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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
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Tuesday afternoon accident on I-81 in Berkeley County blocked all lanes. It happened at around 11:45 am at mile marker 12 southbound. The scene of the wreck was between the King Street (exit 13) and Apple Harvest Drive (exit 12). Authorities worked to clear a dump truck and a tractor trailer […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: September 10, 2019, 4:21 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After a public hearing Saturday on the future of the Maryland Area Regional Commuter train service in the Eastern Panhandle, a Jefferson County lawmaker says the long-term solution for ensuring services continue is additional funding from local and state sources. The Maryland Transit Authority held a public hearing in Charles Town about the […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: September 10, 2019, 3:09 pm
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Eastern Panhandle residents can let the Maryland Transit Authority know how a weaker MARC train service into the area would impact them. The MTA is holding public hearing from 10 to noon Saturday at the Charles Town Public Library, and Delegate John Doyle (D-Jefferson, 67) hopes the community comes out in droves. “Let […]
Author: mikemccullough
Posted: September 6, 2019, 3:29 pm