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By BOB PARASILITI | March 26, 2009
Bryant Wallizer got swept up in his own version of March Madness. The West Virginia University redshirt junior stood at the line. He shot. He scored. And the Mountaineers won the NCAA national championship. No, it wasn't a dream. WVU lost in the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, but Wallizer and the Mountaineers went all the way and pulled a mild upset to win the national rifle championship at Texas Christian University. Wallizer helped anchor WVU's huge second-day comeback with bull's-eyes on 51 of his 60 shots in the air rifle half of the competition on March 14 to lead the Mountaineers' climb from sixth place to the title.
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | June 10, 2003
A Hagerstown man who told city police on June 1 that he was shot during a "covert military operation" in Baltimore was charged Friday with making up the story, police said Monday. Christopher Scott Lindewurth, 28, of 11402 Lakeside Drive, was served Friday with a criminal summons charging him with making a false report of a crime, police said. A conviction on the charge carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $500 fine. Lindewurth has been released from Washington County Hospital, a spokeswoman there said Tuesday.
By BRENDAN KIRBY | November 22, 1998
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A McConnellsburg man was charged with ramming his truck into a woman's car on Friday and then striking her in the head with a rifle, Pennsylvania State Police said Saturday. Benny S. Mumma, 57, of 412 Lincoln Way East, was found shortly after the 11 a.m. incident and charged with a variety of crimes, including criminal attempted homicide, police said. Debra Scott, 44, of McConnellsburg, was treated for minor injuries at Fulton County Medical Center and released, police said.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | August 10, 2013
More than 500 people turned out Saturday for the first day of the Gun & Outdoor Sportsman Expo at Hager Hall Conference & Event Center, according to organizers. Leah Ryder said she and fellow Hager Hall Sales Manager Jacinta Ingream were “a little leery” about turnout, because a large gun show is being held in Philadelphia this weekend. But they were pleased that more than 50 vendors still decided to take part in the Hagerstown show. The show, which features hunting, archery, gun and knife vendors, children safety activities, including free fingerprinting ID kits, continues Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $7. A deer-hunting rifle and a gun rack for an all-terrain vehicle will be given away at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, said Ryder, who thanked Hendershots Sporting Goods Inc., and Twiggs Cycles in Hagerstown for supporting the giveaways.
July 6, 2004
FREDERICK, Md. - A Frederick County man who fired more than 50 rounds in the direction of police over three hours Sunday night was wounded by officers after he fired at them with his rifle, Maryland State Police said. State police said in a written release that Randy E. Thomas, 49, of the 3100 block of Green Valley Road in Ijamsville, Md., was being treated for gunshot wounds at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Thomas was under police guard, police said.
By DAN DEARTH | July 19, 2011
The American Civil War might have reached a swifter conclusion had the federal government not armed its soldiers with inexpensive weapons to save money, said George Wunderlich, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md. The .58-caliber rifle that was the workhorse of the Union army was mass produced because it cost only $13 to manufacture, Wunderlich said. But the drawback was that the soldier had to reload the weapon through the muzzle after he fired each shot.
From Staff reports | November 9, 2005
A report of a suspicious vehicle and the sound of a gunshot near Interstate 81 led to a police search and the arrest of an alleged poacher Tuesday. Charles Ardinger Spigler, 37, of West Washington Street in Hagerstown, was charged with safety zone violations, hunting deer with a firearm out of season, hunting without a hunting license, hunting without the required clothing and hunting without written permission, according to Maryland State Police. Police were checking a black Ford Mustang with Washington, D.C., license plates and an open passenger door parked on the west side of Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse of Hagerstown when a gunshot was heard, police said in a release.
By JULIE E. GREENE | January 13, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg woman was in critical condition this morning after her boyfriend allegedly shot her before turning a rifle on himself, according to the Martinsburg Police Department. John Wayne Batson, 49, of 307 N. Delaware Ave., was pronounced dead at Martinsburg City Hospital after the shooting, which occurred Tuesday just before midnight, police said. He was found in his home suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, police said.
September 4, 2007
A Hagerstown man who allegedly pointed a rifle at his wife and their two adult children and told them he was going to burn the house down surrendered to Washington County Sheriff's deputies without incident early Monday. Michael Scott Dunahugh Sr., 43, of 11405 Rock Hill Road, was charged with three counts each of first- and second-degree assault, and one count of arson threat, deputies said. Deputies were called to the home Monday at 4:57 a.m. and upon arrival, saw a man running from the house.
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