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Family Remembers Frederick Soldier

(CNN) - Ask Tim Vogeler what kind of person his son was and his hands begin to move while his younger son, Chris, translates.

"I wish the world could meet him. Just amazing. My son was awesome."

He and his wife Donna are deaf. They may not be able to speak about how proud they are, but they can certainly still tell you.

"Loved to help people. Very joyful man. Great son."

Twenty-nine-year-old Sergeant First Class Lance Vogeler was an Army Ranger, a special breed of soldier. Nothing proved that more than the number of times he put himself in harm's way. Vogeler did four rotations in Iraq and eight in Afghanistan, a dozen combat tours overall.

Hugh Williams served alongside him for four years. "He led by example. The man led by example. He was not going to ask you to do something he himself was not willing to do."

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“Move Over” Law Now In Effect

On October 1st, a newly enacted law went into effect throughout the state of Maryland.  It has been referred to as the “Move-Over” law and is designed to increase the safety of first responders stopped alongside the roadways throughout the State. 

The purpose of this law is to provide an increased layer of separation between the law enforcement officer, fire/rescue personnel, and/or motorists stopped on the shoulder of a highway.  This is accomplished by motorists either safely moving out of the travel lane next to where the emergency vehicle - operating it’s emergency lights is, or if that is not possible, to reduce their speed while passing the stopped emergency vehicle.

 

Under Transportation Article Title 21, Section 405 (e):

Tips for Holiday Shoppers on Avoiding Online Auction Fraud

FREDERICK, MD – (October 6, 2010) – Online auctions have become a popular and lucrative online arena. Many people are getting entertainment value out of it as well. They are often still interested in seeing what is being offered, where the prices are at, and how much time may still be left on a particular item. For those that choose to buy, it is important that they take steps to ensure that they avoid the online auction fraud that does exist. 

“Online auctions not only offer a moving inventory which is ever-changing, but also provide a good source of entertainment for many shoppers,” explains PJ Bellomo, chief executive officer for PropertyRoom.com. “You want to be able to cash in on great online deals, but you have to do it in a safe manner or your savings will end up costing you.”

Frederick Man Killed In Afghanistan

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA) -- An Army Ranger who grew up and went to school here was killed in Afghanistan during a firefight on October First.

Sgt. 1st Class Lance Vogeler died during his ninth combat deployment in the last nine years. He was serving his eighth deployment in Afghanistan, and had been wounded on one of his four deployments in Iraq.

"He was shot a few years ago in his legs and they brought him home and they rehabilitated him and all he talked about was 'I want to go back with my troops,'" said his next-door-neighbor from his childhood days, Sandra Ashcroft.

"Why did he feel that way?" asked 9NewsNow.

"He loved America," Ashcroft responded.

"I wish the American people could truly understand the dedication and sacrifice that Lance Vogeler made for his country," said Col. Michael E. Kurilla, commander, 75th Ranger Regiment in a formal Army press release.

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Md. Soldier Killed Supporting Operation Enduring Freedom

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA) - The Department of Defense has announced the death of a soldier from Frederick, Md., who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Officials said Sgt. 1st Class Lance H. Vogeler died October 1, in Bastion, Afghanistan, of wounds he suffered in Helmand, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit.

Vogeler enlisted in the U.S. Army in May of 2001 and officials said for nearly nine years he served as a mortor man in the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

Col. Michael E. Kurilla, commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment said, "I wish the American people could truly understand the dedication and sacrifice that Lance Vogeler made for his country."

Vogeler is survived by his wife, Melissa Lee Vogeler of Savannah, Ga.; his son, Kyle Vogeler, and his daughter, Madison Eyler, both of Frederick, Md.; and his parents, Timothy and Donna Vogeler, also of Frederick, Md.

Early Morning Shooting Leaves Frederick Man Dead

FREDERICK, MD. (AP) — Frederick police say a 31-year-old Frederick man is dead following a Sunday early morning shooting.

Police say officers responding to a report of shots fired about 3:20 a.m. Sunday found man suffering from what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. The man, who was later identified at 31-year-old William Joseph Goines Jr., was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Report: Lab Worker Had High Levels Of Encephalitis

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A U.S. Army report says a worker who recently left a Fort Detrick lab showed markedly high levels of Venezuelan equine encephalitis.

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases says the employee was not sick and did not display any symptoms, but the elevated antibody levels indicate exposure to the disease or the vaccine strain.

Spokeswoman Caree Vander Linden says the institute is investigating the situation. Vander Liden says officials have no reason to believe that any other lab workers are at risk.

The worker didn't handle the virus, but was vaccinated against it because others in the same suit researched it.

The lab made the finding during a routine blood test in late August, when the employee left for another job.
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Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, http://www.fredericknewspost.com