Mayor Randy McClement gave his 5th State of the City Address, Monday and focused on public safety, public works and economic development.
"Well, it's a shame. Anyone that likes flowers and gardening, and these are such prolific bloomers. They'll bloom from March or April until the frost so I mean, it's something that was just very dependable, very beautiful plant,"
"If it were state regulated like Maryland, it's an easier pill to swallow. So why single out us?"
The new deal will give Dollar Tree more than 13,000 stores in the United States and Canada, nearly three times as many stores as Walmart.
The Frederick County Health Department is taking a step to help remind the public, to think twice before leaving their child in the backseat of a hot vehicle.
A Frederick man is behind bars after city police said he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl in 2013.
“They're looking for money or they're looking for things that they can sell for money, and it all pertains probably to a drug habit or some sort of habit that they're trying to fuel,” said Cummings.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are accused of accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a company in exchange for help promoting products.
"We're hoping to offers some several new possibilities, some additional service down to Orlando, then maybe some other destinations whether it be Florida, Myrtle Beach or other areas."
Blake Octavian Parrish, 26, was arrested on July 28 after a brief foot chase in the 900 Block of Thompson Street by the U.S. Marshals Service’s Mountain State Fugitive Task Force.
The incident happened Saturday, July 26, 2014 around 10 p.m. near Hillcrest Drive at Hill Street Park. The FCHD said they need to speak with the owner of the dog so that the bite victim may avoid receiving unnecessary post-exposure rabies vaccinations.
The 2-1 ruling from the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a district court judge's ruling in February striking down the state's prohibition on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
"I'm really good at working with my hands and, I'm a workhorse. I don't like sitting at a desk; I like to get up and go to work, and when I heard about this class, working in a warehouse is something I kind of always [have] been interested in doing," said Cody Dillow, student.
Check out these two adorable adoptable pets in this week's Pet of the Week.
"The men and women in law enforcement across Maryland deserve all the support and protection the state can provide. Bullet-proof vests have proven to save lives and protect our officers from fatal situations."
Pennsylvania troopers said Jeffrey Plantz Jr., 23, was employed with the South Mountain Youth Facility. This is where they said he had indecent contact with a 17-year-old girl who lived there.
Upon arrival, the fire was already out and had damaged $500.00 worth of contents in one of the building’s apartments, said the fire marshal.
The suspect did not appear to be armed, police said. He told clerks that he didn't want to hurt anyone, before jumping over the counter. The clerks handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.
Maryland State Police are investigating a tractor trailer rollover that happened Sunday afternoon.
One person was flown to the hospital after a car accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Sunday afternoon.
A Frederick teen is recovering after being shot in the shoulder Saturday evening.
"Apparently it was for no reason. They got the money and they still shot him and took off running."
The Pennsylvania State Police Chambersburg Barrack is investigating an armed robbery that happened early Sunday morning at the Pit Stop on Philadelphia Avenue.
The Martinsburg Police Department responded to a shooting Saturday night on the 100 block of North Tuskegee Street.
URBANA, Md. - One Maryland resident has spent the last several months working his way across the United States in a rather unusual way and it was all for a good cause.
FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department is investigating a shooting that sent one person to the hospital.
ROCKY RIDGE, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office is investigating an ATV accident that sent two children to the hospital on Saturday evening.
HAGERSTOWN, Md.- West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey stopped by WHAG's studio on Saturday to discuss some topics happening in the Eastern Panhandle.
"With these wishes, it's finally that one moment that the child and that family can just forget that they have these illnesses and all these diseases and things that are going on."
The nation's largest food industry redistributor is celebrating 20 years in Williamsport.
Frankie Williams, the man who allegedly killed his 21-month-old daughter, says he is not criminally responsible for her death.
"He stops by and we talk about the community and what's going on in our community," said Larry Forrest, Hagerstown Resident.
The former chief of the Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway was sentenced to one year in jail for stealing money from the fire company Friday afternoon.
Through the course of the investigation, police found out Silvius had entered one residence on Willis Drive and attempted to enter a second home, however, a woman was able to shut the door before he attempted to enter.
“Messages on Facebook from people in Canada, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri all over the world,” Wilson said. “People's reception to try to stop this crime is phenomenal and very appreciated."
A 15-year-old Urbana High School student is set to become the youngest player on this year’s U.S. National Men’s Amputee Soccer Team.
"Each one of those cars that were rummaged through this past weekend, the 21 cars, every single one of them was left unlocked," said Lauren Cummings, a spokesperson with the Winchester Police Department.
Both departments are encouraging spectators to come support their favorite city law enforcement agency.
“They decided somewhere, unwisely really, without our input or much notice, to reduce the hours of the post office. I don't think it's a well thought out business decision. It's a money-making post office and we service lots more than just Burkittsville.'
Piles of rubble are all that's left of a local K-Mart on East Main Street in Washington Township.
Family members, friends and fellow deputies attended a ceremony to celebrate the promotion of 12 deputies from the area. Officials said Frederick County has seen a number of retirements lately, and are losing a lot of experienced members.
Free blood tests are being offered to 326 patients of the Waynesboro Summit Surgical Group after finding out that some of their local anesthetic may have been contaminated.
Two 15-year-old boys are facing charges after fire officials said the pair set a vehicle on fire this week in Hagerstown.
"It's really cool to get to know people that you typically would never meet, and it's a great way to see the country too."
"The applicant is prepared to proceed but they wanted to do the right thing and not rush forward without giving everyone an opportunity to communicate with them," said Peter Fitzpatrick, attorney representing Old Line Arsenal, LLC.
Watson Pierre was sentenced to one year in jail and a five year suspended sentence following a crash on Md. 75 that killed two.
Witnesses said a suspect discharged a firearm five times while driving north on Murph Avenue around 6 p.m.
Organizers said they're excited to team with B&O Railroad Museum to preserve steam locomotive history for generations to come.
More than 50 teens spent the week helping others across the Shenandoah Valley.
A 100-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike now has a higher speed limit. Crews replaced the 65 mph signs with 70 mph signs Wednesday from the Blue Mountain exit (201) to the Morgantown exit (298).
Reynaldo Lopez pitched 6 innings of shut out ball, while striking out 9, as the Suns beat the Drive 4-0.
Middletown Head Football Coach Kevin Lynott training youth coaches around the country about safer football practices.
Mount St Mary's Women's Lacrosse Coach Lauren Schwarzmann speaks about coaching the Mountaineers.
Former Shepherd University tight end, Dominique Jones, signed with the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder has appeared in 12 NFL games, and has just three total receptions in his career.
The Hagerstown Suns fall to the Greenville Drive, 6-4, on Saturday night.
David Bradshaw shot a final round 69, good for 9 under for the tournament and a second place finish in the 81st West Virginia Open.
The Hagerstown Suns took the rubber match of their series against the Kannapolis Intimidators on Friday night.
Morgan County falls to Bridgeport in the West Virginia Little League state championship game.
The four-state road to the NCAA continues with another Maryland wrestler whose talents are matched only by his leadership skills. WHAG's Bejoy Joseph has a look at the man who has the main piece in North Hagerstown's state championship season.
The Hagerstown Suns walked off against the Kannapolis in 13 innings on Thursday night.
Funkstown tops FSK Legion in 5 innings on Thursday night.
Frederick native and Urbana alum, Lydia Lehnert, is headed to the U.S. Diving National Championships after finishing in second place in the women's ten-meter platform competition at a qualifier in Bethesda, Maryland.
WHAG's Bejoy Joseph shows us how Austin Shaffer looks to turn his state-wide successwrestling at Southern Garrett, into national acclaim at West Virginia University.
Frederick Keys, Michael Burgess and Glynn Davis, earned promotions to the Double-A Bowie Baysox after the Keys' victory on Monday night.
WHAG's Bejoy Joseph has a look at what some athletes are doing over the summer to give themselves a competitive edge when it comes to their season.
The Hagerstown Suns took game four from the Shorebirds on Monday night to give them the series win against Delmarva.
The Frederick Keys took the rubber match of their series with Winston Salem Dash to win their fourth series in the last five.
The Hagerstown Pony League All-Stars are back in the World Series after a two year absence.
Berkeley Post 14 split their doubleheader with Romney Post 91 on Saturday afternoon.
Sharpsburg Little League fell to West Salisbury in the Maryland State Championship.
The Charles Town Cannons and Winchester Royals win their Valley Baseball League games on Friday night.
Funkstown Legion takes down FSK on Friday night.
The Sharpsburg 11-12 year olds continue on their quest for a Maryland state championship, while the Conococheague 10-11 year olds and Valley 9-10 year olds are eliminated in their respective tournaments.
The Hagerstown Suns turn out the lights against the West Virginia Power, winning in walk-off fashion, 3-2.
WHAG's Bejoy Joseph speaks North Hagerstown's Emma Moss about living her dream, as she will play women's lacrosse for the 2014 national champions Maryland Terrapins.
Valley Little League defeated Brunswick to advance to the Maryland 9 and 10 year old state championship.
The Salem Red Sox roughed up Dylan Bundy en route to taking down the Frederick Keys.
The West Virginia Power took down the Hagerstown Suns on Wednesday night.
There's a new sport bubbling up in Frederick, WHAG's Bejoy Joseph has more on the hub-bub surrounding this bubblicious sport.
Conococheague Little League falls to West Salisbury in the Maryland 10-11 year old state tournament, 13-5, while Brunswick also falters against Berlin, 9-3, in the Maryland 9-10 year old state tournament.
The Hagerstown Suns defeat the West Virginia Power, 8-4, on Tuesday night.
For four years at the Saint James School, Madison Fahey dominated the field for the girls lacrosse team. Fahey's game was noticed by a number of top lacrosse schools around the country, but in the end, she decided there's no place like home.
Former Hagerstown Suns are shining bright, playing for the High-A Potomac Nationals this season.
The Orioles former number four overall pick is pleased with his rehab progress in his two starts for the Frederick Keys.
The Frederick Keys dropped their second straight home game to the Potomac Nationals on Saturday night.
The Conococheague All-Stars and Brunswick Little League advanced in their respective Little League state tournaments.
The Jefferson Wildcats swept a doubleheader with FSK Post 11 on Saturday afternoon.
The Frederick Keys are shut out out by the Potomac Nationals, 4-0, ending the Keys' six-game winning streak.
WHAG's Bejoy Joseph goes down the four-state road with Rick Leonard, and takes a look at his path from Middletown High School to Florida State University.
Shippensburg Post 223, Greencastle Post 373 and Chambersburg Post 46 all played in American Legion games on Thursday evening.
The Frederick National Little League All-Stars defeat Brunswick, 5-1, winning the Maryland District 2 Championship and earning a berth into the state tournament.
WHAG's Bejoy Joseph shows us how one of the nation's top basketball recruits is making his way from St. James High School to Temple University.
The Morgan County Little League 11-12 All-stars defeat Grant County, 11-8, to advance to the West Virginia state tournament.
The Hagerstown Suns defeat the Lakewood BlueClaws, 10-1, after a rainy afternoon on Tuesday.
Little League baseball action for Maryland District 2 and West Virginia District 6.
The Hagerstown Suns took the series opener with the Lakewood Blueclaws on Monday night.
The Hagerstown Suns defeat the Kannapolis Intimidators, 3-1.
The Hagerstown Suns defeat the Kannapolis Intimidators, 9-0, on the Fourth of July.
The Funkstown legion baseball team falls to Cecil, 4-0, while FSK drops a close one to Mifflin County, 6-5, in 2014 Frederick Wood Bat Tournament.
The Frederick Keys surrendered six early runs to the Salem Red Sox, but could not muster a comeback, falling 6-2.