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NEWS
October 16, 2009
Smithsburg hosts day for safety awareness The Town of Smithsburg will sponsor its second annual Health and Safety Day at Veterans Park from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.  The event will conclude with a walk through Smithsburg to raise awareness of suicide. This event will feature representatives from the Smithsburg Fire Co., Smithsburg Emergency Services and Smithsburg Police Department as well as other state and county agencies in regard to protective services.
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NEWS
January 14, 2008
"I would just like to thank Allegheny Power for making me aware of these energy-efficient light bulbs, and taking pennies a day paying for them is not gonna kill me. I never heard so many whiners in my life. Thanks, Allegheny. " - Smithsburg "Today is Jan. 11, and I am a staunch Democrat, but I did hear on the radio news this morning from a Hagerstown station that Clinton may pick one-term O'Malley for her running mate. That would be one-term O'Malley and no-term Clinton.
NEWS
July 30, 2003
Poor timing of suicide storyh4> To the editor: I am a subscriber, reader, and recently a writer on the opinion page of The Herald Mail. I have never e-mailed, nor have I ever written or called any paper in the many places I've lived in 53 years. However, I must convey my concern and deepest regrets that you chose to run the story about Zachary Burger. The article, front page, above the fold, on the day his grieving family was accepting friends at the funeral home, was inhumane.
NEWS
August 17, 2010
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A suicide bomber blew himself up Tuesday among hundreds of army recruits who had gathered near a military headquarters in an attack officials said killed 60 and wounded 125, one of the bloodiest bombings in months in the Iraqi capital. The massive strike just outside a major division headquarters and recruitment center is an embarrassment to Iraqi security forces and casts doubts on their ability to protect themselves and the nation just two weeks before all but 50,000 U.S. troops head home.
NEWS
January 13, 1998
Police confirm murder-suicide By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer, Waynesboro WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Tuesday that the shooting deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found Monday in a Quincy Township, Pa., home were a murder-suicide. Autopsies on Shannon Shockey, 20, of 8319 Mentzer Gap Road, and Jay Wilbur Stouffer Jr., 30, of 23506 Ringgold Pike, Smithsburg, showed that Stouffer shot Shockey twice then shot himself, police said.
NEWS
by KATE S. ALEXANDER | January 3, 2007
WAYNESBORO, PA. - A man who police said was experiencing "domestic issues" fatally shot himself Tuesday evening outside the Washington Township Police Department on Welty Road. Christopher J. Harbaugh, 33, of 11648 Nottingham Road in Waynesboro, put a handgun to his head and fired a single shot around 6:16 p.m., Washington Township Police Chief Barry Keller said. Harbaugh was taken to Waynesboro Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:31 p.m. by an emergency room doctor, Franklin County (Pa.)
NEWS
May 27, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Waynesboro CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Tuesday the shooting deaths of a Chambersburg couple on Memorial Day as a murder-suicide. Trooper Ed Asbury said police determined that Lawrence W. Cuff Jr., 52, a former part-time Chambersburg police officer, shot his live-in girlfriend, Janine R. Goodyear, 33, with a handgun and then shot himself at their home at 4453 Sycamore Grove Road in Greene Township sometime early Monday.
NEWS
January 9, 2012
Maryland State Police were investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a pickup truck Monday in eastern Washington County. The body was discovered by a local resident at about noon, Sgt. T.M. Gregory said. The truck was parked off U.S. 40, west of the Frederick County, Md., line. “It appears to be a suicide,” Gregory said. “There's no indication of foul play.”
NEWS
June 30, 2010
The Washington County Special Response Team was sent to the 21000 block of Leitersburg Smithsburg Road on Tuesday night after a person threatened to commit suicide and "take others with her," according to a county 911 dispatcher. A firearm was involved in the incident, the dispatcher said. Trained negotiators were on the scene of the threat, which was reported at about 9:15 p.m., the dispatcher said.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | February 28, 2011
A Washington County Detention Center inmate was found dead in his cell Sunday morning, having committed suicide by choking himself with a bedsheet, Sheriff Doug Mullendore said. Mullendore said the death was “definitely a suicide.” Washington County Sheriff’s Office officials still needed to complete the investigation as standard procedure, he said. Robert Alan Conner, 23, of 93 Larry Way in Bunker Hill, W.Va., was found dead around 8 a.m. Sunday, according to officials with the sheriff’s department.
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