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CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Investigators with the state Fire Marshal’s Office have ruled a Monday explosion that leveled a house in Charles Town as accidental in nature. Two people were injured and a home has been deemed a total loss after an explosion. It happened in the 500 block of Cloverdale Road Monday afternoon. HVAC […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 12, 2019, 5:05 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Supporting the Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission this month comes with a ‘big’ perk. Dexter Manley, the 6’3″ 253 pound Redskins Hall of Famer, will be the keynote speaker next week at a special dinner benefitting the downtown mission. “We’re teaming up with the Washington Redskins, and they’re loaning us Dexter for the […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 8, 2019, 12:48 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The state Department of Agriculture has confirmed the Spotted Lanternfly has been located in West Virginia. A native insect of China, the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycormia delicatula) likely arrived to the United States via imported goods. The bug has been located numerous times in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Virginia. The Spotted […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 7, 2019, 5:09 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County School System could see its budget reduced by 15 percent if the excess levy is not passed by voters this month. Among the items funded by the levy is extra money for salary supplements for personnel to the tune of $18.6 million. The funds also support outside agencies. “What […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 6, 2019, 5:07 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — It’s set to be a state-of-the-art public safety building that will serve the community in many ways. Martinsburg Police Chief Maury Richards said the new Martinsburg Police Department and Municipal Court building under construction along Race Street is a custom model. “It’s going to be 33,000 square feet, which is triple the […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 6, 2019, 4:53 pm
Update 11.5.19: MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Police have identified the man killed after he was struck walking through the parking lot of a Martinsburg store. Walter Baihly, 78 of Harpers Ferry, was walking through the Apple Harvest Drive Lowe’s parking lot Friday afternoon. Police confirm he was struck by a vehicle driven by Robert Brining, 84 of Martinsburg. […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 5, 2019, 12:45 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The U.S. Marshals Service Mountain State Fugitive Task Force is looking for a fugitive on the run since July. Corey Nipper, 31 of Martinsburg, was placed on bond in June of 2019 for possession with intent to deliver meth, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and being a prohibited person in possession […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 4, 2019, 5:43 pm
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. — Jefferson County Parks & Recreation is asking for your help after being named a finalist for a national grant. The park system announced Friday they are in the running for a $25,000 grant from Levitt Amp to bring ten weeks of free live music to venues across the country. “We are […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 4, 2019, 1:32 pm
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — A home invasion is under investigation in Morgan County. Sheriff K.C. Bohrer confirmed the incident happened at around 7:15 Friday morning at a home along Fulton Road. The female victim told deputies a lone male entered a rear door with a gun. The victim said the suspect forced her to the floor […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 1, 2019, 5:23 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A man wanted for a 2017 murder and armed robbery in Melbourne, Florida was arrested Thursday after a police pursuit through Berkeley County. According to a press release, the U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force recently learned that 38 year-old Dontae Jermaine Childs was staying at the APM Inn & Suites […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 1, 2019, 3:10 pm