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Police: Hagerstown Man Confessed To Strangling Stepdaughter

A man has confessed to strangling his 17-year-old stepdaughter and concealing her naked body, Hagerstown police said in court documents released Friday.


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Police: Baby Boy Dies After Mother Hits Him With Van

Maryland state police say a 1-year-old boy died after his mother accidentally struck the child with a van in the driveway of their home outside Hagerstown.


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Man Sentenced To 8 Years After Burglary With Girlfriend

A Hagerstown man charged with forcing his way into a home last October was sentenced to serve eight years in prison.


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Trial Delayed For Man Accused Of Abusing Infant Daughter

A Hagerstown man charged in with causing serious injuries to his infant daughter in 2013 was granted a continuance in Washington County Circuit Court.


Lt. Gov. Boy Rutherford takes his oath of office inside the Maryland State capitol.

Regional Summit On Heroin Abuse Focuses On Western Md.

Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford is bringing a task force on heroin abuse to western Maryland.


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No Bail For Woman Accused Of Killing Her Former Roommate

A prosecutor says a man whose decomposing remains were found in a Hagerstown apartment died of asphyxiation and was wrapped in blankets and trash bags.


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Man Paralyzed During Attempted Robbery Given 8-Year Sentence

A Frederick County man paralyzed during an attempted drug-related robbery in Hagerstown, which left one person dead, has been sentenced to 8 years in prison.


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Schizophrenic Man Going To Hospital For Killing Grandparents

A western Maryland man is getting psychiatric care instead of prison time after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree murder for stabbing his paternal grandparents.



Washington County Chess Academy Builds Focus, Confidence

On any given Sunday, many kids can be found lounging at home playing video games, watching TV or playing with friends, but for one group of children, weekend afternoons have been spent learning the game of chess.



Police: Man Dies In Custody, Taser Used During Arrest

Police in Western Maryland are pledging to investigate a man’s death during an arrest. He died after being tased by officers, who say he had broken into a home with four young girls inside.


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Ex-CFO Of Burglar Alarm Firm Gets 20 Years For Embezzlement

The former chief executive officer of a burglar alarm firm is returning to prison for failing to repay nearly $1 million he embezzled.



Rep. Delaney Meeting With Veterans In Western Md.

Congressman John Delaney is visiting Hagerstown to meet with military service veterans.