October 23, 2018

State police continue to investigate the death of 20 year old Wesley Burnett Jr. of Hagerstown.  His body was found lying along a gravel access road in Guilford Township Saturday afternoon.

Letterkenny Army Depot is conducting a prescribed burn. Five hundred acres near the munitions Center. The goal to control vegetation growth and improve wildlife habitat. The burn started on Monday, runs thru the end of November.

President Trump is threatening to send military troops to the U.S. border with Mexico intercept the caravan of people coming up from Central America. Colonel Douglas Mastriano talking about it Monday on the Drive at Five – https://soundcloud.com/newstalk1037fm/col-mastriano-on-the-migrant-caravan

Your chance to check out STATE DOT plans for a new Exit 12 at Guilford Springs Road on I 81 in Franklin County is coming up this Wednesday. The new plan will be on display  5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Franklin County Career and Tech Center.

Hagerstown Mayor and city council meet in session today.

A Fairfield man is in trouble for stealing from the Sons of American Legion in Gettysburg… 39-year-old Jaime Zapatta is accused of misappropriating about $12,000 when he served as treasurer at the SAL. Zapatta admits that he misused the Legion credit card. He spent nearly ten thousand dollars at McDonalds. He also admitted to police that he misused cash withdrawals in 2015 to 2017.The charges turn up in an audit.

The National Science Foundation Advance Technology Education Conference is coming up this weekend in Washington D.C. and two Hagerstown Community College Students will be there. Luyen Doan and Stephen Lanham designed a robot and gave it instructions to make movements with a knife.

The Chambersburg Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements Advisory Committee meets on Wednesday.  Members will talk about enforcement of the local Bicycles and Skateboards Code. People riding bikes and skateboards on downtown sidewalks.

This Thursday, October 25th, McConnellsburg will have its annual Halloween parade starting at 7pm. After the parade, the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a ‘Community Parade After Party’ at the Fire Station.  Cash prizes for the best costumes.

October 22, 2018

State police investigate after the body of 20-year-old Wesley Burnett Jr. of Hagerstown was found lying along a farm’s gravel access road off Social Island Road in Guilford Township. State police called out around five forty-five Saturday afternoon. Waiting for an update from State Police.

A renewed call for civility in the run up to the November mid-term elections. A Genuine sharing of thoughts, ideas and opinions is rare in today’s political climate.   State Rep Paul Schemel on NEWS TALK 1037FM  – https://soundcloud.com/newstalk1037fm/rep-schemel-19-october

Your chance to check out STATE DOT plans for a new Exit 12 at Guilford Springs Road on I 81 in Franklin County is coming up this Wednesday. The new plan will be on display  5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Franklin County Career and Tech Center.

Cloudy and gray, overall a good day this past Saturday as hundreds of people turned out for Apple Fest in Downtown Chambersburg.

Chambersburg police are warning of a telephone scam. They say the caller claims to be With Shell OIL, tells you that you are the winner of large sum of money and that you need to contact an attorney in order to collect. The caller then gives you the number of an attorney, again another fake, tells you need to cough up five thousand dollars in order to claim your prize. Looking for your personal financial info. Hang up, it is a scam.

Still waiting for more details after a woman was hit by a car Saturday night on U.S. 30 here in Chambersburg. Police say the woman was crossing from McDonald’s to the Speedway convenience store when she was struck by a vehicle. Police say the driver of the vehicle stopped immediately. Alcohol was not involved.


Hagerstown Regional Airport Director Phil Ridenour is retiring. Last day on the job for Ridenour who is fifty-eight will be October 31. Ridenour has been working at the airport for 22 years, spent the last seven as director.

Launching into another flu season. Local doctor’s offices report patients already coming in with the virus. Still time to get a flu shot.

Weekend News

PSP Chambersburg – Death Investigation

This incident occurred as PSP Chambersburg was notified of a possible person lying along a gravel road in the area of Social Island Road.  PSP Units, as well as Emergency Medical Services responded to the area.  The victim (person involved as noted on public information release report – Wesley D. Burnett Jr., 20-year-old adult, Hagerstown), was found lying along a gravel farm access road just off Social Island Road, deceased.  The Franklin County Coroner’s Office was summoned to the scene and is assisting with the ongoing investigation.


Click “Interviews” on our home page, www.newstalk1037fm.com to hear our chat with candidate for the 78th state house district Democrat Deb Baughman.  Deb is challenging incumbent Representative Jesse Topper.

A Hagerstown woman, Leanne Keuhnle, was arrested and charged with arson after witnesses told police she intentionally set fire to a pickup truck outside her home on Donnybrooke Drive Thursday.  Keuhnle’s lawyer said her recent contested divorce may have lead to the incident.  Keuhnle was charged with second degree arson and first degree malicious burning and destruction of property and is being held without bond.

A section of Radcliffe Avenue, between Tracy’s Lane and South Cannon Avenue in Hagerstown, will be closed to traffic starting at 6 p.m. Saturday for a block party.  Traffic will be detoured to other streets, but emergency vehicles will be able to pass through.  The street is expected to reopen to traffic by 9 p.m.


Social media posts with threatening language were brought to the attention school officials at James Buchanan High School Friday morning.  State police investigated and were on site throughout the day but concluded there was no credible threat to Tuscarora School District students or buildings.  School officials took additional steps to assure safety and security and directed that daily activities remain indoors.  A 3 p.m. school message said, “Activities will continue and we look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday.”

A Middle River MD man, Adam Eikenberg, was caught in the act of robbing the Apple Blossom Dairy along Anthony Highway Thursday.  Police received a call and arrived to find an unoccupied pickup truck loaded with property from the dairy.  They set up a perimeter around the truck, and while awaiting a requested K-9 unit, Eikenberg returned to the truck and was taken into custody without incident.  He was charged with felony burglary and criminal trespass among other charges.

While most people were focused on the mega millions and power ball lottery chances, it came to light that a Mercersburg man already beat some high odds to win 300K in a different PA lottery game called Bonus Crossword instant ticket.  The man got his $10 ticket in September at the B&J Liberty convenience store in Mercersburg which also got a 500-dollar windfall for selling the winning ticket.

In a story first brought to you on NewsTalk1037FM in his own words, charges filed against Hagerstown bail bondsman Bill Williams for drawing his gun on a man he said was threatening him with a knife as he was out walking his dog August 7th, were dismissed Thursday by a Washington County Court judge.  Williams was charged because his handgun license states he is to carry his gun only while on duty as a bail bondsman, which Williams said was the case as he was walking his dog which he uses in his work, just prior to leaving on assignment.  The man with the knife, Daimon Scurry, admitted he was searching cars on the street that morning and carrying the knife to scare his girlfriend who he believed was cheating on him, was not charged in the incident by police but was served a summons after Williams filed a private criminal complaint.

Everytown for Gun Safety, founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced Friday it will spend half a million dollars in support of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf before the Nov. 6 midterms. The gun control group’s announcement cited Mr. Wolf’s support of strengthening gun safety laws as the reason why they want him to beat his Republican challenger, Scott Wagner, who was recently endorsed by the NRA, which labeled him a staunch supporter of the second amendment.