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Deputies will be able to use the office at any hour of the day or night, but Sheriff Jenkins said people in custody will not be brought there. He envisions it as a place where deputies can conduct interviews when they aren’t conducting their regular car or bike patrols.

Renovations to the office cost $10,000.

HAGERSTOWN

Woman sentenced in Williamsport arson

A 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for torching a historic Williamsport home after she and her family were evicted for not making promised repairs to the publicly owned building.

Lauren A. France of Clear Spring offered no explanation or apology Monday at her sentencing hearing in Washington County Circuit Court.

“I don’t really know what to say,” France told Judge Frederick C. Wright.

A jury convicted her in May of arson and malicious destruction of property after witnesses testified that she poured gasoline and threw a burning paper towel onto the porch Aug. 30.

The fire caused at least $150,000 worth of damage to the house, which is owned by the town of Williamsport and dates to the 1750s. It once belonged to town founder Otho Williams.

France’s family had been evicted 11 months earlier after her mother failed to make promised repairs in return for living there rent-free.

REGION

Metro set to handle large Beckham crowd

Metro said it’s ready to handle the extra crowds when David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy play D.C. United tomorrow.

The game is a sellout, with 45,000 fans expected at RFK Stadium.

Metro will begin rush-hour service at 3 p.m.

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