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Frederick News Post (Newspaper) - May 2, 2015, Frederick, MarylandLocal a5 the Frederick news Post saturday May 2, 2015 daily poll question vote comment and View them All at Frederickse Spost. Com daily poll today we ask yesterday we asked heres How you responded do you agree with the decision to charge the Baltimore police officers charged in the Freddie Gray Case yes no still undecided what do you think of Frederick count yes new slogan Rich history Bright future great Choice 33 percent should have stuck with open for business 12 percent i would have chosen something different 16 percent no slogan needed 39 percent ask the editor Joshua r. Smith Smith news Post. Com by Jeremy Arias Arias news Post. Com Frederick county sheriffs deputies set up a perimeter around the radio station Way for More than an hour Friday after a Man called 911 to report a hoax hostage situation. The Frederick county emergency communications Center received the Call at about 5 30 a. From a Man who told staff that a Man had taken hostages at the radio station in the 5700 Block of Industry Lane near Grove Road said Deputy first class Amanda Hatcher a sheriffs office spokeswoman. They advised he was armed and had two hostages tied up inside the building and would kill them if they saw any police Hatcher said. Our deputies arrived and set up a perimeter around the station. Dispatchers eventually spoke with someone at the station who told them everything was Fine Hatcher said. Deputies now believe the Call was Likely an example of swatting in which a person Calls 911 with false information in an attempt to get the swat team to respond she added. The perimeter was taken Down and the roads around the station reopened just before 7 a. M., according to emergency communications Center records. While deputies were still at the radio station dispatchers received another Call from 911 Call takers in Charles county who said they had been getting false 911 Calls All night from a Man whose number was traced to an address in Frederick county Hatcher said. When deputies showed up at that Home a relative of the caller identified by Charles county dispatchers told them the Man in question Hadnot lived at the address for some time Hatcher said. They also said that it was Likely that an unknown suspect was representing themselves As the person who was said to be calling Hatcher added. No arrests were made and deputies were still not positive about the callers identity but anyone with further information is asked to Call the Frederick county sheriffs office nonemergency line 301 600 2071. Follow Jeremy Arias on twitter @ Arias prime. By Danielle e. Gaines Gaines news Post. Com a Frederick Man who had a modified flare gun in his car during a traffic Stop was indicted by a Frederick county grand jury on Friday on four gun related charges states attorney Charlie Smith said. Mark Alfred Bandurski 55, of the 400 Block of West South Street was stopped by Frederick police along Madison Street on March 31 for a traffic violation. After Bandurski consented to a search of his car officers found a flare gun that had been modified to shoot .22 Caliper bullets. Police said the gun was loaded and within the Drivers reach at the time of the traffic Stop. Police also found the prescription drug Clona Epam also known As Klon Opin which is a controlled substance that May be abused according to the drug enforcement administration. Bandurski was indicted on charges of transporting a handgun in a vehicle illegal Possession of a regulated firearm Possession of a firearm following a felony conviction illegal Possession of ammunition and Possession of Clona Epam. Two others were charged in unsealed indictments Friday Smith said. Carlos Roberto Lopez 37, of Frederick was indicted on charges of sex abuse of a minor and police hostage situation a hoax sheriffs deputies give All Clear after caller reports fake crisis at radio station when i was growing up id sprint Down the Hill to the Mailbox every morning to get the newspaper so i could pore Over the Box scores and game recaps with my breakfast. Today kids dont need to go to the end of their driveways to get news. They can simply pick up their smartphones which Buzz with alerts that Robert Griffin Iii said something stupid again or a Kardashian had More plastic surgery. Clearly our actual newspaper yes we still print one every Day is seen by fewer people no matter How much time i spend at work helping to produce it. And the number of kids who might look at a tangible copy of our work most Days is probably smaller than the number of errors committed so far this season by nationals shortstop Ian Desmond thatus nine if you re wondering. However there is one Page in the Frederick news posts sports Section that Many of our Young readers might still look Forward to seeing thursdays High school hangout. The High school hangout is where we publish weekly statistical leaders team standings and rankings for Frederick county sports. Hundreds of student athletes names appear there. It is not flashy or spectacular. There Are no scan bars begging to take our digital minded Consumers to some trendy video with one smartphone camera snap. Its just names and numbers in Black and White. Still i like to think that local kids or More Likely their parents might buy extra copies of thursdays news Post because of that Page. It goes without saying that we want the information in the High school hangout to be As comprehensive and accurate As possible. But a lot of moving parts need to work cohesively to make that happen. A recent string of emails with a local athletes Mother helped me see that perhaps our readers dont quite know How All of it comes together. Let me explain. Early in each sports season we reach out to the count yes varsity coaches via athletic directors asking them to Send us their team records and statistics each wednesday by 6 p. Then two of my reporters take the Pool of numbers we receive and Type them in or update them on our list of leaders. We do not use numbers compiled from gamely game information that is called in to our paper and published daily in our local Roundup for instance. We use statistics from coaches or official team statisticians Only. If coaches forget to provide their stats or provide them too Long after our deadline were generally flexible but prefer to have them by Early wednesday evening they either wont appear on the Page at All or wont be updated from the coaches previous submission whenever that happened to be. Obviously this is when we hear complaints from parents who wonder about were All trying to get it right see ask a6 around town a Kidwll eat Ivy too you Frederick county Public schools is investigating a Mono Cacy Middle school teacher after students reported assault. School system spokesman Michael Doerrer said he was aware of two reports from students but he declined to comment on details or the employment status of the teacher citing personnel issues. Anytime theress an allegation of any kind of conduct of this sort we investigate immediately Doerrer said. We do investigate immediately and work with the appropriate authorities and take appropriate disciplinary actions. Doerrer said As in any Case in which abuse might be involved the matter was forwarded to child protective services. Neither Frederick police nor child protective services would provide details Friday. Staff at Mono Cacy Middle school forwarded All questions to Doerrer. Jeremy Bauer Wolf by Paige Jones phones news Post. Com the editorial department of the Frederick news Post took Home dozens of awards including newspaper of the year at the annual Maryland Delaware d. C. Press association awards banquet Friday. This is the seventh time since 2006 that the news Post has been named newspaper of the year in its circulation division. The daily Frederick county newspaper has won the award six times out of the past seven years. It was an outstanding showing by our staff this year said Terry Headlee the papers managing editor in an email. To win newspaper of the year for our division is always Sweet but to take away five Best in shows is a real testament to the Quality of writing and journalism at the news Post news Post staff members won five Best of show awards for their work in 2014, the second most won by a publication after the Baltimore Sun. The daily times of Salisbury also received five Best of show awards. The Best of show is awarded to recipients in each category across All circulation divisions. Award winning work in this category for the Frederick news Post ranged from the staffs continued coverage of the midair collision last october to Bethany Rodgers reporting on waste to Energy incinerator fees. The current and former news Post employees honoured for their work in 2014 were Cliff Cumber first place in editorial Josh Smith first place in local column feature or humor Colin Mcguire second place in local column feature or humor Danielle e. Gaines first place in general news Story Sylvia Carignan first place in investigative reporting Jen Fifield second place in investigative reporting Sylvia Carignan first place in feature Story profile Jen Fifield and Patti Borda Mullins first place in feature Story non profile Susan Guynn second place in feature Story non profile Jen Fifield first place in local government reporting Bethany Rodgers second place in local government reporting Bethany Rodgers second place in state government reporting Graham Cullen first place in feature photography Sam you second place in sports photography staff photo by Graham Cullen Middletown High school Sophomore Aubrey Wishner holds a nigerian Dwarf Goat Friday As elementary school pupils View animals during a Day at Middletown High school. Schools investigating teacher at Mono Cacy after assault reported grand jury indicts Frederick Man in modified flare gun Case Bandurski see jury a6 other defendants charged with abuse burglary news Post named newspaper of the year see awards a6 daily publications staff members take Home five Best of show awards

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