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By DON AINES | April 23, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A teenager facing a mandatory state prison sentence in a deadly burglary has another week of freedom after Franklin County Judge John Walker granted him paternity leave on Wednesday. "His girlfriend had a baby last night," attorney Michael J. Toms told Walker as his client, Anthony F. D'Ambrosio, 17, of Chambersburg, was about to be sentenced. Toms asked that the sentencing be delayed one week so he could be with his girlfriend and the child. "He didn't appear for four different appointments I set up for him" for pre-sentence interviews, Probation Officer Terry Ward told the judge.
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August 13, 2009
CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) -- The trial of a former correctional officer charged in the beating of inmates at a state prison in Cumberland is under way. The trial of 36-year-old Richard Robinson of Cumberland began Wednesday in Allegany County Circuit Court and is expected to last four days. Robinson is the third former officer to be tried on inmate brutality charges stemming from an attack on six inmates at the maximum-security North Branch Correctional Institution in March 2008.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | March 27, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man accused of following two women home, forcing his way inside and assaulting one of them, will spend a minimum of 46 months in state prison. As part of a no contest plea, Jeffrey Keith, 39, of 7 S. Federal St., Chambersburg, was sentenced on charges of simple assault, criminal trespass and terroristic threats earlier this month in Franklin County Court. A no contest plea means a defendant is not admitting guilt, but will offer no defense.
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April 15, 2012
A person with minor injuries was taken to Meritus Medical Center on Sunday morning after a vehicle hit a utility pole in front of The Feed Bin, an agricultural supplier on Lappans Road, authorities said. The pole was broken, Maryland State Police said. The incident in front of 18642 Lappans Road was reported at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, according to Washington County Emergency Services. That stretch of Lappans Road is south of the state prison complex. - Julie E. Greene
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by STACEY DANZUSO | February 21, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Harrisonville, Pa., man who did not show up at his sentencing in Franklin County Court despite multiple postponements was sentenced in absentia Wednesday to serve a minimum of nine months in state prison on drug- and alcohol-related charges. Philip B. Roberts, who lived in Waynesboro, Pa., and Chambersburg at the time of the incidents, previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of driving under the influence, according to court records.
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by ROBERT SNYDER | March 24, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A drug bust in Berkeley County resulted in the arrest Tuesday of four people following a surveillance and sting operation at a residence south of Martinsburg that police believe was a crack house. Officers from the Eastern Panhandle Violent Crimes Task Force seized more than 15 grams of crack cocaine and $580 in cash from a house in the 3500 block of Winchester Avenue after perfoming a drug purchase and observing several people leaving the house after staying for a short period between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Tuesday.
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By DON AINES | February 2, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman who had been on probation on a charge stemming from an investigation into the 1998 death of her infant son was sentenced Wednesday to one to three years in state prison for violating probation. "I guess I didn't make an impression the last time she was in here. Well, I'm going to make an impression on her today," Franklin County Court Judge John R. Walker said before sentencing Amy E. Sheffler, 22, for violating probation on her conviction for endangering the welfare of a child.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 19, 2012
A three-judge panel of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Monday upheld the manslaughter conviction of a former Warfordsburg, Pa., man in the 2010 death of a Hancock infant. Nicholas McKee, 24, is serving 35 years in state prison in the death of 6-week-old Bella Appel, who died Jan. 9, 2010, from injuries she sustained six days earlier. McKee was convicted of manslaughter, first-degree child abuse causing death, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment in a three-day bench trial before Washington County Circuit Judge Daniel P. Dwyer in October 2010.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | August 30, 2002
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man charged with sexually assaulting a woman while she slept on a friend's couch last fall was sentenced Wednesday to serve at least three years in state prison. Jason Kline, 23, of no fixed address, previously pleaded no contest to one count of sexual assault in the Nov. 10 incident, according to court records. A no contest plea means the defendant is not admitting guilt, but it will not offer any defense. Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carol Van Horn ordered him to serve 36 to 77 months in state prison, have no contact with the victim, undergo DNA testing and comply with the registration requirements under Megan's Law. She gave Kline credit for 9 months and 12 days that he has served in Franklin County Prison.
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September 24, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man was sentenced Monday in Franklin County Court to serve time in state prison after his second trial conviction on drug charges. Thailand V. Dickerson, 43, of 116 S. Second St., was convicted last week in a trial before Judge Carol Van Horn on a charge of possession with intent to deliver cocaine. Van Horn sentenced Dickerson to 33 months to 10 years. On Aug. 30, 2007, the Chambersburg Police Department used a confidential informant to purchase $100 worth of crack cocaine from Dickerson, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
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