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by KEVIN KILLEN/Northern Virginia Daily | June 13, 2003
A former federal investigator testified Thursday that the owner of a firm that trains drug- and explosive-detecting dogs became angry when told he was being investigated for an apparent error in a billing to a government agency. John Hawe, a former special agent with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, investigated a bill that Russell Ebersole submitted to the agency for the use of his detector dogs after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Ebersole, 43, of Hagerstown, is being tried in U.S. District Court here on 28 counts of wire fraud and making false statements to government agencies.
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September 15, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) -- Counterterrorism officials are warning police departments around the country to be on the lookout for evidence of homemade bombs following raids on several New York City apartments in a hunt for explosives and possible links to al-Qaida operatives. Investigators issued warrants to search the residences early Monday for explosives material but did not find any, according to a person briefed on the matter who was not authorized to discuss the case and requested anonymity.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | June 25, 2005
gregs@herald-mail.com Sunblock: check. Five hundred pounds of explosives: check. A sense of humor that lets you laugh off the possibility of imminent serious injury or death: check. Those are some of the things that George Remensnyder, 58, and longtime friend Bill Mahaffey, 59, either were actively using or getting ready to use Friday afternoon as they set up for the night's fireworks display next to Long Meadow Shopping Center. Remensnyder said he has been shooting off fireworks since the 1960s, and claims that it's only "a hobby.
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by DAVE McMILLION | October 5, 2005
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. charlestown@herald-mail.com After carrying traffic across the Potomac River between Shepherdstown and Washington County, Md., for 66 years, the James Rumsey bridge came tumbling down - with one glitch - in a demolition Tuesday morning that attracted dozens of spectators at the nearby Rumsey Monument. The 144 explosive charges that were attached to the deteriorating steel structure were set off at about 8 a.m., causing the bridge to break and plunge toward the Potomac River.
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October 28, 2004
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By MARK KELLER | September 4, 2009
It didn't take long for Thomas Johnson to show off its explosive offense. Fourteen seconds, to be exact. Ryon Lynch connected with Marquis Woodyard for a 74-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage, giving the Patriots an early leg up on their way to a 38-12 victory over North Hagerstown in the season opener for both teams Friday at Mike Callas Stadium. It was a result that could have had the Hubs hanging their heads, but North coach Dan Cunningham would have none of that.
NEWS
June 28, 1999
WILLIAMSPORT - A man remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday after being burned in an explosion Sunday at a paper manufacturing plant, according to a hospital supervisor with Bayview/Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Monteell L. Friend, 30, was burned when a boiler exploded at the Maryland Paper plant at 16151 Elliott Parkway in Williamsport, state fire officials said. Another employee, Terry Hovermale, 37, was burned on his legs. He was treated at Washington County Hospital and released.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 1, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Berkeley County Planning Commission's votes in December to revisit and then reverse a June 2008 decision against a company's plan to build storage facilities for explosives and blasting agents on North Mountain is being challenged in circuit court. In a petition filed Dec. 23 in Berkeley County Circuit Clerk Virginia M. Sine's office, attorney Braun A. Hamstead asked the court to overturn the planning commission's 5-3 vote in favor of Geological Technologies Inc. (GTI)
NEWS
April 30, 2012
Pennsylvania State Police said they responded to a call of an explosive device that was found Sunday afternoon on Bear Valley Road in St. Thomas Township. The unspecified device was rendered safe by the Pennsylvania State Police Hazardous Device and Explosives Section, according to a news release.
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December 5, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Two Greencastle/Antrim High School ninth-graders were expelled from school for the rest of the year for bringing a homemade explosive device to school, school Principal Jack Appleby said Friday. Appleby said state and federal laws banning weapons on school property left the school board with little choice but to expel the boys, both 14. "There wasn't much room to negotiate," he said. "They took it well. They know what they did. " Appleby said the board and administration is trying to work out a way to educate the youths during their expulsions.
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