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By ERIN JULIUS | June 18, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies on Thursday were investigating the death of a 5-month-old who police say died Wednesday afternoon at Washington County Hospital after being found in cardiac arrest at the Citicorp Family Center. The child's death was being investigated because it was an unattended death, which means the deceased was not under the care of a doctor at the time of death, and unattended deaths are always investigated, Sheriff's Department Maj. Sam Billotti said Thursday morning.
NEWS
November 28, 2012
Two Martinsburg residents who authorities allege went into cardiac arrest after they injected heroin while their children were in the house have been charged with child neglect, the Martinsburg Police Department said. Maurilio A. Chaparro, 20, and Caitlin M. McGee, 23, both of 607 N. Second St., were charged with one count each of child neglect with risk of injury, according to a police department news release. Officers said they received a call at 4:30 p.m. Monday for two people who were in cardiac arrest at a home at 607 N. Second St. in Martinsburg.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 24, 2013
Family members and friends of a popular Boonsboro High School athlete are mourning her death after she collapsed at a camp in Mercersburg, Pa., on Monday evening. Michaela Grove's mother, Brenda Grove, said she believes her 16-year-old daughter was involved in a tug-of-war competition at Camp Tohiglo when she fell to the ground in cardiac arrest. Michaela was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, but she could not be revived, according to her mother. David Jones, director of coaching for the Locomotive FC soccer club for which Michaela played, was among those reeling from the teen's death.
NEWS
June 29, 2012
A 59-year-old Corning, N.Y., man who went into cardiac arrest after crashing his bicycle on Flowing Springs Road in Jefferson County Wednesday has died, authorities confirmed Friday. Mark C. Hogan, 59, was pronounced dead at Winchester Medical Center at 11:24 p.m. Wednesday, according to Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy A.S. Hockman. Hogan, who was among hundreds of cyclists participating in the 2012 Bike Virginia Tour, was wearing a helmet when he struck his head in the crash at the Duffields railroad crossing about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the sheriff's office said.
NEWS
June 20, 2009
Youth struck and killed by train Police say drugs ordered at pizza shop Infant found in cardiac arrest at family center dies Va. grandfather faces sentencing for bank robbery One person killed in crash in Jefferson County
NEWS
December 30, 1999
CLEAR SPRING - A man was electrocuted Thursday night while working on a microwave in a Clear Spring home, according to Lt. Scott Wolff of the Clear Spring Ambulance Club. The accident happened at about 7:30 p.m. at 14128 Spickler Road, Wolff said. The man, whose name and age were unavailable late Thursday, went into cardiac arrest and could not be resuscitated, he said. He was pronounced dead at Washington County Hospital, Wolff said.
NEWS
October 4, 2003
Police sent photos and reports to the State Medical Examiners' Office in Baltimore Friday as part of the investigation into the death of 3-year-old Christopher Hook, Hagerstown Police Lt. Rick Johnson said. Hook, son of Chad and Nancy Hook of 438 N. Prospect St., was taken to Washington County Hospital in cardiac arrest just after 7 a.m. Wednesday. Police said doctors pronounced him dead at the hospital. Doctors at the Medical Examiner's Office performed an autopsy Thursday and requested additional police information.
NEWS
by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 25, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Police were investigating as "suspicious" the Thursday morning death of a 2-year-old boy in Berkeley County, Sheriff W. Randy Smith said. Police were dispatched to 191 Moonlight Lane in a subdivision off W.Va. 45 about 11 a.m. for a reported cardiac arrest. Emergency crews were unable to revive the child, who was pronounced dead at 11:28 a.m. at City Hospital, Berkeley County Medical Examiner Sandra Brining said. The body was sent to Charleston, W.Va., for an autopsy at the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
NEWS
August 28, 2009
The Maryland medical examiner's office said it could not determine the cause of a 5-month-old boy's death at a Citicorp daycare near Hagerstown in June. The agency said Friday it was a case of sudden, unexplained infant death, like those of 2,000 to 3,000 U.S. children under 1 year of age annually. The boy was in the care of contractor Bright Horizons at Citicorp's credit services complex when ambulance workers responding to a 911 call found him not breathing and in cardiac arrest on June 17. The Washington County Sheriff's Department hasn't released the child's name.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 24, 2013
Family members and friends of a popular Boonsboro High School athlete are mourning her death after she collapsed at a camp in Mercersburg, Pa., on Monday evening. Michaela Grove's mother, Brenda Grove, said she believes her 16-year-old daughter was involved in a tug-of-war competition at Camp Tohiglo when she fell to the ground in cardiac arrest. Michaela was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, but she could not be revived, according to her mother. David Jones, director of coaching for the Locomotive FC soccer club for which Michaela played, was among those reeling from the teen's death.
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NEWS
November 28, 2012
Two Martinsburg residents who authorities allege went into cardiac arrest after they injected heroin while their children were in the house have been charged with child neglect, the Martinsburg Police Department said. Maurilio A. Chaparro, 20, and Caitlin M. McGee, 23, both of 607 N. Second St., were charged with one count each of child neglect with risk of injury, according to a police department news release. Officers said they received a call at 4:30 p.m. Monday for two people who were in cardiac arrest at a home at 607 N. Second St. in Martinsburg.
OPINION
November 8, 2012
“I wish those radar/speed boxes could be installed on Halfway Boulevard between Virginia Avenue and Downsville Pike. Some people still drive it like the Indy 500, speeding and weaving in and out between cars. Seems those cutouts that were created for police cars to sit on off the road aren't a deterrent. This happens that whole stretch but mainly around the wooded area.” - Williamsport “This is about your editorial (about) the stadium and building and how we need to get our share of the pork in here because somebody else is going to get it if we don't have a project for taking it such as the stadium.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | November 3, 2012
In Franklin County, fewer than 1 percent of patients who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital will survive the attack. Dave Donohue, director of the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services, wants to turn those odds around. He came up with the idea for the first countywide CPR training class in the spring, took it to the EMS chiefs and held classes on Saturday. “CPR is the single most important link in the chain of survival,” Donohue said. “The reality is if someone has a heart attack, it takes at least eight or nine minutes for advanced care to arrive.
NEWS
June 29, 2012
A 59-year-old Corning, N.Y., man who went into cardiac arrest after crashing his bicycle on Flowing Springs Road in Jefferson County Wednesday has died, authorities confirmed Friday. Mark C. Hogan, 59, was pronounced dead at Winchester Medical Center at 11:24 p.m. Wednesday, according to Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy A.S. Hockman. Hogan, who was among hundreds of cyclists participating in the 2012 Bike Virginia Tour, was wearing a helmet when he struck his head in the crash at the Duffields railroad crossing about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the sheriff's office said.
LIFESTYLE
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | tiffanya@herald-mail.com | January 23, 2011
Competitive cyclist Brian Fouche has spent more than a decade racing toward finish lines. But two months ago, Fouche found himself racing toward death. "My heart just stopped," Fouche said. Fouche, 28, of Hagerstown, went into cardiac arrest during a Nov. 20 cyclocross race in Howard County, Md. The experience has inspired Fouche to start a blog — "Heart Disease, Racing and All That Other Stuff" at Bafouche.blogspot.com . He's also regained the courage to get back on the bike.
NEWS
December 1, 2009
SMITHSBURG -- Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (SEMS), responded to 92 calls in November and attended other local functions. The November responses pushed SEMS past 1,000 calls for the year, with a total of 1,039 calls as of Dec. 1, according to Deputy Chief James Ulrich. The November calls included 22 responses within Smithsburg town limits, 12 responses to the Leitersburg area, seven to the Mount Aetna area and eight calls to the Cascade-Pen Mar area. There were five mutual-aid calls to Frederick County, Md., five to Franklin County, Pa., nine to the Hagerstown area and one to the Boonsboro area.
NEWS
August 28, 2009
The Maryland medical examiner's office said it could not determine the cause of a 5-month-old boy's death at a Citicorp daycare near Hagerstown in June. The agency said Friday it was a case of sudden, unexplained infant death, like those of 2,000 to 3,000 U.S. children under 1 year of age annually. The boy was in the care of contractor Bright Horizons at Citicorp's credit services complex when ambulance workers responding to a 911 call found him not breathing and in cardiac arrest on June 17. The Washington County Sheriff's Department hasn't released the child's name.
NEWS
June 20, 2009
Youth struck and killed by train Police say drugs ordered at pizza shop Infant found in cardiac arrest at family center dies Va. grandfather faces sentencing for bank robbery One person killed in crash in Jefferson County
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | June 18, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies on Thursday were investigating the death of a 5-month-old who police say died Wednesday afternoon at Washington County Hospital after being found in cardiac arrest at the Citicorp Family Center. The child's death was being investigated because it was an unattended death, which means the deceased was not under the care of a doctor at the time of death, and unattended deaths are always investigated, Sheriff's Department Maj. Sam Billotti said Thursday morning.
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