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WATCH: Attorney General Bill Barr Steps Down

President Trump says General William Barr is Stepping down. On Twitter, he praised Barr and said the early departure is so Barr can spend the holidays with family.

But, Trump had harsher words for the Justice Department leader over the weekend. A source says Trump floated the idea of ousting Barr during a meeting Friday.

Media outlets are reporting that the president was also angry Barr kept under wraps the investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes. Special counsel Robert Mueller accused Barr of inaccurately summarizing his report on the Russia probe.

Ryan’s Blog: Hagerstown Police Remember Fallen Hero

HPD is remembering the death of Ofc. Donald Kline, 45 years ago on today’s date. Words below by Captain Tom Alexander…

Forty-five years ago, on December 13th, 1975 in the late evening hours, an event took place which changed the Hagerstown Police Department forever.

As a young Police Cadet, I can remember that evening like it was yesterday. On that evening, 13-year veteran 40-year-old Donald R. Kline badge #19 who was known to many as “Barney” was shot and killed when he interrupted an armed robbery at Kim’s Corner at 156 S. Mulberry St. a corner grocery store (Corner Liquors is there now).

Officer Kline was off duty inside when a man entered and robbed the owner. When the suspect left, Officer Kline pursued him on foot. In the ensuing shootout in the walkway on the north side of the store, Officer Kline was struck three times in the chest and died at the Washington County Hospital just a block away.

The suspect was also wounded in the gun battle and taken into custody several hours later in the basement of a house he had broken into a little over a block away. The suspect is still in prison and continues to file paperwork for his release.

Officer Kline left a wife and three children at the time of his death. Officer Kline gave the ultimate sacrifice for us all.

Please take a moment tonight and remember our fallen brother. All too often we take things for granted in life and it is important for everyone to appreciate not only what they have but each other since things can change in a heartbeat.


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BobHeadShot2016Born in DC, was brought home to live on 550 in Woodsboro, and then my parents decided to move to the west side of town on Gravel Hill Road, and I haven’t left. Well OK, I did move out of my folks’ house. At their request, I guess 35 was long enough time to be sponging off of Mom & Dad! I still live in Woodsboro to this day!

Ryan serves as the Co-Host on the Morning News Express at WFMD. He started in radio when he was just 17 years old, doing sports and news for his high school radio station. Ryan spent several years at WFMD in Frederick, Maryland before moving to New York, where he worked at WBEN in Buffalo. In 2016, while working at WIBW-AM in Topeka Kansas, Hedrick earned the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for Major Market enterprise reporting. Hedrick grew up in Southern California where he attended Cal State University of Northridge.



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