A man was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore after a shooting incident Saturday.
"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.
After serving as President and CEO of the Hagerstown Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau for nearly ten years, Tom Riford is switching jobs.
County commissioners voted to sell the nursing homes to Aurora Health Management back in June.
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.
The Frederick Police Department is asking for input from the public as they work towards putting together a strategic plan for the department through 2019.
Officials have announced the winner of the 2013 holiday window contest in down Winchester. More then 25 businesses participated in this year's contest, with the following receiving top honors.
Officials in Front Royal announced Short Street from Ritenour Street to Barton Street will be shut down beginning Thursday, December 12 at 10 p.m. while they make repairs to the water line.
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."
There's excitement in the air in Berkeley County as Martinsburg High School's football team will go after its fourth straight state football championship this weekend.
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.
The Morgan County community is grieving, as they lost one of their own. A long time public servicemen, David Michael, 55, of Williamsport died Tuesday at his home.
It’s a decision that could put your child in another school next year.
It was a spectacular hour in downtown Hagerstown Thursday night, as Santa came to light up the Christmas tree for all to see.
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.
Carletta Watson was found guilty of first-degree murder of 27-year-old Dontrell Curry.
"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.
Deputies with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office say Gregory A. Wuenschel, 48, teaches physical education Cedar Lane Elementary School in Ashburn, Virginia.
Deputies tell WHAG they located a woman's body right out side of Charles Town on Route 340 at North Gate Inn Thursday morning. They've since charged the woman's boyfriend with second-degree murder.
"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.
A community stakeholder's meeting was held to address the region's severe number of heroin-related deaths and injuries. A local mother of a heroin victim spoke out on losing her son.
Shenandoah University honors the 65th Anniversary of when the act of genocide was recognized as a crime by the United Nations.
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.
There are some major lights, cameras and a whole lot of action happening at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, as they are putting on "Pullman Car Hiawatha" written by Thornton Wilder.
District officials say around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon administrators at Chambersburg Area Senior High School were noticed that a student had a weapon in the school.
It was a moment of excitement for both members of the Younger Auto Group and the Breast Cancer Awareness of the Cumberland Valley organization.
In Frederick, city officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday at the Carroll Creek. The plans have been more than 30 years in the making.
According to officers with the Chambersburg Police Department, Kevin Rouner, 37, of Gardners, Pa., allegedly shot and killed David Gipe outside his home on West King Street on July 18, 2013.
Officers with the Frederick City Police Department say Danelle Michael Harris, 35, of Frederick, is facing multiple charges including first and second-degree assault, robbery and disorderly conduct.
Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of health and public and private partners announced they'll be offering free flu clinics throughout Pennsylvania during National Influenza Vaccination Week.
It happened around 12 p.m. on I-70 by exit 30 in Hagerstown.
It happened Monday December 2, around 11:45 a.m. at Conewago in the 9300 block of Olde Scotland Road in Southampton Township.
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.
The accident happened around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning on I-81 southbound near the Pennsylvania state line.
According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal, the call came in around 10:38 p.m. Tuesday night on the 1700 block of York Road. They say a person of interest is in custody.
Stephen Schleuniger will be speaking with Hagerstown investigators regarding the death of his former girlfriend Tammy Myerly.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, it happened around 12 p.m. on Edenville Road in Hamilton Township.
Police reported 16 thefts in Winchester in less than one month, that's almost ten counts higher than the usual monthly average of seven.
A meeting was held at Hagerstown Community College as a way for state and local legislators to address community concerns and priorities.
Troopers say Leon Walkman Young, 84, was found Tuesday live and well.
On Tuesday, commissioners were in Berkeley County speaking to state officials on issues they want addressed in the upcoming session.
"The state is seeking 15 years executed, in prison, plus an additional 15-20 years of a consecutive suspended sentence. We're asking him to pay back all the restitution for all of these victims, the total is close to half a million dollars, maybe more," said Hansen.
A man died on Tuesday following a single-vehicle accident in Frederick County, Virginia.
After investigating for more than a year, members with C3I Warrant-Fugitive Unit have arrested a Cumberland man on charges of second-degree rape.
"We've been in contact with the family from the very beginning and we've let them know what was going on with the case. Obviously the recovery of Lisa's body was important to them. It was very important for us as well. Hopefully that can start the closure process for them," said Erich Bean, Assistant State's Attorney, Allegany County.
It happened around 11:44 a.m. Tuesday in the 14000 block of Apple Harvest Drive in the Food Lion/K-Mart shopping center.
Troopers with the Pennsylvania State Police have released further information in the tanker explosion that shut down multiple interstates, including portions of Interstate-81 in May.
On Tuesday morning, officials say Stephen Schleuniger entered a plea agreement of guilty to second degree murder of Lisa Simmons. The agreement carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.
The accident happened just before 6:30 p.m. in the area of Haviland and Old Camp Road.
From decorations to entertainment, the parade committee says this year is to be the biggest yet.
It happened around 2 p.m. between Amherst Street and Westside Station.
"Cyber Monday's the biggest day for the internet sales. And obviously we got several hundred people here today working...the little elves that get those packages out to get under the Christmas trees," said Governor Tomblin.
"I think a lot of retailers recognize that people like the Black Friday deals but not all of them want to go out and you know deal with the crowds," said Stacey McGee, Assistant Professor in Business and Accounting at Hagerstown Community College.
Check out these two adorable adoptable pets in this week's Pet of the Week!
One person is dead and another at an area hospital with serious injuries following a fiery car crash on Route 45 in Berkeley County Sunday night.
Dozens of people in Washington County came together Saturday to fill, pack and deliver more than 500 care packages for soldiers who are serving overseas this holiday season.
Detectives are investigating the case as a homicide and say the man died from stab wounds.
One local church hosted two community events Saturday to educate West Virginians about the Affordable Care Act and give out coats to those in need.
Christmas is about three weeks away and many people are out getting their Christmas tree. It’s the time of year for this business to boom.
A Dollar General store in Falling Waters, West Virginia was robbed at gun point Friday evening.
The Washington County Agricultural Center hosted the 2013 Trainfest, aimed for those who enjoy architecture and the mechanics of the railroad and its history.
A 7-11 was robbed Friday night in Hedgesville on Hedgesville Road.
It happened around 5:30 p.m. Friday Night at the Bank of Charles Town - Kearneysville Branch.
Virginia State Police say two adults and a 1-1/2 month old infant were transported to the hospital after a single-vehicle accident on rt. 522 in Warren County.
Officials said the medical examiners office has determined the human remains found Thursday near the Shenandoah River are those of a Hispanic male.
"We're very excited, this is a very early opening for us, it's only happened twice in the history of whitetail so this is our third time. We're very, very excited about this early opening," said Katrina Gayman, Director of Marketing and Sales at Whitetail Resort.
It's a marketing focused day that encourages shopping locally. Consumers and businesses say they've hit the ground running in support of the local economy.
"I don't like it back when it was at noon, er, midnight was much better. But I'm afraid you know how much earlier it could get if it keeps going. There wouldn't be a Thanksgiving. So don't like that," said Starr Chenney, Black Friday shopper.
"I ran off the road in my pickup truck, I dodged a heard of turkeys, so I got a concussion or coma, jogged my brain around, and I literally fell asleep, woke up the next morning, singing, ‘gobble, gobble, strut, strut,’ wrote it word for word, and saved it for seven years,” Dickie said.
The 1st Presbyterian Church served a Thanksgiving meal to over 400 people in Winchester, marking it a 25-year tradition.
Skeletal remains of a human were found on Thursday in Jefferson County according to county officials.
Were you turkey enough to get up and out Thanksgiving morning? More than a thousand runners participated in this year's Turkey Trot at Hagerstown Community College
"It's a community based game so we just want to keep showing people that our community does work together, that we can keep things alive around here. We care. We do care about what goes on our here," said Curtis Davis.
Police say a car flipped over in an accident earlier on Thursday.
Most of us will have the day off for Thanksgiving, but there's a group of call takers our community can always rely on to answer in emergency situations even on a holiday.
With over 300 mouths to feed, the hope center needs about 300 pounds of turkey, 75 loaves of bread and 45 pounds of butter, all of which are donated by locals in the community.
Deputies with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office in Virginia are investigating a two-vehicle accident that killed a man Wednesday afternoon.
The Green Initiatives Team decided to create a pilot program and give people an incentive to keep the area clean.
Efforts by Frederick County Commissioners to privatize the county-owned nursing home and rehabilitation centers will be delayed.
It happened just before 3 p.m. on 2 N. Market Street. Staff at the bank reported that a man walked in, passed a note to the teller and demanded money.
"We've put a particular emphasis on South High, and there's a lot of really very significance and positive things going on at that school. So I think you're going to see that students are responding very positively to that and that you're going to see the attendance rate actually improve," she said.
When fire crews arrived on scene around 9 a.m. Wednesday, they say there was heavy fire inside the silo.
As wintry weather continues to affect much of the area, workers at one local Pennsylvania power company claim they’re not able do their jobs to make sure the power stays on.
There is some good news for drivers headed through West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle this holiday season, construction on I-81 is finally done.
It happened on July 27, 2013 in the area of W 2nd Street and N Bentz Street.
“It's that period of time when you walk away, although we all think it's only for a few seconds, it often ends up being longer than that and that's when tragedy strikes,” said Deputy Bruce Bouch, Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.
After a lengthy investigation that spanned over a year, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division arrested a Capitol Heights man this month in connection to a violent home invasion robbery.
Tuesday's rain didn't stop a group of bikers from delivering Thanksgiving dinner to those in need.
"Once inside the residence, the male pulled his pants down around his ankles, and then touched a female inside the residence and then fled on foot," said Sergeant Frank Myrtle of the Winchester City Police.
Three-year-old Madigan Lillard and her six-year-old sister Sophie died in a fire at their Myersville home.
"It's easy to tell people, 'well don't go outside,' but with the holiday, people are going to travel on the road, so if you are going to travel, slow down. Give yourself a little bit more time to get where you're going," said Connolly.
"We estimated even with the best case scenario is that we'd still lose about $2 million a year, which is about 50 percent less than we were losing, which was $4 million a year," Young (R) said.
"We did not stop that investigation up until yesterday which time Mr. Schleuniger cooperated with us, and provided a statement to us," said Erich M. Bean, the assistant state's attorney at State's Attorney's Office for Allegany County. "That lead us to the Winchester, Virginia area where we were able to recover her body."
Russell Ebersole owns Aberdeen Acres Pet Care Center where the accused to say their dog Maddie was brutally treated.