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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | May 2, 2013
A woman crossing the road as she walked her dog was struck by a car and killed Thursday morning on Downsville Pike, Maryland State Police said. Elinor McLeod, 81, of Williamsport, died when she was struck by a Volkswagen sedan driven by Mohamed A. Majeed, 49, of Fairplay, state police said in a news release. Majeed was traveling north on Downsville Pike when the accident happened shortly before 8:30 a.m., state police said in a press release. McLeod was walking east across the travel portion of the roadway when she was struck, according to state police.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 2, 2013
One of three men accused of passing counterfeit currency Monday has been charged with assaulting Maryland State Police troopers as they attempted to take him into custody in the parking lot of Premium Outlets, according to Washington County District Court records. Tyreik L. Gibson, 28, of Lansdowne, Pa., was charged by state police with three counts each of first- and second-degree assault, and one count each of second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and malicious destruction of property of more than $500, court records said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 28, 2013
Sandra Volneck has faced many challenges over the years, but the hardest thing she ever had to do was look at her 15-year-old daughter's battered, lifeless body before closing the casket and burying her. “I wouldn't wish that on nobody. I'll never get over it,” Volneck said last week. “Never.” Twenty-nine years later and recovering from surgery for lung cancer, Volneck still does not know who killed her only child. Maryland State Police recovered Lorraine “Lori” Zimmerman's body from a wooded area outside Boonsboro in April 1984.
BREAKINGNEWS
March 25, 2013
Rescue workers and police worked for hours Monday night at the scene of a tractor-trailer crash on eastbound Interstate 70 near Hancock. Adam Vanhorn, 25, of Lancaster, Ohio, was driving a 2013 Kenworth near the 3-mile marker when he went to the right side of the interstate and overturned on a guardrail about 5 p.m., according to Maryland State Police. Vanhorn suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. A state police spokesman said Monday night that investigators were still trying to determine what caused Vanhorn to wreck.
NEWS
March 18, 2013
A Woodsboro, Md., man has been identified as the driver killed in a tractor-trailer accident Monday morning at the intersection of Md. 75 and Clemsonville Road, Maryland State Police said. Terry Lee Myers, 58, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 6:15 a.m. accident, police said. He was driving the tractor-trailer south on Clemsonville Road when he failed to negotiate a curve at the intersection, causing the tractor-trailer  to overturn into a culvert, police said. The intersection was closed until shortly before 2 p.m. to allow for removal of the truck, police said.
BREAKINGNEWS
March 13, 2013
One person was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after a tractor trailer accident on I-81 north of Maugansville, according to Maryland State Police. The accident happened shortly before 3 a.m. when the driver of the tractor-trailer, John Kluka, of Dover, Pa., fell asleep at the wheel while heading southbound on I-81, state police said in a news release. The tractor-trailer went off the roadway and down the embankment, police said. Kluka was taken to Meritus Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | February 14, 2013
It's been 22 years since brothers Jimmy and Bobby Harsh joined the Maryland State Police, both earning awards and recognitions along the way. They celebrated their retirements with a joint party at the Potomac Fish and Game Club on Nov. 17. “I probably have one of the best jobs in the world,” Jimmy Harsh, 48, said. “Without a doubt. It was an honor - to actually make a difference in people's lives,” said Bobby Harsh, 45. The brothers, along with their older brother, Dwayne Harsh, grew up with a father who volunteered with the Williamsport Ambulance Service in addition to farming a 300-acre farm.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | December 5, 2012
Chuck Stanford knows where he wants to take the Boonsboro Police Department, but his mind these days is fixed on the present. Stanford, who was sworn in as Boonsboro's new police chief this week, said the town has been keeping his department jumping, including Monday afternoon when four people were charged in a drug case that involved heroin, which Stanford said he thinks is a first for the town. Stanford said some residents in town are concerned about drug activity and Stanford said he plans to put pressure on illegal drug use in town.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | December 2, 2012
Serving aboard U.S. Coast Guard cutters was not a good fit for David Cooper and his queasy stomach. “It wasn't the pitch, it was the roll that did it,” said Cooper, 67, who retired Saturday after a long career flying helicopters for the Coast Guard for nearly 18 years, then 15 more years in Maryland State Police helicopters in Cumberland, Md. One day on a rescue mission, a Coast Guard helicopter flew over his cutter on its way to the rescue....
NEWS
November 9, 2012
Eastbound Interstate 70 rear mile marker 6 east of Hancock was closed for more than seven hours Friday morning following a tractor-trailer fire, according to Maryland State Police. The fire was reported at about 3:30 a.m., state police said in a news release. The tractor-trailer was believed to have been hauling rubber products, state police Cpl. C.J. Barnard a supervisor with Washington County Emergeny Services said. The accident scene was about a mile east of Exit 5 from I-70 to Md. 615. Eastbound traffic was rerouted onto Md. 615 and back onto eastbound I-70 after a two-mile detour, police said.
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