Why Do We Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that is celebrated on February 14th each year. It is a day to express love and affection, typically through the exchange of cards, flowers, and gifts. The holiday has its origins in ancient Roman times, and it is named after Saint Valentine, a martyred Christian saint who was known for performing secret marriages for soldiers who were forbidden to marry.

Police Log News – 1/29/23 to 1/30/23

1/30/23

Burglary (Commercial), S Potomac Street, Hagerstown
Robbery, Randolph Ave, Hagerstown

1/29/23

Burglary (Residential), Oak Hill Ave, Hagerstown
Disorderly Conduct, Summit Ave, Hagerstown
Motor Vehicle Theft, S Prospect Street, Hagerstown
Assault, S Locust Street, Hagerstown
Weapons Violation, S Cleveland Ave, Hagerstown
Disorderly Conduct, S Potomac Street, Hagerstown

When Innocence is Sacrificed: The Consequence of Plea Bargains

Plea bargaining is a common practice in the criminal justice system where defendants agree to plead guilty in exchange for reduced charges or a lighter sentence. While plea bargaining can help to speed up the process of resolving a case, it can also result in innocent people being forced to accept a guilty plea. This happens when prosecutors use the power and resources at their disposal to push defendants into accepting a plea deal, regardless of their actual innocence.

Police Seek Public Assistance In Identifying Suspect Allegedly Involved In Three Commercial Burglaries

Mount Airy, MD News (1/24/2023) – Police are seeking the identification of a suspect allegedly involved in three commercial burglaries.

Washington County Property Owners Along Proposed Civil War Rail Trail Could be Impacted by Brunswick Line Study

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (1/29/2023) – The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has released a new report, The Brunswick Line Study Technical Report, which proposes reopening the former B&O line in Washington County and utilizing the entire corridor previously proposed for the Chesapeake and Western Rail Trail (CWRT), potentially impacting Washington County property owners. No mention of the proposed CWRT is present in the Brunswick Line Study Report.

Drug Kingpin Sentenced for Role in Criminal Organization that Distributed Large Amounts of Fentanyl

BALTIMORE, MD News (1/26/2023) – Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown today announced the plea and sentencing of Darvin Kevin McCoy, 36, of Odenton, Maryland, on charges including drug kingpin and supervision of a criminal organization, which relate to a long-term investigation into a fentanyl distribution ring that was operating in Howard County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County.

Local Artist Michael Maginnis to Showcase Latest Collection in Pop-up Exhibition

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (1/26/2023) – Local artist Michael Maginnis is set to showcase his latest collection of art in a pop-up exhibition titled Luminant Compendium. The two-day event will take place on March 10th and 11th at Suite 121 of the Mulberry Lofts on 22 North Mulberry Street.

Pfizer Research Director Reveals Plans to Mutate COVID-19 Virus for Profit

In a shocking video released by Project Veritas, Pfizer Director of Research and Development, Strategic Operations, Jordon Trishton Walker, can be heard discussing the possibility of the pharmaceutical company mutating the COVID-19 virus in order to preemptively develop new vaccines.