January 23, 2013
A former police officer and fire chief fatally shot his wife and wounded his stepson Tuesday evening before killing himself in a home east of Waynesboro, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday. John Fleagle, 50, fatally shot his wife, Cathy, and himself with a handgun, police said in a news release. Fleagle also shot his stepson, 18-year-old Mitchell Robinson, in the arm, police said. No information was available regarding his condition. Law enforcement authorities said they were called to a home at 13878 Mar Penn Ave. near the intersection with Edgewood Drive shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday.
August 22, 2012
Two men have been charged with committing a robbery that involved the firing of a handgun early Tuesday at Carson's Motel on Loudon Street in Chambersburg, Pa., Chambersburg police said. Antonio V. Farrell, of 2112 Lakeside Way in Newnan, Ga., was charged with one count each of robbery, criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault and weapons violations, according to a Chambersburg Police Department news release. Also charged was Rondel Kearse, 37, of 4624 Old Village Way in Oldsmar, Fla. He was charged with one count each of robbery, criminal conspiracy and simple assault.
May 10, 2013
New names for City Hospital in Martinsburg and Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., will be unveiled Monday as part of National Hospital Week celebrations, West Virginia University Hospitals-East announced Friday. Celebrations to promote the rebranding and to honor and recognize the efforts of all staff members will be held throughout the week. “The people who meet the daily health care needs of this nation are a committed, compassionate group of individuals united by their calling to help others,” said Anthony Zelenka, chief administrative officer at City Hospital in the news release.
May 10, 2013
Shepherdstown police were investigating a report of a possible abduction attempt Friday morning that reportedly involved a man who was driving a white work van. A female told police she was jogging in Shepherdstown when the man drove past her a couple of times during the course of her run, according to a news release. She reported the incident about 9:10 a.m., police said. The van pulled beside her in the 200 block of West German Street and the driver, a white man believed to be 50 to 55 years old, made several verbal attempts to get her to get into the van, according to the news release.
May 12, 2013
A Hedgesville man was found dead Saturday morning next to a car that West Virginia State Police determined went off the road and collided with a tree, according to a news release from state police. Police identified the man as Donovan Travis, 27. State police were notified of a traffic accident with a possible fatality near the 4300 block of Allensville Road at approximately 7:14 a.m. Saturday, the release said. Police found a 2007 Toyota Corolla off the east edge of the road and saw a deceased man lying on the ground near the car's passenger door, the release said.
May 14, 2013
Berkeley County sobriety checkpoint set for Friday MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Members of the West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 6 p.m. Friday to 12:01 a.m. Saturday along U.S. 11 near the intersection of Evans Run Drive near Martinsburg. The secondary location will be off U.S. 11, near the intersection of Musselman Drive near Inwood, W.Va. The primary purpose of the checkpoint is to educate the motoring public about the effects of driving impaired by alcohol, drugs, or both.
May 15, 2013
Reading, Pa., man charged with rape is taken into custody WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A man charged with rape in Berks County, Pa., was taken into custody in Waynesboro on Tuesday morning, Waynesboro police said in a news release. Police said Keyen Darnell Camper, 29, of Reading, Pa., was arrested at 519 Pratt Court in Waynesboro. He is charged with rape, indecent assault and burglary by the Hamburg (Pa.) Police Department, the news release stated. Camper was incarcerated in the Franklin County (Pa.)
May 5, 2013
A 48-year-old Chambersburg man who was struck by a car while riding a bicycle in Southampton Township Friday night has died, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release Sunday. Jeffrey I. Coons was riding a bike south on Airport Road at 11:02 p.m. when he was struck from behind by a 2004 Toyota Sequoia being driven by Mark E. Nealy, 42, of Shippensburg, according to the release. Coons, who was thrown over the hood of the vehicle, was flown to Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at about 3:45 a.m. Saturday, the release said.
August 1, 2012
A heavily traveled bridge in Chambersburg will be closed for several months starting Aug. 13. The Pa. 316 (Wayne Avenue) bridge near Nitterhouse Concrete will be rehabilitated under a $1.86 million Pennsylvania Department of Transportation contract, according to a PennDOT news release. The bridge will be closed until February 2013, the news release stated. Traffic will be detoured using U.S. 11 and Orchard Drive at first, then the detour will use Garfield and Fourth streets.
April 17, 2013
Four more people have been arrested and charged in connection with a recent string of intentionally set fires in Washington and Frederick counties, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office announced Wednesday. Jacob Hess, 18, and Joshua Hess, 19, both of Clear Spring, as well as Sarah Couch, 18, and Brandy Sneider-Koontz, 19, both of Mercersburg, Pa., were being held at Washington County Detention Center on numerous arson-related charges, the fire marshal's office said in a news release.