them when the siblings were 3 and 4 years old. A jury deliberated for about two hours in Berkeley County Circuit Court on Wednesday afternoon before it found Christopher Michael Jensen, 21, guilty of one count of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of sexual abuse, according to Berkeley County Assistant Prosecuting...
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June 26, 1997
By Teri Johnson Staff Writer Do all those sighs mean you can't find your size? It may be because so many people are seeking the same numbers you are. Here's a sampling of some of the fastest-selling sizes in the Tri-State area: Women Jeff Schwaninger, senior merchandising manager for JCPenney in Hagerstown, says women like a looser, roomier fit for casual activity. "A good portion of the population is a little bottom heavy," says Schwaninger, who does the buying for women's clothing in misses, petites, plus sizes, juniors and maternity.
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by DAN KAUFFMAN | May 23, 2003
kauffman@herald-mail.com Even before he threw a pitch in a game this season for Williamsport, Nick Adenhart was receiving national attention. Adenhart's baseball season may have ended last week, but the recognition continues to pour in for the talented junior. Named the No. 1 junior in the nation by Baseball America this winter, Adenhart won the Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year award, announced late Wednesday night. "It's nice to get rewarded," Adenhart said in a phone interview Thursday.
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By BOB PARASILITI | May 8, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Nick Adenhart got the chance to live his dream. Now, through a memorial fund started by his family, young baseball players across the country will have a chance to pursue theirs. Adenhart, a 22-year-old Williamsport High School graduate, died April 9 as the result of a traffic accident in Fullerton, Calif., just hours after pitching for the Los Angeles Angels. The family of the former Halfway Little League and Hagerstown PONY League star has started the Nick Adenhart Memorial Fund, which is designed to provide financial support to youth baseball organizations.
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March 24, 2013
What are the regulations in Maryland for obtaining historic tags for your car or truck? Once you get the historic registration, are there restrictions for how you are allowed to use the vehicle? The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration website at www.mva.maryland.gov provides the following information about historic registration: To qualify for historic registration, your vehicle must not have been substantially altered, remodeled or remanufactured from its original design; must be a passenger vehicle, motorcycle or truck (with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less)
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | February 25, 2011
A Hagerstown soldier accused of killing an unarmed Afghan civilian last September was an exemplary leader who showed solid judgment and looked out for his men, an eyewitness to the incident told Army officials in military proceedings. Spc. Charles Miller testified during an Article 32 hearing, which is similar to a civilian grand jury, that Sgt. Derrick Miller, 27, was a "squared away" soldier who acted "reasonably in pressure situations. " "I wouldn't question his judgment if he believed the use of deadly force was necessary," Charles Miller said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | August 10, 2012
Officials in Berkeley County on Friday celebrated the completion of a $10 million railroad spur project that is expected to help a cement producer ship thousands of tons of product each year via rail instead of area highways. About 100 people attended the official dedication and ribbon cutting for the 1.2-mile rail spur, which connects the Essroc cement plant to Winchester & Western Railroad just south of Martinsburg. “It's a day where we finally put the last pieces of a puzzle together,” said Brian Costenbader, Essroc's senior director of logistics.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 15, 2013
A 34-year-old man fell to his death from High Rock in northeastern Washington County on Monday. Michael Paul Liller of Thurmont, Md., was determined to be dead by medics who descended 100 feet to where he landed, officials on the scene said. Liller jumped from the rock formation's peak to a metal grate used by hang gliders at about 4 p.m. He then jumped to another rock, lost his balance and fell, according to Washington County (Md.) Sheriff's Office Sgt. Daryl Sanders. About 12 people were at the popular lookout spot when the fall occurred, Sanders said.
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