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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 7, 2012
The father of a Williamsport sailor who was killed aboard the USS Cole when terrorists detonated a bomb near the ship's hull in 2000 said he was glad to hear that a U.S. missile strike over the weekend killed one of the architects of the attack. Tom Wibberley, whose 19-year-old son, Seaman Craig Wibberley, died aboard the destroyer, said Monday that the death of al-Qaida operative Fahd al-Quso was long overdue. “The more (terrorists) they kill, the better,” Wibberley said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | January 30, 2012
Two men accused in the violent attack and armed robbery of former Berkeley County Commissioner Howard Strauss pleaded guilty Monday to three of five felony charges against them. Now convicted of first-degree robbery, conspiracy and malicious assault, Brian Lance Shamburg, 31, and Ronald Lee Shamburg, 23, both of Martinsburg, are scheduled to be sentenced April 3 by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III. Single felony counts of burglary and assault during the commission of a felony were dismissed against each defendant as part of a plea agreement reached with Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely's office.
NEWS
October 29, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County Sheriff's Department officer who suffered a heart attack while searching for two drug suspects in the Hedgesville, W.Va., area Tuesday was listed in fair condition on Wednesday. Capt. Richard Steerman, who has been with the sheriff's department for 25 years, was walking through a wooded area when he suffered the attack, said Capt. Curtis Keller. A Maryland State Police helicopter, which was being used in the search, took Steerman from the scene to City Hospital in Martinsburg, Keller said.
NEWS
December 7, 2007
A year after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, The Herald-Mail asked some local residents how the events of that day had changed their lives. Marc Pierne, then 19, said that "It was our generation's version of Pearl Harbor. It's the first time our generation has seen terror, has seen an attack on the United States. " For a generation of U.S. citizens now in their 80s, "Remember Pearl Harbor" was a rallying cry for Americans determined not to allow that sneak attack of Dec. 7, 1941, to become a prelude to defeat and conquest by the Japanese.
NEWS
March 16, 1998
4 recovering from stab wounds in attack Two brothers and a friend were recovering from stab wounds received Sunday night as they were stopped at a traffic light at Washington and Locust Streets. James Ollen Benedict, 18, of 17426 Rockdale Road, Clear Spring; Steven Scott Benedict, 23, of Conococheague Street, Williamsport; and Charles Edward Socks, 19, of 17127 W. Washington St., were listed in fair condition Monday night at Washington County Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
NEWS
January 22, 1998
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer Photographs of the defendant as a Cub Scout leader and cards and drawings from his son didn't dissuade Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III from imposing a seven-year prison sentence Wednesday on a man accused of attacking his live-in girlfriend with a claw hammer last April. Levi Holman III, 34, of Hagerstown, pleaded guilty to one-count of second-degree assault halfway through a Sept. 18 trial in which the victim testified she was attacked with a claw hammer on April 27 in the home she shared with Holman.
NEWS
December 7, 2004
It was Sunday morning shortly after 7:30 a.m. and Lee Soucy, a Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, had just finished breakfast. Stationed aboard the USS Utah in Hawaii, Soucy looked out a porthole and was surprised to see planes flying on a Sunday. Even when the first bombs fell, Soucy recalled, no one thought that it was an enemy attack. U.S. planes practiced with dummy bombs all the time. When the first explosion was heard, Soucy assumed there had been a terrible mistake, that someone had mistakenly loaded live weapons onto the planes.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 7, 2003
Snoopy, the mixed breed dog that was attacked by a pit bull Saturday, is recovering. GeriLynn Kelbaugh of Spruce Street in Hagerstown said Tuesday that Snoopy suffered a deep puncture wound in her eye, which caused bleeding. Her eyelid was torn in five places, Kelbaugh said. Snoopy also had at least 10 puncture wounds on her face and deep bruises in her ear, Kelbaugh said. On Wednesday, Kelbaugh's daughter, Sarah, said Snoopy's eye was starting to swell shut. Snoopy was scheduled to see a veterinarian today.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | December 7, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - As war stories go, Maury Werth has the makings of one of the best. On Dec. 7, 1941, his Navy ship, the USS Raleigh, was the first to be struck by a Japanese torpedo in Pearl Harbor, and he was on the anti-aircraft gun crew that helped shoot down five Japanese planes. But to hear him tell it, the day that would live in infamy was just an inevitable event, and he just happened to be there. Werth, 90, of Williamsport, speaks with awe of the carefully coordinated Japanese attack and admiration for the level-headedness of his commander, who kept the Raleigh from capsizing as it took on 4,000 tons of water by ordering all topside weight thrown overboard.
NEWS
BY DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | May 3, 2002
dank@herald-mail.com A 6-year-old girl was playing in a field near her home south of Huyetts Crossroads last week when she was attacked by a part-pit bull dog, leaving her with wounds on her head and face that required more than 40 stitches, according to her parents and a Washington County Health Department animal bite report. While her parents are thankful the attack wasn't worse, they say the incident shows the need for stricter dog control laws. Hope Kurzawa turned 6 last week.
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SPORTS
September 5, 2013
If the Philadelphia Eagles want to run the Washington Redskins ragged, DeAngelo Hall says it won't work. “We're in great shape,” the Redskins cornerback said, “so if they want to try to put their condition against ours, I feel like we'll win that battle every day of the week.” That's not to say Hall is expecting an easy night's work when the Redskins host the Eagles on Monday. The game marks the NFL coaching debut of Chip Kelly, who has brought to Philadelphia the same run-as-many-plays-as-possible philosophy that worked so well at the University of Oregon.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2013
A Washington Township, Pa., memorial to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will be dedicated in a ceremony in two weeks. Music from the Wayne Band will open the ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Red Run Park off Pa. 16 east of Waynesboro, Pa. Speeches will begin at 6:30 p.m. The newly constructed memorial will feature artifacts from the three sites of terrorist attacks nearly 12 years ago, including Ground Zero in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the field where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, Pa. The memorial's structure is complete, and the electrical wiring is in place.
LIFESTYLE
By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | June 2, 2013
Zombies. Giant super-storms. Runaway climate change. Alien invasions. Sneak attacks by invading enemy nations. Thrilling stuff of end-of-life-as-we-know-it science fiction books and movies. But as recent news coverage reminds us - Superstorm Sandy in New York; the fertilizer explosion in Texas; the huge tornado in Moore, Okla.; the train derailment and explosion in Baltimore - ordinary events bring plenty of disasters that can end life as we know it, at least for those affected.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2013
A Martinsburg man accused of a violent attack in August 2012 that left a woman “unrecognizable” with multiple facial fractures faces a sentence of at least 15 years behind bars. Christopher C. Dawson, 23, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to six counts of malicious assault, three counts of domestic battery and entered an Alford plea to one count of second-degree sexual assault. Under an Alford plea, a defendant doesn't admit guilt, but acknowledges the prosecution has sufficient evidence to gain a conviction.
LIFESTYLE
April 27, 2013
War Memorial Hospital and Valley Health Heart & Vascular Services will offer the Heart Attack Risk Program from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, in Education Room A at War Memorial Hospital located at 1 Healthy Way in Berkeley Springs.    Test results from a finger stick blood draw will provide participants with information on their total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol/HDL ratio, triglycerides, blood sugar, blood...
SPORTS
By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | March 26, 2013
North Hagerstown's season and MVAL Antietam boys lacrosse opener against Brunswick became a showcase for the Hubs' multi-dimensional offensive attack on Tuesday night at Mike Callas Stadium. Drew Brooks scored four goals and Kyle Hewlett and Reggie Daniel each netted three as North steamed past the Railroaders, 12-5. The final score could have been an even bigger blowout. The Hubs (1-0, 1-0) took 32 shots in the first half, compared to just seven for Brunswick (0-3, 0-2). But 15 of North's shots went wide or high, and Railroaders goalie Anthony Malik made 11 saves to keep Brunswick within 6-3 at halftime.
SPORTS
By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com | March 22, 2013
How far can North Hagerstown go? That's the dominant question in Washington County girls lacrosse this season, because the Hubs are clearly the team to beat. North went 10-3 in 2012 and returns 10 starters. Five of them were Herald-Mail All-County First Team honorees, led by junior twins Leah Peterson - last year's county player of the year - and Kayla Peterson. They combined for 118 goals last year. The biggest change for the Hubs is the head coach, with Robert Compton taking over for Katie Eck, who was The Herald-Mail's Lacrosse Coach of the Year in 2012.
LIFESTYLE
February 4, 2013
War Memorial Hospital and Valley Health Heart & Vascular Services will offer the Heart Attack Risk Program from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Education Room A at War Memorial Hospital, 1 Healthy Way in Berkeley Springs.  Test results from a finger stick blood draw will provide participants with information on their total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol/HDL ratio, triglycerides, blood sugar, blood pressure and...
SPORTS
December 18, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 BOYS BASKETBALL THURMONT Md. - Nick Karlen had 11 points to lead North Hagerstown past Catoctin 58-38 on Tuesday night in the MVAL Antietam. Kenny McCrary had nine points, 14 rebounds and three steals, Andrew Yacyk had eight points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, Max Ober had six assists and four steals, Isaiah Keyes had eight points and four assists, and Will Peralta added eight points and nine rebounds for the Hubs (3-2, 2-1). NORTH HAGERSTOWN (3-2, 2-1)
NEWS
December 7, 2012
The owner of two pit bulls who attacked a Hagerstown police officer and several other people on Sunday has been cited by the Humane Society of Washington County. Tonya Hall, of 141 East Ave. in Hagerstown, was cited with two violations of animal at large-prohibited; and one violation each of rabies-immunization of dogs, cats, and ferrets; and dog licenses generally, according to a humane society press release. “The citations are a result of complaints of two dogs running at large and allegedly biting multiple individuals in Hagerstown, the release said.
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