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40 charged by Jefferson County grand jury

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A man was charged last week by a grand jury seated last week in Jefferson County, W.Va., with driving under the influence involving death and and leaving the scene of an accident involving death in connection with a reported hit-and-run incident on U.S. 340 in January.


Grandma's Diner ranked most iconic in all of West Virginia

CHARLES TOWN, W. Va. - MSN just ranked a small family owned diner in downtown Charles Town the most iconic diner in all of West Virginia. Grandma's Diner was built by an African-American landowner named Russell Roper in the mid-1960s and leased the restaurant to a local hometown favorite that many r


Disappearing beauty: Local artist captures history, abandoned homes

CHARLES TOWN — Local, self-taught artist Bonnie Zampino is fascinated by relics, objects and homes from the past. Her fascination blossomed into an art form, and for the first time, she shared her work with the local community at the 4 State Real Estate office in Charles Town.


DC 5th grader among Americans killed in Sri Lanka bombings

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (FOX 5 DC) - A student from a DC school has been identified as one of the victims killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, according to school officials.


Lovettsville man charged in unlawful filming incident

A Lovettsville man has been charged in connection with an unlawful filming investigation at a medical building in Lansdowne last month, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.


Agency cancels public hearing, issues pipeline permit

CHARLESTON, WVa. (AP) - The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit for a natural gas pipeline in Jefferson County after canceling a public hearing on the matter.


Jefferson County entities to participate in drug take-back event

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office will partner with the Jefferson County (W.Va.) Health Department, Shepherdstown Police Department and Trinity Episcopal Church as part of this weekend's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.


Virginia State Police Searching for Loudoun County Senior

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is searching for Mr. Albert Vandegriek, 87, of Sterling, Va. Mr. Vandegriek is a white male with white hair and blue eyes. He is 6'2 and weighs 195 lbs.


Name released of woman killed in West Virginia crash

WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ)- Investigators released the name of a woman killed in a multiple vehicle crash in the Stepptown community of Wayne County on U.S. 52 Saturday. State police say a vehicle driven by Jennifer Clark drove into an oncoming lane and struck another vehicle traveling on U.S. 52 la


Inwood man leads police officers on two high-speed pursuits before crash

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — An Inwood, W.Va., man is accused of leading a Berkeley County (W.Va.) Sheriff's Department deputy and a West Virginia State Police trooper in separate high-speed pursuits early Saturday while traveling at speeds greater than 100 mph.


Man gets 6 months for sexual battery of teen

WINCHESTER — A 25-year-old Berryville man will serve up to six months for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. In a plea bargain on Friday in Frederick County Circuit Court, Oscar Armando Zamora pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual battery and received a two-year sentence with 18 months suspended. Th


Loudoun sheriff’s office searching for missing Sterling man

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is searching for 87-year-old Albert Vandegriek of Sterling, according to Virginia State Police. Vandegriek is described as a white male with white hair and blue eyes. He is approximately 6-feet, 2-inches tall and weighs about 195 pounds.


Residents voice approval for regional student support center

JEFFERSON COUNTY, W.Va. - On April 22, several parents, teachers and local residents attended Jefferson County School's Board of Education meeting to voice their approval of a regional student support center.


2 Men Claim to be from Detroit after Purse Snatching at West Virginia Walmart

BARBOURSVILLE, W.VA. – Three people were arrested on Sunday April 21st, 2019, after a purse snatching incident at a Walmart in Barboursville. Two men allegedly stole a purse from a woman outside of Walmart. A Cabell County Sheriff’s deputy who was in the vicinity at the time tried to stop them. He c


Woman who stole more than $1K at Carlisle Barracks hit with new embezzlement charge in West Virginia

A woman who pleaded guilty last year to stealing $1,053 from the Root Hall Café at Carlisle Barracks is now accused of embezzling even more money from a homeowner’s association where she was the treasurer.


W.Va. Division of Highways plans two resurfacing projects

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two road-resurfacing projects are planned in the coming weeks in Berkeley County, W.Va., the West Virginia Division of Highways announced Monday. • Resurfacing of W.Va. 45, also known as Apple Harvest Drive, near U.S. 11, New York Avenue and the entrance to the Lowe's home-impro


Martinsburg restaurant owner uses daughter's experience to help others

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Eating healthy always has been a priority for Mugs & Muffins Farm-to-Table Kitchen and Espresso Bar co-owner Heather Karopchinsky and her family. But that became even more important after her 7-year-old daughter, Olivia, was diagnosed with Lyme disease last summer.


Stuff for Teens for April 23

MARTINSBURG — The Berkeley Arts Council announces “Young Emerging Artists,” a juried art exhibit to showcase the creativity of the young artists in the region. The exhibit is open to students tenth grade through senior year of college, including public and private high school, community college, and


West Virginia Ranked Among Worst for Domestic Violence

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – The Women’s Resource Center said West Virginia is number 14 in the country when it comes to domestic violence homicides. The numbers average out to about two homicides across the state each month. Southern West Virginia alone has already had about half a dozen domestic violenc


Kylie Condon shatters three records in last week, pitching troupe battling for season marks

CHARLES TOWN – Although the Patriots found their first loss of the season heading into their final games of regulation play, the group is still making history and has a high chance of closing out the year with the Class AAA state title.