August 7, 2012
A Berkeley County woman is accused of selling a lethal dose of heroin to a man who died March 29 at her home after using the drug while she was there, according to court records. Autumn Theresa Blaine, of 176 Phillips Lane, Bunker Hill, W.Va., was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on one count of felony murder by Berkeley County Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, according to court documents. Blaine, 37, is being held without bond in Eastern Regional Jail, according to court records. Paul Dwayne Burcham, 32, of Bunker Hill was found slumped over the toilet in the master bedroom of Blaine's home by authorities on March 29, according to court documents.
July 15, 2012
Several hundred people streamed onto the grounds of the Hagerstown Regional Airport Sunday to see military aircraft that were once manufactured there, including cargo planes like the “Flying Boxcar,” which was designed to transport Jeeps and trucks. Six planes were on display as the Hagerstown Aviation Museum sponsored its Open Airplane Afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. The Hagerstown Aviation Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the region's aviation history, which spans more than 90 years, according to the organization.
July 11, 2012
The Hagerstown Aviation Museum will hold its Open Airplane Afternoon on Sunday, July 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. On display will be the Fairchild C-82 and C-119 Flying Boxcar and other museum aircraft such as the 1943 Fairchild PT-19 WWII Trainer and the 1928 Kreider Reisner KR-31 biplane. All of the planes were built in Hagerstown. Admission is free, and donations are accepted. Museum merchandise, books, DVDs and hats will be for sale. Free museum magazines and aircraft collection 14-by-28-inch color posters will be available while supplies last.
May 15, 2012
Firefighters were called to a house at 20106 Hogmaw Road Tuesday afternoon for a fire in a clothes dryer, according to The First Hose Co. of Boonsboro. It is unclear what started the 5:11 p.m. fire in the dryer, which was removed from the house, Firefighter Daniel Bussard said. Hogmaw Road is off Md. 67.
April 30, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police said they responded to a call of an explosive device that was found Sunday afternoon on Bear Valley Road in St. Thomas Township. The unspecified device was rendered safe by the Pennsylvania State Police Hazardous Device and Explosives Section, according to a news release.
April 27, 2012
No one was injured Friday afternoon in a fire at 96 Walter Ave. in Greencastle. J.R. Koons, deputy fire chief of the Greencastle Rescue Hose Co., said the fire call was dispatched as a camper fire around 2:30 p.m. When Greencastle police arrived on the scene, Koons said the house also was involved in the fire. Most of the fire damage was contained to the camper and the adjacent carport. But Koons said the living room of the ranch-style home sustained water damage and ceiling damage in the living room.
April 16, 2012
The Clear Spring baseball team may have battled for seven innings, but just needed a split second to win a game on Monday. Pinch runner Ryan Lazich stole home in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Blazers a come-from-behind 9-8 MVAL Antietam victory over Brunswick. “(The steal) was a last-second decision,” Clear Spring coach Mark Shives said. “But I thought the difference today was the character of the team and the way they fought back.” The Blazers (5-5, 4-5)
February 23, 2012
High winds coupled with a low moisture level on the ground will raise the threat for fire today in the Hagerstown area, according to the National Weather Service. The moisture level in the ground today will be 5 to 7 percent, which is low, said Heather Sheffield, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. “Anything above 8 (percent), we don't have to worry about,” Sheffield said. A fire weather watch will be in effect for the area this afternoon, when wind gusts could reach 60 mph by late afternoon, the weather service said.
February 16, 2012
John and Sharon Silvers of Martinsburg, W.Va., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 6, 2011, at the Williamsport Community Building. The event was hosted by their daughter, Lisa Kennedy, and granddaughter, Shauna Knipple. The Silverses spent the afternoon in the company of many friends and family, including grandson Joe Kennedy and family, and the Silverses four great-grandchildren, Ambrielle, Ralph, Kamrynne and Eli.
February 14, 2012
Closing arguments are anticipated Tuesday afternoon in an involuntary manslaughter trial involving the death of a man with Down syndrome. Joseph Easton, 41, of Chambersburg, testified in his own defense Tuesday morning. He is criminally charged in the September 2010 death of Timothy Smith, who lived in a Guilford Township, Pa., group home. Smith, 37, died of traumatic asphyxiation after Easton sat on him to restrain him, according to testimony. Judge Douglas Herman is presiding over the trial in the Franklin County (Pa.)