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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 BRUCE HAMILTON | July 9, 1999
The longtime leader of a state Ku Klux Klan faction resigned and ended his membership Friday, saying he may seek the governor's office. Roger Kelly, Imperial Wizard of the Invincible Empire, left the organization to focus on his family and pursue politics. The Rocky Ridge, Md., resident said a Hancock resident will replace him until a November election. He declined to reveal the new wizard's name. Kelly is not new to politics or publicity. In 1990, he ran unsuccessfully for Frederick County Commissioner and joined the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
February 10, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Waynesboro CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dog owners in Franklin County have one less excuse for not getting their canines licensed. Starting this morning, Wal-Mart at 1730 Lincoln Way East, is opening a dog licensing office for Franklin County customers that will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Chambersburg Wal-Mart is the first one in the state to sell dog licenses, said Franklin County Treasurer Steve Minnich, whose office is responsible for issuing dog licenses.
May 12, 2013
Three candidates are running for the open seat on the bench created by the retirement of Richard Walsh. Jeffrey S. Evans, Jerrold A. Sulcove and Jeremiah Zook are registered Republicans and residents of Franklin County, Pa. The winning candidates in the Republican and Democratic primary races May 21 will appear on the ballot in November. The winner in November will serve a 10-year term and earn an annual salary of $173,271, according to county officials. Registered Democrats and Republicans will be able to vote in the race since the candidates all cross-filed.
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 ERIN CUNNINGHAM | October 26, 2005
A Maryland Correctional Training Center inmate was charged this week with assault after he allegedly punched a correctional officer. Darrell Lee Adams, 28, whose address is listed as 18800 Roxbury Road in Hagerstown, was charged with two counts of assault on a Department of Corrections employee, according to Washington County District Court documents. Adams was being released from prison the day of the incident, documents state. As officers removed his handcuffs so he could sign release paperwork, Adams tried to hit one of the officers, according to documents.
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