FREDERICK, Md. - For about a week, the members of the 185 for Heroes run, have biked or run about a marathon a day. "It's therapeutic," said SFC. Jeremy Rausa, who ran the first two days then switched over to biking after sustaining a leg injury. "It's also for a great event. I appreciate that we're giving back to vets."
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - A set of business owners in Washington County had a special reason to celebrate today. A locally-owned tech management and services company, WPS, Inc., held a fundraising celebration to honor their 40th year in business. Washington County delegate Neil Parrot attended today's celebration, which included food and music. During the event, WPS, Inc. presented Girls Inc.
FREDERICK, Md. - Newborn sheep, piglets and calves are getting a warm welcome into the world at the 152nd Great Frederick Fair. It’s something fairgoers are flocking to see. 10 piglets born this week are now on display for all to see. “After the first one was born there was a big one in there that had trouble coming out,
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. - As truck traffic increases on Interstate 81, transportation officials are looking for ways to minimize congestion and keep the highway safe. One of the main issues that stems from having more trucks on I-81 is the lack of parking spaces for truck drivers. Under federal regulations, truck drivers are required to stop driving after a certain
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - A former youth soccer coach could spend up to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to soliciting sex from a minor. John Michael Hejduk entered the guilty plea Thursday in a Washington County Circuit Court. Along with prison time, he will have to register as a sex offender. As we've reported, on February 5,
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man on the Eastern Panhandle's Most Wanted List has been tracked down and arrested. Elan Bell-Veney, 28, was wanted for the stabbing of five people at the Shipwrecked bar in Martinsburg on June 27. He also violated his federal probation for having a firearm with an obliterated serial number. A U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force found
WINCHESTER , Va. – The Winchester Police Department (WPD) spent Tuesday night preparing for “what if,” by helping local residents know what to do if they ever find themselves in an active shooter situation. “Why we would educate the public on such a scary and terrible thing? Because the more education that we can do to better prepare our citizens,
WILLIAMSPORT, Md. - The town of Williamsport is hosting its first ever Wellness Day on Thursday. Town officials have been working towards putting a "Wellness Trail" in Byron Memorial Park for the past four years and with a grant of $30,000 later, it's here. Cyndi Powell, Williamsport Event Coordinator, said the completion of a new walking trail is going to make a big difference when it comes
WINCHESTER, Va. - The Winchester Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred just before 1 p.m. at the United Bank on Valley Avenue. The suspect walked into the bank, showed his gun and demanded money. He then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen heading east on foot. There were four employees
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The funeral for Corporal Bryon Dickson of the Pennsylvania State Police was held Thursday. He was gunned down last Friday outside the police barracks in Blooming Grove in northeast Pennsylvania. Dickson was killed and another trooper was critically wounded in the ambush attack. Police are still searching for his killer. Troopers from all over the area are
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The Maryland State Police are taking food donations all September for Hunger Action Month. Thursday morning, Lt. Michael Fluharty of the Hagerstown barrack collected non-perishable food donations at Martin's Grocery store. All donations are going to the Maryland Food Bank. Last year, the Maryland State Police raised more than 150 tons of food, and right now, they
WHAG NEWS - Fifteen elementary school students from West Virginia have been selected as winners of the 2014 "When I Grow Up" essay contest, sponsored by SMART529. The children were selected out of more than 3,000 total entries from all over the state. Each student is winning a $500 SMART529 WV direct account, and an additional $4,500 was awarded to
FREDERICK, Md. - All lanes have reopened after an accident on I-70 east bound near I-270 south bound Thursday morning. Troopers with Maryland State Police in Frederick say the accident happened at about 5:30 a.m. when a motorcycle crashed into a passenger car. They say the man on motorcycle was airlifted to shock trauma in Baltimore for injuries to his
SHEPHEDSTOWN, WVa. - Wednesday was Constitution Day, and one local university hosted a special lecture to talk about the significance of this federal holiday. Shepherd University held their 10th annual Tom E. Moses Memorial Lecture on the U.S. Constitution Wednesday evening. The talk was given by special guest Clay Risen, an author and editor for The New York Times. Risen's
BALTIMORE, Md. - A Hagerstown man and sex offender was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release, for possessing child pornography. Austin Portner, 55, has already served prison time in the past. He was convicted in 2002 for having sexual contact with a 10-year-old, and was released from jail in 2009. Maryland State
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - It's a grand slam for Orioles and Nationals fans, as both teams clinched their division Tuesday night. The wins secured a playoff spot for both teams. The Orioles defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2, while Washington shut out the Atlanta Braves, 3-0. This is Baltimore's first AL East title win since 1997, and for Ernie Finniff, he
WHAG NEWS - Check out this week's Kidscaster, Peyton Miller! Peyton is eight years old and is a third grader at Potomack Intermediate School in Martinsburg, W.Va. She likes green and plays on a travel soccer team.
CRESAPTOWN, Md.— Calvary Christian Academy is continuing to rebuild after floodwaters raged through parts of Cresaptown in June. School administrators say the cleanup process has been successful and want to share their thanks to the hundreds of people who helped out. The flood that destroyed much of the Academy on June 12 created about $250,000 worth of damage. "There was
HAGERSTOWN , Md. - Inside one small thrift shop in Hagerstown, the door never stops opening and closing. Meritus Medical Center's "Repeat Performance Thrift Shop" celebrated its 10th anniversary Wednesday. However, it is not your average thrift shop. In fact, it is one of the hospital's largest fundraisers. "The money goes towards scholarships, hospital equipment. When a newborn baby leaves
FREDERICK, Md. - The annual Celebrity Harness Race at the Great Frederick Fair was Wednesday, a rare chance to compete locally in a harness race. The Great Frederick Fair is one of only two fairs offering harness racing in Maryland. “It's a mixture of excitement, but I have to be real - I'm a little bit nervous too,” said Dr.