May 3, 2013
No one was injured Friday morning when a sport utility vehicle that was stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 70 caught fire. The incident took place near the entrance to the South Mountain rest area in Frederick County, near the Washington County line. The owner of the Chevrolet Blazer, Geraldine McCain, told HMTV6 News Director Raychel Harvey-Jones that a friend who was driving the vehicle westward on I-70 pulled onto the shoulder to adjust the steering wheel to the correct height.
June 13, 2011
One person was injured after he was driving an 18-wheeler that flipped on the ramp from I-70 eastbound to I-81 southbound. Lieutenant Woodward of the Maryland State Police reported that the vehicle flipped over after heavy rolls of paper in the back shifted, knocking it off balance. The ramp from I-70 eastbound to I-81 southbound was closed for more than an hour but reopened at 1:20. The driver of the vehicle was taken to Meritus Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries at 12:48, Sergeant James Ridgely of the Halfway Fire Company is reporting.
March 29, 2011
“This is for all you basketball fans. Don’t you think it would be a good idea to have the boys’ NCAA champion play the boys’ NIT champion, and have the same thing with the girls in the NCAA and NIT? I think they would be good basketball games, and we would see how good the NIT is compared to the NCAA.” — Williamsport “I support Terry Baker. A budget is a plan adjusting expenses during a certain period, to the estimated or fixed income for the period. Taxpayer money should not — I repeat — not be spent on nonessentials.” — Hagerstown “Mr.
February 20, 2009
Dear Tom and Ray: My significant other has collapsed several times in restaurants. My children are concerned about his driving me around. What does one do in an emergency like that? I was told not to turn off the engine. He drives an SUV Ford Explorer automatic. -- Liz TOM: Well, whatever you do, Liz, don't serve him dinner while he's driving. RAY: Actually, YOU need to take over the driving, Liz. Assuming that your significant other's fainting spells have not been successfully diagnosed and treated, it's simply too dangerous to let him drive.
July 22, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a 27-year-old man found murdered in Frederick County. Maryland State Police say Maurice Williams was originally from Montgomery County but had been living with his fiance and their two children in Frederick. Police responding early Sunday to a report of a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hanover Drive and Ballenger Creek Pike found Williams behind the steering wheel with a fatal gunshot wound to the chest.
June 20, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - The death of a woman found slumped over the steering wheel of her vehicle on the shoulder of southbound Interstate 270 is not believed to be suspicious, Maryland State Police said. Cassandra Johnson, 50, of Potomac Falls, Va., was found unconscious in her SUV on Thursday about 10:35 a.m., police said. Troopers performed CPR, and Johnson was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. Troopers are awaiting autopsy results.
April 14, 2008
"I went to a high school baseball game at Smithsburg High and was very disappointed on the entry to the field. We were made to walk clear out and around all the other sports fields, along a muddy swampy area. There is no way one could begin to bring a handicapped relative or friend. This is discrimination to the disabled, and not only them (but) to the older people who love to watch games. What does it take to get a nice blacktop, walkable path to the field? We used to go through the gate and walk down on the side of the football field.
May 25, 2007
From the land of the Porsche 911 and BMW 3-series comes a vehicle that General Motors' Saturn division hopes will earn similar notoriety. Developed by GM's German Opel branch, the Astra will cross the Atlantic Ocean later this year to replace the aging Ion as Saturn's entry-level compact. In case you weren't aware, Saturn has been busy launching plenty of gleaming new products. In fact, the pace of change is so rapid that, by the time the Astra finds its way to dealer showrooms, the oldest model in the lineup will be the Sky sports car, which was new for the 2007 model year.
January 19, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A New York man was ordered Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to spend 90 days in jail for pointing a handgun at another motorist while the men drove on Interstate 81 in May 2006. Mark F. Lappies, 50, of 11031 Cobbville Road in Adams, N.Y., entered an Alford plea to second-degree assault and pleaded guilty to transporting a handgun in a vehicle in the incident reported May 24, 2006. Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but admits that the prosecution has sufficient evidence to gain a conviction.
December 17, 2006
KNOXVILLE, Md. - A 17-year-old boy was found shot to death early Saturday in his car in the 3900 block of Petersville Road in Knoxville, according to a Maryland State Police press release. Phillip Daniel Moeller of Brunswick, Md., was found dead from a gunshot wound shortly after 3 a.m. behind the steering wheel of the vehicle, according to the release. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release. Dexter M. Mannering, 19, of the 1400 block of Taney Avenue in Frederick, Md., was arrested Saturday afternoon and charged by Maryland State Police with second-degree murder, first-degree assault and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony in connection with the slaying, according to the release.