May 2, 2013
An armed robbery was reported at Universal Spirits at 33 E. Franklin St., Thursday night, according to a Washington County 911 spokesman. The robbery was reported at 10:36 p.m. and Hagerstown Police Department officers were investigating the incident, the spokesman said.
April 3, 2013
Restaurant fined for serving alcohol to underage agent A popular restaurant in downtown Hagerstown has been fined $500 for serving alcohol to an underage police agent. The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, imposed the fine against Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant during a Wednesday hearing. Hagerstown Police Officer T. Niebauer said the incident occurred Feb. 22, when a bartender served a beer to an underage police agent.
February 21, 2013
Hagerstown Police were investigating a robbery Wednesday night at a liquor store, according to a news release. The robbery at Roxy Liquors, 761 E. Wilson Blvd., was reported at 11:15 p.m., police said. Police were told that a male wearing a black puffy jacket, a black knit hat and a white shirt covering his face entered the store and announced a robbery, the release said. The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the robber fled the store on foot, police said.
February 9, 2013
Store owners thank firefighters, others for efforts To the editor: On Monday, Feb. 4, a five-alarm fire occurred in the building in which our business, L & J Liquors, is housed. The fire was fought by at least 20 engine companies and five ladder companies from Maryland and West Virginia. They were able to stop the spread of the fire before it reached our liquor store. As a result, instead of us dealing with a total loss of business, we are dealing mostly with smoke and water damage.
February 4, 2013
For the past quarter of a century, Dolly Gray lived in a second-floor apartment in a historic building on Williamsport's Town Square. That changed Monday morning when a five-alarm fire ripped through the Civil War-era building. Gray, 89, said she was sleeping when she was roused by the smell of smoke at about 7:30 a.m. She grabbed her coat, purse and medication and fled. Later, she watched through the window of a neighbor's home as the rest of her belongings were consumed by flames.
January 25, 2013
A Hagerstown man has come forward to claim his lottery winnings, but the winner of the $575,000 Multi-Match top-tier prize wants to remain anonymous, Maryland Lottery officials said Friday. The ticket holder had all six numbers in the Jan. 21 Multi-Match drawing. The disabled Army veteran bought his winning ticket at Roxy Liquors at 761 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown, lottery officials said in a news release. The winning numbers were 1, 2, 13, 22, 37 and 43. Before he discovered he won, the man joked about possibly being the winner of the Multi-Match jackpot that he knew had been sold by a Hagerstown retailer, according to the release.
January 15, 2013
A man charged with robbing a liquor store last fall was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery this week in Washington County Circuit Court, court records said. Reginald Tyrone Scott, 50, formerly of Hayfield Court, Hagerstown, entered the plea agreement before Judge John H. McDowell on Monday. In exchange for the plea, charges of armed robbery, second-degree assault, theft and reckless endangerment were dismissed court records said. None of the sentence - the maximum for robbery - was suspended, Assistant State's Attorney Leon Debes said.
January 2, 2013
Kerleen Virginia (Poffenberger) Waugh, 86, of Hagerstown, Md., went to join her husband Cotton on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2012, the sixth anniversary of his passing in 2006. Kerleen passed away at Coffman Nursing Home, her home for the past three years, surrounded by family and friends. Kerleen was born on June 26, 1926, to the late Kerlin L. and Alice Odell (Itnyre) Poffenberger of Boonsboro, Md. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Harple and her husband Tom; her son, Gerald E. “Eddie” Waugh and his wife Connie; a granddaughter, Dayna Gregory and her husband Bill; and a granddaughter Michelle Watson and her husband Ty; her sister, Jean L. Price; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
December 4, 2012
A Washington County District Court judge on Tuesday set bond for two men who have been charged with attacking another man Monday night in front of a Hagerstown liquor store. Judge Mark D. Thomas set bond for Omar Aviles-Rojas, 24, of 29 W. Bethel St. in Hagerstown, at $75,000 during a bond review hearing that was broadcast live on a closed-circuit television feed between District Court and the Washington County Detention Center. Thomas set bond for 19-year-old Daymein Malik Brown, a second man charged in the crime, at $150,000.
September 14, 2012
A co-owner of the Woodpoint Bar & Grill in Hagerstown told Washington County liquor officials earlier this week that he intends to reopen the popular restaurant by the end of October. Jeff South, who owns the business with his brothers, Doug and Keith, said during a hearing Wednesday before the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County that the building at 1437 Salem Ave. still needs work done to the ceiling and other places before they can reopen. “We'd like to (open)