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By C.J. LOVELACE | | September 3, 2013
Hagerstown officials are considering changing the city's noise ordinance which has not been updated since 1996. Kathleen A. Maher, the city's planning director, said Tuesday that the proposed changes were needed to clearly state what entities enforce the ordinance and clean up wording that was considered confusing.  “It makes it clearer what the city's intent is,” Maher told the Hagerstown City Council during a work session at City Hall. New provisions include adding a statement of intent, which was not included previously, and clear definitions of contained terms such as “excessive noise,” “plainly audible” and “day time,” according to a memorandum to the five-member council.
By DAN DEARTH | | August 22, 2012
Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday ordered the owner of El Palenque Cantina in Hagerstown to pay a $2,500 fine because of multiple complaints that were made against the downtown bar and restaurant earlier this year. The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, also voted to suspend the liquor license of Jose Arias, El Palenque's owner, for 60 days. Robert Everhart, liquor board chairman, said after the hearing that Arias has 30 days to pay the fine or file an appeal at Washington County Circuit Court.
By DAVE McMILLION | August 9, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Californication" boomed over the sound system at Southside Bowl on Sunday afternoon as patrons drummed their fingers on counters to the beat. The sound of balls slamming into pins added an alternative percussion to the music as a healthy crowd of about 180 people streamed into the local lanes at 17325 Virginia Avenue. The bowling lanes, along with two others in the area that are owned by Frank Turner, have been a fixture in the community for decades and over the weekend, Turner celebrated 58 years in the business.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | June 7, 2000
FORT LITTLETON, Pa. - It's like a Marine Corps boot camp with state cops as the drill instructors and Fulton County school students as their recruits. Discipline is hard-nosed and unrelenting. cont. from news page The kids try to stand ramrod straight as the cop camp directors stand bill cap to bill cap yelling orders in their faces. The days are dawn-to-dusk and all travel to meals and activities is always on the run. "It takes a couple of days for them to get into it," said Don Eisaman, a retired McConellsburg, Pa., state trooper who directs the week-long camp every year.
February 20, 2002
Man charged with high school break-in By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Christopher Giannoumis, 18, of Greencastle was released from Franklin County Prison on $12,000 bond Friday after being charged with breaking into Greencastle-Antrim High School last May, according to court records in District Justice Shirley Shatzer's office. Giannoumis was charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Giannoumis Feb. 26, Shatzer said.
March 26, 2001
Cop who was dragged by car says he was ready to pull gun By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg A Chambersburg Police officer testified Monday that he believed he was going to be killed by a car full of teenagers when he was dragged down a borough street after a traffic stop. "I was reaching for my gun. I though I might be able to get off a few shots at the driver," said Sgt. Glenn Manns as he recounted the Feb. 26 incident near the Southgate Shopping Center during a preliminary hearing Monday.
By MARLO BARNHART | February 10, 1998
Whittington denied parole Jeffrey Todd Whittington, serving a 20-year sentence for the 1993 murder of his bride of three weeks, on Monday lost his bid for parole. Maryland Parole Commissioners Thomas V. Miller and Michael C. Blount deliberated for four minutes before announcing their decision, which is expected to keep Whittington, 24, in prison for at least 11 more years. "We have studied and looked over all the criteria we use and, given the serious nature of this horrid crime and the breaks you already got, parole is refused," Blount said.
December 9, 1997
Drugs bring fear to W.Va. neighborhood By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - There was a time when 65-year-old Corinne Curtis would tell the drug dealers gathered outside of her home on the corner of North and Hessy streets in Charles Town to move along. That was before her house was riddled in a hail of gunfire that shattered her windows and her sense of security. Curtis was awakened Nov. 4 by the sound of breaking glass in her living room.
August 28, 2012
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June 10, 2010
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- A Georgia college student said she felt powerless to stop a short-tempered Ben Roethlisberger from having sex with her in a bar bathroom even though she told him to stop, telling investigators: "I'm a little girl and he's a big boy. " Her interviews with police were among more than 50 audio and video clips released Wednesday from the investigation into Roethlisberger's late-night carousing in a Georgia college town, a...
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