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April 7, 2005
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - An Adams County, Pa., man died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday morning as he was driving a feed truck in Montgomery Township, according to Franklin County Deputy Coroner Kenneth L. Peiffer. Robert E. Rhoads, 54, of New Oxford, Pa., was pronounced dead at 12:35 p.m. at the scene of the accident in the 11000 block of Welsh Run Road, Peiffer said. The crash was called in to the county 911 center at 11:40 a.m., according to a dispatcher. Peiffer said Rhoads was driving a tractor-trailer belonging to Agricultural Commodities Inc. of New Oxford that ran off the road, striking a utility pole and several trees.
By DON AINES | April 18, 2008
ST. THOMAS, PA. -- Firefighters responding Friday afternoon to a brush fire in a mountainous area of Hamilton Township discovered the body of a man who died of an apparent heart attack, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said. The body of Paul M. Bricker, 92, of Chambersburg, Pa., was discovered by firefighters who responded to calls of a possible mountain fire in the area of Mountain Road, Conner said. The fire was called in at 2:35 p.m., he said. Franklin Fire Company Chief Mark Trace said calls were received from someone on Edenville Road and another person in the Kensington Heights development, and firefighters were dispatched for an investigation of outdoor smoke.
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | | July 20, 2011
As a dome of sweltering heat, dense humidity and bright sunlight pushes eastward, experts are urging everyone, not just those at high risk, to take precautions. "When you get all three together - heat, humidity and sun - it makes the trifecta, and it really increases your chances of getting ill," according to Stacey Talbert, a registered nurse at Meritus Medical Center emergency department. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene activated its heat emergency plan this week, warning localities and residents to prepare.
By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | | June 2, 2013
Wendy Kidd was working inside a client's home, cleaning the master bathroom when, suddenly, she heard a noise in the bedroom. Peeking around a corner, Kidd gasped when she saw a man - the husband in the family that owned the house - beginning to undress. “I said, 'What are you doing?!!'” Kidd remembers screaming. As it turned out, the man hadn't known she was there, and he was just changing his clothes. “I don't know who was more embarrassed - him or I,” Kidd said.
May 31, 2009
Scott Needy of Smithsburg and Tammy Weaver of Stewartstown, Pa., were married May 10, 2009, at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The ceremony took place at the bedside of Needy's mother, Mary "Kathy" Foltz Needy, who had experienced a heart attack two weeks earlier. The bride is the daughter of Frank and Diane Weaver of Alaska. She is originally from Boise, Idaho.
By MARIE GILBERT | | October 26, 2012
Reality doesn't get much harder than being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. A cruel and steady wasting of neuromuscular functions that paralyzes its victims inch by inch, it's often more kindly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease - named for the famous Yankee slugger who received his diagnosis in 1939. But there is nothing kind about ALS. There is no meaningful treatment. No cure. No magic pill that will reverse the symptoms. It's a taker - stealing the body's supply of strength and agility, the use of limbs and the ability to speak and swallow.
February 27, 2008
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March 19, 2008
James Spradley, the public works director for the City of Ranson, W.Va., who died of a heart attack last year, was honored during a ceremony at the city's public works building Tuesday after A tree has been planted in front of the facility along Fifth Avenue in remembrance of Spradley. A large group of city workers and friends and family members of Spradley were in attendance. Mayor David Hamill said Spradley was "incredibly conscientious" in the work he did for the city and his death deeply affected the city.
February 22, 2011
Two people found dead in late December in a Dublin Township, Pa., home succumbed to hypothermia, Fulton County (Pa.) Coroner Berley Souders said. Pennsylvania State Police performing a welfare check on Grist Mill Road found the bodies of Gary A. Shore, 72, and Dorothy A. Rife, 84, on Dec. 27, 2010. With Shore, diabetes added complications to the hypothermia, Souders said. Rife suffered a heart attack 24 to 48 hours after the hypothermia began, he said. Information about Shore's death was provided over the weekend, Souders said.
July 4, 2003
FREDERICK, Md. - The death of a 21-year-old Frederick man was being investigated as a homicide, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office said Thursday. Joshua Wayne Crawford's body was bound with duct tape when it was found Wednesday, police said. Police found the body after they responded to a call for a heart attack at 6949 Exeter Court, Apartment 104, at 12:41 p.m., police said. Anyone with information may call the sheriff's office Tips Line at 301-644-4131.
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