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Hagerstown, MD, United States

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Past articles by Stephanie:

Julie Orellana testifies at mercy trial

BERKELEY COUNTY, W. Va. (WDVM) — WDVM has been told that Julie Orellana has chosen to testify in her mercy trial. Opening statements began Wednesday. Orellana, 47, of Gerrardstown is on trial for the murder of her youngest daughter and attempted murder of her older daughter. A jury pool of 72 was whittled down on […] → Read More

Hagerstown man faces homicide charges after fatal crash

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — A Washington County man is facing multiple charges including homicide after a fatal crash in Hagerstown. Police say 29-year-old Ivan Canas was one of the drivers involved in the crash and also faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened Saturday […] → Read More

Martinsburg woman charged with child neglect

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (WDVM) — A Martinsburg woman has been charged with child neglect after three children were found home alone. Lacey Meikle-John, 31, is facing seven counts of child neglect. According to court documents, a maintenance man found the children in a home on Centre Street and filed a complaint. The man told police a […] → Read More

Jefferson Medical Center introduces new robot to help with knee replacements

RANSON, W.Va. (WDVM) — The Jefferson Medical Center announced a new robot to help complete knee replacements. ROSA, is a new robot that the Jefferson Medical Center has added to its team to assist with knee replacements. This new technology will assist surgeons with accuracy and efficiency while performing a total knee replacement. “Both Berkeley […] → Read More

Hagerstown Police arrest two suspects involved in shootings

Hagerstown, Md. (WDVM) — Police arrested two suspects wanted in connection with two different shootings in Hagerstown. Officers arrested Tyrell Davron Anderson, 39, and Hope Lynn Cashwell, 30. Anderson and Cashwell are facing multiple charges including illegal possession of a firearm. Investigators say a car and building were hit by gunfire over the weekend on […] → Read More

Animal rescue organization in Virginia holds its first volunteer day of 2020

WINCHESTER, Va. (WDVM) — An animal rescue organization in Virginia held its first volunteer day of the year. For the past seven years, John Netzel has committed his life to house animals that need it. “Animal welfare, animal rights issues and concerns are important to me, I’m vegan so that’s part of it,” John Netzel […] → Read More

Organization in West Virginia has a mission to help veterans

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (WDVM) — An organization in West Virginia has a mission to help veterans across the state during their healing process. “I will sit there and I talk to them. I tell them all about my four combat tours and everything. I’ve been in Iraq and Afghanistan, tell them what I have been through […] → Read More

Washington County man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — A Maugansville man pleaded guilty this week to the distribution and possession of child pornography as well as secretly photographing women. Dylan Bailes, 28, pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office began their investigation last year. An internet address linked to child pornography was traced […] → Read More

Cyber officials warn consumers about an uptick in Ransomware attacks

FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) — Just within the new year, cyber officials are warning consumers about an uptick in ransomware attacks. Cyber criminals are taking the new year by storm with tactful ransomware attacks. Not only do these criminals play on your fear, but they also have new targets like small business. “A local company that […] → Read More

Community Foundation of Washington County has $90k to hand out in scholarships

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — The Community Foundation of Washington County has $90,000 to hand out in scholarships. Foundation officials say this amount is higher than previous years and they strive to continue opening up different funds. This year there are a total of 90 scholarships for Washington County students that are preparing for a post-secondary […] → Read More

Cumberland man faces illegal drug and firearm charges

CUMBERLAND, Md. (WDVM) — A Cumberland man is behind bars after police raided his home following complaints of drug trafficking. 40-year-old Herbert Williams Junior was arrested and faces multiple charges including illegal possession of drugs and firearms. The Allegany Sheriff’s Office says they entered the home on the 12000 block of Williams Road Wednesday night. […] → Read More

Senate approves new USMCA trade agreement

WASHINGTON (WDVM) — In a vote of 89 to ten, the U.S. Senate has approved a new United States, Mexico, Canada trade agreement. This new agreement will rewrite the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico, replacing the 25-year-old North American free trade agreement, formally known as “NAFTA”, which tore down barriers and triggered trade. […] → Read More

Family and friends remember Riley Crossman on what would be her 16th birthday

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. (WDVM) — After the tragic death of West Virginia teen, Riley Crossman, family members are still searching for answers. Family and friends gathered at Berkeley Springs State Park to remember Crossman and celebrate what would have been her 16th birthday. Everyone held purple balloons and let them fly high into the air […] → Read More

Washington County Historical Society helps families make Christmas memories to last a life time

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — Normally, Christmas trees are full of decorations, some are hand made. The Miller House in Hagerstown spent the weekend making butter mold ornaments with any family who walked through the door. People were able to create their own heirloom made out of salt dough using the museum’s antique collection of molds. […] → Read More

Cause of Harpers Ferry train derailment under investigation

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (WDVM) — Crews in Harpers Ferry are picking up the pieces after a train derailment Saturday morning. The accident caused two rail cars to fall into the Potomac River. It happened near the Route 3-40 Bridge at Sandy Hook Road. Emergency officials say there were no spills or hazards in the water. […] → Read More

West Virginia woman accused of her child’s murder has status hearing

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (WDVM) — A woman from West Virginia accused of murder sat in a Berkeley County court room for a status hearing Thursday afternoon. Following allegations of killing her 8-year-old daughter and shooting her 11-year-old, Julie Orellana was indicted for murder, attempted murder, malicious assault and use of a firearm during a felony earlier […] → Read More

Salvation Army pushes through last week of Red Kettle donations

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — It’s common to hear jingle bells this time of year, but one jingle in particular are the bells rung by volunteers from the Salvation Army. Salvation Army volunteers dressed in red, brave the cold every year to collect donations. Red Kettle donations are the main source of income for all of […] → Read More

West Virginia man faces multiple charges following a shooting at a club

BUNKER HILL, W.Va. (WDVM) — A West Virginia man is facing multiple charges following a shooting at a club in Bunker Hill. 20-year-old Quentrell Lowery faces attempted murder charges after surveillance video shows him allegedly firing a gun. According to police, the shooting happened earlier this month at Elysium Club on Winchester Avenue. Investigators say […] → Read More

32nd annual Festival of Lights helps people remember lost loved ones

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — The Rest Haven Funeral Home celebrated its 32nd annual Festival of Lights. Family and friends filled the funeral home to listen to a live concert and light candles to remember their loved ones. This year, heavy rain kept 10,000 candlelit luminaries from being placed around the cemetery. Funeral home officials say […] → Read More

Fort Ritchie Community Center hosts 11th annual holiday craft bazaar

CASCADE, Md. (WDVM) — The Fort Ritchie Community Center hosted its 11th annual Holiday Craft Bazaar. The rainy cold weather didn’t keep people away from holiday traditions in Washington County. The event had over 70 vendors placed all throughout the building. Each table had something different to offer, from jewelry, to holiday ornaments and more. […] → Read More