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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — No high school football coach in West Virginia has achieved the level of success as Martinsburg’s David Walker. The Bulldogs have a 55-game win streak dating back to the start of the 2016 season, which is a state record. Walker also lays claim to several other state marks, including 303 wins over 32 […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: December 5, 2019, 12:33 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — More than 160 members of the West Virginia Army National Guard were honored Tuesday with a deployment ceremony. The 157th Military Police Company, 771st Troop Command Battalion will be deployed to the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba. This is the unit’s first deployment to support efforts at Guantanamo Bay. The ceremony was […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: December 4, 2019, 12:35 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Landlords cited under Martinsburg’s Drug House Ordinance could be seeing stiffer penalties for repeat offences under an idea proposed by Martinsburg Police. Police Chief Maury Richards recently explained the suggested fine schedule for enhanced penalties on Panhandle Live. “For the first violation, if they come into compliance, that case is dismissed. But […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: December 3, 2019, 6:07 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The annual Martinsburg Christmas Parade returns on Tuesday. The Martinsburg Police Department has announced no parking will be allowed after 5 pm Tuesday in the 100 block of N. Queen Street and the 100 block of South Queen Street. The entire parade route (see map) will close at 6:30 pm. The Main Street […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: December 2, 2019, 5:03 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — No injuries were reported after a morning accident involving a Jefferson County school bus. A school system spokesperson confirms bus 2020 was struck by a vehicle Monday morning while traveling to Jefferson High School along Country Club Road. 35 students were on board at the time of the crash. “We appreciate the […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: December 2, 2019, 1:32 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — An investigation continues after a person was struck by two vehicles in Berkeley County. The crash happened at 5:07 pm near the intersection of Williamsport Pike and Meadow Lane. Berkeley County Sheriff Curtis Keller confirmed 51 year-old James Stone was hit by one vehicle, which fled the scene, then was hit by a […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 29, 2019, 12:43 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Berkeley County woman was arrested Wednesday after being indicted earlier this month for stealing government property. A federal grand jury indicted Crystal Tress, of Martinsburg, on Nov. 16 for embezzling more than $1,000 while employed at the Veterans Canteen Service. The alleged crime happened between April 2018 and March 2019. Tress faces […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 29, 2019, 12:39 pm
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Hedgesville High School graduate is the first recipient of the Jimmy the Hot Dog Man Scholarship. Mention the name “Jimmy the Hot Dog Man” in the Eastern Panhandle, and there’s a good chance you’ll hear stories of a man described as “bright, happy and genuine”. Dimitrios “Jimmy” Boulafentis died on December 30, […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 27, 2019, 4:44 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — An eastern panhandle circuit judge has given a deadline to those who plan to appeal her decision in connection with the June 11 municipal election in Harpers Ferry. During a court hearing Friday, Jefferson County Circuit Judge Debra McLaughlin gave the parties until Dec. 6 to perfect their appeal to the state Supreme […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 25, 2019, 1:07 am
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — After a hiatus, Christmas music has returned to Today’s 97.5. “When you tune in to Today’s 97.5, you’re going to hear Christmas songs you know and love,” said recognized Christmas expert Santa Claus. “Today’s 97.5 is your tree-trimming, cookie-baking, gift wrapping soundtrack all season!  Anyone who wants to be on my ‘nice list’ […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: November 22, 2019, 3:13 pm