GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police say Greencastle residents, Heather Jean Jerin, 41, and Serena Samantha Harne, 28, allegedly sent pornographic photos of themselves to multiple teenage boys at Greencastle High School. Troopers say it happened over nearly a year, from July 2014 - April 2015. The two women allegedly sent photos and videos to multiple sixteen and seventeen year old
FREDERICK, Md. - According to officials with the Frederick Police Department, officers made spice and alcohol-related arrests Friday night. Lloyd Chappell Jr., 34, and Paul Craig Scott, 52, were issued criminal citations for possessing spice and were released from the scene at the intersection of Carroll Creek and South Market Street. Heather Lynn Sinclair, 42, was arrested for carrying open
CUMBERLAND, Md. – A traffic stop by the Cumberland Police Department resulted in an arrest of the driver for allegedly owning drug paraphernalia and the passenger for an unrelated warrant out for his arrest. Police say Tanya Kay Hartman, 40, from Cumberland was stopped just after 11 a.m. Friday, when she reported executed a traffic violation. According to police, a
WINCHESTER, Va. -- The election for Winchester’s Commonwealth Attorney will be held this November, and residents tell WHAG why this heated race to determine who will win the position is so important to the city. "The position of Commonwealth's Attorney is a very critical position for the city as the point person for the criminal justice system, for protecting victim
HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- A new Arts and Entertainment Trail will connect Hagerstown's downtown city center with the cultural area of City Park on the southern end. Traveling from Antietam Street to Summit Avenue in City Park, runners, cyclists and tourists will be able to enjoy a wide variety of art on the trail. Budgeted at about $1.9 million dollars, Rodney
HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- Online court documents show that the mother of a child who police said was handcuffed and beaten for eating a piece of birthday pleaded not guilty to murder and various child abuse charges. On Thursday, Oriana Garcia, 26, entered a not guilty plea for second-degree murder, first-degree child abuse resulting in death, first-degree child abuse resulting in
FUNKSTOWN, Md. -- A local gun store in Funkstown, Antietam Firearms, brought in so much revenue, the business required a bigger building that holds more inventory and better keeps up with sales. Last year, the gun store doubled their sales. The store's co-owner, Parker Bandy, said that's a huge accomplishment for a gun shop. "We were crowded in the old place.
FREDERICK, Md. – An estimated 300 Potomac Edison customers were left without power late Friday morning after a small taxiing airplane hit a guide wire supporting a nearby telephone pole. “A call went out from emergency communications this morning around 11,” said Capt. Steve Schultz, with the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services (DFRS). “A small aircraft struck
ANNAPOLIS , Md. - This week, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan reached a new point in his battle against cancer - hair loss. During a recent press conference, Hogan made his first public appearance with the new look. "Other than the Kojak look - or I look like Pitbull, somebody like that - my hair is different, and I'm a little
FREDERICK, Md. – U.S. 15 north will hopefully be a little less congested, thanks to a new project from the State Highway Administration (SHA). The department announced their plans earlier this week to tack on an additional lane to the highway between Motter Avenue and Md. 26 (Liberty Road). “This project is all about reducing traffic gridlock and improving safety,”
WINCHESTER, Va. - - A Winchester woman was in court on Friday after being arrested for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from her workplace. Bond was set at $5,000 for Rachelle Heflin, 37, who was directly indicted on 37 embezzlement, forgery and identity theft charges. Police said she was arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing more than $25,000 from Allied Cash
WINCHESTER, Va. -- A local attorney proposed a zoning ordinance change to the Winchester City Council during Tuesday’s work session. The change would allow builders in the city to increase the resident capacity for both multi and single-family housing by increasing the maximum capacity for planned unit housing developments from 18 units per acre to 27. Housing developments eligible for
FREDERICK, Md. -- After months of lengthy and heated debates among city officials in Frederick, the quarterly 3 percent water rate increase goes into effect August 1. The increase is intended to pay off the city's water and sewer related debt. City officials said most of the money collected from the water increase will fund the state mandated upgrade to
FREDERICK, Md. -- A driver of a vehicle involved in an accident on Interstate-70 eastbound was flown to shock trauma in Baltimore Friday afternoon. Maryland State Police said the driver was traveling in the slow lane of I-70, just before exit 55 when their vehicle's rear was struck by another car. This caused the first car to spiral into the
HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- It seems like the Washington County community may be taking steps in the right direction to improve health, as a local personal training business recently expanded their operation and facility due to success in the area. Experiencing rapid growth is nothing new to Fitness Revolution co-owner and health lover Chad Smith. Aside from lifting kettle bells and
MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- Swimmers will be permitted to reenter the lake at Cowans Gap State Park on Saturday, after three confirmed cases of norovirus caused the park to be shut down for 10 days. On July 18, the park was shut down after 95 people reported symptoms that were consistent with norovirus. The Department of Health said three of these
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HARPERS FERRY, W. Va. -- Debris and ashes still fill the air after last week's fire. U.S. Senator Shelly Moore-Capito saw the aftermath Thursday afternoon when she met with the Mayor and town council members. Local business owners say the fire caused nearly $4 million in property and inventory damages. "It's hard to imagine, reacting in the middle of the
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - - Montgomery Elementary School has an eight legged problem that will not seem to go away. Brown recluse spiders have found a home within cracks, crevices and walls in the school and officials say their bite can cause muscle deterioration in humans. School officials say the fist spider was found in the school’s kitchen in 2014. In
FREDERICK COUNTY , Md. – The Director of Frederick's Parks and Recreation Department, Roelkey Myers was fired by the city, according to Alderwoman Donna Kuzemchak. His termination comes after investigations into the Clustered Spires Golf Club. The city is conducting their own personnel investigation, while the police department is investigating financial and procedural practices. As the director of Parks and
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - - The Hagerstown Regional Airport ranked in the top 10 percent in total jobs and business revenue among 35 publicly-used airports in the state of Maryland in 2014, according to the economic impact study by the Maryland Aviation Administration that was released in early July. Ranked second in most categories, including overall jobs among 35 airports, the
FREDERICK, Md. – The newest member of the Frederick police force took command Thursday morning. Chief Ed Hargis, 51, now oversees 144 officers and 48 civilians, in a city made up of an estimated 67,000 people. It's a tall order but community outreach is among Hargis’ top priorities. “Community relations and law enforcement today is an absolute,” Hargis said. “We
BERRYVILLE, Va .-- A lateral pipe on Main Street broke on Wednesday, causing the town of Berryville to lose 30,000 gallons of water. The town's manager, Keith Dalton, said the pipe was galvanized, which he said played a role in the break. "What has happened is [the pipe] deteriorated over time and has broken," Dalton said. He said galvanized pipes,
FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. -- A grand jury indicted a man in Frederick County, Va. Circuit Court Thursday afternoon for allegedly raping a woman while driving her home from work. Robert McMullen Jr. was arrested on March 3 and is scheduled to be in court next on October 23.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa -- After collecting mosquito samples in Franklin County since May, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection discovered positive samples of West Nile virus in the area. "There have been eight total positive West Nile virus samples out of the 170 that were collected and tested," said Brandon Cwalina, press aide, Department of Environmental Protection. Those mosquito samples
WINCHESTER , Va. -- Hundreds of high school students and their families are touring Shenandoah University 's campus as part of Virginia Private College Week. "At 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. all week long, and at 9 a.m. only on Saturday, every private school in Virginia is offering a session, so families know they can go school to school, there
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A new Fine Wine and Good Spirits store opened in Waynesboro on Thursday. The new store boasts a wide selection of more than 1,500 wines and 860 spirits. Previously, the closest liquor store to Waynesboro was 15 miles away. The Fine Wine and Good Spirits store welcomed costumers on Thursday with a free wine and cheese tasting.
WILLIAMSPORT, Md. — A group of international students were in the area this week, but they weren't just sight-seeing, they were volunteering to help improve local communities. Otterbein United Methodist Church hosted 20 Bejing students and 5 teachers. The program was put on by the National Relief Network to assist in improvement projects for the C&O. “Win-win situation. The students
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Three four-state residents pleaded guilty to their roles in a drug trafficking operation that was uncovered by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force during a 41-person drug bust last month. Craig Rhodes of Chambersburg, 46, James Faircloth of Martinsburg, 35, and Roma Bland of Martinsburg, 37, pleaded guilty to heroin distribution charges in a
HAGERSTOWN, Md. – Rocky’s Pizza on Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown is closed after a fire Wednesday night. Dispatchers in Washington County say they got the call for a commercial building fire in the Old Orchard Shopping Center just before midnight. A total of 54 firefighters helped put this fire out within a half hour. Crews from Halfway, Funkstown, Williamsport, and
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The Hagerstown Community Garden is an outlet for citizens and groups around the city to become involved in a great summer outdoor activity – gardening! Early Thursday morning Meteorologist Stephanie Sine met with Colin Ploscaru, president of the garden operating committee to find out more about the project. “The Hagerstown community garden is a piece of property
FREDERICK, Md. -- The City of Frederick is addressing an exotic beetle infestation that's infecting trees throughout the 4State. “The Emerald Ash Borer has been around for about 12 years,” said Tom Rippeon, Arborist for the City of Frederick. “It originated up in Michigan and has been making its way down south through about 22 states.” The Emerald Ash Borer
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The tension was high Wednesday night as community members discussed an ordinance that would ban discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, according to Andrew Schneider, executive director with Fairness West Virginia. "It's about making sure that such discrimination doesn't happen and that people feel welcomed and included in their own towns and communities," said Schneider. City
MARTINSBURG, W. Va . -- After serving our country, many veterans come home fighting a different war - one against chronic physical, emotional and even mental pain. It's a battle that doctors say can lead to dependence on painkillers. "What we've found is that opioid therapy has become problematic for patients," said Jay Sandy, nurse practitioner. "They tend not to
FREDERICK, Md. -- A teenage girl was rescued on the Monocacy River Wednesday night, according to police. Police say the girl was on an island under the bridge on I-94. Officials say they don't know why she was out there or why she was alone. Her parents reportedly called 911 just before 10 p.m., saying their daughter told them the
FREDERICK, Md. -- One person was flown to a burn center in Baltimore after a house fire in Frederick Wednesday afternoon. Fire officials say 20 units were dispatched to the 5700 block of Jefferson Blvd. just before 3 p.m. Officials say two adults and a child were home, but haven't released which of the three was flown to the Bayview
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. -- Despite extensive search efforts by investigators, officials said on Wednesday that it is not likely that the weapon used in the fatal attack against a Korean couple will be recovered. Deputies took suspect, Song Su Kim, 30, to the scene of the crime earlier this week with the hopes of relocating the weapon, but were unsuccessful
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. – Charging documents detailing theft schemes at Clustered Spires Golf Club indicate that more than $14,000 was allegedly stolen from the club by a former employee. Court records show that Donald Frost, 50, faces four felony charges in connection with his time as general manager of the city-owned golf club. The charges have a maximum sentence of
FRONT ROYAL, Va. -- The town of Front Royal plans to use solar power to keep electric bills low, and officials are hoping the switch will help boost the economy. "[For] high energy users, this is a really attractive place to come," said Bret Hrbek, a councilman in the town of Front Royal. "We've eliminated a lot of the expenses,"
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa -- Finishing touches are being made to the cooling plant that will supply air conditioning to all of the buildings on Shippensburg University's campus. "We had some about 20 chillers, and each building had its own chiller and now, we have three here," said Lance Bryson, associate vice president for facilities management and planning. The new cooling plant