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By DON AINES | September 21, 1999
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police and firefighters searched a remote area of Franklin County, Pa., Tuesday for a Baltimore, Md., man who has been missing for two weeks. Garfield James Meekins, 80, was listed as a missing person by the Baltimore Police Department on Tuesday, Sept. 14, although his gold Honda Accord was found in Warren Township on Tuesday, Sept. 7, according to Trooper Michael Taylor. The missing person listing was not found until Monday when police were rechecking files on the vehicle, he said.
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By ERIN JULIUS | December 27, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A Hagerstown man charged with second-degree murder in connection with the April death of his father pleaded guilty Dec. 20 to a misdemeanor charge of neglecting a vulnerable adult in Washington County Circuit Court. Gerald Wolford Record, 47, also faced a murder charge and a manslaughter charge, both of which were dropped as part of the plea agreement, according to court records. Record, who blamed his older brother for failing to care for their father, was being held Wednesday without bail at the Washington County Detention Center pending sentencing.
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By ERIN JULIUS | October 19, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Two brothers charged with second-degree murder in the April death of their father, who died as a result of what investigators alleged was neglect, were scheduled to appear Thursday morning in Washington County Circuit Court. Kenneth Allen Record, 62, and Gerald Wolford Record, 46, did not appear for the arraignment, however, because attorneys have filed paperwork indicating the men are represented. A January 2008 trial date has been set for the case. The men were being held Thursday at the Washington County Detention Center, each on $750,000 bond, a jail spokeswoman said.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | January 19, 2000
BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Lester Jay Stone can't remember ever wanting to be an artist. "It doesn't seem to me that I started. I only remember that I could get a pencil and piece of paper and that was it," said Stone, 88. "I paint because I have to. It's there. I could not do otherwise. " cont. from news page He said he doesn't consider himself to be talented. "I don't see it in myself. I just do the best I can. My talent comes from the people who look at my paintings.
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By ERIN JULIUS | September 5, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A Smithsburg woman on Thursday entered an Alford plea in Washington County Circuit Court to five counts of animal cruelty for failing to provide for doves, a cat and guinea pigs. Under an Alford plea, defendants do not admit guilt but acknowledge the state has enough evidence for a conviction. Bertha May Martin, 67, of 12903 Unger Road in Smithsburg, will not serve any jail time, but will be on three years of unsupervised probation, Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley ordered.
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By ERIN JULIUS | May 6, 2008
The son of an 85-year-old man who died in April 2007 of medical complications arising from neglect won't serve any more time in jail after pleading guilty Monday morning to the misdemeanor charge of neglect of a vulnerable adult. Kenneth Record, 62, faced charges that included second-degree murder, but those charges were dropped in exchange for his plea. Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone III sentenced Record to five years in prison, with all but time served suspended.
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By BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | March 19, 2006
WAYNESBORO, PA. Local residents turned out in the usual droves Saturday for the Waynesboro Health Fair at Waynesboro Area Senior High School. The event usually attracts 1,700 to 2,000 people, according to Sheran White, public relations coordinator at Waynesboro Hospital. Long lines formed at the bone density screening booth and at the massage booth. Glaucoma screenings, vision tests, blood pressure readings and body fat analysis were among tests offered at the 23rd annual event.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 17, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- When Larry Vaughn realized he wasn't going to live much longer, he returned to Hagerstown, the city where he battled, held office and made lasting connections. Vaughn, a two-term Hagerstown city councilman and many-time candidate, died over the weekend. He was 66. His brother, Wayne Vaughn, said Monday that the cause of Larry Vaughn's death still hadn't been established, but he'd been ill in recent years. Penny Miner of Hagerstown, a friend who looked after Vaughn as he grew ill, said he had breathing problems and a heart condition.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | February 23, 2012
Smithsburg Police Chief George L. Knight Jr. urged state senators on Thursday to help a local family obtain a slain officer's service weapon. Christopher S. Nicholson was shot and killed while on duty for Smithsburg police on Dec. 19, 2007. Knight said Nicholson worked hard to become a police officer, overcoming a heart condition. Nicholson had been on the job for about a year and a half when he was “ambushed” by a man who already had killed his ex-girlfriend earlier that day, Knight said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | September 21, 2011
A man claims in a federal lawsuit that two Martinsburg police officers used excessive force when they arrested him in May during a rental-car dispute. William E. Hale of Martinsburg claims he sustained more than 30 burns on his neck, shoulders and back from being shocked with a Taser by the officers, according to the lawsuit filed Friday by attorney Harry P. Waddell. Hale, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor obstruction charge in July, claims his civil rights were violated and asserts that the police officers' treatment of him constituted "assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress," according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg.
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