| Dec 27, 2012
| 3:25 AM
The second winter storm in the Tri-State area within two days left 2.4 inches of snow and ice in Hagerstown on Wednesday and again played havoc on area roads, leaving dozens of crashes in its wake, officials said.
By Thursday morning, major roads were...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:21 PM
One change Washington County wants to pursue in the next state legislative session is how police officers may respond to calls for help.
Sheriff Douglas W. Mullendore has proposed that police from various agencies in Washington County be allowed to...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Concerns over Maryland’s new gay marriage law, money for a proposed public safety training center in Washington County and an “assault” on Maryland’s farmers through new environmental regulations were among the issues discussed...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:49 PM
The Baltimore City Detention Center had the nation's second-highest rate of sexual contact between jail staff and inmates, according to a U.S. Department of Justice study released less than a month after federal prosecutors accused corrections officers at...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 3:59 PM
A Hagerstown man will be sentenced this summer following his guilty plea in Washington County Circuit Court on Monday to charges of assaulting and exposing himself to a 5-year-old girl.
Devon Naeem Davis, 22, of 317 S. Potomac St., pleaded guilty to...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Willie Ray Wolfe, 54, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, April 29, 2013, at his home.
Born Oct. 29, 1958, in Allegany County, Md., he was the son of the late James Thomas and Lucy Belle Lewis Wolfe.
He is survived by his fiancée, Linda Maphis; one son;...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:05 AM
A phase-out of renewable energy subsidies for paper mills has cleared the Maryland Senate, though with a provision that guarantees the state's only paper plant in Allegany County would continue to receive payments underwritten by taxpayers....
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Legislation that would have phased out millions in ratepayer-financed subsidies for mostly out-of-state paper mills died in a House committee Friday, just a day after the Senate passed a companion measure.
The House version of the so-called "black...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:12 PM
In a move to open thousands of middle-class jobs to former offenders, the General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to legislation that would allow Maryland casinos to hire some people currently banned because of criminal records.
The Senate voted...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun-control bill is expected to undergo a long and heated debate in the House late Tuesday afternoon as delegates begin considering Maryland's first major piece of gun control legislation in two decades.
The state Senate in...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 11:48 AM
It's the old "fair share" argument, but this time it holds even less water than usual.
The Maryland State Education Association, the union that bargains on behalf of K-12 teachers throughout Maryland, wants to force all teachers — members or not ...