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DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 14, 2010
A Hagerstown woman was sentenced to four years in state prison after pleading guilty Tuesday in Washington County Court to distribution of crack cocaine. Judge W. Kennedy Boone III sentenced Linda Carol Knapp, 36, of 139 Summit Ave., Apt. 3, to 10 years in prison, but suspended six years. “You’ve been to the women’s prison before. Guess what? You’re going back,” Boone told Knapp, who reminded the judge that he had sentenced her in 2003 to eight years in prison with five years suspended.
NEWS
May 20, 2006
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - The Hagerstown Suns took advantage of four Lakewood errors for three unearned runs Friday in an 8-4 victory. Hagerstown starter Jonathan Niese (6-1) notched his league-leading sixth victory. Nick Evans had two hits and drove in two runs for the Suns.
NEWS
March 22, 2001
Police to crack down on cruising Motorists seen cruising in downtown Hagerstown will be ticketed beginning today, according to Hagerstown City Police Chief Arthur Smith. Smith said signs warning people against cruising will be up by today and officers will be on the lookout. Cruising is prohibited along East Franklin and East Washington streets between Potomac Street and Cleveland Avenue from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cruising is defined as driving past a point in the designated area three or more times during a two-hour period.
NEWS
April 29, 2006
LAKEWOOD, N.J. Lakewood scored four runs in the sixth inning, keyed by back-to-back doubles by John Castellano and Clay Harris, to notch a 5-4 victory Friday over the Hagerstown Suns. The BlueClaws came back from a 4-1 deficit by gettiing to reliever Ryan Meyers (0-3). The Suns scored two runs in the fourth and sixth innings to grab the 4-1 lead. The Suns scored on a pair of infield plays in the fourth to take a 2-1 lead. Leivi Ventura singled home one run in the sixth and Johnathan Sanchez scored when Jose Castro reached on an error for the three-run lead.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
The Antrim Township Supervisors are taking a hard-line approach to collecting more than $110,000 owed in delinquent sewer bills. Antrim Township Secretary Jennifer Becknell gave supervisors a report on collections during Tuesday's meeting. She said collection of the more than $110,000 has been very slow. “We currently have 45 accounts that have 'payment agreements' in place, but we only received payments from 30 accounts for a total of $10,157.68,” Becknell read in the report.
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SPORTS
August 22, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns have a habit of making something out of nothing. What was starting to look like a harmless seventh inning on Thursday turned into a two-out, five-run rally to lift the Suns to an 8-3 win over Lakewood. Two hits, two errors and a wild pitch helped Hagerstown (76-51, 38-22) break a 3-3 tie and give the Suns their 10th win in the last 12 games. The Suns moved to a 1 1/2-game lead in the South Atlantic League Northern Division second-half race. West Virginia dropped a 5-4 decision to Charleston on Thursday.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 4, 2013
Talking on a cellphone while driving in the state of Maryland will become expensive Oct. 1. That's when officers will be allowed to pull over drivers and fine them for chatting while behind the wheel. Although it currently is illegal for motorists to talk on cellphones in Maryland, police cannot pull them over and issue a citation unless they commit another offense, such as speeding, said Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, spokeswoman for the Washington County Sheriff's Office. “As of Oct. 1, it will become a primary offense, meaning an officer can make a traffic stop and issue a citation based on that offense,” Hose said.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | July 21, 2013
The issue of whether the valedictorian and salutatorian should get first crack at being graduation speakers is being reconsidered by a Washington County Board of Education committee after one school's valedictorian didn't get to speak this year, school system officials said. Board of Education member Jacqueline Fischer, who chairs the board's Policy Committee, said Superintendent Clayton Wilcox asked the committee to review the issue after he received a complaint that Washington County Technical High School's valedictorian didn't get to speak at the June 4 graduation ceremony.
NEWS
March 27, 2013
A preliminary hearing for a Summit Point, W.Va., man on charges of possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine is scheduled for April 5 at 11 a.m. before Jefferson County Magistrate M.P. Rissler, according to court records. Julio Cesar Torres, 34, of 472 Shirley Road, was arrested March 18 during an investigation of the theft of a flat-screen television from a residence and a power tool from Lowe's, court records said. Police said they found 218 pieces of crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $11,000 in Torres' bed, according to court records.
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By Holly Shok | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | March 22, 2013
Following in the footsteps of his grandfather whose life as a CIA agent was portrayed in the Academy Award winning film “Argo,” 17-year-old Phil McField proved how to crack online passwords in fewer than five minutes Friday at Washington County Technical High School's inaugural Cyber Security Awareness Day. “In the art of infiltration, in stealing data (and) bringing it back to a secure location, my grandfather did that for about 30 or 40 years, and I'm kind of following in his footsteps involving technology and computers and cyber security,” said McField, a WCTHS senior who served as an extra in the film based on Antonio “Tony” Mendez's experience during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 20, 2013
A Hagerstown man with three previous felony drug convictions was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a fourth conviction last week in Washington County Circuit Court. Judge Dana Moylan Wright told Shamar Tahi Anderson on Thursday that he will not be eligible for parole until he has served the first 10 years of his sentence for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Anderson, 33, of 241 Prospect St., was scheduled for a jury trial Thursday, but entered into a plea agreement after a bench conference.
NEWS
September 12, 2012
A Washington Township, Pa., lake popular for fishing might have gone down the drain. “The lake is almost dry. ... You can see the whole bottom now,” Jeff Geesaman, chairman of the Washington Township Supervisors, said of Red Run Lake. Two concrete pipes travel from the lake, beyond Skiway Avenue and into a box at Red Run Creek. At Wednesday night's township supervisors meeting, Township Manager Mike Christopher speculated a slide on one side of that box might have rusted at the bottom, allowing water to run through.
NEWS
June 22, 2012
Martinsburg police arrested a man early Friday morning after a foot chase and seized about 29 grams of crack cocaine from him, according to the Martinsburg Police Department. Derrick S. Spencer, aka Fat Head, was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, Martinsburg police Detective J.D. Luciano said in a news release. Spencer, 34, was detained in the area of Carroll  and Vicky Bullett streets just after midnight, the release said. The arrest was the culmination of drug investigations  Thursday night by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and Martinsburg police, the release said.
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