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NEWS
January 20, 1998
Within three years, having one's day in court in West Virginia may be as easy as picking up the telephone. It's part of West Virginia 2001, a joint project developed by Bell Atlantic and the state government to link various agencies in a high speed communications network. And even better, the first application of the system promises an immediate savings of tax dollars. Beginning in April, prisoners in Cabell and Kanawha counties will be able to make court appearances by video link for non-trial events such as pleas, depositions and pre-trial hearings.
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NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE | January 8, 1999
A storm dumped 4 1/2 inches of snow on the Tri-State area Friday, slowing down motorists and giving students an early start to their weekend. The snow started about 3:30 a.m. and tapered off by 2 p.m., said Greg Keefer, Hagerstown weather observer. By Friday night, major roads were clear but side roads were treacherous in spots, authorities said. "It's kind of a mess out there," said Sgt. William Wright of the Hagerstown City Police. Shortly before 9 p.m., freezing rain began to ice up the roads, officials said.
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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | February 2, 2000
Hagerstown City Police still hadn't determined Wednesday whether there will be a criminal investigation into complaints that vacations booked through CW Travel in Hagerstown aren't being delivered, according to Hagerstown Police Lt. Gary Spielman. cont. from front page Police have heard of hundreds of people, through individuals and group representatives, who claim to have paid the agency for travel arrangements that don't exist, Spielman said. Those complaining include a Hagerstown bride-to-be who invited her wedding guests on a group cruise, a Fairplay NASCAR fan who planned a Las Vegas weekend trip around a big race and a Falling Waters, W.Va.
NEWS
December 20, 2006
In all, 21 Boy Scouts and leaders experienced first hand what the Brotherhood of Scouting means when they traveled to Britain recently. The contingent from the Mason-Dixon Council visited England, Scotland and Wales. The group stayed in the Baden-Powell House Scout Hostel. They toured London, seeing the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Parliament House, Westminster Abbey, the Admiralty House, Tower of London, Abbey Road of the Beatles fame, and shopping on Oxford Street.
NEWS
December 23, 1998
Make sure you're well rested, buckle up and brace yourself for delays by factoring in extra time, experts advise the millions of people who'll be hitting the highways for holiday trips over the next two weeks. The American Automobile Association and state police officials in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania offer the following tips for safe and enjoyable holiday travel: Plan your route ahead, avoiding the congestion around major shopping malls and airports.
NEWS
January 13, 2009
With the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama just a week away, officials with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, and other Maryland and District of Columbia agencies are offering tips to those planning to attend the events and those living in the area. People planning to attend the inauguration and/or the parade on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C., should be able to walk long distances and be prepared to stand for long periods of time, the agency said in a press release.
NEWS
by DON AINES | August 10, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com One of two illegal aliens arrested last week for trafficking in forged identity documents passed through several countries and was arrested twice after entering this country before making his way to Chambersburg, according to a statement he gave police. Richard Bravo-Rivera, 30, of 818 S. Fourth St., was using the false name Gabriel Angel Cruz when he was arrested Aug. 6 after allegedly handing over a forged Social Security card, resident-alien card and Mexican driver's license to a police informant.
NEWS
August 31, 2008
Name of business: Traveling Beauty Owner: Stacey Younker Address: 146 Fairground Ave., Hagerstown Opening date: January 2008 Products and services: "I am a full-service salon and spa. I am unique in that I can come to your location, no matter what the service - from cuts, color, perms, spa manicures, spa pedicures and facials to body treatments, up-do styles, hair extensions and makeup. I work with Washington County Home Health Care, serving the elderly.
NEWS
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | November 11, 1999
Eric Payne was in elementary school when his father taught him and his brother how to hunt small game on their farm near Cearfoss. Payne, now 31, said his father, Art Payne, never imagined the pastime would evolve into a passion that would take his younger son to remote parts of the world in search of record-size animals. He said his father sometimes says that if he would have foreseen how much time hunting would take his sons away from home, he would never have gotten them started.
LIFESTYLE
November 22, 2011
Members of Hagerstown Council No. 311 of United Commercial Travelers of America recently presented a check for $1,000 to Washington County Special Olympics.
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