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by JOEL HUFFER | September 24, 2006
About a year ago, I read a magazine article about the Army Ten-Miler, a road race through the streets of Washington, D.C. The article told the stories of about a half-dozen men and women, all members of the U.S. Armed Forces who had been wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan. Some had lost arms, others had lost legs. But not one of them lost the determination it took to complete the course through the nation's capital. Their stories not only moved me, but they motivated me. After reading that article, I began running with the goal of completing the event myself someday.
By ERIN JULIUS | October 15, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A man who engaged police in a 45-hour standoff at a Hancock motel in August requested Tuesday morning in Washington County District Court that his case be forwarded to circuit court for a jury trial. James A. Prevatt is charged with threatening arson by use of an explosive device and other crimes in connection with the Hancock incident, during which he told police he would kill a hostage. Police have said that Prevatt's girlfriend, 21-year-old Rene Reynolds, was "complicit" during the hostage situation, depicting herself as a hostage.
March 26, 2004
Interstate closed after trailer crash HANCOCK - Sections of Interstate 68 at the Sandy Mile Road Bridge west of Hancock were closed for several hours Thursday after a tractor-trailer crashed, caught fire and the flames spread to the bridge. Police said firefighters from Hancock and surrounding areas battled the blaze for more than four hours. Maryland State Police at Hagerstown said they received a call at 4:36 a.m. that a Red Lion, Pa., based tractor-trailer, hauling wooden cabinets, had crashed through guardrails on I-68, stopped under the bridge and caught fire.
By HEATHER KEELS | October 16, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Aikens Center business plaza was evacuated Monday while the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department investigated a bomb threat sent to an insurance agency by mail, Sgt. B.F. Hall said. The Westfield Insurance agency at 269 Aikens Center received a letter Monday warning a bomb had been planted at the office, but a search of the building determined the threat to be a hoax, Hall said. The building, which contains about 10 businesses, including Valley College of Technology and Sylvan Learning Center, was evacuated from about 10:20 a.m. until about 2:30 p.m., Hall said.
April 20, 2009
WASHINGTON -- Pfc. Mitch Baldwin was in good condition Monday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he continued to recover from injuries suffered in a roadside bomb explosion April 12 in Iraq. Baldwin, of Chambersburg, Pa., was one of four soldiers from the Pennsylvania National Guard's 56th Stryker Brigade injured in the blast. Baldwin and Pfc. Brian Miller, also headquartered in Franklin County, Pa., were listed as patients Monday at Walter Reed. A National Guard spokesman described their injuries as "not life-threatening.
June 25, 2012
A 12-year-old boy was charged Monday in the investigation of a fake explosive device that was found near a Sharpsburg street last week, investigators said. During an interview, the boy confessed to constructing the device, and to causing damage to a victim's car by scratching a profanity into the paint of the vehicle, according to a news release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. First believed to be an undetonated pipe bomb, the device was found by a property owner mowing his lawn in the 200 block of South Mechanic Street on June 21, investigators said.
September 22, 2011
A federal grand jury this week indicted a Jefferson County man on charges of robbing BB&T Bank at 1111 Winchester Ave. near Martinsburg on July 21. Michael Anthony Cape, 25, of 67 Carlson Lane in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., was indicted Wednesday on one count of bank robbery, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II announced Thursday.    Police had said Cape fled on foot from BB&T Bank after taking an undisclosed amount of money. Bank employees told police that the robber claimed to have an explosive device and a gun when he demanded money.
By JENNIFER FITCH | May 12, 2009
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday honored a fallen soldier from Chambersburg, Pa., and his family. State Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Chambersburg, authored House Resolution 295 in tribute to Pfc. Aaron Genevie, who was promoted to the rank of specialist posthumously. From the House floor, Kauffman recited John 15:13, which says, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. " Genevie graduated from McConnellsburg (Pa.)
August 3, 2011
A Jefferson County man accused of robbing the BB&T Bank branch office at 1111 Winchester Ave. near Martinsburg last month remains in Eastern Regional Jail after his motion for a bond reduction was denied Wednesday by a Berkeley County magistrate. Michael Anthony Cape, 25, of 67 Carlson Lane in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., is charged with bank robbery and is incarcerated on a $60,000 cash-only bond, according to court and jail records. In a court appearance Wednesday, Cape waived his right to a preliminary hearing within 10 days of being incarcerated.
By DAVE McMILLION | | January 10, 2011
In at least the eighth bank robbery in the Tri-State area since Dec. 22, a man indicating he had an explosive device robbed the M&T Bank at 10721 Fairway Lane off Downsville Pike on Monday, according to Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore. An employee at the bank thought the man fled into a town house across from the bank after the robbery, but police did not find anyone in the complex, Mullendore said. Police could be seen searching around the town houses along Clubhouse Drive and one officer had a rifle drawn as investigators searched the area.
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