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September 30, 2011
Franklin County Emergency Services report The following incidents were reported by Franklin County (Pa.) Emergency Services: Friday At 12:17 a.m., a fire in the 100 block of CV Avenue. At 3:04 a.m., a commercial fire alarm in the 100 block of Walnut Bottom Road in Shippensburg Township. At 3:42 a.m., a commercial fire alarm in the in the 3000 block of Lincoln Way East. At 6:53 a.m., a traffic accident in the 2200 block of Development Avenue.
August 5, 2011
Fulton County home burglarized McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A home on East Shore Drive in Fulton County, Pa., was burglarized last month, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release Friday. The burglary happened between July 4 at 6 p.m. and July 23 at 8 p.m., police said. Someone cut a hole in the back door, went inside, trashed the home and took an old Ruger Revolver, an old wooden stock Martin Lever 22 Rifle, a black Daisy CO2 Pistol BB gun, an Xbox, fireworks, video games, DVDs, and a case of beer, police said.
May 3, 2011
The day was cold and raw, sputtering snow and rain coated the shale outcroppings of the valley with ice. The quiet of Sunday had settled on the little communities that dot Fulton County. Smoke curled upwards from chimneys as folks left church and noon dinner was being prepared. Ricky Hann, a sometime truck driver and general laborer, arrived at the home of his former girlfriend Tina Souders, a respected nurse, shortly before noon. According to news reports, Hann took Tina Souders from her home at gunpoint, in front of her mother and her two sons, ages 12 and 13, marched her into the woods behind their neat white house on Cito Road and killed her with two blasts from his shotgun, then taking his own life.
By ROXANN MILLER | | April 14, 2011
When 8-year-old Danica walked quietly to the front of the room with her mother and her Women in Need counselor, the crowd grew silent waiting to hear the tiny little girl's survivor's story. Several hundred members of the community, representatives from law enforcement, the legal community and political representatives attended WIN's 19th annual Vigil Against Violence at Wilson College on Thursday. "I had the privilege of working with Danica. There is so much strength in such a little person," said "Miss Tammy," who proceeded to read a book written and illustrated by Danica.
February 24, 2011
Berkeley County businesses are banding together to help the Shenandoah Women's Center. Lisa Schweiger, a local event planner, is helping to organize a Prom Fashion Show from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at McFarland House, 409 S. Queen St. in Martinsburg. The event will feature gowns from The Barn dress shop in Bunker Hill, W.Va., and will offer girls a good chance to see some of the latest fashions for upcoming proms and formals, according to Schweiger. Personal Reflections Day Spa of Inwood, W.Va.
February 23, 2011
A McConnellsburg man faces several criminal charges after allegedly throwing a snowball at a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier at 1 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 30 near Sheetz in the borough of McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. Derek James Peck, 29, is charged with domestic violence, theft, reckless endangerment, simple assault and harassment, police said. Police allege Peck threw a snowball at the vehicle in which his ex-girlfriend was riding. He was being held in the Franklin County (Pa.)
By JENNIFER FITCH | | February 21, 2011
An advocate for ending domestic violence called Sunday’s murder-suicide in Fulton County, Pa., “hauntingly familiar” Monday as she talked about other situations in which assailants posted bail and killed shortly thereafter. Judy Yupcavage from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence said the events in Ayr Township this weekend mirrored recent killings in such Pennsylvania communities as Scranton, New Cumberland and Lebanon. “I couldn’t tell you how many cases where this happened.
By TRISH RUDDER | | January 30, 2011
Domestic violence and sexual assault are on the rise in the Eastern Panhandle, but funding for victim services has decreased sharply. “Since 2000, the Shenandoah Women’s Center has grown threefold,” said Executive Director Ann K.D. Smith, “but not the funding.” The Shenandoah Women’s Center (SWC) was formed in 1977 to provide services to help victims of violence and sexual assault. Offices are in Martinsburg, Charles Town and Berkeley Springs to help women and men who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and sexual harassment.
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