The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after a 72-year-old woman was found dead with a bag over her head and her hands bound.
FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick Police have arrested a local man for attempting to set a house on fire early Sunday morning.
Police say the man tried to hit them, broke a radio antenna off a police car, and then was subdued by police.
The fire marshal says one employee was inside the cleaners when the fire broke out and received minor injuries.
Event organizers say "Pizza Wars" is a good way for students to get more involved with the Chambersburg community.
The Johnson Controls plant in Waynesboro will be laying off more than 200 employees over the next year and a half.
Omar Martinez, an undocumented immigrant, has been wanted since June 2009 on a 2nd-degree rape charge, along with assault and sex offense charges out of Prince George’s County.
Four juveniles were involved in a single-vehicle crash around 6 a.m. Saturday. One of the passengers was critically injured.
Patrick Franklin Greene, 28, has been charged with first and second degree child abuse, and first and second degree assault of a three-year old child.
"And the popcorn tasted fine and everything," said Joanna Mullinix. "So I had no clue there was going to be something in there."
"He died three times, and now he's alive. T.J. is a fighter," said Debbie Haberkorn, T.J.'s mother.
The scammer, who went by the name Robert Green, gave Anna a secret password and told her that in order to receive her winnings, she needed to go to the store, buy a $500 prepaid card, and mail it to him.
Evan Lawbaugh, 30, and Joe Barclay, 59, are both from Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.
Fire officials responded to a small fire at the Yellow Springs Elementary School in Frederick Friday morning.
Officials with the United States Department of Agriculture were in Hagerstown Friday and talked about all things cattle and beef to more than 200 farmers.
The West Virginia legislature has passed a bill that would prohibit the possession of dangerous wild animals in the state.
“Things break a little easier when it's really cold, so when you have one car in your driveway and we have 100 in ours, we have a little bit more of a maintenance to do. So, it's been a very expensive winter for us."
The bill titled, Operation of Vehicle When Approaching a Tow Truck, passed Thursday and is an expansion of Maryland's Move Over Law.
Police announced on Friday they've obtained a warrant charging Timothy Virts, the girl's father, with murder after discovering Bobbie Jo Cortez, 36, dead inside her Dundalk home on Thursday.
More than 300 students in the county took judges back in time to tell the stories of the world's history in a unique way.
The blaze was reported around 7:54 p.m. Thursday night at a home on 14305 Barkdoll Road.
The bill passed in the Maryland House of Delegates Friday with a vote of 89 to 46 to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.
Police say Michael Angelo Jones is charged with beating and choking a woman in July 2011, after she had subpoenaed to testify against him in another criminal case.
Dr. Vaqar Choudry appeared in Washington County Circuit Court Thursday for a bond hearing on additional allegations of sexual misconduct with a child in 2012.
"Probably about a million dollars worth of loss between the club house and the maintenance facility, and equipment and pools and golf course accessories," said Wayne Watkins, director of the grounds.
Beginning spring 2016, high school seniors will see a different SAT exam that is designed to more accurately reflect their academic skills.
"There are quite a few farmers who want to put their farms into conservation easements, and having this grant is like a gift from heaven, because our tiny county can now turn around and say, ‘Yeah, we can pay you for that!’,"
From wood sculpting, to painting, a lot of the submissions were made in the center's workshop.
"We continue to drive this factory to be one of the most modern efficient engine and transmission factories in the world, and we in Volvo Group put a lot of effort into this factory," said President and CEO Olof Persson of Volvo Group.
“It offers a room for equality in our state and it's an incredible step forward for Maryland and the country as a whole,” said Frederick resident Kris Fair.
Four people were arrested at Frederick Courthouse Thursday, demanding fair federal review of Fracked Gas Export Plan.
Crews were called the 21000 block National Pike around 2:55 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Crews from Allegany, Mineral and Washington Counties responded.
Troopers say the tractor trailer overturned into the median near Showalter Road right by the airport, north of mm 9.
"It’s so important for us to know as a church, but as a broader community to know our history and to know about the dark parts of our history."
Officers arrested Dario Jonathan Matson, 25, of Frederick, Md., Wednesday and charged him with first and second-degree rape, first and second-degree sex offense, first and second-degree assault, and robbery.
Officers with the Winchester Police Department are warning residents about two phone scams targeting people in the area.
As the 2014 baseball season gets underway negotiations between the Hagerstown Suns and the city are at a deadlock.
The Franklin County Area Development Corporation predicts the new facility will indirectly create 1,000 additional jobs on top the 900+ jobs Procter & Gamble are already bringing in.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Dulles International Airport have arrested a Clarke County man wanted on animal cruelty charges.
A Frederick man is facing several charges including rape after police say he met an underage teenage girl online and developed a relationship with her.
Officials with PennDOT are advising drivers that northbound Interstate-81 in Franklin County will be restricted to a single lane on Thursday, March 6.
Two Berkeley Springs residents have been arrested after state police say they admitted to operating a methamphetamine clandestine laboratory out of their basement.
As part of Virginia's Tornado Preparedness Day, The National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management will be holding a Statewide Tornado Drill on Tuesday March 11th, 2014 for residents to practice what they would do during a Tornado Warning.
The call came in around 9 a.m. at the Bank of Charles Town on 9738 Tuscarora Pike in Martinsburg.
James E. Anderson III, 20, was sentenced to 15 to 50 years in prison in Berkeley County Circuit Court on Tuesday.
"We live in a very peaceful community here so that's tragic, that's what it is, it was a tragic incident. I don't want people to think bad of our county because this stuff doesn't happen here," said Jeff Todd, owner of Todd's Auto Body Shop in Greencastle, Pa.
Customers will be served a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
"I think that there would be nothing more horrifying than to get a Twitter or Facebook with your picture up there in a, how would you say, compromising position."
The incident happened on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in the 100 block of Rhode Island Court.
"I just think it's the appropriate thing to do," Edwards said. "People say well, if you make it 70, they're going to go faster, but that may or may not be a fact."
Police spoke with the 13-year-old victim, who said she met Elmer Edgardo Acosta, 21, of Frederick, on the social media website Facebook.
Ten snow days have been taken due to the inclement weather this winter, and the Washington County Board of Education met to discuss revisions in the school calendar.
Some Waynesboro students may soon be going to school on Saturdays with a seemingly relentless number of winter storms this year.
"Where they can come in and get a dress, a really nice dress, for a little bit of money and also with the proceeds being able to go to the Humane Society of Washington County, it's a win-win for everyone," Colombo said.
The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said the former deputy stole money from two gaming lottery machines at Ruby’s gaming parlor in December.
"It's a very special honor. We have many dairy farms in Maryland but to receive this puts them head and shoulders above the rest," said Leslie Hart, agricultural business development specialist
"I want everyone to do what they choose but I want an even playing field. I want all bars and restaurants with clean indoor air," said George Blough.
"The rooms were unoccupied,” said Lang. “And now that they're going in and checking the rooms to see if they are clean, they're noticing that these items are missing now."
Deputies arrested Corey T. Busche, 21, of Frederick, Md., on Friday, February 28, 2014 and charged him with second and fourth-degree burglary, and destruction of property.
"It humbles us that our customers are willing to stand in line for our product and when you see them bite into a nice hardy fastnacht and the expression on their face of enjoyment that’s what it’s about,” said Krumpe.
"No one should ever have to worry about losing their job or accessing safe and affordable housing simply because of who they are. We hope Maryland's fair-minded lawmakers will act on this critical bill quickly."
Fire and Rescue units from Frederick and Carroll Counties were dispatched at 3:52 a.m. to the 13600 block of Glissans Mill Road for the report of a fire.
Daylight savings time will begin in the early morning hours of March 9, 2014.
Members voted in favor of the bill 13 to eight. They say it's the first time since 2006 that a minimum wage bill has passed out of the House committee.
"This is going to save lives, it's going to save lives. It's going to save a lot of lives," said Shannon Moore. "And that is why I have to do what I'm doing."
The accident happened just before 6 p.m. on the ramp from southbound Interstate-81 to eastbound Interstate-70.
The House Economic Matter Committee is expected to vote on a bill Monday that would increase Maryland's minimum wage.
Blaise Sitchet, (Koming From Afrika) is determined to live his American dream and go to the Hollywood hills.
It's pothole season, and Chamersburg is trying to keep up with road maintenance as winter storms continue to pound the area.
Snow plowers, police officers, doctors and nurses are just some of the professionals who work around the clock despite extreme weather conditions.
"At this point practice makes perfect, we are to the point now that we can expect it and call out the proper resources we need to call out to make sure that we don’t have any accidents,” said Lt. Michael Fluharty, Maryland State Police.
“I wouldn't trade the seasons for anything, but the snow has been a lot this year and we're ready to get the spring on,” said Crystal Thompson, a Manager at OldeTowne Historic Landscape, Inc.
Even though the calendar says it's March, winter still has a firm grip on the four-state region.
Check out these two adorable adoptable pets in this week's Pet of the Week.
"This was very maliciously intentional towards this family and it was done with full knowledge of the dogs being in there."
Police say the victim told them Robert Staton began sexually soliciting her online when she was 15 years old.
Police say a vehicle and the motorcycle collided around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
"It kind of speaks for itself when you go from 8,000 square feet to 36,000 square feet. And those numbers alone, and the fact that we had officers almost sitting side by side, touching each other while they were trying to work and do their job."
Approximately 200 cycle riders registered to participate in the fundraising event. The event promoted fitness while doing a good cause.
Several fire companies responded to a multi-structure fire in Jefferson County, WV shortly after 1 a.m. at 522 Prospect Hill Boulevard.
A McDaniel College genealogist uncovers the history of black communities in Frederick County.
Some of the projects set for 2014 include transmission enhancements, building new distribution circuits, and replacing underground cables.
"I thought let me bring my, take that love of this kind of art and create a fundraising pin-up calendar that would in turn raise money to support these hospitals," said Gina Elise, Founder of the Pin-Ups for Vets.
"We certainly would do anything and everything we can to support fuel efficiency. Anything that has to do with fuel efficiency, we support," said Bowman.
Irvin Baker, 34, of Stephens City, Va., was taken into custody and charged with numerous traffic offenses, and fleeing from a law enforcement officer.
"No one wants to pay extra, and I think the city understands that," said Terry Bohan, Parking Committee member.
It happened around 1:34 p.m. on 14351 Tollgate Ridge Road.
Two Garrett County developers pleaded not guilty on Friday to an indictment accusing them of a $3.7 million bank fraud scheme.
A Jefferson County teacher is facing charges for allegedly choking a special needs student.
Several fire companies responded to a large fire at the Locust Hill Golf Club around 7:15 a.m. and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
A Harvard Medical School Study found that getting opioid painkillers from multiple doctors is common among Medicare patients.
"That happens quite often obviously that dealers aren't just located in Hagerstown. They could be dealing in Frederick or Cumberland or wherever."
The laparoscopic procedure at Allegheny General Hospital's Outpatient Surgery Facility repaired an abdominal hernia.
"The employment opportunities for our citizens, or Shenandoah counties, or anybody else has been great because in these times the jobs aren't as plentiful out there," said McEathron.
The Sheriff's Citizen Law Enforcement Awareness Program gives a look behind the scenes, as well as exercises using the firearms training simulator.
The real issue is the residents were unable to care for the animals, and even required a caretaker to check in on them because of health issues.
In Annapolis Thursday, a bill unanimously passed in the Maryland Senate that increases the penalties for second degree murder.
Natthew Norris, who has maintained his innocence for the past 14 years, claims the state's eyewitness in the case was not present when the victim, Sydney Bull, was shot and his body was burned.
As we've reported, the incident happened around 4:58 p.m. Monday, February 24, 2014.
At Wednesday night's school board meeting, officials voted to reinstate Shreffler. He will coach the team during the 2014-2015 season.
Court officials say Derrick Wayne Wells Jr., "Jo Jo", 24, of Martinsburg was sentenced to 87 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
Four juveniles in a 2003 Chevrolet were reported to be in an accident with suspicions of falling asleep at the wheel and not wearing seat belts.
"From when she was a little girl I would tell her. And we would all encourage her, don't let anybody tell ya because you're a girl that you can't do anything. So this doesn't surprise me," said John Ratcliff, Summer's father.
"It isn't just in some far off place or some big city, it is all over," said Congressman Wolf.
A Maryland lawmaker says he wants to save tax-payer money by limiting hotel stays for some legislators during the Maryland General Assembly's yearly session.
You could be able to buy school supplies costing up to $100 each during Maryland's tax-free week if a bill passes in the Maryland General Assembly.
Nearly two years after Shawn Shreffler's dismissal, support for his reinstatement is still going strong.
“It's amazing we get to represent West Virginia. I know our state is usually known for coal. People don't really think of robotics and computer innovations and this class is another way to bring that about."
Surveillance video shows two men who police say robbed the Petco on West Patrick Street in Frederick last Halloween, but what you don't see is perhaps the most frightening element of the crime.
No word yet if anyone was transported to the hospital, or the severity of their injuries.
Check out this week's Kidscaster, Coralee Newcomb!
With help from the community, students raised more than $3,000 for the organization's "Pennies for Patients" fundraiser.
Patti Saylor is one of three people in the country to take home the title. Saylor's son Ethan, who had Down syndrome, died last January 2013 while in the custody of three off-duty sheriff's deputies
Both women have been charged with several counts of obtaining oxycodone by forcing a prescription, knowingly obtaining oxycodone, and for passing a counterfeited prescription.
"And we really feel that through all this, these people are actually speaking from the grave. Help us. You know help us respect our existence."
For many in Guilford Township, the creation of Exit 12 south of Chambersburg on Interstate 81 has been a long time coming.
"Clarke County is very special, because we have a lot of properties in conservation easement,” said Secretary of the Board of Barns at Rose Hill Susi Bailey. “We're interested in preserving out land as well as our history."
City officials say the garden is intended to provide food for the area, make use of vacant or underutilized land, as well as provide a meeting place for residents of Hagerstown to work together for a greater cause.
People over the age of 21 would be allowed to have up to an ounce of marijuana, and grow up to six marijuana plants if the bills passes in the State House.
"There is an increase in need this year due to natural disasters, and a lot going on in the world of unrest," said Brockman.
Police say during the robbery two suspects tied up two store employees, assaulted one with a stun gun and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
The charges stem from an investigation into allegations reported to the Maryland State Police that Pavlicek asked the two girls via the internet to send him nude photos and to engage in sexual acts with him.
Units from Allegany and Garrett Counties responded to the scene around 6:49 a.m. on Clifton Terrace in Frostburg.
It happened around 4:58 p.m. Monday afternoon at the Golden Corral on Spectrum Drive in Frederick.
"We were very scared because she was panicking, and stopped and was whining and carrying on and we just figured she was getting too tired and wouldn't be able to make it out," said Ilavan Silvous, homeowner.
A day after the fatal crash involving 18-year-old Timothy Burdette, loved ones react to his sudden death.
Last July, an initiative called Destination ARTS! launched in Waynesboro. Now, months after its introduction, the project is still going strong.
Inmates of the Maryland Correctional Training Center said they're excited to start the program, and to also help restore Maryland's environment.
The opening ceremonies kicked off with a tribute to a former Hagerstown police officer, who was dedicated to serving the Special Olympics.
"Ellen (Taylor) has been a wealth of knowledge. She believes in our mission, and we're just moving forward with finding as many animals forever homes as possible," said Kirk Livers, marketing coordinator for the HSWC.
The Winter Olympics are coming to a close in Sochi, Russia but locally they are just beginning.
Jefferson County Commissioners met to talk about the upcoming budget and to get public input.
The Washington County Technical High School in Hagerstown was evacuated Monday afternoon after some minor issues following a power outage.
The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued the solid waste, air and water discharge permits necessary to begin for construction of a regional waste-to-energy project planned for Frederick County.
"Even though the person who passed away may of had some role in it, they didn't do it alone,” said Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Marc Abrams.
The 300 block of West Franklin Street was shut down Monday to investigate a smell at Ocella Worldwide Solutions.
Our Olympic Reporter Tim Kelchner has been covering the games and joined us with the highlights.
The sheriff's office says the dirt bike left the road, hit a pole, and then crashed into large tree.
It was warm on the mountain Sunday afternoon where people were competing all for a good cause.
PetSmart says a new, larger distribution center will open in Bethel, Pennsylvania in March, replacing their distribution centers in Hagerstown and Gahanna, Ohio.
Maryland State Police in Hagerstown say their preliminary investigation indicates a tire blowout had caused the driver of the tractor trailer to lose control of the vehicle.
It happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday at 226 East Franklin Street in Hagerstowm.
The winners were crowned Saturday evening at the largest and longest running water festival in the world in Berkeley Springs.
Marit Bjoergen is now the most decorated female athlete in Winter Olympic history by winning her 10th Olympic medal in the 30k cross country.
"They will get to know something about every department within the City of Frederick, what services are available and some of the constraints that some of the departments have."
Maryland State Police in Hagerstown say traffic had to be detoured for more than 12 hours onto the Route 63 ramp due to a tractor trailer accident along Interstate 70 eastbound.
Police say her truck went off the roadway, rolled over an embankment, and came to rest on its roof in a stream.
The patrons of Full Circle barber shop in Frederick, Md. reflect on their experiences in the city.
One way the commission hopes to make a difference is by making sure people are properly trained to interact with people with disabilities.
The Cub Scouts Pack 25, along with the American Heritage Girls, held their own high-speed derby on Saturday afternoon at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Martinsburg.