CHARLES TOWN, W Va. - With just days until November 4th, it's crunch time and the candidates are breaking out all the stops to rally support. "When's the last time the Speaker of the House came to Charles Town, West Virginia? Ever? Ok," said Republican Alex Mooney , candidate running for West Virgina 's 2nd Congressial District. United States Speaker
Hagerstown , MD - The City of Hagerstown hosted a special benefit concert Wednesday evening to help low income locals with the high costs of living. City officials say Hagerstown is a community that has always valued helping their neighbors, and to support their neighbors the city hosted a local concert and raised money through an auction and ticket sales
WINCHESTER , Va. – Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34th District) spoke to a packed room Wednesday morning. “My voice doesn’t sound much better than this, but if I’m not losing it at this point in the campaign, we aren’t working hard enough,” joke the Republican Party nominee for Virginia ’s 10th congressional district. The crowd needed no convincing of Comstock’s qualifications.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, W.Va. - The general election is less than a week away. In Jefferson County, the race for sheriff is on between candidate Steven Sowers and current sheriff, Pete Dougherty. Sheriff Dougherty has been in office since March of 2013 after being appointed to replace Bobby Shirley, when he resigned from office. Dougherty previously worked in the county's court
FREDERICK, Md. - A man that was pulled over in Frederick was arrested for allegedly robbing the Susquehanna Bank on Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown on Wednesday. The suspect, identified as Francis Simmons, 41, of Warren, N.J., was pulled over on Interstate-70 eastbound near Route 180 in Frederick at about 2:45 p.m. According to Maryland State Police, Simmons was driving a black
WHAG NEWS - Check out this week's Kidscaster, Sophie Wilson! Sophie is home-schooled and is in the fourth grade. Her favorite subject is math and her favorite color is blue. She has two cats and a brother named Ethan.
WAYNESBORO , Pa. - An 11-year-old Waynesboro girl who is battling a rare genetic disorder is defying all odds. Arianna Venetta has hundreds of tumors in her body due to tuberous sclerosis complex. Although the tumors are not cancerous, they cause severe seizures, pain and memory loss, among other symptoms. Doctors initially told Arianna’s mother Bridget that she would not
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - Businesses around Washington County got a surprise visit from county officials, as a thank you for being a thriving business in the area. "I think it is great - I was really surprised," said Earl Gross, owner of Sam Tooma & Son. "We are bringing them a certificate from the county commissioners, expressing our appreciation for
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - For the fifth year in a row, Wilson College in Chambersburg voted to not increase tuition rates. The Vice President for Enrollment, Mary Ann Naso, said it's all about the students and their families. "Nationally, there's great complaints about the cost of higher education, so what Wilson is committed to is a commitment to our families, our
FREDERICK, Md. - After a lengthy investigation by the Frederick County Bureau of Investigations, Kris Franklin Jeffers, 57, was arrested and charged with ten counts of possession of child pornography on Tuesday. According to court documents, Jeffers illegally uploaded 14 sexually inappropriate images of minors to his Microsoft SkyDrive account. A cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited
WHAG NEWS - On election day, West Virginians will see a new constitutional amendment on the ballot - a tax exemption for nonprofit youth organizations. Gary Hartley, the director of community and governmental relations for the Boy Scouts' Summit Bechtel Reserve, joined our noon newscast to tell us about the amendment.
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - Officers with the Frederick Police Department responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident on Route 40 at Route 15 just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The accident involved two vehicles in the westbound lane of Route 40. Officers say one driver, identified as Jose Antonio Castaneda, was pronounced dead on the scene, and the other
JEFFERSON COUNTY, W.Va. - A firefighter had to be rescued after falling nearly 75 feet down a cliff in the National Park area of Harpers Ferry Tuesday night while battling a large brush fire. Rescue crews were able to reach the firefighter and begin treating him. Bradley Fritts, the incident commander with the Bakerton Fire Company, said the scene was clear
HAGERSTOWN , Md. - After much discussion and weighing resident concerns, the Hagerstown City Council unanimously approved amendments to the city's teenage curfew during their Tuesday night meeting. "I'm very relieved. Very relieved. It's been much needed for some time," said Councilmember Penny Nigh. It's a change that Councilmember Nigh has been pushing for months. She believes raising the curfew
FREDERICK, Md. - 57-year-old Kristopher Jeffers of Frederick was charged with ten counts of possession of child pornography. The Frederick County Bureau of Investigation conducted an investigation after a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children last year. At Jeffers's home in the 6700 block of Overton Circle , computers with child pornography were found. Jeffers was
EMMITSBURG, Md. - Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a Valero gas station in Emmitsburg on Monday night. At about 9:40 p.m., a male suspect walked into the store on South Seton Avenue, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office. He showed a knife to the clerk, and then locked the clerk in a separate room while
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - When Donna Hamilton went to cast her ballot during early voting, she was shocked to see her Republican vote switched to Democrat. “I could not believe it,” Hamilton said. “When you pushed down you could see the little red ‘X’ appear under your finger, but when you lifted your finger it would pop up to the
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A Hagerstown woman and avid animal lover is turning her house into a haunted house, all for a good cause. Judy Reese will be holding the 25th annual and final haunted house to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. It will be held at her home at 8 Wittier Heights in Hagerstown. Anyone who enters the
HAGERSTOWN , Md. - Something new has been added to the Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown. Tuesday marked the official grand opening of a new exhibit called "Target Maryland," sponsored by WHAG and the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). It has inspired millions of visitors nationwide, and this time, Hagerstown was next in line. With drug addiction and heroin being one
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa . - A new initiative in Franklin County is trying to improve access to fresh foods for low-income residents. The Franklin County Gleaning Initiative runs under the South Central Community Action Program. It works to collect produce from local farms that would otherwise go to waste, and gives it to the hungry.The initiative launched in July as