| Mar 19, 2012
| 6:11 PM
Nine people were arrested and police seized an AK-47 assault rifle, four handguns, marijuana and other drugs at an Albert Street residence Sunday night in Martinsburg, according to court and jail records.
Brandy R. Koontz, 23, and Brandon L. Watson, 28,...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 11:55 AM
A Smithsburg woman charged with administering a fatal drug overdose to her boyfriend last year entered an Alford plea to an involuntary manslaughter charge Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court.
Judge Daniel P. Dwyer sentenced Chasity Dawn Kline,...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Fourteen members of a suspected prescription drug trafficking ring, accused of obtaining more than 13,000 painkillers through fraudulent prescriptions, were arrested Wednesday, the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation reported.
The roundup marks the...
| Mar 29, 2012
UPDATE: The U.S. Marshals fugitive task force in Yakima arrested Dane Hayes Thursday afternoon. They located him based on information provided by a WMW viewer tip called into Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.
Officers say he had stepped up his number of...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 3:40 AM
Dr. Gregory A. Hayes, of Port St. Lucie, was arrested on nine counts each of trafficking oxycodone and prescribing practitioner fraud for inappropriately writing prescriptions so his wife could get drugs, reports TCPalm in Stuart.
His wife, Kristen...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 2:33 PM
When William Gunn sought medical care for his pit bull-Labrador retriever mix Smokey on a Sunday morning, one of her front paws was bleeding uncontrollably. The family's regular veterinarian was closed that day, and he didn't know where else to go, so...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:19 PM
While Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) High School seniors Tamar Sparks and Kayla Munday thought the defense attorney “stood up to the court really well,” his client “should have stayed in jail.”
Sparks and Munday were among about 450...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:26 PM
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (KTLA) -- Orange County sheriff's deputies have arrested a woman for allegedly helping a healthy 86-year-old Laguna Niguel man commit suicide.
Elizabeth Barrett, 65, is accused of helping Jack Koency, a World War II veteran, kill...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 6:55 PM
My mom died last night, after being diagnosed with lung cancer in December 2010. Below is the gist of an obituary my wife and I put together, but I want to comment for a second, actually, about dying.
She did it perfectly.
When doctors told her about...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 3:58 AM
Activists: Syrian troops launch major offensive in suburb of capital Damascus
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian troops are attacking a suburb of the capital Damascus in what they described as one of the most violent campaigns since the year-old...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 2:15 AM
“There aren’t enough treatment centers and yet there’s a pharmacy on every corner.”
That’s how one mother of a teenage addict described what an Associated Press analysis has unveiled: a prescription drug problem so huge...