WHAG NEWS - Happy first birthday, Ella Mae Miller. This little one was born one year ago to proud parents, Jessica and Bobby!
WINCHESTER , VA - The Winchester Medical Foundation had its ninth annual Pink Ribbon event, to highlight a new cancer facility and congratulate survivors. Golden Globe Award winning, and two time Emmy nominated actress, singer, and motivational speaker, Anna Jillian, was there to greet the guests, and shared her own thirty year recovery story from breast cancer. While the event's
ALLEGANY COUNTY, Md. - According to the Allegany County Sheriff's Office, Carl Ruby, from Bedford, PA, was killed after falling out of the bed of a pick-up truck Thursday. Officers were called to the area of Pea Vine Run Road in Cumberland after Ruby fell from the bed of the truck. Officials say he was attempting to hold down straw and
FREDERICK, Md. - According to a recent report by the National Retail Federation , spending in March showed a considerable improvement compared to colder months. Local shop owners in Downtown Frederick say they bore the brunt of the storm. "It seemed to always snow or have bad weather or cold temperature drops on Saturdays and on weekends, which really hurt
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - In the last three years, May's restaurant has seen two robberies at their Route 355 establishment. “They broke in the building through the back window,” recalled owner Douglas May, of one of the robberies. “They stole a whole bunch of liquor.” Arrests were made in both cases, but the incidents speak to a larger issue. “We've
MIAMI, OK.--- The Phil Beta Lambda Fraternity at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami recently visited Tulsa. The students were tested in different areas of business, accounting and networking. The fraternity placed in 12th of the 15 competitions that they entered.
WASHINGTON - Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has confirmed that he is dating a lobbyist who works for Airlines of America. According to a report from Politico , he started seeing Shelley Rubino last summer. We reached out to Shuster's office, which provided
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Officers with the Hagerstown Police Department said an aggressive suspect who attempted to break into a home died in custody early Friday morning. Officers were called to the 400-block of North Prospect Street around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday. The caller reported that a man had attempted to break into her house and was stumbling outside of her
FROSTBURG, Md - For the third year in a row, Frostburg State University is featured in the Princeton's Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges for the 2015 school year. From locally grown foods, to energy saving buildings, to climate action plans and sustainability-focused degrees, FSU has several factors on why it made the list for the fourth time. FSU's Sustainability
FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. - The deputy involved in the fatal April 3 shooting at a residence on Gregory Place has been identified as Brian Thomas. Thomas has been with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office since July of 2010. He is currently on administrative leave. Officers were initially called to the home after reports of a domestic disturbance. The man who
WARREN COUNTY, Va. - The Virginia State Board of Elections has decertified an electronic voting system due to security concerns. According to the State Board of Elections, the WINVote equipment, made by Advanced Voting Solutions, can no longer be used in elections across the Commonwealth. Warren County is among the thirty localities in Virginia that uses the touch screen software.
FREDERICK, Md. - It was one of the worst biological attacks in U.S. history. Anthrax-laced letters sent through U.S. mail killed five people and sickened 17 others. The FBI believed Dr. Bruce Ivins to be behind the attack, but nearly 14 years later there are still some doubts. "I haven't seen the evidence that would indicate he had anything to
FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. - An overturned tractor-trailer shut down Route 50 eastbound Friday afternoon. The single-vehicle accident occurred about a mile south of Gore around 2:35 p.m. The driver of the tractor-trailer was extracted from the vehicle and was transported to Winchester Medical Center with moderate injuries. Virginia State Police are investigating the cause of the accident. The roadway is
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A fire on the 400-block of Beaver Creek Road caused approximately $35,000 worth of damages to a residence Friday morning. Firefighters from departments in Funkstown, Halfway, Hagerstown City, Long Meadow and Maugansville responded to the call around 5:47 a.m. The State Fire Marshal discovered that the fire originated in the basement, but the cause is still under
CUMBERLAND, Md. - Cumberland Police and C3I have teamed up to locate a suspect who is wanted for firing shots at two people near Spring and Elm Street on Thursday evening. Officers from several agencies responded to the call around 5:29 p.m. Investigators interviewed witnesses who indicated that a verbal confrontation occurred before any shots were fired. Witnesses told investigators
CUMBERLAND, Md. - The Cumberland Police Department arrested a man for numerous charges Friday morning around 1:30 a.m. Police responded to a call on Third Street at Grande Avenue that reported possible drug activity in the area. Officials at the scene said they spoke to several witnesses until they located a man acting suspicious by hiding something in his mouth.
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - Maryland State Police in Frederick said one person was killed in an accident on Route 40 early Friday morning. Police responded to a single-vehicle accident just after 2:15 a.m. where a car was in a ditch off of Route 40 West at Pleasant Walk Road. Troopers said the driver of the car, identified as Corey Hall,
CUMBERLAND, Md. - Officers with the Cumberland Police Department are searching for a suspect after shots were fired during an argument Thursday evening. They say at just about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, they were called to Spring Street near Elm Street for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they say several witnesses reported two men were involved in
FREDERICK, Md. - A recovering heroin addict, former Baltimore County Drug Czar, Mike Gimbel, says a lot has changed in his city since the 1970's. “Baltimore City has been the heroin capital for 50 years,” said Gimbel. “We have a lot of heroin addicts there. But now, most of the deaths from heroin are not from the city, they're from
FREDERICK, Md. – Property owners in the city of Frederick could see a three percent increase in water and sewer rates come July 1. Mayor Randy McClement proposed the rate hike in his FY 16 budget as a way to help finance water and sewer related projects in the city. By 2017, Frederick’s wastewater sewer plant must be in compliance
MARTINSBURG, W.Va - The Governor's Highway Safety Program put forward a grant to help bring awareness to drivers who text or talk while driving throughout the state of West Virginia. Patrolman with the Martinsburg Police Department , Stephen Dopson, said for the nearly two years he's been with the department he's seen it all, especially when it comes to distracted drivers.
WINCHESTER , Va. – Nearly 100 kindergartners in Winchester , Va, explored the Abrams Creek Wetlands Preserve, learning about plants, animals and wetland habitats. Shenandoah University students developed the program as part of their environmental education course. "I learned about insects. They might change into something and they live in the water under rocks," said Bella Larrow, kindergarten student at
HAGERSTOWN, Md - Last year, Hagerstown received a Main Street Maryland designation and now, officials are finally ready to kick off the community effort to revitalize the city. The Main Street Maryland program provides communities with support for economic planning, marketing, promotions and more - all to help strengthen the area. There are more than 20 Main Street communities in
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - After a few hours of deliberation from the jury, the verdict was on its way. Dennis E. Streets, a former captain with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, sat next to his attorney, B. Craig Manford, with his family behind him - waiting. "My stomach was in knots," Streets said. "Just all kinds of emotions were running through
FREDERICK, Md. - As the weather gets nicer, more people are looking to spend their time outside and Frederick residents will soon be able to enjoy some of the major improvements made to Carroll Creek Park. The project that began in the 1970s is nearing completion. The $15.8 million second and last phase of Carroll Creek Park is on track
ANTRIM TOWNSHIP, Pa . - The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a theft of over 130 gallons of diesel fuel from a tractor-trailer on Tuesday evening. The theft occurred sometime between 6 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. at a gas and service station on John Wayne Drive. An unknown suspect or suspects stole the fuel from a tractor-trailer that was parked
RICHMOND, Va. - Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the appointment of a Berryville woman to his administration on Thursday. Ashley Hardesty, a dairy farmer at her family owned business Harvue Farms, will serve as part of McAuliffe's Virginia Agriculture Council. The Commonwealth Health Research Board and University of Virginia and Affiliated Schools Board of Visitors also received new members. The new appointees will
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - For a two-time U.S. Olympian, setting goals and reaching them is nothing new. It's something the now head coach of the University of Maryland's wrestling team has strived for his entire life. “Anything is possible, I wasn't the best kid when I started wrestling, I wasn't the most successful kid, I wasn't the strongest, I wasn't the
MIDDLETOWN, Va. - Officials in Frederick County responded to a fire around 10:15 a.m. on the 200-block of Ogden Lane Thursday morning. According to the Middletown Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company Chief Henry Shiley, a mobile home was declared a total loss by the fire, and one nearby was damaged. "I arrived on the scene, we had heavy fire coming
CUMBERLAND, Md. - The Office of the State's Attorney for Allegany County announced that a Cumberland man was sentenced to eight years for felony theft on Thursday. James Law, 48, was arrested in August 2014 for robbing a residence on Cumberland Street. Law sold some of the jewelry stolen in the robbery to a local business on Greene Street. A
HAGERSTOWN , Md. - For decades Pretzel & Pizza Creations has called Downtown Frederick their home but now they're growing and restaurant owners say they're opening their second location in Downtown Hagerstown. And it's all thanks to the Pop-Up Shop events hosted by the Downtown Movement in coordination with the City of Hagerstown 's Economic Development Department. Since these events,
MARTINSBURG, W.Va.- Back in 1999, Kay Barkwill met a girl named Lindsey Connelly who had gone through surgery for a cancerous tumor on her brain stem at just 8 years old. Prior to that, Lindsey loved to ride horses, and Kay was determined to get Lindsey back on a horse. "She died July 2nd of 2006," Barkwill said. "We never
FREDERICK, Md. - Making history in Frederick Wednesday, County Executive, Jan Gardner, presented her 2016 budget under the county's new charter government. “There are no tax increases,” insisted Executive Gardner. “Property tax rates will remain the same, income tax rates will remain the same - that is 88 percent of our budget, so that's pretty stable.” The day was historic
WHAG - Wednesday marked 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater. It's no secret how rich the four-state area is in Civil War history. Although, many people might not know the direct impact the assassination had on several local residents. WHAG 's News Director Mark Kraham has more on how
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - After three years of legal disputes between firefighters and the Borough of Chambersburg, an agreement was made to reinstate a terminated firefighter. According to the agreement, Scott McNew is cleared to return to the Chambersburg Fire Department in a minimum of two weeks. McNew was fired in 2012 for writing letters discouraging firefighters from responding to alarms
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - He spent decades enforcing the law. But now, the tables have turned. Dennis E. Streets, a former captain of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department, was in court on Wednesday facing charges of embezzlement and fraudulent scheming. According to an indictment from a grand jury in October, he allegedly took over a dozen guns worth about $5,000 from
FREDERICK, Md. – “Out of 180 schools days, 60 of [my daughter’s] days are spent testing,” said Cindy Rose, a Frederick County Public Schools mom and vocal opponent of standardized testing. “That’s a lot of testing.” Rose believes state and federal administered testing has no practical use for her two FCPS students. Her fourth-grader, Ben, has special needs. Her seventh-grader,
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa - The "Schools that Teach" website shows residents the school district funding increase through Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed budget. For the Chambersburg Area School District, the increase is close to $2 million. Officials said this will help with a looming $2 million budget deficit. "Whether the revenue goes up or the district expenditure goes down, that is an
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The murder trial for a man accused of shooting and killing another man in 1995 continued in Franklin County Wednesday. Johnny Foster is facing a first-degree murder charge for killing 18-year-old Freddie Brumfield. The murder allegedly stemmed from a disagreement over money. On Wednesday afternoon, three witnesses took the stand including an alleged eyewitness that told police
BERRYVILLE, Va. - If there's one thing the Virginia Insurance Counseling Assistance Program (VICAP) wants you to know about Medicare, it's that Medicare is not a welfare program. "I find some people don't want to sign up and take advantage of their Medicare benefits because they think it's a welfare program, or they think that they they're taking away from