December 19, 2007
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The death of a man who went over the Md. 34 bridge that crosses the Potomac River Saturday afternoon has been ruled a suicide, according to the Shepherdstown Police Department. Witnesses said they saw the man jump, according to a news release from the police department. The man landed on the ground below the bridge, not in the water, police said. Police said in the news release they are not identifying the man at the request of his family. Shepherdstown Police Chief Terry Bellomy declined to answer questions about the incident Tuesday.
December 19, 2010
Four Chambersburg residents died and a girl was in critical condition Sunday morning after a car ran off Wayne Avenue in Chambersburg, according to Chambersburg police and the Franklin County coroner. Felix J. Perez-Cenas, 24; Dorian M. Sanchez-Reyes, 25; Tomas A. Ramirez, 18; and Cecilia M. Ramirez, 22, all died of blunt-force trauma, according to a news release from coroner Jeffrey R. Conner’s office. A female juvenile, who also was in the car, was flown to Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., where she was in the operating room, in critical condition, as of 10:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.
August 1, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Chambersburg man has been charged with criminal attempted homicide in the Friday night stabbing of his wife, Chambersburg police said in a news release. Justin Scott Quick, 27, of 31 New Franklin St., also is charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest, police said. His wife, Pennie Quick, was stabilized at Chambersburg Hospital and flown by helicopter to York (Pa.) Hospital, police said. A York Hospital spokeswoman said she didn't have patient information for Pennie Quick.
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.
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 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.
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.
November 13, 2012
Two fugitives wanted on charges of delivery and conspiracy to deliver heroin were arrested on Porter Avenue in Martinsburg on Tuesday, after officers followed up on a tip from the public. Dallas Cook, 35, and Meagan Teets, 28, were both wanted on charges of delivery of heroin and conspiracy to deliver heroin, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service, which was asked to assist in locating and apprehending Cook and Teets. On Nov. 2, the task force began looking for Cook and Teets.