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  • Fire breaks out at Hagerstown Volvo plant

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Officials say a fire broke out in a decommissioned cooling tower at the Volvo Group Trucks plant in western Maryland, but was quickly contained. The Herald-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/1EkXI5U) that a Washington…

  • Man killed in early morning shooting in Hagerstown

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police in Hagerstown are investigating a fatal shooting in a neighborhood a few blocks north of the central business district. Spokeswoman Heather Aleshire says 41-year-old Antonio Mooney of Hagerstown died in…

  • EPA, 16 companies reach deal on cleanup of Hagerstown site

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with 16 companies for cleaning up the Central Chemical Superfund site in Hagerstown. The EPA said in a news release Monday that…

  • Police: Mother, 26, charged with fracturing infant’s skull

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A 26-year-old woman has been charged after police say she fractured the skull of her 3-month-old son with a baby bottle. The Herald-Mail (http://bit.ly/1JKo0Le) reports that Nicole Denette Sullivan faces several…

  • Infant dead after being found in Hagerstown bathtub

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A 10-month-old infant who was found unresponsive in a bathtub in Hagerstown has died. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/1VEBlhm ) reports that the body of Juliette Nicholson-Jackson has been taken to…

  • Farmer guilty on 5 counts of animal cruelty, gets probation

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A western Maryland farmer has been convicted of five counts of animal cruelty after animal control officers seized scores of cattle, goats and sheep from the farm near Boonsboro. Sixty-one-year-old Daniel…

  • Rape charges added against stepfather in teen girl’s slaying

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A grand jury has added rape to the charges facing a Hagerstown man in the slaying of his 17-year-old stepdaughter. Washington County State’s Attorney Charles Strong announced the indictment Wednesday against…

  • 5 months early, it’s Christmas in July in Hagerstown, Md.

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — If you love Christmas but hate winter, Hagerstown is your kind of place. The western Maryland city celebrates Christmas in July this weekend, starting Friday. The event in City Park features…

  • Police: Boy’s abuse escalated from slapping to handcuffing

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Jack Garcia was a challenging kid — smart, but stubborn and uncommunicative, especially in his early years, according to those who knew him. But by third grade, before his mother moved…

  • Court documents detail death of Md. boy beaten over birthday cake

    WASHINGTON — The mother and uncle of Jack Garcia have been arrested and charged with second-degree murder and child abuse, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. Oriana Garcia and Jacob Barajas were taken into custody…

  • 2 dogs die, 2 rescued in Hagerstown fire

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Two dogs have died and two others have been rescued after a Hagerstown home’s kitchen caught on fire. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/1FKXEWL ) reports that the fire occurred on Monday…

  • Washington Co. officials planning emergency drill at mall

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Washington County are warning residents they’ll be conducting an emergency exercise at the Valley Mall in Hagerstown this weekend and say residents should not worry if they see numerous…

  • Smoke in cabin forces emergency landing for Allegiant Air

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Passengers on an Allegiant Air plane that made an emergency landing minutes after taking off from St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport will soon be heading to their original destination in Maryland.…

  • Hagerstown man gets 5 years for robberies

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Hagerstown man who had been accused of robbing two victims at gunpoint on the same night, stealing a sneakers and bowling shoes among other items, was sentenced to five years…

  • Washington County got $63,000 for inmate anti-addiction drug

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Washington County Detention Center has been awarded a $62,700 state grant to help inmates overcome their addictions to heroin and other opiates. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/1BKuRRL ) reports in…