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By Marlo Barnhart | August 27, 2005
A fight that erupted in gunfire with one person possibly wounded just before 10 p.m. Friday prompted Hagerstown City Police to search for the shooters, as well as victims, in a West End neighborhood, both on foot and with K-9 assistance from Washington County Sheriff's deputies. Reports were that at least three shots were fired, after which several vehicles, shooters and possibly victims fled the scene in the 200 block of Buena Vista Avenue. As of 10:30 p.m., Capt. Tom Alexander said police had three people in custody and had recovered one gun. No gunshot victims had been found at that time, he said.
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December 27, 1999
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - A Hedgesville man faces several charges after a Christmas Day argument led to a shooting scare for his girlfriend, according to records in Berkeley County Magistrate Court. Carrine Smith told police her boyfriend choked her, then had her sit in a chair while he fired nine shots around her, so close she could feel the gun powder, court records state. Smith also claimed he placed the gun to her head, chest and throat while in the home, which is in the Stonebrook subdivision, court records state.
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by DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | August 7, 2002
dank@herald-mail.com The administrator of a private child-care program at Eastern Elementary School refused to comment Tuesday on two 6-year-old boys who walked away from the program last week. Matthew Eaton and Kevin Griffin were three-fourths of a mile from the school and walking down Dual Highway on Friday morning when they were picked up by a stranger who took them to the Hagerstown City Police station. When a police officer notified staff at School-Age Child Care that the two boys had left the school and were at the police station, "they said they knew the boys were gone but they had not notified police," Police Lt. Margaret Kline said Monday.
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By BRIDGET DiCOSMO | November 6, 2009
Judge Boone charged with DUI after accident HAGERSTOWN -- Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone III, who was charged Thursday night with driving under the influence of alcohol after a traffic accident in Hagerstown, will not preside over criminal cases until the charges against him are resolved. The decision was made to deflect any possible conflict of interest and to avoid any "appearance of impropriety," Administrative Judge John H. McDowell said Friday.
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September 21, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lynn Nolet said people she talked to Saturday agreed that whoever is responsible for the disappearance of 7-year-old Jessica Newell should be "strung up in the middle of Martinsburg for everyone to see. " Parents expressed shock at the discovery Saturday evening of a body believed to be Jessica's. "Oh my God, I'm going to go vomit," said Berkeley County Commission President Jim Smith. "My reaction as a parent, grandparent, former school superintendent (is)
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by PEPPER BALLARD | May 26, 2006
A 27-year-old Hagerstown man was arrested Wednesday on charges he fired a handgun at another man April 12 while running down North Jonathan Street, according to charging documents. Von Walker, whose last known address was 961 Linwood Road, was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, handgun in the use of a felony/violent crime, handgun on person and discharging a firearm within city limits, documents state. Walker, aka "Smokey," was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $500,000 bond.
NEWS
August 28, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART and BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writers When Darrius Allen Fetterhoff came to Hagerstown on the morning of Aug. 20, he may have found sex and drugs. A few hours later, he had been severely beaten and left along the bank of the Conococheague Creek, according to Washington County District Court records. The alleged events leading up to the attack that left Fetterhoff in critical condition at Washington County Hospital were detailed in statements given to police by a woman who claims she had sex with him and a man charged Tuesday with his beating.
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January 16, 2008
Hagerstown Police responded to the following incidents, spokeswoman Barbara Pickett said: Tuesday · At 9:48 a.m., a red, black and silver 24-inch Next Breakpoint Pro 21-speed bicycle was found in the 900 block of Sweeney Drive. · At 12:45 p.m., identity theft was reported in the 600 block of North Prospect Street. · At 6:31 p.m., a vacuum was reported stolen from Wal-Mart at 17850 Garland Groh Blvd. · At 9:56 p.m., an armed robbery was reported in the first block of Madison Avenue.
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by MARK KELLER | November 9, 2003
When the fall sports season began for area high schools back in late August, there were some things that you could count on to happen as the year progressed. For instance, there was little doubt that the Martinsburg football team would be the top team in the area. But who could have known that North Hagerstown, which spent so many seasons near the back of the pack, would be the second best team in the area and would match Martinsburg's 10-0 regular-season record? Who could have known that perennial football power Middletown would need to win five of its last six games just to get to the .500 mark?
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