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By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | May 7, 2000
When a man believed to be armed held officers at bay for more than two hours on April 29, negotiators from the Washington County Joint Special Response Team lured him out, in part, with a pack of cigarettes. cont. from front page The negotiating team includes Hagerstown City Police Sgts. Jack Hall and Rick Johnson and Washington County Sheriff's Deputies Ken Barnhart and Johnny Marshall. The officers work together to solve hostage and barricade situations - those in which people are held against their will or someone who may be armed refuses to leave a location.
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September 7, 2010
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A former soldier accused of demanding mental treatment as he took hostages at gunpoint at a Georgia Army hospital later told investigators he planned to kill President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton, federal prosecutors said in court documents filed Tuesday. Federal charges filed in U.S. District Court in Savannah identified the accused gunman as 29-year-old Robert Anthony Quinones. The Army says he took three hospital workers hostage early Monday in a two-hour standoff at Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, 40 miles southwest of Savannah.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | February 24, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Fearful of a possible hostage situation, on the rainy night of Oct. 10, 2002, West Virginia State Police Trooper R.J. "Bobby" Elswick asked in advance that ambulances respond to a home off Harper Lane in Hedgesville, W.Va., Berkeley County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely said Friday. Soon after, a gunman fired one shot which hit Elswick above his left ear. Within about a minute, the ambulance crews that Elswick had called for were on the scene of the shooting, which happened in a remote part of Berkeley County.
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By ERIN JULIUS | August 26, 2008
A man who engaged police in a 45-hour standoff at a Hancock motel last week appeared via a closed-circuit television monitor for a bond review Monday afternoon in Washington County District Court. James A. Prevatt III, 26, is charged with threatening arson by use of an explosive device and other crimes in connection with the Hancock incident, during which he told police he would kill a hostage. Prevatt claimed he was armed during the standoff and made bomb threats, but police said they didn't find any weapons or explosives in the room.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 16, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A grand jury on Wednesday indicted David Eugene Munday and his girlfriend on charges that they tried to bribe two witnesses connected to the October 2002 shooting of West Virginia State Police Trooper R.J. "Bobby" Elswick. Munday, 38, of Hedgesville, W.Va., and Connie Marie Harrison, 40, of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., both were indicted on two counts of attempting to induce another person to testify falsely and one count of conspiracy to suborn perjury.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 24, 2008
HANCOCK - When a 45-hour hostage scare was defused Friday at Americas Best Value Inn in Hancock, motel owners Dave and Sweta Desai were left with six damaged rooms and one significant question. Who will pay? Dave Desai said the couple was told the state won't reimburse them, so he's hoping his insurance will. In Room 115, where James A. Prevatt III and Rene Reynolds stayed, the front screen door was pulled from its frame as police rushed to grab Prevatt, who had kept police at bay while threatening to kill his girlfriend and set off bombs.
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by DON AINES | August 20, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Smoke clouded the halls of the Fulton County Courthouse and several people outside appeared to be seriously injured or dead Thursday morning, but the imaginary mayhem was all orchestrated by the county's Emergency Management Agency. "I got held hostage," said Ladawn Hoffman, a clerk in the Prothonotary's Office, who was back at work an hour after, as part of the drill, a man left a "suspicious" package on the counter.
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By ROBERT GARY | September 13, 2008
There's about half a chance that November will see a landslide victory for one side or the other. I mean a victory where both houses of Congress get carried along with the top of the ticket. So now you have a government with no excuse to fail; it controls the House, the Senate and the White House. That's a lot of political capital. How should it be spent, if the election comes out with a really strong mandate for one side or the other? Here's my answer. For Obama, it would be a Revised War Powers Act. This would cover any future initiative by a U.S. president to put boots on the ground in combat roles for any purpose other than hostage rescue of U.S. diplomats.
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By HEATHER KEELS and DAVE McMILLION | June 15, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The pain and grief were palpable as West Virginia State Police informed friends and family members that Katherine Nicole Sharp, 35, was found dead in her house on Raider Lane near Martinsburg at the end of a 26-hour standoff between her ex-boyfriend and police. Sharpe's ex-boyfriend, Donald Berkeley Surber, 37, of Winchester, Va., was taken into custody at about 2:02 p.m. by members of the West Virginia State Police Special Response Team, West Virginia State Police Capt.
NEWS
November 24, 2000
Letters to the Editor 11/25 Bilingual ed isn't necessary To the editor: I assume that you agree with the banning of bilingual education as was done in California. I and my two sisters who are older than I are clear-cut proof that bilingual education is not only unnecessary, but counter- productive. In 1928, my father went to Brazil with his wife and five children, and he chose a small town in the interior of the state of Sao Paulo to live. Within about six months, we were entered into Brazilian schools.
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