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February 19, 2019

A major weather system is moving in our direction. A winter storm watches and warnings are across Mid Atlantic, PA and Maryland. Wet, heavy snow and as much as a quarter of an inch of ice in some areas Wednesday. The National Weather Service said there is potential for “significant snowfall,” though warmer air moving in overhead sometime Wednesday afternoon or evening is expected to turn precipitation to sleet and freezing rain. Still, forecasters said to “expect an impactful winter storm” to arrive by Wednesday morning.

Hagerstown Mayor and city council meet in work session today.

A tip leads police to arrest three people in connection with the January death of a 27 year old Hagerstown Man. Antonio Cane Arana, 19, of Jefferson, Maryland, Dakota Daniel Paugh, 19, of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Erica Shatiena Earl, 21, of Hagerstown, Maryland, have been charged in the January death of 27-year-old Christopher Turner. Turner was reported missing by his family on January 23, his body was found a week later later in Berkeley County. All three face murder and robbery charges.

PennDOT and state police officials are spreading the word about new laws or laws that aren’t well known to the public during Highway Safety Law Awareness Week.Officials this year are focusing on the Steer Clear Law that requires drivers to move over or slow down when they come across an emergency scene, traffic stop, or disabled vehicle.  Drivers must move over or slow down for all police, fire, and ambulance vehicles, as well as stopped tow trucks and maintenance vehicles.

Legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21 is gaining ground in the MD General assembly. The measure has the backing of Democrat leaders of the House and Senate and the legislative black caucus. The legislation would apply to all types of tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes and vaping devices. A Goucher College poll of more than 800 MD residents found 66 percent support raising the age limit to 21. 31% oppose the change.

The new Code Enforcement officer in Waynesboro has been busy since being hired earlier this year. Former Police officer Lloyd Perkins, cracking down on junk cars and discarded tires, was hired earlier this year. Perkins gets tough on violators.