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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | January 8, 2006
andrews@herald-mail.com MIDDLETOWN, MD. The bomb that exploded near Maryland National Guard Sgt. Randy Divel's vehicle in Iraq on Christmas Eve burned about 40 percent of his body, mostly on his right side, his sister, Dianna Divel Mehaffie, said Saturday. Divel, a 1987 graduate of Clear Spring High School, had his first skin graft operation on Dec. 28 and is scheduled to have his second on Monday. Mehaffie said her brother - who is recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio - was at first listed in critical condition, but has greatly improved.
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By ANDREA ROWLAND | April 23, 1999
ROHRERSVILLE - An electric clothes dryer was the most probable ignition source for an explosion that leveled a Rohrersville home Thursday evening, according to Maryland state fire marshals. Three people were hurt in the 2213 Kaetzel Road explosion, which sparked a fire and hurled debris hundreds of feet, according to fire officials. Homeowners George Carey, 62, and his wife, Jane, who is in her mid-50s, were listed in serious condition on Friday night at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., hospital officials said.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | February 13, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com No injuries were reported in a Thursday afternoon shed fire west of Smithsburg that involved at least two explosions. The shed, behind a Jefferson Boulevard residence, was used to house products such as gasoline and gunpowder, investigators said. Firefighters from several Washington County-based departments responded to the 2:10 p.m. fire at 22115 Jefferson Blvd. The fire engulfed a brick shed behind a home. Sharon Best, who works in the adjacent Allegheny Dental Care, said she and a co-worker returned from lunch break and saw the building on fire through a side window.
OPINION
February 7, 2011
In my well-chronicled descent into grumpy old manhood, some mile markers along the way are predictable: I like to be in bed by 9:30 p.m., I like white socks and soft shoes, and my idea of a perfect car is a 1978 Lincoln Mark V. But this new revelation hit me out of the blue, and worries more than all the rest put together: I’m tired of explosions. For a guy, that’s a tough one to admit. But there you have it; everything on TV seems to blow up these days, and it makes me tired.
NEWS
May 10, 2010
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a textile factory Monday in a crowd that gathered after two cars bombings at the same spot in the worst of a series of attacks killing nearly 100 across Iraq, the deadliest day this year. The government blamed al-Qaida in Iraq for violence in Baghdad, saying the terror group is stepping up its attacks now to exploit political instability. More than two months after the March 7 elections, it is not clear who will control the next Iraqi government and the U.S. is planning to pull out half of its 92,000 troops over the next four months.
NEWS
December 5, 2012
A booming noise heard just after 9 a.m. Wednesday was the explosion of a large shop air compressor at a farm off Paradise Church Road, but no injuries or structural damage occurred, a Washington County Emergency Communications dispatcher said. The explosion was reported by several callers, the first at 9:08 a.m., the dispatcher said. The compressor was on a farm at 14014 Paradise Church Road, she said.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | December 28, 2011
Lee Emeni of Hagerstown might be playing with fire when it comes to welcoming the New Year. "I'm going to visit some friends in Herndon, Va,. because fireworks are legal there, and we can have a good time," said Emeni, 25. "I usually hang out with friends or go out somewhere for New Year's. " Emeni was among area residents who talked about their New Year's Eve plans on Wednesday. He said that every year he usually goes with his first offer when deciding what to do with friends for the holiday.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | December 4, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A lawsuit that challenged the Berkeley County Planning Commission's vote to allow storage facilities for explosives and blasting agents to be built on North Mountain has been dismissed by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gina M. Groh. Groh signed an order Nov. 23 dismissing the suit against the planning commission after the court was notified that Geological Technologies Inc. (GTI) withdrew its request for a variance that would have allowed the company to proceed with the project off Tuscarora Pike.
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By DON AINES | September 26, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Three high school students were being held at the Abraxas Secure Treatment Facility in South Mountain, Pa., awaiting Monday detention hearings on charges they set off 10 pipe bombs over the past two weeks, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Two of the juveniles, ages 16 and 17, were students at Chambersburg Area Senior High School and the third is a 17-year-old Chambersburg student who was attending the Franklin County Career and Technology Center, police said.
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