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.

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.

Washington County Veterans Memorial Garden hosts moving Joint Veterans Council event

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (5/30/2023) – Today the Washington County Veterans Memorial Garden at Marty Snook Park served as the solemn backdrop for a heartfelt Joint Veterans Council event. The gathering brought together approximately 35-40 individuals, including government officials, veterans’ organizations, and members of the community, all united in honoring the sacrifices of the county’s servicemen and women.

Police Investigating Homicide at Jonathan Hager House

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (5/26/2023) – On 5/26/23 at about 5:50am, Officers of the Hagerstown Police Department responded to the Hagerstown City Park at the Jonathan Hager House for a report of a deceased person. A 37 year old female from Hagerstown was located inside a stone alcove beneath the porch of the house. She was pronounced deceased at the scene and the incident is being investigated as an apparent homicide.

Marylanders Can Expect Increased Law Enforcement for Memorial Day Weekend

MARYLAND News (5/26/2023) – Maryland State Police will bolster enforcement efforts over the Memorial Day weekend to prevent dangerous driving behaviors and save lives as more motorists are expected to travel this holiday.

Fifteen Indicted in RCI Prison Contraband Conspiracy Involving Drones, Hospitals, and a Staff Member

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (5/25/2023) – Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown today announced that fifteen people have been indicted in three different prison contraband conspiracies in connection to inmates at Roxbury Correctional Institution (RCI) in Hagerstown, Maryland. The investigation unveiled a sophisticated criminal network that employed drones, a correctional officer, and a hospital, allowing the distribution of dangerous drugs, including fentanyl, and a wide array of contraband such as cell phones, tools, and other illicit items.

Repeat Offender Arrested for Maryland Ave Shots Fired Incident

Hagerstown, MD News (5/25/2023) – On Wednesday 5/24/23 at approximately 3:50pm, Officers of the Hagerstown Police Department responded to the area of W. First St and Maryland Ave for a report of multiple shots fired. Officers recovered numerous shell casings in the area and learned that 2 structures in the 900 block of Maryland Ave were hit along with 5 different vehicles. There were no reported injuries.