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  • Police: Man dies in custody, stun gun used during arrest

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died in police custody after officers used a stun gun as they arrested him during a break-in call. Hagerstown police say officers responding to a 911…

  • Ex-CFO of burglar alarm firm gets 20 years for embezzlement

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The former chief executive officer of a burglar alarm firm is returning to prison for failing to repay nearly $1 million he embezzled. The Herald-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/1yy3CO ) that 55-year-old Curtis…

  • Film festival opening in Hagerstown, Md.

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A film festival in Hagerstown is growing. The city’s fourth annual Maryland International Film Festival opens Thursday night for a three-day run. More than 70 films will shown at venues that…

  • Philly band joins symphony orchestra in Civil War concert

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Philadelphia Big Brass Band and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra are teaming up in Hagerstown for a pair of unusual concerts with a Civil War theme. The concerts Saturday and Sunday…

  • Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run allegedly was texting

    HAGERTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police say a woman was texting behind the wheel when her car struck and killed a bicyclist near Hagerstown in January. Twenty-four-year-old Nadine Rager (RAG’-er) had her bond set at $10,000…

  • New Museum of Firefighting History to open in Hagerstown

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A new museum about the history of firefighting is preparing to open in downtown Hagerstown. The Herald-Mail (http://bit.ly/18217XY ) reports the First Hagerstown Hose Company Museum of Firefighting History will open…

  • Theater in western Md. marks 100th year with renovation

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Supporters of the performing arts in Hagerstown are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the renovated Maryland Theatre. The Herald-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/1CorGi2 ) that the venue reopened Thursday after a $1.5 million…

  • Western Md. company plans chain of movie theaters

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Hagerstown company says it plans to open a chain of movie theaters under the name Warehouse Cinemas. Privately held High Rock Holdings LLC operates Leitersburg Cinemas, a first-run theater near…

  • Skull saved from auction isn’t from Civil War, experts find

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Smithsonian Institution anthropologists are throwing dirt on the notion that a human skull saved from an auction last year belonged to a Civil War soldier. The Washington Post reported in Friday (http://wapo.st/1FdStRz…

  • Road conditions improving in western Md. after winter storm

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say conditions have greatly improved on some major routes in western Maryland after a winter storm, but some roads may still be snow or ice covered. State police…

  • State trooper hurt as armored truck hits cruiser along I-70

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland State Police trooper is recovering from injuries he suffered when an armored truck skidded into his cruiser and another vehicle parked along eastbound Interstate 70 near Myersville. Police say…

  • W.Va woman convicted in crash that killed Maryland girl

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A West Virginia woman faces up to a year in jail for knowingly driving an uninsured vehicle in a crash that killed a 5-year-old Maryland girl. Thirty-four-year-old Karen See of Ranson,…

  • Hagerstown man arrested after road rage incident

    WASHINGTON – A Maryland man faces multiple criminal charges after ramming the back of another car causing a crash and then a fight on Interstate 70 east of Hagerstown Friday afternoon. Maryland State Police say…

  • CD in pawned laptop leads to charges in Md.

    David James Montgomery was arrested Thursday and faces four child pornography charges that carry a total maximum sentence of 35 years in prison.

  • Trial ordered in death of man found in burning car

    EVERETT, Pa. (AP) — The attorney representing a Maryland man charged in the shooting death of a man whose body was found in a burned-out car in south- central Pennsylvania says his client maintains that…