"Everyone wants to go see the Nutcracker. And it definitely helps companies out, and the art form out, and gets the word out and it's such an exciting time of year, I think everyone gets excited for it," Evan said.
A representative from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation sent us a comment saying: "Hagerstown FD was able to demonstrate a need while also establishing a commitment to long-term sustainability of the unit which is important to the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation. We are proud to be able to assist their K9 unit's vital impact on their community."
Russell Ebersole was sentenced to 48 months in prison. The judge suspended 24 months, which means he'll serve two years behind bars. Ebersole was fine $10,000, and will serve two years probation on each count once he's released from lock up.
Samuel Ecker says he's been trying to get this problem resolved for weeks, offering to pay for the landscaping out of his own pocket. He acknowledges that his pigs did root up some of the tombstones, and he says he's sold almost 90 percent of the pigs he owned.
Investigators with the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Md. State Police are asking for the public's help in finding an arson suspect, who's wanted in connection to the Habitat for Humanity house fire.
Chief Norman Shiflett said his department received eight separate reports of vandalism on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Through the investigation police were able to determine two local juveniles were responsible for the vandalism.
"They didn't have a particular denomination that they targeted, anything along those lines. They went with where they could get into," said Deputy First Class, Carly Hose, with the Washington County Sheriff's Office. "They did force entry into some of the churches and then other ones they found unlocked, where it be unlocked windows, unlocked doors and entered through those ways."
Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office say Matthew Lee Gilbert turned himself into police Thursday, December 5, 2013, after Ann Chapman, also known as Ann Pennington, was found dead inside a room at the North Gate Motel.
A jewel to the community, many come to experience live performances at the historic Maryland Theatre year round. But just as the theatre has lit up with holiday decor in time for loads of winter concerts ahead, a leak in parts of the ceiling has taken center stage.
"This past august, the neighbors’ pigs have been getting loose and into the graveyard. As you look around you can see, it's pretty evident the damage that's been done. And they owners don't appear to be stepping up to take care of this damage," said Mark Smith of the Salem Lutheran Church in Boonsboro.
"The family has been involved with Habitat even prior to the purchase of their home in 2000. So they'd actually been working with us since probably 1999 and we've been in constant contact with them,” said Sherry Brown Cooper, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity.
"We think we can make some positive change by working together and hopefully we'll see some signs of that in the general assembly session in 2014 but we're really looking longer term in 2015, after the November elections," said Kathleen Snyder, Maryland Chamber of Commerce.
Families, friends, businesses in the community, members of the Ryneal Medical Transport, and the assistant prosecutor in Berkeley County donated towards the cause – making the grand initiative total $4,110.
The debates were spurred after Tea Party members were asked to leave a Democratic workshop held by Delegate Stephen Skinner at the public meeting room, a few weeks back. With the new rules, Tea Party members now say some county commission members are trying to hide their guilt.
The holiday season is here and many people around the four state area are getting their Christmas trees and starting up wood fire places. As much as they can be apart of our holiday tradition, they could also be a potential fire hazard.