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NEWS
May 16, 2011
A Hispanic male carrying a black handgun made off with an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs from the North Point Pharmacy on Philadelphia Avenue Monday morning, according to the Chambersburg Police Department. The male, who entered the store at about 9:30 a.m., fled on foot from the store and was seen getting into a white-colored sedan, which went north on Broad Street, according to a news release. The suspect was wearing a blue hoody, light colored pants and a black mask pulled up to the bridge of his nose, police said.
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NEWS
July 24, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A prescription discount card program that could save Berkeley County residents an average of 20 percent on commonly prescribed drugs is available, according to a Berkeley County Commission press release. The Berkeley County Prescription Discount Card is being provided to residents free of charge in a joint effort with the National Association of Counties (NACO), the commission said. Any county resident without prescription coverage may use the program, officials said.
NEWS
by TAMELA BAKER | March 25, 2005
ANNAPOLIS - The House of Delegates on Thursday unanimously approved a bill to provide ongoing funding for MedBank of Maryland, a state-administered prescription drug program that provides millions of dollars worth of medications for low-income residents every year. The bill, sponsored by Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, will allow a portion of federal Medicare funds allocated to Maryland to be used to keep MedBank going despite cuts in state funding. By keeping a state prescription drug program after Medicare Part D becomes effective next year, Maryland is eligible for $17 million in federal funds.
NEWS
March 3, 2009
A Pennsylvania man was charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and other crimes after Maryland State Police on Monday night responded to a single-vehicle accident involving the man and his 3-year-old daughter. The girl was not injured. A witness saw the man throwing something away from the scene of the accident, troopers alleged in a news release. Officers recovered the item that was thrown and believe it to be about 100 grams of marijuana, troopers said.
NEWS
November 8, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two men, including one from Hagerstown, are suspected of dealing marijuana and prescription drugs in Martinsburg, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Justin Allen Hess, 24, of 954B Security Road and Adam Wayne Orndorff, 27, no fixed address, were arraigned on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance and transportation of a controlled substance into the state, court records show.
NEWS
by TAMELA BAKER | April 7, 2005
tammyb@herald-mail.com ANNAPOLIS - A bill to create a permanent funding source for a program that provides free prescription drugs to low income Marylanders crept a little closer to becoming law on Wednesday as advocates presented their case to a receptive Senate Finance Committee. The bill, sponsored by Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, would pay for Medbank of Maryland with federal grants for which the state will be eligible next year through the Medicare program.
NEWS
BY SARAH MULLIN | April 25, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Margaret Workman, who is vying for the 2nd Congressional District's Democratic nomination in the May 14 primary, addressed panel and public questions without opponent Jim Humphreys at the Apollo Civic Theatre Wednesday. Campaign officials for Humphreys said the invitation was declined but gave no concrete reasons why. Humphreys and Workman are vying to take on incumbent Republican Shelley Moore Capito in the November general election.
NEWS
October 29, 2000
Subsidized medicine plan drawing few here By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer Only 46 out of 1,011 eligible Washington County senior citizens have signed up for a new state-subsidized prescription drug plan, officials said Friday. The health insurance company that's administering the Rural Senior Pharmacy Program believes more people could benefit. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield held a news conference in Cumberland, Md., Friday to publicize the program, designed to help seniors who lost prescription coverage under their Medicare HMO plans at the end of 1999.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 2, 2012
Drug prevention educators concerned that deaths from prescription drug abuse are higher than those from firearms are seeking to raise awareness about the issue. Special Agent Craig S. LeCadre from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office joined members of the Community Coalition to share information about prescription drug abuse with the Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners on Tuesday. The commissioners contributed $10,000 for this year's Red Ribbon Week initiatives. Red Ribbon Week in late October will actually translate into about two weeks worth of assemblies for area school children.
NEWS
February 12, 2013
The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force arrested two fugitives Tuesday morning in the Eastern Panhandle, according to a news release. Michael Howell 31, of Ranson, W.Va., was found in a home off East Park Ave. in Ranson and taken into custody without incident. Howell was wanted in West Virginia for violating conditions of his parole stemming from a burglary conviction, the release states. Tina Wilt, 42, of Martinsburg, was found by task force members in a home off Olympic Drive in Martinsburg, the release states.
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