July 22, 2013
A woman who jumped out of a moving vehicle on U.S. 15 near the north side of Thurmont on Sunday night was pronounced dead Monday, according to a Maryland State Police news release. Police did not release the woman's identity or where she was from, but said she was 21 years old. The incident is being investigated by state police in Frederick County and the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division, the release said. Troopers were called to southbound U.S. 15, north of Md. 550, around 10:20 p.m. Sunday for a report of a passenger opening the vehicle's door and exiting while the vehicle was moving, police said.
January 12, 2011
The Franklin County (Pa.) Sheriff's Office said Wednesday it arrested a Waynesboro, Pa., area man on a rape warrant from Missouri. Mitchell Lee Hudson, 19, was taken into custody without incident at his Scott Road home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, sheriff's deputies said in a news release. Hudson is charged in Newton County, Mo., with forcible rape on May 1, 2010, the news release states. Deputies said Hudson was on probation in Franklin County for corruption of a minor. He was taken to Franklin County Jail on a fugitive charge, and bail was set at $75,000, according to the release.
May 30, 2012
The Leitersburg Community Yard Sale scheduled for Saturday, June 9, has been canceled, according to a news release. The sale was canceled due to a lack of interest, the release said.
August 11, 2010
BERLIN, Md. -- The Worcester County (Md.) Bureau of Investigation was investigating Saturday's electrocution death of a Waynesboro, Pa., man, according to a news release. Harry Henry Jr., 45, of 8361 Stottlemyer Road, was working under a house trailer in Berlin at about 9:30 p.m., police said in the news release obtained by The Herald-Mail. Investigators believe he was electrocuted by a live wire under the trailer, the news release stated. Emergency medical personnel attempted to resuscitate Henry as he was transported to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, but they were unsuccessful, the news release stated.
August 13, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Guilford Township farm has been added to Franklin County's farmland preservation list. The Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Board on Thursday approved the 178-acre farm owned by Eldon and Ruth Helman, according to a news release from the county. More than 11,200 acres on 82 farms have been preserved in the county, the news release stated. More information about Franklin County's Agricultural Land Preservation Program is available at 717-261-3855.
October 19, 2012
A disorderly conduct charge filed against a Washington Township man in August has been withdrawn by Magisterial District Judge Duane Cunningham, Waynesboro police said Friday. James Horace Thrailkill, 77, of 13183 Shawnee Court, was charged with disorderly conduct on Aug. 18, according to a police news release. The charge related to an incident that occurred outside police headquarters that morning, the news release said.
July 18, 2007
Twigg Cycles was burglarized Tuesday, July 10, and police were searching for the burglar, the Hagerstown Police Department said in a news release today. Eleven generators were taken from the store, off Edgewood Drive in Hagers-town, police said in the news release. The burglar shattered a store window to get inside and was driving a white cargo van, police said. Anyone with information can call police at 301-791-2610.
August 6, 2012
A Franklin County, Pa., woman is recovering from meningitis related to West Nile virus, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said Monday in a news release. The woman was hospitalized for the infection that was attributed to West Nile virus, the news release stated. The woman is now recovering from the illness, according to the release. “Due to an unprecedented level of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus, the Department of Health strongly urges residents to minimize their exposure to mosquitoes,” officials wrote in the news release.
July 19, 2012
A man was flown to York (Pa.) Hospital for injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident around noon Wednesday near Marion, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. Logan W. Grubbs was flown from the scene with “unknown injuries” after the crash that occurred about 12:20 p.m., police said. Grubbs was in satisfactory condition Thursday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said. Grubbs was riding a 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle east on Swamp Fox Road when he swerved to miss an animal in the roadway and struck a guardrail at the intersection of Colorado Street, just west of Exit 10 on Interstate 81, police said in a news release.
January 8, 2009
A Hagerstown man allegedly threatened to burn down his sister's house and chased her with a knife during an argument on Wednesday, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said. Randy L. Sigler, 49, was charged with first- and second-degree assault, disorderly intoxication and two counts of threatening arson, the fire marshal's office said in a news release. The fight happened at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Shirley Ann Finniff's home at 13610 Grandview Drive, which is off Maugans Avenue, north of Hagerstown.