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  • 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…

  • Hagerstown man accused of killing teenage stepdaughter

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) _ A Hagerstown man has been charged with murder in the case of his stepdaughter. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/1HxVLRv ) reports 35-year-old Ernie Benjamin Chase was arrested after the body of…

  • Geocaching enthusiasts holding world convention in Md.

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The GPS-based hobby known as geocaching (jee-oh-CASH’-ing) is drawing enthusiasts to Western Maryland for what organizers call their annual international convention. The GeoWoodstock event begins Friday in Hagerstown City Park, then…

  • Police: 1-year-old boy dies after mother hits him with van

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland state police say a 1-year-old boy died after his mother accidentally struck the child with a van in the driveway of their home outside Hagerstown. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/1FnB4a4…

  • Deadline extended for Va. county, Suns to agree on deal

    SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — The Hagerstown Suns and Spotsylvania County have been given more time to agree on a deal that would bring the minor league baseball team to Virginia. The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1AigKHY )…

  • Trial delayed for man accused of abusing infant daughter

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Hagerstown man charged in with causing serious injuries to his infant daughter in 2013 was granted a continuance in Washington County Circuit Court. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/1S534G7 ) reports…

  • Sheriff: Man sent text message to friend after killing woman

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Investigators say a Maryland man who has been charged with shooting and killing a woman in front of his rural home sent a text message to a friend, confirming he had…

  • Schizophrenic man going to hospital for killing grandparents

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A western Maryland man is getting psychiatric care instead of prison time after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree murder for stabbing his paternal grandparents. A judge in Hagerstown found…

  • 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…