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November 29, 2012
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a special children's event at the Cacapon State Park in Morgan County from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The event will be for those ages 6 to 9. Participants will learn how to use Global Positioning System (GPS) devices to locate Geocaches in the park, and in the process learn how animals hunt for food in our forests. This event is part of a new program, called "Outdoor Explore!," which is intended to give youngsters a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world in a safe, supervised way. Activities include hiking, exploration of different local habitats, plant and animal identification, and other natural science activities.
NEWS
April 13, 2010
ANNAPOLIS -- A bill allowing the GPS tracking of some who failed to comply with protective orders passed the House of Delegates unanimously Monday night in the last hours of the 2010 General Assembly session. The House bill, which was sponsored by the Washington County delegation and championed by Sheriff Douglas Mullendore, had passed unanimously in the Senate. Under the bill, someone on pretrial release who faces a charge of violating a protective order could be supervised by a tracking device.
OPINION
September 7, 2011
To the layman, the difference between a peace order and a protective order might seem as obtuse and confusing as the difference between probation and parole. But in the judicial system, the difference can literally be a matter of life and death. In the black and blue world of domestic abuse, a protective order has more teeth than a peace order, but it is only granted to those who are in a structured relationship - current or former spouses, or couples who have lived together for three of the past 12 months.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 3, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- After months of allegations that the man was stalking and abusing his ex-wife, he was sentenced to three months in jail. The day after he got out, he was back at it. He went to her house in Washington County. A security alarm went off. "The police caught him hiding between the car and garage," she said. He was wearing socks as gloves and carrying other suspicious items. For the woman, who agreed to speak about life as a domestic-violence victim if her name wasn't used, the episode was frightening, but not unique, despite the protective order she has against him. Once, she was beaten on the head with a crowbar in her home.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | August 31, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com Thunder rumbled overhead and heavy raindrops pelted us as veteran hiker Mark "Indy" Kochte led the way up, up, up South Mountain to the Appalachian Trail in eastern Washington County. The late summer downpour turned the rocky path into a slippery stream and my reporter's notebook into sodden pulp - but we kept trekking along the more than one-mile access trail up to Black Rock, nudged onward by the lure of hidden treasure. This was geocaching, the drenched version.
NEWS
November 25, 2007
To donate to the Berkeley County Humane Society's recycling fundraiser, take items to the Humane Society's offices at 554 Charles Town Road east of Martinsburg. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Among the items accepted for recycling are mobile phones, inkjet cartridges, DVD movies/video games, portable DVD players, laptop/notebook computers, MP3 players, video game consoles, digital cameras, digital picture frames and portable navigation and GPS devices.
NEWS
July 9, 2009
Incidents reported in Washington County The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to the following incidents, according to Sgt. Roy Harsh. Monday, July 6: o at 9:29 a.m., a GPS and a camera were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 13000 block of John Martin Drive. o at 11:31 a.m., a cell phone and a radar detector were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 2000 block of Farmingdale Court. o at 11:52 a.m., a portable basketball pole was reported stolen in the 18000 block of Villa Terrace.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | March 7, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito delivered $99,000 to the Harpers Ferry Police Department for new equipment Monday and checked out equipment she helped fund for Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, officials said. Capito, R-W.Va., worked to secure federal funding to help the Harpers Ferry Police Department purchase a GPS mapping unit, Police Chief Donald Buracker said. The equipment will be used to map out crime scenes or traffic accident scenes, Buracker said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 2, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - The Franklin County Visitors Bureau has been "caching" in on a popular game to promote key spots. Establishing official geocache (pronounced geo-cash) sites can help to set the county apart from other areas of the state that also are rich in history, culture and natural beauty, according to Tourism Director Janet Pollard. Although her three caches are relatively new, many others have been hidden around the county for the treasure hunts that largely use common Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 1, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. The Franklin County Visitors Bureau has been "caching" in on a popular game to promote key spots. Establishing official geocache (pronounced geo-cash) sites can help to set the county apart from other areas of the state that also are rich in history, culture and natural beauty, according to Tourism Director Janet Pollard. Although her three caches are relatively new, many others have been hidden around the county for the treasure hunts that largely use common Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 4, 2012
The GPS feature of a stolen cell phone was used to track down a Hagerstown man who was sentenced Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to five years in prison for robbery and escape. Kristopher Shawn Lawrence, 26, of 21 Madison Ave., entered an Alford plea for the robbery charge and pleaded guilty to second-degree escape. Judge Daniel P. Dwyer sentenced him to 10 years in prison, suspending five years. An Alford plea is not an admission of guilt, but an acknowledgment by the defendant that the state has enough evidence to gain a conviction.
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LIFESTYLE
November 29, 2012
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a special children's event at the Cacapon State Park in Morgan County from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The event will be for those ages 6 to 9. Participants will learn how to use Global Positioning System (GPS) devices to locate Geocaches in the park, and in the process learn how animals hunt for food in our forests. This event is part of a new program, called "Outdoor Explore!," which is intended to give youngsters a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world in a safe, supervised way. Activities include hiking, exploration of different local habitats, plant and animal identification, and other natural science activities.
OPINION
September 7, 2011
To the layman, the difference between a peace order and a protective order might seem as obtuse and confusing as the difference between probation and parole. But in the judicial system, the difference can literally be a matter of life and death. In the black and blue world of domestic abuse, a protective order has more teeth than a peace order, but it is only granted to those who are in a structured relationship - current or former spouses, or couples who have lived together for three of the past 12 months.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | June 24, 2011
A Hagerstown man who was convicted of raping a girl in Anne Arundel County, Md., more than two decades ago has been prohibited from visiting wooded areas, a state prison official said Friday. Mark Vernarelli, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, said in an email that the Maryland Parole Commission recently approved a request from the Division of Parole and Probation to place special conditions on the man that also prohibit him from possessing child pornography.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | June 7, 2011
Dave Dehaven of Hagerstown said he just wanted to watch a bit of history on Tuesday. "This is something that we probably won't ever see again in our lifetime," he said. Dehaven parked in the emergency lane at the Greencastle Pike (Md. 63) exit of Interstate 70 to watch as the fuselage of US Airways Flight 1549 was driven down westsbound I-70 on the back of a truck. Luckily for Dehaven, the truck actually stopped at Greencastle Pike and he was able to get a longer look.
NEWS
May 19, 2011
Washington County Sheriff’s Office warns about thefts from vehicles After a signficant recent increase in thefts from vehicles in the area, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to keep their vehicle doors locked, according to a news release. In many of the thefts, windows have been smashed to obtain valuables, said Karie Kirchoff, a crime analyst with the sheriff’s office. The thefts have occurred in the Longmeadow area, around Virginia Avenue in the Halfway area and the Robinwood Drive area, Kirchoff said Thursday.
NEWS
August 17, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A former Martinsburg city councilman accused of failing to pay for and return a GPS unit that he leased in May 2007 has waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Berkeley County Magistrate Court, according to court records. Christopher Aaron Baker, 34, was arraigned July 26 on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense, according to magistrate court records. Magistrate JoAnn Overington issued the capias Aug. 5 after Baker failed to appear for a scheduled preliminary hearing.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 28, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A former Martinsburg City Councilman who is accused of failing to pay for and return a GPS unit that he leased in May 2007 was arraigned Tuesday on one felony count of obtaining property by false pretense, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Christopher Aaron Baker, 34, was released on a $2,500 personal recognizance bond by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller, according to court records. Baker, who served on City Council from 2000 to 2004, was identified by a Caron East Inc. sales representative in a photo lineup, according to a complaint filed by Berkeley County Sheriff's Lt. W.A. Johnson.
NEWS
April 13, 2010
ANNAPOLIS -- A bill allowing the GPS tracking of some who failed to comply with protective orders passed the House of Delegates unanimously Monday night in the last hours of the 2010 General Assembly session. The House bill, which was sponsored by the Washington County delegation and championed by Sheriff Douglas Mullendore, had passed unanimously in the Senate. Under the bill, someone on pretrial release who faces a charge of violating a protective order could be supervised by a tracking device.
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