HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A Boonsboro man was arrested late Thursday night for allegedly shooting at a home in Halfway. According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Dillon Humphrey, 24, is believed to have fired numerous shots at a truck parked in the driveway of a home on the 11200-block of Hollywood Road. They also say that bullets struck the home
ALLEGANY COUNTY, Md. - An Allegany County high school teacher is behind bars, and charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student. Bart Mazer, 42, of Frostburg was indicted by a grand jury for third degree sex offense. The teacher from Mountain Ridge High School turned himself in to the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit on Friday.
FREDERICK, Md. - The controversial waste-to-energy incinerator project was struck down Thursday evening by the Frederick Board of County Commissioners. The future of the $386 million construction project hung in the balance as the public got to weigh in on whether the contract and permits to build the waste-to-energy facility should be cancelled. "Although it has been called a waste-to-energy
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg have identified the man killed in Thursday evening's accident as Marvin "Curt" Brashear, 50, of Chambersburg. The accident happened in Greene Township on Cumberland Highway (Rt. 997) at the intersection of Scotland Main Street just after 5 p.m. Troopers say a car driven by Brett Taubel, 21, of Shippensburg, swerved into
HAGERSTOWN , Md. - Drunk driving is deadly. But now that small amounts of marijuana have been decriminalized in Maryland , police are concerned that driving high could become a big problem as well. "Marijuana is a very dangerous drug. It does impair your ability to perceive time and distance correctly," said Senior Trooper Billy Talbert, a Drug Recognition Expert
WASHINGTON COUNTY , Md. - According to the Maryland State Attorney’s Association, Washington County has the highest DUI conviction rate in the state. The State Attorney’s Association’s Annual Impaired Driving Report for 2013 states that Washington County had a DUI conviction rate of 89.7 percent. “The statistics measure our success rate. We're not the jurisdiction with the most cases or
GARRETT COUNTY, Md. - For the past 10 years, Garrett County's High School robotics team, Team 1629, has won countless regional and state competitions . On Thursday, one of Team 1629's creations was used to help third graders with their math lessons, and it's also helping kids overseas. Team 1629 , officially named "Garrett Coalition," started in 2005, and now it consists of
FREDERICK, Md. – On the third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society promotes the Great American Smokeout, a nationwide opportunity to quit smoking - with some moral and emotional support thrown in. “It’s really to support people who smoke and give some energy to others to go tobacco-free,” said Katie O’Connor-Jenkins, the Cigarette Restitution Fund manager at the Frederick
THURMONT, Md. - A man responsible for the death of a two-year-old pleaded guilty on Thursday to first-degree child abuse resulting in death. Raymond Brittle is facing up to 40 years in jail for abusing young Robert Watkins to death in September of 2013. Brittle was the unofficial step-grandfather of the child. "The Medical Examiner's office in D.C. said that
WINCHESTER, Va. - A man was arrested late Wednesday night after stealing a woman's vehicle from her driveway and leading police on a car and foot pursuit. Officers from the Winchester Police Department responded to the 600-block of Dunlap Street in Winchester just before 11 p.m., after a woman heard her black Ford Explorer starting up and leaving her driveway.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Developing ways to make Washington County a healthier place was the objective of the Healthy Lifestyle Summit hosted by Heal of Washington County. Organizations came together to determine the best approach for the community to adopt a healthier lifestyle, but they said it first has to start with a change of culture. "We have to face the
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. - Jeffrey Miles was convicted Thursday of killing Waynesboro teenager Angie Daley in 1995. Miles was sentenced to life in prison for the crime, and he's already serving a separate life sentence for killing another woman. As the family cried tears of joy, Miles showed little remorse, as he asked the judge "is that all you got?"
FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Community Action Council held a Open House and Resource Fair in recognition of hunger and homelessness awareness. Wednesday's event was aimed at helping the homeless, hungry and disadvantaged people living in Frederick. Officials talked to residents, informing them about different homelessness services and affordable housing programs in the area. This is the first year that
WOODSTOCK, Va. - A Woodstock woman pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of first degree murder for the death of a 20-month-old boy. Nicole Miller, 27, was also charged with capital murder, which could have resulted in the death penalty. She was accused of child abuse and child endangerment after her boyfriend's child died from severe injuries in June of
WHAG NEWS - Chef Scott Anderson, from Shepherd University, stopped by WHAG Morning Show on Thursday to share some tips for Thanksgiving: •Plan ahead. Prep as much as possible in the days ahead of the meal (cold prep first, rolls, then prep to be cooked and served, then last minute items that require fresh preparation such as tossed salad) •Set
WINCHESTER , Va. -The city of Winchester has been working to revitalize the downtown area to help boost the local economy, and Wednesday night they held an open forum to get the public’s opinion on their latest project. Their current idea is to transform the Winchester Towers in Old Town into an event complex and conference center, to bring in
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. - A car accident victim was flown to York Hospital after a serious crash on Buchanan Trail East in Franklin County around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The roadway had to be shut down, according to 911 dispatchers, to allow a chopper to take the patient to York Hospital. We do not yet know the nature of the
HAGERSTOWN , Md . - For the past two years, Jay Gantz has been looking for a full-time job, and he recently found one thanks to Crystal 's Closet Outreach Ministry. "It was a blessing. It wasn't like going to your temp services - it was something you just walked into and you felt welcomed," Gantz said. "There was some
ALLEGANY COUNTY, Md. - A two-car collision closed the eastbound lane of National Highway on Wednesday night. That roadway has since reopened. Around 6 p.m., deputies from the Allegany County Sheriff's Office responded to the intersection of National Hwy. and Vale Summit Road for a reported vehicle crash with injuries. The investigation revealed that a car driven by 70-year-old Helen
MIDDLETOWN, Va. – At the "Legends in Leadership" presentation, sponsored by Lord Fairfax Community College’s Workforce Solutions , keynote speaker Art Jackson talked about how to motivate yourself and your employees, especially in times of distress. "I talk about personal leadership principles you need in order to manifest your intended level of greatness, especially when you've got situations and circumstances