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December 4, 2007
Shirley Sheffield of Hagerstown bundles up to keep warm Monday while ringing the bell for The Salvation Army on Franklin Street.
NEWS
April 2, 2013
The left lane of North Potomac Street is closed between Franklin Street and Washington Street while the sidewalk on that side is closed between Franklin Street and the M&T Bank property at 32-34 N. Potomac St. so work crews can install a new water service at 36-40 N. Potomac St., the City of Hagerstown said in a traffic advisory. The sidewalk and the street require excavation for the project, according to the city. Closure is expected to remain in effect until 4 p.m. Friday, according to the city.
NEWS
July 22, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. -- Mid-Atlantic Utilities, Inc. will be replacing a water main on East Patrick Street in Frederick, Md. One lane of East Patrick Street between Franklin Street and Wisner Street will be closed to traffic through Wednesday, December 31, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For additional information, please contact Donnie Lawson, Traffic Engineering Technician, City of Frederick Engineering Department ,at 301-600-3885.
NEWS
June 19, 2013
Three people were taken to the hospital after a chain-reaction traffic accident Wednesday afternoon on Franklin Street near the Hagerstown Police Station. The accident occurred at about 1:35 p.m., when a Ford Ranger struck the rear of a small Honda passenger vehicle that was stopped in traffic, according to police Sgt. Eric Knode. The impact pushed the Honda forward, causing it to strike the back of a Mercury station wagon that also was stopped on Franklin Street, Knode said.
NEWS
May 21, 2012
The following animals recently were found and taken to the Humane Society of Washington County. If you think your pet is among those listed, you may visit the Humane Society of Washington County at 13011 Maugansville Road. The shelter's business hours are Monday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These animals may be made available for adoption after five days. Cats Adult DSH, male, butterscotch, found on Church Street in Hagerstown Adult DSH, female, white and gray, found on Franklin Street in Hagerstown Adult manx mix, female, gray, found on Franklin Street in Hagerstown Adult DSH, female, black and white, found on Elizabeth Court in Hagerstown Adult DSH, male, black, found on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown  
NEWS
June 26, 2013
A storm that blew through Hagerstown on Tuesday night resulted in reports of some downed trees, as well as power outages in the downtown Hagerstown area, a Washington County 911 supervisor said. As of shortly after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the power outages were in the areas of Burhans Boulevard, Franklin Street, and North Jonathan Street, the supervisor said. The outages were affecting some traffic signals, he said. By 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, only five Potomac Edison customers in Washington County were without electricity, according to the FirstEnergy Storm Center website.
NEWS
April 5, 2013
Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Friday, April 5: * As of 7:30 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-270 southbound and I-495 in both directions, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation's interactive mapping page on its website. * The MARC Train, Light Rail, commuter buses, metro bus service, and mobility service were all running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website at http://mta.maryland.gov . * The weather today is expected to be a mixture of clouds and sunshine, and breezy this afternoon with a high of 59 degrees and winds around 9 miles per hour, according to the AccuWeather forecast on the HMTV6 weather website at www.herald-mail.com/hmtv6/weather/ . Tonight, it's expected to be clear with a low of 29 degrees and winds around 5 mph. Check the HMTV6 weather blog at http://hagerstownblogs.com/brittany-beggs/ for weather updates.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2013
Police continue to look for suspects in the July 18 shooting death of a 44-year-old Chambersburg man in front of his King Street home, Chambersburg Police Chief David Arnold said Wednesday. “We're continuing to investigate,” Arnold said. “We have no arrests to announce yet. We're working the case.” David Wayne Gipe was found in front of his residence at 354 W. King St., a two-story brick duplex, at about 11:15 p.m., police said. Gipe was shot once in the upper abdomen toward the shoulder area, Arnold said.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2013
Police continue to look for suspects in the July 18 shooting death of a 44-year-old Chambersburg man in front of his King Street home, Chambersburg Police Chief David Arnold said Wednesday. “We're continuing to investigate,” Arnold said. “We have no arrests to announce yet. We're working the case.” David Wayne Gipe was found in front of his residence at 354 W. King St., a two-story brick duplex, at about 11:15 p.m., police said. Gipe was shot once in the upper abdomen toward the shoulder area, Arnold said.
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NEWS
June 26, 2013
A storm that blew through Hagerstown on Tuesday night resulted in reports of some downed trees, as well as power outages in the downtown Hagerstown area, a Washington County 911 supervisor said. As of shortly after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the power outages were in the areas of Burhans Boulevard, Franklin Street, and North Jonathan Street, the supervisor said. The outages were affecting some traffic signals, he said. By 6:35 a.m. Wednesday, only five Potomac Edison customers in Washington County were without electricity, according to the FirstEnergy Storm Center website.
NEWS
June 19, 2013
Three people were taken to the hospital after a chain-reaction traffic accident Wednesday afternoon on Franklin Street near the Hagerstown Police Station. The accident occurred at about 1:35 p.m., when a Ford Ranger struck the rear of a small Honda passenger vehicle that was stopped in traffic, according to police Sgt. Eric Knode. The impact pushed the Honda forward, causing it to strike the back of a Mercury station wagon that also was stopped on Franklin Street, Knode said.
NEWS
April 5, 2013
Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Friday, April 5: * As of 7:30 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-270 southbound and I-495 in both directions, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation's interactive mapping page on its website. * The MARC Train, Light Rail, commuter buses, metro bus service, and mobility service were all running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website at http://mta.maryland.gov . * The weather today is expected to be a mixture of clouds and sunshine, and breezy this afternoon with a high of 59 degrees and winds around 9 miles per hour, according to the AccuWeather forecast on the HMTV6 weather website at www.herald-mail.com/hmtv6/weather/ . Tonight, it's expected to be clear with a low of 29 degrees and winds around 5 mph. Check the HMTV6 weather blog at http://hagerstownblogs.com/brittany-beggs/ for weather updates.
NEWS
April 2, 2013
The left lane of North Potomac Street is closed between Franklin Street and Washington Street while the sidewalk on that side is closed between Franklin Street and the M&T Bank property at 32-34 N. Potomac St. so work crews can install a new water service at 36-40 N. Potomac St., the City of Hagerstown said in a traffic advisory. The sidewalk and the street require excavation for the project, according to the city. Closure is expected to remain in effect until 4 p.m. Friday, according to the city.
NEWS
February 7, 2013
A Hagerstown man has been charged with using a BB gun to rob another man Wednesday night in the area of the 200 block of West Franklin Street, the Hagerstown Police Department said. James Glenn Childers, 18, of 402 A Mitchell Ave., was charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and theft, according to a police department news release. Police said they received a call at 11:58 p.m. for a report of an armed robbery near the 400 block of West Franklin Street.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | January 10, 2013
For at least a year, a conjoined cluster of six properties on East Franklin Street has had a significant structural problem - a collapsed basement wall. Paul W. Fulk, an inspection manager in the Hagerstown Department of Community and Economic Development's Planning and Code Administration Division, said the wall is between 326 and 326 1/2 E. Franklin St. The City of Hagerstown heard from one of the owners about the failing wall on Oct. 18, 2011, and sent a structural engineer to the site, then condemned the buildings, Fulk said.
NEWS
November 15, 2012
A male entered a computer repair shop on East Franklin Street Thursday morning and tied up a store worker before robbing the business, according to a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman. The robbery was reported two minutes after the Susquehanna Bank at Salem and Rhode Island avenues was robbed. The male entered Tekflash at 61 E. Franklin St., and made a threat that he had a weapon, according to Lt. Tom Langston. The male then tied the workers' hands behind his back with a nylon rope and told the worker to sit on the floor, Langston said.
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