CUMBERLAND, Md . - There's a very active structure fire on Grand Avenue in Cumberland. Dispatchers with Allegany County say they got the call around 3 a.m. for a fire, believed to be a fire at a family duplex type home. They say they're not sure at this time if anyone was inside at the time, and no word on
HANCOCK, Md . - Accents of pink filled Hancock High School Wednesday evening as the student body and athletic booster club hosted their first "Volley for the a Cure" volleyball tournament, an event benefiting breast cancer research. "We decided this would be a way to not alone involve our student body, our staff and members of the community because we
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Young professionals, the leaders of tomorrow, was the main theme at the "Generation Next" seminar this afternoon in Hagerstown. The event brought to light local industry, particularly the construction business and its importance in the four state area. Jamie Kline, a board member of Associate Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the president of RDC Inc., a local
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg woman and her two sons are collecting winter coats to give to the homeless people in the area. This is the third year that Amanda Sonday has organized the coat giveaway day. Her mission is to help homeless people cope with the cold winter weather. Working with the Martinsburg Rescue Center, Sonday has collected coats
WINCHESTER , Va. - In an effort to balance an $882 million budget deficit in Virginia, Governor McAuliffe is proposing budget cuts equaling $92.4 million from the 2015 fiscal year budget for executive branch agencies. “The total shortfall in the new interim forecast is projected to be $2.4 billion,” said Governor McAuliffe, at a press conference in Richmond last week.
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - The natural gas industry is growing, and so is the amount of waste it generates. There's also an increasing problem with disposing of that waste, and even talk of using the LCS landfill in Hedgesville for that purpose. "Pennsylvania has put a moratorium in dumping this radioactive fracking waste into their landfills," said West Virginia Senator John Unger. "West Virginia
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - The Sheetz in Shippensburg can now sell beer again, more than two months after sales were temporarily halted by an appeal. The Sheetz had to stop selling beer in August because the Civic Club of Shippensburg filed an appeal. However, a Cumberland County judge’s recent ruling restored the Shippensburg Sheetz’s liquor license, which it first obtained just
WHAG NEWS - Check out this week's Kidscaster, Aspen Blackmon! Aspen is 11 years old and is a fifth grader at C.W. Shipley Elementary School. His favorite teacher there is Mr. Gilberston, and his favorite subject is science. His favorite color is gold, and he has a dog named Krissy.
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - Soon, Frederick County will welcome Blaine Young or Jan Gardner to lead the area as county executive. On Wednesday afternoon, the candidates debated the county's top issues at the Rotary Candidates Forum. The topics, selected by the Rotary Club of Frederick, touched on leadership capabilities, finance management and economic growth. Gardner, the Democratic candidate, focused on
HAGERSTOWN , Md. - In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Meritus Health took part in the 2014 Designer Cup Challenge. Community members submitted their most creative bra designs in preparation for Thursday night's live auction event. "People make bras for us to auction off to raise money for women who cannot afford mammograms," said Andrea Garnand, technical
BALTIMORE - A man accused of robbing four gas stations in Maryland and stealing a car was sentenced Wednesday to more than 13 years in jail. Joshua Payne, 21, of Mount Airy, Md. received a 164-month sentence, plus three years of supervised release, after facing charges of robbery and using a firearm during a robbery. According to his plea agreement,
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services, a business in Frederick is making a voluntary lamb recall. Nearly 30,000 pounds of lamb products from E&B’s Natural Way are being recalled after the USDA says the company did not present its meat at the U.S. border, warranting a Class I recall. “Class
BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. - Early voting began in West Virginia on Wednesday, and voters will have till November 1 to cast their early ballot. The Chief Deputy of Elections in Berkeley County, Bonnie Woodfall, said early voting is all about the voters. "It was to give more people the opportunity - 'I can't get out on Election Day, I work someplace and I
CUMBERLAND, Md. - The Cumberland Police Department has arrested a man wanted in connection to an assault and stabbing that happened on September 19. Christopher Balderson, 32, is suspected of assaulting two people at a business on the 200-block of Virginia Avenue. According to police, the first victim said Balderson approached him from behind and "struck him several times with
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The Boys and Girls Club is set to launch their latest project in Washington County on Saturday, dedicating a new facility in Noland Village. The ceremony will include games, giveaways, food and a ribbon-cutting featuring Mayor David Gysberts and the city council. The community raised nearly $2 million for the project. The club, whose mission is to
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police arrested two men, one a resident of Martinsburg, on Tuesday after finding 9.6 grams of crack cocaine and over $3,000 in cash in an apartment on West King Street. Robert McDowell, 43, of Martinsburg is being charged with possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to deliver crack cocaine. Another man, Alonzo Borgery, 39, of New
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - Community leaders and business people gathered early Wednesday morning to hear from the candidates for Washington County Commissioner. Eight candidates, consisting of Brian Beall (D), Ron Bowers (D), Paul F. Miller (D), Terry Baker (R), John F. Barr (R), Jeff Cline (R), LeRoy Myers (R) and William Joseph Wivell (R), were present for the forum at
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Police have confirmed that the M&T Bank on East Baltimore Street in Greencastle was robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday morning. They say the incident happened shortly after 11 a.m. Police believe a white male in his 20's took an undisclosed amount of cash after entering the bank with a handgun, and then fled the scene on foot.
FRONT ROYAL, Va. - The town of Front Royal's request for voluntary water conservation from local residents has been lifted. As previously reported, the town's water treatment plant has been reporting below average water levels on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. In September, the levels dropped below 400 cubic feet per second, forcing officials to enact voluntary water
FREDERICK, Md. - A car accident on Route 40 in Frederick has caused a power outage at the intersection of Willowdale Drive and West Patrick Street. Around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police say one car veered off the roadway and hit an electrical box that controls the traffic lights at the intersection. They believe that two cars were involved in