March 10, 2013
Five people, including three children, were taken to Chambersburg Hospital on Saturday after a car on southbound Interstate 81 crossed the median into northbound I-81 and hit another car, according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police. A 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier was heading south on I-81 when it crossed the median and headed south on northbound I-81 near the exit for U.S. 30, state police said. The Cavalier's driver-side front bumper hit the driver-side front bumper of a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu at about 10:50 a.m. Saturday, state police said.
December 11, 2012
A Jefferson County woman and her two children were taken to area hospitals Monday evening for non-life threatening injuries after the vehicle she was driving clipped a utility pole and flipped twice, police said. Tammy Brode and her 13-year-old son were taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., after the crash on Ridge Road and her 11-year-old son was taken to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, West Virginia State Police Sgt. E.D. Anderson said. The youngest boy was partially ejected from the Dodge Caravan his mother was driving as a result of the crash.
August 7, 2012
A prescription drug turn-in program and other activities will be available to the public this weekend during Law Enforcement Awareness Day at Hagerstown Speedway. Beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, visitors will be able to participate in a variety of events, including the drug turn-in program, a DUI simulator, a seat belt simulator and a child-identification program. The event is being sponsored by the Hagerstown Police Department, Washington County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police.
June 10, 2012
Kenny Rogers knows he's been lucky. At age 73, the country-pop icon with his signature raspy voice has spent more than 50 years in an impressive, musical genre-bending career. And the man who made silver hair and facial hair a look said he's been grateful for every moment of it. Rogers will return to the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University on Friday, June 15, the same venue he sold out during his successful Christmas & Hits Tour in 2009. This week's show begins at 8 p.m. "This past year we've done 26 shows in the Northeast and we didn't see one flake of snow," Rogers said during a telephone interview from his Atlanta home.
January 30, 2012
A pregnant Hagerstown woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Halfway Boulevard and Oak Ridge Drive, Washington County Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore said Monday morning. She was identified as Beth Ann Faulder, 26, of Glenside Avenue, Mullendore said. She is 22 weeks pregnant, he said. Faulder was driving a Nissan Sentra at about 4 p.m. Saturday when she pulled from Oak Ridge Drive onto Halfway Boulevard into the path of a Chevrolet Suburban driven by Dixie Lee Pierce, 32, of Hagerstown, Mullendore said.
January 11, 2012
The Maryland General Assembly opens today, unleashing the three-month adrenaline rush that engulfs Annapolis every winter. I confess I'm a little nostalgic for the fanfare and intrigues, and since this is an election year in which several state lawmakers have set their eyes on bigger and better things, it promises to be an especially provocative season. The provocation, however, began in last year's session. Controversial bills - one that passed (immigrant tuition) and one that didn't (same-sex marriage)
November 23, 2011
A Chambersburg, Pa., woman died and two Shippensburg men were injured in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday night in Cumberland County, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said. Cindy L. Hull, 44, of Chambersburg, was pronounced dead at the scene as the result of head injuries, according to a news release from the Cumberland County Coroner's Office. The driver of the vehicle, Dennis Bumbaugh, 43, of Shippensburg, was taken to Chambersburg Hospital with moderate injuries, state police said.
October 7, 2011
A McConnellsburg, Pa., man died Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in Franklin County, Pa., police said. Matthew Barclay, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred at 2:25 p.m. in the 9300 block of Lincoln Way West in St. Thomas Township, Pa., according to a news release from Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg. Timothy Keeney, 51, of Joshua, Texas, the driver of the other vehicle in the crash, was not injured, police said. The 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan that Barclay was driving west on the road crossed the center line and struck the 2009 International tractor-trailer that Keeney was driving head-on, police said.
October 5, 2011
The most important virtue of limited government is the freedom it gives people to live life by their own values, preferences and circumstances. As I discussed in a recent column, limited government only intervenes in clear cases of “market failure” - a technical term meaning cases where people's voluntary decisions and agreements with each other are obstructed or distorted. Even in those cases, limited government only steps in when the benefits to citizens clearly outweigh the costs.
July 6, 2011
Pennsylvania State Police reported that seven people were killed in crashes during the four-day Fourth of July holiday, a slight decrease from a year ago. WHTM-TV reported on its website Tuesday that State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said 723 crashes were investigated, 358 motorists were arrested for driving under the influence and 519 people were cited for not wearing seat belts. State police also issued 7,007 speeding citations, along with 103 citations to motorists for not securing their children in child safety seats.