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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center is expanding its surgical capacity with the addition of five new operating rooms. According to Berkeley Medical Center President & CEO Anthony P. Zelenka, the new operating rooms range from 600 to 921 square feet making them much larger than traditional 380 to 450 square foot operating […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: September 20, 2019, 4:25 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — You could call it a “boots on the ground” approach to clarifying numbers and listening to the concerns of Eastern Panhandle commuters. On Thursday’s MetroNews Talkline, Del. Jason Barrett (D-Berkeley, 61) said he is part of a team of delegates waking up early to talk to West Virginians who ride the MARC […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: September 19, 2019, 6:22 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Dressed in red t-shirts and carrying signs reading “UAW on strike”, General Motors workers stood outside of their Martinsburg workplace. The UAW Local 1590 workers divided into groups along Hedgesville Road, GM Access Road and Caperton Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday was the second day of a nationwide strike, as the United Auto Workers […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: September 17, 2019, 7:33 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The investigation into a threat made on social media toward a Berkeley County middle school has been closed. Martinsburg Police said they were notified on Monday, September 9 of anonymous social media threats of a shooting at North Middle School. Police began working with school administration and increased patrols inside and outside of […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: September 16, 2019, 11:20 am
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A Virginia man has been found guilty in the January 21 hit and run death that killed a Maryland man who had stepped out of his truck on Route 340. 45-year-old Kenneth Lee of Strasburg, Virginia pleaded guilty to DUI causing death and leaving the scene of an accident causing death. […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: September 13, 2019, 4:58 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Temperatures reported on some Berkeley County School buses soared into the hundreds this week. Temps on the buses on Wednesday were reported at 108 degrees on a pre-K bus and temps over 115 degrees on four others; one of those reached 123 degrees according to Valerie Ledford. She is running for the […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: September 13, 2019, 11:58 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The U.S. Marshals Service Mountain State Fugitive Task Force is looking for the public’s help catching a fugitive. Johnathan Jennings, 24 of Martinsburg, was placed on bond with home confinement on March 25 for a first degree robbery charge. On April 18, Jennings cut off his GPS ankle bracelet and fled his home. U.S. […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: September 12, 2019, 2:41 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Time may be running out as efforts to resolve a MARC funding shortfall continue. On Saturday, an overflow crowd met at a public hearing in downtown Charles Town to speak in two-minute shifts about the train service and how it could be funded. Among those in attendance was Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority Director […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: September 11, 2019, 5:16 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Part of a city street will temporarily close due to the construction of the new police department headquarters and municipal building. The City of Martinsburg announced in a news release that the closure will be between West Race and College Streets and could last several weeks. “The section of North College Street from […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: September 11, 2019, 12:02 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Additional police officers were on hand for school Tuesday at Jefferson High after a reported possible verbal threat. Officials with Jefferson County Schools said they received information on the threat after school hours. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and interviewed witnesses. Within two hours of the report, the individuals […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: September 10, 2019, 4:51 pm