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  • Shepherd opioid therapy study accepted for publication July 15, 2024
    SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va – An opioid treatment pilot study conducted at Shepherd University has been accepted for publication in the medical journal “Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine, and Laser Surgery.” “Transcranial Photobiomodulation Therapy as an Intervention for Opioid Cravings and Depression: A Pilot Cohort Study” is the first global transcranial study focusing on PBM and opioid use disorder. The study,…
    Daniel Woods
  • Three Eastern Panhandle Education Employees Make Top Five Finalists for Statewide Recognition July 15, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There were some local names among those making the top five finalists for the West Virginia Department of Education’s 2025 West Virginia Teacher of the Year and Personnel of the Year.    According to a press release from the West Virginia Department of Education, one Eastern Panhandle Educator was among the top five…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • Berkeley County EMS Chief Talks About How to Deal with the Heat July 15, 2024
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — With most of the Eastern Panhandle enduring an Excessive Heat Warning today, Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority Chief Brandon Truman offers some tips for staying safe in the heat with an emphasis on staying hydrated: He talked about those who might be most at risk: Some heat related emergencies could be serious, according…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • Letterkenny Township Hazmat Incident Injures 17 July 12, 2024
    Story by the Panhandle News Network’s Clint Gaige  CHAMBERSBURG, PA — The Chambersburg Fire Department responded Thursday morning to a large Hazmat spill at 800 Development Avenue in Letterkenny Township. Emergency management confirmed that the call came in at around 9:31 a.m. for a property on the 800 block of Development Ave. During a press…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • $1 million settlement in case of Hagerstown man who died in the custody of WVSP in I-81 Incident July 11, 2024
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A $1 million dollar settlement is going through between the West Virginia State Police and the estate of a man who died in police custody. The settlement was approved Tuesday by Kanawha County Circuit Judge Kenneth Ballard. It’s in regards to the wrongful death lawsuit for Edmond Exline, 45, who died in…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • Jefferson County Sheriff Tom Hansen Says Fraud Victims Items will Be Sold at Conservatorship Sale Thursday and Friday. July 11, 2024
    BARDANE, W.Va. — Jefferson County Sheriff Tom Hansen Says Fraud Victims Items will Be Sold at Conservatorship Sale Thursday and Friday. Jefferson County Sheriff Tom Hansen is wearing his hat of conservator this week, he explained on Monday’s Panhandle Live! Hanson explained how to get involved in the sale   The Sheriff’s Department is located…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • 17 Local Residents Enter Guilty Pleas In Drug Trafficking Ring July 11, 2024
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Seventeen local residents entered guilty pleas this week in their roles in a large drug trafficking organization that distributed drugs like fentanyl and meth in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties. U.S. Attorney for Northern West Virginia Bill Ihlenfeld says there were a total of 82 people originally charged in connection with the Baltimore-based drug…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • Large Hazmat Response at Letterkenny Township July 11, 2024
    CHAMBERSBURG, PA — the Chambersburg Fire Department responded this morning to a large Hazmat spill at 800 Development Avenue in Letterkenny   Township. Chambersburg Borough Manager and Director of Utilities Jeffrey Stonehill posted on X Thursday morning, “there is no risk of the plume impacting the Borough. A significant response of fire trucks and ambulances from…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • COOLING SHELTERS OPENED — PLANNED POWER OUTAGE IN WESTERN MORGAN COUNTY TODAY July 10, 2024
    PAW PAW, W.Va. — A planned power outage is underway in Western Morgan County until 4:30 this afternoon.  We spoke to First Energy/Potomac Edison, who said, “The outage is still happening this morning, as it is due to emergency equipment replacement and cannot be delayed. Crews did as much prep work as possible yesterday to try…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com
  • Hagerstown Man Faces Fugitive and Firearms Charges after Incident at Martinsburg Home July 9, 2024
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Hagerstown man has been arrested after police say he fired an AR-15 inside a residence while threatening to take his own life. Michael Earl Quinn, 41, was arrested for “wanton endangerment with a firearm/prohibited person (from being in possession of a firearm/violation of a protective order)” as well as being a…
    mkavalek@wvradio.com