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March 27, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer, Martinsburg KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - The U.S. Justice Department Thursday filed suit against the owners of Images nightclub, claiming the owners refused to allow African Americans to enter the bar. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Wheeling, W.Va., alleges that Images falsely told African Americans who wanted to enter the club that it was private and open only to members. White customers, however, were routinely admitted without regard to membership, according to the Justice Department.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 11, 2013
Nearly 100 government contract workers at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Martinsburg facility recently lost their jobs as a result of across-the-board federal budget cuts. The 98 contractors laid off at the end of March were doing administrative work at the facility, according to an executive with Three Saints Bay LLC, the parent company of the prime contractor that was affected by the layoffs. The workers in the ATF's firearms program were laid off because the facility was forced to cut its budget by $82 million due to sequestration, a Department of Justice spokesperson said Thursday in an emailed statement.
NEWS
June 10, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Washington County officials met with U.S. Department of Justice attorneys Friday to discuss alleged deficiencies at the Washington County Detention Center, officials said Tuesday. The Department of Justice wrote the county in April alleging constitutionally deficient conditions at the jail, and gave the county 49 days to correct the deficiencies or face a possible lawsuit. Washington County Sheriff Charles Mades said the main issues that remain are suicide prevention and health care.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 27, 2013
Budget changes approved last week will allow nearly 100 contract workers who recently lost their jobs at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives National Tracing Center in Berkeley County, W.Va., to be rehired, U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller's office announced Saturday. “The terrible tragedy in Boston reinforces that those who protect our country and respond to emergencies should be able to get the resources they need to do their jobs to the fullest,” Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said in a news release.
NEWS
October 25, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 21-year-old Martinsburg man faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted Thursday in U.S. District Court on federal drug trafficking charges. A jury found Jason J. Smith, of 123 W. John St., guilty on one count of criminal conspiracy to distribute cocaine, according to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. Prosecutors said the offenses took place between January 1990 and April of this year.
NEWS
April 5, 2013
Two more former correctional officers at Roxbury Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown have pleaded guilty in connection with an assault on an inmate at the prison in March 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The pleas of Lanny Harris, a former correctional sergeant, and former correctional officer Walter Steele bring to five the number of former RCI correctional officers who have pleaded guilty in connection with the 2008 beating of an inmate at RCI, and 10 others face charges in the assault, according to a news release from the Justice Department.
OPINION
May 17, 2013
In a democracy, the first rule of power is to know when not to use it. The sad results produced by leaders lacking this restraint are written far and wide across the yellowed pages of world history. That's why we are greatly disturbed by news stories out of Washington involving two of the most powerful agencies in government, the Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department. The IRS has confessed to singling out conservative groups for special scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.
NEWS
July 18, 2006
Kate Zimmer, a junior at North Hagerstown High School attended the Presidential Classroom's Law and Justice in a Democracy Program June 24 through July 1 in Washington, D.C. Kate is a distinguished honors student at North High, and is actively involved in student government, athletics and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Presidential Classroom provides high school juniors and seniors unprecedented access to the leaders who shape America's public policy. Participants explore the federal legal system, and issues of freedom and order in a democratic society.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | May 17, 2013
Jonathan Caponigro of Hagerstown said he believes the recent controversy surrounding the IRS and the news that it targeted conservative groups in 2012 is proof that the agency should be closed down. “Too many people are involved in our private taxes,” he said. “When you have too many people involved, things get haywire like they did a few days ago.” Caponigro, 71, suggested that a sales tax replace the income tax at the federal level. On Wednesday, President Obama announced the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller and said that he was angry about what happened.
NEWS
April 11, 2013
State Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, has been selected to serve on the newly formed Pennsylvania House of Representatives Select Committee on School Safety and Security, which is tasked with developing and examining legislation to enhance the protection of school students and personnel. “As a father and former educator, I am absolutely dedicated to making sure our schools are able to provide a safe and secure environment in which our children can learn and grow,” Rock said in a news release.
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NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | May 17, 2013
Jonathan Caponigro of Hagerstown said he believes the recent controversy surrounding the IRS and the news that it targeted conservative groups in 2012 is proof that the agency should be closed down. “Too many people are involved in our private taxes,” he said. “When you have too many people involved, things get haywire like they did a few days ago.” Caponigro, 71, suggested that a sales tax replace the income tax at the federal level. On Wednesday, President Obama announced the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller and said that he was angry about what happened.
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OPINION
May 17, 2013
In a democracy, the first rule of power is to know when not to use it. The sad results produced by leaders lacking this restraint are written far and wide across the yellowed pages of world history. That's why we are greatly disturbed by news stories out of Washington involving two of the most powerful agencies in government, the Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department. The IRS has confessed to singling out conservative groups for special scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 27, 2013
Budget changes approved last week will allow nearly 100 contract workers who recently lost their jobs at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives National Tracing Center in Berkeley County, W.Va., to be rehired, U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller's office announced Saturday. “The terrible tragedy in Boston reinforces that those who protect our country and respond to emergencies should be able to get the resources they need to do their jobs to the fullest,” Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said in a news release.
NEWS
April 11, 2013
State Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, has been selected to serve on the newly formed Pennsylvania House of Representatives Select Committee on School Safety and Security, which is tasked with developing and examining legislation to enhance the protection of school students and personnel. “As a father and former educator, I am absolutely dedicated to making sure our schools are able to provide a safe and secure environment in which our children can learn and grow,” Rock said in a news release.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 11, 2013
Nearly 100 government contract workers at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Martinsburg facility recently lost their jobs as a result of across-the-board federal budget cuts. The 98 contractors laid off at the end of March were doing administrative work at the facility, according to an executive with Three Saints Bay LLC, the parent company of the prime contractor that was affected by the layoffs. The workers in the ATF's firearms program were laid off because the facility was forced to cut its budget by $82 million due to sequestration, a Department of Justice spokesperson said Thursday in an emailed statement.
NEWS
April 5, 2013
Two more former correctional officers at Roxbury Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown have pleaded guilty in connection with an assault on an inmate at the prison in March 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The pleas of Lanny Harris, a former correctional sergeant, and former correctional officer Walter Steele bring to five the number of former RCI correctional officers who have pleaded guilty in connection with the 2008 beating of an inmate at RCI, and 10 others face charges in the assault, according to a news release from the Justice Department.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | November 13, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Members and supporters of the Washington County NAACP will join civil rights activists at the U.S. Justice Department Friday to call for action in response to recent incidents in Jena, La., Maryland and across the country. The NAACP has declared a state of emergency in response to recent incidents, according to a news release from the organization's Baltimore branch. "Things that have happened nationwide can happen locally, too," said Hampton Wedlock, vice president of the NAACP's local chapter.
NEWS
July 18, 2006
Kate Zimmer, a junior at North Hagerstown High School attended the Presidential Classroom's Law and Justice in a Democracy Program June 24 through July 1 in Washington, D.C. Kate is a distinguished honors student at North High, and is actively involved in student government, athletics and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Presidential Classroom provides high school juniors and seniors unprecedented access to the leaders who shape America's public policy. Participants explore the federal legal system, and issues of freedom and order in a democratic society.
NEWS
October 25, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 21-year-old Martinsburg man faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted Thursday in U.S. District Court on federal drug trafficking charges. A jury found Jason J. Smith, of 123 W. John St., guilty on one count of criminal conspiracy to distribute cocaine, according to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. Prosecutors said the offenses took place between January 1990 and April of this year.
NEWS
June 10, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Washington County officials met with U.S. Department of Justice attorneys Friday to discuss alleged deficiencies at the Washington County Detention Center, officials said Tuesday. The Department of Justice wrote the county in April alleging constitutionally deficient conditions at the jail, and gave the county 49 days to correct the deficiencies or face a possible lawsuit. Washington County Sheriff Charles Mades said the main issues that remain are suicide prevention and health care.
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