News Update

Hawbaker Family of Clear Spring, Maryland Donates $1,000.00 to Brooke’s House

Posted on:Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 @ 10:17 am

CLEAR SPRING — The Hawbaker family of Clear Spring recently combined efforts to raise funds in support of Brooke’s House. On March 10, Betty Shank, Heather Braun, Kathleen King and Mary Alice Kelly, representing the Hawbaker family, presented a check for $1,000 to Kevin Simmers in support of efforts to build Brooke’s House in Washington …

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Beaver Creek CC Hosts Golf Tournament for Brooke’s House

Posted on:Friday, March 11th, 2016 @ 12:59 pm

Monday April 25, 2016, 1:00 PM Shotgun Beaver Creek Country Club is hosting a “Tough Day” Tournament that will have the golf course set up fair, but very difficult. While the purpose of this tournament is to raise money for “Brooke’s House”, no money will be taken out of player’s entry and all money will be paid …

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Brooke’s House to be featured on WJLA

Posted on:Friday, February 12th, 2016 @ 1:29 pm

On Tuesday, February 16th, 7 ON YOUR SIDE kicks off a week-long series about a stretch of interstate that begins in Baltimore and runs through Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. Police call the area the new heroin highway. With the nation in the midst of a heroin epidemic, what happens to cities situated closest to a …

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To End Drug Epidemic, Make it Personal

Posted on:Monday, February 8th, 2016 @ 12:39 pm

Last year, 44,000 people died of drug overdoses. and 52 percent of them were related to prescription drugs. More than 2 million Americans are dependent on opioid pain killers and, every day, 44 Americans die from an overdose of these drugs. When the cost of these pain killers becomes too great, addicts will turn to …

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Obama Seeks $1 Billion to Fight Heroin Epidemic

Posted on:Thursday, February 4th, 2016 @ 8:02 am

“We could do more to save lives and turn this epidemic around,” a top administration official says President Obama will propose $1.1 billion in funding over the next two years to fight the opioid and heroin epidemic. The funding request in his 2017 budget proposal would address the harrowing epidemic, which has ravished communities in …

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Hospice of Washington County launches heroin overdose support group

Posted on:Thursday, January 21st, 2016 @ 10:14 am

Hartman Kid experienced a wife’s worst nightmare. Her husband died Dec. 8, 2014, of ethanol and oxycodone intoxication. A little more than 10 months after his death, she was served papers by the Internal Revenue Service. Her husband owed back taxes on a bar he owned — something she had given him the money to …

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Man pleads guilty to selling heroin that killed woman

Posted on:Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 @ 1:41 pm

Associated Press – Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 10:07 am | Updated: 1:03 pm, Wed Jan 13, 2016. BALTIMORE (AP) — A Hagerstown man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Clear Spring woman. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 32-year-old Cory Allen Kline pleaded guilty Tuesday to …

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Second person pleads guilty for role in Clear Spring woman’s heroin death

Posted on:Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 @ 1:31 pm

  Brooke Simmers Brooke in 2011 at High Rock, one of her favorite places. BALTIMORE — A second defendant involved in the overdose death of a 19-year-old Clear Spring woman pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to distribute heroin and distribution of heroin in federal court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Erica Buffolino, 25, of Hagerstown …

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Man pleads guilty to selling heroin that killed Clear Spring woman

Posted on:Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 @ 1:23 pm

Brooke Simmers Brooke in 2011 at High Rock, one of her favorite places. BALTIMORE — A Hagerstown man pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to distribute heroin that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Clear Spring woman, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Cory Allen Kline, 32, pleaded guilty to his involvement in the April 13 …

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More Than 400 Support Fundraiser for Brooke’s House

Posted on:Thursday, January 14th, 2016 @ 12:04 pm

A fundraiser Sunday afternoon for a proposed substance-abuse home known as Brooke’s House was so successful that people had to be turned away at Nick’s Airport Inn, the site of the event. Former Hagerstown Police Department officer Kevin Simmers, who is working to establish the home in memory of his daughter who died of a …

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