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NEWS
May 13, 2013
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said it was investigating a fire that caused $3,000 in damages to a car Saturday night in the 20100 block of Hogmaw Road near Keedysville. The fire started in the interior passenger compartment of a 1996 Chevrolet Beretta that was parked in the 20100 block of Hogmaw Road, according to a Fire Marshal's Office news release. The fire was reported by the owner at 10:50 p.m. Saturday. It took 14 firefighters about 10 minutes to get it under control, the release says.
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BREAKINGNEWS
May 12, 2013
A Hedgesville man was found dead Saturday morning next to a car that West Virginia State Police determined went off the road and collided with a tree, according to a news release from state police. Police identified the man as Donovan Travis, 27. State police were notified of a traffic accident with a possible fatality near the 4300 block of Allensville Road at approximately 7:14 a.m. Saturday, the release said. Police found a 2007 Toyota Corolla off the east edge of the road and saw a deceased man lying on the ground near the car's passenger door, the release said.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | May 10, 2013
Dolly Parton once said “Sometimes you just have to toot your own horn. Otherwise, nobody will know you're a-comin'.” For Paul T. Woodal Jr. of Hagerstown, his horn is attached to a Barbie-pink 2008 Volkswagen Beetle adorned with photos and sayings from one of country music's most beloved artists, Dolly Parton. Woodal, 38, credits his mother, Faye Woodal, for introducing him to the star with the beautiful voice, big hair and bigger, well, assets. “(My mother) introduced me to her records, her LPs,” he said.
NEWS
May 5, 2013
A 48-year-old Chambersburg man who was struck by a car while riding a bicycle in Southampton Township Friday night has died, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release Sunday. Jeffrey I. Coons was riding a bike south on Airport Road at 11:02 p.m. when he was struck from behind by a 2004 Toyota Sequoia being driven by Mark E. Nealy, 42, of Shippensburg, according to the release. Coons, who was thrown over the hood of the vehicle, was flown to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at about 3:45 a.m. Saturday, the release said.
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | May 3, 2013
Hagerstown police cited a Chambersburg, Pa., woman after her car was struck by a CSX train Friday in the 700 block of Potomac Avenue near the McComas Street intersection. Shonda M. Dosher, 34, of 4095 Ricklyn Drive in Chambersburg, was charged with failure to stop at a railroad crossing, according to Hagerstown Police Chief Mark Holtzman. One train engine pulling another engine struck the Dodge Neon that Dosher was driving as she tried to cross the tracks shortly before 9 a.m., Holtzman said.
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 1, 2013
A Frederick, Md., man who was helping to push a disabled car in the slow lane of eastbound Interstate 70 was killed Tuesday evening when the vehicle that was being pushed was struck by another car, according to Maryland State Police . The accident was reported at 6:43 p.m., and it occurred in Washington County just west of the Frederick County line where National Pike (U.S. 40) crosses the interstate. State police said that Adam C. Gammon, 37, of Bethel Road, Frederick, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
NEWS
April 23, 2013
The Humane Society of Washington County rescued a brown and white Australian cattle dog mix Saturday. The female dog was hit by a car and was found on North Locust and West North Avenue in Hagerstown at 3:58 p.m. Anyone with information about the dog is encouraged to contact the shelter at 301-733-2060.  The dog has been treated for its injuries and is waiting to go home.  “She is a very well behaved, friendly dog. We hope to...
BREAKINGNEWS
April 23, 2013
A Martinsburg woman died Tuesday morning when the vehicle she was driving struck the rear of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 81, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office. Barbara J. Haarman, age and address not given, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 3 a.m. accident, the sheriff's office said in a news release. She  sustained multiple injuries, including head trauma, the release said. Haarman was driving a 2000 Ford station wagon north when it struck the rear of the tractor-trailer driven by David Bernhardt of Fayetteville, Pa., deputies said.
NEWS
April 3, 2013
One person was killed early Easter Sunday in  a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Apple Harvest Drive and State Circle in Martinsburg, according to a news release issued  Wednesday night by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. The driver was taken to City Hospital, where he later died of his injuries, according to the release issued by Deputy C. Pearson, who, along with other deputies, responded to the call at 3:03 a.m. The white Volvo four-door sedan was traveling west on Apple Harvest Drive when its driver lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and rolled, deputies said.
NEWS
March 31, 2013
A 64-year-old Clear Spring man died after a single-car crash Sunday afternoon on National Pike between Hagerstown and Clear Spring, according to Maryland State Police. Ernest Robertson was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown where he died, according to state police, who responded to the crash at 3:14 p.m. Robertson was headed east on U.S. 40 east of St. Paul Road when he went across the westbound lane, struck an embankment and ended up in a stream bed, Sgt. Stacey Cain said.
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