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  • 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…

  • 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…