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May 6, 2010
A person found late Wednesday near the intersection of Dual Highway and Colonial Drive suffered a priority one head injury, a 911 dispatcher said. A priority one injury is the most serious injury, the dispatcher said. The dispatcher said the 911 center began receiving calls from witnesses about 10:15 p.m. about an individual "lying in the middle of the highway. " The dispatcher said she did not know if the victim was a male or a female or how the person was injured. The person was taken to Washington County Hospital, the dispatcher said.
BREAKINGNEWS
September 5, 2011
A child who suffered a head injury from playing football at Marty Snook Park on Monday afternoon was taken to Meritus Medical Center, according to the 911 supervisor with Washington County Emergency Services. A Maryland State Police helicopter was called to pick up the child, but emergency officials weren't sure whether the helicopter would make it to the park due to bad weather, the 911 supervisor said.  After several minutes, the call for the helicopter was canceled, the supervisor said.
SPORTS
October 25, 2012
Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher was being evaluated by a neurologist for a possible head injury Thursday and missed practice for a second consecutive day, putting his 15-year consecutive-games streak in doubt. Coach Mike Shanahan said Fletcher was checked for about six hours by a doctor for a “balance issue.” Shanahan listed the 37-year-old Fletcher as not practicing because of head and hamstring problems. “If he's able to go, you know he's going to be able to go. But I'm sure he's a little scared, too, because any time you deal with a balance issue, it's something that's out of your control,” Shanahan said.
NEWS
August 4, 2013
A man was flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Sunday evening after he was struck in the head by a piece of construction equipment in the 400 block of Potomac Street, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor. The man was working in a yard when he was struck by a bucket from a piece of equipment like a backhoe, according to the supervisor and a spokesman for Boonsboro Ambulance & Rescue Services Inc. The spokesman for the ambulance company said he did not know how seriously the man was hurt.
NEWS
October 21, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Chambersburg Police Department on Wednesday was investigating the circumstances behind a 3-month-old girl's head injury. The child's parents took her to Chambersburg Hospital's emergency room and reported the girl suffered a seizure Monday night, according to a police department press release. The child was unresponsive, police said. Doctors at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, where the child was flown by helicopter, found in an examination that she suffered a head injury, police said.
NEWS
July 3, 2012
A head injury to a 22-month-old girl last month led police to charge a 23-year-old woman with abuse and neglect, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Krystal Lynn McLaughlin of no fixed address was arraigned Monday by Magistrate JoAnn Overington on two counts of child abuse resulting in injury, one count of child neglect creating risk of injury and one count of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, according to court documents. Police said in court documents that McLaughlin admitted to striking the girl's buttocks area four times with a laptop computer power cord on June 18 while her husband was at work.
NEWS
October 29, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Chambersburg man has been charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children after his daughter suffered a head injury, according to the Chambersburg Police Department. Jamell Lee Billups, 31, was arraigned and placed in Franklin County Prison on $200,000 bail, according to a press release. Billups was charged after his 3-month-old daughter was taken to Chambersburg Hospital at about 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 19, the release said. The girl's parents said she was unresponsive, according to the release.
NEWS
May 7, 2010
Del. woman killed, three injured in crash near Antietam Battlefield Person found near intersection suffered serious head injury Three hurt in crash on U.S. 40 west of Hagerstown More than $150,000 awarded in dog-shooting suit North Hagerstown softball team forfeits 10 victories
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 6, 2012
A Baltimore woman died and two other people were taken to hospitals following a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on U.S. 40 at the entrance of Greenbrier State Park, Maryland State Police said. Tiara Shaniece Elliott, 23, was taken by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, where she was pronounced dead, police said. Elliott was ejected from a 2006 Honda Civic at 1:35 p.m. when it pulled from the park entrance into the path of a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Carroll Augustus Coleman Jr., 55, of Hagerstown, police said.
NEWS
January 5, 2007
WILLOW HILL, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police were investigating an apparent accidental shooting Thursday night in Fannett Township in northern Franklin County. The shooting was reported at 5:48 p.m. in the area of Junkin Road off Pa. 641, police said. The investigating officers had not returned from the scene as of about 10:30 p.m., police said. Ambulance Chief Steve Sites of the Fannett-Metal Fire and Ambulance Co. said a man sustained a head injury and was flown out by helicopter.
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NEWS
August 4, 2013
A man was flown to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Sunday evening after he was struck in the head by a piece of construction equipment in the 400 block of Potomac Street, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor. The man was working in a yard when he was struck by a bucket from a piece of equipment like a backhoe, according to the supervisor and a spokesman for Boonsboro Ambulance & Rescue Services Inc. The spokesman for the ambulance company said he did not know how seriously the man was hurt.
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BREAKINGNEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 8, 2013
A 49-year-old Greencastle man was flown to York (Pa.) Hospital with reported head injuries suffered Monday afternoon when his work truck collided with a moving freight train in Antrim Township, Pa., according to Pennsylvania State Police.  Trooper Robert T. Hicks said the man's name would not be released until police finished their investigation of the crash.  Hicks, who did not provide further details about the man's condition, said the timetable to complete the investigation was unknown Monday evening.
SPORTS
October 25, 2012
Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher was being evaluated by a neurologist for a possible head injury Thursday and missed practice for a second consecutive day, putting his 15-year consecutive-games streak in doubt. Coach Mike Shanahan said Fletcher was checked for about six hours by a doctor for a “balance issue.” Shanahan listed the 37-year-old Fletcher as not practicing because of head and hamstring problems. “If he's able to go, you know he's going to be able to go. But I'm sure he's a little scared, too, because any time you deal with a balance issue, it's something that's out of your control,” Shanahan said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 6, 2012
A Baltimore woman died and two other people were taken to hospitals following a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on U.S. 40 at the entrance of Greenbrier State Park, Maryland State Police said. Tiara Shaniece Elliott, 23, was taken by ambulance to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, where she was pronounced dead, police said. Elliott was ejected from a 2006 Honda Civic at 1:35 p.m. when it pulled from the park entrance into the path of a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Carroll Augustus Coleman Jr., 55, of Hagerstown, police said.
NEWS
July 3, 2012
A head injury to a 22-month-old girl last month led police to charge a 23-year-old woman with abuse and neglect, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Krystal Lynn McLaughlin of no fixed address was arraigned Monday by Magistrate JoAnn Overington on two counts of child abuse resulting in injury, one count of child neglect creating risk of injury and one count of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, according to court documents. Police said in court documents that McLaughlin admitted to striking the girl's buttocks area four times with a laptop computer power cord on June 18 while her husband was at work.
SPORTS
May 8, 2012
The Hagerstown Suns were honored to have employed Mitchell Akers. Now, the baseball team wants to honor his memory. The Suns announced the team will be dedicating their 2012 season to the memory of Mitchell Akers, which will be celebrated on June 1 when Hagerstown plays Delmarva. Akers, an 18-year-old Smithsburg High School senior, died on April 11 from a head injury sustained from a fall while working at Municipal Stadium. “We all feel terrible and want to help keep Mitchell's memory alive and honor him by helping to raise money for the scholarship fund started in his name,” said Bruce Quinn, the Hagerstown Suns president and majority owner.
NEWS
May 4, 2012
Man struck by car on Little Elliott Drive Hagerstown police said a city man was taken to Meritus Medical Center Friday night after being struck by a car on the 12800 block of Little Elliott Drive. Kristopher Talon Hovis, 23, of 503 Lynn Haven Dr., Apt. 24, had a broken leg and wrist in the 7:41 p.m. accident, police said. He was also being evaluated for a head injury, police said. Meritus Medical Center does not release patient conditions. Hovis was walking in a grassy area just off the road when Katharine Ann Flaherty, 62, of 11400 Long View Drive, Hagerstown, ran off the road and struck him, police said.
NEWS
April 10, 2012
A Hagerstown Suns employee suffered a serious head injury Tuesday morning when he fell off a four-wheel drive vehicle he was riding on at Municipal Stadium, city police said. The 18-year-old man was riding on the vehicle with two other employees, said Lt. Paul Kifer, a spokesman for the Hagerstown Police Department. The employee was sitting on a garbage bag on the back of the vehicle when the driver made a left turn, and the employee fell off, hitting his head, Kifer said.
SPORTS
By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent | February 4, 2012
The Smithsburg wrestling team took advantage of a short-handed Walkersville squad and cruised to a 66-18 victory Saturday afternoon. A total of six bouts were contested - all of which ended in pins. Walkersville was forced to forfeit eight matches. “A win is a win,” said Smithsburg coach Joe Dietrich, whose team improved to 6-10. “(Walkersville) had a lot of open spaces, but we'll take it.” The Lions (3-10) took an early 6-0 lead when Ty Tucker pinned Smithsburg's Saul Hererra in the 285-pound weight class, but three consecutive forfeits by Walkersville gave Smithsburg an 18-6 lead.
BREAKINGNEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | January 13, 2012
A Shepherd University student was seriously injured Friday afternoon when she was struck by a minivan on North Duke Street, Shepherdstown Police Chief David Ransom Jr. said. Kayla Barb, 21, was flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., Ransom said. Barb was crossing North Duke Street on the crosswalk at about 4 p.m. when she was struck by a Pontiac minivan traveling south on Duke Street, Ransom said. Barb had a head injury and other serious injuries, he said. The driver of the minivan, Bonnie Smallwood of Maryland, was transported to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, Ransom said.
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