HAGERSTOWN, MD News (June 6, 2023) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is proud to announce the appointment of Michelle Gordon, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), as the Acting County Administrator. This decision comes following the retirement of the previous County Administrator John Martirano, and the Board of County Commissioners is confident in Michelle’s abilities to lead the county during this transition period.
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Maryland State Police Warn Public About Possible Phone Scam Fraud By Police Impersonators
Maryland State Police are warning residents to be aware of a phone scam involving police impersonators that is currently active in Maryland.
Sheriff Jenkins files motion to sever trial from Robert Krop, alleges signed similar letters for other firearm dealers
FREDERICK, MD News (6/1/2023) – In a high-profile fraud case currently underway in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, defendant Charles Austin Jenkins has filed a motion to sever his trial from that of co-defendant Robert Krop. The motion, filed by Jenkins’ legal counsel, requests the court to separate the trials of the two defendants on the grounds of potential prejudice and conflicting defenses.
Ritchie History Museum Grand Opening to Showcase Rich Legacy of Fort Ritchie
Cascade, Maryland News (6/1/2023) – The much-anticipated grand opening of the Ritchie History Museum is set to take place on June 9th, 2023, marking a significant milestone in preserving the legacy of Fort Ritchie and honoring the contributions of World War II veterans. The museum, located in the heart of Cascade, aims to educate the public about the historical significance of the fort and its impact on the local community and the nation.
Hagerstown’s Unsung Role in the Space Program
HAGERSTOWN, MD – While many local aviation enthusiasts are familiar with the Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, fewer know the importance of the aircraft and its contributions to the space program. The Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar is primarily thought of as a military transport aircraft, but it also made a significant contribution to the United States’ space program and the Corona spy satellite program. Manufactured in Hagerstown, Maryland, the C-119 played a critical role in the successful retrieval of the exposed film canisters dropped from the Corona satellites.
Maryland State Police Hosting State of Maryland Career Expo
Maryland News (6/1/2023) – The Maryland State Police, in partnership with other State of Maryland agencies, are hosting a Career Expo, set to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the Maryland State Police Training Academy, located at 6852 4th Street in Sykesville, Maryland.
Suspects in murder of 15 year old were in country illegally, ties to MS13 gang
FREDERICK, MD News (6/1/2023) – Following the arrest of five suspects in the murder of a 15 year old boy in Frederick, Designated Immigration Officers (DIO) within the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office 287(g) Program placed an Immigration Detainer-Notice of Action, form I-247A, on all five noncitizens illegally present in the United States. ICE lodges detainers on individuals arrested on criminal charges who ICE has probable cause to believe are removable noncitizens.
FPD Charges 5 Suspects in Death of Missing 15-Year-Old
FREDERICK, MD News (5/31/2023) – On February 25, 2023, family members of 15-year-old Limber Lopez Funez contacted the Frederick Police Department to report him as missing. The teenager was entered as a missing person and detectives with the Major Crimes Unit were assigned to locate Lopez Funez that same day.
Hagerstown Man Arrested for Attempting to Sell Venomous Snake in Violation of Maryland Law
HAGERSTOWN, MD News (5/30/2023) In a recent incident, the Natural Resources Police in Washington County arrested a Hagerstown man for attempting to sell a venomous snake in direct violation of Maryland state law. The individual, identified as 36-year-old Joshua Lee Roberts, now faces legal consequences and a maximum fine of $1,000.
Good Sleep is Key to Heart Health
Sleep is crucial to your heart health and your overall health, said a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The study, published on Feb. 15, 2023, found that adults 45 and older who fall asleep at different times and don’t sleep a regular number of hours per night are at higher risk for hardening of the arteries and heart attack or stroke.