April 8, 1998
A Hancock man was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday for a traffic accident that left a 37-year-old woman dead last year. Timothy Lee Keefer, 20, pleaded guilty to homicide by motor vehicle and driving while intoxicated. In exchange for the plea, charges of homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated and negligent driving were dropped. Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III sentenced Keefer to two years for the motor vehicle homicide charge and 18 months to be served concurrently for DWI. Keefer was driving on Md. 144 with Rebecca Elaine Faith at 1:47 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1997, when he lost control of his 1989 Ford Mustang, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department report.
July 2, 1998
A 1973 Ford Mustang was heavily damaged early Wednesday when it was intentionally set on fire, according to the Hagerstown Fire Marshal's office. The vehicle was covered and being stored at the rear of 846 Chestnut St., said Fire Marshal Tom Brown. The fire was started at about 4:46 a.m. It is owned by William F. Munson of Hagerstown. Anyone with information about the incident should call the city Fire Marshal's office at 301-790-2476.
August 23, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Hagerstown man accused of stealing a $26,000 Ford Mustang and driving it to West Virginia was being held Sunday on $20,000 bond at Eastern Regional Jail in Martinsburg. Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputies M.L. Buracker and W.D. Christian were at the Bedington Crossroads Store on U.S. 11 at 2:36 a.m. Sunday when they spotted a red Ford Mustang with West Virginia tags driving south, according to a press release. Because the vehicle had no taillights, the deputies pulled it over and found the driver to be Russell Jacob Stem, 20, of 1035 Concord St. in Hagerstown.
August 18, 1997
HANCOCK - A Sunday morning fire destroyed a 1996 Ford Mustang worth $18,000, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. The car was found burning in a field near 14663 High Germany Road shortly after midnight the report said. Deputy State Fire Marshal Steve Wendling said it is an arson case because the vehicle was stripped prior to the fire. Seven firefighters from Orleans, Hancock and the Hancock Rescue Squad extinguished the blaze. No injuries were reported.
January 6, 2012
Nobody was injured in a single-vehicle accident on eastbound Interstate 70 just east of Exit 26 to Interstate 81 Friday morning, Trooper James Bowers of the Maryland State Police said. A tractor-trailer on I-70 switched lanes into the left lane and pulled in front of a Ford Mustang, Bowers said. The driver of the Mustang then slammed on her brakes and lost control of the vehicle, which went into the median and struck a guardrail, Bowers said. Traffic was not affected by the accident.
June 1, 2005
Wednesday, June 1 8 p.m. on TCM "Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool" Its hard to believe it has been 25 years since the passing of actor Steve McQueen. We've seen him recently in the new Ford Mustang ad, and Sheryl Crow wails about his charm in her Grammy-winning song that carries his name. Tonight, TCM honors the man who is still so cool he's ice-cold with this 90- minute documentary. Suzanne Pleshette, Richard Attenborough and Martin Landau are just a few who reflect.
January 10, 2002
coplog 1/9 A Waynesboro, Pa., woman was issued a citation after her car hit an SUV stopped in traffic, causing it to hit another SUV on Md. 60 at Longmeadow Road Wednesday morning, Maryland State Police said. Candace Kramer Rearick, 40, of 8663 Sheffield Manor, Waynesboro, had crested the hill on Md. 60 when she encountered a car stopped behind a school bus at 8:20 a.m. Rearick's 2001 Ford Mustang hit the back of a 1999 Chevrolet Tracker driven by Donald C. Longanecker, 72, of 20908 Twin Springs Drive in Chewsville.
June 19, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. An 18-year-old Falling Waters, W.Va., man was killed Saturday after he was thrown from a Ford Mustang convertible that skidded along Ridge Road and ended up in a yard along the road, said a West Virginia State Police spokesman. Phillip Worden of 374 Foster Drive was pronounced dead at the scene following the 4:03 p.m. wreck, said Sgt. Eric Burnett. Worden was one of two Berkeley County residents killed Saturday on local roadways. Earlier in the day, Michael McCarney, 48, of 12605 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, was killed when the 1991 Toyota 4Runner he was driving north on Interstate 81 went off the highway south of the Spring Mills exit and hit a tree, Burnett said.
August 18, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Morgan County Sheriff Department is seeking information on the whereabouts of a teenager missing since Monday and the 37-year-old man with whom she might be traveling. Chelsea Dawn Rye, 17, no address given, was reported as a runaway Monday night, according to a press release from the department. Police believe she might be with Danny Franklin Grady, no address given, who is wanted in Virginia on felony charges and might pose a danger to Rye. Police believe Grady and Rye could be traveling to either Bryson City, N.C., or to New York.
September 26, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was charged Thursday in connection with a purse snatching in the parking lot of Martinsburg Mall, Martinsburg Police said in a news release. Matthew Lonelle Brown, 25, of 616 North Ave., was charged with aggravated robbery, police said. The incident happened a few minutes before 4 p.m. Thursday as a 57-year-old Winchester, Va., woman walked toward the mall, police said. The woman parked in front of Bon-Ton and was approaching the entrance when she heard someone running and yelling, "Hey, hey!"