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BREAKINGNEWS
October 1, 2011
A man suspected in the fatal shootings of a Fort Bragg councilman and a county land trust official was shot and killed Saturday after a massive manhunt in the redwood forests of Northern California, a sheriff's deputy said. Deputy Ron Parsons of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said Aaron Bassler was shot and killed around midday, according to The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. He said a member of his agency had been involved in the shooting. Bassler, 35, had been the subject of a manhunt since Councilman Jere Melo and a second man separately confronted him while investigating reports of an illegal marijuana farm outside of town.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 19, 2012
A Sharpsburg man charged last month with illegal possession of firearms was granted a continuance during a hearing Wednesday in Washington County District Court. Defense attorney Gregory Bannon asked Judge Mark D. Thomas to grant the continuance because he said he needed more time to prepare for the defense of Terry Allen Porter, 46, of 4433 Mills Road. Porter and Bannon spent about a minute in court on Wednesday to ask for the continuance. Porter declined to comment afterward.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | July 31, 2006
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Police, relying primarily on leads from the public, continued a "large-scale manhunt" Sunday for a man accused of killing his estranged wife and another man Friday. Curtis Burkett, 41, was believed to be armed with a long rifle and in the Mercersburg area, where he lived. Pennsylvania State Police used helicopters to search the woods for Burkett, who they said hunted frequently. "At this time, we have no reason not to believe he's armed and dangerous and in this county," Cpl. Gary Carter said Sunday at noon.
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | November 30, 2012
A massive hunt for a man as part of an investigation for illegal possession of firearms in the Mills Road area south of Sharpsburg ended Thursday night when a Maryland State Police spokesman said there was no sign of the man after police had staked out the man's home looking for him. As of 9:30 a.m. Friday, there was no activity at the man's home in the 4400 block of Mills Road. Police had surrounded the man's home and other officers were inside the home after they executed a search warrant at the home Thursday afternoon, according to state police spokesman Greg Shipley.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN and DON AINES | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com and dona@herald-mail.com | November 30, 2012
A Sharpsburg area man who was the subject of a massive search by police Thursday afternoon turned himself in to Maryland State Police on Friday and was charged with 14 firearms violations, according to the Washington County State's Attorney's Office and Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore. Terry Allen Porter, 46, of 4433 Mills Road, was being held on $75,000 bond Friday night at the Washington County Detention Center, according to a jail spokesperson. State police on Thursday issued a warrant for Porter on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a rifle or shotgun and being a felon in possession of a firearm, court records said.
NEWS
By BRENDAN KIRBY | July 30, 1998
A Maryland State Police trooper assigned to the Hagerstown barracks joined an FBI manhunt in North Carolina on Wednesday, officials said. Cpl. Douglas H. Lowry and his bloodhound, Jimmy, took off for Murphy, N.C., to help in the search for a man suspected of bombing a Birmingham, Ala., abortion clinic in January, police said. Eric Robert Rudolph was spotted in a wooded area of the southwestern tip of North Carolina on July 7, and the FBI has been combing the area ever since.
NEWS
October 12, 1999
By BRENDAN KIRBY and KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writers photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer Two men were being held on $200,000 bond each Tuesday night after a routine traffic stop led to a 90-minute manhunt involving more than 18 police officers, a helicopter and a K-9 unit. [cont. from front page ] Maryland State Police trooper Jeff Kissner of the criminal interdiction unit made the traffic stop at 10:30 a.m., pulling over a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina for speeding on southbound Interstate 81 south of Md. 144. In the car were driver Anthony Smith, 29, of Roxboro, S.C., and passenger Davon Anderson Wellington, 27, of Nashua, N.H. Kissner said he placed Smith in the cruiser and was given consent to search the Lumina, which was a rental with North Carolina registration.
NEWS
by DON AINES | August 5, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - As the manhunt for suspected killer Curtis Eugene Burkett enters its second week, the sister of his dead wife said both sides of the family are eager to see it end. "The only thing we'd like is, if he is still out there, is turn himself in and give the families peace of mind," said Candy Burkett, the sister of Cathy Burkett, who was found shot to death in her Garnes Road home in Montgomery Township on July 28. Candy Burkett is...
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | August 26, 2006
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The owner of a campground where a man was fatally shot last month expressed relief on Friday that "the final chapter" had come in the large-scale manhunt for his killer. The body of Curtis E. Burkett and his truck were found Thursday morning nestled between a field and row of trees off Mt. Pleasant Road in Montgomery Township, approximately a half-mile from Longview Campground, where William Ray Zimmerman, 50, was killed July 28. Curtis Burkett's estranged wife, 39-year-old Cathy Burkett, was shot to death in her Garnes Road home the same day as Zimmerman.
NEWS
December 2, 2012
The Sharpsburg-area man who was the subject of a massive search by police Thursday afternoon and who turned himself in to Maryland State Police on Friday, was released Friday after posting bond, according to Central Booking. Terry Allen Porter, 46, of 4433 Mills Road, was charged with seven counts of possession of a firearm after conviction of a drug felony and seven charges of possession of a shotgun or rifle after conviction on a disqualifying offense, Assistant State's Attorney Leon Debes has said.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 19, 2012
A Sharpsburg man charged last month with illegal possession of firearms was granted a continuance during a hearing Wednesday in Washington County District Court. Defense attorney Gregory Bannon asked Judge Mark D. Thomas to grant the continuance because he said he needed more time to prepare for the defense of Terry Allen Porter, 46, of 4433 Mills Road. Porter and Bannon spent about a minute in court on Wednesday to ask for the continuance. Porter declined to comment afterward.
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OPINION
December 13, 2012
“I think the best thing about Christmas is helping others to have a better Christmas.” - Clear Spring “No wonder our country is in such bad shape, in a freefall, with President Obama back as the president again, and then in Mail Call, someone calling the American people, clearly that the Republican Party ran the country in the ditch, and also that somebody called David Limbaugh a comedian. How sad, how sad, how sad. And it's just apparent, people want everything for nothing.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 3, 2012
A Sharpsburg man charged last week with illegal possession of firearms is a "doomsday prepper" who told an undercover Maryland State Police trooper about an underground bunker and surveillance cameras on his property, according to a charging document filed in Washington County District Court. Terry Allen Porter, 46, of 4433 Mills Road, Sharpsburg, was charged Friday with seven counts each of being a convicted felon in possession of a rifle or shotgun and possession of firearms after being convicted of a disqualifying offense, court records said.
NEWS
December 2, 2012
The Sharpsburg-area man who was the subject of a massive search by police Thursday afternoon and who turned himself in to Maryland State Police on Friday, was released Friday after posting bond, according to Central Booking. Terry Allen Porter, 46, of 4433 Mills Road, was charged with seven counts of possession of a firearm after conviction of a drug felony and seven charges of possession of a shotgun or rifle after conviction on a disqualifying offense, Assistant State's Attorney Leon Debes has said.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN and DON AINES | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com and dona@herald-mail.com | November 30, 2012
A Sharpsburg area man who was the subject of a massive search by police Thursday afternoon turned himself in to Maryland State Police on Friday and was charged with 14 firearms violations, according to the Washington County State's Attorney's Office and Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore. Terry Allen Porter, 46, of 4433 Mills Road, was being held on $75,000 bond Friday night at the Washington County Detention Center, according to a jail spokesperson. State police on Thursday issued a warrant for Porter on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a rifle or shotgun and being a felon in possession of a firearm, court records said.
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | November 30, 2012
A massive hunt for a man as part of an investigation for illegal possession of firearms in the Mills Road area south of Sharpsburg ended Thursday night when a Maryland State Police spokesman said there was no sign of the man after police had staked out the man's home looking for him. As of 9:30 a.m. Friday, there was no activity at the man's home in the 4400 block of Mills Road. Police had surrounded the man's home and other officers were inside the home after they executed a search warrant at the home Thursday afternoon, according to state police spokesman Greg Shipley.
BREAKINGNEWS
October 1, 2011
A man suspected in the fatal shootings of a Fort Bragg councilman and a county land trust official was shot and killed Saturday after a massive manhunt in the redwood forests of Northern California, a sheriff's deputy said. Deputy Ron Parsons of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said Aaron Bassler was shot and killed around midday, according to The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. He said a member of his agency had been involved in the shooting. Bassler, 35, had been the subject of a manhunt since Councilman Jere Melo and a second man separately confronted him while investigating reports of an illegal marijuana farm outside of town.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | October 17, 2008
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- "At the moment you are abducted, fear takes over. Common sense is gone. You forget who you are. You only want to please the person you are with. And he can never be pleased. " It has been 42 years since 17-year-old Peggy Ann Bradnick first felt the cold touch of William Hollenbaugh's gun pulling her away from her family and kicking off the largest manhunt in Pennsylvania history. It has been 42 years since she heard his voice telling her to forget her life, her family and her home as he dragged her deep into the mountains of Shade Gap, Pa. It has been 42 years since he put a rusty blade in her mouth and asked if she wanted to eat the beans balancing there.
NEWS
April 5, 2007
REACH fundraiser tickets go on sale REACH Caregivers is hosting Taste of the Town and Benefit Auction on Sunday, Oct. 7, at Hagerstown Community College's ARCC beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. For information call the REACH office at 301-733-2371, ext. 101, or e-mail to reach@myactv.net . Mansion hosts teas LEESBURG, Va. - Oatlands Plantation, U.S. 15 south of Leesburg, is accepting reservations for its 2007 Four Seasons Teas.
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