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By TERI JOHNSON | April 8, 1998
Comedians Bobcat Goldthwait and Jimmie "J.J. " Walker will leave audiences howling Friday, April 10, at Ramada Inn Convention Center Ballroom, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the local group Ted & Tom will perform classic rock at 7 p.m. The comedy show begins at about 9 p.m. Walker performed at the Ramada Aug. 21 and was a hit with the audience, says Kevin Moats, club manager for Ramada Inn. "Everyone enjoyed him so much, and I told him I'd like to get him back.
NEWS
March 17, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer A 41-year-old man was sentenced in Washington County Circuit Court Monday to an additional year and a day in prison for beating his former girlfriend with his walker nearly two years ago. William Michael Dinenna pleaded guilty to battery. An assault charge was dropped. He already is serving six years in prison for a 1995 arson at a Hagerstown auto upholstery shop owned by the same former girlfriend's father. Assistant State's Attorney Gina Cirincion told Judge Darrow Glaser that Patricia Oldham called Hagerstown City Police on Aug. 18, 1995, after she was attacked in the 100 block of East Avenue.
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by DAVE McMILLION | March 29, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - It is one of the moments in Deke Walker's West Virginia State Police career that sticks out in his memory. The then-24-year-old trooper had been with the state police two years when he was told in 1979 that he was being sent to the old West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, W.Va., because of a riot. When inmates broke out of the prison, an off-duty trooper who was outside the facility was shot to death and dragged out of his car, Walker said.
NEWS
April 6, 2009
A canopy of blooms frames the trail for a walker in Hagerstown's City Park.
NEWS
By DON AINES | April 23, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A teenager facing a mandatory state prison sentence in a deadly burglary has another week of freedom after Franklin County Judge John Walker granted him paternity leave on Wednesday. "His girlfriend had a baby last night," attorney Michael J. Toms told Walker as his client, Anthony F. D'Ambrosio, 17, of Chambersburg, was about to be sentenced. Toms asked that the sentencing be delayed one week so he could be with his girlfriend and the child. "He didn't appear for four different appointments I set up for him" for pre-sentence interviews, Probation Officer Terry Ward told the judge.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | September 9, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man in a dark-colored car tried to abduct a woman early Friday morning by hitting her several times with a glass bottle, kicking her and trying to force her into his car, according to police. First Sgt. Deke Walker of the West Virginia State Police said he could not release the woman's name because he was not sure whether she is a juvenile or an adult. Around 2:30 a.m. the woman was walking along Berkeley Station Road to get her mail when a white male stopped his car, Walker said.
NEWS
April 11, 2001
Four vehicles involved in I-81 accident By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg An accident on Interstate 81 Wednesday morning sent an emergency worker and two other people to the hospital, according to West Virginia State Police. The accident occurred mid-morning near the West Virginia/Maryland state line when a 2000 Ford van driven by Dale Moore, 70, of Edwardsburg, Mich., spun out of control as it was heading northbound, said Sgt. Deke Walker of the State Police.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | April 7, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police confiscated two handguns, 50 grams of marijuana, $20,000 in cash and two other types of weapons during a four-day effort to control speeding, drug trafficking and truck safety problems on Interstate 81, according to a sergeant in charge of the interstate patrol. A .32-caliber semi-automatic pistol and a .38-caliber revolver were confiscated during traffic stops because they were being concealed, which is illegal, said Sgt. Deke Walker.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 12, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 79-year-old man was arraigned on 10 felony counts of incest on Wednesday after police said he admitted to several sexual encounters with his 27-year-old granddaughter, who he claimed was blackmailing him, Berkeley County Magistrate Court records show. The Herald-Mail does not identify those accused of such crimes in the interest of protecting the victim. West Virginia State Police Trooper J.M. Walker said in his complaint that the allegations surfaced Tuesday.
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by DAVE McMILLION | August 30, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - In Chuck Walker's mind, it was not supposed to happen like this. One hundred and forty three years ago, Union and Confederate forces clashed in this small town in a battle that marked several firsts in the Civil War, Walker said. It was the first battle for Confederate Col. Thomas J. Jackson, who would go on to become Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and a popular figure in the war. It was the first time cavalry forces fought in the conflict and it marked the first time cannons were used in the Shenandoah Valley, said Walker, president of the Falling Waters Battlefield Association.
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OBITUARIES
August 9, 2013
David Wesley Walker, 75, of Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, while in the presence of family and friends, on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. Born Aug. 10, 1937, in Nanty Glo, Pa., he was the son of the late Walter Emmanuel and Erma Melissa (Boring) Walker. His loving wife of 50 years, Carol Jean (Rish) Walker, preceded him in death on Feb. 7, 2010. David was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who was known for cherishing his time with his family.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 23, 2013
Local youngsters shone Sunday afternoon at Hagerstown's City Park as the latest installment of Arts in the Park featured singers and musicians from Walker Performing Arts. Approximately 100 people gathered around the park's band shell to watch the youths, several of whom sang songs from musicals such as “The Sound of Music,” “Smile,” “Les Miserables” and “Oklahoma!” Elisa Shaw, 10, of Williamsport, sang four songs, including ABBA's “Dancing Queen” and “Castle on a Cloud” from “Les Miserables.” “I love attention, so I love being the center of attention and it's really fun,” Elisa said after the concert.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | June 21, 2013
Selena Doyle received the worst news of her life when she was diagnosed with breast cancer on Sept. 12, 2011. She said she had to undergo grueling chemotherapy at first because the tumors were too big to be operated on right away. Then there was surgery, followed by radiation treatments. “I just sat in the recliner and didn't want to move,” the 46-year-old Boonsboro Middle School teacher said. But on Friday night, Doyle was one of several hundred walkers who participated in the Relay for Life of Southern Washington County at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center to help raise money to find a cure for cancer.
OBITUARIES
April 15, 2013
Donald Eugene “Butch” Walker, 74, of Leetown, W.Va., died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Joanna Marceron officiating.
SPORTS
April 7, 2013
Christian Walker stroked an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday to lead Delmarva to a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Hagerstown Suns. The victory allowed the Shorebirds (3-1) to win the season-opening series over the Suns. Walker drove in both Delmarva runs in the win. Delmarva pitching - led by Branden Kline, a Thomas Johnson graduate and the Baltimore Orioles' No. 2 pick in the 2012 draft - held the Suns to three hits. Hagerstown's only run came on Brandon Miller's first home run in the seventh, a leadoff shot to center that tied the game at 1. Kline pitched six innings, allowing two hits, while walking two and striking out three in the no decision.
OBITUARIES
April 2, 2013
Mrs. Mary June Kuhn Walker, 91, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.  She was the wife of the late Joseph Hurd Walker II, her husband of 68 years, who died in 2010. Born June 22, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harry Clyde Kuhn and Vesta Naomi Manahan Kuhn Ramsey. She graduated with the class of 1939 from Hagerstown High School.  She worked for C&P Telephone Co. during World War II; Goldwater's Department Store in Scottsdale, Ariz.; and retired as a court clerk from State of Maryland District Court in Washington County.
OBITUARIES
February 14, 2013
Ruth M. Walker, 84, of Chambersburg, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Chambersburg Hospital. Born March 26, 1928, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Florence V. Keadle Clark. Ruth attended Mercersburg Public School, and graduated with high honors from Mercersburg High School in May 1946, and was valedictorian of her high school class. She attended Hagerstown Business School from September 1946 through September 1947, and graduated with honors.
LIFESTYLE
August 29, 2012
Hagerstown Children's Theater and Walker Performing Arts will hold an open house 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. Visitors may register for fall classes. Classes include theater skill development, voice, guitar, instrumental, dance, preschool day and evening classes and  home school classes. For more information, call 301-733-8261 or go to walkerarts@verizon.net .
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | June 21, 2012
Two former agents for a criminal bonding business are accused of writing more than $1.2 million in unauthorized bonds while conspiring to embezzle from their employer, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Mathew Francis and Shelly L. Garrison, both of Martinsburg, are charged with single counts of embezzlement and conspiracy, the court records said. Francis, 38, was arraigned Thursday by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller, who set a $15,000 personal recognizance bond for the defendant, the records said.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | May 22, 2012
After years of operating out of local churches and a small studio space, hundreds of area arts education students now have a new place to call home. Hagerstown officials joined Walker Performing Arts owners Teri and Jerry Walker for a ribbon-cutting Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of their organization, which runs the Hagerstown Children's Theater, at its new downtown location in the Academy Theater at 58 E. Washington St. “We're really excited about it,” Teri Walker said Monday.
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