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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 13, 2012
The trial of a Hagerstown man charged with causing permanent brain damage to a child will be postponed until attorneys for both sides can obtain medical records detailing the victim's injuries. Washington County Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer on Monday granted a motion to postpone the trial of Darryl Xavier Talley Jr., 25, of 1317 Jay Drive. Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Michele Hansen said after the hearing that attorneys have not received the medical records of Kaleb Marcello Adams from Children's National Medical Center inWashington, D.C. Talley has been charged with one count each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and second-degree child abuse.
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August 30, 2012
The trial of a Hagerstown man accused earlier this year of assaulting a child and causing permanent brain damage was rescheduled Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court for two days in November. Darryl Xavier Talley Jr., 25, of 1317 Jay Drive, is charged with first-degree child abuse resulting in severe physical injury, second-degree child abuse and first- and second-degree assault in an incident that occurred on or about March 22 or 23, according to court records. A jury trial was scheduled for Thursday, but the state filed a motion to continue the case.
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by Christine L. Moats | September 9, 2002
Q:What is Reyes Syndrome? A: According to the National Reyes Syndrome Foundation (NRSF), Reyes Syndrome is a disease that affects all organs of the body, but most seriously affects the brain and the liver. It is not contagious and the cause is unknown. The syndrome is often mistaken for illnesses such as meningitis, encephalitis, diabetes, drug overdose, poisoning, Sudden Infant Death syndrome, or psychiatric illness. Abnormal accumulations of fat begin to develop in the liver and other organs of the body, along with a severe increase of pressure in the brain.
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By MARLO BARNHART | March 22, 2000
In his first seven weeks of life, Thomas Caleb Smith suffered 17 fractured ribs, broken legs and pelvic bones, nearly a dozen bruises, retinal hemorrhaging in his eyes and brain damage - the result of severe, repeated child abuse, according to court testimony. A Washington County Circuit jury heard that testimony Tuesday from a University of Maryland pediatric specialist during the first day of the trial of Charles Herbert Smith, the father of the infant. Smith, 38, formerly of 2 Broadway, is charged with first- and second-degree assault, child abuse and reckless endangerment of his son last June 5. The child survived the injuries.
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By MARLO BARNHART | March 22, 2000
A day after medical testimony that Thomas Caleb Smith suffered massive brain damage within minutes or two or three hours before he stopped breathing on June 5, his father testified Wednesday he was the only one who cared for the infant during the preceding 11 hours. cont. from front page Under questioning by Washington County State's Attorney Kenneth Long, Charles Herbert Smith, 38, denied hitting, squeezing or shaking his son that night or ever. "I love my son," he said as he concluded his testimony on the second day of his Washington County Circuit Court trial on charges of first- and second-degree assault, child abuse and reckless endangerment.
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By MARLO BARNHART | June 6, 2000
Charles Herbert Smith, convicted of a first-degree assault that left his seven-week-old son with brain damage, was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison. Washington County Circuit Judge Donald Beachley also sentenced Smith to a 15-year concurrent sentence for child abuse. A reckless endangerment conviction was merged into the child abuse conviction. Smith continued to deny that he injured the child. "I'm not this monster I wouldn't beat up my own son," Smith said just moments before Beachley imposed sentence.
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by DON AINES | February 14, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The broken metal crossbar of a swing set lay on the floor in front of the jury box this week in Franklin County Court, evidence in a trial in which a woman is suing the Borough of Waynesboro (Pa.) for injuries she received in an accident at Memorial Park more than five years ago. Joleen Brubaker, 28, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., is seeking damages for medical bills, loss of future income, and pain and suffering from the July 15, 2001, accident in which the crossbar broke while she was on the swing set, according to her attorney, James Stein.
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by JANET HEIM | March 13, 2006
Allyson Semler is surrounded by angels - her parents, grandparents and doctors. Now, members of the Maugansville Ruritan can be added to the list. The Maugansville Ruritan Club is donating all of the proceeds from its Annual Community Auction to help pay for Allyson's mounting medical bills. The 11-month old daughter of Jamie Lynn Connor, 25, and Aaron Semler, 23, of Hagerstown, was diagnosed with Moyamoya disease, a rare, progressive disorder that causes obstruction of major blood vessels around the base of the brain.
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June 20, 2006
Now that school is out and temperatures are beginning to rise, it's a sure bet that children will seek refuge from the heat in a swimming pool, if one is handy. A bit of planning by parents now should greatly reduce the chances of tragedy later. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 300 children under age 5 drown each year in a swimming pool - and usually one that's owned by their own family. In most cases, according to the CPSC, the children were being supervised by one or more parent, but managed to elude mom and dad for just a few minutes.
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by JANET HEIM | March 10, 2006
Allyson Semler is surrounded by angels - her parents, grandparents and doctors. Now the members of the Maugansville Ruritan can be added to the list. The Maugansville Ruritan Club is donating all of the proceeds from its Annual Community Auction to help pay for Allyson's mounting medical bills. The 11-month old daughter of Jamie Lynn Connor, 25, and Aaron Semler, 23, of Hagerstown was diagnosed with Moyamoya disease, a rare, progressive disorder which causes obstruction of major blood vessels around the base of the brain.
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August 30, 2012
The trial of a Hagerstown man accused earlier this year of assaulting a child and causing permanent brain damage was rescheduled Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court for two days in November. Darryl Xavier Talley Jr., 25, of 1317 Jay Drive, is charged with first-degree child abuse resulting in severe physical injury, second-degree child abuse and first- and second-degree assault in an incident that occurred on or about March 22 or 23, according to court records. A jury trial was scheduled for Thursday, but the state filed a motion to continue the case.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 13, 2012
The trial of a Hagerstown man charged with causing permanent brain damage to a child will be postponed until attorneys for both sides can obtain medical records detailing the victim's injuries. Washington County Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer on Monday granted a motion to postpone the trial of Darryl Xavier Talley Jr., 25, of 1317 Jay Drive. Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Michele Hansen said after the hearing that attorneys have not received the medical records of Kaleb Marcello Adams from Children's National Medical Center inWashington, D.C. Talley has been charged with one count each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and second-degree child abuse.
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by DON AINES | February 14, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The broken metal crossbar of a swing set lay on the floor in front of the jury box this week in Franklin County Court, evidence in a trial in which a woman is suing the Borough of Waynesboro (Pa.) for injuries she received in an accident at Memorial Park more than five years ago. Joleen Brubaker, 28, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., is seeking damages for medical bills, loss of future income, and pain and suffering from the July 15, 2001, accident in which the crossbar broke while she was on the swing set, according to her attorney, James Stein.
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June 20, 2006
Now that school is out and temperatures are beginning to rise, it's a sure bet that children will seek refuge from the heat in a swimming pool, if one is handy. A bit of planning by parents now should greatly reduce the chances of tragedy later. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 300 children under age 5 drown each year in a swimming pool - and usually one that's owned by their own family. In most cases, according to the CPSC, the children were being supervised by one or more parent, but managed to elude mom and dad for just a few minutes.
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By TARA REILLY | April 23, 2006
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - When a local teenager's mother told him to remember an injured toddler in his prayers, he did more than pray for her. He raised $8,600 to help her and her family. Brandon Trefelner, 14, sold purple wristbands for $2 each to benefit Prayer Wenger, who suffered brain damage in a near-fatal swimming pool accident in July 2005. She was 17 months old. Thanks to Brandon's efforts, Prayer's parents, Lisa and Michael Wenger, were able to purchase several items, among them a hot tub for their daughter's therapy.
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By BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | April 23, 2006
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A brain aneurysm put Hoover in Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center for 16 days in June 2005. He remembers nothing of the first four days in Hershey. The bleeding into his brain blocked his sight, but surgery restored it two months later. Doctors repaired the aneurysm with a small coil. "I have no permanent brain damage," said Hoover, 50. "That's not the norm for this type of problem. Fifty (percent) to 75 percent of patients with this type of aneurysm die, and 50 percent of the survivors have brain damage.
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by JANET HEIM | March 13, 2006
Allyson Semler is surrounded by angels - her parents, grandparents and doctors. Now, members of the Maugansville Ruritan can be added to the list. The Maugansville Ruritan Club is donating all of the proceeds from its Annual Community Auction to help pay for Allyson's mounting medical bills. The 11-month old daughter of Jamie Lynn Connor, 25, and Aaron Semler, 23, of Hagerstown, was diagnosed with Moyamoya disease, a rare, progressive disorder that causes obstruction of major blood vessels around the base of the brain.
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by JANET HEIM | March 10, 2006
Allyson Semler is surrounded by angels - her parents, grandparents and doctors. Now the members of the Maugansville Ruritan can be added to the list. The Maugansville Ruritan Club is donating all of the proceeds from its Annual Community Auction to help pay for Allyson's mounting medical bills. The 11-month old daughter of Jamie Lynn Connor, 25, and Aaron Semler, 23, of Hagerstown was diagnosed with Moyamoya disease, a rare, progressive disorder which causes obstruction of major blood vessels around the base of the brain.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 19, 2005
GREENCASTLE, PA. tiffanya@herald-mail.com A Greencastle teen has started a fundraiser to help a little girl he has never met. Brandon Trefelner, 13, came up with the idea of selling wristbands because he wears a similar one on his own wrist. The wristbands, which are being sold for $3 each, will raise money for Prayer Wenger, an 18-month-old girl who suffered brain damage after a near-fatal accident in her Waynesboro, Pa., backyard pool last month. Although Prayer is listed in good condition at Penn State Children's Hospital, her mother, Lisa Wenger, said she was "technically brain-dead.
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by DON AINES | April 12, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - It was a quiet Easter Sunday afternoon in the basement of the Franklin County Courthouse for the six telecommunicators manning the consoles in the 911 center. Between calls, some of the dispatchers looked up occasionally to check out what was happening at the Masters golf tournament. "I'm used to watching NASCAR on Sundays," said Denny Clopper, a dispatcher for more than 14 years. A quiet shift can turn around very quickly when someone calls in to report a fire, medical emergency, accident or crime.
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