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Pact Extended For Western Md. State Hospital

Maryland’s public health agency says it has extended a contract to manage a state-owned hospital for the chronically ill in Hagerstown for six months.



2 Stabbed During Fight At Maugansville Home

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says two men have life threatening injuries after a fight during a party at a home in Maugansville.



Md. Man Rescued After Being Stuck In Yard For Days

Fire officials say a Sharpsburg man was rescued from his front yard, where he was stuck for days after falling off his porch.


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Man Stabbed In Neck In Hagerstown

Authorities say a man has been stabbed in the neck in Hagerstown.



School Bus Avoids Collision In Md., 14 Injured

Hagerstown police say more than a dozen students suffered minor injuries when their school bus driver stopped suddenly to avoid a collision.


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Inmate Found Hanging At Detention Center Dies

The Washington County sheriff says a Hancock woman found hanging at the county detention center has been declared dead.


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Western Md. Man Fatally Shot; 3 Seen Leaving Scene

Police in Hagerstown are reporting the fatal shooting of a man at his home on Linwood Road.



Woman Killed When Tow Truck Hits Tractor-Trailer

Maryland State Police say a woman was killed when a tow truck hit a tractor trailer she had been riding in and threw her into a guardrail.


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New Technology Park Planned Near Hagerstown

An economic development group says it has purchased 173 acres for a technology business park in the Hagerstown area.


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W.Va. Man Charged With Shooting Ex-Girlfriend

A West Virginia man taken into custody after a seven-hour standoff in Hagerstown has been charged with the attempted murder of a former girlfriend.


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Boy Playing With Lighter Causes Md. House Fire

Fire officials say a 6-year-old boy playing with a lighter caused a house fire that sent his grandparents to the hospital.


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86-Year-Old Man Injured In Fire

Fire officials say an 86-year-old man has been injured in a house fire in Hagerstown.