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August 26, 2010
A Hagerstown man was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore after he was burned Tuesday while burning trash that contained live ammunition, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. Larry Wolfe, 31, of 806 Lanvale St., was listed in good condition Thursday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said. The incident, which was ruled an accident, occurred Tuesday at about 8:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Beaver Creek Road near Funkstown, according to a press release from the State Fire Marshal's Office.
NEWS
January 28, 2002
Animal control officers get ammunition upgrade By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County animal control officers will begin using a new type of ammunition following an incident recently when a rottweiler attacked one of the officers, county officials said last week. The five officers in the Berkeley County Animal Warden's office had been using birdshot, which emits a shower of small pellets, said Berkeley County Sheriff Randy Smith.
NEWS
May 21, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Several boxes of ammunition and a large quantity of suspected crack cocaine were found in a vehicle during a traffic stop Monday on Washington Street, police said. Sgt. George Manning of the Charles Town Police Department said he was on patrol when he saw a blue Suzuki in the 200 block of West Washington Street with no inspection sticker. The Suzuki was stopped and Manning said he noticed a female passenger acting suspiciously. Manning searched the vehicle and found a plastic bag under the gear shift that contained more than 10 grams of suspected crack cocaine, according to a criminal complaint filed in Jefferson County Magistrate Court.
NEWS
July 17, 1998
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer When Civil War re-enactors participate in mock battles this weekend at Smithsburg Pride Days, they will do so only after hearing a talk on proper firearm safety procedures. That message will come three weeks after a re-enactor was shot in the neck with live ammunition at a re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg. As a result of that incident, there is a need to take extra precautions, said Dennis Easterday, who is coordinating the approximately 100 re-enactors expected for the Smithsburg event.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | August 1, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com SHARPSBURG - The troops who lined up at the battle cannons Saturday at Antietam National Battlefield weren't army regulation, but they'd have to do. Luckily, the plans didn't call for any fighting. Park Ranger Christie Stanczak led a youth education session on how cannons used to work and how people used to communicate before the advent of computers, cell phones and just plain phones. Stanczak first said she'd give the youngsters a break.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | March 18, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been affecting police departments here for years through the mobilization of officers who are enlisted in the military. But the battles in the Middle East are having another, greater, impact on local law enforcement. After more than six years of sustained combat, ammunition is in short supply back home, and police say the shortage is affecting their budgets, training and supply rooms. "It's something we really have to watch.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | February 27, 2008
ANNAPOLIS - A crime-fighting plan to require serial numbers on all ammunition sold in Maryland was denounced Tuesday by gun supporters, including the president of a Washington County sportsmen's group. Ammunition would be tracked through a state police database, paid for by a tax of 5 cents per round, starting Jan. 1, 2009. "This gives law enforcement the DNA trail of the bullet," giving police a jump on investigations otherwise bogged down by lab-testing delays, Russell Ford said.
NEWS
by DON AINES | November 22, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Letterkenny Army Depot's aging ammunition shipping facility will be getting a $6.3 million upgrade, according to an announcement Friday by two members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation. The money for the Letterkenny Munitions Center was included in the Military Quality of Life Appropriations Act, according to U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa. "This funding will provide the resources necessary for upgrades and maintenance to a facility that was built in the 1940s," said Shuster, a member of the Armed Services Committee.
NEWS
January 10, 2002
Shooting victim's parents charged By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI kimy@herald-mail.com The parents of a 6-year-old Clear Spring girl who was accidentally shot to death by her 8-year-old brother will face misdemeanor charges in connection with the child's death. continued Cassey Yost died Nov. 30, 2001, when a shotgun held by her 8-year-old brother, Austin, discharged, striking her in the head at the family's 12072 National Pike home, Maryland State Police said.
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NEWS
April 11, 2013
Two men were arrested, and marijuana, guns, ammunition and $4,000 in cash were seized Monday by the Washington County Narcotics Task Force during a search of a Papa Court house, according to Washington County District Court records. Anthony Morrisey, 36, of Asbury Park, N.J., was charged with possession of a large amount of marijuana, being a convicted felon in possession of firearms, possession of a firearm in a drug-related offense and false statements to police, court records said.
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BUSINESS
January 15, 2012
Hendershot's Sporting Goods Hendershot's Sporting Goods is moving its store to 19828 National Pike in Hagerstown this spring. It currently is at 110 W. Main St. in Hancock. Hendershot's is a family-owned business that has served the Tri-State area for more than 50 years. It will be doubling its current amount of retail space in the new, modern building, and will have an extensive selection of rifles, handguns and accessories including brands such as Dakota, Cooper, H-S Precision, Ed Brown, Glock, Smith & Wesson, Sig Sauer, Ruger, Wilson Combat, Rock River, Remington, Winchester and Henry.
NEWS
September 11, 2011
A Boonsboro man faces weapons charges after Maryland State Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to a “shots fired” call in the area of North Main Street around 5:35 a.m. Sunday, police said. Robert Broadbent, 28, of 50 Saint Paul St. in Boonsboro, was being held Sunday afternoon in the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of a $10,000 bond, authorities said. A second call to 911 reported a man in camouflage, carrying a shotgun on Saint Paul Street in Boonsboro on Sunday morning, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 4, 2011
A man who allegedly told police that he "should have just shot it out" with the arresting officers after he was found with a loaded gun was sentenced this week to 18 months in jail. "Sometimes we are at our stupidest when we are young," Washington County Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer told Trevin Tyray Harris, of 608 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown, on Monday before sentencing him to three years in prison for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a minor. Dwyer suspended half the sentence and ordered that Harris serve his time in the Washington County Detention Center.
NEWS
August 26, 2010
A Hagerstown man was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore after he was burned Tuesday while burning trash that contained live ammunition, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. Larry Wolfe, 31, of 806 Lanvale St., was listed in good condition Thursday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said. The incident, which was ruled an accident, occurred Tuesday at about 8:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Beaver Creek Road near Funkstown, according to a press release from the State Fire Marshal's Office.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | November 27, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Firefighters responding to a mobile home fire Thursday morning in Morgan County arrived to a sound similar to fireworks exploding and soon learned that 5,000 rounds of ammunition were inside. Because of the ammunition and a propane tank, firefighters moved back to a safe distance and poured water on the outside of the double-wide trailer at 1416 Jim West Road. The mobile home, which was a total loss, was owned by Charles Cain. "He'd left to go hunting.
NEWS
By DON AINES | July 19, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - It still has to be approved by the Senate, voted on by the House and signed by President Bush, but the Senate Appropriations Committee has requested $22.4 million for military construction at Letterkenny Army Depot for the 2009 fiscal year. The markup of the appropriations bill for military construction was completed Thursday, according to a joint announcement from Pennsylvania's U.S. Sens. Arlen Specter and Bob Casey. At the requests of Specter, a Republican, and Casey, a Democrat, the committee included $7.5 million for modifications to ammunition igloos at the Letterkenny Munitions Center.
NEWS
May 21, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Several boxes of ammunition and a large quantity of suspected crack cocaine were found in a vehicle during a traffic stop Monday on Washington Street, police said. Sgt. George Manning of the Charles Town Police Department said he was on patrol when he saw a blue Suzuki in the 200 block of West Washington Street with no inspection sticker. The Suzuki was stopped and Manning said he noticed a female passenger acting suspiciously. Manning searched the vehicle and found a plastic bag under the gear shift that contained more than 10 grams of suspected crack cocaine, according to a criminal complaint filed in Jefferson County Magistrate Court.
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