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NEWS
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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NEWS
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
February 11, 2009
The Wal-Mart store at 17850 Garland Groh Blvd. in Hagerstown was evacuated Wednesday night after a threatening letter found in a store office claimed explosives were in the store, a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman said. The letter said explosives were throughout the store and demanded money be taken to a location in The Home Depot store next door, Sgt. Jim Hurd said. The store was closed and was evacuated for no longer than an hour while police searched the building, Hurd said.
NEWS
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
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.
NEWS
By DON AINES | August 23, 2008
MARION, PA. - For the second time in recent weeks, firefighters on Friday responded to a report of a building explosion at a company that manufacturers wood stove pellets. "It shook people's houses ... I was like a big dynamite explosion," said Bonnie Largent, who lives near the AJ Stoves & Pellets plant at 5773 Colorado St. Extended in Marion, Pa.. "This is like the fourth time it's happened, and something needs to be done before it reopens. It's a hazard. " Smoke was coming from one hopper on the side of the former feed mill and flames came out of the top of a second larger one next to it as firefighters hosed it down.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | November 9, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Police on Thursday entered a home in a mobile home park near the northern end of the Charles Town Bypass and found at least five crudely made bombs, a Jefferson County Sheriff's Department spokesman said. Police entered the home about 11 a.m. after someone who had worked on the home noticed something in the home that "caused some alarm," Cpl. R.S. Sell said. That person called police, Sell said. Police obtained a search warrant, entered the mobile home and found large number of shotgun shells wrapped together with a rope fuse coming out of it, Sell said.
NEWS
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | April 26, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Mighty Sons of Faith will headline A Gospel Explosion on Saturday night at The Living Room church. Eleven acts, including a Christian comedian, a poet and several dance groups, are expected to perform at the four-hour concert, said organizer Robert Richard II. Tickets to the event are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Based in the Washington, D.C., area, The Mighty Sons of Faith include a four-man vocal group and a six-piece band. They have recorded and distributed two self-produced albums since they formed three years ago, said Richard, who also is a member of the group.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | March 26, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health agency is investigating the explosion that tore a hole in the roof of a building at a City of Hagerstown wastewater treatment plant. Since the explosion March 13, city officials say some operations have resumed at the building where a private company turned sewage into fertilizer. Donald Barton, wastewater operations manager for the City of Hagerstown, said Sunday that Synagro, which works under contract with the city, now presses sludge before sending it on to the landfill.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | March 14, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - An explosion Tuesday tore a hole in the roof of a building where a company turns sludge into fertilizer for the City of Hagerstown at a water-treatment facility on Frederick Street. One man sustained minor injuries but declined treatment after the early-evening explosion, according to Mike Spiker, director of utilities for the City of Hagerstown. Soot covered the edges of a jagged hole in the roof of a beige building near the back of the city's treatment plant.
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