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From staff reports | August 27, 2009
The 13-year-old Berkeley County, W.Va., boy pulled from the Potomac River by a fisherman Tuesday afternoon has died, the investigating deputy said Thursday. Dante Edward Burns was pronounced dead at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., at 5:25 a.m. Thursday, Washington County Sheriff's Deputy 1st Class Carl Witmer said in a news release. The youth was listed in extreme critical condition Tuesday night and Wednesday, police had said. Dante was to begin classes as an eighth-grader at Spring Mills Middle School in Martinsburg, W.Va.
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NEWS
August 11, 2009
"I just wanted people to know that my phone's been out of order for seven days. ... I've called them almost every day. They said they would be out here, they never come. Boy, when this phone gets turned on, they are gone. They might not think so, but they keep saying 'Sorry for the inconvenience.' ... But they'll be there to collect on the bill. " - Hagerstown "To all you callers - to all you people out there that's badmouthing inmates: Let them alone. Give it a rest.
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July 4, 2009
SEPT. 15, 1928-JULY 1, 2009 BOONSBORO - Charles O. Stouffer, 80, of Boonsboro, died Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at NMS Healthcare in Hagerstown. Born Sept. 15, 1928, he was the son of the late Ernest and Lottie (Kinsey) Stouffer. Mr. Stouffer was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Mount Lena United Methodist Church, where he was a proud participant in the "Apple Dumpling Gang. " Mr. Stouffer was employed with Allegheny Power, retiring after 38 years of service.
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April 30, 2009
QUINCY, Pa. -- More than 750 Allegheny Power customers, mostly in Quincy Township, lost power Wednesday evening after a vehicle struck a utility pole on Pa. 316 around 6:30 p.m. Many had power restored by 9:30 p.m., according to an Allegheny Power spokeswoman. The driver was injured and taken to Washington County Hospital, according to Pennsylvania State Police. No other information was available late Wednesday.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | April 30, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A brush fire this week in a rural area of Jefferson County that was ignited by a sparking wire on a utility pole caused four area fire company trucks to become stranded for hours when a small concrete bridge caved in under the weight of one of the trucks.  Barbara Miller, director of the Jefferson County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, told the Jefferson County Commission on Thursday that the incident began in the early afternoon Tuesday when the alarm came in. The trucks was not able to leave the area until midnight, Miller said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | April 5, 2009
SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. -- Just about any Thursday morning can find Debbie Royalty milking the family cow, then rushing off to Charles Town to get to the weekly meeting of the Jefferson County Commissioners. She mostly sits quietly in the audience among the usual handful of citizens, reporters and county officials waiting for their turn at the podium. She sits quietly, that is, until one of her "hot" topics comes up. "I've been attending these meetings for 15 years, off and on," she said.
NEWS
April 2, 2009
WOODSBORO, Md. -- A Saltsburg, Pa., tractor-trailer driver was killed in a crash just before midnight in which a home was damaged and nearby residents left without electric power, Maryland State Police said. At 23:44 p.m. Wednesday, Raymond Joseph Doland, 60, was driving a tractor-trailer loaded with powder cement southbound on Md. 75 when the truck went off the roadway on a curve, police said. The vehicle overturned and struck a utility pole, a home at 10968 Green Valley Road and a parked Jeep Grand Cherokee.
NEWS
March 3, 2009
Power was restored to Hagerstown's North End at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, about 30 minutes after an equipment failure caused about 2,500 customers in that part of the city to lose power, a Hagerstown Light Department official said. Parts of the downtown area, including traffic lights, also were affected by the outage. The Washington County Commissioners adjourned their meeting early because of the outage. The 11 a.m. outage was caused by a malfunction in protective equipment, known as lightning arresters, in Allegheny Power's substation along Northern Avenue near the railroad tracks, an Allegheny spokesman said.
NEWS
From Staff reports | February 12, 2009
Winds cause substantial damage TRI-STATE -- Crews continued working today to restore electrical service to Allegheny Power customers in the Tri-State area after high winds roared through the region Wednesday night and Thursday. More than 1,500 customers in seven area counties were still without power by 3:30 this afternoon, the company reported. "Much damage has occurred to our poles, lines, and equipment from the high winds. Allegheny Power crews began working on the problems immediately and they will continue to work around the clock until all customers are back in service," the company said on its Web site.
NEWS
January 13, 2009
MAY 8, 1924-JAN. 12, 2009 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Arthur E. Short, 84, of Waynesboro, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at St. Petersburg (Fla.) General Hospital. Born May 8, 1924, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late David M. and Marion Monn Short. His wife, Wanetta J. Cromwell Short, died in 1989. He retired in 1985 following 39 years of sales and marketing service with Allegheny Power. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Waynesboro Bible Church.
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