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March 27, 2011
A 2-year-old girl with burns was taken to Meritus Medical Center on Saturday afternoon, authorities said Sunday. The case is being forwarded to the Hagerstown Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, police said. 911 was notified at 2:05 p.m. Saturday of a burn patient at the Dagmar Hotel at 50 Summit Ave. in downtown Hagerstown, a 911 supervisor said. — Julie E. Greene
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 15, 2011
A teenager's statements to police about the accidental shooting of his 2-year-old brother will not be used at the youth's trial after a Washington County Circuit Court judge ruled his rights were violated during questioning. Marcus Deon Longus, 17, is charged as an adult with obstructing police, making false statements, leaving a firearm accessible to a minor and other firearm violations in the Sept. 27, 2010, incident in which Mario Longus shot himself in the chest with a stolen handgun.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 2, 2011
A Washington County judge Wednesday ordered a 17-year-old girl who hid a handgun at a playground after a toddler shot himself placed in a group home. Fantaisa Shantal Rivera, who admitted to hindering and obstructing police and was found delinquent in a February court appearance, will remain in juvenile detention until she is placed in the group home, Judge Donald E. Beachley ordered at a hearing held in Washington County Juvenile Court. Rivera had also been charged with false statements to police, possession of a firearm by a minor, theft and illegal possession of a firearm in connection with the accidental shooting of 2-year-old Mario Longus in his Little Elliott Drive apartment on Sept.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 19, 2011
A teenage girl charged as an adult with removing a stolen handgun from the scene of an accidental shooting of a toddler had her case transferred to the juvenile justice system Wednesday by Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley. Fantaisa Rivera, 17, of Hagerstown, had been free on bail since the Sept. 27 shooting of 2-year-old Mario Longus, but Beachley ordered her placed on community detention, meaning she will live with her mother and wear an electronic monitor. Beachley told Rivera she can only leave her residence under certain circumstances, such as education, counseling or treatment.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 13, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A woman and her boyfriend were arraigned Thursday on charges of abusing and neglecting her 16-month old son, who was found with a fractured bone in his leg and a broken bone in his forearm, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Amber Renee Gunnoe, 22, was charged with one count of child neglect by parent and Evan Michael Meadows, 22, was charged with child abuse by guardian, according to court records. The boy's injuries apparently occurred March 21 at Meadow's residence at 25 Buglers Way, Apt. 2, Falling Waters, W.Va.
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April 9, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --A Martinsburg man and woman are accused of failing to take a 20-month-old girl to the hospital after she received burns to her face, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Erica R. Stum and Bradley M. Silver, both 21, of 571 S. Kentucky Ave., each were arraigned Friday by Magistrate Harry L. Snow on one count of child neglect resulting in injury, according to court records. The first- and second-degree burns the girl received the morning of March 31 did not appear to be accidental, Martinsburg Police Detective J.D. Luciano wrote in a complaint filed with the court.
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April 5, 2010
Lisa Barr of Leesburg, Va., teeter-totters Sunday with her niece, Laina Moats, of Waynesboro, Pa., at Red Run Park in Rouzerville, Pa.
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By CHERYL WEAVER | December 28, 2009
o Read more Cheryl Weaver columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Fitness class offered The Washington County Recreation Department will offer a fitness class at Clear Spring Elementary School starting in January. Certified instructor Karen Humbertson will teach a one-hour body- conditioning class that includes a low-impact cardio workout, body sculpting and stretching. Classes will be Monday and Wednesday evenings at Clear Spring Elementary School's gymasium.
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September 12, 2009
Woman sues fire company over flower pot Man wounded in early-morning shooting in Hagerstown Man charged with sex abuse of toddler Teacher pleads guilty in child porn case Residents urge redistricting panel to study matter further
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 10, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A Martinsburg man who police allege assaulted a 2-year-old girl is charged with sexual abuse and first-degree sexual assault, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. John Paul Knipple Jr., 28, of 412 Winchester Ave., on Thursday was in Eastern Regional Jail on a $100,000 cash-only bond set by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller, according to court and jail records. Knipple told police he left the girl and another child with two men Sept. 1 while he went to a 7-Eleven convenience store to buy a soda and a lottery ticket, according to a complaint filed by Martinsburg Police Cpl. S.F. Doyle.
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