October 30, 2012
Superstorm Sandy isn't going to spoil Halloween for some Tri-State area children, after all. Officials in Hagerstown and in Chambersburg, Pa., announced that trick-or-treating in those communities will be held as scheduled Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Hagerstown residents are reminded to invite children in costume by turning on their porch lights, a news release from city spokeswoman Erin Wolfe said. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children when they go door to door and make sure they cross at intersections.
April 15, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A 28-year-old fugitive featured on "America's Most Wanted" was arrested Tuesday in Chambersburg, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service. Authorities had obtained an arrest warrant for Kashon Harris of Baltimore, charging him with crimes related to shootings at the Bishops Garth Apartments in Westminster, Md., in February. Marshals took him into custody in the 300 block of East Liberty Street at approximately 9:30 a.m., the news release stated.
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A disorderly conduct charge filed against a Washington Township man in August has been withdrawn by Magisterial District Judge Duane Cunningham, Waynesboro police said Friday.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.
April 26, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Police said they found about 100 pounds of marijuana in the back of a van following a traffic stop Thursday on Engle Moler Road. The driver of the van, Marcelo Antonio Santos, 38, no fixed address, and a passenger, Marino Lerdo Ramirez, 20, no fixed address, were each charged with possession with the intent to deliver marijuana, according to a news release from West Virginia State Police. A GMC Jimmy was following the van and it was determined the occupants in both vehicles knew each other and were involved in a conspiracy to deliver the pot, the release said.
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.)
April 25, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners have announced the hiring of Carrie Gray for the position of Franklin County assistant county administrator. Gray has been employed with the county for four years as the county's director of grants and operation management, according to a news release. Originally from Reisterstown, Md., Gray obtained her master's degree from Towson University in 2003. She worked for the University of Maryland School of Social Work and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she evaluated public policies and community-building initiatives, the news release stated.