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May 1, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The 17th annual Women in Need Vigil Against Violence was held Thursday at Wilson College in Chambersburg. The event ended with a candelight vigil through the Wilson campus.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | March 26, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. -- At one point during a scene run for "Exuviae," the members of the Maryland Ensemble Theatre took turns posing questions to the audience. "Are there any guns in the home?" "Has he ever threatened to kill you or your children?" "Does he have a history of violence?" "Do you fear for your life?" The actors, all women, continued circulating more and more questions at a quickening pace until their voices overlapped like a cacophony of cicada chirps.
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BY TERRY MATTINGLY | March 22, 2009
By age 14, Cassie Griffin had collected a bedroom full of toy frogs, each a playful symbol of her F.R.O.G. motto -- Fully Relying On God. She was tall for her age, which probably made it easier for gunman Larry Gene Ashbrook to target her on that horrific night a decade ago at Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Cursing God and Baptists, he stormed into a youth prayer service, firing 100 rounds and exploding a pipe bomb -- leaving seven dead and seven wounded. At a recent meeting of the Wedgwood deacons, Cassie's father gave his pastor a message for the faithful at the First Baptist in Maryville, Ill., where another disturbed gunman killed the senior pastor while he preached on Sunday, March 8. "Let those people know that my son is still struggling," the deacon told the Rev. Al Meredith, who preached to the stricken Maryville flock exactly one week after their pastor's death.
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By ERIN JULIUS | January 16, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The parent of a North Hagerstown High School student on Friday filed a violence complaint with school officials, claiming his 14-year-old son was assaulted three times at the school since the school year began in August. The student will transfer to another school, his parent said Friday. The parent's name is not being published to protect the identity of his son. Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith and North High Principal Valerie Novak maintained the school is safe.
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By MARTY PRICE | December 11, 2008
In July of this year, I was asked to give testimony before a Gov. Martin O'Malley-appointed 23-member commission regarding a study on capital punishment. I was honored by this request, but this is a topic I simply cannot discuss without resurfacing a deep emotional scar. On July 27, 1988, I was 23, married with two young daughters, when tragedy struck. My father had shot and killed my stepmother and stepsister. Twenty-four years ago, my mother remarried and a new blended-family was formed.
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September 16, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Fellowship Church of the Brethren will hold a service in observation of the International Day of Prayer for Peace on Sunday at 6 p.m. People will gather to pray for military peace throughout the world, an end to drug-related violence in the streets and domestic violence in the home. Those who attend may bring the names of family members who are serving in the military for prayers. The church is at 505 Blossom Drive, Martinsburg, south of Tablers Stations Road along U.S. 11. More information can be obtained by calling 304-263-7750.
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August 12, 2008
Immigration and gang violence will be on the agenda at this year's Quad-State Legislative Conference in Winchester, Va. Each year, lawmakers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia gather to discuss issues of mutual interest. This year's conference will be Thursday at Millwood Station Special Event Center, 252 Costello Drive, Winchester. Directions are available at www.millwoodstation.com or by calling 540-667-1249. Registration for the conference begins at 8:30 a.m. The conference will start at 9 a.m. Immigration and gang violence along the Interstate 81 corridor will be discussed at 10 a.m. Economic development and tourism also will be on the agenda.
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By ERIN JULIUS | August 5, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Douglas Wayne Pryor, who is charged with first-degree murder in the December 2007 deaths of his former girlfriend and a Smithsburg police officer, entered an Alford plea Monday to a domestic violence charge in a separate case. Pryor entered the plea in Washington County Circuit Court to second-degree assault against Alison Munson, the mother of his children and the woman he is charged with later killing. Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but admits the prosecution has sufficient evidence to gain a conviction.
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By ERIN JULIUS | July 31, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Inmates housed in three prisons south of Hagerstown can now look forward to television via satellite, which prison officials hope to have installed by the end of November, Jon Galley, assistant commissioner of the Division of Correction's Western Region, said Wednesday. No taxpayer funds will be used to pay for the satellite television, Galley said. The satellite service will be available to all inmates who have personal televisions in their cells. It will be paid for with money raised through commissary sales and telephone use in the prisons, Galley said.
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