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By JENNIFER FITCH | | March 16, 2011
The man charged with attacking his mother in her Chambersburg-area home in December 2009 entered five not guilty pleas Wednesday in Franklin County court. Marcus Wallace, 40, is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, burglary, criminal trespass and criminal mischief in the attack on his mother, who later died from her injuries. The Franklin County district attorney has filed the paperwork necessary to seek the death penalty. Check back to for more details and pick up Thursday's Herald-Mail for the full story.
June 29, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Several officers with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department have been promoted. K.C. Bohrer, Cheryl Henry-Keller and Dennis Streets were promoted from lieutenant to captain. Richard Copenhaver, Scott Richmond, Russell Shackelford and Sam Talley were promoted from sergeant to lieutenant. Ron Gardner, Willie Johnson, Daniel McGown and Ted Snyder were promoted from corporal to sergeant. The Berkeley County Commission approved the promotions at its meeting Thursday, pending the arrival of all required medical paperwork.
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | May 27, 2009
Supervisors change insurance carrier GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Antrim Township will pay less to insure more of its assets in the coming year. The board of supervisors voted unanimously to accept a bid from Kilmer Insurance Ageny of Wyalusing, Pa., that was about $10,000 less than what the board paid Strickler Insurance of Chambersburg, Pa., in 2008 and early 2009. Township Administrator Brad Graham recommended the board accept Kilmer's bid of $97,863 for the upcoming year.
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | December 31, 2003
Attempted murder trial postponed The jury trial of a Fairplay man charged in June with attempted murder and arson was postponed Tuesday despite objections from the man's lawyer during a hearing in Washington County Circuit Court. Eddie Preston Holmes, 48, lived at 7825A Sharpsburg Pike when fire investigators said he set fire to his mobile home while his wife was inside the home. Shelly Holmes escaped serious injury. Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office investigators charged Holmes with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree arson.
July 7, 1997
By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer A Hagerstown firm has been fined $2,750 for failing to obtain permission to use a gauge containing radioactive material outside Maryland, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. "This is not a case where there was imminent danger to health and public safety," said Diane Screnci, spokeswoman for the federal agency that regulates the use of certain nuclear materials. Hagerstown Construction Services Inc. on Maryland Avenue used the gauges in Pennsylvania and West Virginia numerous times between July 1996 and April 11, 1997, according to a release from the agency.
October 29, 2007
On Oct. 10, the Grace Academy Missions Team participated in the United Way's Day of Caring and worked at the REACH Cold Weather Shelter. The team members sorted clothing, sheets, blankets, coats and boots. They cleaned out and arranged cupboards for personal care items. They cleaned and sanitized the laundry room, bathrooms, tables, chairs, windows and light fixtures. They also took out trash and weeded around the REACH building. On Oct. 6, the Grace Academy Missions Team volunteered to make scarecrows with St. Andrews Presbyterian Church at Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport to benefit the Williamsport Food Bank.
by SCOTT BUTKI | June 26, 2003
Former Hagerstown City Councilman Larry A. Vaughn on Wednesday took his name off the list of registered voters for elections. Vaughn was elected to the City Council in 1973, re-elected in 1977, then ran for re-election again in 1981 and was defeated. He has been a candidate for mayor or council in every city election since. Vaughn said he decided he did not want to vote because he considers government leaders to be greedy and selfish, including the city government. "I am all fed up," he said.
March 31, 1998
Hagerstown City Council members are expected to decide on April 7 whether to create a separate pension plan for the city's 153 eligible police and fire personnel. The council must decide soon if the paperwork is to be ready in time to withdraw from the state retirement plan by the state's June 30 deadline. A city pension plan would take effect July 1. An extra benefit of a separate, city-run plan is that public safety employees would be able to retire after 25 years of service instead of the 30 years now required.
January 5, 2000
Nine people were arrested in a prostitution and drug sting in Hagerstown beginning New Year's Eve, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. As part of the effort, a police officer posed as a prostitute to catch people solicting prostitution, said Sgt. John Ryder. A police officer was also selling drugs on downtown streets to catch people purchasing the controlled substances, Ryder said. The names of the people arrested were not available Saturday night. Investigators were still completing paperwork on the sting, and they anticipated releasing the names of those arrested on Monday, Ryder said.
September 8, 1999
CLEAR SPRING, Md. - Anyone wishing to run for mayor or one of two open council seats in Clear Spring has until Monday, Oct. 4, at 9 p.m. to file. The two-year terms are currently being held by Mayor Paul Hose Jr., and Councilmen Mason Mundey and Gary Grove. Anyone wishing to run for an office must file paperwork at Clear Spring Town Hall. A two-year residency within the town limits is required. Election day will be Monday, Nov. 1, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Clear Spring Town Hall.
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