March 26, 2013
The state is recommending a Hagerstown man spend 15 to 20 years in state prison after he entered guilty pleas Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to six burglaries - as well as criminal offenses committed after he posted bond on the burglary charges. Timothy Blake Miller, 21, formerly of 17548 Gay St., also pleaded guilty to a rogue and vagabond charge and entered an Alford plea to a charge of possession of heroin with intent to distribute. An Alford plea in not an admission of guilt, but is an acknowledgment that the state has enough evidence to get a conviction.
April 5, 2013
A Hagerstown man charged with raping a woman last month at an apartment complex off Security Road has been ordered held at the Washington County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond. The bond for Montague Stephan Sutherland, 25, of 61 E. Franklin St., was set by a visiting judge during a hearing Friday at Washington County District Court. Sutherland appeared for the bond-review hearing via a closed-circuit television feed between the Detention Center and District Court. Before bond was set, Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Michele Hansen told the court that Sutherland had an extensive criminal background that included assault and burglary charges.
August 24, 2012
Hagerstown native and celebrity chef Justin Warner will appear at Washington County Community Mediation Center's "Come to the Table" event from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at LJ's and the Kat Lounge, 1130 Conrad Court in Hagerstown. The event a fundraiser for the mediation center and to raise awareness about the importance of mediation and the work of WCCMC in the community. The cooking school-style event features an appearance by Warner. There will be live cooking demonstrations and lessons, as well as a silent auction, live auction and raffle of high-quality, food-related and as well as locally donated items.
April 10, 2013
The record high temperature for April 10 was broken Wednesday afternoon when the mercury rose to nearly 90 degrees in Hagerstown, Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer reported on his website at i4weather.net. The temperature in the city reached 89.3 degrees at 2:11 p.m., beating the old record high of 86 degrees set for that day in 1922, according to Keefer's website. The record low temperatures for April 10 is 18 degrees, which was set in 1985, according to Keefer's website.
April 15, 2012
Hagerstown police were investigating an armed robbery Sunday morning in the 1200 block of Potomac Avenue. The incident occurred at about 4:30 a.m. Police arrived to find three teenagers who said they had been robbed of their wallets, money and electronic devices by three males, police said. One of the males was armed with a semiautomatic handgun, police said. Police said they were looking for three black males in their mid- to late teens, all wearing dark hoodies. They ranged in height from 5 feet 5 inches to 6 feet tall with small to medium builds, police said.
March 4, 2013
Two Hagerstown men have been charged by the Washington County Sheriff's Office with a January residential burglary in which about $12,000 in jewelry, electronics and other property were stolen. James Thomas Grapes, 44, of 901 View St., and Scott Anthony Carlson, 39, of 219 N. Cannon Ave., were both charged with first-degree burglary, criminal conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary, theft of $10,000 to $100,000 and criminal conspiracy to commit theft between $10,000 and $100,000, a sheriff's office press release said.
October 15, 2012
Chakras School of Reflexology, 1423 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, provides a two-day certification program that includes a reflexology kit to start your own practice and covers the following syllabus: philosophy and theory behind American and Asian reflexology models, foot reflexology landmarks and techniques, anatomy of a reflexology session, contraindications, hand reflexology, Asian meridians, head/shoulder acupressure and massage, and breath and aromatherapy...
July 16, 2012
Two Maryland teenagers who are newcomers to national competition, and one veteran national titleholder from Hagerstown were honored by the Maryland Horse Industry Board with Touch of Class Awards for earning national titles in jousting, the official state sport of Maryland. The awards were presented at St. Margaret's Church Joust in Annapolis. Of the four national jousting titles, three are held by Marylanders. Corey Minnick, 30, of Hagerstown won his third national title in the professional division; Mikayla Miller, 13, of St. Leonard (Calvert County)
December 20, 2012
Firefighters were called to downtown Hagerstown Thursday morning for a report of a kitchen fire. At 11:38 a.m., the first block of North Potomac Street, near City Hall, was re-opened to traffic.