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by DON AINES | October 7, 2003
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The name of the driver of a van involved in a fatal accident early Sunday has yet to be released by Pennsylvania State Police. The 12:44 a.m. accident occurred about a mile south of Mercersburg on Fort Loudon Road when a northbound Grand Am driven by Joy Ann Landis, 19, of 3980 Williamson Road, crossed into the southbound lane and collided with a 1998 Chevrolet van, police said. Landis, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
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January 17, 2000
FREDERICK, Md. - A passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident on southbound Interstate 270 died Monday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police in Frederick. Police said a 38-year-old Saul Cardenas-Sorto, of Washington, D.C., was driving a 1992 Suzuki Sidekick south on I-270 when he changed lanes at 3:15 p.m. His vehicle struck the front bumper of a 1992 Isuzu Rodeo driven by Gloria Jean Mathews, 49, of Gaithersburg, Md., police said. Cardenas-Sorto's vehicle entered the median, started to overturn and crossed the northbound lanes, coming to rest on the right shoulder of the northbound lanes, police said.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | August 15, 2006
A 52-year-old Hagerstown man was seriously injured Monday morning when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a van turning into McDonald's on Sharpsburg Pike, Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class B. Smith said. Gerald Albert Volz, of 9545 Garis Shop Road, was driving a 1985 Honda Shadow north on Sharpsburg Pike, north of the Motor Vehicle Administration, when a white 2004 Chevrolet van changed lanes into his path at about 11:30 a.m., according to a written release from the state police.
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September 11, 1997
A Maugansville woman was killed in a traffic accident near Washington County Hospital Wednesday, officials said. Mary Catherine Martin, 84, of 13841 Village Mill Drive, was driving a Chevrolet Cavalier on Mill Street at about 10:30 a.m. when she drove through the intersection at Baltimore Street and collided with a Chevrolet van, according to the Hagerstown City Police. She died about two hours later, police said. Martin's son, Derald Lee Martin, 51, a passenger in the vehicle, was in fair condition Wednesday night at Washington County Hospital.
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October 15, 1997
BUCKEYSTOWN, Md. - An accident just before 6 a.m. Wednesday claimed the lives of two people, Maryland State Police said. Paul Leon Sterner, 43, of Unionville, Va., was pronounced dead at the scene. Merle S. Bucher Jr., 25, of New Oxford, Pa., was extricated from his car but died en route to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said. According to police, Bucher's 1989 Chevrolet Geo Spectrum was headed north on U.S. 15 just north of Mountville Road when it crossed the center line and struck a 1988 Chevrolet van head-on.
NEWS
November 7, 2006
The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls Monday, Lt. Mark Knight said: · At 7:30 a.m., a window was reported broken out of a 1997 Dodge Dakota pickup truck parked in the 100 block of West Main Street in Sharpsburg. A rock was found inside the truck. · At 8 a.m., a house in the 100 block of Potomac Street in Boonsboro was reported struck with pumpkins. · At 8 a.m., a 2002 Suzuki Esteem parked in the first block of South Main Street in Keedysville was reported struck by a rock.
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By ERIN JULIUS | July 24, 2007
CLEAR SPRING - A Clear Spring woman rescued her wheelchair-bound neighbor Monday morning after a fire broke out in the 11400 block of Dam No. 5 Road. Christine Hoffman, 39, said she woke up when she smelled fire just before 3 a.m. She awakened her husband so they could search the house, then the couple realized the fire was outside. Her husband, Brian Hoffman, tried to put out the fire on their neighbor's back porch with a garden house, she said. Gas cans started exploding and a van caught fire, Christine Hoffman said.
NEWS
May 25, 2007
Truck overturns on Interstate 81 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A single-vehicle accident on Interstate 81 near the 18-mile marker at 9 p.m. Wednesday caused traffic to be rerouted, a Berkeley County, W.Va., dispatcher said. A 1993 Dodge truck that was traveling north went into the median and flipped several times before bursting into flames, according to a news release from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. The driver of the vehicle was thrown into the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 and was flown to Winchester Medical Center, deputies said.
NEWS
August 11, 1998
By CLYDE FORD / Staff Writer, Charles Town photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer [ enlarge ] MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A van driver pulled off Interstate 81 into the median to look for his wallet Monday, and when he pulled back onto the highway the van collided with a car, injuring eight people, according to West Virginia State Police. All eight of the injured, including seven occupants of the van, were treated at City Hospital in Martinsburg and released, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday night.
NEWS
June 18, 1997
Police have suspects in graffiti incidents HANCOCK - Police Chief Donald R. Gossage said Tuesday he has two suspects in a series of graffiti incidents that occurred last Wednesday and Monday. Vandals painted graffiti on two of the town's police cars between midnight and 2 a.m. on June 11, he said. The paint caused about $200 damage to each car, he said. On Monday, several buildings along Canal Street and a sign were vandalized with spray paint, Gossage said. He estimated damage at about $2,000.
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By ERIN JULIUS | July 24, 2007
CLEAR SPRING - A Clear Spring woman rescued her wheelchair-bound neighbor Monday morning after a fire broke out in the 11400 block of Dam No. 5 Road. Christine Hoffman, 39, said she woke up when she smelled fire just before 3 a.m. She awakened her husband so they could search the house, then the couple realized the fire was outside. Her husband, Brian Hoffman, tried to put out the fire on their neighbor's back porch with a garden house, she said. Gas cans started exploding and a van caught fire, Christine Hoffman said.
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May 25, 2007
Truck overturns on Interstate 81 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A single-vehicle accident on Interstate 81 near the 18-mile marker at 9 p.m. Wednesday caused traffic to be rerouted, a Berkeley County, W.Va., dispatcher said. A 1993 Dodge truck that was traveling north went into the median and flipped several times before bursting into flames, according to a news release from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department. The driver of the vehicle was thrown into the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 and was flown to Winchester Medical Center, deputies said.
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November 7, 2006
The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls Monday, Lt. Mark Knight said: · At 7:30 a.m., a window was reported broken out of a 1997 Dodge Dakota pickup truck parked in the 100 block of West Main Street in Sharpsburg. A rock was found inside the truck. · At 8 a.m., a house in the 100 block of Potomac Street in Boonsboro was reported struck with pumpkins. · At 8 a.m., a 2002 Suzuki Esteem parked in the first block of South Main Street in Keedysville was reported struck by a rock.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | August 15, 2006
A 52-year-old Hagerstown man was seriously injured Monday morning when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a van turning into McDonald's on Sharpsburg Pike, Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class B. Smith said. Gerald Albert Volz, of 9545 Garis Shop Road, was driving a 1985 Honda Shadow north on Sharpsburg Pike, north of the Motor Vehicle Administration, when a white 2004 Chevrolet van changed lanes into his path at about 11:30 a.m., according to a written release from the state police.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | December 2, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - A former Keedysville man who served time for holding his ex-wife hostage eight years ago pleaded guilty Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to stealing another man's van at gunpoint and using it to kidnap his ex-girlfriend in Hancock in April 2003. David William Trumpower, 54, was sentenced Thursday by Circuit Judge John H. McDowell to serve 30 years in prison. McDowell told Trumpower, "You're too dangerous to remain in society.
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by DON AINES | October 7, 2003
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The name of the driver of a van involved in a fatal accident early Sunday has yet to be released by Pennsylvania State Police. The 12:44 a.m. accident occurred about a mile south of Mercersburg on Fort Loudon Road when a northbound Grand Am driven by Joy Ann Landis, 19, of 3980 Williamson Road, crossed into the southbound lane and collided with a 1998 Chevrolet van, police said. Landis, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
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by TARA REILLY | April 14, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com Maryland and Pennsylvania police were in a standoff Saturday night with a man who allegedly forced his way into a van at gunpoint just outside of Hancock and then drove about 30 miles to Fulton County, Pa., with a possible kidnap victim. The standoff in a wooded area was continuing as of 10 p.m. Saturday just below McConnellsburg, Pa., in Fulton County, Cpl. T.J. McKenrick of the Maryland State Police in Hagerstown said. David Hoover, president of the McConnellsburg Fire Department, said the man was holed up in a mountainous area at the top of Pa. 16, near the Fulton and Franklin county lines.
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January 17, 2000
FREDERICK, Md. - A passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident on southbound Interstate 270 died Monday afternoon, according to Maryland State Police in Frederick. Police said a 38-year-old Saul Cardenas-Sorto, of Washington, D.C., was driving a 1992 Suzuki Sidekick south on I-270 when he changed lanes at 3:15 p.m. His vehicle struck the front bumper of a 1992 Isuzu Rodeo driven by Gloria Jean Mathews, 49, of Gaithersburg, Md., police said. Cardenas-Sorto's vehicle entered the median, started to overturn and crossed the northbound lanes, coming to rest on the right shoulder of the northbound lanes, police said.
NEWS
August 11, 1998
By CLYDE FORD / Staff Writer, Charles Town photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer [ enlarge ] MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A van driver pulled off Interstate 81 into the median to look for his wallet Monday, and when he pulled back onto the highway the van collided with a car, injuring eight people, according to West Virginia State Police. All eight of the injured, including seven occupants of the van, were treated at City Hospital in Martinsburg and released, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday night.
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